Housing Stability Specialist at Supportive Housing

  • Compass Housing Alliance
  • Seattle, WA, USA
Temporary Customer Service Nonprofit

Job Description

ABOUT THE POSITION: The Housing Stability Specialist or Home Care Specialist is a limited term, grant funded position (anticipated to last for one-year). The position works as part of the site team, to enhance housing stability and quality of life for some of the most vulnerable residents. In this role, the Specialist will observe, create recommendations and action plans, and actively participate in tasks to correct poor, unhealthy or high-risk living conditions including housekeeping concerns, health/hygiene and nutrition concerns. This is a unionized position, represented by Local 8 of the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU).

ABOUT THE PROGRAM: Providing eighty (80) units of permanent supportive housing to individuals who have experienced chronic homelessness and have at least one disability. The program offers case management and resources to help participants stabilize in housing by addressing barriers that have contributed to housing concerns. At Nyer Urness House improving one’s quality of life with supports on site and connecting to community resources is critical. All units are filled through the Coordinated Entry system (CEA). Twenty-one (21) units are set aside for Veterans who have experienced homelessness.

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: Ballard Neighborhood in Seattle, WA
REPORTS TO: Program Manager
SCHEDULE: Tuesday & Thursday 9am-5:30pm and Wednesday & Friday 10am-6:30pm; with monthly staff meetings last Wednesday 11am-12:30pm
SALARY RANGE: $19.71 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.

• High School Diploma, required.
• 1-year experience in providing care to the vulnerable populations, including seniors, mental and behavioral health clients, 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, required.
• Experience working with clients with English as a second language or where there is limited English speaking ability, desired.

Please visit our website for more details and complete an application at http://www.compasshousingalliance.org/employment/

Compass Housing Alliance is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and treats all employees and applicants equally without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, veteran or marital status, sensory, physical or mental disability 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.
In compliance with the ADA Amendment Act, should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources department via phone at 206-474-1100 or via e-mail at HRInfo@compasshousingalliance.org.