Diversion Navigator

Job Overview

The County of Contra Costa has been awarded a grant from the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) titled Contra Costa LEAD Plus. The project builds on and enhances the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion model (LEAD)  first developed in Seattle, WA. A multi-sector partnership of the County, the city of Antioch, and HealthRIGHT 360 (“HR360”), CoCo LEAD+ will provide pre-arrest, post-arrest, pre-booking, and post-booking diversion opportunities and services for adults with behavioral health issues who have been arrested by the Antioch Police Department (“APD”) more than once in twelve months for eligible misdemeanors or “wobblers.” Probationers arrested on divertible charges in Antioch or cited for technical violations will also be eligible. 

HR360, a national leader in comprehensive mental health, substance use, medical, and housing services for complex populations will serve to implement the project’s community-based elements. Based in Antioch, in Contra Costa, HR360 currently manages the Central/East Reentry Network, a community-based collective-impact project that coordinates and integrates an array of public and nonprofit services, including housing, employment, civil legal, family reunification, physical and behavioral healthcare, for justice-involved people.  



Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct intakes and bio-psycho-social histories and assessments
  • Work with clients to create, track, revise, and update client-focused Individual Action Plans
  • Coordinate with each Point of Contact representative to facilitate access to County services such as health care enrollment and connection to a health home, public benefits, housing, and behavioral health care
  • Coordinate with the County’s Housing Navigators to ensure that all homeless clients receive immediate, individualized housing-related support, including accelerated access to a shelter bed
  • Coordinate with HR360's contracted partners to facilitate access to cognitive behavioral services, restorative justice circles, and master-leased housing
  • Coordinate with HR360’s Central/East Reentry Network for access to AB109-funded community-based resources including transitional housing, rent subsidies, deposit assistance, civil legal services, family reunification support, gender-specific mentoring, clean slate services, employment training and subsidized employment.

Education and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Experience providing case management services to individuals who are justice-involved and/or have co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders
  • Experience working with complex populations
  • Substantial knowledge of the local community (regions, neighborhoods, community resources)
  • Knowledge of, or willingness to train in, modalities and interventions such as harm reduction, motivational interviewing, stages of change, cognitive behavioral treatment, restorative justice, gender responsivity, trauma-informed care, de-escalation and safety, and client confidentiality
  • Bilingual capacities desirable


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Valid California Driver’s License, reliable vehicle, and willingness to travel regularly (mileage allowance provided)
Compensation: TBD
Type: Hourly/ Non-exempt
Benefits: HealthRIGHT 360 offers a competitive benefits package.
City: Antioch, CA
Hours/wk: 40