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POST DATE 8/12/2016
END DATE 12/2/2016

The University of Chicago Campus - Hyde Park, IL

Campus - Hyde Park, IL
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Pediatric AIDS Chicago Prevention Initiative (PACPI) Perinatal Enhanced Case Manager (PECM) provides client-centered counseling for adolescents, women, and children and must have a good understanding and background in maternal child health, substance abuse care and treatment, HIV care systems, homelessness and public aid systems, and the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).

Case managers must also possess or develop an understanding of HIV transmission, prevention, and treatment. Case manager are responsible for setting boundaries and goals with all of the women engaged in care. The PECM identifies HIV+ pregnant women in the Chicago area and links them to prenatal care and helps to remove barriers to treatment and care for their high risk children and their families for the sole purpose of preventing infants from becoming HIV infected. The PECM conducts initial assessment of basic needs, psychosocial needs, medical needs, and identify linkages and referrals needed, maintain daily contact with participants and their children to support adherence to care, perform home visits to the pregnant woman to ensure her home is safe and appropriate for young children, provide one-on-one care for her and her children, provide referrals to substance abuse treatment, ensure health insurance coverage, assist and/or arrange transportation, assist in obtaining food and housing, assist in arranging daycare, assist with paperwork and documentation as necessary, assist young mothers (ages 13-21) in preventing their children from becoming a part of the DCFS system, work with DCFS to prevent at-risk youth from entering the system and developing relationships with community providers as well as program participants.

PECMs provide intensive services to women and children in low income and high risk communities in Chicago and must be available as necessary 24/7 for all PACPI clients by PACPI provided cell phone, must have personal car to make home visits and provide client transportation as necessary, must carry 24/7 Perinatal Hotline pager 3-4 times per year.

PECMs are each assigned to a geographic area in Chicago that is defined by the PACPI program. Geography for this position is Kane County south of I-90 to the north, DeKalb, Kane and Will counties (inclusive) in the west, Kankakee county to the south, Illinois border and Cook County lines to the north and Cook County line to the east.

PECM must have a vehicle for local travel and will be reimbursed for documented mileage. PECMs are responsible for documentation of all levels of contacts including travel for both PACPI and AIDs Foundation Chicago (AFC) and are expected to be accountable for their whereabouts by phone, e-mail, case outcomes, time/ space management in and out of the office and the development and completion of forms. PECMs are required to complete documentation of case management encounters, referrals, goals and plans in the designated database (currently Provide). The PECM must attend an AFC case management trainings, PACPI meetings and Case Management team meetings.

Please note that this position requires a vehicle for 80% local travel.

This a grant funded position that is wholly funded by contractual grant funding which is renewed under provisions set by the grantor of the contract. Employment is contingent upon the continued receipt of these grant funds.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process may contact Human Resources by calling 773-834-1841 or by emailing with their request.

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