COMPASS HOUSING ALLIANCE Counselor at Peter’s Place in Seattle, Washington
Counselor at Peter’s Place 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. Counselors provide a supportive, safe, and comfortable living environment to clients. ABOUT THE PROGRAM : Peter’s Place is a welcoming space where homeless men and women can find a path out of homelessness. People can seek refuge, meals and basic services as well as connect with case management, entitlements and other benefits, mental health counseling and nursing services. Services are available on a drop in basis, though guests are asked to register and agree to basic behavioral guidelines. By night, Peter’s Place opens its doors as an overnight shelter for 8 women and 38 men, creating a location for round-the-clock services for homeless men and women in Seattle. ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION: Compass Housing Alliance develops and provides essential services and affordable housing for homeless and low-income people in the greater Puget Sound region.We envision a world in which every person lives in a safe and caring community. To learn more about the agency visit www.compasshousingalliance.org . QUALIFICATIONS An Associate’s 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.