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Youth State Systems Navigator - Paid
Title:Youth State Systems Navigator - Paid
Department:Youth Resource Center
Location:Salt Lake City, Utah

State Systems Navigator - Youth Homeless Services 

Schedule: Full time, benefits-eligible! Monday through Friday 8am-5pm but will require flexibility based on client and program needs.
Pay: $18 / hr

Benefits - Approximate full-time benefits package value = $21,000+

  • Low-cost medical, dental, and vision coverage. Health savings account. 403b retirement plan with employer match (50% match up to 3%).
  • Employee Assistance Program for all employees
  • 33 paid days off: 11 observed paid holidays, 12 sick days, and 10 vacation days to start. Vacation increases to 12 days after 1 year, 15 days after 2 years, and more at 5 and 9 years of service.
    • Sick and vacation time accrue hourly per pay period.
  • $50,000 in employer-paid life insurance; additional coverage available.
  • $1,200 annual employer contribution to your Health Savings Account (paid quarterly)
  • Employee Referral Program including cash bonuses and paid time off

Mission Statement

Volunteers of America, Utah builds a community-supported bridge that provides a path for those who are vulnerable to improve their lives and increase their self-reliance.

Position Summary:

You will be based out of the Youth Resource Center; a refuge for youth ages 15-22 experiencing homelessness, mental health conditions, and extreme disconnect from positive adult role models and who benefit greatly from the consistent support of healthy adults.This position has the purpose of supporting youth who are experiencing homelessness and have been involved in or aged out of State Child Welfare cases, including Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) and Juvenile Justice Services (JJS). The position will be responsible for creating case plans that are trauma-informed and youth driven, to allow informed access to benefits of involvement with these systems of care.

Essential Duties
  • Understand how DCFS and JJS systems work to service youth in care, and transitioning out of care.  
  • Engage with youth to create case plans that support youth’s desired outcomes while informing and guiding through services that the youth are eligible for based on their involvement within systems of care.
  • Utilize housing-first model when working with youth to create sustainable and trauma-informed solutions to homelessness.
  • Attend community meetings and advocate for youth driven ideas.
  • Ensure that all paperwork related to each case is properly completed, managed, and confidentiality stored in the appropriate location.
  • Code and submit receipts and reports in a timely manner.
  • Assist with on-call support on a regular rotation.
  • Support adherence of client rules and program expectations.
  • Maintain positive relationships with community entities, client family members, agency donors and emergency response services.

Experience in the social services or any combination of education, experience, and training which provides the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • One year of adolescent and/or healthcare experience preferred.
  • Have a working knowledge of Trauma Informed Care, Youth Development Model and Motivational Interviewing.
  • Demonstrates an ability to act and use sound judgment within the scope of the position responsibilities.
  • Maintains appropriate, professional boundaries with clients, co-workers and community partners.
  • Independently organizes, prioritizes and accomplishes multiple tasks.

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Volunteers of America, Utah is committed to creating a diverse environment, where all people feel valued, have the opportunity to do their personal best and where leadership development is fostered. The organization is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All employment decisions are based on business needs without regard to race, ethnicity, skin color, nationality, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, mental and developmental abilities, physical ability or religious belief. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.
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