Housing Staff

Monitors safety and addresses resident needs in multi-family housing complex. May deliver face-to-face interaction with authorized clients diagnosed as having chronic and persistent mental illness, emotional and/or co-occurring disorders. This position does not have the purpose of provision of support to the ongoing stability of tenants. Rather, it is there for on-site monitoring of the physical location and supporting the success of client tenants.


  • BA degree in Psychology, Social Work or related field of study and/or one year experience working with populations having chronic mental illness, emotional disorders and chemical abuse/dependency issues.

  • Demonstrates initiative and success in providing client centered interaction, solution-based approaches to learning, motivation techniques and positive reinforcement skills.

  • Demonstrates patience, creative thinking, good decision making skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to maintain professional boundaries.

  • Ability to be organized and keep accurate and timely records.

  • Ability to work independently and as a positive team player.

  • Demonstrates good time management skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and supportive within program directives, protocol and parameters.

  • Requires a valid WA State driver's license and use of own vehicle with BHR approved insurance.

  • Current WA Registered Counselor at time of hire.


  • Meets as scheduled with Housing Supervisor.

  • Complete all items according to Garden's Shift Protocol guidelines.

  • Monitor property by walking the interior perimeter (upper and lower) and engaging in interaction with tenants to determine if safety issue is present.

  • Access back-up supports as required to address issues of safety concern.

  • May interact with tenants with understanding that the role is for building of community and community safety and NOT the delivery of clinical services.

  • Provide required reporting and documentation.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Ability to lift 10 pounds.

  • Ability to go up and down stairs.

  • Ability to stay alert during nighttime shift hours if applicable.