Cascade AIDS Project (CAP), the oldest and largest AIDS Service Organization (ASO) in Oregon and Southwest Washington, is committed to preventing HIV infections, supporting and empowering people living with or affected by HIV and eliminating HIV-related stigma and health disparities. Learn more about us at http://www.cascadeaids.org/.
CAP is excited to announce that we are currently hiring a Housing Services Specialist to provide high-quality, coordinated, strengths-based social services consistent with the agency’s mission. The individual works in Cascade AIDS Project’s Housing and Support Services Programs to provide services that include home-based housing case management, goal planning, information and referral services, advocacy with and on behalf of clients, and eviction prevention for individuals and families. This is a full-time 1.0 FTE position, which reports to the Manager of Housing Services.
Responsibilities include: working with clients to develop housing plans, assisting clients in locating and securing affordable housing, mediation with landlords and motel owners, coordination of medical and transitional housing motel vouchers, providing case coverage for Housing Case Managers, providing coverage for Housing Readiness hours, completing forms, and entering data into the agency database in a timely and accurate manner. The Housing Services Specialist works collaboratively and communicates effectively with clients, volunteers, CAP staff, and community partners. Other duties as assigned.
The person in this position is stationed in the CAP main office but will travel throughout the six-county service area for meetings and client home-visits. Evening and weekend work is required. This is a non-management, union-represented position.
Bachelor’s Degree in human/social services field (social work, public or community health, psychology) or related field or two years’ experience relevant to the position
Prior experience providing case management (or similar) services
Demonstrated computer proficiency using Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook) and working knowledge of the internet
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Successful experience working with ethnic, racial, economic and sexually diverse populations and persons who have experienced homelessness, persons with a mental illness and/or substance addiction
Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with community stakeholders
Good organizational and time management skills
Ability to work independently with accountability
Able to travel throughout the service area on a frequent basis
Valid driver’s license and access to reliable vehicle
Available to work occasional evenings and weekends
Master’s degree in human/social services field (social work, public or community health, psychology) or related field
Verbal and written fluency in English and Spanish
Knowledge of housing laws and local housing resources
Experience working with persons exiting County, State or Federal Corrections
Previous experience working with people with HIV
Compensation: $38,876 annually, plus employer-paid health, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability and life insurance; 401(k) retirement plan with generous employer matching contribution, 125C cafeteria savings plan; generous vacation and health leave benefits.
NOTE: This is a union represented position.
Closing Date: Open until filled.
To apply for this position, mail, email, fax, or deliver the following three documents:
1) a complete cover letter (attached as Word or pdf) that serves as an example of your writing and addresses how you meet all of the required qualifications specific to the position you are applying for, 2) your resume, and 3) a completed CAP Employment application
(application available at http://www.cascadeaids.org/about/careers/) to:
Cascade AIDS Project
Housing Services Specialist Position
520 NW Davis St., Suite 215
Portland, Oregon 97209
Or by email to:
Cascade AIDS Project is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
People of color, women, LGBTQ individuals and people living with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply