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COMPASS HOUSING ALLIANCE Counselor at Men’s Emergency Shelter in Seattle, Washington

ABOUT THE POSITION: The Counselor is responsible for milieu management while engaging clients in a direct social service program. Time is divided among direct service, operations, and administrative responsibilities to ensure the efficient and effective operation of the program. Duties include client 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).ABOUT THE PROGRAM: Compass Blaine Center is a 24-hour shelter program, that provides shelter for 43 male-identifying individuals. Guests access on-site housing navigation, hygiene services, daily meals, and a variety of case management resources to help eliminate barriers to stability. This intensive case management program is designed to move guest towards stable, permanent 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 www.compasshousingalliance.org.LOCATION: Downtown-Lower Queen Anne Neighborhood (Seattle, WA)REPORTS TO: Program Manager FLSA STATUS: Non-ExemptSCHEDULE #1: Tuesday-Saturday 12am-8am; with monthly staff meetingSCHEDULE #2: Sunday-Thursday 4pm-12am; with monthly staff meetingSCHEDULE #3: Saturday-Sunday 8am-4pm; with monthly staff meetingSALARY RANGE: $16.89 per hour FULL-TIME BENEFITS PACKAGE INCLUDES: 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.PART-TIME BENEFITS PACKAGE INCLUDES: Unlimited Orca Transportation Pass, Paid Time Off (PTO) & Paid Holidays (prorated), Employee Assistance Program, Retirement plan.QUALIFICATIONS• An Associate degree is desired, in social services or social work or related field or relevant work experience, certificate and/or equivalent continuing professional development or education.• A minimum of 1-year experience in customer service, required.• At least 1-year experience in human services (work and/or volunteer), 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 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.HOW TO APPLY?Please visit our website for more details and complete an application at http://www.compasshousingalliance.org/employment/EQUAL OPPORTU

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