Case Manager at Aid for Community Sustainable Development (ACSD)

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  • Umuahia, Abia, Aid for Community Sustainable Development (ACSD) View on Map
  • Post Date : January 19, 2024
  • Apply Before : January 26, 2024
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  • Job ID 42501
  • Experience See Job Description
  • Gender Male or Famele
  • Qualifications See Job Description

Job Description

Aid for Community Sustainable Development (ACSD) is a Nigerian non-governmental organization, that has evolved from its initial vision into the dream organization it is today. The organization has worked in various areas, including gender and women’s empowerment, economic empowerment for girls and youth, education, good governance, and health-related initiatives such as Universal Health Coverage, HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria prevention and treatment, Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) support, Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) services, nutrition, preventing/controlling poverty-related diseases, food security, and environmental sustainability.

Aid for Community Sustainable Development Foundation is actively engaged in a significant partnership with Caritas Nigeria, serving as a sub-recipient for the PEPFAR/CDC ACCESS HIV Project in Abia State, Nigeria. This collaboration underscores ACSD’s commitment to playing a vital role in addressing critical health issues, particularly the prevention and control of HIV/AIDS. By partnering with Caritas Nigeria, the foundation expands its reach and impact, contributing to the broader National and International efforts to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Case Manager

Location: Umuahia, Abia

Job Summary

  • Under the direct supervision of the ART Nurse, S/he supports the CBO Nurse to coordinate the care of individuals living with HIV/AIDS through the provision of a range of client-centered services to identify, link clients with health care, psychosocial, substance abuse, and other community services.
  • S/he coordinates and follows-up with the client regarding medical treatment to ensure timely delivery of services, coordinated and continuity of care. Work with the facility ART Health care team to establish and strengthen adherence, retention and viral suppression structures at the community levels for improved quality of patient care.
  • Support surveillance related activities, collaborate with the facility treatment teams to decentralize care and support services in the communities.

Key Areas of Accountability

  • Provide effective support in the following regards:
  • Works closely with the team in providing clients with HIV/AIDS or at risk for HIV/AIDS, education, resource referrals, follow-up, home visits and support.
  • Provide individual casework, case management for clients identified by the CBO to include assessment, development of individual care plan, coordination of services and monitoring.
  • Participate in development of case management program and implementation of new processes/workflows.
  • Provide case management services to own panel of clients.
  • Provides support and is familiar with clinic procedures such as scheduling of appointments, adherence interventions, retention services, viral load sample collection and a variety of services aimed at supporting the client to achieve the UNAIDS 95,95,95 goal.
  • Working closely with the care team, organize all necessary outreach and health education events, including assisting with planning and hosting of events.
  • Provide regular data entry and maintenance of electronic medical records, and other health databases
  • Attends all necessary continuing education/training as needed.
  • Maintains awareness of community resources and is informed of issues affecting the community served.
  • Creates and maintains positive relationships on behalf of the ACCESS project with community agencies, community members, and its leaders.
  • Keeps track of all individual patient and community contracts.
  • Submits monthly report of patients served and community contacts to Program Manager.
  • Completes all necessary paperwork using prescribed GON and CCFN documentation tools.
  • Attend mandatory monthly review meetings and send periodic reports
  • Participate in CCFN/ACCESS project mandatory trainings.
  • Assist in other related duties as assigned by the Program Manager.

Reporting & Supervision:

  • The position reports to the CBO ART Nurse, the CBO Program Manager with a dotted line reporting relationship to the CCFN ACCESS project Prevention Backstop with oversite function for CBO.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • Minimum of tertiary education/OND certificate in a relevant social science, public health or a related field.
  • 1-2 years of experience in HIV case management.
  • Requisite training in HIV/AIDS Care and management.
  • Possess strategic and analytical skills with ability to solve problems and make decisions.
  • Capable of managing multiple tasks and priorities and can work effectively under pressure.
  • Will be required to have regular interaction with a broad base of stakeholders including facility staff and management, community, patients, donors and other implementing partners.
  • Good organizational, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have basic to intermediate computer software skills with emphasis on use of MS Word, Access, Excel and Power point.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • The Responsibilities (Above) are not intended to be all-inclusive. The employee will also perform other related tasks as required and will be responsible for reporting and communicating progress and achievement of the specific assigned tasks.

Key working relationships:
Internal:

  • Management & staff of assigned CBO.

External:

  • Prevention Care & Support State Team, State Team Lead, State Prevention & HTS Coordinating Unit, SMOH and other Relevant Bodies.

Disclaimer

  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Application Closing Date
26th January, 2024.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications (in MS Word or PDF) to: a4csd2021@gmail.com using the job title as the subject of the mail.

Note

  • All documents should be in MS Word or PDF format.
  • Applicant should attach their cover letter and CV as a single document.
  • The subject should be the applicant’s name and the position applying for in bracket. Eg, Uduma Nkechi (ART Nurse)
  • All documents should be in a single MS Word or PDF format.
  • All applications must be sent via e-mail. No surface mails or telephone calls will be entertained.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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