Cambridge Cares About AIDS, Inc.

Job Description


Position : BSSHA Health Promoter

Reports to: BSSHA Coordinator

Job Description:

The BSSHA Health Promoter is responsible for providing intensive case management services to assist homeless individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS in securing and maintaining stabile permanent housing. These responsibilities will also include coordinating program intakes, assisting in housing search, educating participants about available services in the community and maintaining appropriate client files and data in accordance with our HOPWA –SPNS and DPH contracts.


  1. Coordination of the intake process for the Emergency Transitional Programs, SROs and the BSSHA scattered site apartments including assisting participants in obtaining all required documentation.
  2. Provide intensive case management services including assessment, reassessment, service
  3. planning, coordination of care, monitoring of care, follow up and discharge planning.

  4. Assist the BSSHA Coordinator in establishing a wide network of resource and services available to program participants in the Cambridge and Somerville area who are infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. Provide coordination and linkage with existing service programs to maximize the availability of services to the CCA targeted population.
  5. Implement a ‘Housing Readiness Strategy" to prepare new participants for transition from
  6. Transitional housing to Permanent housing.

  7. Attend weekly staff meetings, case reviews, supervision and training including external

meetings with other service providers.

  1. Complete all assigned reports ,data,and client records in accordance to the mandated timelines

set by CCA contracted funding sources.


Bachelor’s degree in related field and or equivalent experience. Past experience working with people from multi-cultural communities a plus. Must have strong organizational skills, and the ability to advocate for formerly homeless individuals and families living with HIV. Knowledge of substance use, harm reduction, domestic violence, mental health and housing subsidies are important. Effective communication verbal and written a must. Candidate must exhibit the ability to work independently and as a team player BI-lingual (Haitian Creole or Spanish) preferred.

Equal Opportunity Employment