UnityPoint Health

  • Public Health Resource Navigator

    Requisition ID
    Behavioral Health Services - Non-Nursing
    1609 Cedar St
    6110 UnityPoint Health Muscatine Trinity
    Community Med Administrat
    Scheduled Hours/Shift
    School Hours - 7:45AM- 4:30PM
  • Overview


    The Resource Navigator plays an essential role in supporting youth success by performing a variety of health and social services care coordinator responsibilities, and connecting youth and families with various academic, medical, dental, social/emotional and other support service needs. The overall function of the Resource Navigator is to maintain the youth’s enrollment in school while making progress toward successful graduation.  It also includes providing resources to support the overall health and well-being of the youth and their family.



    • Collaborates and receives referrals from designated school officials for youth who are identified as needing resource navigation.
    • Assess and link students and/or family members to health services such as a medical or dental clinics, mental/behavioral health services or other services designed to meet specific social/emotional, academic or health needs.
    • Connects the youth to community based programs such as in-home family support programs, group support, public health programs, housing, household resources, employment, etc.
    • Arranges for appointments and transportation for a student and/or family members to medical, dental and mental health appointments.
    • Coordinates and participates in multidisciplinary meetings for the youth and/or family.
    • Collaborates with school district personnel to establish strategies that will support the success of the youth’s graduation. i.e. addressing absenteeism, poor peer relations, poor interactions with teachers, extenuating circumstances within the youth’s personal life, etc.
    • Facilitates communication among school sites, community resources, and caregivers.
    • Organizes and/or implements Family Team Meetings and/or Youth Dream Team Meetings.  
    • Provides behavioral health intervention services. i.e. communication, coping, healthy relationships, etc.
    • Provides youth with identifying their current risk factors and how they are impeding their ability to successfully graduate.
    • Supports the development of measurable self-attainment goals established by the youth.
    • Explore opportunities for extracurricular activities to provide youth with a sense of belonging.
    • Documentation meets current standards, policies and grant guidelines.
    • Demonstrates ability to perform patient care/care coordination to scope of practice.
    • Assists with revision of policies and procedures as assigned.
    • Computer skills specific to programs.
    • Demonstrates ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.
    • Participates in program development, education and public speaking.
    • Maintains a good working relationship both within the organization and community.
    • Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care, based on physical, psycho/social, educational, safety, and related criteria, appropriate to the age of the patients served. Assist/maintain data and statistics in accordance with funding and governmental regulations.
    • Completes the required paperwork for reimbursement and program accountability as required by Trinity Muscatine Public Health and State and Federal guidelines.
    • Ability to meet timelines/deadlines for reports, grants and documentation as scheduled.
    • Performs other such duties and functions as are necessary or incidental to the proper performance of this position as assigned.




    Requires a BA, BS, or BSW in behavioral healthcare services related field.

    Master’s degree preferred. Must maintain valid Iowa driver’s license, car insurance and have access to reliable transportation. At least three years of experience required working with children, adolescents, and families in a professional setting.





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