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Community Advocacy and Mentorship Program’s (CAMP) Life Skills Retreat

2018 Life Skills Application

WHAT IS THIS? The Pediatric AIDS Coalition (PAC) at UCLA puts on a Life Skills Retreat for

students around the country to participate in a weekend long event that is catered to

provide a space for young adults to grow and learn new skills that will help them in all

aspects of their life. This retreat is coordinated and ran by current UCLA students who are

apart of CAMP. We will also have at least one therapist during the weekend where students

can schedule a one-on-one time if they would like. The goal of this retreat is to address

every aspect of the student’s life now and their future endeavors. This includes but is not

limited to; mental/physical health, money management, college applications, preparing for

job interviews, grants/scholarships, HIV 101 and more.

EXPECTATIONS: CAMP’s Life Skills retreat is designed so that students not only have a fun

weekend but also have the opportunity to gain knowledge and advice on the many

challenges students will face as they become a young adult. We are going to have a blast,

but we are also going to have some very serious moments.

CAMP has set forth expectations to ensure the safety and well-being of the student, which

will allow them to get the most of Life Skills as possible. We expect everyone to respect the

privacy of the cabins, use proper language, and treat everyone with respect. The use or

possession of weapons, drugs, or alcohol are strictly prohibited at all times. Individual and

group activities will provide a time for introspection and personal growth. This is a time for

the students to focus on themselves.

WHERE: Pali Mountain Retreat Center in Running California

30778 Highway 18,

Running Springs,

CA 92382

WHEN: Morning of February 18 to mid-day of the 20th

HOW? FILL OUT THIS INVITATION AND SEND IT BACK to pac.family.ucla@gmail.com

and you may be eligible to attend this retreat!

Please fill out the entirety of this form. Attached to this packet is a SURVEY, 3 WAIVERS

(MEDIA WAIVER, LIFE SKILLS WAIVER, ANGEL FLIGHT WAIVER), AND ANGEL FLIGHT

INFORMATION.

*To send this document back, you can open it up as a word document and then write it in

and send the updated one. Or you can send all of the information in an email.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

If you have any questions, regarding the waivers or the retreat, please feel free to reach out

to any of the following people on PAC.

Director of Family Relations: Sarah Denison-Johnston

Email: pac.family.ucla@gmail.com

Phone: (510) 847-1881

Co-Director of Life Skills Retreat: Marcela

 

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT – Social Worker, HIV/AIDS Initiative and Disabled Program, Los Angeles, CA Actors Fund

Job posting Social Worker HIVAIDS Initiative and Disabled Program

 

The Actors Fund, a nationwide human services organization that helps all professionals in performing arts and entertainment, seeks a clinical Social Worker for The HIV/AIDS Initiative and Disabled Program to develop and coordinate individual treatment plans with the goal of providing support, information and resources that assist people in stabilizing their lives and managing a chronic condition.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Social Worker will provide direct services including intake, assessment, and intensive case management to HIV/AIDS and Disabled clients and their families. The Social Worker will facilitate psychoeducation and support, either in individual, group or seminar settings. The Social Worker will utilize a wellness model in working with clients to affect positive change in all aspects of their lives.

REQUIREMENTS

To interview for this position, you must have a Master of Social Work degree, LCSW preferred. We are ideally looking for someone with 2 years’ experience working with Disability and/or HIV/AIDS related issues and concerns. Experience in working with addiction and dual diagnosis as well as experience working with seniors and aging in place is helpful.

Other helpful attributes:

 Demonstrates strong clinical and engagement skills.

 Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with staff and other agencies.

 Ability to be self-motivated.

 Understanding of Public and Private Benefits.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Local travel for client visits is mandatory, so a valid, unrevoked, California driver’s license and access to a dependable vehicle are required.

 Availability to assist in agency-wide outreach to the entertainment community to provide information about Actors Fund services.

 May be required to work an adjusted schedule, which may include additional weekday evening or weekend hours.

ABOUT THIS POSITION

This is a full-time salaried position based in The Actors Fund’s Western Region offices in Los Angeles. The Actors Fund offers a competitive salary, as well as a comprehensive benefits package, including: choice of multiple health and dental plan options, voluntary vision, flex and dependent care plans, employer-paid life and long-term disability insurance, supplemental life and disability, 401(k) plan with generous employer match, tuition reimbursement, and generous paid time off.

TO APPLY

Apply online at http://www.actorsfund.org/about-us/career-opportunities . A complete application will include a resume, cover letter and salary requirements.

ABOUT THE ACTORS FUND

The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that fosters stability and resiliency, and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan. Through offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, The Fund serves everyone in film, theatre, television, music, opera, radio and dance with programs including social services and emergency financial assistance, health care and insurance counseling, housing, and secondary employment and training services.

For more about The Actors Fund, please visit: http://www.actorsfund.org.

The Actors Fund is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

 

HIV Mental Health Task Force Meeting 01/10/18, Actors Fund 9:30am-11:30am

MHTF agenda 01-10-18 Please join us for our monthly HMHTF meeting hosted by The Actors Fund Wednesday 01/10/18  from 9:30am-11:30am.

Please check in with the front desk person at the Actors Fund. The front desk person will direct folks to the appropriate meeting room as they arrive. Looking forward to seeing everyone.

ACTORS FUND
5757 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90036

 

Parking Validation Flyer Final

The Actors Fund will be able to validate parking for the following location: S.C. Prestige Parking: 5657 Wilshire Boulevard. Lot entrance is on Hauser, on the west side of the street, ½ block North from the corner of Wilshire. (Building entry/exit is located directly next door to Black Dog Café.) This is valet parking. We have arranged this service with the parking office and NO TIPPING IS NECESSARY.

Important Note About Parking: While they do validate as indicated above there are some people that choose to park at metered street parking in the area. If you choose street parking over these lots, please read all parking signs carefully, as restrictions apply. Most importantly, DO NOT PARK ALONG WILSHIRE BOULEVARD between the hours of 7-9am and 4-7pm (Monday – Friday) or your car will be ticketed and towed. This applies even if you are parked at a meter.

HIV Mental Health Task Force Meeting 12/13/17, Actors Fund 9:30am-11:30am

MHTF agenda 12-13-17 Please join us for our monthly HMHTF meeting hosted by The Actors Fund Wednesday 12/13/17 from 9:30am-11:30am.

Please note we’ve had to switch rooms for the December  HIV MH Task Force meeting.  We’re going to be in a different part of the office.  The front desk person will direct folks to the appropriate meeting room as they arrive. Looking forward to seeing everyone.

ACTORS FUND
5757 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

 

Parking Validation Flyer Final

The Actors Fund will be able to validate parking for the following location: S.C. Prestige Parking: 5657 Wilshire Boulevard. Lot entrance is on Hauser, on the west side of the street, ½ block North from the corner of Wilshire. (Building entry/exit is located directly next door to Black Dog Café.) This is valet parking. We have arranged this service with the parking office and NO TIPPING IS NECESSARY.

Important Note About Parking: While they do validate as indicated above there are some people that choose to park at metered street parking in the area. If you choose street parking over these lots, please read all parking signs carefully, as restrictions apply. Most importantly, DO NOT PARK ALONG WILSHIRE BOULEVARD between the hours of 7-9am and 4-7pm (Monday – Friday) or your car will be ticketed and towed. This applies even if you are parked at a meter.

 

HIV Mental Health Task Force Meeting 11/08/17, Actors Fund

Please join us for our monthly HMHTF meeting MHTF agenda 11-08-17 hosted by The Actors Fund Wednesday 11/08/17 from 9:30am-11:30am.

Inner City Law Center will be providing an in-service on housing law and public benefits.

