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Friends for Life Job Openings

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 FOR IMMEDIATE POSTING: JOB TITLE: Substance-Using Women’s   Action Team(SWAT) Team Navigator
EXEMPT: Non-Exempt
DEPARTMENT: Wellness Program
STATUS: Full-time
REPORTS TO: Director of Wellness Programs

Position Overview

The Friends For Life SWAT Team Navigator will serve as a primary person of contact to provide referrals and linkages between African American, Hispanic/Latina, and other racial/ethnic minority women (ages 18 years and older), including heterosexual, lesbian, bisexual, and previously incarcerated women, as well as these women’s significant others, who have substance use or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders, and are living with or at risk for HIV/AID seeking services at Friends For Life to intensive outpatient alcohol and drug treatment services. This position will also be responsible for providing HCV and HIV testing and linkages to the appropriate medical care, as needed.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES.

Recruit, screen, and link women seeking services at Friends For Life to intensive outpatient alcohol and drug treatment services. Directly interacts with and provides support for identified participants. Coordinate HCV and HIV rapid testing for identified participants and their partners. Provide risk reduction counseling and evidence based interventions, including, but not limited to, SISTA, Sister to Sister, and CLEAR. Establish a trusting relationship with identified participants. Act as an information resource to identified participants. Act as a liaison between Choices, Friends For Life, and Serenity Recovery Centers, as well as other community partners as identified. Maintain accurate, up-to-date written records of all client contracts. Maintain all client related information under strict confidentiality. Attends regular staff meetings. Maintain all files in accordance with funding source and agency standards. Provide accurate, complete and timely data entry and reporting of all relevant program and consumer data into CAREWare, HMIS, Evaluweb and/or other reporting systems as requested by supervisor. Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

High school diploma with some office and business emphasis, or possess demonstrated experience in a similar manner. Database development and management required. Must have IT problem solving skills. Must have experience with Microsoft Word. Two years’ experience working with persons with HIV/AIDS preferred. Must have a valid State Driver’s License, provide proof of automobile insurance coverage to employer at all times and have an automobile to be used daily to perform job duties. Subject to background check and/or Urinary drug screen. Regular and predictable attendance is necessary. Maintain confidential information and adhere to all policies and procedures regarding Protected Health Information (PHI).

Other Skills/Abilities

The ability to work well in a fast pace environment.

Physical Demands

Extended periods of standing and sitting. The ability to lift 20 -25 lbs as needed.

Contact Information and Procedure: Mail, fax or e-mail application and resume along with a cover letter highlighting in detail skills and experience. Applications can be obtained at the FFL office or http://www.friendsforlifecorp.org/employment/

Email applications (Friends for Life Employment Application) in Word or PDF only. Candidates will be selected for interviews on the basis of materials provided. Not all candidates will necessarily receive an interview. No telephone calls please.

Deadline for applications is: OPEN UNTIL FILLED, but priority will be given to those applications received by October 11, 2013.

Send application materials to:

Email: gina.fortner@friendsforlifecorp.org

Mail: Human Resources

Friends For Life, 43 N. Cleveland St., Memphis, TN 38104

Fax: 901-272-7458

*Position contingent upon continued grant funding- EEO/AA

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 FOR IMMEDIATE POSTING: JOB TITLE:   Aloysius New Beginnings (ANB) Supportive Housing Program Residential   Assistant STATUS: Part Time
REPORTS TO: Aloysius New   Beginnings Supportive Housing Program Manager DEPARTMENT: Housing

 

The Aloysius New Beginnings (ANB) Supportive Housing Program Residential Assistant will provide daily on site monitoring of the facility to insure the safety and security of the tenants and the facility.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Observes and monitors tenants, tenant behaviors, activities and changes in mental, physical conditions. Reports to Program Manager and Case Manager any notable changes or concerning matters. Participates in general cleaning of office and common areas. Carry out responsibilities pertaining to the efficient operation of the facility, including all events, activities, utilizing safety management, emergency procedures and non –violent crisis intervention. Monitors safety and security of environment. Reports safety and security issues to Program Manager. Manage crisis and emergency situations involving residents. Assist with inventory and general maintenance of supplies, facilities and equipment. Answers telephones. Informs Program Manager of tenant and facility needs and concerns. Interact appropriately with any and all visitors, family members, and care providers of tenants. Interact with tenants in a confidential, therapeutic, and responsible manner maintaining a high level of ethical conduct. Attend meetings as appropriate and meet regularly with supervisor and peers to exchange pertinent information and to receive supervision.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Regular and predictable attendance is necessary. Maintain confidential information and adhere to all policies and procedures regarding Protected Health Information (PHI).

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Must have high school diploma or equivalency with preference for also having two years of paid, voluntary or family behavior health experience OR Associate degree. Must have knowledge of HIV/AIDS.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret human service periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports and business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Fluency in English.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Have the ability to perform basic math procedures such as addition and subtraction, multiplication, division and percentage calculation.

REASONING ABILITY: Employee must have the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Must have a valid State Driver’s License, provide proof of automobile insurance coverage to employer at all times and have an automobile to be used daily to perform job duties.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Remaining in the seated position. Picking, pinching, or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling. Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word to impart oral information to clients or to the public and to convey detailed spoken. Providing instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly. Frequently lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Extended periods of computer use. Sit for long periods of time at a computer. Repeat the same movements. Use their hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee travels by automobile and is exposed to changing weather conditions. Must be sensitive to the culturally and racially diverse nature of clients and visitors to FFL. Must be able to interact with everyone in a friendly, helpful manner. The ability to work well in a fast pace environment. The ability and desire to work in a team environment.

