Housing Navigator (Shriver Housing Project)
Be a part of history! Join the Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA) and become part of the team of advocates at Shriver Housing Project – LA, one of the Country’s most innovative Civil Right to Counsel Projects.
The Housing Navigator will be an integral part of a dynamic team of advocates from 4 public interest law offices working on a pilot project examining the impact of legal services on individuals, the court and the community in the Unlawful Detainer system. The Navigator’s primary role will be to assist eligible litigants with housing retention services via successful linkage(s) to supportive services including but not limited to housing, medical, mental health supports, financial literacy and vocational services.
Prior experience serving low-income individuals and client groups on housing and eviction matters, with a sensitivity to those in crisis is preferred. The ideal candidate should have at least one year of work experience providing case management services to high-risk families experiencing a wide range of social and /or behavioral problems or any equivalent combination of education, training and prior work experience. And have the ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing; and well-developed analytical skills. The candidate must be self-motivated with the ability to work independently. Bilingual verbal, reading, and writing proficiency in Spanish is preferred.
Shriver Housing Navigator
Immediate, position open until filled. Work Site: Stanley Mosk Courthouse
Starting salary $60,000.00 - Commensurate with experience. Excellent Benefits which including: choice of medical, dental, vision; life and disability insurance plans; 125 plan; 403(b) with employer contribution, loan reimbursement, bilingual pay supplement, sick and vacation pay, and 13 employer-paid holidays.
The Housing Navigator will meet with eligible litigants at the Shriver Self Help Center (SSH) to conduct comprehensive assessments that identify immediate needs, set short term goals and develop a clear plan to address barriers that impact a tenant’s ability to obtain or retain housing such as housing support services, physical and/or medical assistance and substance abuse treatment. Identify and provide direct referrals to resources that meet client’s psychosocial needs including parenting classes, life skills and job development, mental health treatment, housing, education, job-training, and other social services. Work with assigned Shriver attorneys to coordinate communication with and advocate on behalf of clients to law enforcement, government agencies, social service agencies, educational institutions, medical professionals, and others to help clients understand and navigate the legal system. Support clients’ applications to various benefits programs. Some travel to other NLSLA branch offices, courts, government agencies, shelters and community-based organizations in Los Angeles County may be required.
NLSLA is one of Los Angeles County's leading public interest law offices and has been the primary legal aid program serving the cities of Burbank and Glendale and the San Fernando and Antelope Valleys for more than 50 years and the city of Pasadena and San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys since 2000. The NLSLA staff of 135+, including 55+ lawyers, provides legal assistance to low-income individuals, families and groups in the areas of family law and domestic violence, housing, health care, education, public benefits, economic and job development, immigrant rights, consumer rights and environmental justice. The NLSLA headquarters is located in Glendale, CA with branch offices in Pacoima, and El Monte.
Through a combination of individual representation, high impact litigation and public policy advocacy, NLSLA combats the immediate and long-lasting effects of poverty and expands access to health, opportunity and justice in Los Angeles’ diverse neighborhoods. Founded in response to the nation’s War on Poverty, each year NLSLA provides free assistance to more than 100,000 individuals and families through innovative projects that address the most critical needs of impoverished communities.
NLSLA is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at NLSLA are based on organizational needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to age, race, color, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, disability status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by federal and CA state laws. NLSLA will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.
Candidate must have prior experience providing direct client services, with specialization in mental health, chemical dependency, adult education and/or employment support.
Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and a writing sample to:
Elizabeth Brown, Director of Human Resources
Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County
1102 E. Chevy Chase Drive
Glendale, CA 91205
Fax: (818) 291-1790 E-mail: email@example.com