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YCES Housing Navigator/ Transitional Aged Youth

Company: Hathaway-Sycamores CFS
Location: Pasadena
Posted on: May 20, 2023

Job Description:


Sycamores provides a spectrum of equitable Mental Health & Homeless services through various programs to multicultural populations of all acuities. Although it serves a variety of consumers, the agency focuses primarily on providing care to low-income, high at- risk youth.

The Youth and Young Adult (YYA) Outreach and Navigation program is a critical component of the transitional aged youth (TAY) homeless response. YYA Outreach and Navigation services can help to create and support positive relationships between YYA and adult allies and enhance the possibility that participants will access the necessary services and supports that will help them obtain and maintain permanent housing.

Outreach aims to locate, identify, and build relationships with youth and young adult families who are experiencing homlessness to engage and provide immediate support through linkage to shelters, more long term housing, and employment based resources.

Navigation aims to provide supportive services to unsheltered individuals, families and youth, to navigate, and connect participants to various housing resources as well as support them through their successful integration into housing outcomes.

Stabilization aims to support youth who have been linked to housing and help them navigate the setting, relationships with landlords and tenants, and responsibiltiies with the Housing Authority.


$19 - $23 per hour (starting pay will be based on previous work experience and educational background.)


  • Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, liberal arts, or related health care field preferred, work history in the homeless field also considered, in lieu of BA.
  • Non-judgmental, developmentally appropriate, strengths based, individualized approach.
  • Understanding of TAY and YYA best practices and willingness to incorporate Sycamores' philosophy into practice.
  • Experience working with homeless individuals/YYA preferred.
  • Maintains all required licenses and certifications.
  • Valid California Driver License and a driving record acceptable to the Agency's insurance carrier.

    • Frequent driving to various work site locations/areas.
    • Frequent/continuous sitting as well as frequent standing/walking.
    • Continuous use of bilateral upper extremities in fine motor activities requiring fingering, grasping, and forward reaching between waist and chest level.
    • Occasional/intermittent reaching at or above shoulder level.
    • Occasional/intermittent bending, squatting, kneeling, pushing/pulling, twisting and climbing.
    • Occasional/intermittent lifting and carrying objects/equipment weighing 50 pounds or more. May need to assist in a two-person lifting and moving of furniture (e.g. sofa, chairs, etc.).
    • Continuous use of near vision, hearing and verbal communication skills in handling telephone calls, interacting with customers and co-workers and performing job duties.
    • Requires physical presence in the office during standard business hours if not in the field.
    • Ability to operate a personal and company motor vehicle.

      All candidates who are presented with a conditional offer of employment must satisfy a pre-employment background check, drug and health screen.

      Sycamores is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

      Further, Sycamores is a Fair Chance employer and complies with California Government Code Section 12952, Employment Discrimination: Conviction History.

      Due to the direct contact, we have with vulnerable populations, services we perform in the community, relevant CDPH orders, and CDC guidance, Sycamores mandates COVID-19 vaccinations. Accordingly, employees are required to (i) have a COVID- 19 vaccine and their booster shot if booster eligible which is authorized for emergency use by the US Food and Drug Administration or the World Health Organization by the first day of work OR (ii) obtain a reasonable accommodation due to a disability or sincerely held religious belief. To request an accommodation, please notify Deon Johnson at All offers of employment are conditioned on satisfying one of above. No inquiries of vaccination status will be made until after a conditional offer of employment has been extended. Sycamores prohibits discrimination on the basis of a protected characteristic, including disability, perceived disability, or religion. Sycamores will not retaliate against any employee or candidate for requesting a reasonable accommodation pursuant to this policy.

      This is a community based position out of Pasadena, CA

      Other details
      • Job Family Non-Billing Direct Care
      • Pay Type Hourly

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Keywords: Hathaway-Sycamores CFS, Pasadena , YCES Housing Navigator/ Transitional Aged Youth, Other , Pasadena, California

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