ACTORS FUND
5757 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

  • parking validation flyer HERE

The Actors Fund will be able to validate parking for the following location: S.C. Prestige Parking: 5657 Wilshire Boulevard. Lot entrance is on Hauser, on the west side of the street, ½ block North from the corner of Wilshire. (Building entry/exit is located directly next door to Black Dog Café.) This is valet parking. We have arranged this service with the parking office and NO TIPPING IS NECESSARY.

Important Note About Parking: While they do validate as indicated above there are some people that choose to park at metered street parking in the area. If you choose street parking over these lots, please read all parking signs carefully, as restrictions apply. Most importantly, DO NOT PARK ALONG WILSHIRE BOULEVARD between the hours of 7-9am and 4-7pm (Monday – Friday) or your car will be ticketed and towed. This applies even if you are parked at a meter.

 

National Report Latinos Over 50 Living with HIV

“The Latino Commission on AIDS, in partnership with the

Hispanic Health Network, is committed to promoting culturally

responsive, rigorous research designed to influence policy and

practice. Drawing on 27 years of experience in the field, we are

working to elucidate the varied factors that affect the health of

Hispanics/Latinos in the United States and U.S. territories, with

special attention to the ongoing scourge of HIV/AIDS. Through

research as well as social programs, the Commission is dedicated to

reducing new HIV infections, unravelling the social determinants

of health and identifying the unmet needs of Latinos living with

HIV infection”

Full Report in Spanish and English: olvidados-older-latinos-hiv-2017

07/12/17 HIV MHTF meeting reminder & agenda

The regular monthly HIV Mental Health Task Force (HIV MHTF) meeting is on Wednesday, 07/12/17 from 9:30am to 11:30am.

Here is the agenda: HIV TASK FORCE AGENDA-JUL 2017

  • Location:  The Village [1125 N. McCadden Pl Los Angeles, CA 90038] Rm. 139
  • Parking: free parking in lots across the street
  • Public transportation: 4, 156, 704, DASH Hwd

F/T Bilingual (English/Spanish) Patient Care Manager Position Available In MCC program in East Los Angeles

For more information, please contact Alonso Bautista, MA, MFTI at 323-869-5408 or visit http://www.AltaMed,org and search job openings utilizing the job title listed below and apply directly online:

Job Title: Case Manager III – HIV Services

Under the general supervision of the Mental Health Supervisor, the Case Manager III will be responsible for functions related to the Home-Based Case Management/Medi-Cal Waiver Program (HBCM/MCWP) or the Medical Care Coordination (MCC) program. This position will work as part of the interdisciplinary team in a primary medical care facility for persons living with HIV and AIDS. The scope of duties include but are not limited to: conduct psychosocial assessments and re-assessments of the patients enrolled in the HBCM/MCWP or MCC programs, provide social and community referrals to assist patient with accessing psychosocial services provide emotional/mental health crisis interventions, participate in case presentation with the RN Case Manager (RNCM) involved in care of patient conduct emergency referrals, document promptly and assist clients with advocacy and education about HIV and AIDS. For LCSW, clinical duties may be assigned which will include short-term therapy, crisis intervention, and other evidenced-based practices.

 

Responsibilities:

