HIV Linkage Navigator-Sr. Social Worker, Barren River District Health Department, based in Warren County, Ky.

HIV Linkage Navigator-Sr. Social Worker

There is an opening for a Senior Social Worker Grade 17 to work at Barren River District Health Department as a HIV Linkage Navigator. This position will be based in Warren County, but will serve the eight Barren River District counties (Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Simpson and Warren).  The minimum hourly rate is $13.81.  The minimum requirements is a bachelor’s degree with a major in social work, psychology or sociology and one (1) year of experience in professional social work that includes patient assessment and case management.  This position will provide counseling, referral and consultative services to persons infected with HIV and to provide effective utilization of medical services by addressing the general health and welfare factors that contribute to recovery; assess the psychosocial needs in patient care; link each HIV positive individual to medical treat and if requested, case management.  Duties will include performing social service screenings to include interviewing, problem assessment, and determination of service needs; providing information and referral services for clients regarding physical and mental health, child and adult abuse and welfare resources; providing health related information/education to individuals as needed; documenting client contacts and services provided in the patient’s record; compiling and providing social service statistics; and travelling to clients’ homes or other offsite location to provide services.  Other duties as assigned.  Travel will be required to other counties as needed, after orientation and training is complete. You must have reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license. The successful applicant will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test and background check. Applications may be picked up at any Barren River District Health Department or atwww.barrenriverhealth.org/. Return completed application to: Human Resources Director, P.O. Box 1157, Bowling Green, KY 42102 by COB on August 18, 2017. EOE.

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