Start a Career with Imagine Housing

Imagine Housing, a 501(c)(3) Washington non-profit corporation incorporated in 1989, is the primary developer of permanent affordable rental housing in East King County. We are a leader in designing and providing client-centered, strengths-based supportive services ranging from after-school programs for kids to case management and trainings for adults at our properties, supporting residents’ efforts to develop greater choice and independence. By developing permanent affordable rental housing and providing supportive services, Imagine Housing empowers individuals and families, supports diversity and strengthens communities on the Eastside. We make it possible for veterans, seniors, survivors of domestic violence, young adults aging out of foster care, and low-income working families to live in and thrive on the Eastside.

Imagine Housing has an excellent reputation on the Eastside and in the Puget Sound region for our commitment to increasing the availability of affordable housing and for our leadership in affordable housing advocacy and in shaping public policy. Over 25 years in the community, we have built or acquired 12 properties in five Eastside cities, serving more than 1,050 low-income individuals with 427 affordable apartments. Imagine Housing and its affiliate, Red Vines 1, have a budget of over $3.7 million and $75 million in assets. Our revenue comes from a healthy blend of rent, developer fees and philanthropic contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations.

We are currently hiring for the following jobs.  Please see job descriptions below.

Imagine Housing is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all applicants and employees regardless of race, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, age, the presence of a disability, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Our equal opportunity policy applies to all phases of employment, including recruiting, hiring, job assignment, supervision, training, upgrading, transfer, compensation, benefits, promotion, education and recreation, layoff and termination.




Resident Support Specialist at Andrew’s Glen

 

The Resident Support Specialist is a part-time (20 hours per week) position. This position will develop and implement programs that serve youth, adults and families at Andrew’s Glen and Andrew’s Heights, Imagine Housing properties in Bellevue. The main types of programming and services that this position will provide are as follows:

1)       Youth Programming:  The Resident Support Specialist will plan and implement afterschool Homework Club and enrichment activities for school-aged youth at Andrew’s Glen and Andrew’s Heights.  Homework Club offers youth the opportunity to have one-on-one assistance with homework assignments, reading and learning activities to address their particular areas of need. Enrichment activities are provided as a time to engage youth in art, games and other activities that are of interest and benefit to them. The Resident Support Specialist will also provide a variety of enrichment activities during the summer. We focus on creating a safe, welcoming space, where youth have the opportunity to grow socially and emotionally.

2)       Early Childhood Programming:  The Resident Support Specilalist will provide programming for children age 0-5 and their parents/caregivers at Andrew’s Glen and Andrew’s Heights. The purpose of this program is to support the development of children’s school readiness skills and to provide education and support for parents and caregivers in a play group-style atmosphere.

3)      Community Events: Coordinate and facilitate regular community events at Andrew’s Glen. This includes a weekly community meal. Other activities can range from bingo night to themed parties and festivals. They can also include trainings on resources or information beneficial to the residents of Andrew’s Glen.  These events are a great place for residents to get together and share resources and help to create a sense of community at the property.

Key Responsibilities

Youth Programming:

    • Plan and facilitate afterschool homework club and activities each week at Andrew’s Glen and Andrew’s Heights
    • Recruit, train, and support volunteers to assist with youth programming
    • Complete outcome tracking observation tool for participating youth in programming
    • Provide enrichment summer activities to youth at Andrew’s Glen and Andrew’s Heights
    • Meet with parents/caregivers of youth participating in activities once quarterly to check in about youths’ progress in school and otherwise
    • Attend occasional trainings on working with youth

Early Childhood Programming:

    • Facilitate an early childhood program once per week at Andrew’s Glen and Andrew’s Heights
    • Survey parents/caregivers participating in programming once per year to track program’s effectiveness
    • Research and stay up to date on resources that benefit early childhood and school readiness
    • Attend occasional trainings on working with youth age 0-5

Community Events

    • Plan and facilitate community events at Andrew’s Glen based on resident feedback
    • Plan a weekly community meal at Andrew’s Glen
    • Find resources, trainers and/or activities that will engage the residents of Andrew’s Glen and Andrew’s Heights
    • Promote resident leadership by encouraging residents to assist with planning and implementing these programs

