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://cascadeaids.org.
In partnership with the Oregon Health Authority and Portland State University, CAP is leading a community study on populations most at risk HIV, the National HIV Behavioral Surveillance (NHBS) project. This project takes place over a multi-year period and focuses on new communities each year. This year the project focuses of conducting anonymous surveys and HIV tests for gay, bisexual, and/or men who have sex with men.
The Community Health Interviewer functions in multiple roles necessary to complete the project in the Portland Metropolitan area including:
• Counting attendees at commercial social venues and other events
• Recruiting participants in public settings
• Conducting interviews
• Conducting anonymous rapid HIV testing and providing information about the results.
We are looking for enthusiastic people to work directly with the Field Supervisor at field interview sites. Work will primarily occur in Multnomah County with occasional work in the greater Portland metro. Most work will occur on evenings, including some weekends.
This is a part-time limited duration position, August 2017 – December 2017.
• Ability to strictly adhere to detailed survey research protocols; including strict attention to detail and keeping confidentiality
• Proficiency in computer applications, including an ability to learn and use new programs
• Strong oral communication skills; including ability to establish rapport with diverse racial/ethnic and socioeconomic groups
• Ability to respond calmly and diplomatically to unprovoked anger or erratic behavior;
• Basic knowledge of HIV prevention;
• Willingness to learn to conduct HIV counseling and testing;
• Ability & willingness to work all hours including late evenings at local venues
• Minimum age of 21
• Experience conducting standardized surveys;
• Experience working with stigmatized or marginalized populations (such as men who have sex with men, people who are poor or homeless, people who use drugs);
• Experience providing HIV counseling and testing;
Compensation: The pay rate for this position is $18.00/hour with 10-15 hours per week. A $500 bonus will be paid upon successful completion of the project.
NOTE: This is a union represented position.
Closing Date: Application review will be reviewed on a continuing basis. Applications will continue being accepted until the position is 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
Community Health Interviewer
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
To apply for this job please visit the following URL: http://www.cascadeaids.org/about/careers/ →