Housing Navigator

Housing Navigator

Housing Navigator

Rose Brooks Center, a non-profit domestic violence agency, seeks a Housing Navigator whose primary role is to provide step by step support to survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking who present to the region’s Coordinated Entry System (CES) for homeless diversion and housing assistance. This position is responsible for conducting outreach to, and coordinated entry assessments with, survivors at Rose Brooks Center, at other victim service agencies, and at other coordinated entry access points. The person in this position will provide assistance through all stages of the housing process (housing search, application, inspection and placement) to survivors referred through or diverted from the coordinated entry system. Other responsibilities include identifying, developing and maintaining relationships with local property managers and landlords to help mitigate barriers to housing and expedite housing placement. The Housing Navigator supports the mission and values of Rose Brooks Center and reports to the Coordinated Entry Manager.

OTHER ASPECTS OF THE JOB:

  1. Perform all job responsibilities while demonstrating proficiency in all RBC Competencies and a commitment to the overall mission of Rose Brooks Center and in accordance to agency policies and procedures.
  2. Attend scheduled staff and team meetings and all required/optional trainings as determined.
  3. Participate in a minimum of 3 equity and inclusion related activities.
  4. Develop understanding of current available housing resources and eligibility requirements.
  5. Engage survivor clients in positive interactions to demonstrate care and compassion.
  6. Ability to be flexible within Housing Program and Rose Brooks Center overall to perform alternate roles as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Required Education/Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related field or commensurate work experience.
  • Two years Case Management experience, preferably in a domestic violence agency
  • Thorough knowledge of domestic violence dynamics and best practices
  • Knowledge of community resources and housing programs
  • Ability to demonstrate culturally competent practices
  • Demonstrated skills in time management, organization and prioritization
  • Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with others, both internally and externally
  • Ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with community partners
  • Proficient use of Windows operating system and programs        
  • Ability to function independently with minimal direct supervision
  • Ability to maintain accurate, timely documentation of services
  • Valid Driver’s license and automobile insurance
  1. Preferred Experience/Skills
  • Bilingual proficiency in English/Spanish
  • Knowledge of/experience in Trauma Informed Care/crisis response, and working with survivors of domestic/sexual violence trauma
  • Demonstrated ability to assess, plan, facilitate and evaluate options and services required to meet a client’s identified goals, as related to securing housing
  • Knowledge of Department of Housing and Urban Development Guidelines

WORK HOURS:

Full-time, exempt position. Minimum 40-hrs per week, requiring up to two evenings per week to accommodate participants’ schedules, and could include some week-end hours. This is classified as an in-person position.

To Apply: Send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to:
Human Resources
P.O. Box 320599
Kansas City, MO 64132 OR Email: HumanResources@Rosebrooks.org

Candidates must consent to a Background Check and Children’s Division (Central Registry/Child Abuse) Screening

Deadline: Open until filled per qualifications

Rose Brooks Center is an equal opportunity employer who values and embraces diversity.

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