Transitional Navigator

OVERVIEW:

Please note: This is a full-time, 12 month position, with a pay range of $22.00-$24.75 per hour, at 35 hours a week. 

The Re-engaging Teens; Restoring Justice Program (RTRJ) will focus on those young people ages 14-19, who have dropped out or are at risk of dropping out of school, have been released from or are participants in the juvenile justice system, are struggling with homelessness and food insecurity, and whose connections with meaningful adults are lacking.

Each Community-Based Transitional Navigator position is part of a community-based team and is assigned to a specific focus area including: school-based programs, runaway and homeless youth programs, teen court/juvenile justice programs, community engagement/teen empowerment or workforce/gun violence prevention programs. They are able to provide the full continuum of care; specific areas of focus are prevention education, social/emotional support services, case management and immediate crisis response.

They also provide access to additional resources from The Center for Youth and community partners.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

  • Deliver a restorative-based system
  • Create and oversee data collection and program evaluation processes
  • Provide monthly reports to the RTRJ Associate Director
  • Coordinate requests for Prevention Education services
  • Maintain accurate and timely records in accordance with funder and agency requirements
  • Outreach and information dissemination
  • Referral and referral readiness;
  • Immediate response and support;
  • Prevention education with fidelity including asset-building groups, research-based curricula, planned duplication and booster sessions
  • Asset development (risk reduction and protective factor) activities
  • Alternative services including pre/post assessment and transitional services
  • Agency ambassador and liaison.
  • Record keeping, evaluation and QA
  • Participation in individual supervision and all mandated meetings and trainings
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Supervisor

EMPLOYMENT GUIDELINES:

Candidates must:

  • Adhere to ethical conduct
  • Demonstrate professionalism, i.e., timely, dependable, responsible, flexible
  • Be non-judgmental and respectful manner especially in regards to immediate crisis response
  • Be creative
  • Possess dynamic platform and facilitation skills
  • Possess strong organizational, time-management skills
  • Be a self-starter
  • Model principles of inclusion and tolerance
  • Youth-centered and positive
  • Be youth and family-friendly
  • Understand urban issues
  • Establish effective working relationships with supervisor and co-workers
  • Develop positive relationships with all key stakeholders
  • Have strong literacy skills (i.e., reading, writing, comprehension)
  • Conduct research and apply best-practices and evaluation methods
  • Effectively promote knowledge and skill development and positive behaviors
  • Provide leadership, work as a team and/or work independently as requested

Candidate must possess significant knowledge of:

  • Child and Adolescent development including positive youth development, asset development, risk reduction and protective factors, child and adolescent development principals
  • Crisis management and behavior management techniques
  • Youth-serving systems
  • Community resources
  • Client advocacy
  • Prevention services

 

CULTURAL COMPETENCY:

The Center delivers services to youth and families from many racial, ethnic, cultural, social and life style groups. We value differences in people and strive to understand diverse cultures, ethnic origins, sexual orientations, abilities and beliefs. To this end, all staff is required to attend professional development trainings and to continually enhance their understanding of cultural diversity.

Staff are expected to respect and honor cultural and human diversity and be sensitive to the needs of youth from varied backgrounds. The annual Performance Appraisal provides an opportunity to staff to evaluate how they are integrating culturally competent practices into their everyday work.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

A Bachelors Degree in a Human Service or related field and 1-3 years of related experience or equivalent combination.

Note: A Master Degree, advanced training and/or certification in areas directly related to the skills required preferred.

In addition to the above, it is mandatory that candidates meet the following criteria prior to hire:

  • Authorization for the agency to obtain driving record information
  • A valid driver’s license and driving record acceptable to our insurance carrier
  • Regular access to a motor vehicle with automobile insurance at the level of $100,000 per person/ $300,000 per accident Bodily Injury and $ 50,000 Property Damage

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Candidates must be able to be autonomously mobile in order to provide the required services.

 

COMPUTER SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:

Microsoft Office – Basic skill level

 

The Center for Youth provides equal opportunities for employment in accordance with the law.

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