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. Learn more about us at www.capnw.org and www.prismhealth.org.
CAP is excited to announce that we are seeking an experienced Mental Health Housing Case Manager to provide home-based housing case management, goal planning, information and referral services, advocacy with and on behalf of clients, and eviction prevention. A person in this position will work with up to 30 individuals in our supportive housing program who are living with HIV and have co-occurring mental health and addiction issues and are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. This is a 1.0 FTE 40 hour/week position, which reports to the Manager of Mental Health and Cultural Services.
Responsibilities include: working with clients to provide referrals for shelters, transitional housing, emergency placements, conduct housing searches, assisting clients with completing rental applications, mediation and direct communication with landlords, working collaboratively with housing and support service staff at CAP and community partners, and entering data into the agency database in a timely and accurate manner. The Mental Health Housing Case Manager will support CAP’s efforts to increase staff knowledge of mental health issues as related to housing and homelessness and will provide suggestions and support to department staff who are also working with PLWHA who have co-occurring mental health issue. The Mental Health Housing Case Manager works collaboratively and communicates effectively with clients, volunteers, CAP staff and community partners.
This position is stationed in CAP’s Davis St. office but will regularly need to travel throughout the five-county service area for meetings and client home-visits. Some occasional evening and weekend work is required for mandatory CAP events. This is a non-management, union-represented position.
· Master’s Degree in field of Mental Health (Social Work, Counseling, or Psychology)
· Prior experience working with persons with severe and persistent mental health issues
· Prior experience providing case management (or similar) services
· Prior experience working with people experiencing homelessness
· Demonstrated computer and keyboard proficiency using Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook) and working knowledge of the internet
· Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills
· Successful experience working with ethnic, racial, economic and sexually diverse populations, individuals with diverse gender identities and persons who have experienced homelessness, persons with a mental illness, and/or substance addiction
· 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 our communities and mission
· Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with community stakeholders
· Good organizational and time management skills
· Ability to work independently with accountability and exercise sound judgment, discretion and professionalism at all times
· Able to travel throughout the service area on a regular basis
· Must be available to work occasional evenings and weekends for mandatory CAP events
· At least two years of post-graduate professional experience
· Professional licensure or certification in primary field of expertise
· Prior experience working with people living with HIV
· Knowledge of housing laws
· Knowledge of local housing and social service resources for people who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness
· Experience working with people exiting County, State, or Federal Corrections
· Verbal and written fluency in Spanish
· Demonstrated commitment to advancing equity and inclusion in workplace or community settings
· Lived experience of systemic oppression and non-dominant cultures. We encourage applications from Black, Indigenous, and other people of color; transgender, non-binary, and other LGBTQ+ people; and people with disabilities, including HIV
Compensation: $50,917.62 annually
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 minimum qualifications specific to the position you are applying for, 2) your resume, and 3) a completed CAP Employment application (available at https://www.capnw.org/careers/ ).
Cascade AIDS Project
Mental Health Housing Case Manager Position
520 NW Davis Street, Suite 215
Portland, Oregon 97209
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…