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Job: Housing Navigator

Lake County

Housing Navigator

Lake County

Job Description

Job Type: Full time, Salaried

Wage: $45,000-$48,000/yr. 

Location: Leadville, CO.

Job Description

The incumbent is responsible for working with families with children and youth to 21 and unaccompanied youth experiencing housing insecurity in Lake County to support them in identifying and securing housing as well as navigating barriers to securing housing and connecting and accessing other resources, including public assistance benefits, in the community.

General Duties and Responsibilities Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions

  • Make contact with clients identified through the public assistance program who are experiencing housing insecurity
  • Make contact with identified McKinney Vento eligible families who need assistance in searching and applying for housing
  • Work with unaccompanied minors to assist them in searching and applying for housing
  • Enter data in to HMIS and CECERHY and other data tracking mechanisms
  • Complete intake forms and enrollment paperwork for families to enroll in receiving services from the housing navigator through the Lake County Wraparound program
  • Participate in housing coalition and homeless subcommittee or other committees and task forces relevant to this target population.
  • Establish connections and relationships with landlords, lodging establishments and Colorado Mountain College
  • Maintain a list of housing vacancies and housing resources
  • Assist families and youth in completing housing applications and/or applying for rent/mortgage or other available housing resources
  • Assist youth, families in obtaining identifying documents which may include transporting families outside the county to do this.
  • Coordinate transportation for families and youth to access the food bank and other resources such as emergency hotel shelter.
  • Coordinate emergency hotel shelter when needed.
  • Participate in IOG Meetings and Rural Collaborative for Homeless Youth meetings Interprets and applies departmental and county policies and procedures and federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Directs and maintains public relations with a variety of internal and external sources.
  • Develop and implement outreach activities in our community to share information and resources

Marginal Function: As a part of the Lake County Department of Human Services, this position is required to serve Lake County in Emergency Service Function 6 (Mass Care and Mass Shelter) as needed.

Supervisory Responsibilities Not applicable


  • High School Diploma
  • Ability to establish support with multi-system-involved clients
  • Ability to independently analyze complex situations, formulate plans and make quick decisions as needed
  • Ability to clearly and concisely express oneself both verbally and in written format
  • Ability to establish and maintain harmonious professional relationships with other employees, outside agencies, and the public.
  • Proficiency in English and Spanish preferred.

Physical Activity & Work Environment

Work is completed primarily within office setting.

Lake County Benefits - Full-Time Employees

As a reflection of the value we place on the contributions of our employees, the County offers a competitive benefits package for full-time employees. Please review the 2023 Benefits Guide for full details. The Guide provides information on Lake County Government's benefit offerings, including:

  • Employer-Sponsored Medical and Dental Insurance Plans
  • 100% Employer Paid Vision Plan
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Reimbursement Account
  • Employer-Sponsored Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • 100% Employer Paid Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • 100% Employer Paid Term Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance Plans
  • 401(a) and 457(b) Employer Matched Retirement Plans
  • Paid Vacation, Sick Leave, Personal Days and Holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Public Health Emergency Leave
  • Discounts on concerts, major sporting events, electronics, travel, cars and more!

Lake County Benefits - Part-Time Employees

Lake County is also proud to offer paid sick time off, Public Health Emergency Leave, and flexible work schedules for our part-time employees. EOE Statement Lake County is an

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. Assistance or accommodation during the application process due to a disability is available upon request.

Notice of Emergency/Disaster Responsibilities

All Lake County Employees may be required to work as a Disaster Service Worker when a local declaration of emergency or disaster is declared by the Board of County Commissioners.

Other Duties

Please note that this job description does not intend to cover or contain a full comprehensive list of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

**Disclaimer: The duties and responsibilities described above are not a comprehensive list and additional tasks may be assigned to the employee, time to time; the scope of the job may change as necessitated by business demands. Click “View Application” below for more detail on this specific job.

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