Central Access Navigator
Company: Nebraska Children and Families Foundation
Posted on: September 24, 2022
Responsible for connecting youth to supports and services at the
point of entry into PEO through the Connected Youth Initiative
(CYI) core component of central navigation. Ensures that services
and supports are focused on the seven target areas for youth
transitioning into adulthood: Education, Employment, Housing,
Finances, Transportation, Mental/Physical Health, and
Responsible for the creation of the Project Everlast Pathway Plan
for each youth that enters PEO. Assists with the
planning/implementation of other PEO activities.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Coordinates efforts between Youth Engagement Specialist , community
service providers/partners, Community Response/Bring Up Nebraska
collaboratives in the Omaha metro area, and the youth to create
Pathways Plans that contain the most appropriate supports and
services available in a timely manner.
- Works directly with the Youth Engagement Specialist to develop,
conduct, and implement Central Access consultations, ensure the
Participant Information Form is completed and entered into the
database, and refer for any additional independent living
evaluations deemed necessary,
- Conducts regular/periodic PEO orientation sessions.
- Works with youth and providers to ensure youth-friendly intake
procedures when accessing services and supports.
- Create and maintain relationships with Project Everlast Omaha
program partners and community partners to provide the best
coordination of services for youth.
- Coordinates with Douglas County Community Response (DCCR) and
Lift Up Sarpy County to ensure a streamlined central navigation
system and process for young adults and/or expectant and parenting
young adults and their families.
- Develops action steps to track youth outcomes and re-engage
youth who have lost contact with Project Everlast and community
- Work to identify supports and resources that can assist current
and former foster youth.
- Assists in the planning and facilitation of PEO Youth
- Attend Project Everlast, Partner Programs, and Community
meetings as needed.
- Participate in statewide Bring Up Nebraska and Connected Youth
Initiative meetings and workgroups as needed or requested.
- Recruit and interview social work practicum students. Attend
any required/necessary meetings and recruitment fairs.
- Develop and maintain database reporting and functionality in
partnership with PEO Staff and partners.
- Assist with the development, outreach and coordination of
housing, transportation, and maternity programs.
- Regular attendance. Other duties may be assigned.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position currently has no
WORK DIRECTION RECEIVED: Works under direct supervision
SCOPE/NATURE OF DISCRETION: Delegated discretion; authority to
initiate and carry out actions that are deemed essential.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- Associates degree in related field and
- 3-5 years experience in working with the child welfare system,
- Demonstrate extensive knowledge relating to supports and
services available for youth aging out of the foster care system,
- Lived experience in these systems of care.
- Any equivalent combination of experience, training, and/or
education will be considered.
- Valid Driver s License and proof of insurance. Knowledge
- Working knowledge of Microsoft office suite including Word,
Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
- Office equipment and computer software Abilities:
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with
- Gather, analyze, and review collected information and make
- Stay calm during intense situations and work under
- Facilitate meetings to gain input and disseminate information
- Bachelor s degree in social work , human service, public
administration, education, criminal justice, or other similar
degree. LANGUAGE SKILLS:
- Ability to read, analyze and interpret documents such as grant
solicitations or governmental regulations.
- Ability to write grant proposals and progress reports as well
as routine reports and correspondence.
- Ability to respond to common inquiries about the organization
from the public and/or business community.
- Ability to effectively present information to public groups,
top management, and/or boards of directors. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:
- Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of
measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
- Ability to compute, rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and
interpret bar graphs. Ability to read and interpret demographic and
statistical research data. REASONING ABILITY:
- Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of
variables in unique situations.
- Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in
written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
- Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and
draw valid conclusions.
- Ability to interpret statistical research findings (such as
Census data) and to interpret mathematical data accurately in
- Ability to plan, schedule, and manage multiple activities at
once. PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
regularly required to sit and talk or hear.
- The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger,
handle or feel.
- The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach
with hands and arms.
- Ability to drive WORKING CONDITIONS:
- Flexible schedule including evenings and weekends.
- Willingness to occasionally travel within the state.
- In person - Omaha, NE
Keywords: Nebraska Children and Families Foundation, Omaha , Central Access Navigator, Other , Omaha, Nebraska
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