Seek out underserved Veterans of Color and their family members in need of supportive services. Provide culturally appropriate pathfinding services to connect them to programs that promote housing stability, financial stability, social engagement, and healthy living. Offer a standardized set of quick effect stabilization interventions, and then connect clients to a service hub, information, or follow on services. Connect homeless veterans to a housing assessment and then housing services provided by a Housing Navigator. This position is funded by King County’s Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL).
Essential Job Functions: (This is not the job description in its entirety)
Employ effective strategies to seek out and specialize in serving Veterans of Color and their family members and connect (path find) them to community-based services that promote housing stability, financial stability, social engagement, and healthy living.
Be or become attuned to the culturally- and community-appropriate manner(s) of delivering pathfinding services.
Assess needs and identify appropriate services and needed resources.
Help clients acquire necessary documentation and overcome barriers to resources.
Establish presence throughout King County where Veterans of Color are likely to be found.
Stay current in knowledge of resources throughout King County.
Establish collaborative relations with individuals and organizations who also serve veterans within King County This includes, but is not limited to other Pathfinders, King County Veterans Program, Washington Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Department of Veteran Affairs.
Attend all required King County and Valley Cities trainings and meetings.
Collect demographic data, promptly enter it into Spreadsheet and submit monthly and quarterly reports as required.
High School Diploma or equivalent
Honorable Discharged Veteran discharged within last 3-5 years.
Current Driver’s License, insurance, and willingness to occasionally transport clients. (Driving Record must meet certain requirements)
Obtain Agency Affiliated Counselor registration within first week of hire
Willing to work evenings and weekends when occasionally needed.
Knowledge of Veterans culture and benefits.
Good work ethic, time management skills, and ability to work independently
Familiar with Microsoft Office including Excel Spreadsheet
Pass required background checks
Women Veterans of Color are encouraged to apply.
- Minimum two years’ experience working with veterans and/or People of Color
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. We offer a competitive salary and generous benefit package including medical, dental, vision, disability, retirement, paid time off, and 10 paid holidays.
We are dedicated to Equal Opportunity Employment & embrace the contributions of a diverse and inclusive workforce. Valley Cities Counseling and Consultation is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans and does not unlawfully discriminate under federal, state, or local laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.
Valley Cities Behavioral Health CareValley Cities is a community behavioral health center established by the people of South King County in 1965. Today, we operate comprehensive outpatient clinics in Auburn, Enumclaw, Federal Way, Kent, Meridian (Northgate), Midway (Des Moines), Rainier Beach, and Renton.