JR 2252 Housing Navigator - Prevention Los Angeles, CA 90004 Salary: Starting at $17.31/hr DOE Full Time Non-Exempt
PATH (People Assisting The Homeless) is seeking candidates with case management or housing navigation experience to join our Family Services Programs as a Housing Navigator.
In addition to a rewarding work environment, we offer our employees a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, vacation and sick time, paid holidays, and a retirement plan.
WHAT WE DO Since its foundation in 1984, PATH has pioneered bold and effective approaches to assist people experiencing homelessness. PATH operates services throughout California, connecting our clients to a comprehensive continuum of homelessness prevention, street outreach, employment preparation and placement assistance, individualized case management, supportive services, interim housing, and permanent supportive housing.
PATH’s Family Services Department serves families and children who are literally homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness. The Family Solutions Center (FSC) Program provides a centralized point of access for families in need of crisis services, shelter placement, rapid rehousing, permanent housing placement, linkages with schools and employment, physical and mental health care, and other supportive services.
WHAT IS A HOUSING NAVIGATOR? As part of the Family Services team, the Housing Navigator provides targeted housing-related case management support to help the families served with obtaining and maintaining stable housing. Responsibilities of the Housing Navigator include:
Reviewing intakes and assessments for families accessing services to evaluate housing needs, history, and service and support needs
Collaborating with clients to develop and implement individualized housing plans for each family
Providing shelter-based, strength-based case management services and services coordination services in the areas of and including:
Independent living skills
Linkage to community providers for substance abuse, primary, and mental healthcare
Facilitating access to services required to foster housing readiness such as credit repair and legal aid.
Any and all other services needed to assist clients in meeting their treatment plan goals
Providing information and instruction to clients regarding housing related matters, such as how to complete a housing application and conduct a housing search and tenant rights and responsibilities
Providing ongoing case management support to assess progress and ensure treatment plan goals are met or changed as needed
Evaluating, determining, making recommendations for, and tracking financial assistance and preparing and submitting requests for approval
Collaboratively working with case management staff, housing locators, and community partner to identify appropriate housing options for clients
WHAT YOU BRING We’re looking for candidates that:
Hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field (preferred)
Maintain and execute confidential information according to HIPAA standards
Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and the ability to exercise mature, professional judgement
Possess a high level of tolerance and understanding for individuals with urgent and multiple case management and health needs
Work just as well independently as they do on a team
Exercise mature judgement, and are highly motivated, self-starting and proactive
Are excellent at communicating, whether in writing or verbally
Have a strong sense of prioritization and can coordinate multiple demands in a high-pressure environment
MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS For this role the Housing Navigator must:
Have at least 2 years of experience in case management or housing navigation
Have experience in homeless services, case management, mental health, substance abuse, and/or permanent supportive housing.
Be able and willing to work flexible hours which may include evenings or weekends
Have employment eligibility verification
Have or be able and willing to obtain CPR/First Aid training
Provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination
Have reliable transportation and:
A valid driver’s license
Proof of insurance and ownership for personal vehicles used during work duties
The ability to qualify for PATH insurance coverage
Successfully complete the following as a condition of hire:
COVID-19 VACCINATION Effective 11/01/2021 PATH will require all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. All prospective hires will be expected to provide proof of full vaccination as part of the pre-employment credentialing process.
READY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE THROUGH ACTION? If this sounds like you, please visit our PATH Careers Site at www.epath.org/careers and search for JR# 2252 to submit your application. A resume is required.
PATH provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, PATH complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.