Housing Navigator

Department: Housing & Support Services
Reports to: Associate Director of Housing & Support Services
Status: Non-Exempt

SUMMARY

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). They will be responsible for assessing needs and connecting youth to housing that is appropriate for their needs. This may include (but not be limited to) crisis/bridge housing, permanent supportive housing, shared housing, or general affordable housing. The Housing Navigator will interface with landlords, accompany youth to housing appointments, and assist youth throughout the entire housing search and move-in process. Once the young person is in housing, the Navigator will assist them in developing an individualized action plan, with a focus on housing stability, and will connect youth to community-based services to meet their ongoing needs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
  • 1-2 years’ experience or related work and a Bachelors-level Degree; or anAssociates-level Degree and 5 or more years’ experience providing housing-based support services to young people facing multiple barriers to housingstability.

  • Experience working with youth experiencing homelessness and housinginstability, and/or have had experience in foster care, probation, mental healthsystems.

  • Reliable, flexible team player who works well with minimal supervision, whohas a good work ethic, and an ability to set and maintain personal boundaries.

  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, and to meetdeadlines.

  • Reliable transportation: valid driver’s license, and car insurance as required bylaw, as appropriate.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • 1-2 years of experience or related work and BA Degree
  • Experience working with youth experiencing homelessness and housing instability, and/or 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 the ability to set and maintain personal boundaries.
  • Reliable transportation: valid driver’s license, and car insurance as required by law,as appropriate.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite required.
WORK ENVIRONMENT

1. On occasion walk or drive to different local sites throughout the day.
2. Regularly required to sit, stand, bend, and occasionally lift or carry up to 35 lbs.
3. Combination of field and office environment.
4. May necessitate working in busy and loud environments.
5. May be exposed to elements like cold, heat, dust, noise, and odor.
6. Work regularly in a community that is exposed to gang activity, substance use,
homelessness, and high unemployment rates.
7. This is not a work-from-home position.

RESPONSIBILITIES COMMON TO ALL AGENCY EMPLOYEES

1. Encompass a “do whatever it takes approach” to serving our community
2. Always maintain a safe work environment and confidentiality.
3. Be proactive, creative, and flexible in determining, evaluating, researching, and
resolving issues.
4. Organize, prioritize multiple activities to meet all external & internal deadlines.
5. Maintain professional demeanor that reflects positively on the agency.
6. Demonstrate respect and courtesy toward others.
7. Able to thrive in a work environment emphasizing teamwork and collaboration.
8. Respond in a timely manner in all aspects of communication.
9. Regular and prompt attendance in the office is required
10. Work with limited to minimum supervision.
11. Perform other duties as assigned by your supervisor and or executive team.

CRCD BENEFITS
  • Dental, Vision, Medical Benefits: CRCD is in the top 10% for excellent employee benefits for non-profit organizations. CRCD offers 80% employee paid and 60% dependent paid medical
  • 401(k) with eligibility to participate from day one and up to 6% matching after one year
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Short term & Long-term Disability, Accident, and Hospital Indemnity
  • Whole Life Insurance, College Funding Plans/529 Savings Plan from Principal
  • Pet insurance, Legal/ID Theft
  • Generous work/life balance
APPLICATION PROCESS

Those interested in this position may apply by submitting a cover letter and resume to: resumes@coalitionrcd.org. Please make sure to include the job title & how you heard of this position in the subject of your email.

All candidates are subject to a criminal history check and meet CRCD’s criteria regarding criminal history and must pass background check conducted by LA County. CRCD is an Equal Opportunity Employer is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation. Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the EEO/ADA Coordinator. EEO /ADA Coordinator contact: Stacey Cabling (213) 743-6193 ext 106. California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

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