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Flex Caregiver - CNA Tuition Paid job in Portland OR | NEWS-Line for Healthcare Professionals

Flex Caregiver - CNA Tuition Paid

Portland, OR


Aishah Tabib

[email protected]


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 www.prismhealth.org, and www.ourhouseofportland.org


CAP cares about the safety of our team members and clients. As such, we require on-site staff to wear face masks for the duration of the COVID pandemic. Moreover, CAP is subject to state and federal mandates for COVID vaccinations for all healthcare and related employees. All new employees are required to provide proof of vaccination status to HR at the time of hire (unless a documented medical or religious exemption is requested and approved). Employees not subject to a state or federal vaccine mandate will be required to undergo regular testing for COVID 19 at no cost to the employee.


This individual will work at Our House of Portland. This is a full-time non-exempt, .6-1 FTE position which reports to the Resident Care Manager (RCM). This is a non-management position. Evening, night shifts, and Weekends are required.


After a successful 90-day period CAP will pay the tuition for the nursing assistant training program so you can become a Certified Nursing Assistant at Our House of Portland. A signed contract for at least 6 months of employment is required prior to starting the class.


Compensation: $17.96 hourly plus differential pay


NOTE: This is a union-represented position.



Ability to perform essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to the safety or health of employees or others. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties. Desire and 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 support the communities that we serve.


Education & Experience

At least 1-year experience with caregiving or certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant in the state of Oregon, in good standing.


Certificates, Licenses, and/or Registrations

Certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant in the state of Oregon, in good standing. CPR certified or the ability to become certified within 30 days of hire. Valid food handler’s card or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of hire.



  • Willingness to work with persons with physical, mental, and/or chemical dependency challenges.

  • Ability to teach and empower residents toward self-care and independence. 

  • Flexibility to work all shifts as needed, including Day, Eve, Noc, and 4-hour meeting coverage shifts.

  • Basic computer skills.

  • Ability to cultivate and maintain professional relationships across a multicultural spectrum of organizations and professionals, including community partners and funders.

  • Successful experience working with ethnic, racial, economic, and sexually diverse populations and persons who have experienced houselessness, persons with a mental illness and/or substance use issues.

  • A strong understanding of issues relevant to people living with HIV, communities of color, and the LBGTQ+ community and how those issues affect or influence service delivery.

  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing equity and inclusion in workplace or community settings.

  • Experience working with people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) and/or people with disabilities, chronic illness, and/or other barriers to employment.

  • 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.

  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing equity and inclusion in workplace or community settings.

  • Knowledge of benefits programs available to People Living with HIV.


Employee Benefits:

CAP is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package for our employees. These include:

Vacation + Leave

  • Days of paid vacation based on FTE (max of 128 hours) each year for the first two years of employment

  • Days of paid vacation based on FTE (max 168 hours) each year of employment beginning in year three

  • Paid health leave accrued based on FTE (Max 96 hours) leave per year.

  • Holiday paid of 1 ½ time hourly for a worked holiday. 12.4 holidays per year

  • Longevity bonus – 2 weeks paid leave on a 4-year anniversary, must be used within 2 years after date awarded. Additional longevity bonuses are awarded at 8 year and 12-year anniversaries.



  • 401(k) Plan – CAP matches employee contributions (1 to 1) up to 3% of salary


Health Coverage

  • Flexible Spending Account to set aside employee pre-tax dollars for unreimbursed medical and dependent expenses.

  • Medical and vision insurance – premiums fully paid by CAP for the employee (Kaiser Permanente)

  • Dental insurance – premiums fully paid by CAP for the employee (Lincoln or Willamette Dental)

  • Voluntary supplemental vision insurance (Lincoln)


Life Insurance + Disability + Family Leave

  • Life Insurance ($50,000) and AD&D insurance – premiums fully paid by CAP for the employee (Mutual of Omaha)

  • Long term disability insurance (Mutual of Omaha)

  • Short term disability insurance (Mutual of Omaha)

  • 125C cafeteria savings plan



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






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