Resource Referrals

    • Reach out to individuals and families to make them aware of what services are available
    • Be available to residents for resource referrals during regularly scheduled office hours
    • Establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with service providers in the community to which residents can be referred
    • Help residents complete paperwork, as appropriate
    • Maintain thorough and complete records of residents’ participation in supportive services and progress

Other Responsibilities

    • Attend weekly team meetings with the Andrew’s Glen Supportive Services Team;
    • Attend Supportive Services Department and Organizational Wide meetings monthly;
    • Supervise volunteers to offer activities and prepare community activities, as necessary;
    • Assist in identifying trainings needed to be effective as a Resident Support Specialist;
    • Must be able to work a flexible schedule; and
    • Perform other assigned duties in a timely and efficient matter.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

    • Ability to work effectively with veterans, children, individuals, and families of diverse backgrounds and disabilities including physical, mental, substance abuse, and HIV/AIDS;
    • Outstanding organizational, verbal and written communication skills;
    • Ability to perform daily duties to achieve desired outcomes and performance measures with minimal supervision;
    • Knowledge of family and child resources and services in King County for homeless families, particularly families in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction;.
    • Ability to set and maintain boundaries with clients in a professional manner;
    • Ability to communicate and work effectively with staff and clients from a variety of economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, with varying physical and mental abilities, and with diverse sexual orientations and gender identifies
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
    • Ability to make good decisions in crisis situations; and
    • Strong time management and organizational skills and competency in use of personal computer, especially for word processing and generation of statistical information.

Minimum Requirements

  • AA or BA/BS degree in social work, human services or related field preferred;
  • Experience leading and/or organizing adult and youth classes and programming,
  • Experience in the human services setting;
  • Experience working with veterans, the Bureau of Veterans Affairs, or other veterans organizations preferred;
  • Experience providing supportive services to individuals who have experienced trauma; and
  • Experience working with people experiencing mental health issues, chemical health issues and homelessness preferred

Work Schedule

The Resident Support Specialist position is a part-time hourly (non-exempt — 20 hours per week) position. Regular schedule can be flexible.

Pay and Benefits

Hourly rate will be based on experience. This position will be part-time with no benefits.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Imagine Housing is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all applicants and employees regardless of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, the presence of a disability, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.  Our equal opportunity policy applies to all phases of employment, including recruiting, hiring, job assignment, supervision, training, upgrading, transfer, compensation, benefits, promotion, education and recreation, layoff and termination. 

To Apply

Please email a resume and cover letter with your compensation history, salary requirements, and a description of specifically why you are an ideal candidate.  Include in your cover letter or email how you learned of this position.  Send your resume and cover letter to molly@imaginehousing.org


 

 Resident Support Specialist at Rose Crest

Position

The Resident Support Specialist is a full-time (40 hours per week) position. This position will develop and implement programs that serve youth, adults and families at Rose Crest at Talus, an Imagine Housing property in Issaquah. This position will also provide early childhood programming at two other Imagine Housing properties in Issaquah.  The main types of programming and services that this position will provide are as follows:

1)      Youth Programming:  The Resident Support Specialist will plan and implement afterschool Homework Club and enrichment activities for school-aged youth three times per week at Rose Crest.  Homework Club offers youth the opportunity to have one-on-one assistance with homework assignments, reading and learning activities to address their particular areas of need. Enrichment activities are provided as a time to engage youth in art, games and other activities that are of interest and benefit to them. The Resident Support Specialist will also provide a variety of enrichment activities during the summer. We focus on creating a safe, welcoming space, where youth have the opportunity to grow socially and emotionally.

2)      Early Childhood Programming:  The Resident Support Specilalist will provide programming for children age 0-5 and their parents/caregivers once a week at three Issaquah properties. The purpose of this program is to support the development of children’s school readiness skills and to provide education and support for parents and caregivers in a play group-style atmosphere.

