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


Why Compass? Working for Compass is a way to make real, positive change in people's lives.

Compass Housing Alliance believes that everyone deserves stability, growth, and community and that can only be fulfilled when everyone has safe, affordable housing. Whether we work in direct service or in support of the mission in administration and operations, we're all seeking to better our community. We're looking to welcome people to our team that are passionate, skilled, and enjoy a little light-heartedness in their work environment. We recognize the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to the organization and consider the diversity of staff, guests, residents, and community partners to be an important asset.

Operating at 15+ locations in Auburn, Renton, Seattle and Shoreline.

ABOUT THE POSITION: The Counselor is responsible for milieu management while engaging guests/residents 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 program. Duties 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). * *ABOUT THE PROGRAM:Otto's Place Enhanced Shelter removes barriers for individuals transitioning out of homelessness by combining overnight shelter with 24/7 on-site support services and intensive case management, behavioral clinician, including housing navigation. In addition to services, we offer 100 individual sleeping areas for male-identifying guests, meals, laundry, and service pets. This combination of shelter and services enables us to meet people where they are and build a supportive community to help people currently living in tents or encampments to move toward stability. Referrals are directed from the City of Seattle's The Hope Team.

LOCATION: *Pioneer Square Neighborhood (Seattle, WA) *REPORTS TO: *Shift Supervisor/Program Coordinator *FLSA STATUS: *Non-Exempt *SCHEDULE #1: Tuesday-Saturday 4pm-12am; with biweekly staff meetings on Thursdays 1-2pm SCHEDULE #2: *Friday-Monday 4pm-12am ; with biweekly staff meetings on Thursdays 1-2pm *MEAL PERIOD: *Paid (30-minutes) *SALARY RANGE: *$21.22 per hour (Step 1) *Step 2: 2.5% increase after a consecutive year of employment ** FULL TIME BENEFITS INCLUDE: 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.


• 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, desired. • 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. Experience working in an environment where language may be a barrier, desired. • Work experience is