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Jobs – Coachella Valley/Palm Desert

Jul 11 2017

East County Housing Navigator

Path of Life Ministries - Riverside

$15.00 - $18.00 PER HOUR WITH A FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE Housing Navigation is a fast-paced and very hands-on job requiring high-levels of nuanced people skills, creativity with a solutions focus, and extreme flexibility as well as self management by those who are comfortable in a wide variety of unconventional situations working with a very challenged population in scattered sites and in the field throughout the County of Riverside. Additionally, housing navigation requires a high level of detailed documentation and file work. The Housing Navigator, under the direction of the Housing Director, provides client advocacy, case management, benefit establishment, linkage to Mental Health/Substance Abuse services, linkage to stable housing and all other supportive services as needed. Housing Navigators will provide individualized client support by helping each client develop a plan to address their barriers, increase their income, and maintain and sustain permanent housing. As part of the plan, the Housing Navigator will identify each area in which clients will need assistance to accomplish the outlined goals and objectives (i.e. scheduling appointments, applying for public benefits, identifying subsidized housing, etc.) and the Housing Navigator will take full responsibility for their clients’ success. Supportive Services • Conduct screening interviews, complete intake documentation and coordinate move in and exit of all program participants. • Provide social work case management and navigation services designed to assist clients and their families obtain stability. • Provide onsite case management services in the areas of independent living skills, cooking groups, house meetings, social events, employment linkage, benefits establishment, and other services as needed to assist in reaching case plan and treatment plan goals. • Perform comprehensive case management assessments and develop a plan of intervention that addresses need for housing, services, crisis intervention, and continuity of care planning and coordination. • Respond to referrals and client’s request for case management assessment and intervention within required response time. • Encourage and promote an environment that is strength based to assist clients in meeting their individual goals. • Identify appropriate permanent housing options for clients, such as, subsidized housing Section 8, Shelter Plus Care, VASH, permanent supportive housing, affordable and market rate housing, and other housing opportunities. • Assist clients with housing applications, complete supportive and subsidized housing paperwork, survey rental market for affordable housing, and advocate for clients with prospective landlords. • Use of personal vehicle to travel to scattered sites throughout Riverside County and transport clients. • Work with, support, and help direct teams of volunteers giving direct support to your clients. Outreach and Relationship Management • Respond to and negotiate housing solutions with housing managers and landlords. • Mediate disputes between homeless persons and neighborhood residents. • Attend collaborative meetings. • Network with other agencies, coalitions, and local community meetings. • Actively participate in staff meetings and trainings. • Maintain client related data tracking systems, including case notes and complete HMIS entries with support of Director of Homeless Services. • Maintain an “On Call” status to respond to emergencies as assigned. ...