Housing Resource Navigator

Job Locations US-MN-Northfield
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(5/29/2024 12:26 PM)
ID
2024-42411
Location : Postal Code
55057

Position Summary

All Minnesotans deserve a safe place to call home. You can make a difference in your community by supporting people facing housing insecurity. Join Heading Home Corps — together, we can make an impact on homelessness!

 

As a Housing Resource Navigator, you will help people overcome barriers and achieve their housing goals. You’ll serve at a nonprofit organization or public agency that has a mission in housing advocacy, social services, and/or public assistance. Heading Home Corps provides you with valuable, hands-on experience and provides the training and professional development you need to be successful. You provide the compassion, dedication, and time that our communities need.

 

Join our AmeriCorps team on a mission to help others secure safe and stable housing! We're actively seeking members for 2024-25 program year. Put your passion into action — become a Housing Resource Navigator and be the difference!

 

How You’ll Take Action

  • 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.

 

Want to Learn More?

Watch this 2-minute video and get a glimpse of what it’s like to be a member! Or click here to view the position description.

 

It Starts with a Passion

Our members come from all walks of life. Anyone can become a Navigator as long as they have a passion to make a difference — 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 set a pace and maintain a service schedule of 40 or 25 hours per week, depending on the agreed upon hours commitment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel), internet searches, data entry, email communication (with attachments), databases and software use, and videoconferencing.
  • 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 in our programs at this time. DACA applicants may be eligible for Americorps VISTA programs. For more information, click here.

Perks Package

While you’re making a difference, you’ll receive a paycheck (stipend) every two weeks and additional perks! As an AmeriCorps program we have both federally provided benefits and program specific benefits.

 

Federal Benefits include:

Members starting in July-

  • Up to $6895.00 in Education Award
    • Segal AmeriCorps Education Award* which can be used to pay tuition or repay qualified student loans. Individuals 55+ at the start of their service term may gift their award to a family member. Click Here for more information.
  • Federal student loan forbearance and interest repayment.
  • Time accrual toward Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

Members starting in September-

  • Up to $7395.00 in Education Award
    • Segal AmeriCorps Education Award* which can be used to pay tuition or repay qualified student loans. Individuals 55+ at the start of their service term may gift their award to a family member. Click Here for more information.
  • Federal student loan forbearance and interest repayment.
  • Time accrual toward Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

 

Program Specific Benefits by hours commitment per week

All Start Dates-

40 Hours

  • $1275 stipend paid every two weeks.
  • Individual health insurance — monthly premium 100% covered.
  • Child care assistance — based on family size and income.

25 Hours

  • $725 stipend paid every two weeks.

Have Questions?

We’d love to hear from you! Contact us at 866-859-2825 or join@ampact.us.

 

About Our Organization

Heading Home Corps is powered by passionate AmeriCorps members who are on a mission to help more Minnesotans achieve stable housing. Heading Home Corps Program is administered by Ampact as part of our healthy futures program offerings. As a national organization, Ampact 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.

 

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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