3)      Community Events: Coordinate and facilitate monthly community events at Rose Crest. These activities can range from a community meal and bingo night to themed parties and festivals. They can also include trainings on resources or information beneficial to the residents of Rose Crest.  These events are a great place for residents to get together and share resources and help to create a sense of community at the property.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Youth Programming:

  • Plan and facilitate afterschool homework club and activities three times per week at Rose Crest
  • Recruit, train, and support volunteers to assist with youth programming
  • Complete outcome tracking observation tool for participating youth in programming
  • Provide enrichment summer activities to youth at Rose Crest
  • Meet with parents/caregivers of youth participating in activities once quarterly to check in about youths’ progress in school and otherwise
  • Attend occasional trainings on working with youth

Early Childhood Programming:

  • Facilitate an early childhood program once per week at three properties in Issaquah
  • Survey parents/caregivers participating in programming once per year to track program’s effectiveness
  • Research and stay up to date on resources that benefit early childhood and school readiness
  • Attend occasional trainings on working with youth age 0-5

Community Events

  • Plan and facilitate community events at Rose Crest based on resident feedback
  • Find resources, trainers and/or activities that will engage the residents of Rose Crest
  • Promote resident leadership by encouraging residents to assist with planning and implementing these programs

Resource Referrals

  • Reach out to individuals and families to make them aware of what services are available
  • Be available to residents for resource referrals during regularly scheduled office hours
  • Establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with service providers in the community to which residents can be referred
  • Help residents complete applications for public benefits, as appropriate
  • Maintain thorough and complete records of residents’ participation in supportive services and progress

Other Responsibilities

  • Attend weekly team meetings with other Resident Support Specialists and supervisor
  • Attend bi-weekly (or more frequent if needed) one-on-one meetings with supervisor
  • Attend monthly Supportive Services Department Meetings and monthly Imagine Housing all-staff meetings
  • Assist in identifying trainings needed to be effective as a Resident Support Specialist;
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule
  • Perform other duties as assigned in a timely and efficient matter

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • AA or BA degree in social work, human services or related field
  • Minimum 2 years experience in a human services or case management setting
  • Experience working in afterschool programming
  • Experience working with children age 0-5
  • Experience facilitating programming
  •  Experience working with people experiencing mental health issues, chemical health issues and homelessness
  • Understanding of strengths-based and trauma-informed care
  • Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule
  • Ability to work effectively with children, individuals, and families of diverse backgrounds and abilities including physical, mental, substance abuse, and HIV/AIDS
  •  Outstanding organizational, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to perform daily duties to achieve desired outcomes and performance measures with minimal supervision
  • Knowledge of family and child resources and services in King County for low-income families
  •  Ability to set and maintain boundaries with residents in a professional manner
  •  Ability to communicate and work effectively with staff and residents from a variety of economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, with varying physical and mental abilities, and with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities
  •  Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  •  Ability to make good decisions in crisis situations
  •  Strong time management and organizational skills and competency in use of personal computer, especially for word processing and generation of statistical information
  • Ability to travel between housing sites and meetings multiple times during the week
    • Pass a criminal background check

WORK SCHEDULE

This is a full-time hourly (non-exempt) position.  The work day will be between the hours of 9:30am and 6pm plus two evenings until 8pm each week, with start times adjusted accordingly.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

The hourly range for this position is from $16.35 to $20.43, depending on experience. This position will be fulltime with benefits including paid holidays, sick and vacation leave, company paid medical, dental and life insurance and 401(k) matching contribution.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Imagine Housing is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all applicants and employees regardless of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, the presence of a disability, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.  Our equal opportunity policy applies to all phases of employment, including recruiting, hiring, job assignment, supervision, training, upgrading, transfer, compensation, benefits, promotion, education and recreation, layoff and termination.

TO APPLY

Please email a resume and cover letter with your compensation history, salary requirements, and a description of specifically why you are an ideal candidate.  Include in your cover letter or email how you learned of this position.  Send your resume and cover letter to sarahl@imaginehousing.org.

For more information on Imagine Housing, go to www.imaginehousing.org.