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14 Aug 2019

Full-Time Counselor at Jan & Peter’s Place

Compass Housing Alliance – Posted by CompassHousingAlliance Seattle, Washington, United States

Job Description

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: Jan & Peter’s Place Women’s Shelter provides a safe, warm place to sleep each night for 40 homeless women. Previously known as Hammond House, Jan & Peter’s Place has expanded its services as a 24/7 Enhanced Shelter program. Our enhanced shelter model removes several barriers for people transitioning off the street by partnering overnight shelter with 24/7 on-site support services and intensive case management including housing navigation services. Access to Jan & Peter’s Place is by referral only through the Women’s Referral Center

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: Rainier Valley neighborhood in Seattle, WA
REPORTS TO: Program Coordinator
SCHEDULE: Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday & Thursday 11:30pm-8:30am with biweekly staff meetings Wednesdays 3-5pm
SALARY RANGE: $16.08 per hour

An Associate 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.

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.

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How to Apply

To apply, please follow the link to our online application: https://www.compasshousingalliance.org/who-we-are-top/employment/

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: counseling, homelessness, and social services. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

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