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Bilingual MAI Latinx Health amp Housing Services Specialist

Company name
Cascade AIDS Project

Portland, OR, United States

Employment Type


Posted on
Nov 01, 2022

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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!


Cascade AIDS Project (CAP) is the oldest and largest AIDS Service Organization (ASO) in Oregon and Southwest Washington, as well as a Federally Qualified Health Center (Look-A-Like) that provides the LGBTQ+ community and beyond with compassionate healthcare. CAP’s mission is to promote well-being and advance equity by providing inclusive health and wellness services for LGBTQ+ people, people affected by HIV, and all those seeking compassionate care. To learn more about us at href="" target="_blank">, and  href="" target="_blank">  


CAP is excited to announce that we are currently hiring a 0.8 FTE (32hrs) Bilingual MAI Latinx Health & Housing Services Specialist. The Bilingual MAI Latinx Health & Housing Services Specialist works with the staff and management of Cascade AIDS Project (CAP) to provide high-quality, coordinated, strengths-based social services consistent with the agency’s mission. This individual works in CAP’s Housing and Support Services department to provide healthcare systems navigation (0.5 FTE) and emergency rent assistance (0.3 FTE) to people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) who are Latinx/a/o.


Responsibilities include: assessing client needs and adherence to HIV medications on a regular basis; supporting clients in building health literacy skills; providing information and referral; developing individual goal plans and assisting clients in carrying out the activities to achieve their goals; completing and processing CAP emergency rent assistance applications; mediation and direct communication with landlords; completing forms, and entering data into agency databases in a timely and accurate manner. The Temporary Rent Assistance Specialist works collaboratively and communicates effectively with clients, volunteers, CAP staff, and community partners. Other duties as assigned.


This position will report to the Manager of Short-Term Housing & MAI Services and work closely with the MAI Latino Services Navigator and Emergency Rent Assistance Coordinator. The person in this position is stationed in the CAP Davis St office but will occasionally travel throughout the five-county service area for meetings. Evening and weekend work are sometimes required.  This is a non-management, union-represented position.


COMPENSATION: $22.21/hourly ($36,957 annually), Non-exempt


NOTE: This position is part of a union-represented bargaining unit. The compensation, benefits, and conditions of work for this position are collectively bargained. 



  • Verbal and Written fluency in Spanish and English
  • Prior experience relevant to the position
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency using Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook) and working knowledge of the internet
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Successful experience working with ethnic, racial, economic, and sexually diverse populations and persons who have experienced homelessness and/or persons with a mental illness and/or substance addiction
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with community stakeholders
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently with accountability and exercise sound judgment
  • Access to reliable transportation for client meetings and appointments
  • Able to travel throughout the service area as needed for meetings
  • Available to work occasional evenings and weekends
  • Desire and ability to engage in equity and inclusion initiatives and discussions in the workplace, including but not limited to: engaging in training workshops, team and department meetings, and critical discussions for how CAP can better serve the communities that we serve



  • Experience working with ServicePoint or other Homeless Management Information Systems
  • Knowledge of housing laws and local housing resources
  • Prior experience providing case management (or similar) services
  • Previous experience working with people living with HIV
  • Lived experience of systemic oppression and non-dominant cultures. We encourage applications from Black, Indigenous, and other people of color; transgender, nonbinary, and other LGBTQ+ people; and people with disabilities, including HIV.
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing equity and inclusion in workplace or community settings



CAP is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees.

Any non-temporary full-time or part-time employee (working .5FTE or greater) is considered eligible for the benefits below:

Vacation + Leave + Other

  • 16 days of paid vacation (128 hours) each year for the the first two years of employment
  • 21 days of paid vacation (168 hours) each year of employment beginning in year three
  • 12 days of paid health leave per year
  • 12.4 paid holidays per year
  • Longevity bonus – two weeks paid leave on the fourth anniversary, must be used within two years after the date awarded. Additional longevity bonuses are awarded at eight-year and 12-year anniversaries
  • Continue Education Reimbursement
  • Cell Phone Reimbursement
  • Pre-Tax Transportation Program


  •  401(k) Plan – CAP matches employee contributions up to 3% of salary; this benefit includes on-call and per diem staff

Health Coverage

  • Flexible Spending Account to set aside employee pre-tax dollars for unreimbursed medical and dependent expenses.
  • Medical and vision insurance – premiums fully paid by CAP for employees (Kaiser Permanente)
  • Dental insurance – premiums fully paid by CAP for employees (Lincoln or Willamette Dental)
  • Voluntary supplemental vision insurance (Lincoln)
  • Employee Assistant Program (EAP)

Life Insurance + Disability + Family Leave

  • Life Insurance ($100,000) and AD&D insurance – premiums fully paid by CAP for the employee (Mutual of Omaha)
  • Long-term disability insurance (Mutual of Omaha)
  • Short-term disability insurance (Mutual of Omaha)

Loan Forgiveness Programs – Employees are eligible to apply to the following programs

  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Oregon Health Care Provider Loan Repayment Program (licensed and unlicensed providers)
  • Scholars for a Healthy Oregon Initiative (SHOI) Program



CAP cares about the safety of our team members and clients. As such, we require on-site staff to wear face masks for the duration of the COVID pandemic. Moreover, CAP is subject to state and federal mandates for COVID vaccinations for all healthcare and related employees. All new employees are required to provide proof of vaccination status to HR at the time of hire (unless a documented medical or religious exemption is requested and approved). Employees not subject to a state or federal vaccine mandate will be required to undergo regular testing for COVID 19 at no cost to the employee. 

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Cascade AIDS Project

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