The Young Adult Navigator is responsible for providing assistance to young adults living in Chittenden County, ages 12 years old to 22, within the target population of the Youth in Transition (YIT) Program. This position will assist young adults to secure information and connect to existing community services and resources.
The Navigator will work with young adults to ensure they will have adequate preparation and the necessary supports to be productively engaged in the community and will assist in navigating systems and resources in the community. The Young Adult Navigator must be between the ages of 18 and 25. This is a full time, nonexempt position, which pays $20.00 per hour.
- Provide outreach to transition-age young adults, focusing on multi-cultural youth, including the refugee, immigrant and asylee population, in need of, information, resources and support through transitions
- Work in concert with MYP Program and the YIT Leadership Team to identify existing community resources and provide supports and services as needed
- Use Facebook and other social networking sites in order to reach out and provide support and information to young adults
- Assist with the development and maintenance of the ImpactVT.org website, the online resource guide created for transition age youth in the community
- Prepare data and detailed descriptions of all activities performed quarterly to include in the quarterly progress report and participate in the YIT Affiliation Meetings
- Participate in the development of leadership training for young adults and create young adult advisory groups.
- Provide opportunities for young adults to take on leadership roles, become peer supports, and create and participate in healthy, pro-social activities
- Participate in training activities, and other events as requested.
- Participate in MYP Programming including the Multicultural Help Desk in various School Districts.
Knowledge & Skills Required
- High school diploma or equivalent is required with a preference of some college courses in the human services field
- Demonstrated understanding of issues facing target population (homelessness, HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, mental health problems, family conflict, physical health issues, criminality, etc.), as well as challenges and barriers related to multi-cultural youth
- Commitment to the value of diversity with respect to gender, race, age, socio-economic level, sexual orientation and religion
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively with young adults, parents, community members, service providers, and state agency personnel
- Experience working in a peer support capacity
- Ability to work independently and also as an effective team member
- Willingness to participate in supervision by identifying needs, asking for assistance, support and training and being able to accept and utilize feedback
- Ability to manage time and set priorities to accomplish tasks and meet deadlines, including the ability to adapt to changing priorities
- Ability to set limits with self and others
- Proficiency in all Microsoft Office functions, particularly Outlook, Word and Excel
This is a field position and frequent travel is required, including client transport. Reliable transportation and comprehensive insurance is required.
Youth and adults of all social and cultural identities; including race, religion, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, age, country of origin, immigration status, and mobility; should be treated with respect, dignity, and equity.