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Counselor at Men's Emergency Shelter

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ABOUT THE POSITION: The Counselor is responsible for milieu management while engaging clients in a direct social service program. Time is divided among direct service, operations, and administrative responsibilities to ensure the efficient and effective operation of the program. Duties include client engagement, intake, assessment, advocacy, information and referral, problem solving and crisis intervention, in addition to meal preparation, laundry, and light janitorial assignments. This is a unionized position, represented by Local 8 of the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU).

ABOUT THE PROGRAM: Providing fifty-three (53) units of transitional housing and emergency shelter for male-identifying individuals experiencing homelessness at our Compass Center building, the Pioneer Square Men’s Program has been a stop for many on their way out of homelessness and into permanent housing. The program offers case management and resources to help participants find stability and overcome barriers to housing.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION: Compass Housing Alliance develops and provides essential services and affordable housing for individuals and families experiencing housing instability in the greater Puget Sound region. We envision a world in which every person lives in a safe and caring community. Compass offers an open, supportive, and challenging work environment committed to promoting the dignity and well-being of each person that we serve. We consider the diversity of the staff, guests, residents, and community partners to be an important asset. We recognize the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to the organization. To learn more about the agency visit www.compasshousingalliance.org.


LOCATION: Pioneer Square Neighborhood (Seattle, WA)

REPORTS TO: Program Coordinator

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt

SCHEDULE: Tuesday-Saturday 8am-4:30pm; with monthly staff meeting 2nd Wednesday 8am-10am

SALARY RANGE: $16.89 per hour

FULL-TIME BENEFITS INCLUDED: Unlimited Orca Transportation Pass, Medical/Prescription/Vision, Dental, $500 Health Flexible Spending Account 4 Weeks of Paid Time Off (PTO) & 11 Paid Holidays, Retirement Plan, Employee Assistance Program.


QUALIFICATIONS

• An Associate degree is strongly desired, Bachelor’s degree preferred in social work or related field. Or relevant work experience, certificate and/or equivalent continuing professional development or education.

• A minimum of 1-year experience in customer service, required.

• At least 1-year experience in human services (work and/or volunteer), desired.

• Awareness and/or training around issues of equity, intersectionality, and belonging.

• Current WA State Food Handlers Permit, desired (If not current, will be sponsored within 1-month of hire).

• Familiarity with issues of homelessness, mental illness, chemical dependency, sexual assault, and/or domestic violence, desired.

• Experience working with clients with English as a second language or where there is limited English speaking ability.



HOW TO APPLY?

Please visit our website for more details and complete an application at http://www.compasshousingalliance.org/employment/

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT

Compass Housing Alliance is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and treats all employees and applicants equally without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, veteran or marital status, sensory, physical or mental disability and all other groups protected by law, and promotes diversity in its workforce. Compass Housing Alliance takes affirmative action to implement programs and maintain practices and policies that eliminate barriers to equal employment opportunity. Our program is available for review by employees and applicants for employment in the Human Resources Office during regular office hours.

In compliance with the ADA Amendment Act, should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources department via phone at 206-474-1100 or via e-mail at HRInfo@compasshousingalliance.org.

ABOUT THE POSITION: The Counselor is responsible for milieu management while engaging clients in a direct social service program. Time is divided among direct service, operations, and administrative responsibilities to ensure the…

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  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule

Location

On-site
Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA 98104, USA

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