Bilingual HIV Prevention Specialist

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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.cascadeaids.org/. CAP is excited to announce that we are currently hiring an experienced Bilingual HIV Prevention Specialist to implement HIV prevention activities, HIV testing, and outreach to MSM (Men who have Sex with Men), Hispanic/Latino/Spanish-speaking, and other diverse communities in Washington County. This is a 1.0 FTE, 40 hour/week position, which reports to the Manager of HIV/STI Services. Responsibilities include: Working with the staff and management of the Prevention & Education Services Department to plan and implement prevention activities in Washington County. Conducting community-based outreach and prevention activities in settings where MSM (Men who have Sex with Men), Hispanic, Latino, and other Spanish-speaking communities congregate including online and internet websites. Prevention activities consist of HIV and STI testing, counseling, and referral services; condom distribution via community-appropriate avenues; working within team to update, print, and distribute promotional materials; assisting with volunteer training and oversight in Washington County testing sites; participating in additional Department and agency activities and events, and other duties as assigned. The person in this position is stationed in the CAP main office but will travel throughout the tri-county service area for meetings, prevention activities, and testing events. Evening and weekend work is required. This is a non-management, union-represented position. Required Qualifications: ·         2 years of experience working in Community Health/Organizing or 1 year experience working in Community Health/Organizing combined with a Bachelor’s Degree in human/social services (social work, public or community health, psychology) or related field ·         Excellent communication skills along with verbal and written fluency in Spanish ·         Demonstrated ability to work independently with accountability; exercise sound judgment, discretion, and professionalism at all times ·         Strong cultural awareness of the Hispanic, Latino, and other Spanish-speaking communities ·         Experience conducting outreach or community organizing with hard to reach communities ·         Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with community stakeholders ·         Experience working successfully with diverse populations ·         Demonstrated computer proficiency using Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook) and working knowledge of the internet including social media platforms and applications ·         Must be available to work evenings and weekends ·         Valid Driver’s License and access to a reliable vehicle*   Preferred Qualifications: ·         Previous experience working in Washington County or demonstrated knowledge of Washington County communities ·         Previous professional or volunteer experience working in HIV prevention ·         Previous experience conducting HIV counseling and testing, including phlebotomy ·         Previous experience conducting STI counseling and testing ·         Knowledge of behavioral health models ·         Previous experience recruiting, training, and managing volunteers ·         Strong cultural awareness of MSM, transgender, communities of color, homeless, and substance use issues and how experiences affect or influence service delivery   *If team member does not possess a Driver’s License at time of hire, they will have 3 months to obtain one. Compensation: $31,718 – $42,281  annually, depending on education and experience; 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.cascadeaids.org/about/careers/) to:   Cascade AIDS Project Bilingual HIV Prevention Specialist 208 SW Fifth Avenue, Suite 800 Portland, Oregon 97204   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