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Housing Navigator for Eviction Prevention Project

Employer
Georgia Legal Services Program
Location
Georgia
Salary
Depending upon experience
Closing date
Oct 4, 2021

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Focus Areas
Housing / Shelter
Job Function
Housing / Construction
Position Type
Full Time
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Purpose:    To educate individuals in your service area about health insurance coverage options and to provide one-on-one application assistance and information to individuals seeking coverage. 

Responsibilities:

  •    Develop and implement an outreach plan and application-assistance project for entire service area, as outlined in federal grant.
  •    Comply with federal regulations governing navigators. 
  • Complete federally required navigator training and pass tests for certification.
  •    Complete Georgia-specific Medicaid training and attend on going health care webinars.
  • Assist uninsured individuals and families with completion and submission of applications for health insurance affordability programs (Medicaid, private coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace).
  • Educate the public and individuals about the health insurance affordability programs through multiple community events, local publicity, and direct communications.
  • Develop contacts within the community to assist in promoting affordability programs to the uninsured and make appropriate referrals. 
  • Develop and maintain relationships with local departments of social services, schools, health departments, Chambers of Commerce, community service workers, non-profits, unemployment counselors, and other potential partners to facilitate dissemination of information and assistance and attend network groups. 
  • Provide health insurance education and presentations to partners and community members.
  • Coordinate, manage, and/or assist with community outreach events. Train volunteers.
  • Collect data, maintain accurate records, and generate required reports on outreach activities, the number of applications submitted, the number of individuals/families enrolled, and other required data. 
  • Attend required project meetings and participate in weekly navigator conference calls.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Demonstrate initiative and ability to function independently.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal communication and public speaking skills.
  • Must be detail-oriented and can focus on detailed paperwork.
  • Ability to relate to people from a variety of socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Computer literacy (Microsoft Office)
  • Knowledge about health insurance and affordability programs (Medicaid, private coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace) and local support agencies (such as Departments of Social Services, Health, etc.)
  • Must have own means of reliable transportation and ability to travel within the target region.
  • Flexibility to work weekends or evening hours (especially during open enrollment from November 1st – December 15th) and to meet with families as required at public libraries, or at organizations.

Education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or
  • Two to four years of relevant experience (e.g., customer service, education, public speaking, managing details, outreach, health care, social work)

Preferences:

  • Bilingual in Spanish
  • Prior experience with private and public health insurance programs as a, paralegal, broker, caseworker, or social worker.
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