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 seventy-nine (79) units of transitional housing for homeless men in our headquarters building, the Pioneer Square Men’s Program has been a stop for many on their way out of homelessness and into permanent housing. The clean and sober program offers case management and resources to help participants find stability and overcome barriers to housing. Forty-two (42) beds in the Men’s Program are reserved for veterans referred by the VA Hospital and King County Veterans.
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 www.compasshousingalliance.org.
LOCATION: Headquarters in Pioneer Square
REPORTS TO: Program Coordinator
FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
SCHEDULE #1: Friday-Monday 8am-4:30pm with staff meetings monthly
SCHEDULE #2: Friday-Monday 4pm-12am with staff meetings monthly
SALARY RANGE: $15.76 per hour
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
· An Associate’s degree is strongly desired, Bachelor’s degree preferred in social work or related field.
· A minimum of 1-year experience in customer service, required.
· At least 1-year experience in human services (work and/or volunteer), desired.
· Or relevant work experience, certificate and/or equivalent continuing professional development or education.
· Familiarity with issues of homelessness, mental illness, chemical dependency, sexual assault, and/or domestic violence, desired.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENTCompass Housing Alliance is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and treats all employees and applicants equally without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, creed, disability, familial status, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, parental status, political ideology, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, use of section 8 certificate, use of service animal, 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.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Please follow the link provided and complete an online application.