CLEAR PATH HOUSING NAVIGATOR, GATEWAY CENTER
The Clear Path Housing Navigator in Gateway Center’s Coordinated Assessment Program (CAP) is responsible for providing navigator support services that will assist with reducing barriers to housing; identify housing resources; and reduce the time the most vulnerable clients remain homeless. The Housing Navigator must have extensive experience working with individuals that are homeless, knowledge of Housing First, harm reduction strategies, local homeless services, and housing subsidy and support programs (i.e. Rapid Re-housing, Section 8, Shelter + Care, and VASH) are preferred. Housing Navigators will provide housing navigation services to ensure clients are supported in gathering documentation needed for housing screening and placement. Assistance may include, but not limited to, assisting with obtaining ID, homeless history, documentation of disability and other required documents for housing. The Housing Navigator will provide an efficient approach to providing homeless individuals and families with services and housing as part of the Clear Path program’s streamlined screening, assessment, linkage and, matching process that is based on client’s needs and strengths.
The Housing Navigator, under the direction of the RS&CAPS Director, provides client advocacy, case management, benefit establishment, linkage to mental health/substance abuse services, linkage to stable housing and all other supportive services as needed. The position is expected to use evidence-based practice models such as, Trauma Informed Care and Motivational Interviewing.
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