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 full-time SW Washington Bilingual Prevention Navigator to help us strengthen our prevention efforts in Clark County. This is a 40 hour/week, non-management, union represented position.
Specifically, this position is responsible for:
• Staffing HIV/STI testing sites in Clark County and at the SW Washington STI Clinic, including conducting phlebotomy, HIV testing, and STI screenings
• Conducting community-based outreach activities, including condom distribution, in settings where MSM (Men who have Sex with Men) and high risk communities congregate, including online and internet web sites.
• Conducting client-centered PrEP education and adherence counseling services with a focus on client acquisition, engagement and retention.
• Providing direct application assistance into Apple Health and federally qualified health plans, helping consumers navigate the process and connect with the primary care system.
• In support of programs, generating and distributing a variety of written materials including fliers and advertisements, as well as interacting with social media and hook up sites.
• Working in collaboration with the SW Washington Prevention Team Lead recruit, train, recognize and give ongoing support to program volunteers and maintains professional relationships with all program and agency volunteers.
• Participating in appropriate community, department, and agency meetings as assigned.
The person in this position is based in the CAP SW Washington office but will travel throughout Clark County and Portland for outreach and meetings. Occasional evening and weekend work is required. This is a non-management, union-represented position.
• 2 years of experience working in Community Health or 1 year experience working in Community Health combined with a Bachelor's Degree in human/social services field (social work, public or community health, psychology) or related field
• Verbal and written fluency in Spanish
• Experience conducting outreach or community organizing at least one of the following groups; men who have sex with men, transgender individuals, communities of color, homeless individuals, or substance use issues
• Previous experience collaborating extensively with members of a team to ensure clients experience successful client-centered services etc.
• Strong cultural awareness of men who have sex with men, transgender, communities of color, homeless and substance use issues and how this may affect or influence service delivery
• Demonstrated ability to work independently with accountability; exercise sound judgment, discretion, and professionalism at all times
• Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with community stakeholders
• Demonstrated computer and keyboard proficiency using Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook) and working knowledge of the internet including social media platforms and applications
• Valid Driver's License and access to a reliable vehicle. (You have three months to obtain this after date of hire.)
• Previous experience working in Clark County or demonstrated knowledge of Clark County communities
• Previous experience conducting HIV and/or STI counseling and testing, including phlebotomy
• Previous experience with insurance enrollment in Washington, including Apple Health (Washington's Medicaid) and Qualified Health Plans.
• Knowledge of and experience with Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), including what it is, various barriers to access, familiarity with payment assistance programs in Washington, and helping individuals navigate decision making around taking PrEP, as well as the primary care system
• Experience with project management including, but not limited to: engaging community partners, creating work plans, managing deadlines, and ensuring smooth program implementation
• Previous professional or volunteer experience working in HIV prevention
Compensation: Approximately $37,900 annually, depending on union salary calculator; 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 (available at http://www.cascadeaids.org/about/careers/) to:
Cascade AIDS Project
SW Washington Bilingual Prevention Navigator
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