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3 Nov 2022

Full-Time Peer Outreach Navigator/Support Specialist

TheCenterPC – Posted by TheCenterPC San Diego, California, United States

Job Description

WELCOME TO YOUR CENTER!

Established as a community non-profit in 1972, The Center provides targeted programs and services to the full diversity of the San Diego LGBTQ community. The mission of The Center is to enhance and sustain the health and well-being of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender, nonbinary, immigrant, and HIV communities for the betterment of our entire San Diego region. Our vision is to create a Center and Center culture where every person feels and knows they are welcomed, valued, and supported. As the beacon for our regional LGBTQ community, we actively recommit to being a more vibrant, bold, innovative, safe, and modern center each day than the day before. The Center is sex-positive and provides advocacy and critical health and social support services to support our community members through all stages of life, focusing on our deeply held values of equity, social justice, and client-centered, trauma-informed care. The Center has over 75 staff working at five facilities across San Diego County.

 

As a part of The CENTER’s commitment to the health and safety of our employees, clients, and community members, all employees are required to show proof of being immunized and boosted against the COVID-19 virus.

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the direction of the Youth Homeless Services Manager, the Peer Outreach Navigator and Peer Support Specialist is responsible for conducting street outreach to transitional-age youth experiencing housing instability and utilizing skills acquired through their own lived experience and through formal training to deliver services that promote recovery and resiliency. In this role, the Peer Outreach Navigator and Peer Support Specialist will also ensure that program participants are linked to internal and external resources, prioritizing resources that enhance the well-being of LGBTQ transitional-age youth.

 

PRIMARY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conducting street outreach, targeting areas where LGBTQ youth who are experiencing homelessness congregate
  • Collaborating with coordinated street outreach partners and participating in coordinated street outreach events
  • Provide linkages to emergency shelters, drop-in centers, and other relevant resources
  • Provide support to program participants to help them engage and stay engaged in program services
  • Maintain timely and accurate documentation of participant services, including case notes

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Professional Experience: Some experience providing customer or guest services
  • Professional Skills: Teamwork and collaboration; Optimism and having a growth mindset
  • Language Skills: English
  • Other Qualifications: Valid CA driver’s license, relevant car insurance, and personal vehicle to drive for job-related tasks

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education: High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Professional Experience: 1 year in a direct-service role serving LGBTQ youth who have experienced housing instability
  • Technical Skills: Microsoft software proficiency-Word, Excel, Teams, and Outlook
  • Language Skills: Spanish
  • Other Experience: Personal experience with mental illness, homelessness, and/or in recovery from substance use; Personal experience with child welfare and/or juvenile justice systems

 

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:

  • Compensation: The pay range for this position is $20.00-$21.00 per hour and is commensurate with experience. This is a Full-Time, Regular, Non-Exempt
  • Benefits: The CENTER offers a robust benefits package, inclusive of Competitive Pay Scales, 401(k) Retirement Plan (with company match), Flex Time Opportunities, Full Medical, Dental, Vision, and Chiropractic Health Coverage, Out-of-Pocket Optional Coverage for Spouses, Domestic Partners, and Dependent Children, Full-time and Part-Time Schedules, Generous Vacation and Holiday Benefits, Professional Training & Development Experiences, Opportunities for Promotion & Advancement

 

Please review the current job openings by clicking the button below. If you believe you possess the heart and skills for any of these (or any other) exciting job opportunities, we encourage you to apply. Instructions for how to apply are included in each job announcement. We regret that we are unable to accept telephone inquiries.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

The San Diego LGBTQ Community Center is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

How to Apply

  Please submit your cover letter and resume to: people@thecentersd.org Subject line: To include the job title you are applying to "Peer Outreach Navigator/Support Specialist position".

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: $20-$21/hour.

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