• Advocate (on-call) - Lazarus Center

    Job Locations US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 3 months ago(10/28/2019 8:48 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Homeless Adult Services
    USD $17.48/Yr.
  • Overview

    $17.48 per hour. This is an on-call position. 

    The Lazarus Day Center provides a warm, safe, hospitable place with a community atmosphere for homeless and marginally housed men and women age 50 and older. On an average day, 350 individuals come through our doors seeking food and shelter. The center is open 365 days a year from 7:00a.m. - 6:30 p.m. These hours/days may change as funding allows.

    As a result of their age and living conditions, the majority of our guests suffer from mental and physical disabilities. The Center opened in July 1990 to serve this special population of elderly people who are vulnerable to the weather, street predators, and illness.

    The Lead Staff checks men into shelter, records data, monitors shelter dorm, areas for trouble spots, and opens storage and allotted items. Lead Staff assigns these duties to the Floor Monitors (and him or herself), connects with day staff, provides guidance to staff and volunteers in completing their duties, and provides leadership in crisis intervention or other issues during the shift.


    • Monitor center throughout shift (including restrooms, hallway and the front of building) responding to any crisis situations. De-escalate problematic behavior and implement consequences for violating the day center’s guidelines.
    • Refer Clients to appropriate social services agencies for assistance.
    • Intake clients, record attendance and other statistical data in Clarity.
    • Receive visitors and in-kind donations.
    • Receive and sort mail
    • Monitor Shelter bus line.
    • Assist in transportation of Shelter Residents from Shelter bus line to Shelter.
    • Attend and participate staff meetings and trainings required by CCS/CHS for all employees.
    • Help prepare and serve and meals.
    • Read and oversee the daily log of day center activities.
    • Make sure client mail is tracked, stored and distributed safely
    • Assist in daily tasks such as, but not limited to, cleaning, emptying garbage and assisting in the laundry.
    • Perform other tasks as assigned by the Lead Staff, Program Supervisor or Director.


    • 6 months of direct service with homeless people or a similar population.
    • Work history that demonstrates: Reliability and dependability; Ability to interact and communicate well with others; Ability to provide leadership to volunteers.
    • Experience in crisis intervention.
    • Understanding of the disease of alcoholism and other substance abuse issues, and mental health disorders.
    • Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services.
    • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
    • Demonstrate the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multicultural situations.
    • Criminal history background checks are required prior to employment.


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