Navigator - Aging out of Foster Care
Company: Arizona's Children Association
Posted on: November 26, 2022
Would you like to help build a stronger Arizona for children and
families? Would you like to make a direct impact, right in your own
community? We have a great opportunity for you to join our team as
a Navigator in our Phoenix Location! As a Navigator with Arizona's
Children Association, you will have the opportunity to assist young
adults, ages 14-21, in the transition from foster care to an
independent, sustainable living environment. This will include
assisting in connecting to personal and community resources, to
support in the enhancement of informal support networks and life
skills development in accordance with DCS contractual service
Who We Are:
Founded in 1912, Arizona's Children Association is one of the
oldest and largest statewide comprehensive child welfare and
behavioral health not-for-profit agencies in Arizona. Located in
all 15 Arizona counties, we provide a variety of programs and
services to meet the needs of more than 40,000 children, youth and
families each year. When working with AzCA, you will be surrounded
by highly talented and dedicated individuals who are committed to
our mission of protecting children, empowering youth, and
Why You'll Love Working for Us:
At Arizona's Children Association, our employees are our most
valuable asset; and as such, we offer a wide range of benefits to
aid your health and wellness including:
- We have a whole new comprehensive benefits package for 2021!
Click here to view our 2021 Benefits Guide for full details!
- All full time employees working 30 hours or more per week are
eligible and we offer several plans for Medical, Dental, and Vision
so you can choose the option right for you and your family!
- Plans are effective the first of the month following 30 days of
- Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Account (FSA),
Health Savings Account (HSA), Life and AD&D, Short Term
Disability and Long Term Disability, Employee Assistance Program
(EAP) and more!
- Employee Wellness and Support Time every Friday morning
- Flexible Schedules
- Generous paid time off, paid sick leave, and 8 paid
- 403B Retirement Savings Plan provided through Mutual of
- Tuition Reimbursement and Discounts
Find your passion. Join our team!
What You'll Do:
- Maintain contact with young adults, collateral persons and
agencies to assist young adults to develop and maintain life skills
and accomplish goals established, per contractual service
- Collaborate with young adult client, under direction of
supervisor, to develop goals and service plan activities using a
strength based, trauma informed approach.
- Effectively and collaboratively monitor progress and provide
resources and tools as needed.
- Participate in group training and educational meetings as
required and as time and resources permit.
- Provide individual support and services focusing on life skills
development, including tutoring, transportation, individual
education, and activities.
- Develop and facilitate trainings and workshops, providing skill
development options focusing on issues common to adolescents
preparing for independent living. This includes exploration and
skill building in self-esteem, goal setting, healthy relations,
broad vocational and career issues, safety, and emotional
preparation for adulthood.
- If applicable, may assist young adults to develop and maintain
a contract with Department of Child Safety when eligible.
- Assist young adults in developing and accessing scholarships
and grants for ongoing education and training.
- Maintain accurate client records, completing case notes and
supplemental documentation in accordance with established
timelines, program and contract standards.
- Complete and provide required monthly, quarterly and annual
data reports in accordance with established program and contract
Minimum Education & Experience:
- Bachelor's degree with 2 years of related experience OR a
Master's degree with less than 2 years of related experience
- Required experience in the Social Work, Psychology or Human
Service Field (i.e. Group Home, Shelter Care, Behavioral Health
field) working with children, families, and or adults, as verified
on a resume and reference verification
Minimum Qualification & Requirements:
- Must be 21 years of age (licensing requirement).
- Possess a valid Arizona driver's license and be insurable under
the agency's automobile policy.
- Must be able to provide own transportation to and from clients'
homes and/or other relevant organizations/agencies
- Must be able to provide DPS fingerprint clearance.
- Must be able to meet training and agency compliance
requirements for the position. An individual may qualify for this
position if the individual is able to "perform safely" the
essential functions of the position with or without reasonable
At Arizona's Children Association we are passionate about creating
an inclusive workplace that not only promotes, but values and
celebrates diversity. Our goal is to create an inclusive workplace
and culture to better serve our children, families and
Just like the uniqueness of the families we serve, we strive to be
race, color, ethnicity, national origin, culture, language, gender,
age, sexual orientation/preference, gender identity and expression,
disability and/or diagnosis, marital status, religion, status, or
any other protected status.
AzCA does not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of
AzCA is an EEO/Veterans/Disabled/LGBTQ employer
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