Housing Resource Navigator - Community Action Center of Northfield

Job Locations US-MN-Northfield
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 5 months ago(1/17/2022 12:51 PM)

Position Summary

All Minnesotans need access to safe and stable housing. Take action and make an impact on homelessness. By offering your time and talent as a Housing Resource Navigator, you can help people overcome barriers and achieve their housing goals. Heading Home Corps provides you with valuable, hands-on experience in housing advocacy, social services, and public assistance programs. You provide the compassion, dedication, and time that our communities need.

We are currently recruiting for the 2022-23 program year with opportunities beginning in August, October and January. Your commitment to Heading Home Corps will be 40 hours per week. This is an AmeriCorps member position with Heading Home Corps. Join an amazing cohort of Housing Resource Navigators from all backgrounds and experiences. 

What to Expect

  • Help individuals experiencing homelessness achieve their housing goals. 
  • Assist clients in navigating social services resources, programs, and benefit systems.
  • Foster strong relationships to help clients build their confidence and skills.
  • Participate in ongoing training and professional development.
  • Gain hands-on experience in social services while embedded in a local organization.
  • Share your experience with the wider community as a Heading Home Corps ambassador.

Perks Package

Housing Resource Navigators receive a perks package at 40 hours a week that includes:

  • A stipend of $1,100 paid every 2 weeks
    • $25,300 total for 1,700 hours of service starting in August 2022
    • $20,900 total for 1,350 hours of service starting in October 2022
    • $15,400 total for 900 hours of service starting in January 2023
  • Up to $6,495 for tuition or student loans*
  • Federal student loan forbearance and interest repayment
  • Individual health insurance — Monthly premium 100% covered
  • Child care assistance — Based on family size and income

*The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award can be used to pay tuition or repay qualified student loans. Individuals 55+ may gift their award to their child, grandchild, foster child or stepchild.

What it Takes

Our Navigators come from all walks of life. The most important qualification is a passion to take action for your community – and meet the following minimum qualifications. By the time they begin their service, our Navigators are:

  • Dependable and have a history of good attendance
  • Able to understand and follow instructions
  • Set a pace and maintain a service schedule of 40 hours per week
  • Competent with basic computer skills (like email and navigating online) 
  • Fluent in English 
  • 18 years of age or older with a high school diploma or equivalent
  • A citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident of the United States*
  • Able to successfully complete a background check

*Applicants who have received deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are not eligible to serve as AmeriCorps members at this time.

Want to Learn More?

Click here to view the position description. 


About our Organization

Heading Home Corps is powered by passionate AmeriCorps members who are on a mission to help more Minnesotans achieve stable housing. The program launched in 2021 and is administered by Ampact as part of our healthy futures program offerings. 

Ampact is a national organization that demonstrates the power of national service to solve complex social problems by creating innovative programs that focus on the key areas of education, environmental stewardship, and healthy futures for communities. These programs include Reading Corps, Math Corps, Early Learning Corps, Recovery Corps and Climate Impact Corps.

Ampact will not discriminate for or against any AmeriCorps service member or applicant on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, marital or parental status, familial status, military service, or any other category protected by law. Reasonable accommodations provided upon request. 

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