The Whole Child’s Housing Program is actively recruiting Housing Navigators
Provide an array of services in support of the Family Housing Program’s goal of promoting children’s emotional well-being. The Housing Navigator’s intensive home based services ensure that families are actively engaged in the various resources/services provided (i.e., mental health, health care, job training/coaching, Occupational Therapy, Nutrition, etc.) The home visits are focused on building healthy relationships and promoting positive family environments to end homelessness. The Housing Navigator promotes a strengths-based approach to service that empowers families, supports a community based philosophy of service, and ensures that all services are aligned with the agency’s mission, vision, and core values.
- Conducts comprehensive needs assessments with families and assists them in obtaining needed resources such as health insurance, housing, and low cost child care through referral and linkage.
- Provides individual and group rehabilitation services under HUD, DMH, DPSS and city contracts.
- Completes and submits progress notes in a 24 hour timeframe utilizing the agency’s electronic health record system (HMIS).
- Provides guidance and assistance to parents/caretakers on managing child’s behaviors successfully.
- Provides guidance and assistance to parents/caretakers on managing familial stressors effectively and successfully.
- Assists family with identifying internal and external resources to assist with multiple stressors as it relates to homelessness, domestic violence, substance abuse issues, etc.
- Develops and provide client rehabilitation services which assist in improving, maintaining, or restoring daily functioning at home, school, and community in accordance with treatment goals and in collaboration with treatment team (i.e., therapist, psychiatrist).
- Provides interagency and intra-agency consultation, communication, coordination and referrals.
- Identifies and communicates to therapist obstacles preventing families from connecting with program and/or referral services.
- Attends community meetings as requested by Housing Manager to present on housing services, referral process and eligibility criteria.
- Represents the agency at community resource fairs.
- Follows up with families to ensure successful placement and housing permanency for six months.
- Provides services in the community including home and school settings.
- Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, or other social service related discipline.
- Preferred Minimum of 4 years of work experience related to providing case management in relation to housing services.
- Must have access to a vehicle, valid California driver’s license and valid auto insurance.
- Willing to travel LA county area (travel reimbursement is provided)
- Due the population we serve, must be bilingual in English and Spanish.
What we offer:
A competitive salary and an above average benefits package:
- Medical* plan choice of HMO plans or PPO plan
- Dental* plan choice of HMO or PPO
- Vision Plan
- 401K – $ for $ match up to 4%
- Supplemental Insurances
- Life Insurance
- Pet Insurance
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- 12 Holidays
- PTO of 15 days per year that increases per policy
*HMO plans are at no cost to the employee