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25 Jul 2019

Full-Time Housing Navigator at Women’s Shelter

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

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 permanent 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: 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

LOCATION: North Beacon Hill neighborhood in Seattle, WA
REPORTS TO: Program Manager
SCHEDULE #1: Sunday-Monday 8am-4pm, Tuesday-Wednesday 12-8pm & Thursday 2-10pm; with biweekly staff meetings Wednesday 3-5pm
SCHEDULE #2: Tuesday 2-10pm, Wednesday-Thursday 12-8pm & Friday-Saturday 8am-4pm; with biweekly staff meetings Wednesday 3-5pm
SALARY RANGE: $18.58 (Level 1) or $20.09 (Level 2 MSW or other relevant clinical master’s degree) per hour
BENEFITS: 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

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.
Or any equivalent combination of relevant education, experience, and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
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. Job Tags: counseling, homelessness, Housing, and social services. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

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