Corrections Navigation Specialist
In this role, you will work closely with people living with HIV who have been recently or are currently incarcerated to ensure a seamless transition to/from HIV primary care upon release to the community and/or re-engagement into the corrections system. You will work with the Tennessee Departments of Health and Corrections to establish and maintain an effective system of corrections health navigation, including pre-release planning, facility and staff education, HIV counseling and testing and early intervention services in order to link essential medical care and community support services.
- Provide pre-release HIV/HCV linkage services for HIV/HCV positive inmates incarcerated in jail/prison.
- Maintain complete and accurate documentation of services provided in compliance with agency confidentiality and quality assurance standards, Ryan White program requirements and enter all required data into reporting system
- Establish and maintain relationships with current and potential correctional, community, medical and social services providers to increase continuity of care
- Coordinate and provide services that strengthen the capacity of individuals living with HIV exiting the correctional facility to achieve successful community reentry with a focus on addressing barriers to reentry and services that facilitate maintaining/achieving positive medical outcomes
- Provide education and resources at agency and program events as well as clinical screening sites
- Create and monitor individual client care plans to remove barriers to sustained HIV medical services
- Conduct comprehensive health/risk assessments for clients who reside in and exit the correctional facility; including readiness for care, service planning, monitoring, and follow up activities based on need for up to 6 months after initiation of corrections navigation services
- Works with internal team of care providers to identify and establish contact with key populations, correctional, medical and social services providers in the community to enhance system navigation for PLWH
- Conducts CTS in both clinical, outreach, and community settings;
- Work with Education team to achieve 10,000 HIV tests annually;
- Associate’s degree in Health and Human Services or related field
- Minimum of 2 years’ related experience coordinating and providing services directly to clients within a correctional setting
- Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and professionally and to cultivate and maintain positive working relationships with clients, families and co-workers
- Flexibility with regard to work hours
- Demonstrated familiarity with computers and MS Office software (Outlook, Word) and effective time management and organization skills
- Valid Tennessee Driver’s License, vehicle, and automobile liability insurance to facilitate local travel required for client/agency related business
- Must be able to pass prison and jail background check consisting of NCIC, TCIC, and FBI to enter facilities
- Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or other Human Services degree
- Demonstrate sound understanding of HIV and a strong grasp of community resources
(medical, mental health, and social service delivery systems) available to individuals living with HIV
- Knowledge of Ryan White programs
- Bilingual (English/Spanish)
Salary: Competitive non-profit compensation
Competitive Benefits Include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 403b, generous paid time off policy (27 – 37 days per year based on accruals and length of service); 12 paid holidays and more.
How to Apply
- Date Posted: June 17, 2021
- Type: Full-Time
- Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
- Service Area: Health (Physical, Mental)
- Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk