The Supportive Counseling Family Stabilization Program (SCG) provides supportive, clinical, and low-threshold case management services to 100 persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) and their families. The primary goal is to provide support, stability, and reduce stressors, to ensure that our clients have access to and successfully maintain their connection to primary health care. The program's core services include: 1.) weekly support groups to assist clients with developing ways of coping, reducing stress, building social and peer support, and relationship skills; 2.) individual supportive counseling on topics such as; HIV disclosure to partners and family members, harm reduction skills building, and treatment adherence; 3) family counseling on topics that include improving communication, developing and strengthening relationships, and increasing safer sex practices; and 4) low-threshold case management services to assist clients in reducing barriers to care, to coordinate care with other providers, and to access support services for immigrant clients. The main goal of SCF is to ensure that clients access and maintain connection with HIV primary care and necessary supportive services. To ensure that our clients reach their service plan goals our Counselors and Client Advocate/Peer Educator are available to accompany clients to their primary care and other service appointments. Interpretation services are provided on an as-needed basis.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The person filling this position is expected, under general supervision, to:
(1) provide individual and/or group counseling services to assist individuals and their families to achieve effective personal development and adjustment; and (2) counsel clients in dealing with such issues as: behavior, educational progress, family dynamics, mental and physical health, housing, personal finances, substance abuse, mental and/or physical trauma, etc.; including the following:
Minimum Education/Experience Required:
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CAMBA is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. All voice telephone numbers on this document may be reached by persons using TTD/TTY equipment via the New York State relay number 1-800-662-1220.