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COMPASS HOUSING ALLIANCE Counselor at Men’s Transitional Housing 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: Providing fifty-five (55) units of transitional housing and emergency shelter for male-identifying individuals experiencing homelessness at our Compass Center building, the Pioneer Square Men’s Program has been a stop for many on their way out of homelessness and into permanent housing. The program offers case management and resources to help participants find stability and overcome barriers to housing. Twenty-two (22) beds in the Men’s Program are reserved for veterans referred by the VA Hospital and King County Veterans. The remainder of program beds are divided among Cascade Housing Foundation, the FareStart Culinary program participants and contracted by the City of Seattle.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: Pioneer Square Neighborhood (Seattle, WA)REPORTS TO: Program Coordinator FLSA STATUS: Non-ExemptSCHEDULE #1: Saturday-Tuesday 12am-8am; with monthly staff meeting 2nd Wednesday 8am-10am **FILLED**SCHEDULE #2: Tuesday-Saturday 8am-4:30pm; with monthly staff meeting 2nd Wednesday 8am-10amSCHEDULE #3: Friday-Monday 4pm-12am; with monthly staff meeting 2nd Wednesday 8am-10amSALARY 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.QUALIFICATIONS• Associate degree is strongly desired, Bachelor’s degree preferred in 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.• Experience working with clients with English as a second language or where there is limited English speaking ability.• 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.HOW TO APPLY?Please visit our websit

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