SW Washington Peer Navigator

Job Type

Part Time




100 East 33rd Street
Suite 201b
United States


Cascade AIDS Project (CAP), the oldest and largest AIDS Service Organization (ASO) in Oregon and Southwest Washington, is committed to supporting and empowering all people with or affected by HIV, reduce stigma, and provide the LGBTQ+ community with compassionate healthcare. Learn more about us at http://www.cascadeaids.org/.

CAP is excited to announce that we have expanded our services to SW Washington! We are currently hiring for an experienced Peer Navigator for our Southwest Washington Office. This is a part-time, .8 FTE, 32 hours/week position which reports to the SW Washington Navigation Team Lead. The Peer Navigator 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. 

Responsibilities include: assessing client needs; providing information and referral; collaborating with medical case managers, housing staff, service navigators, and other support services staff to develop client goal plans; assisting clients in carrying out the activities to fulfill their goal plans; accompaniment to and from healthcare appointments; completing forms and entering data into the agency database in a timely and accurate manner; working collaboratively with other CAP staff and community partners; and other duties as assigned.

The person in this position is stationed in the Southwest Washington office but will travel throughout the six-county service area for meetings and client home-visits. Occasional evening and weekend work is required. This is a non-management, union-represented position.

Required Qualifications:

•            Basic computer and keyboard proficiency using Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook) and working knowledge of the internet.

•            Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

•            Knowledgeable about the lived experience of being HIV+ and willingness to share that experience.

•            Knowledgeable about the lived experience of people with mental health issues such as (but not limited to) depression, substance abuse, or anxiety, and willingness to share that experience.

•            Ability to work with ethnic, racial, economic and sexually diverse populations and people who have experienced homelessness, mental illness and/or substance abuse.

•            Good organizational and time management skills.

•            Able to travel throughout the service area on a regular basis.

•            Ability to work independently with accountability; exercise sound judgment and discretion.

•            Must be available to work evenings and weekends for required agency events.


Preferred Qualifications:

•            Bachelor’s degree in behavioral sciences field (social work, public or community health, psychology) or three years’ relevant work, education, training or experience.

•            Bilingual in English and Spanish.

NOTE: This is a union represented position.

Closing Date: Open until filled. Resume review will begin Monday, March 19th.


Compensation: $30,195 at 32 hrs/week 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.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply



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.cascadeaids.org/about/careers/) to:

Cascade AIDS Project

SW WA Peer Navigator

520 NW Davis St., Suite 215

Portland, Oregon 97209

Fax: 503-223-6437

Or by email to: jobs@cascadeaids.org

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