Columbia Basin College ("CBC" or the "College") seeks a Resource Navigator who will create a single point of contact for immediate engagement of Able-Bodied Adult Without Dependents (ABAWD) participants. This includes providing intake, assessment, referrals and support in accessing activities at the College or with other community partners. The Resource Navigator will also work to enhance collaborations with community partners and increase resources for CBC to support low-income students. This position is a member of Basic Food Employment and Training (BFET) program team and reports to the Director for the Workforce Education Center.
This position is open until filled. Priority consideration will be given to applicants whose application has been received by August 18, 2019 at 11:59 PM PDT.
Actively participate as a member of the statewide ABAWD Navigator Cohort, including attending virtual and in-person trainings and meetings;
Contribute to the development of the statewide ABAWD Navigator model, including program processes and data tracking systems;
Participate in ongoing program evaluation and revision efforts to ensure appropriate and effective supports for ABAWDs;
Provide an intake process for ABAWDs that includes appropriate assessment and presentation of the full menu of options to meet work requirements and individualized career goals;
Support all students' access to Basic Food assistance and the BFET program, and support the reduction of student food insecurity;
Maintain an ABAWD tracking system to ensure accurate program data and reporting;
Provide ABAWDs with referrals for supportive services within the College and with community partners;
Communicate to ABAWDs their Work Participation Verification reporting requirements and provide assistance when appropriate;
Provide ABAWDs are provided with options for immediate engagement in Basic Education, Vocational Education or other approved activities within the college or with community partners, including BFET providers;
Conduct regular check-ins with ABAWDs and support the BFET program with case management for increased enrollments when needed;
Facilitate local or regional BFET Provider service delivery integration and collaboration meetings;
Assist efforts to strengthen transition supports, especially continued access to Basic Food, for students exiting Temporary Assistance for Needy Families;
Participate in the Guided Pathways initiative at the College;
Work with other ABAWD Navigators and the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) to enhance community partnerships, support students and increase options for individuals to meet work requirements;
Provide a local focus and work with other ABAWD Navigators and the SBCTC to enhance integration with the workforce development system;
Provide a local focus and work with other ABAWD Navigators and the SBCTC to secure non-federal resources for all BFET Providers to increase and enhance capacity to serve Basic Food recipients in employment and training activities;
Ensure a full menu of College and community resources is available and communicated;
Seek new community partnerships to increase resources for participants;
Support the promotion of apprenticeship pathways for low-income populations;
Support efforts to integrate student support programs at CBC and enhance leveraging of the College's resources; and
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent from a regionally accredited college or university;
Two (2) years of recent experience working in a Workforce-type program or working with adult students in an educational setting; and
Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) to perform position responsibilities.
Columbia Basin College (CBC) serves the citizens of Benton and Franklin counties in Washington state with two-year associate degrees for transfer to a four-year university, and applied degrees for workforce employment. CBC also provides one-year certificates and basic skills for those pursuing a GED or high school diploma. CBC serves approximately 7,000-8,000 students each quarter.Columbia Basin College now offers bachelor degrees in Nursing, Project Management, Applied Management, Cyber Security, Information Technology, and Dental Hygiene. These bachelor degrees are in direct response to the needs of our community. As a result of community needs, Columbia Basin College has recently opened our new state of the art Social Sciences and World Languages Center at the Pasco campus.In July 2017, CBC will open its second, four-story Health Science Center in Richland. In addition to training CBC healthcare professionals, the Wortman Medical Science Center will also be a functional medical clinic as part of Kadlec Regional Medical Center’s family medicine residency program.CBC will open a student housing facility in September. This first phase will house 125 students.Columbia Basin Co...llege continues its rich tradition of meeting our community's needs with a dynamic faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and a diverse student body from all walks of life.