OSHA CATEGORY: This position performs tasks that may involve exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues. Training will be provided per Standard Operating Procedure for your area of operation. All FFL employees are offered the opportunity to receive the Hepatitis B vaccination series.

Contact Information and Procedure: Mail, fax or e-mail application and resume along with a cover letter highlighting in detail skills and experience. Applications can be obtained at the FFL office or http://www.friendsforlifecorp.org/employment/

Email applications (Friends for Life Employment Application) in Word or PDF only. Candidates will be selected for interviews on the basis of materials provided. Not all candidates will necessarily receive an interview. No telephone calls please.

Deadline for applications is: OPEN UNTIL FILLED, but priority will be given to those applications received by October 11, 2013.

Send application materials to:

Email: gina.fortner@friendsforlifecorp.org

Mail: Human Resources

Friends For Life, 43 N. Cleveland St., Memphis, TN 38104

Fax: 901-272-7458

*Position contingent upon continued grant funding- EEO/AA

 

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Friends for Life Job Openings

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 Advocacy Academy Coordinator 1-15-2013 

Position Overview

The Friends For Life Corporation Advocacy Academy Coordinator will coordinate the delivery of a regional HIV/AIDS advocacy network.  This project will include persons living with HIV/AIDS seeking to educate Memphis and Shelby County elected officials, policy makers and community members including leaders of the faith community about HIV/AIDS and the various needs that characterize people about the disease.

 

TBRA Housing Case Manager 1-15-2013

Position Overview

The Friends For Life Corporation Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) Case manager will be responsible for assisting eligible clients of the agency obtain and maintain appropriate and affordable housing in Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas.

 

Contact Information and Procedure:
Mail, fax or e-mail Employment Applicationand resume along with a cover letter highlighting in detail skills and experience. Applications can be obtained at the FFL office or www.friendsforlifecorp.org/employment/

Email applications in Word or PDF only. Candidates will be selected for interviews on the basis of materials provided.  Not all candidates will necessarily receive an interview.  No telephone calls please.

Deadline for applications is:  OPEN UNTIL FILLED, but priority will be given to those applications received by January 22, 2013.

Send application materials to:

Email:  gina.fortner@friendsforlifecorp.org

Mail:     Human Resources

Friends For Life, 43 N. Cleveland St., Memphis, TN 38104

Fax:       901-272-7458

*Position contingent upon continued grant funding- EEO/AA

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Job Opening @ Friends for Life

FOR IMMEDIATE POSTING:

Job Title: Advocacy Academy Coordinator Job Classification: FT/Exempt
Department: Wellness Program Reports To: Director of Wellness Program

Position Overview

The Friends For Life Corporation Advocacy Academy Coordinator will coordinate the delivery of a regional HIV/AIDS advocacy network.  This project will include persons living with HIV/AIDS seeking to educate Memphis and Shelby County elected officials, policy makers and community members including leaders of the faith community about HIV/AIDS and the various needs that characterize people about the disease. 

 

Essential Job Functions

Plan, coordinate and implement activities of the Advocacy Academy in accordance with work plans developed and approved by the Director of Wellness Program.  Monitoring and evaluate the functions of the Advocacy Academy.  Market all components of the Advocacy Academy to potential participants and community partners. Assist in the recruitment process.  Attend local council meetings. Prepare reporting when necessary.  Alert the Director of Wellness Program when state legislation is proposed that would benefit or detract from the Advocacy Academy’s goals. Create and accept opportunities to increase awareness of the Advocacy Academy. Communicate effectively with facilitators, public officials, policy makers, funding entities and leaders of the faith based community.  Work in conjunction with the Wellness Program.  Maintain data in CareWare.  Ensure monthly schedule of all activities.

Non-essential Job Functions

Maintain educational material.  Organize meetings.

Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree preferred in public policy, public health, or social work or equivalent work experience. Experience coordinating coalitions or working groups seeking to impact public policy; experience with health policy, health care issues and the health care delivery system is a plus.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to write clearly and effectively for a wide range of audiences, to speak before groups and with legislators, members of the press and the public.  Outstanding organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize and manage various complex projects simultaneously.  Ability to interact effectively with a broad range of people.  Commitment to social justice in general.  Excellent communication skills.

Other Skills/Abilities

The ability to work well in a fast pace and growing environment.  Regular and predictable attendance is necessary. Maintain confidential information and adhere to all policies and procedures regarding Protected Health Information(PHI) 

Physical Demands

Extended periods of sitting and walking.  Ability to life and carry 20-25 lbs.  Ability to climb stairs.

Contact Information and Procedure:
Mail, fax or e-mail application and resume along with a cover letter highlighting in detail skills and experience. Applications can be obtained at the FFL office or www.friendsforlifecorp.org/employment

Email applications in Word or PDF only. Candidates will be selected for interviews on the basis of materials provided.  Not all candidates will necessarily receive an interview.  No telephone calls please. 

Deadline for applications is:  OPEN UNTIL FILLED, but priority will be given to those applications received by Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 4pm.

Send application materials to: 

Email:  gina.fortner@friendsforlifecorp.org

Mail:   Human Resources

          Friends For Life, 43 N. Cleveland St., Memphis, TN 38104

Fax:    901-272-7458                                      

*Position contingent upon continued grant funding- EEO/AA

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