Lead Shelter Security

Job Locations US-WA-Tacoma
Posted Date 1 month ago(2/2/2018 3:55 PM)
Job ID
# of Openings
Homeless Adult Services
USD $16.06/Hr.


$16.06 - 17.03 per hour DOE


Catholic Community Services, Homeless Adult Services (HAS) is the largest provider of adult homeless services in Tacoma, Washington. Nativity House (NH), a program of HAS, is the central hub to serve homeless adults in the Pierce County region.   It operates 24-hour/7-day a week, offering services (emergency shelter, meals, systematic outreach, Rapid Rehousing, Mental Health and Co-Occurring Disorder treatment, Employment Services, Spiritual Support, 50 units of permanent supportive housing, etc.) to meet the basic needs of individuals experiencing chronic homelessness. guests with meeting their goals.


Provides security and promotes good community relationships in and around the Shelter.  Monitors guest behaviors and ensures all policies and procedures are followed.  Provides information and referral services to guests and other homeless individuals.



  • Greets guests coming into the day center to wait for the dorm to open and directs them to the waiting area.
  • Monitors behaviors in and around the Nativity House and parking lot assuring policies and procedures are enforced.
  • Contacts people loitering in the parking lot or immediate area and explains and enforces agency policy regarding loitering.
  • Participates in interviews and decision making for hiring shelter security staff as needed.
  • Supervises all shelter security staff and guests in the absence of the supervisor.
  • Provides information and referral services to guests and homeless individuals.
  • Patrols parking lot, 13th street, Yakima Avenue and 15th street to ensure the safety of guests, residents, and businesses.
  • Makes contact with businesses in the patrol area to form and maintain positive community relations.
  • Coordinates with the evening Nativity House staff for back up to deal with challenging situations.
  • Coordinates with Nativity House staff that is monitoring the security cameras.
  • Utilizes the Tacoma Police Department as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or GED.
  • 2yrs experience in security, or working with homeless population.
  • Applicant must successfully pass required background checks prior to an offer of employment.
  • Proof of negative TB test within 12 months.
  • Ability to be compassionate, nonjudgmental.
  • Set clear boundaries
  • Work with diverse population including people with active mental health and chemical dependency issues.
  • Be a positive and proactive team member.
  • Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations.
  • Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services.
  • Support and contribute to a creative, collaborative and respectful environment that promotes teamwork.

Note to Internal Candidates: HR reviews internal compensation and determines increase based on their experience and also agency internal equity factors.


Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

Please let us know if you need special accommodations to apply or interview for this position.






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