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Housing Navigator

Company: Illumination Foundation
Location: Cerritos
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description"Every person deserves compassion, dignity, and the safety of a place to call home."Homelessness is the largest social and public health crisis in California. Illumination Foundation (IF) is a growing non-profit organization dedicated towards disrupting the cycle of homelessness by providing targeted, interdisciplinary services in our recuperative care centers, emergency shelters, housing services and children's and family programs. IF currently has 13+ facilities with 22+ micro-communities scattered across Orange County, Los Angeles County and the Inland Empire. Inland EmpireJob Description:The primary purpose of the CSS Housing Navigation/ Sustainability is to provide services to members with chronic health and/or mental health conditions who have high health care needs and/or are experiencing homelessness. The Housing Navigator works directly with program participants and develops, arranges and coordinates treatment services. The Housing Navigator works to improve the health of homeless individuals by assisting with the provision of stable housing, development of a comprehensive treatment plan and facilitating linkages to medical care, mental health care, alcohol/substance use treatment and other supportive services. Once the individual has obtained permanent housing, the Housing Navigator will assist the client inmaintaining their housing. This position requires an ability to maintain strict confidentiality and handle information with tact and diplomacy. We offer sign-on bonuses and pay evaluation after satisfactory completion of a 90-day probationary period. Job Duties:Develop individualized treatment plans with measurable goals and objectives and assist participants inachieving clients desired outcomes.● Network and collaborate with housing providers, landlords and property managers to develop housing stockfor program. Includes temporary and permanent housing alternatives.● Act as an advocate for clients to ensure the maximum benefits and resources are obtained and maintainedin order to ensure clients ability to become self sufficient● Develop relationships with representatives within Illumination and in other agencies to support individuals● in attaining services such as housing, mental health care, medical treatment, financial assistance, legaladvocacy, etc.● Provide support in the training of new hires, conducting orientation and oversite on caseloads.● Work with Housing Navigators to develop housing goal plans and make referrals to appropriate resources(BH, SUC, etc)● Conduct housing inspections to meet HUD Housing Habitability● Seek out innovative housing solutions for client housing● Attend relevant subcommittee and implementation meetings● Coordinate, prepare and maintain required charting and documentation in a timely and thorough manner.● Complete training and development opportunities as determined appropriate by the supervisor.● Maintain client records according to HIPAA and adhere to all client confidentiality requirements andstandards.● Problem solve and present solutions and alternative options to Management.● Assist case managers and clients in housing applications, searches and connections● Acts in an ethical manner reflecting core values of integrity, transparency, accountability, respect andresponsibility. Acts above reproach in all that is done on behalf of Illumination Foundation.● Models openness, honesty and accountability to colleagues, volunteers, donors and all others involved withIllumination Foundation.● Must accept personal responsibility and accountability for performance of duties.● Jurisdiction may covers both Orange County and Los Angeles depending on need. Required:● Valid CA Driver's License and eligibility for company vehicle insurance.● High School Diploma or equivalent.● Customer and client relations skills● Proficiency in Google Suite (Mail, Docs, Sheets, Calendar).● Understanding of and ability to conduct HUD Housing inspections and reports● Understanding of housing rental market and property managementPreferred:● 3+ years relevant experience Sales and Property Management Preferred● Bilingual in English and Spanish.● Bachelors deqree or at least one year of case management experience or similar position● Homeless services, case management, mental health, permanent supportive housing experiencePowered by JazzHRNOtubJyEwx

Keywords: Illumination Foundation, Cerritos , Housing Navigator, Other , Cerritos, California

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