College Navigator

Under the direction of the Youth & Education Manager, the College Navigator will provide high-touch case management, navigational coaching, & crisis intervention to a dedicated caseload of foster youth enrolled at LATTC through Project Tipping Point. CRCD’s college success program for LA County foster youth. During the initial Bridge phase of the program, the College Navigator will facilitate group workshops & sessions to build participant cohesion, self-confidence & self-efficacy and eliminate any potential barriers to student success in post-secondary.

 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide weekly high-touch case management to a dedicated caseload of foster youth college students, which includes creating & updating an individual service plan.
  • Conduct group or individual information sessions for prospective program youth.
  • Facilitate intake and assessment process for all prospective program youth.
  • Meet with program students regularly to update on progress, troubleshoot challenges, identify resources & navigate systems (child welfare, financial aid, etc.), & provide crisis/emergency management as needed.
  • Assist students with building an attachment to campus-based support programs, including but not limited to: Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOP&S), Next Up, Guardian Scholars, & other key departments – financial aid, Academic Connections, & Bridges to Success

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree, 2+ years’ experience in related work and BA Degree in Education, Social Work, Public Administration, or related field.
  • Experience working with foster youth.
  • Familiarity with DCFS, DPSS, financial aid, housing resources is a plus.
  • Knowledge and proven practice of trauma-informed care and strength-based approach to youth development.

 

SALARY:  $45,000-$49,920, non-exempt

REPORTS TO:  Youth and Education Manager, Workforce Development Department

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