Colorado Nonprofit Association

Behavioral Health Navigator

The Center for African American Health is a community-based nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering the Black community to make informed health decisions that benefit the whole person through education, collaboration, and advocacy.

We are looking for detail-oriented and organized team members who excel in fast-paced nonprofit environments, are interested in working to promote community health through inquiry, innovation, and impact and in joining a well-respected, high-impact organization with a rich history of community service.

Our Community Health & Wellness Navigators are responsible for sustaining high-quality programs, outreach and referrals that support the healthy development of adults, parents, and families, to support basic human resource needs navigation and community engagement.

Primary Roles and Responsibilities

 Plans and coordinates health and wellness related educational presentations; contacts and schedules varied speakers from local health related organizations and businesses; seeks input from participants; research potential topics regarding health awareness

 Develops relationships with public agencies and community-based organizations to build knowledge of the resources available to adults, parents, and families

 Responsible for establishing trusting relationships with community members, their families, and community-based organizations

 Identifies and assist community members with health issues, and recognize when a clinical intervention from other health provider partners is necessary 

 Creates referral linkages with providers, community organizations and targeted providers to implement community resources, health, and wellness and/or educational programs that address barriers to care, resources and enhance stakeholder knowledge, and impacts individual and family health outcomes

 Collaborates with staff to prepare marketing materials and promote the activities at the Center through a variety of media venues

Requirements/Qualifications

 Bachelor’s degree in social work, Health and Human Services, related field, and 5 + years of equivalent work experience 

 Must be able to meet deadlines in a fast-paced quickly changing environment

 Strong writing and communication skills, including the ability to convey information in a clear and concise manner

 Strong ability and experience in public speaking and presentation skills

 A proactive approach to problem-solving with strong decision-making skills

 Ability to maintain accurate and confidential client and organizational information

 Prepares client/service information and internal and external information as required 

 Ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively with a team

 Initiative and capacity to respond effectively in stressful/crisis situations and multi-task 

 Demonstrated ability to work and build relationships with persons and groups of diverse racial, ethnic, and economic backgrounds, communities

 Ability to analyze problems and find solutions which support and enable sound decision-making

 Ability to organize and maintain detailed records; complete necessary paperwork, reports and meet deadlines and time management skills 

 Computer/technology proficiency skills: MS Office 365, Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Google Docs

 Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of CAA Health 

 Balance conflicting priorities to manage workflow, ensure the completion of essential projects, reports, and meet critical deadlines

Other Duties

 Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Physical Requirements:

 Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer

 While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, and use hands and fingers to reach and climb stairs, talk, or hear

 Must occasionally lift or move office products and supplies up to 60 pounds

 Reasonable accommodations in the work environment may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions