Close date: 8/28/2019
Salary: $3494 - $5088 monthly
Location: Portland, OR
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), HIV, STD and TB Section is recruiting for a bilingual CAREAssist Case Worker within the CAREAssist program, Oregon’s AIDS Drug Assistance Program. The goal of the HIV, STD and TB Section is to educate Oregonians about the impact of HIV, STD and TB infections; to assist in the development of local and national public policy related to the prevention and care of these infections; and to coordinate with and inform other agencies of the services available to persons affected by these diseases. The mission of the CAREAssist program is to facilitate access to HIV care and treatment for eligible Oregonians. In Oregon, this is achieved by reducing the financial barriers to care and treatment by assisting clients with out-of-pocket medical expenses.
What will you do?
As a CAREAssist Case Worker, you will maintain a caseload of English and Spanish-speaking Oregonians living with HIV. Your primary responsibility will be to assist clients in the application process and determine their eligibility for the program in accordance with state and federal requirements. In collaboration with community partners, you will provide individualized client level care coordination services and other assistance to maintain access to medical care and HIV treatment through the AIDS Drug Assistance Program. This includes the provision of benefits counseling and direct assistance with applications for public and private insurance and other financial assistance programs. Utilizing your experience with clients, you will also provide information for improvements to program policies and procedures.
What's in it for you?
You will work with a dynamic team of public health professionals who are passionate about the work they do to improve the health of Oregonians living with HIV. Do you have experience determining program eligibility and facilitating access to services and benefits? Do you have knowledge of public and private insurance processes? Have you worked with vulnerable populations? If so, we want to connect with you!
What are we looking for?
How to Apply
To apply for this position, follow the link below and complete the online application and all supplemental questions: