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3 Jun 2022

Full-Time Counselor at Men’s Emergency Shelter

CompassHousingAlliance – 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 programDuties 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: Compass Blaine Center is a 24-hour shelter program, that provides shelter for 43 male-identifying individuals. Guests access on-site housing navigation, hygiene services, daily meals, and a variety of case management resources to help eliminate barriers to stability. This intensive case management program is designed to move guest towards stable, permanent housing.

 

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: Downtown-Lower Queen Anne Neighborhood (Seattle, WA)

REPORTS TO: Program Manager/Coordinator

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt

SCHEDULE #1: Friday-Tuesday 12am-8am; with bi-weekly staff meetings Tuesdays 4-6pm

SCHEDULE #2: Wednesday-Thursday & Saturday-Sunday 4pm-12am; with bi-weekly staff meetings Tuesdays 4-6pm

SCHEDULE #3: Friday-Monday 12-9am; with bi-weekly staff meetings Tuesdays 4-6pm

SALARY RANGE:  $19.07 per hour (Step 1*) or $19.57 per overnight hour
*Step 2 increase of 2.5% after 12 consecutive months of employment


QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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. High School Diploma or GED/Associate/Bachelor/Master’s degree in social work or related field would be a compliment to the required experience.
  • A minimum of 1-year experience in customer service, required.
  • At least 1-year experience in human services (work and/or volunteer), 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 issues of housing instability, mental health, substance use, 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.

EQUAL OPPURTUNITY 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.

How to Apply

Please visit our website for more details and complete an application at http://www.compasshousingalliance.org/employment/

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Counselor, Health, Medical, Other, Supportive Care, and  customer service. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

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