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).
**Effective 12/6/2021 all new hires to Compass Housing Alliance are required as a pre-condition of employment to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to their start date.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM:
Jan & Peter’s Place Women’s Shelter provides a safe and warm place to sleep each night for 40 female-identifying guests experiencing homelessness. Guests are served dinner and breakfast at the shelter and have access to case management and support services.
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: North Beacon Hill Neighborhood in Seattle, WA
REPORTS TO: Program Coordinator/Manager
FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
SCHEDULE: Monday-Thursday 11:30pm-8:30am; with biweekly staff meetings Wednesdays 3:30-5:30pm
SALARY RANGE: $19.07 per hour (Step 1*) with additional $0.50 per overnight hour
* Step 2: increase of 2.5% after 12 consecutive months of employment
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.
Work experience is a key factor for success in this role. In addition, success in this role requires a passion for knowledge and drive for continuing professional development or education. Associate degree in human/social services or related field would be a compliment to the required experience.
A minimum of 1 year of experience in customer service, required.
At least 1 year of experience in a social/human service setting, 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 topics of housing instability, mental health, substance use, sexual assault, and/or domestic violence, desired/required.
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 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.