• Caseworkers

    Applications must be received by October 21, 2018.

    The San Luis Valley Area Health Education Center (SLV AHEC), a 40 year old nonprofit organization with its offices in Alamosa, is seeking caseworkers who are passionate about creating solutions to the existing opioid epidemic.

     

    The positions will be either part or full time - please indicate your preference in a cover letter. The application deadline is October 21, 2018; applications must be received by this date. The target start date is mid-November. Please apply by emailing your resume and cover letter to career@slvahec.org, or submitting at 300 Ross Avenue, Alamosa, CO 81101, or mailing to PO Box 1657 Alamosa, CO 81101.

     

    Duties will include:

    • Case workers will work directly with individuals who are suffering from or who are in recovery from opioid use disorder.

    • Will support the wellbeing of individuals in any stage of recovery and their families through a wide range of methodologies, including long-term case management.

    • Assist clients and their families creatively to access, and navigate resources and services, and provide additional long-term support.

    • Assist in developing peer support groups to be formed in communities that do not currently have them.

    • Will have an understanding of substance use/abuse and addictions, including the stages of recovery, and on HIPPA laws and other confidentiality requirements.

    • Assess where clients are in their stages of recovery and co-occurring challenges, beginning by interviewing the client.

    • Caseworkers will address client needs in all life aspects (including housing, employment, relationships, medical issues, mental health issues, disabilities, job skills, employment, mental health issues, transportation, and so on).

    • Work with clients in a completely nonjudgmental manner, moving through recovery stages based on clients’ timing, and remaining available to their clients, making active regular contact with clients, over a long-term period. The caseworkers will make efforts to follow up with clients after appointments.

    • Meet with clients and potential clients in community settings such as jails, needle exchange programs, hospitals, and homes.

    • Participate in community meetings to: build partnerships, identify needs of special populations and integrate those needs into programming, and discover unconsidered criteria and tools.

    • Document weekly client contacts, barriers, and additional needs. Create treatment plans that reflect needs and services/resources to meet those needs.

    • Meet regularly with Program Director in individual consultation sessions and group case discussions.

    • Attend and participate in trainings.

     

    The successful applicant will:

    • Have knowledge of addictions and substance use/abuse.

    • Preferably have past experience doing casework, and demonstrated ability to work with individuals and families in communities preferred.

    • Have interpersonal skills to effectively work with others.

    • Have transportation and the ability to travel.

    • Have good communication skills, both written and spoken, and preferably bilingual English and Spanish.

    • Preferably have health field knowledge.

    • Preferably have experience working in community outreach.

    • Preferably have an understanding of the San Luis Valley, including communities, people, its systems and cultures.

    • Possess basic computer skills, document notes, create treatment plans, and compose reports.

    • Have an understanding of confidentiality.

    • Be ethical.

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.