Safety Coordinator, Full-Time (Othello Campus)
Job Details
Administration - Seattle, WA
Full Time
High School
$17.53 - $19.28 Hourly
Nonprofit - Social Services

Seattle's Union Gospel Mission is currently looking for a Safety Coordinator to join the Emergency Shelters team in Seattle, WA.


Seattle's Union Gospel Mission is a private faith-based organization that helps the community to reach out with compassion to those who have lost hope. And as a community, we empower one another to build, lead and give back.


The Safety Coordinator operate around Mission properties which include the Othello Campus located at 3800 S. Othello St. Seattle, WA 98118 for purposes of engaging people in that are loitering, in need or engaged in potential criminal activity to include trespass. The Safety Coordinator is responsible for providing protection and security for Mission property, staff, program residents and volunteers.


Our Emergency Shelters team is looking for its newest member and we think that could be you!


Shift Schedule

Monday - Friday from 6:00 AM - 2:30 PM, including occasional weekends, evenings, and holidays.


Essential Job Duties

  1. Proactively engage with individuals that are loitering and/or trespassing on or around the Missions Othello Campus and take appropriate measures to mitigate any potential threat to property or personnel.
  2. Provide assistance and referral to Mission Outreach and Residential programs to homeless people and others who are experiencing crises caused by mental illness and/or excessive drug/alcohol consumption on or around Mission property.
  3. Document daily activity and security roving checks in the Security log, elevating information to direct supervisor and completing Critical Incident reports as needed.
  4. Conduct shift debrief and situational report handoff with outgoing and incoming security employees.
  5. Intervene in crises (medical, mental health, interpersonal) that present themselves.
  6. De-escalate and report altercations or dangerous activity.
  7. Supervise program men assigned to assist in Security detail.
  8. Maintain appropriate and professional social interactions with guests.
  9. Think and act collaboratively with staff and to improve safety and cleanliness of Othello Campus.
  10. Calling or coordinating the calling of 9-1-1 to address emergency situations on or around Othello Campus.
  11. Coordinate with and direct emergency first responders.
  12. Discourage and report predatory and/or illicit behavior.
  13. Actively participate in staff meetings and in-service trainings.
  14. Commitment to the grace based therapeutic model and incorporating it into all aspects of the position.
  15. Any other job-related duties as assigned by supervisor.
  16. Attend and participate in all Mission, Division and Department meetings and training, as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  1. The successful candidate will have an active church/prayer life and demonstrate a strong desire to serve the Mission by ministering to those whom it serves.
  2. Must agree with Seattle's Union Gospel Mission Statement of Faith, Mission and Vision Statements and have a personal ethos and work ethic that reflects the Missions Core Values.
  3. Sensitivity to cultural diversity is required.
  4. Seattle's Union Gospel Mission accepts and encourages the involvement of volunteers at all levels in the organization. All Mission employees are expected to assist in the creation of meaningful and productive roles in which volunteers might serve in the organization, and to interact positively and cooperatively with our volunteers.
  5. Ability to successfully pass pre-employment drug and criminal background screenings.
  6. Basic understanding of homelessness and various characteristics of homeless adult populations; experience with mental illness and/or chemical dependency preferred.
  7. Ability to communicate and work effectively with staff from various backgrounds and disciplines.
  8. Ability to work effectively with guests displaying a wide range of unpleasant and/or bizarre behavior.
  9. Subscribe to philosophy of cooperation and continuity across programs, and of consideration and respect for guests.


Physical Requirements

  1. Ability to stand, walk or sit for extended periods of time; bend, stoop or reach.
  2. Ability to be on ones feet for approximately 25 hours per week.
  3. Ability to work outside for approximately 25 hours per week.
  4. Regularly lift and/or carry up to 25 pounds.
  5. Talk on telephone and use computer extensively.
  6. Ability to wear a mask for the entirety of the shift



High school diploma or equivalent required AA preferred.




  1. At least one-year experience in human services (paid or volunteer), preferably working with adults challenged by homelessness, mental illness and/or chemical dependency required.
  2. At least two years of experience working in at least one of the following areas required: Public Safety, Security, Law Enforcement, or Military preferred.
  3. Trained in Mental Health First Aid and Harm Reduction preferred.


Statement of Faith

  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the infallible, authoritative Word of God.
  • We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
  • We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful men, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life.
  • We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost.
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in Christ.

Mission Statement

To bring the love of Jesus and hope for a new life to our homeless neighbors.


Vision Statement

Every homeless neighbor beloved, redeemed, restored.


Core Values

  • Sacred Relationships
  • Passionate Urgency
  • Strategic Effectiveness
  • Courageous Belief
  • Innovative and Scrappy