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Program Assistant at Renton Veterans Center

Location: renton
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

ABOUT THE POSITION: The Program Assistant observes, records, and responds as needed to the comings and goings of guests, staff and residents, maintains a safe and comfortable environment for residents, and responds to tenant issues as appropriate. Maintains security by following procedures and interacting with and monitoring activity in the lobby area. They serve as a member of the program services team, they support and work with them to serve the community by providing trauma-informed assistance. This is a unionized position, represented by Local 8 of the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU).

ABOUT THE PROGRAM: With permanent supportive housing for individuals and families who are Veterans, our Compass Veterans Center in Renton offers a variety of veteran specific services. Reading groups and art classes for children in our youth center engage young residents, and case management services help adults find the support they need. The program is open to veteran individuals and families who have experienced homelessness, and those earning between zero to 60 percent Area Median Income (AMI).

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. 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

LOCATION: Renton, WA REPORTS TO: Program Coordinator FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt SCHEDULE: Saturday & Sunday 11pm-7am; with monthly staff meetings on 4th Thursday 2-4pm SALARY RANGE: $16.89 per hour PART-TIME BENEFITS: Orca transportation card, 403(b) retirement plan, Employee Assistance Program, and a generous Paid Time Off (PTO) program


Associate degree is strongly desired in human services, 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.
1+ year experience in a social/human service setting (work and/or volunteer), 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, substance abuse, sexual assault, and/or domestic violence, desired.


Please visit our website for more details and complete an application at

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY 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

Keywords: COMPASS HOUSING ALLIANCE, Renton , Program Assistant at Renton Veterans Center, Other , renton, Washington

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