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Family Navigator

Company: CRJ Programs
Location: Bridgeport
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

At CRJ we change lives and strengthen communities by advancing policy and delivering individualized services that promote safety, justice, and inclusion.The Family Navigator will utilize working knowledge of local social service resources to provide case management in tandem with clinician treating families who are referred by DCF in the Norwalk - Bridgeport area. Must be comfortable working with clients and families in home as well as office setting and transporting clients when needed. The Family Navigator Duties and Responsibilities:Meet with families and individuals regularly both in-home and in-office to assess and manage case service needs and safety plans.Research and connect with local social services and other resources to proactively problem-solve and help Clients meet a variety of basic and higher-level needs, including but not limited to connecting Clients to resources for housing, education, childcare, benefits, clinical services, parenting services, recreation, etc.Work as a team with a clinician, program manager and DCF to provide coordinated and effective treatment.Arrange or provide transportation for Clients as necessary.Attend weekly, monthly and quarterly program meetings and trainings in various CT locations.Maintain clear and concise records and documentation according to policies and procedures. Time Requirements: 40 hours a week. This position may require working some evenings and weekends. Flexibility required to meet client needs. Education/Experience: Bachelor's Degree in Human Services Field and 3 years' experience providing direct services to families with complex needs. Experience with intimate partner violence a plus. Language Ability: Very high. Strong written and verbal skills in English. Ability to speak Spanish a plus. Math Ability: Medium. Must be able to provide and interpret statistics and budgets. Reasoning Ability: Very High. Must be able to coordinate multiple needs simultaneously and problem-solve innovatively. Computer Skills: Very high. Must know Word, Excel, Outlook, be comfortable with iOS (iPad/iPhone), and utilize online assessment services and electronic records per training provided. Work Environment: Services to be performed both in center-based and in-home settings as needed. Must have valid license and own vehicle. Must be willing to work with clients in home settings across Fairfield County. Physical Demands: Light CRJ provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws

Keywords: CRJ Programs, Bridgeport , Family Navigator, Other , Bridgeport, Connecticut

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