  1. Conducts initial comprehensive psychosocial assessments of new patients and periodic reassessment as indicated by contract protocols and any changes in client’s medical, mental and/or emotional status.
  2. Works closely with the RNCM and others from the comprehensive medical team to develop and implement comprehensive quality care plans.
  3. Provides appropriate referrals; acts as a liaison and advocate for client with other agencies, facilitation access to public assistance programs and other AIDS organizations, medical needs, mental health services, housing, and any other care plans.
  4. Provide crisis interventions and/or other interventions within the scope of practice. Assesses clients for indicators of any acute and/or ongoing psychological distress and/or substance abuse.
  5. For LCSW, provide age-appropriate and culturally sensitive counseling and individual/family treatment as well as assistance in family life crisis situations.
  6. Attend and participate in program meetings, including weekly multidisciplinary team meetings. Consultation and ongoing communication with the other members of the multi-disciplinary team about the client and result of evaluation and interventions.
  7. Provide counseling/education to client and his/her family
  8. Prepare, organize and maintain client’s chart.
  9. Keep track of changes on state forms and consents.
  10. Maintains and completes accurate and timely documentation.
  11. Maintains a case load of 40 patients(HBCM/MCWP program only).
  12. Keeps abreast of latest medical information regarding HIV and AIDS.
  13. Attend weekly clinical supervision (group and individual) in accordance with regulatory board requirements.
  14. Provide coaching and mentoring to Case Managers I & II as needed.
  15. Perform other related duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  1. Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology or Social Work required; licensed-eligible (clinical supervision provided).
  2. If licensed LCSW, must maintain current licensure through California Board of Behavioral Sciences
  3. A minimum of one year of experience working with HIV populations required.
  4. Experience and sensitivity in working with diverse organizations and constituencies, including the HIV/AIDS, Latino, Gay, Lesbian and Transgender communities.

Bilingual HIV RN Case Manager Position Available in MCC (Medical Care Coordination) Program-East Los Angeles

For more information on how to apply please contact Alonso Bautista, MA, MFTI at 323-869-5408

Overview

The Nurse Case Manager will provide case management services to an ongoing case load of individuals living with HIV/AIDS.  The RNCM works as part of an interdisciplinary team to formulate care plans based on assessment and provision of care priorities. Coordination of services with the social worker /mental health clinician, and other psycho-social support services for persons with HIV/AIDS needing higher level of care. The RNCM will work under the Home Based Case Management (HBCM) program or the Medical Care Coordination (MCC) program. The RNCM for HBCM will coordinate services for persons who are homebound and when applicable, will coordinate activities with in-home support, skilled nursing facilities, hospital nursing personnel, members of the interdisciplinary team and with the physician in the clinic. The RNCM for MCC will act as team lead to ensure the patient’s needs are met and their care is coordinated through the delivery of brief interventions focused on patient education, treatment adherence, managing side effects, medical nutrition therapy, co-infections, and preventative care.

Responsibilities

  1. Identifies and enrolls persons with HIV/AIDS into a case management program providing services within the HMCM and MCC programs.
  2. Works as part of an interdisciplinary team to formulate care plans based on assessment and provision of care priorities.
  3. Coordinates services with the social worker /mental health clinician and other psycho-social support services for persons with HIV/AIDS needing higher level of care.
  4. Coordinate access to other services including, nutrition services, legal services, in-home support, attendant care, and skilled nursing.
  5. Actively participants in Case Conferences to determine appropriate care plan for patients.
  6. Delivers brief interventions focused on patient education, treatment adherence, managing side effects, medical nutrition therapy, co?infections, and preventative care.
  7. The Nurse Case Manager will participate in the developing of all program material, policies and procedures related to the nurse case management program; includes creating program manuals and Quality Management policies.
  8. Develops program informational and educational materials and various forms.
  9. Cultivates and develops community social services linkages for patients and families with HIV/AIDS.
  10. Identifies third party payer sources, completes Medi-Cal and/or Medi-Care paper work; Qualifies participants for the State AIDS Case Management Program services.
  11. Collects demographics, compiles monthly reports and statistics.
  12. Works to coordinate support services with hospital discharge planners as needed.
  13. Attends staff meetings, programmatic trainings/meetings, various community meetings, task forces and local consortium.
  14. May be required to perform clinical nurse duties as needed
  15. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  1. Graduation from an accredited Baccalaureate School of Nursing or a related field and two years experience in administration or management, public health nursing and/or case management or an RN with three years experience in home health care and/or case management.
  2. Current, active, and unrestricted registered nursing license provided by the State of California.
  3. A minimum of one year experience working with HIV populations preferred.
  4. Bilingual: English/Spanish required

HMHTF Meeting reminder and Agenda 06/08/16

MHTF agenda 060816

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