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.capnw.org/.
We are currently hiring a .9 FTE Employment Services Coordinator for a 2 year contract to provide high-quality, coordinated, strengths-based social services consistent with the agency’s mission. The individual provides assistance with employment and benefits needs related to COVID-19 prevention, preparedness, and response for people living with HIV. This requires maintaining awareness of cultural issues and developing effective relationships with a diverse client population.
Responsibilities include: assisting with the development and marketing of program materials; maintaining and developing new relationships with employers and community employment service providers; employment assistance, benefits access assistance and referrals to clients including but not limited to, unemployment, stimulus packages, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Social Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits; providing drop-in services, workshops, individual counseling and job readiness coaching to provide interview, resume and job search assistance, and referrals to other supportive services and employment resources in the community; completing forms and entering data into the agency database in a timely and accurate manner; and performing other relevant tasks. The Employment Services Coordinator works collaboratively and communicates effectively with clients, volunteers, CAP staff, and community partners.
The role is stationed in CAP’s Davis St. office but will travel throughout the five-county service area for meetings and presentations. Evening and weekend work is occasionally required. This is a non-management, union-represented position.
● At least two years of related experience to these requirements OR a Bachelor’s Degree in the human/social Services field (social work, psychology, public or community health)
● Ability to communicate effectively with other staff, management and community partners
● Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to create and edit professional resumes and cover letters
● Ability to prioritize work projects and meet deadlines
● Ability to work independently with accountability and exercise sound judgement, discretion and professionalism at all times
● Experience delivering excellent customer services
● Demonstrated experience or comfort level with reaching out to employers, agency partners, potential partners and advocates
● Demonstrated computer and keyboard proficiency using Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook) and working knowledge of the internet
● Successful experience working with ethnic, racial, and economic and sexually diverse populations and persons who have experienced homelessness, persons with mental illness and/or substance abuse
● Ability to travel throughout the Portland metro area
● Available to work occasional evenings and weekends
● Experience working with workforce development resources in the Portland-metro area
● Knowledge of social services in the Portland-metro area
● Familiarity with Support Employment program model and/or vocational rehabilitation model
● Experience working with people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) and/or people with disabilities, chronic illness and/or other barriers to employment
● Experience working with trans individuals and/or familiarity of employment barriers for trans people
● Experience facilitating adult education
● Bilingual English/Spanish
● Working knowledge of employment resources and labor laws
Compensation: $39.640 annually, based on the union contract; 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.capnw.org/careers) to:
Cascade AIDS Project
Employment Services Coordinator
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.