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Seattle, WA, United States
18 days ago
Seattle, Washington, United States
18 days ago


Residential Counselor Hiring Fair - All Shifts
Pay Range: $18.37 - $20.27 per hour
Shift Differential: $1.00 / hr for night shift and $.50 / hr for swing shift 
Insurance Benefits: Medical (no premiums/payroll deductions for employee coverage), Dental, Life, Long-term Disability
Other Benefits: Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), ORCA card subsidy, Paid Time Off (34 days per year), Retirement Plan
Location: Seattle (North Beacon Hill) 
Days off: vary by specific position
Shift: Day (7:30 am - 4:00 pm), Swing (3:30 pm – 12:00 midnight), or Night (11:30 pm - 8:00 am)
  • Do you have patience, energy, and a can-do attitude?
  • Do you think everyone deserves a home?
  • Are you skilled at working with people, even those with challenging behaviors?
If so, apply now to attend our virtual hiring event on Wednesday, December 1st. Participants are guaranteed onsite interviews following.
DESC has new, full-time Residential Counselor positions with excellent benefits. Hobson Place opened last fall for 85 formerly homeless adults with disabilities. Now it is expanding to 177 units, and will soon host an integrated health care clinic onsite.
You can help welcome 92 vulnerable neighbors into their new home, and provide support in their journey. Residential Counselors manage basic day-to-day operations in Permanent Supportive Housing and assist tenants with their daily needs, with special emphasis on challenges related to severe and persistent mental illness and substance use disorders.  

DESC Employee PERKS:
  •  Over 6 weeks off in the first year of employment
  •  Opportunities for growth
  •  Team building and camaraderie
  •  Training and learning that occurs at your own pace
  •  Great medical and dental benefits
  •  Week-long orientation and training
  •  Retirement Plan
  •  Flexible Spending Account
What you will be doing:
  • Interact with residents in the general milieu and common areas.
  • Assist clinical staff in the coordination of services to residents, contact residents' outside service providers as necessary.
  • Assist clinical staff in engaging residents through creative, resourceful strategies that build trust and confidence.
  • Assist clinical staff in the initiation, facilitation and promotion of on-site activities, therapeutic support groups, outings, and community meetings.
  • Manage all building operations in the absence of other project and clinical staff as assigned.
  • Operate all functions in lobby office, including checking visitors in and out, answering telephones and monitoring security systems.
  • Maintain safety and security by monitoring all general access areas and enforcing project rules.
  • Intervene in crises, respond to emergencies, and initiate action as required, including contact with emergency response systems.
  • Write significant events involving residents and building operations activities in a daily log; read log daily.
  • Assist with room turnovers, new resident leasing and orientation; rent collection and facilities inspections.
  • Respond to resident complaints.
  • Work cooperatively with clinical and maintenance staff sited at the project and with visiting providers; refer residents to clinical and other staff as necessary.
  • Initiate appropriate response to maintenance requests.
  • Participate in staff meetings and trainings.
  • Assist with other property management functions as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 59899771
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington, United States
  • Position Title: Residential Counselor
  • Company Name: DESC
  • Work Setting: Housing/Homeless/Economic
  • Position Type: Direct Practice
  • Entry Level: Yes
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Associates
  • Min Experience: None
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • Salary: $18.37 - $21.27 (Hourly Wage)

DESC Mission - To end the homelessness of vulnerable people, particularly those living with serious mental or addictive illnesses. Through partnerships and an integrated array of comprehensive services, treatment and housing, we give people the opportunity to reach their highest potential. At DESC, uncommon efforts produce uncommon results that eliminate homelessness, on person at a time.

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