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31 Aug 2019

Full-Time Housing Navigator at Enhance Shelter

CompassHousingAlliance – Posted by CompassHousingAlliance Anywhere

Job Description

ABOUT THE POSITION: The Housing Navigator is a type of Case Manager at Compass that will maintain a caseload of homeless participants, many of whom will have multiple barriers (i.e. serious mental illness, substance use disorders, chronic health conditions, frequent contact with law enforcement, etc.). The Housing Navigator will engage and develop relationships with participants, and provide support services so that secure, stable, and permeant housing may be achieved. This is a unionized position, represented by Local 8 of the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU).

ABOUT THE PROGRAM: Compass at First Presbyterian (CFP) is a welcoming space where homeless men and women can find a path out of homelessness. In addition to basic services, people can seek refuge, meals, life skills, and access to education and personal growth opportunities as well as connect with case management, entitlements and other benefits, mental health counseling and nursing services. By night, CFP opens its doors as an overnight shelter for up to 100 participants, men and women. The location is built for round-the-clock services for homeless men and women in Seattle.

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

LOCATION: First Presbyterian Church in downtown Seattle, WA
REPORTS TO: Program Manager
SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday 7am-3pm with biweekly staff meetings Thursdays 2-4pm
SALARY RANGE: $18.58 (Level 1) or $20.09 (Level 2 MSW) per hour

A Bachelor’s degree required, in human services or psychology, a plus. Master’s degree preferred in social work or a related field.
A minimum of 1-year experience in case management.
2+ years’ experience working in a human services setting related to housing and homelessness.
Demonstrated familiarity with issues of homelessness, mental illness, substance abuse, sexual assault, and/or domestic violence, required.
Experience building supportive and respectful relationships with individuals who have experienced homelessness, and who live with mental illness and/or addiction.

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

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time.

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