PATH Justice System Navigator II (JR 685) in Long Beach, California
Justice System Navigator II (JR 685)
Location: Long Beach, California, United States
Date Posted: 07-14-2017
JOB ID: JR#685
This position will work as part of a newly funded PATH Homeless Court Program. This program works with courthouses to assist individuals with active court cases who are experiencing homelessness to access services and housing. The Justice System Navigator will attend court on scheduled dates to assist individuals in addressing their housing needs along with their court cases. Justice System Navigator will also work in the field meeting clients where they are to provide case management interventions to quickly assess and link client to supportive services. The Justice System Navigator will also work closely with Court Commissioner, District Attorneys Office, and Public Defender to ensure appropriate information is being shared across offices.
The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.
Supportive Services –
Regularly attend scheduled court dates to develop relationships and build rapport with court officials and clients in order to assist them with finding a home. Services may include assisting the individual with gathering documentation, increasing income, accessing appropriate mental and physical health services, and any other services that assist an individual to improve his/her quality of life. Complete all necessary paperwork to track client progress (intake forms, daily logs, progress reports, ISP, etc.).
Meet with established clients on a weekly basis to review, evaluate, and support goal completion. Respond within specific contract timeframes to requests for street outreach services and send follow-up information to the requestor and the supervisor.
Conduct VI-SPDAT, (Vulnerability Index- Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool), on all new clients in order to connect them to proper intervention and services. Document results, complete match initiation form, and submit all paperwork to CES Coordinator.
Provide case management services by connecting homeless clients to long-term supportive services. Assist client with the establishment of personal benefits including (GR, SSI, TANF, Veterans Pension, etc.).
Help client to obtain various forms of identification including birth certificates and social security cards. Provide employment assistance, housing referrals, and health related assistance, as identified on the ISP.
Assist with applications for supportive and subsidized housing and prospect potential locations for affordable rental housing. Build relationships with prospective landlords, and identify appropriate permanent housing options.
Collaborate with community substance abuse and mental health providers to ensure seamless referral services. Work with local law enforcement and interim service providers to ensure a smooth transition from street living to interim housing. Creatively use and develop community resources to broker and link clients to services.
Provide ongoing information, referrals, linkages, and advocacy for all other identified needs, creating a high quality customer service environment for all clients.
Participate in staff meetings and training as assigned by supervisor.
Perform other tasks and special projects as required.
Liaise with Court staff to ensure clear communication and swift resolution of legal matters.
Maintain documentation standards as set forth by the program contract and PATH policies. Complete paperwork on each face to face and telephone contact with the client, or with any collateral contact, by close-of-business on the next working day. Ensure all program data is accurate and entered into the appropriate program documentation system as contractually required. (i.e. HMIS, internal spreadsheet, CES, etc.) Prepare case-related reports including but not limited to: demographics, outcomes, successes and challenges. Generate client data for reporting. Complete follow-up and retention services, and provide back-up documentation in client file. Maintain complete and accurate documentation of service objectives and outcomes, as well as other information in accordance with Federal, State, County and PATH guidelines.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience with advanced and evidenced based intervention: Harm Reduction, Motivational Interviewing, Critical Time Intervention, and Housing First.
Engagement and rapport building skills with hard to reach clients
Knowledgeable about non-violent crisis intervention techniques
Ability to work independently and as part the team
Ability to exercise mature and professional judgment
Good problem solving and conflict resolution skills
A highly motivated self-starter with the ability to coordinate multiple projects and tasks
Knowledge of and adherence to HIPAA confidentiality requirements
Proficiency with Microsoft Office software
HMIS experience preferred
Possesses a high level of tolerance and understanding for individuals who present for services with urgent multiple case management and health needs
Flexible, adaptable and capable of working in a fast paced, professional environment
Availability to work evening and weekends as requested by management, and based on the operational needs of the Street Outreach program
Strong written and verbal communication skills
BA in related field or 2 years of experience in street outreach with highly vulnerable populations, particularly those with health, mental health, and substance abuse issues
Ability to maintain regular, consistent attendance
Employment Eligibility Verification
Updated tuberculosis test
Successful completion of background screening
Ability to obtain CPR/First Aid certification through PATH
Driving is an essential function of this position
Must have Valid CA Driver's License
Must provide proof of insurance coverage
Must be able to qualify for PATH insurance coverage
The employee may be in contact with individuals and families in crisis who may be ill, using alcohol and drugs, and who may not be attentive to basic personal hygiene, health and safety practices. The employee may experience a number of unpleasant sensory demands associated with the client’s use of alcohol and drugs, and lack of personal hygiene. The employee must be ready to respond quickly and effectively to many types of situations, including crisis situations and potentially hostile situations. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate in an office setting. Sometimes work may become stressful when working under pressure.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, walk, stoop, talk, hear, reach above and below shoulders; use hand and finger dexterity, keyboarding and making and receiving telephone calls. The employee may be required on occasion to lift and or carry up to 20 lbs.
PATH (People Assisting The Homeless) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, PATH complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
How to apply Please visit the Path Career Site to apply online. Search for Job #685 to submit your application. A resume is required.