The Job Navigator works with survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV), who have experienced a number of barriers to employment related and unrelated to having lived in one or more violent relationships. IPV related work barriers include interrupted work history due to controlling nature of partner, poor work performance due to injury or distracted thinking, PTSD reaction creating sensitivity to constructive feedback, mental health and substance abuse issues as a result of coping with IPV, and poor attendance due to court, healthcare visits, and attending to traumatized children. The Job Navigator is primarily responsible for assessing and evaluating participant job readiness, skills, and interests, while educating and assisting participants in the employment search process. The Job Navigator assists with the application process, completes skills assessments and helps survivors identify and problem solve barriers. The Job Navigator employs a variety of office and field activities, like meeting participants at job fairs, to meet the needs of individuals. A working knowledge of training, education and employment opportunities is a must, as this position compiles related documentation and completes various educational sessions to build the skills needed for obtaining/searching for employment. In addition, this position is responsible for maintaining and building employer and training programs database that have been screened by HRM’s victim supportive standards. Participants in the Service Coordination and Safe Homes programs are all victims of IPV and have experienced complex traumatic events that shape how they interact with the people around them. The Job Navigator must have a firm understanding of trauma, the effects of trauma, engaging traumatized people, and must be comfortable working in a Voluntary Services program model.