• Housing Navigator - Lazarus Center

    Job Locations US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 3 months ago(10/24/2019 8:00 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Housing - Direct Service
    USD $19.96/Yr.
  • Overview

    $19.96 to $22.21/DOE. This is a full position with excellent benefits with generous paid leave. 



    St. Martin de Porres Shelter provides safe and dignified night shelter for 212 homeless men age 50 and older, with church-based overflow winter shelters for another 34 men. The shelter opened in October 1984 in response to the growing need for an emergency shelter for this special population of elderly men who are vulnerable to the weather, street predators, and illness.  As a result of their age and living conditions, the majority of our guests suffer from mental and physical disabilities, and addictions.   Many have been homeless for a long time.



    The Housing Navigator works with clients to apply for and obtain appropriate permanent housing.  This position will work with the men who utilize St. Martin de Porres Shelter. The goal of this position is to help as many men as possible move from shelter into permanent housing, with an expectation of at least 30 men per year.



    1. Work with residents to develop housing goals and action plans.
    2. Outreach clients, establish rapport and develop relationships.
    3. Maintain current applications and guidelines for local subsidized housing providers.
    4. Ensure that residents apply for appropriate housing.
    5. Meet with clients on a regular and ongoing basis to ensure that they are making progress on their housing goals.
    6. Develop relationships with landlords for the purpose of placing residents.
    7. Provide residents with referrals to other community agencies to resolve barriers to housing.
    8. Assist clients in moving into their new housing units as needed.
    9. Support residents in maintaining housing through follow up services.
    10. Maintain resident records and input complete and timely data on clients into a database. 


    Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in social work, social services or related field. Relevant work experience may substitute for part of the educational requirement.
    • One to two years’ experience performing work related to housing and/or employment assistance.
    • Understanding of problems homeless men and women often face, including alcohol and drug abuse, mental illness, domestic violence, and long-term homelessness.
    • Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations.
    • Excellent office computer skills, written and oral communication.
    • Must be able to attend staff meetings
    • Evening hours are required
    • Ability to work independently and as a member of a staff team.
    • Must be a self-starter.
    • Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services.
    • Willingness to learn and work within a team.
    • Criminal history background checks are required prior to employment.



    • Knowledge of the local subsidized housing and affordable housing market.
    • Knowledge of the local labor market and occupational training programs.
    • Experience with chronically homeless adults.
    • Proficiency in Spanish.

    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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