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24 Jan 2023

Full-Time Night Program Assistant at Supportive Housing

CompassHousingAlliance – Posted by CompassHousingAlliance Auburn, Washington, United States

Job Description

ABOUT THE POSITION: The Program Assistant is responsible for milieu management while engaging with participants in a direct social service housing program. Time is divided among direct service, operations, and administrative responsibilities to ensure the efficient and effective operation of the programDuties include 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 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: Located in Auburn, WA Don’s Place is a hybrid housing program combining aspects of both Compass’ enhanced shelter and permanent supportive housing programs. It provides non-time limited emergency housing with 24/7 supportive services for adults and couples. Referrals for program participants will be received from Coordinated Entry for All (CEA) and the local Auburn community. In addition to supportive services, participants have access to daily meals, 24/7 staffing support, laundry, and other resources including referrals to medical and mental health services and other benefits to assist in addressing any barriers to long-term, stable 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

Compass Housing Alliance is offering a Signing Bonus of *$1,000 for Program Assistants, Housing Case Managers, and Maintenance Technicians at our Auburn Emergency Housing Location!

*$1,000 is paid upon completion of 60 days of satisfactory employment with Compass Housing Alliance, in a lump sum and fully taxable.


REPORTS TO: Shift Supervisor and/or Program Coordinator


SCHEDULE #1: Tuesday-Saturday 12am-8am

SCHEDULE #2: Monday-Thursday 12am-8am & Sunday 1am-9am

SCHEDULE #3: Monday, Friday and Sunday 12am-8am & Saturday 12am-10am **FILLED**

SCHEDULE #4: Wednesday-Thursday 12am-8am & Friday-Saturday 4pm-12am

Staff Meeting: Staff Meeting to be determined once the program opens

SALARY RANGE: $20.96 per hour (Step 1*) for overnight shift
*Step 2 increase of 2.5% after 12 consecutive months of employment.

FULL TIME BENEFITS INCLUDED: Unlimited Orca Transportation Pass, Medical/Prescription/Vision, Dental, $500 Health Flexible Spending Account 4 Weeks of Paid Time Off (PTO) & 11 Paid Holidays, Retirement Plan, Employee Assistance Program.


  • 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. A degree in social work or related field would be a complement to the required experience.
  • A minimum of 1 year of experience in customer service, required.
  • At least 1 year of experience in a social/human service setting, 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 intimate partner violence, desired.
  • Experience working with clients with English as a second language or where there is limited English speaking ability.


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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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Job Types: Full-Time.

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