Agency: Chattanooga CARES (Council on AIDS, Resources, Education and Support)
Mission: Chattanooga CARES (Council on AIDS, Resources, Education and Support) was organized in 1986 and received its non-profit status in 1988. Overseen by a board of directors, the agency employs 19 staff members and uses more than 200 trained volunteers to provide resources to anyone affected by HIV/AIDS. The agency’s focus is on AIDS education, prevention, and support for all people affected by HIV in the Tennessee Valley. Chattanooga CARES strives to be the leader in providing resources for people in this area infected or affected by HIV and AIDS, while continuing its emphasis on prevention as the best tool for fighting HIV infection. Further information can be found on the agency’s website – www.chattanoogacares.org.
Job Title: Case Manager
Provide and assures the provision of a comprehensive, coordinated continuum of care which includes all essential health and social supports necessary to assist client to maintain health, safety, independence and well-being in the community. Primary responsibilities include: Coordinating services from various agency providers on behalf of the client. Completion of Client Services/patient intake assessment on new clients. Completion of comprehensive assessment of medical, psychosocial, and financial needs. Completion, in consultation with the client, of a comprehensive care plan, which includes goals, services to be linked with, and progress notes. Service implementation, including facilitation of entire service delivery process. Provide on-going monitoring of client’s situation to provide and ensure quality of care, helping the client to do all they possibly can for themselves. Follow up and reassessment to determine the appropriateness of services, correct level of care, and continued need for services. Management of confidential records. Monitoring of volunteers assigned to clients within caseload. Assistance in planning or staffing client’s retreats and other activities sponsored by the Client Services Department. Attend and participate in department, staff, and other agency meetings and/or fundraisers as requested. Assist the Client Services Manager as needed.
A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from a School of Social Work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education with at least one year of experience in supervised case management or human services setting; or a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field such as Sociology, Psychology, Counseling, or Nursing from an accredited university with two years minimum experience in a supervised case management or human services setting. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
- Knowledge and understanding of HIV Disease, its transmission, prevention, and
- progression in the body (medical issues).
- Knowledge of the psychosocial issues faced by those with HIV Disease and
- their caregivers.
- Experience in serving those with HIV Disease.
- Familiarity with entitlement programs and community services.
- Ability to work with diverse populations, and awareness of other cultures.
- Good written and oral communication skills.
- Possess excellent computer skills.
- Experience with comprehensive daily charting and monthly chart auditing
- Proficient in data entry on spreadsheet for reporting of unduplicated clients receiving case management units, health insurance referrals, HIV related medications and care, transportation, food, housing, and Ryan White supportive services as required by the Council for HIV/AIDS Care and Prevention agreement.
Compensation and Work Conditions:
This is a full-time position. Offices are located in Chattanooga with free parking. Compensation is based upon the education and experience level of the qualified candidate. Benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, holidays, vacation days and sick/personal leave.
Some evening and weekend work may be required.
All applicants must email their applications/resumes to: