Cascade AIDS Project (CAP) is the oldest and largest AIDS Service Organization (ASO) in Oregon and Southwest Washington. We support and empower all people living with or affected by HIV, reduce stigma, and provide LGBTQ+ community and beyond with compassionate healthcare. Learn more about us at http://www.capnw.org/.
CAP is excited to announce that we are currently hiring for an experienced Peer Support Specialist to provide high quality, coordinated, strengths-based social services consistent with the agency’s mission. The Peer Support Specialist works with the staff and management of the Housing and Support Services Department, to provide high quality, coordinated, strengths-based social services consistent with the agency’s mission to people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). This individual will work to support clients experiencing homelessness or housing instability to access needed community resources including housing, healthcare, mental health/substance use treatment, etc. This also includes providing advocacy on behalf of clients with housing and healthcare providers, person-centered goal planning, assistance navigating various systems of care and providing information and referrals to other services as needed. This person will also work with clients to reduce stigma and isolation and to build social connections through participation in the mentoring program and through referral to other psychosocial supports. This is a full-time, 1.0 FTE position, which reports to the Manager of Supportive Programming.
Responsibilities include: regular individual meetings with clients, assessing client needs; providing clients with information, resources and referrals to supportive services; collaborating with housing staff, medical case managers, navigators and other support services staff to develop client goals; assisting clients in carrying out the activities to fulfill their goals; addressing barriers to accessing and maintaining stable housing, mediation and direct communication with landlords; addressing barriers to engagement in medical/HIV care and/or medication adherence; accompanying clients to housing and healthcare appointments, completing forms and entering data into the agency database in a timely and accurate manner; working collaboratively with other CAP staff, community partners, and volunteers; and other duties as assigned.
The person in this position is stationed at CAP’s Davis St. office but will travel frequently throughout the
five-county service area for meetings and client home-visits. Must be available to work evenings and
weekends for required agency events. This is a non-management, union-represented position.