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Youth Navigator

Company: Cocoon House
Location: Everett
Posted on: June 9, 2024

Job Description:

Description:At Cocoon House we partner with young people, families, and communities in Snohomish County to break the cycle of homelessness through outreach, housing, and prevention. The Youth Navigator, internally known as the Education & Behavioral Health 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 Education & Behavioral Health Navigator will also work closely with and act as point of contact for schools and behavioral health providers in Snohomish County, building the majority of their caseload with referrals from those entities. 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.Cocoon House is committed to continually growing in our equity, diversity, and inclusion journey, and candidates with lived experience or who identify as BIPOC and/or LGBTQ+ are strongly encouraged to apply! We will also provide reasonable accommodation to qualified persons with disabilities upon request. Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesFull-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 educational and behavioral health 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.Skills & Experience Needed to be Successful:
    • Familiarity working with educational and behavioral health systems: coordinating services, sending and receiving referrals, developing partner relationships
    • 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.
    • 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.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:General:
        • High school diploma/GED or high school equivalency
        • Must be 21 years of age or older
        • 6 months minimum of experience working with youth
        • DCYF background clearance
        • Acceptable driver's abstract with no more than 2 violations within last 3 years
        • Possess a valid driver's license, auto insurance, and reliable transportationPhysical:
          • Ability to effectively communicate with all internal and external clients
          • Be able to hear voices and alarms.
          • Ability to read and comprehend a variety of materials
          • Ability to operate phone, computer, and record information for files and logs
          • Must be able to lift up to 50 Ibs
          • Must have ability to run up and down indoor and outdoor stairwells in case of youth emergency.
          • Go up and down stairsCompensation details: 20-22 Hourly WagePI07f627484bdf-31191-34598360

Keywords: Cocoon House, Everett , Youth Navigator, Other , Everett, Washington

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