• Life Skills Coordinator (live-in) - Michael's Place

    Job Locations US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(1/27/2020 2:24 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Housing - Direct Service
    USD $17.83/Yr.
  • Overview


    Michael’s Place provides transitional housing to 18 homeless male veterans.  The focus of the program is to assist veterans in finding a permanent place to call home.  The program is funded through a Grant Per Diem contract with the Veterans Administration. 



    The live-in Life Skills Coordinator receives the use of a bedroom and private bathroom in exchange for evening and overnight on call coverage for emergency issues.  In addition, the advocate works 20 paid hours per week. 


      • Provide overnight staff coverage for emergencies five nights per week. Must be present in the house between 10 pm and 6 am, but may be sleeping if not needed by residents.
      •  Perform and coordinate janitorial duties and yard care
        • Ensure the kitchen area is maintained according to local health regulations.
        • Ensure the common areas and bathrooms are maintained and supplied with needed hygiene items.
        • Ensure outside yard is kept mowed/trimmed and the grounds are orderly. 
    • Promote CCS Mission Statement and Michael’s Place in the community:
      • Attend trainings as needed, including agency staff meetings and liaison with other program team members.
      • Welcome visitors from the community, including service providers and funders.
      • Treat all clients in a culturally sensitive manner, assuring the CCS’ commitment to cultural diversity and inclusivity is met. 
      • Ensure that all required CCS trainings are completed in accordance with CCS policy.
      • Other duties and/or special projects as assigned.
    • Supervise resident activities at the house:
      • Model appropriate life skills.
      • Provide crisis intervention and conflict mediation.
      • Maintain resident files and daily log.
      • Provide case work assistance to residents in coordination with Case Manager.
      • Monitor residents’ activities during on-duty hours.
      • Conduct room checks as needed.
      • Enforce policies and procedures, adhering to program and CCS guidelines.
      • Maintain cleanliness and order in all areas.
      • Assist in preparing vacant bedrooms for new tenants.
      • Assist with office support services.
      • Work to foster an attitude of support and safety for residents by communicating and enforcing program procedures and policies.
      • Provide transportation and accompany residents as needed.
      • Sort and organize all donations.
      • Ensure completion of daily chores and weekly deep-clean chores. Provide instruction to residents when necessary.
      • Collect UA from resident per program guidelines.
      • Issue and enforce consequences when necessary for noncompliant residents.
      • Attend weekly staff meeting.
      • Distribute mail to residents.
      • Perform and log monthly fire drills.



    • Knowledge of issues that homeless and/or at risk populations experience.
    • Experience with the U. S. Armed Forces.
    • Willingness and ability to make sound judgment without on-site supervision.
    • Ability to relate well to staff and residents from a diverse racial, ethnic and/or cultural background.
    • Commitment to developing and safekeeping a workplace, which values and supports a culturally diverse work environment.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office 2010, including Outlook and intermediate knowledge of Excel
    • Commitment to CCS Mission Statement.


    • Bachelor Degree in Social Work or a closely related field 
    • Bilingual
    • Valid WA State Divers License and ability to qualify as a driver under the agency’s policies
    • One (1) year direct experience with homeless and/or at risk populations


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