The Housing Navigator is responsible for helping each assigned individual apply for and acquire housing for which they are eligible. The Housing Navigator has extensive knowledge of the District’s Coordinated Assessment Housing Placement (CAHP) System and is well versed in assisting clients/guests with exiting homelessness into appropriately matched housing options (e.g., Affordable, Rapid Rehousing Programs, and Permanent Supportive Housing Programs, also Transitional or Temporary Housing Programs). The Housing Navigator may have a rolling caseload of 25 to 30 active clients/guests with an overall services goal if timely acquisition of safe, stable, and affordable housing and coordination of appropriate supports if indicated. The Housing Navigator may also support with providing Housing Focused Case Management and/or Shelter Intake as needed. The Housing Navigator works with multiple systems of care, both inside the shelter (e.g., between Day Center, Low Barrier Shelter, Workbed Program, Senior/Frailty Program, Recuperative Care Program, Housing Focused Case Management, Employment Services, and the Health Clinic) and with outside providers and/or landlords.
- Bachelor’s degree in related health, human services, social services, or equivalent required; Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Public Health, or equivalent preferred
- Minimum 2 years’ professional experience working in a related health, human service, or social services field required
- Minimum 1 year working with participants who have experienced homelessness and/or supportive housing required
- Experience with the “Housing First” model preferred (And experiencing with Critical Time Intervention, Motivational Interviewing, and Stagewise Case Management also a plus)
- Experience working with adults experiencing mental health, substance use, and or trauma preferred
- Experience with non-profit organizations a plus
Note: All Community Connections employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment unless Human Resources has approved a medical or religious exemption. All new employees will be required to present a COVID-19 vaccination card or have an exemption request approved by Human Resources prior to starting employment.
COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS OFFERS GREAT BENEFITS INCLUDING:
- Generous paid time off, including sick, vacation, and 9 paid holidays
- Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
- Medical and Dependent Flexible Spending Accounts
- Agency paid Long-term disability and life insurance
- Employee paid Voluntary life insurance
- Employee Assistance Program
- 403(b) Retirement plan
- Credit union and banking partners including M&T Bank and State Employees Credit Union of Maryland
- Educational assistance after one year of employment
- Professional and leadership development to include supervision hours for those on track for clinical licensure
To apply to this job, please email your resume with “Housing Navigator Application” in the subject line to email@example.com
Community Connections is an equal employment opportunity employer.