Job Description

Position:               East County Youth Housing Navigator

Classification      Non-Exempt

Supervised By:   Deputy Director of Housing



Job Summary: Provide navigation of housing services to the HOY participants. Provide supportive housing case management, outreach and engagement, assistance with housing placement and stabilization services. Assist in program development, operation and team decision making while supporting program outcomes.


Duties and Responsibilities:


  1. Conduct screening and assessments with participants experiencing housing crisis
  2. Administer the Transitional Age Youth Vulnerability Index-Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool (TAY-VI-SPDAT) to participants, if needed
  3. Assist participants that meet requirements for program assistance and determine appropriate referrals or temporary emergency shelter placement vouchers
  4. Provide quality trauma informed and positive youth development principles to participant.
  5. Provide developmentally appropriate assessments and case management services
  6. Build relationships with and recruit local hotels/motels/landlords to partner with HOY
  7. Assist with paperwork related to housing including applications, security deposits and/or lease signings
  8. Assist participants with interpreting their lease, paying bills and budgeting
  9. Refer and link participants to appropriate community resources and provide “wraparound” support services as needed
  10. Submit required narrative for collaborative reporting to funding sources
  11. Track goals, compile data and complete reports for funding sources
  12. Assist participants with coordinating transportation to and from activities and appointments as needed
  13. Practice non-aggressive defensive driving techniques
  14. Perform other administrative tasks as assigned and assist with maintaining proper document storage and auditing
  15. Participate in and attend all required staff meetings, trainings, and appropriate agency-wide committees
  16. Participate in and attend all required staff meetings, trainings, events and appropriate agency-wide committees.
  17. Ability to work effectively with others in alignment with Home Start’s mission





Education A Master’s Degree in human services or related field or equivalent work or volunteer experience and training preferred. Skills: Must work well with persons of varied sexual orientation, racial, ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic backgrounds, and with individuals who are differently-abled. Awareness of relationship violence, child abuse, stalking, and sexual abuse and assault preferred. Knowledge of counseling and advocacy techniques for people who have been victims of crime, including crisis intervention and case management skills beneficial. Previous employment or volunteer work in human services, community agencies or other related non-profit or social change organizations a plus. Good oral and written communication and computer skills are required. Bilingual (Spanish/English) speaker preferred. Other Requirements: Must pass a criminal background check. Must have a valid California driver’s license, a safe driving record, automobile insurance, and a reliable vehicle.


Physical Demands:


  • Reading and typing on a computer frequently.
  • Sitting for long periods of time at required meetings or in supervision.
  • Daily traveling in car to meet with clients and attend agency and community meetings.



Work Environment:


  • Office environment.
  • Travel to meet with clients.



Home Start, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in the hiring of personnel because of gender, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship pregnancy, age, marital status, sexual orientation, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or gender expression, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.