Youth Mental Health Navigator
Work with Greater Victoria’s vulnerable youth on their path to independence! Threshold Housing Society is committed to creating a safe and stable home environment for our community’s youth at-risk for homelessness by offering acceptance, transitional housing, life skills, and opportunities to realize their potential. We are seeking an enthusiastic team member to work directly with youth experiencing crisis. Your role would be to assist youth with navigation through the mental health system. The Navigator provides the youth with agency referral, support, and coaching to address the issues they face. You will see youth either in the office or on an outreach basis.
- Provide immediate response and management of crises.
- Assess the needs of the youth and work directly with youth to develop, modify and track goals for their stay in transitional housing.
- Provide information on community resources to youth. Actively advocate for youth and assist them in the development of self-advocacy skills. Liaise with other agencies, professionals, ministry staff and the community to support youth.
- Maintain client caseloads keeping up to date and concise case notes on each youth.
- Provide support and education to youth using an inter-disciplinary approach.
- Work with other THS staff to ensure that youth are receiving the support, skills and programming they need to move forward in their lives.
Qualifications & Experience:
- A relevant degree such as Social Work, Child & Youth Care or a related field
- A proven track record working with individuals facing mental health and addictions crises and extensive knowledge of the relevant networks and services available to youth in the Greater Victoria area
- 3-5 years’ experience working with vulnerable youth and homeless populations
- Advanced knowledge of client centred case management principles and a track history of maintaining excellent client records
- ASIST, NVCI, and Emergency 1st Aid training
- BC Class 5 driver’s license. A drivers’ abstract must be provided.
Why Work for Threshold Housing?
Our organization is a progressive and dynamic organization focused on addressing youth homelessness. We are part of the upstream solution for adult homelessness in this time of diminishing support and housing challenges for vulnerable populations. Our clients are seeking stability and the opportunity (often for the first time) to pursue their goals and dreams in a safe, accepting, supporting environment. The team you will be working with is a tightly knit group of compassionate professionals. We value communication, connection, and respect to each other, the outside community, and the youth we serve.
The Nitty Gritty:
- Hours: Part time (25 hours per week). Actual hours are flexible and changing and may include evenings. Hours per week may increase over time.
- Wage: TBD based on experience
- Location: Across Victoria with office hours spent in Oak Bay
- Closing: April 17th, 2017 at midnight
- Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions without a cover letter will not be considered.
- Please note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.