Community Navigator (20307)

Overview

City:
Minneapolis
State:
MN
Country:
United States of America
Category:
Youth
Employment Status:
Full Time

Description

 

Lutheran Social Service MN is a dynamic social service organization serving children, youth and families, people with disabilities, older adults and military veterans.  Trustworthiness is a value and strength shared by our employees and recognized by the communities we serve.  We offer an ALIVE Workplace (Supportive, Positive and Fun) and careers that challenge, energize and rewards employees.  Do work that matters. Grow with us!

 

Lutheran Social Service of MN (LSS) has a rich legacy of providing holistic case management support to youth and their families experiencing higher barriers to stabilization and success.  The role of the Community Navigator, Youth Resources is to provide community-based advocacy and case management services focused on the following: youth mentoring, academic engagement and performance, diversion from the criminal justice system, basic needs support, parent support and connection to services, and other family needs for youth on probation. Community Navigator, Youth Resources work with youth to develop and complete personal goals related to academic and socioemotional success, provide compassionate collaboration, support and advocacy within the community and school settings. Community Navigator, Youth Resources are knowledgeable and proficient in utilizing family strength-based case management and client-focused practice.
 

This position offers a salary in the high 30s and many additional benefits including mileage, cell phone reimbursement, flexible work schedule, wellness plans, medical, dental, vision and other benefits.

Minimum Requirements

 
  • A four-year degree in Criminal Justice, Sociology, Social Work or another closely related field
  • 2-3 years working with diverse youth populations experiencing a variety of barriers such as truancy, engagement with the criminal justice system, poverty, homelessness, behavioral health issues and lack of a positive and supportive social circle.
  • Training in the areas of crisis intervention, family dynamics, and chemical dependency is desired. To provide adequate social work practices, the incumbent must draw on the ability to empathize, problem solve, and the ability to accept people unconditionally with an openness to new ideas.
  • Ability to interpret policies and guidelines, the incumbent must draw on analytical abilities.
  • Tested understanding and proven knowledge of counseling theory and techniques, social support systems, advocacy, youth stages of development and case management in terms of providing services to individuals or families in crisis.
  • The ability to successfully pass a comprehensive background check.
  • Strong communication skills, written and oral
  • A driver's license and current insurance is required.  Incumbent must have the ability to learn to drive or be able to drive a 12-passenger agency van.

Lutheran Social Service of MN is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of all people regardless of gender, race, culture, religion, ethnicity, protected veteran status and/or disability. It is the expectation that all LSS/CHS employees will behave in a manner that is free of racism, discrimination, bias, and harassment where all individuals are treated with dignity, safety, and respect.

Additional Posting Information:
This position offers a salary in the high 30s and many additional benefits including mileage, cell phone reimbursement, flexible work schedule, wellness plans, medical, dental, vision and other benefits.

LSS employees have deeply meaningful work that changes lives, the opportunity for their unique gifts to shine and grow, and abundant and balanced lives.