Volunteers of America Chesapeake and Carolina's (V
Health Navigator (Personal Services)
Job Title: Health Navigator
Department: Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)
Location: NC regional offices
Status: Full Time
Reports to: Assistant Director
Travel Requirement: Telework Capacity and travel in the Carolinas region as needed.
Volunteers of America Chesapeake & Carolinas empowers self-reliance and inspires hope. As a church without walls, we do this through personalized housing, ministry, health, and human services that benefit vulnerable individuals, their families and the community. Founded in 1896 in Baltimore, MD by social reformers, Ballington and Maud Booth, we were one of the first of over 30 affiliates of Volunteers of America one of the nations largest and most comprehensive human services organizations.
Our founders envisioned a movement dedicated to reaching and uplifting the American people. On behalf of the organization, the Booths pledged to go wherever we are needed, and do whatever comes to hand. Their declaration continues to guide Volunteers of America's impact on Helping Americas most vulnerable.
Through a dedicated and committed team of more than 850 employees and thousands of volunteers, we provide critical care, support services and hope to thousands of people each year throughout Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia and the Carolinas. We firmly believe our employees drive the success of the organization. Through our diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, we endeavor to attract, engage and retain qualified, diverse, compassionate individuals to join our journey and experience a work environment that offers challenging, stimulating and financially rewarding opportunities.
As a Health Navigator, youll be doing the important, meaningful work of managing crises, providing in-the-moment support to clients with complex behavioral health issues, ensuring client safety, and connecting clients to high-quality, evidence-based providers and connections to Veterans Administration Medical Center services. This position does not involve providing in-person services or therapy, but instead focuses on supporting clients in connecting to care and housing. You will provide day-to-day support and services for participating veteran households in need of homelessness prevention, rapid re-housing and transitional supportive services. Provide key linkages for clients beginning at their intake and assessment following through to their attainment or maintenance of permanent housing in their home community.
EFFECT ON END RESULT:
Clinical License preferred but not required.
Masters level social worker or equivalent education with experience in counseling psychology, nursing, rehabilitative counseling, or related human service field.
Experience working with homeless individuals and families including veterans is a plus.
Comfort in environments with constantly evolving responsibilities.
Passion for connecting individuals with excellent care and able to provide short-term support in person, over the phone and via email.
The physical requirements described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
The ability to safely operate a motor vehicle to transport oneself, consumers, and program supplies as necessary.
The physical ability to travel to assigned locations, stand, stoop, bend, reach, pull, push, lift, grasp, climb, talk, see, hear and perform basic and light home maintenance activities, and operate office equipment.
Operating office equipment requiring continuous or repetitive hand/arm movements.
The ability to remain in a sitting position for extended periods of time
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
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