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Community Navigator

Jubilee Association of Maryland
Kensington, MD 20895
  • Job Code
    1811723

Jubilee Association of Maryland seeks a full-time consultant to lead a 3-year project to make disability services more accessible to people from underserved groups.  Persons from Hispanic and Asian backgrounds are significantly underrepresented in services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in Montgomery County, Maryland and across the nation.  The Community Navigator's primary responsibility will be to engage with persons with IDD and their families from Hispanic and Asian underrepresented populations and connect them to services, benefits, and advocacy. This person will also liaise with point-of-entry organizations that will make referrals, and organize a collaborative network of providers that enroll the target persons into services.  In addition, the Community Navigator will make recommendations for creating an ongoing system of identification, engagement, and enrollment of persons with IDD from Hispanic and Asian backgrounds in services to maintain strong participation in services.

This consultancy is funded by a grant for 3 years with a budget covering $30/hour for up to 40 hours per week for consultant fees. The grant also includes funds for support from relevant Jubilee staff and communications/marketing materials.  Project oversight will be provided by the Director of Quality Enhancement for Jubilee Association of Maryland.

Scope of Work

  1. The Community Navigator program seeks to double the number of Montgomery County adults with IDD of Hispanic and Asian descent who are receiving supports from Jubilee and partnering Montgomery County service organizations.
  2. Develop cooperative relationships with key point of entry and collaborative partner organizations in Montgomery County, MD. Key point of entry organizations include The Developmental Disabilities Administration, Montgomery County DHHS, schools, healthcare systems, and churches serving people from Hispanic and Asian backgrounds. Collaborative partners include Montgomery County IDD service providers that are eligible to enroll target persons with IDD into services.
  3. Establish metrics and baselines and document progress toward the project goals.
  4. Collect and develop informational and marketing resources in Spanish and English designed to reach people from underserved groups.
  5. Provide information to persons with IDD and their families so they can access services, supports, and benefits from both public and private sources.
  6. Attend resource fairs, relevant workshops and presentations, and other outreach opportunities.
  7. Develop a portfolio of at least 50 new persons with IDD from Hispanic and Asian backgrounds who are prospective recipients of public or private services, supports, and benefits. 
  8. Coordinate and meet regularly with a small advisory committee.
  9. Report annually to a gathering of stakeholders.
  10. Report to the foundation funding the project according to the grant requirements.
  11. Identify and recommend long-term system-based solutions for connecting members of target IDD underserved populations with services, benefits, and advocacy.

Qualifications

  1. Bachelor's degree
  2. Experience with services, supports, and benefits for persons with intellectual and other developmental disabilities and their families
  3. Experience educating people about health or other human services, supports, and benefits, preferably among persons with IDD 
  4. Experience in case management in the human services preferred
  5. Knowledge of community resources
  6. Ability to organize and manage small and large group meetings
  7. Strong written and verbal communication skills
  8. Experience with underrepresented population in IDD services such as Hispanic and Asian
  9. Spanish fluency

About Jubilee. Jubilee Association of Maryland is a faith-based nonprofit that provides opportunities and support for adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities to live in and enrich their community while fulfilling their personal, family, social, and spiritual needs. Jubilee was started by Hyattsville Mennonite Church in 1978 as part of the movement to bring people with intellectual disabilities out of segregated institutions and into the community. Since then, Jubilee has grown to be a leader in person-centered disability services, currently supporting more than 140 people who are included in their communities across Montgomery County, Maryland. The organization has a staff of more than 300 and an annual budget of more than $15 million. Through partnerships, innovation, and attentive care, Jubilee is a leader in providing the highest quality services and helping its clients demonstrate the power of inclusion. Learn more at www.jubileemd.org.

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Posted: 2020-09-28 Expires: 2020-10-28

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