Community Navigator – Community Assistance Life Liaison Program
|Location:||St Petersburg, FL|
Are you excited by the prospect of working for an organization that values your professional development, offers promotional opportunities, has flexible hours AND gives you a chance to make a difference in the lives of children and families? Are you ready to take the next step in your social services career? If so, read on!
WHO WE ARE:
Gulf Coast JFCS is comprised of over 500 dedicated people committed to improving the lives children and families of all religions and nationalities. The only prerequisite is need. Annually, GCJFCS supports more than 37,000 people throughout Florida. Our programs are designed to protect children from abuse and neglect; to help people overcome substance abuse, to manage mental health, or to gain control of debilitating behaviors; to care for and connect seniors to needed services; to provide emergency financial and food assistance to support Holocaust survivors; and to welcome and help resettle refugees from around the world.
WHAT YOU WILL DO:
The Community Navigator will provide immediate crisis intervention services, in partnership with local law enforcement, to adults, children, and families. Service intervention may be provided in situations to include, but not limited to, mental health illness, disorderly conduct, substance misuse, homelessness, panhandling, and parental assistance for juvenile needs such as counseling or school attendance/truancy. The Community Navigator may provide engagement, counseling, referral, and linkage to formal (community providers) and informal (family, friends, neighbors, school, etc.) resources to prevent ongoing client crisis, and support law enforcement in efforts to reduce the number of officers deployed to non-emergency situations and reduce recidivism of individuals requiring non-emergency law enforcement support.
It is critical that you live in or near St. Petersburg as familiarity with the city and its neighborhoods is essential!
WHAT WE OFFER:
- $19.23 per hour
- Flexible hours
- Continuous training and professional development opportunities
- Excellent Benefits Package
- Mileage Reimbursement
- An opportunity to make the world a better place!
You must have a Master’s Degree from an accredited university or college in the field of counseling, rehabilitation, or human series field and at least two (2) years of experience in working with at-risk population to include families experiencing substance abuse matters, domestic violence, and mental health and emotionally disturbed; OR, a Bachelor’s Degree and four (4) years of experience may be substituted. Click here for more.