Southern California Alcohol & Drug Programs, Inc. Housing Specialist - Domestic Violence Advocate in Downey, California

About Us:

Southern California Alcohol and Drug Programs, Inc. (SCADP) was established in 1972 in a grassroots effort by community volunteers seeking alternatives for individuals with substance use disorder (SUD). SCADP is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization providing more than 500 residential treatment beds and outpatient counseling to over 1,500 individuals.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Domestic Violence Housing Navigator will identify and build rapport with survivors of domestic violence. The Domestic Violence Housing Navigator will assist clients in breaking the cycle of homelessness by connecting clients to interim housing, accessing necessary social services, and rapidly obtaining permanent housing. The Navigator will provide individualized client support throughout this entire journey by helping each client develop an individualized service plan and address any barriers to obtaining and maintaining permanent housing. This includes linking with services to increase income (employment or benefit enrollment), identifying any medical needs, as well as accessing substance use and mental health resources as needed. As part of the plan, the Domestic Violence Housing Navigator in conjunction with the client will identify each area clients will need assistance to accomplish the outlined goals and objectives.

• Accurately maintain log of all incoming calls using an electronic database • Respond to survivor’s housing needs by assessing and developing an individual service plan with measurable goals and objectives to assist survivors in achieving their desired outcomes • Utilize a survivor driven case management approach to provide resources and linkage to survivors • Develop and foster a strong network with community partners and representatives for housing opportunities, resources, and advocacy including housing rights, legal, housing establishment, physical and mental health, financial assistance, employment, etc. • Crisis response and stabilization • Advocacy and accompaniment to housing appointments • Serve as a liaison with landlords to negotiate leases and advocate for survivors • Recruit and monitor volunteer advocates – up to 12 volunteers • Drive to a safe and convenient location to meet with survivors • Perform home visits, eviction prevention, budgeting, life skills coaching, and other housing retention services to support survivors with sustaining permanent housing • Contractual compliance to maximize project capacity and goals • All duties are subject to office space and will also require mobile advocacy

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

• High school diploma or equivalent • 40 hour domestic violence certificate completed within three months of hire

Experience:

• 2 years of domestic violence experience • Experience collaborating with community partners regarding housing stability and safety for DV survivors • Must be able to clear a live scan background check

Knowledge:

• Understanding and appreciation of the Housing First Model to meet the needs of Domestic Violence Survivors from a trauma informed care perceptive

Technology Skills:

• Computer skills (including typing, emails, software use), electronic health record systems, 10-key, Microsoft Office Suite, office equipment

Skills and Abilities:

• Strong written and verbal communication, proficient in understanding and communication of the spoken and written English language • set priorities, handle multiple tasks, good problem solving and decision making skills • Detail oriented, accurate, analytical, organized and meets established deadlines

Preferred Qualifications:

• 5 years of domestic violence experience • 2 years’ experience collaborating with community partners regarding housing stability • Housing advocacy experience • Knowledge of trauma informed care • Bilingual in English and Spanish (written and spoken) preferred • Culturally competent and sensitive • Valid CA Driver’s License without restrictions

Additional Note(s):

Online Resume Submissions Accepted Only; No-Drop-Offs Please

Southern California Alcohol and Drug Programs, Inc. (SCADP) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law

This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form 1-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.

If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (OHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment.