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11 Jun 2020

Temporary Home Care Specialist at Affordable Housing

CompassHousingAlliance – Posted by CompassHousingAlliance Seattle, Washington, United States

Job Description

ABOUT THE POSITION: The Home Care Specialist position is a limited term, grant funded position. The position works as part of the site team, to enhance housing stability and quality of life for some of the most vulnerable residents.  In this role, one will observe, create recommendations and action plans, and actively participate in tasks to correct poor, unhealthy or high-risk living conditions including housekeeping concerns, health/hygiene and nutrition concerns. T his is a unionized position, represented by Local 8 of the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU).

ABOUT THE PROGRAM:  Operating on a “housing first” model, Nyer Urness House provides 80 units of permanent housing to formerly homeless adults. Supportive services include case management, a medical clinic operated by Neighborcare Health on-site, daily meals and other community building resources. The community is named for the Rev. Nyer Urness, whose philosophy of ‘meeting people where they are’ is a fundamental principle of the work at Nyer Urness House.

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

LOCATION: Ballard Neighborhood in Seattle, WA

REPORTS TO: Program Manager


SCHEDULE: Tuesday-Friday 9am-5:30pm with monthly staff meetings first Wednesday 9am-12pm

SALARY RANGE: $19.32 or $20.89 (MSW or clinical graduate degree) per hour

BENEFITS INCLUDED: Unlimited Orca Transportation Pass, Medical/Prescription/Vision, Dental, $500 Health Flexible Spending Account 4 Weeks of Paid Time Off (PTO) & 10 Paid Holidays, Retirement Plan, Employee Assistance Program.


  • High School Diploma, required.
  • Must be a Certified Home Care Aide, required.
  • A minimum of 1-year experience in providing care to the vulnerable populations, including seniors, mental and behavioral health clients.
  • 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.
In compliance with the ADA Amendment Act, should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources department via phone at 206-474-1100 or via e-mail at

How to Apply

HOW TO APPLY?  Visit our website and complete an application at

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Temporary. Job Tags: affordable housing, case management, health support, home aid, home care, homelessness, human services, low-income housing, and social work. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

Job expires in 60 days.

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