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WestCare Careers in Fresno, California

Description Position Summary: Person in this position will be responsible for Navigation in the Adult Reentry Grant Warm Hand Off program. The Navigator will utilize a Housing First approach to the delivery of its Warm Hand-Off Reentry Services to formerly incarcerated individuals who are experiencing or at imminent risk of homelessness in an effort to break the cycle of homelessness and incarceration. The services provided will assist in reintroducing formerly incarcerated individuals, including serious and violent offenders, back to their respective communities, family systems and other positive supports. Essential Job Functions include those listed below. Essential Job Functions: * Case management of a large caseload of participants, up to 20 at a time; * Have a strong working knowledge of housing services, supportive services, and community resources; * Ability to link clients to needed programs and provide warm handoffs including increased access to effective community based mental health, behavioral health (including the option to use 12-Step program), and primary care treatment; * Heavy documentation; * Assist clients in securing documentation and services needed to obtain housing; * Provide wraparound services for individuals and their families to ensure their successful transition to independent living and successful community reintegration by arranging, coordinating, monitoring, and delivering services related to meeting participants’ housing needs and helping them to obtain stability; * Link participants to programs for literacy, vocational training, education (GED, community college), and job readiness skills (interpersonal and interview skills, resume preparation, job search assistance); * Assist clients in applying for housing vacancies, completion of supportive and subsidized housing paperwork, and monitoring progress to completion * Ensure clients transition smoothly to permanent housing * Follow clients through and among services to achieve housing stability and retention * Navigate clients until they are linked to appropriate housing intervention or services are no longer needed * When applicable, attend required Fresno Madera Continuum of Care ( FMCoC) CES and Navigator trainings * For participants experiencing homelessness, provide weekly updates to Master By Name List and participate in weekly FMCoC case conferencing meetings * Provide all services in linguistically and culturally appropriate manner, including use of interpreters for those with limited English proficiency * Embrace and embody the mission, vision, guiding principles, clinical vision and goals of WestCare Foundation; and * Perform any other duties as assigned. Working Conditions: * Work is primarily performed in an office setting; * Some travel is required; and * Some outdoor activities may be required. Physical Demands: * Occasional lifting of more than 10 pounds; * Sitting, standing, walking, reaching are performed in the normal course of the position; and * The normal work routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues, BUT exposure or potential exposure may be required as a condition of employment. Appropriate personal protective equipment will be readily available to every employee engaged in Category II tasks; # Qualifications Essential Qualifications: * Two (2) Case Management experience; * Excellent communication skills; * Good computer skills; * Good documentation skills; * Be able to multi-task; and * Valid driver’s license * Must maintain and execute confidential information * Demonstrated ability to work with diverse communities. * CPR Certification, First Aid Certification and an Annual Tuberculosis test Education: * Graduation with a two-year degree in Psychology, Social Work, Community and Human Services, Rehabilitation Counseling or a related field is preferred; and * High School diploma or equivalent is required. Level: Undisclosed Job Location: Fresno - 1900 N Gateway - Fresno, CA Remote Type: N/A Position Type: Full Time Education Level: High School Salary Range: $20.00 - $20.00 Hourly Travel Percentage: Undisclosed Job Shift: Any Job Category: Undisclosed