COUNSELOR at First Presbyterian Church

Job Type

Full Time


Details: SALARY RANGE: $15.76 per hour




United States


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: Compass at First Presbyterian (CFP) is a welcoming space where homeless men and women can find a path out of homelessness. In addition to basic services, people can seek refuge, meals, life skills, and access to education and personal growth opportunities as well as connect with case management, entitlements and other benefits, mental health counseling and nursing services. By night, CFP opens its doors as an overnight shelter for up to 100 participants, men and women. The location is built for round-the-clock services for homeless men and women in Seattle.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION: Compass Housing Alliance develops and provides essential services and affordable housing for homeless and low-income people in the greater Puget Sound region. We envision a world in which every person lives in a safe and caring community. We recognize the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to the organization. To learn more about the agency visit

LOCATION: First Presbyterian Church in downtown Seattle

REPORTS TO: Program Coordinator


SCHEDULE #1 Full Time: Thursday 8am-4pm; Friday-Monday 4pm-12am; with staff meetings biweekly Thursdays 2-4pm

SCHEDULE #2 Full Time: Tuesday-Thursday & Saturday 4pm-12am; with staff meetings biweekly Thursdays 2-4pm

SCHEDULE #3 Full Time: Thursday & Friday 8am-4pm; Saturday-Monday 4pm-12am; with staff meetings biweekly Thursdays 2-4pm

SCHEDULE #4 Part Time: Saturday, Sunday & Thursday 12-8am; with staff meetings biweekly Thursdays 2-4pm

SCHEDULE #5 Part Time: Monday 9am-5pm; Tuesday & Wednesday 4pm-12am; with staff meetings biweekly Thursdays 2-4pm

SALARY RANGE: $15.76 per hour


·        An Associate’s 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.

·        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.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

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