Youth System Navigator YFDA

September 24, 2021
Chula Vista, CA, California
Job Type
Type of Pay
Contact Name
Jaime Rosales
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Regular Full Time
Pay: $20 per hour
Under the supervision of the Youth in Transition Program Director the Youth and Family Development Associate (YFDA) will provide Youth Systems Navigation (YSN) Outreach and Case Management. YFDA will be responsible for providing access to eligible youth and young adults that are experiencing homelessness or housing instability resources, housing navigation and/or assessment to support an individualized service plan that assists in obtaining shelter or housing solution. YSN is committed to providing services that are trauma informed, strength based, person center and empowerment oriented.
  • Support in the implementation and evaluation of YSN services that provide assistance to our most vulnerable youth and young adults in a trauma informed approach that adheres to and upholds the standards of South Bay Community Services.Outreach and canvass high-risk areas to locate and engage in street based services with youth and young adults that are experiencing homelessness or housing instability while building a trusting rapport over time.
  • Provision of basic needs, emergency referrals, housing navigation, stabilization supports, case management, and service plan that links to resources
  • Facilitate referrals to career pathway, life skills, mental health, mentorship, educational and other support programs.
  • Connect youth and young adults to supports that to achieve increased economic stability and self-sufficiency.
  • Assist youth and young adults to create a housing plan that identifies a transition out of homelessness.
  • Must be flexible to provide services in the community as needed.
  • Attend all required agency trainings and meetings. 
  • Maintain documentation in Efforts to Outcomes (ETO), Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), Clarity, and/or other identified data bases and report on all youth and young adults in a timely manner.
  • Maintain confidentiality and privacy standards of youth and young adults protected health information and other applicable information and material in accordance to agency and center policies, and applicable regulations and laws, including HIPAA
  • Maintain warm, welcoming office grounds and facilities.
  • Other related duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience working with children and adolescents including the documentation of services following a standard protocol. Experience working with TAY youth and transitional housing programs preferred. Able to work in a very diverse setting with people of all backgrounds, culture and orientation. Demonstrated leadership and problem solving abilities, training skills, creativity, and public speaking. Ability to provide quality trauma-informed services in a fast-paced environment, specializing in crisis intervention and de-escalation, motivational interviewing, and Seeking Safety. Ability to (re) prioritize and multi-task is a must. Available to work evenings, weekends and holidays. Able to be cleared to drive and have valid driver’s license with own transportation. COVID-19 vaccination is required.
Physical Demands:
  • Stand: Remaining on one’s feet in an upright position.
  • Lifting: Raising or lowering an object from one level to another (includes upward pulling) 25-50 lbs
  • Carrying: Transporting an object, usually holding it in the hands or arms, or on the shoulder
  • Pushing: Exerting force upon an object so that the object moves away from the force.
  • Pulling: Exerting force upon an object so that the object moves toward the force (includes jerking)
  • Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs, using feet and legs or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized
  • Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching.
  • Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist, requiring full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.
  • Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning, or otherwise working with hand or hands. Fingers are involved only to the extent that they are an extension of the hand.
  • Finger Movement: Picking, pinching, or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling
  • Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Talking is important for those activities in which workers must impart oral information to clients or to the public, and in those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
The statements contained herein describe the scope of the responsibility and essential functions of this position, but should not be considered to be an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time unless restricted by a negotiated contract.
At-Will Employment Status
Please note that all employment with South Bay Community Services (SBCS) is at-will, which means your employment may be terminated at any time by you or SBCS, without cause or advance notice. The terms and conditions of any employment may also be modified.
Equal Employment Opportunity
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Equal Opportunity Employer/Program – Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

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