Housing Navigator

Under the direction of the Ruth’s Place Manager, the Housing Navigator will provide housing location, navigation, and stabilization services to homeless transition age youth (18-24 years old) who have been identified through the Coordinated Entry System for Youth (CESY). 


  • Work with staff to ensure that each youth completes an initial intake, needs assessment, and CES for Youth screening tool.
  • Assist youth in determining personal goals and plans to achieve those goals through the development of an Individual Action Plan (IAP).
  • Assist youth in accessing services that address the needs and goals of their IAP, including but not limited to: mental/physical health services, mainstream benefits, education, employment, legal services, and vocational training.
  • Provide housing stabilization services to youth, which may include topics like money management, life skills, accessing transportation, understanding their lease, self-advocacy and other topics based on the needs of youth.
  • Partner on and participate in outreach efforts to youth experiencing homelessness in South Los Angeles.



  • 1-2 years’ experience or related work and a Bachelors-level Degree; or an Associates-level Degree and 5 or more years’ experience providing housing-based support services to young people facing multiple barriers to housing stability.
  • Experience working with youth experiencing homelessness and housing instability, and/or have had experience in foster care, probation, mental health systems.
  • Reliable, flexible team player who works well with minimal supervision, who has a good work ethic, and an ability to set and maintain personal boundaries.

SALARY: $46,000.00 – $50,000, Non-Exempt
REPORTS TO: Ruth’s Place Manager


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