By bringing people and organizations together to solve our region’s most pressing issues, United Way of Greater St. Louis is making our community a better place to live, work, and thrive. It’s more than a day job. It’s a mission. Come work with us!


We offer a comprehensive benefits package including 12 days of vacation earned over the first 12 months of employment, sick pay, 10 company holidays, 5 1/2 flexible/personal holidays, 3 volunteer days, parental leave, health, dental, vision and life insurance for you and your family, short term disability, long term disability, and a 403(b) with an organization match and 3-year vesting schedule.


211 Missouri and Southwest Illinois is a 24-hour comprehensive information and referral service available to residents of Missouri and Southwest Illinois that connects people to community resources. The 211 Housing Plus Navigator primarily works with St. Louis City and County residents assessing for imminent risk of homelessness and making direct referrals to shelters based on availability or diverting them to other options more appropriate than homeless shelters when applicable, all while meeting or exceeding customer and quality standards.


General Responsibilities:


  • Respond to calls to the Helpline, completing intake and assessment on each case. Refer those in immediate need of shelter to appropriate city or county facilities.
  • Professionally and sensitively perform intake and assessment, gathering demographic and situational information and entering data accurately into the identified HMIS database and using other tools to determine bed availability when needed.
  • Screen clients for program eligibility to in-house programs, complete referral forms thoroughly and accurately; properly code referrals made for callers; forward referrals to prevention housing counselors the same day that they are generated.
  • Make referrals to other community resources as appropriate.
  • As assigned, take a bed count at city and county funded shelters three times daily.
  • Adhere to residency requirements when making referrals to emergency shelters. Provide telephone numbers for independent shelters as appropriate.
  • Maintain privacy of the location of shelters, especially those serving abused women.
  • Meet regularly with 211 Housing Plus Manager to address questions, receive performance feedback and voice ideas.
  • Participate in quality assurance activities as assigned.
  • Contribute to the overall success of the United Way by performing other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Key Accountabilities:


  • Achieve an average of 85% or better on each quality indicator
  • Meet or exceed benchmark goals to include: Average Handle Time, Availability, Documentation Accuracy


KSA (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):


  • Associates degree or 2 – 3 years equivalent experience in homeless services, or social services (Preferred experience in homeless services).
  • Advanced customer service and problem-solving skills.
  • Must have good to excellent verbal skills; empathetic listening skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and in a call center environment.
  • High level of attention to detail and high level of accuracy
  • Ability to successfully assess a situation and make recommendations based on various factors
  • Must be able to handle difficult situations with mature attitude, judgment, poise, tact and diplomacy.
  • Must be able to accurately type 45 wpm.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications and be able to utilize multiple computer-based systems.
  • Ability to work with multicultural/ethnic groups, older adults, people with disabilities, LGTBQIA+ communities, and other populations.


To view the position and apply, please click here.

Employment is contingent upon passing a background check and screening for illegal drug use.

United Way of Greater St. Louis is an equal opportunity employer.

Patrick Gable