Community Navigator

Updated: 7 months ago
Location: Kansas City, KANSAS
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Position Information

Working Title Community Navigator
Classification Title Family Needs Specialist
Position Number 01198103
Hours Per Week 40
Department Project Eagle
Campus Location Kansas City Metro
Student Position
Position Summary

The Intake Specialist position is responsible for supporting the Connections centralized intake and referral system for participating programs throughout Wyandotte County. The Intake Specialist will meet with families desiring assistance and use interviewing techniques and formal assessments to determine the program which can most effectively meet the families’ needs. The Intake Specialist will also assist the family in accessing community resources that are needed immediately. Reports to the Manager of Health and Screening Services.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Nursing, Psychology, Special Education, Early Childhood Education or a related field. Experience providing case management services. Excellent rapport-building and interpersonal skills. Attention to detail and good follow through. Ability to identify and respond to the social, economic and cultural experiences of participants. Valid driver’s license and access to personal car required.

Preferred Qualifications

Bi-lingual English/Spanish. Graduate work or degree in relevant field. Knowledge of resources in Kansas City, Kansas. Experience administering child development and/or family support screening and assessment instruments.

Environment Community
Physical Requirements Light
Probation Status

Subject to the regulations of the State of Kansas, the Board of Regents and the University of Kansas Medical Center, I understand and agree that I may be subject to a probation period and during the probation period I serve at the pleasure of the Executive Vice Chancellor of KUMC and my employment may be ended at any time during that period.

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EEO Statement

KU Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.


Job Duties

Description of Job Duty

Meet with families as soon as possible after the initial request for assistance is made. Interview family members to determine needs. Utilize screening and assessment tools as appropriate (child development, maternal depression, etc.). Prioritize the families’ needs in partnership with the family. Explain the services of the most appropriate programs for the family based on their initial screening results.

Job Duties

Description of Job Duty

Actively engage in Connections research efforts. Meet with Connections Coordinator to discuss data collected and any field observations that might influence the research process. Refer families to other community resources (WIC, emergency assistance, etc.) to meet the families’ immediate needs. Ensure the appropriateness of the placement by following up with the family to determine satisfaction with the program services.

Job Duties

Description of Job Duty

Enter family information into the management information system. Respond to questions/concerns from families and partnering agencies regarding the participation process for Connections. Answer the Connections phone and respond to inquiries about Connections and/or Project EAGLE enrollment process. Provide Connections services to all families who request services. Maintain accurate, current documentation on all services provided. Notify supervisor of any unusual or at risk situations immediately. Participate in Advisory Board meetings for review and guidance of the centralized intake and referral system.

Job Duties

Description of Job Duty

Participate in monthly staff meetings and quarterly retreats. Participate in staff development activities and demonstrate increased knowledge, understanding and ability to transfer knowledge to practice with families.

Job Duties

Description of Job Duty

Serve as a Community Connector for the IRIS Implementation project in Wyandotte County.

Job Duties

Description of Job Duty

Act as point of contact for the IRIS Implementation team as well as for current and prospective IRIS partner organizations and users.

Job Duties

Description of Job Duty

Manage community partner meetings, facilitate discussions about configuring IRIS community and adopting shared expectations of use.

Job Duties

Description of Job Duty

Other duties as assigned.


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