Fields: social services, HIV, housing, poverty, correctional system
Location: Portland, Oregon
About the Organization: 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.
About the Position: 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.
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.
This is a full-time 1.0 FTE position, which reports to the Manager of Housing Services. 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 2 years’ experience relevant to the position
- Prior experience providing case management (or similar) services
- 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
- Valid driver’s license and access to reliable vehicle; Able to travel throughout the service area on a frequent basis; Available to work occasional evenings and weekends
- Preferred Qualifications:
- 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
Estimated Salary: $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.
Deadline: September 28, 2018
Cascade AIDS Project