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URBAN QUALITY LIVING INC

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Organization:

Urban Quality Living, Inc

Organization Description: (Permanent Affordable Housing Non-profit)

Urban Quality Living is a non-profit organization dedicated to working with our homeless population in LA facing barriers to education, employment, and mental & health care services; due to affordability/lack of the resources to acquire housing in their communities.

Our mission is to impact our homeless clients and empower them for success.

We do this through active engagement and participation of our homeless clients seeking to come indoors, supported by our housing First approach with care and wrap-around supportive services.

Urban Quality Living re-integrates a homeless person/family back as active stakeholders in their community through educational and employment support services. We foster an environment that allows for self-determination, sufficiency, financial discipline, and independence as a practical path out of homelessness.

Urban Quality Living, Inc is now recruiting for a Volunteer Housing Navigator. (This is an unpaid position):

To join us in replacing hopelessness and isolation with hope and a sense of belonging for our poor and homeless population in and around Los Angeles.

As a Volunteer Housing Navigator you would:

  • Promote a culture of community, trauma informed-care and client centered approach to meeting housing needs
  • Conduct housing/supportive services needs assessments
  • Support individuals/families experiencing homelessness by connecting them to services and resources based on housing assessments
  • Coordinate, plan, facilities, evaluate, advocate, communicate and manage participant’s outcomes
  • Ensure prompt documentation and notes are readily available for participants’
  • Assist participants with moving arrangements when housing/shelter becomes available
  • Develop working relationships across all Service Planning Area’s (SPA) to ensure effective outcomes for participants

Volunteer Housing Navigator Posting

Job Title: Volunteer Housing Navigator (Member of the Executive Team)

Experience

  • Understanding and knowledge of the work of non-profit/for-profit organizations
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written,
  • Ability to interact with a diverse set of people from various businesses and backgrounds
  • Experience working with a variety of people in difficult situations
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Decisive, innovative, and flexible with the ability to compromise and strongly service-oriented.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social/Human Science or 2 years of experience in related field like Social Work
  • Working knowledge of Social Services
  • Understanding of Mental Health and/or Substance use Disorders
  • Proven management and/or supervising experience
  • Ability to be sensitive and responsive to diversity
  • Able to work independently and in partnership with team members
  • Seeks to improve knowledge, skills and abilities
  • Experience of case management
  • Proven ability to apply crisis intervention and de-escalation techniques

Executive Team Function

  • Team worker
  • Custodian of participant’s records
  • Ensuring that accurate and sufficient documentation exists to provide adequate case management
  • Timely distribution of case management materials.
  • Reviewing, updating documents, and ensuring all documents are safely stored and readily accessible
  • Accommodates field education students with required case management tools and systems
  • An active conduit for communication between various Universities and Urban Quality Living, Inc.
  • Oversight of Urban Quality Living, Inc’s maintenance of its Field Education Agency requirements

Executive Team Type:

Team Manager (Student Case Management Program)

Industry:

Nonprofit Organization Management

Volunteer Housing Navigator Posting

Job Description:

Urban Quality Living members of the Executive team are to be committed to the mission. Serving on the Urban Quality Living, Inc’s Executive team is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual passionate about strengthening leadership and growth in the nonprofit sector to excel and drive this nonprofit in pro-active and productive ways.

The Volunteer Housing Navigator works alongside the Case Management and Housing Team.

Executive team members are to engage with each other fully, ensuring excellent outcomes for the participants we serve. The team works when we all pull together.

As a team member, you must read all functional materials, resources, and documents before team meetings and come prepared to ask questions and participate in discussions as stated on the meeting agenda.

Team members are encouraged to share and communicate their ideas; no idea is a bad idea. Our focus is to come up with ways, always better to serve our participants. We seek to limit their experience of homelessness and move them quickly into affordable permanent housing.

Team members are encouraged to play an active role in creating an environment where our participants feel and know that they are listened to and supported-an environment where they can express their needs and be valued and respected.

Team members to responsibly represent Urban Quality Living, Inc to their respective communities and to advocate for Urban Quality Living, Inc’s mission, programs, and services as appropriate.

Our team members and volunteers are the keys to our success as an organization. So we look forward to you joining us.

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About URBAN QUALITY LIVING INC

Location:

11105 ROSE AVE APT 106, LOS ANGELES, CA 90034, US

Mission Statement

Our undertaking is to replace hopelessness and isolation with a sense of belonging and involvement with the communities that our homeless brothers and sisters live in; by providing them with affordable housing, health care, education, employment, and supportive trauma-informed wellness services that are tailored, specifically to meet their individual/family needs. Thereby foresting their inclusion, socially, and economically in our neighborhoods and society at large.

Description

We are a community based non-profit organization, providing trauma-informed care and supportive affordable permanent housing for homeless people in and around Los Angeles. Our main objective is to break the cycle of homelessness, one individual and one family at a time. We are committed to building safe and stable communities. Where homeless and poor people have access to holistic programs and services that are trauma-informed to foster their rehabilitation, which will in turn allow them to become economically self-sufficient and active stakeholders and members of their neighborhoods and communities at large. Through partnership with other nonprofit we've been able to greatly impact and change the direction and life's of our client's.

Children & Youth
Community
Homeless & Housing

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

11105 Rose AveLos Angeles, CA 90034

(34.02207,-118.42286)
 

SKILLS

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Event Management
  • Program Management
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Spanish
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 20
  • Flexible (As required)
  • Friendly, Committed, result driven, Kind, team-player, determined, and adaptable.

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