Shanti is seeking a Care Navigator to provide on-site case management and psychosocial support to residents of Potrero Hill Terrace and Annex (PTA) in San Francisco. PTA is one of four HOPE SF public housing sites that will be redeveloped into a mixed income community with on-site health and wellness supports through innovative city and community-based collaborative partnerships and programming.
Shanti, founded in 1974, is home to a host of inspiring programs that ease the burdens and improve the well-being of people navigating life threatening and chronic illnesses, isolation and other difficult life situations. Shanti’s programs include: HIV Services, LGBT Seniors Aging & Abilities Support Network (LASSN), Margot Murphy Women’s Cancer Program (MMWCP), Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS), Peer Advocate Care Team (PACT) Program for PTA, Volunteer Services Program, and projects that fall under the wing of our core programs (the Shanti Life Program, Hep C Services & Jeffery’s Place.)
Key to the success of Shanti’s mission is the Shanti Model of Peer Support®, which is both a philosophy and a set of techniques that are used throughout our work. Values underlying the model include mutual respect, positive regard, empathy and acceptance of difference. All Shanti staff and volunteers are trained in this non-directive, client-centered mode of service delivery and communication grounded in the skills of active listening, harm reduction, and compassionate presence. The model is designed to affirm and strengthen the clients’ ability to make empowering, health-enhancing personal choices and is aimed at easing the burdens and improving the wellbeing of people in difficult life situations.