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8 Apr 2022

Full-Time Program Assistant at Veteran Support Housing

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

Job Description

ABOUT THE POSITION: The Program Assistant observes, records, and responds as needed to the comings and goings of guests, staff and residents, maintains a safe and comfortable environment for residents, and responds to tenant issues as appropriate. Maintains security by following procedures and interacting with and monitoring activity in the lobby area. They serve as a member of the program services team, they support and work with them to serve the community by providing trauma-informed assistance. This is a unionized position, represented by Local 8 of the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU).

**Effective 12/16/2021, all new hires to Compass are required as a pre-condition of employment to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to their start date.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM: With permanent supportive housing for individuals and families who are Veterans, our Compass Veterans Center in Renton offers a variety of veteran specific services. Reading groups and art classes for children in our youth center engage young residents, and case management services help adults find the support they need. The program is open to veteran individuals and families who have experienced homelessness, and those earning between zero to 60 percent Area Median Income (AMI).

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: Renton, WA

REPORTS TO: Program Coordinator

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt

SCHEDULE: Friday-Saturday & Tuesday 3-11pm and Sunday 4-11pm and Monday 5-11pm; with monthly staff meetings on 4th Thursday 2-4pm

SALARY RANGE: $19.07 per hour (Step 1*), or $19.57 per hour (overnight shift)
* Step 2: 2% increase after a consecutive year 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. Associate degree in human/social services or related field would be a compliment 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 topics of housing instability, mental health, substance use, sexual assault, and/or domestic violence, desired.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY 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: Community Engagement, community manager, Health, Medical, Other, Program Assistant, and program management. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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