Homeless Shelter Advocate - Bailey Boushay House

Job Type

Part Time


Details: $17.77 per hour dependent on experience



Application Deadline



2720 East Madison Street
United States


Virginia Mason is seeking a Shelter Advocate/Technician at Bailey-Boushay House located in Seattle’s Madison Valley. The primary responsibilities of this position is to create an environment where homeless individuals can be safe during the night. By creating trust this position encourages and supports the homeless individual in connecting with other daytime services at Bailey-Boushay House to secure permanent housing.


Bailey-Boushay House is a nationally recognized model for HIV care. Bailey-Boushay House opened in 1992 as America's first skilled nursing facility that was planned, funded, built and staffed to meet the needs of people living with AIDS. Virginia Mason — a nationally-recognized health care provider — has operated Bailey-Boushay House since the day they opened, ensuring those who come here receive the highest quality care available.  


  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Six months direct service with homeless people or a similar population required.
  • Must be able to provide supportive interventions for socially complex clients, in particular when de-escalation problematic behaviors.
  • CPR certification required within 90 days of hire


  • Washington State Department of Health Certification as a Nursing Assistant (NA-C)
  • Associate's degree and 2 years of direct service with homeless people or a similar population.
  • Spanish Speaker

As an employee of Virginia Mason, our staff enjoy the emotional benefits of working at a nonprofit facility, but are paid at a higher level of compensation than the typical social service agency. This role is eligible for additional night and weekend pay premiums. Join Bailey-Boushay House and continue your career with an organization that provides the opportunity to grow with one of the premier healthcare organizations in the Pacific Northwest.


Just as Virginia Mason is dedicated to improving the lives of our patients and our community, we are equally dedicated to your professional and personal success. With a wide range of perks that includes comprehensive compensation and benefits, support, and the opportunity to live in one of the most livable cities in the country, you will find that an opportunity with Team Medicine is one worth taking.


For more information or to apply online visit our website at http://jobs.VirginiaMason.org. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


Medical, Dental, Vision Coverage

Prescription Coverage

Short & Long Term Disability

Transportation Subsidy (ORCA Card)

403B Savings

Retirement Plan


Life Insurance

Flexible Spending Accounts

Direct Deposit

Continuing Education

Wellness Program

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish Speaker preferred

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

High School