Website The Epicenter

Supportive Services

Title: Youth Navigator

Work Schedule: Monday -Thursday somewhat flexible hours between the hours of 10:00am – 6:00 p.m., with occasional evening and weekend responsibilities. (Winter hours are from 9:00am – 5:00pm) Up to 32 hours per week. Weekly schedule (or changes) must be vetted/approved by the Executive or Deputy Director

Position Summary: Youth Navigator staff assists with Mutual Aid Youth Leaders Project, resource sharing, and building relationships among youth and the community while promoting health and
wellness, education, employment and housing opportunities. Will participate in program outreach, coordination of support and mobilizing services, and provide peer-to-peer support in the community. Due to federal funding requirements, qualified candidates must be a current or formerly unhoused youth/young adult.
*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all staff who are not vaccinated must wear a face mask at all times.

Job duties include:
● Assists YHDP Project Coordinator in locating resources to meet the needs of Monterey County youth as they relate to housing, employment, education and wellness resources and opportunities.
● Connects youth peers to housing resources and essential services.
● Outreach in the communities of Salinas and Monterey County.
● Demonstrates and holds high standards related to work ethic, partnership, personal/interpersonal, professional development and achievement through modeling organizational principles and practices.
● Forms connections with youth accessing the services offered within the Center.
● Assists in daily operations of Epicenter programs and activities, including outreach in the community.
● Communicate regularly with the YHDP Coordinator to ensure that project and youth needs are being met when applicable.
● Participates in bi-weekly staff meetings.
Other duties as assigned.

Position Structure:
● Youth Navigator reports to YHDP Project Coordinator
● Flexible hours if needed
● Salary range: Starting at $18 per hour; up to 32 hours per week
● Paid time off, paid holidays, sick leave, and 401k retirement plan available

Desired Qualifications:
● Strong communication and interpersonal skills
● Excellent leadership skills with demonstrated abilities to effectively coach peers, resolve diverse problems and act as a support for underserved youth.
● Ability to work in a flexible way that allows for changes in assignments and priorities depending upon identified needs of the program.
● Organizational skills to work effectively independently or as a team.
● Experience or ability to mentor youth peers
● High School diploma or GED recommended but not required
● Bilingual English /Spanish preferred but not required

Disclaimer: The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the employees in the classification. It is not designed to contain, nor is it to be interpreted as a comprehensive
inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job. All employees at The Epicenter are subject to background checks. Position is available as long as there is funding available through the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program Grant.

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