JOB: Peer Navigator, Los Angeles County - Alluma (One Degree Product)

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Cecilia Mejia

Jan 14, 2022, 7:10:19 PMJan 14
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Type: Part-Time, 20 hours per week, $22-26/hr
Location: Los Angeles County

We are looking for a Peer Navigator (Community Outreach Specialist) to join our team to empower communities and service providers with One Degree and get poverty-fighting resources into the hands of low-income and at-risk Los Angeles County residents. We are looking for someone with lived experience navigating community services to support and encourage our community members in using One Degree to find and utilize life empowering resources. This is a great opportunity for someone who is a natural at community outreach, community engagement and relationship building.

We are committed to diversity and especially encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply, even if they aren’t a perfect match. We are a low-ego, humble group of people that love what we do and love bringing out the best in each other.

This role requires that you:

  • are based in Los Angeles County

  • are a clear and succinct written communicator of complicated concepts

  • are a clear and engaging public speaker

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • providing support for and promoting community webinars and trainings

  • representing One Degree at community outreach events

  • helping community members navigate One Degree to find resources

  • gathering member success stories and feedback

  • identifying and sharing on-the-ground insights to inform program improvements

You may be an ideal candidate in this role if you:

  • lived experience in accessing social services in the Los Angeles County 

  • experience using technology to search for resources 

  • effective communication skills

  • an outgoing personality and are comfortable sharing your story with other community members

  • Bilingual in Spanish

And have experience…

  • teaching or conducting trainings/demos/workshops

  • in the nonprofit and social service sector, either as a professional or someone who has received services in the past

  • and understanding of the Los Angeles County geography

And thrive in a work environment that

  • prioritizes meaningful metrics and clear targets for success

  • doesn’t sacrifice the “good enough” solution for the “perfect” solution when “good enough” is the right call

  • fosters engaged collaboration, where people love getting and giving meaningful feedback and are committed to the success of your team and colleagues

  • believes it’s time for tech to bring meaningful innovation to the challenges facing low-income families

  • is passionate about empowering under-resourced families

Then you should…

Please read each question carefully. This writing prompt should take 30-40 minutes to complete.

  1. To what extent has pursuing racial or other types of equity and inclusion been a priority in your work, and how did you approach it?

  2. Below are two scenarios from Community members, one in English and one in Spanish looking for resources. Please provide a list of 3-4 resource recommendations in the member’s preferred language to help meet the community members current needs.

  • “I need help with finding housing in Downey. I am a woman 55 single and living alone in a car, Tracy”

  • “Hola Buenas tardes serían tan amables de proporcionarme alguna información donde pueda solicitar ayuda para el pago de mi renta, ya que por cuestión de la pandemia, tengo 2 meses sin poder generar algún ingreso y desafortunadamente por mi estatus no puedo aplicar por ayuda federal. Estoy viviendo en El Monte”

One Degree does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, religion, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, military and veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. We are strongly committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural team, and encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds.

One Degree believes that everyone has the right to express their identity in however manner they choose, including the use of whatever pronouns with which they are most comfortable. Job applicants may, but are not expected to, provide their preferred pronouns at any point in the hiring process by notifying the hiring manager or any other employee with whom they are in contact, over the phone, over email, or in person. We believe in maintaining a welcoming and inclusive workplace. Every employee, volunteer, contractor, community member, and job applicant may discuss their gender identity or expression openly, or keep that information private.

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