- Our community has the resources, will and ability to end poverty.
- All people have the right to food, shelter, social justice and opportunities.
- Racism perpetuates poverty. To end poverty, we must undo racism.
We believe that together, we can build a community free from poverty, prejudice and neglect in which all members stand on Solid Ground with the skills and confidence needed to achieve their dreams. Since 1974, Solid Ground (formerly the Fremont Public Association) has helped our most vulnerable community members overcome economic crises and develop the skills and resources they need to thrive, helping hundreds of thousands of people throughout King County break the cycle of poverty.
The Program Assistant supports the King County Homelessness Prevention Program Coordinator. This program helps households address emerging housing crises and prevent homelessness through financial assistance and case management services. The Program Assistant will help with processing applications, data entry, providing training and support for sub-contracting case managers from partner agencies and perform some limited case management services directly to clients. The Program Assistant will also follow-up with past clients to assess continued stability, gather information for grant applications, and, assist with outreach, program development and provide general office support. The Program Assistant also fills in for the Program Coordinator during vacations and other regular absences. This pilot program is funded only thru December 31, 2011.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:
Requires one of the following:
a) Two years of direct social service experience, including at least one year working in a social service agency, community service or advocacy group focusing on housing issues; OR
b) AA Degree in a related field and one year of direct social service experience with a social service agency, community service or advocacy group for low-income people or other related setting; OR
c) Any combination of education, experience and measurable performance which demonstrates the capability to perform the duties of this position.
•Demonstrated ability to understand contracts, reporting and data collection; experience with coordinating work between work groups or volunteers or any similar type of leadership experience;
•Knowledge of rental assistance or similar public assistance programs; experience with basic case management or direct service fundamentals;
•Detail oriented: excellent record-keeping skills, maintain files and databases; strong organizational skills;
•Excellent communication skills, both oral and written;
•Work individually in a self-directed manner and as part of a team in group projects. Ability to take general direction and apply it to specific circumstances as the situation requires;
•Self-motivated with an ability to prioritize and problem-solve;
•Ability to handle multiple tasks under stressful situations;
•Willingness and ability to work with people from a variety of racial, cultural and economic backgrounds, with various lifestyles, sexual orientations, and of all ages;
•Valid driver’s license, and willingness to drive as needed throughout King County;
•Strong knowledge of computer software (Microsoft Word, Access, Excel and Outlook).
HOURS & COMPENSATION: This is a time-limited full-time (40 hours per week) union position paying $18.24 per hour plus benefits. Benefits include medical, dental, short-term and long-term disability insurance, holiday pay, pension, generous paid personal leave package and tax-sheltered health care and dependant care accounts.How to Apply:
TO APPLY: Applicants must complete the Solid Ground application form specific to this position. To find an application online, go to www.solid-ground.org/AboutUs/Jobs, then click on the Job Title for this position and download the attached application. You may also leave a message on our job line at 206.694.6840 requesting a specific job application, or you may apply in person at 1501 North 45th Street in Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood.
Applicants may submit completed applications by mail to:
Solid Ground, Attn: Human Resources Department,
1501 N 45th St, Seattle, WA 98103-6708.
Please attach a cover letter and resume.
CLOSING DATE: 5 PM on November 24th, 2010.
WOMEN, PEOPLE OF COLOR AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. SOLID GROUND IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.