Comunilife Inc., a multi-service, non-profit organization founded in 1989, offers a continuum of residential programs for adults with HIV/AIDS and/or serious mental illness, a licensed mental health clinic and other programs in NYC. Our mission is to improve the quality of life and create a healthier tomorrow for New Yorkers with special needs in the Hispanic and broader communities.
The Case Manager provides services for adults living with HIV/AIDS, who reside in our 60-bed, HASA-funded permanent congregate facility. Responsibilities include completing comprehensive assessments and all required documentation, developing service plans and conducting at least weekly face-to-face visits with residents. The Case Manager develops a supportive relationship with clients, assists them in attaining their goals, ensures that clients pay rent and other bills, and links clients to community-based medical, mental health, and substance abuse treatment programs and all needed services.
We are looking for a caring, supportive, organized and dependable case manager who finds it rewarding to work with clients with HIV/AIDS, many of whom have co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders. A team player who collaborates with clients, staff and community providers; the case manager should also possess excellent verbal, written and active listening communication skills and a flexible schedule.
Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Human Services, related field.
Since its founding in 1989, Comunilife has grown into one of NYC’s best-respected community-based health and housing service providers. Each year, our rich continuum of care supports the needs of more than 3,500 low-income and vulnerable New Yorkers.
Comunilife owns or manages 1,639 units of supported transitional and permanent housing for homeless adults struggling with HIV/AIDS, serious ment...al and behavioral health issues, and other chronic medical conditions. We operate a full-service, Latino-centered, South Bronx-based mental health clinic – the Vida Guidance Center – that provides more than 23,000 outpatient visits a year. Life Is Precious™, our unique suicide prevention program for Latina girls, is nationally recognized for effectively addressing the needs of the highest-risk group of teenagers in the country. Our Social and Medical Respite program arranges short-term supportive housing for recently discharged hospital patients who lack appropriate housing in which to recuperate.
All Comunilife activities are tailored to reflect the program participants’ perspectives, needs and strengths; our programs are guided by community-defined best practices. Our signature training program – the Multicultural Relational Approach for Diverse Populations – equips our staff to incorporate clients’ cultural and personal perspectives into their overall approach to care. Because of our clear respect for understanding – and desire to work in partnership with – those whom we serve, we successfully engage some of the most marginalized and hardest-to-reach people in the city.
Thanks to our efforts, hundreds of chronically homeless New Yorkers move out of the City shelter system into stable, permanent housing, each year. Latina adolescents, who are at high risk for attempting suicide find hope, fortitude, and the renewed desire to survive and succeed. Older adults learn to better understand and manage complex, interrelated psychiatric and physical health challenges. Lastly, organizations across the nation have the chance to learn about practices that can promote similarly impressive outcomes within their communities.