May 09, 2013
Our caring, professional staff is Valley Cities’ most important asset – the very heart and center of who we are. Every day, we strive to ensure that your experience working at Valley Cities reflects the importance of your role as we carry out our mission.
Seeking an experienced individual to serve as confidential Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer. This position is accountable for contributing to efficient agency operations by providing confidential & professional administrative support services to the Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors, as directed.
Requires superb communication, organization and desktop skills.
Child and Family Services Peer Support Specialist – Auburn
Seeking a Peer Support Specialist responsible for supporting parents of children and youth that have serious emotional disturbance in identifying goals that promote recovery and resiliency for their children and themselves. Provide Peer Counseling and support, drawing on common experiences as a peer.
Must be a parent of child/youth who is or has been involved in the system of care, and must be a certified Peer Counselor.
Director of Housing
Seeking a highly qualified person to assume the duties of Director of Housing. As a fundamental feature of our commitment to Recovery, our Organization operates more than 200 units of affordable service-enriched housing. The Director will oversee a wide variety of clinically supported housing programs. This position interacts directly with funders, housing providers, consumers, housing developers and community groups. The Director also serves as a member of the Organization’s Senior Management Committee. A successful candidate will possess these fundamental capabilities: familiarity with State Landlord-Tenant law and local housing resources; knowledge of the available funding mechanisms that contribute to a success strategy of housing development; confidence and skill in using data bases and computer networks as management tools; leadership and communication skills that enhance our organization’s internal resources and advance our mission; and enthusiasm for addressing change, for developing the professional skills of staff, and for providing the highest quality of services to the communities of south King County.
Housing Specialist – Standard Supported Housing Program
Seeking a part-time Housing Specialist for our Standard Supported Housing program. This programs serves homeless adults with mental illness, by providing subsidized housing, case management, housing support services and other supports to assist them in transitioning to more independent living.
The Housing support specialist is responsible for completing housing program paperwork, such as preparing legal notices and reporting, service documentation and reporting; establishing and maintaining Landlord relationships; completing Housing Inspections and responding to funders and landlords who have requests or questions related to housing in this program; and participating in team meetings both with the Standard Supported Housing Team and the Housing Department Team.
Requires a High School diploma or equivalent, as well as prior experience with customer service or collaborative functions, good verbal and written communication skills, flexibility with regard to work hours, evening hours and travel to other sites. Must show a demonstrated ability to work effectively with a variety of professionals and a diverse client population, pass required WA State background checks and show an ability to work independently Ability to transport clients desired.
Mental Health Outreach Specialist – Seattle
Mental Health Outreach Specialist – Valley Cities Homeless Family Services has an opening for a mental health clinician to work with families, adults and children. This position will work with clients who receive community mental health services through the RSN as well as families in our Families First permanent supportive housing program. Our client families have high needs and are usually involved with multiple systems. This position requires knowledge, experience and skills in a variety of combined subject areas: mental health treatment practices; family dynamics; the impacts of homelessness on children and families; child-serving systems of care including CPS; domestic violence; health issues, and the impacts of mental health and chemical dependency on an individuals and family’s housing, health and well-being. All services are provided county-wide on an outreach basis-reliable transportation is necessary.
Must have Masters Degree in social services or behavioral science.
Bridges Outreach Specialist – Seattle
Seeking an experienced mental health clinician to work with homeless individuals on our Bridges Program team. Duties include outreach and engagement of homeless individuals in a variety of settings including emergency shelters, community suppers, and other places homeless individuals tend to congregate. Services provided include assessing for mental health and/or co-occurring disorders, basic needs, and linkage to other community services. Position involves collaboration with other team members as well as suburban city human service planners and local homeless service agencies.
Masters Degree required, and outreach, engagement and collaborative skills a must. Additional qualification requirements include familiarity with homelessness, domestic violence, substance abuse, and poverty.
Youth Peer Support Specialist – Coming Up Program
Seeking a Youth Peer Support Specialist for the Coming Up Housing Program. Empower youth and young adults experiencing homelessness to achieve housing stability. Assist individuals in recognizing their strengths, support them in skill building and facilitate achievement of their educational or vocational goals.
Peer Certification required, and past experience with homelessness and personal involvement with youth-serving systems also required.
Seeking a Wraparound Facilitator to partner with multi-system involved youth and their families in building support teams, facilitating team meetings and creating strengths-based and needs-driven plans of care.
Requires a Bachelors Degree, as well as two years experience in social services and strong meeting facilitation skills. Experience working with emotionally disturbed and behaviorally challenging children and their families preferred.
We are committed to creating a work environment that values each employee; a culture that is collegial and family-friendly, and which nurtures continuous learning. We hope that you will find Valley Cities a positive and rewarding place to work.
We offer a competitive salary and benefit package. Please send resume & cover letter to our Human Resources Department: Email: ">, FAX 253-735-9974 or directly to Valley Cities/HR, 325 W Gowe St, Kent, WA 98032
We are dedicated to Equal Opportunity Employment & embrace the contributions of a diverse and inclusive workforce.