Mental Health Counselor MRP II Capitol Hill (Full-Time)
Job Details
Son Shine Inn - Seattle, WA
Full Time
Graduate Degree
Health Care

We believe in transforming relationships. We have a team that is participating in life transformation in some of the most desperate and forgotten corners of our city. God is doing something significant, right now at the Mission. Do you want to be a part of it?


For 88 years, Seattle's Union Gospel Mission take our calling to love our homeless neighbors very seriously. Our efforts help move people to healthy, thriving lives. We start by learning their names, their stories, and providing first for urgent physical needs, building relationships, and then offering long-term recovery programs. Currently, we have 11,199 homeless neighbors living in the greater Seattle vicinity. More than 1/3 of those who are homeless are struggling with mental illness. 32% of King County's homeless wrestle with addiction. You can be a part of the solution and join the team.

The Counselor works with a team of staff to help create a safe, healing environment for men living with the comorbid issues of substance use and mental health, in a faith-based residential program; responsible for counseling men and facilitating classes at the Son Shine Inn.



Essential Job Duties

  1. Conduct individual counseling for mental health issues, faith-exploration and issues around trauma.
  2. Advocate for and support program participants through intakes, referrals, safety planning, educational classes, individual advocacy based counseling and groups.
  3. Attend staff meetings as scheduled.
  4. Maintain confidential client files.
  5. Meet with supervisor weekly.
  6. Attend training as assigned by supervisor.
  7. Be willing to be trained and use integrated therapy for trauma resolution.
  8. Participate in the Grace-based philosophy of ministry and the self-evaluation process.
  9. Attend and participate in all Mission, Division and Department meetings and training, as required.
  10. Any other job-related duties as assigned by supervisor.

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. Ability to work as a team player.
  7. Ability to teach classes as needed.
  8. Have a passion for the ministry at the SSI.



Physical Requirements

  1. Ability to stand, walk or sit for extended periods of time; bend, stoop or reach.
  2. Regularly lift and/or carry up to 20 pounds.
  3. Talk on telephone and use computer extensively.




Master's degree or above.







Experience in social service organization preferred. At least 2 years of experience in counseling 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