Youth and Family HIV Specialist

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships


organization:Cascade AIDS Project
position summary:

Cascade AIDS Project (CAP) is the oldest and largest provider of HIV prevention, education, housing, advocacy and support services in Oregon and Southwest Washington. We are seeking an experienced Youth and Family Specialist to provide high-quality, coordinated, strengths-based support services to children, youth and families infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. Responsibilities include assessing the HIV-related impacts, determining and providing interventions best suited to meet the HIV-related needs, and assisting with crisis management and referrals as needed. The Youth and Family HIV Specialist will also develop and implement social and educational group programming for children, youth and their parents, as well as support other social and educational events offered by the extended child and youth programs of CAP. This position reports to the Manager of Support Services. This is a union represented position. For more information on how to apply please visit Closing Date: June 15, 2010.

Salary / Pay Rate:$13.70-$17.50 per hour depending on experience. 15 hour work week; generous vacation and health leave benefits.
Required Skills and Abilities:•Successful experience working with ethnic, racial, economic and sexually diverse populations and families with mental health and substance abuse issues •Demonstrated computer proficiency using Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook) and working knowledge of the internet •Must possess excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills •Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with community stakeholders •Good organizational and time management skills •Ability to work independently with accountability •Able to travel throughout the service area •Available to work evenings and weekends
Qualifications:•Four years of experience in the provision of direct client services with children, youth and families •Knowledge of Child Development and Family Systems theory and practice •Bachelor’s Degree in human/social services field (social work, public or community health, psychology) or related field or equivalent work experience
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer