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Juvenile Justice Navigator

Company: Cocoon House
Location: Everett
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Description:The Juvenile Justice Navigator: Will work with youth and young adults experiencing homelessness, with a focus on youth under the age of 18, to navigate systems, coordinate service delivery, and otherwise support the young person throughout their journey to permanent housing stability. The Juvenile Justice-focused Youth Navigator will also work closely with and act as point of contact for Snohomish County's Juvenile Justice system, building the majority of their caseload with referrals from Denney Juvenile Justice Center. The Youth Navigator will conduct outreach in various locations and with relevant community partners to build a caseload of about 20-30 young people currently experiencing homelessness or at high risk to experience homelessness.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:Full-Time: Monday-Friday - On-site in Everett & Throughout Snohomish CountyWage: $20-22/hr - +$1.50/hr pay differential for multi-lingual skills with additional paperwork

  • Establish and maintain a professional, supportive relationship with youth involved with the juvenile justice system.
  • Provide youth-driven case management to youth on caseload with a focus on gaining stable housing. Continue working with youth until they are stably housed and able to maintain housing.
  • Identify and connect other supports as needed, both natural and professional. Coordinate care with services youth access.
  • Collaborate effectively with Cocoon House programs to ensure seamless, unduplicated service delivery to youth and young adults in our programs and the community.
  • Build strong relationships with community partners with an emphasis on those associated with the juvenile justice system. Provide education and promote Cocoon House programs with community partners.
  • Complete all paperwork and data entry in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Attend all necessary meetings and strive for clear communication with all involved parties.
  • Collaborate with UW Research.Benefits:
    • Medical, Dental, and Vision health options with employer contribution
    • 403(b) retirement plan with agency match
    • 21 days PTO accrual in first year
    • 10 agency-recognized holidays
    • Multilingual pay differential opportunities
    • Paid training & testing: CPR/first aid, food handler's permit, blood borne pathogens, abuse awareness, TB testing, and additional in-depth practical trainingsRequirements:Qualifications:
      • Demonstrated experience working directly with teens and young adults experiencing homelessness.
      • Demonstrated familiarity with Juvenile Justice System.
      • Demonstrated commitment to serving, supporting, accepting and collaborating with individuals of all races, ages, genders, backgrounds, political opinions and beliefs, sexual orientations, criminal histories, citizenship or marital status, and religious beliefs.
      • Applicants with a demonstrated history of supporting and advocating for LGBTQ and Communities of Color, or other historically marginalized or oppressed groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
      • High level of understanding of racial equity. Commitment to identifying and eliminating institutional racism required.
      • Strong and effective communication skills, including crisis intervention and de-escalation. Proven ability to effectively form and maintain professional partnerships.
      • Strong paperwork, data, organization, and time management skills.
      • Knowledge of principles of trauma-informed care, racial equity, positive youth development, harm reduction, and motivational interviewing preferred.
      • Bilingual preferred.
      • Individuals with lived experience are encouraged to apply.
      • Possess a valid Washington State driver's license, insurance, and reliable transportation.
      • Ability to clear a background check through the Department of Children, Youth and Families.
      • Professional Certification
      • ExperienceWorking conditions:
        • Mobility: ability to sit for long periods, move about an office, stand occasionally, reach above and below desk level.
        • Dexterity: fine manipulation sufficient to operate a keyboard, handle individual papers, write and take notes.
        • Lifting: occasional lifting of papers, files, equipment and material weighing up to 25 pounds.
        • Visual Requirements: close vision sufficient to read files, documents, and computer screens and do close-up work; ability to adjust focus frequently.
        • Hearing/Talking: ability to hear typical speech, speak and hear on the telephone, and speak in person.
        • Emotional/Psychological Factors: ability to make decisions and concentrate; frequent contact with others including some public contact; frequent deadlines and time-limited assignments.Physical Requirements:
          • Must have the ability to run up and down indoor and outdoor stairwells in case of youth emergency.
          • Communicate effectively with youth, staff, other programs, vendors and the public, both orally and in writing.
          • Hear voice conversations and alarms.
          • Possess close vision, far vision, side vision, depth perception, visual ability to read a variety of materials.
          • Dexterity of hands and fingers to reach, handle and operate telephone, computer keyboard, record information in appropriate youth files and logs.Cocoon House will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified persons with disabilities if requested.Compensation details: 20-22 Hourly WagePId1c1f93d978f-31191-34286553

Keywords: Cocoon House, Everett , Juvenile Justice Navigator, Other , Everett, Washington

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