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AIDS Case Worker (#RS4222)
$18.83-$22.88 Hourly / $3,263.87-$3,965.87 Monthly / $39,166.40-$47,590.40 Yearly




DEFINITION

Under general supervision, conducts case management activities to assist HIV infected clients with access to needed services; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.

CLASS CHARACTERISTICS

An incumbent in this classification assists clients in obtaining HIV related services through the sponsorship of the HIV/AIDS Community Action Planning Group of San Joaquin County. Incumbents provide appropriate referrals and follow-up.

TYPICAL DUTIES

  • Completes intake forms and initial assessments for clients.
  • Obtains written signature for release of information to ensure improved coordination of health care services.
  • Provides education and support for HIV infected individuals and their families.
  • Participates in case conferencing activities with other AIDS case managers.
  • Provides HIV testing counseling services.
  • Assists with tracking and inventory for vendor services and client assistance items.
  • Acts as liaison among the client, hospital, family and community agencies including housing; interprets client needs and problems.
  • Maintains records, prepares reports and correspondence.
  • Meets with all case management staff and assists in conducting quality assurance activities and addresses continuity of care issues.
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    Education:  Successful completion of 30 semester units of social science or related work at an accredited college or university.
    Experience:  Two years of experience in provision of direct client services with diverse populations, including economically disadvantaged individuals and persons with a variety of lifestyles and ethnic backgrounds, one year of which must have been included as part of an interdisciplinary team.

    Substitution:  Additional-qualifying experience may be substituted for required education on a year-for-year basis.

    License:  Possession of a valid California's Driver's License.

    KNOWLEDGE

    Basic principles of human behavior; general case management principles and practices; cultural awareness; community organizations and resources; interviewing and counseling principles and techniques; basic principles and methods of HIV/AIDS prevention and transmission; basic fundamentals of the progression of AIDS disease; basic methods of interviewing.

    ABILITY

    Assess client needs and determine appropriate services; develop case management plans; counsel and instruct clients and their families; express self effectively orally and in writing; follow directions; work effectively, without being judgmental, with HIV positive persons and non-traditional lifestyles; establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, staff public agencies and officials; prepare and maintain appropriate records; play an active role in coordinating resources to meet the needs of clients.

    PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

    Mobility-Frequent operation of a computer, sitting for long periods of time and driving; occasional standing for long periods of time, walking, pushing/pulling, bending/squatting and stair climbing; Lifting-Occasional lifting 5 lbs. or less; Visual-Frequent use of overall vision, color perception, hand/eye coordination, use of depth perception, reading or close up work and use of field of vision/peripheral vision; Dexterity-Frequent holding, reaching, grasping and writing; Hearing/Talking-Frequent hearing of normal speech, hearing/talking on the telephone or radio, talking in person and talking on the telephone; occasional hearing of faint sounds and talking over the public address system; Emotional/Psychological Factors-Frequent public contact, decision-making and concentration; occasional exposure to emergency situations, trauma, grief, death, heights and hazardous materials; Environmental Conditions-Occasional exposure to noise, dirt, dust, smoke, fumes, poor ventilation, cold, heat, rain and hazardous materials; Special Requirements-Some assignments may require working alone, working weekends, nights, and/or occasional overtime.


    CLASS: RS4222; EST: 4/10/2002; REV: 12/18/2002;