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 are an organization that recognizes 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 12-8m with staff meetings monthly
SCHEDULE #3: Friday-Monday 4pm-12am with staff meetings monthly
SALARY RANGE: $15.76 per hour
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time. The employee in this position must be able to read, write, and understand English.
o Register and engage clients to assess needs providing immediate and appropriate information and referral.
o Engage clients in ongoing supportive relationship by displaying the qualities of warmth, empathy and a client-centered approach.
o Provide meal, laundry, cleaning services in accordance with schedule and assignments.
o Mediate conflicts and provide de-escalation and crisis intervention; mediate conflicts and model appropriate problem solving and refer to appropriate clinical services as needed.
o Maintain necessary logs, records and statistics with clear and accurate case notes of all significant interaction in client files.
o Maintain a favorable working relationship with all other company employees to foster and promote a cooperative and harmonious working climate.
o Project a favorable image of the organization to promote its aims and objectives, and foster and enhance public recognition and acceptance of all its areas of endeavor.
o Perform all duties and responsibilities in a timely and effective manner in accordance with established company policies to achieve the overall objectives of this position.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Please follow the link provided and complete an online application.