Job Description

Payroll Title:
School of Public Health
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
Appointment Type:
Limited Appointment
Appointment Percent:
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hour shifts, Monday - Friday

As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#117241 Reentry Service Navigator - Hybrid/Remote

Extended Deadline: Thu 8/11/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 06/29/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 07/11/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position will work a hybrid schedule which includes a combination of working both onsite at the care center in National City and remote.


The new Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science is dedicated to health and social equity and has over 80 primary salaried faculty, 25 secondary faculty, 200+ personnel, 200 postgraduate students, and 550 undergraduate majors. The School includes activities in the Public Health disciplines of Behavioral Medicine, Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, Epidemiology, Global Health, Health Policy, Health Equity, Public Mental Health, and Environmental and Climate Health. The School administers two PhD programs (Public Health and Biostatistics), a Master of Public Health professional degree program, an MS in Biostatistics, the only Health Sciences undergraduate program (BSPH), an MAS in Leadership of Healthcare Organizations run in conjunction with UCSD Extension, and a Preventive Medicine residency program.

The School has strong collaborative research programs facilitated by Research Centers of Excellence focused on Wireless and Population Health Systems, Health Promotion and Equity, Women's Health, and Tobacco Control, and has extensive collaborations with the School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy, Jacobs School of Engineering, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Moores Cancer Center, the Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute, and with other partners across the UC San Diego campus. Partnerships with the community and health agencies are fundamental to the School. The School houses five recharge cores providing services to UCSD and external customers, and the School’s faculty and academics hold ~$125M total awarded grants and contracts.

The UCSD RELINK Program provides service navigation support to adults ages 18+ who have ever been incarcerated in California state prisons and reside in the San Diego County region. Service Navigators meet once-weekly with the client to support and facilitate engagement with healthcare and social services tailored to the needs of the client. The RELINK Program Service Navigation approach is strengths-based and collaborative and uses motivational interviewing techniques. The program also seeks to improve access to and use of health and social services among clients and to assist them in meeting their basic needs.


  • Four (4) years of related experience, education/training, OR an Associate's degree in related area plus two (2) years of related experience/training.

  • Working knowledge of departmental and organization policies and procedures; knowledge of educational program content and objectives.

  • Working knowledge of delivering community educational programs. Knowledge of housing, healthcare, and social services in Southeast San Diego, South Bay, and Central San Diego regions.

  • Working knowledge of current community education programs and trends.

  • Experience/Interest/Dedication to working with formerly incarcerated adults.

  • Working skills to produce and deliver programs.

  • Working knowledge of conducting needs assessment.

  • Proven analytical skills to understand how business needs can be addressed through the development and delivery of training programs.

  • Excellent reading, verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills, and good presentation skills. Proven ability to write coherent reports in a timely manner.

  • Skill in using business software systems in the completion of work assignments; i.e., Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint.

  • Experience in case management with patients or subjects.

  • Ability to serve as broker to assist patient in obtaining financial aid, housing, health and vocational services.

  • Proven ability and experience in utilizing Electronic Health Record, email for communication with other professionals, knowledge of internet to access resources as needed for client care and excel spreadsheet.

  • Computer proficient in Microsoft Office, Zoom and willingness to learn new software.


  • Bilingual skills in written and spoken Spanish.
  • Ability to conduct psychosocial assessments with patients.
  • Lived experience within the justice system (i.e., incarceration in prison or jail).


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
  • Must have a valid CA driver's license and acceptable driving record and reliable transportation.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health Sciences is comprised of our School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, and our Student Health and Well-Being Department. We have long been at the forefront of translational - or "bench-to-bedside" - research, transforming patient care through discovery and innovation leading to new drugs and technologies. Translational research is carried out every day in the hundreds of clinical trials of promising new therapies offered through UC San Diego Health, and in the drive of our researchers and clinician-scientists who are committed to having a significant impact on patient care. We invite you to join our team!

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To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit for more information.

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