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Host Homes Navigator

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BAGLY Inc.
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Boston, MA
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Published 7 days ago

The Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth (BAGLY) believes in creating safe and brave spaces led by and for young people in order to build a strong youth-led social justice community. Founded in 1980 by LGBTQ+ youth, BAGLY is an organization led by and for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth to meet the core physical, social, and developmental needs of Greater Boston’s LGBTQ+ youth community. Today, BAGLY provides community-based leadership development, health promotion, and social support programs for Massachusetts’ LGBTQ youth communities, and is a leader in local and national LGBTQ+ youth advocacy. Through partnerships with Boston Children’s Hospital, Point Source Youth, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and other collaborators, BAGLY is working to expand its behavioral health programs and develop new programs addressing housing, food, clothing, direct aid, and other basic needs for LGBTQ+ youth statewide. 

As Host Homes Navigator you’ll play a pivotal role in implementing and supporting BAGLY’s newly created initiative supporting LGBTQ+ youth, ages 18-24, who are experiencing homelessness. Through your work, you will support BAGLY’s mission to promote the health and wellness of LGBTQ+ youth throughout Massachusetts so they can lead happy and healthy lives. 

This role reports to the Host Homes Program Manager. This role will also include the opportunity to build and manage a team as the Host Homes Program grows. 

WHAT YOU’LL DO 

Under the direction of the Host Homes Program Manager, and working in collaboration with other BAGLY staff, the key responsibilities of this position include: 

  • Develop and grow the Host Homes program, including a network of youth enrolled in Host Homes and utilizing resources at BAGLY
  • Oversee all reporting requirements and deliverables, including client needs and goals and case management services and referrals 
  • Provide trauma-informed crisis intervention and transport clients, as needed 
  • Lead and support the Host Homes Peer Leaders 
  • Conduct host and client interviews in partnership with the Host Homes Program Manager, to strategically and ethically match housing connections
  • Steward the development and delivery of training for new Host Homes clients on topics such as budgeting, shopping, cooking, cleaning, harm reduction, crisis planning, and conflict resolution in a roommate situation
  • Collaborate in the design of support groups and workshops for youth and hosts with other BAGLY team members 
  • Track internal and external resources like direct aid, food, and clothing distribution initiatives 
  • Represent BAGLY at community events and activities, including collaborative partner networks and coalitions 
  • Uphold agency and program policies, procedures, and protocols, including confidentiality 
  • Participate in staff meetings, planning meetings, training, and other internal BAGLY meetings.

WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR

There are innumerable ways to learn, grow, and excel professionally. We know people gain skills through a variety of professional, personal, educational, and volunteer experiences. We respect this when we review applications and take a broad look at the experience of each applicant. This said we are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate the majority of the qualifications and experiences listed below. 

  • Commitment to and deep understanding of BAGLY’s mission 
  • Understanding of youth development, social justice, models of oppression, community organizing, and activism 
  • Strong familiarity with issues of particular relevance to intersectional identities within the LGBTQ+ community; lived experience is preferred 
  • Working knowledge and relationships with community resources related to homelessness, renters’ rights, and youth 
  • Understanding of client-centered service delivery approaches, including Harm Reduction frameworks and Trauma-Informed service models 
  • Ability to anticipate and address challenges and roll up your sleeves to tackle problems with flexibility 
  • Experience in program development and the ability to take an idea from conception to launch 
  • Comfort and experience working with computers, software applications, and databases such as SalesForce and Slack 
  • Outstanding communication skills and ability to advocate for your point of view and to influence others 
  • Commitment to teamwork and collaboration with individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Excellent time management and organization skills and ability to prioritize competing priorities in ways that advance high-quality outcomes.

Additionally, we are excited to receive applications from candidates who are proficient in more than one language.

This position is currently in person—BAGLY is following the COVID-19 pandemic guidelines for a safe return to the Community Center. BAGLY’s program environments are community-based, frequently changing and dynamic, and hours are flexible with significant evening and weekend programming.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT 

BAGLY is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider applications for all positions, without regard to age, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, military status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

People of Color, Women, and/or Trans/Non-Binary candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth (BAGLY) believes in creating safe and brave spaces led by and for young people in order to build a strong youth-led social justice community. Founded in 1980 by LGBTQ+ youth…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    September 7, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    August 20, 2021

Salary

$40,000 - $45,000Salary is commensurate with experience.

Benefits

BAGLY is committed to operating as a learning organization and supports the continuous development of staff, programs, and organizational systems. At BAGLY, full-time employees receive: 

  • Paid vacation and sick time 
  • Paid time off for 13 federal holidays 
  • Health & dental insurance 
  • Access to a 401k plan (no employer match) 
  • Free access to an on-site gym and bike storage in the building that houses the BAGLY Community Center & Health Clinic.

BAGLY is committed to operating as a learning organization and supports the continuous development of staff, programs, and organizational systems. At BAGLY, full-time employees…

Level of Language Proficiency

BAGLY primarily conducts programs and services in English. We are excited to receive applications from candidates who are proficient in more than one language.

BAGLY primarily conducts programs and services in English. We are excited to receive applications from candidates who are proficient in more than one language.

Location

On-site
Boston, MA, USA

How to Apply

We’ll be excited to receive an application from you. Each application will be carefully reviewed and acknowledged by a member of our team. Interested candidates are encouraged to promptly submit their application by sending their resume, cover letter, and writing sample (examples include research papers, short stories, blog posts, articles, etc.) to jobs@bagly.org.

BAGLY is committed to ensuring individuals with disabilities receive the accommodations required for them to interview for a position on our team. Should you require accommodations, please contact jobs@bagly.org.

All applicants will receive a response to their application within two weeks of submission.

We’ll be excited to receive an application from you. Each application will be carefully reviewed and acknowledged by a member of our team. Interested candidates are encouraged to…

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