Current Situations Vacant at Body Positive Inc.

Situations Vacant

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Health Navigator

Employment Type: Full-Time
Employer: Body Positive Inc.
Body Positive is a National organisation based in Auckland whose mission is to provide peer support and advocacy for HIV+ people in New Zealand.
  • A great opportunity to work in the HIV field providing service across New Zealand
  • Coordinate services for clients living with HIV and provide ongoing case management.
  • An exciting opportunity to develop our Health Navigation programme

Position Summary:

Health Navigators work with members of the community who are living with and at risk of HIV to identify their needs and aspirations, and then provide case management and co-ordinate referral access to health care and other support services. The focus of our case management is to ensure continued engagement in care of HIV.

The Health navigator is a reliable and stable resource and contact as a client moves through the health system and accesses support services. The navigator provides information and advocacy rather than treatment. Health navigators are especially important in addressing the first three steps of the HIV Care Continuum: diagnosis, linkage and retention in care. Case management provides a wraparound service to address challenges that clients may face which includes addiction, mental health, housing and food security. These are actioned through referrals and maintaining close relations with partner organisations is key.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Provide leadership in the implementation of navigation services in the agency
  • Provide case management, triage and intake assessments to clients
  • Provide leadership and guidance to the support team
  • Providing health navigation, including making referrals and ensuring ongoing linkage to health and social care
  • Collaborate with health and social providers to provide quality care and a seamless continuum of services
  • Participate in planning and implementation of new interventions;
  • Providing appropriate and accurate documentation in a timely manner
  • Attend staff and departmental meetings
  • Attend regular meetings will line manager and individual professional supervision
  • Attend continuing education seminars and stay abreast of emerging trends in supporting people living with HIV (eg Ageing).
  • Maintain Social worker registration.

Position Requirements:

  • Provisional or Registered Social Worker
  • Strong interpersonal communication and relationship building skills
  • Group work skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Strong ability to manage clinically and emotionally challenging situations with utmost professionalism, care and discretion
  • Understanding and ability to manage personal/professional boundaries
  • Work with clients and team to identify barriers to care and implement interventions to remove barriers to care.
  • Assist with medication adherence and monitoring
  • Timely linkage of clients to care. Ability to work harmoniously with diverse groups of individuals and communities living with HIV - specifically men who have sex with men and transgender people
  • Fluency in English
  • Ability to provide precise, well-written documentation
  • Experience providing HIV education, testing and counselling.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as work effectively independently - self motivated
  • Knowledge of a broad range of health and social service providers
  • Demonstrated computer skills (Microsoft Outlook and Word)
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritise assigned duties
  • Ability to work independently and in small groups
  • Experience working in an ethnically, culturally, and racially diverse environment preferred
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work within a team-based environment
  • Ability to prioritise work effectively, meet deadlines and manage changing and conflicting demands
  • Strong interest in HIV and health
  • Maintain accurate, timely records as required
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Full and current driver's license
  • Support the agency to meet its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi
Body Positive is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from persons living with HIV/AIDS and persons with culturally diverse backgrounds.

Applications:

Application closing date, 5pm Monday 5th August 2019

To apply, please email a C.V. and cover letter (in PDF or Word format) to Mark Fisher mark@bodypositive.org.nz

Alternatively, apply for the position via seek.co.nz
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