Safety and Security Specialist
Job Details
Men's Shelter - Seattle, WA
Full Time
High School
Nonprofit - Social Services

Are you looking for a way to use your gift to help others? Do you have a heart to come alongside others who are trying to improve their lives? Do you want to work for a company that's made it on the Best Christian Workplaces 2 years in a row? If so, we want to talk with you!


As a Security Specialist you will operate around the Mission which includes the 2nd Ave., 3rd Ave., Washington Street and Extension S neighborhood, for purposes of engaging people in need or in crisis. You will be responsible for enforcing Guest Services policies and procedures, which includes enhancing safety and security in the neighborhood for Mission guest, staff and neighbors.


Shift Schedule


Monday - Friday 7:00 pm - 3:30 am.




  • Proactively outreach and engage with guests and non-guests that are loitering and camping along 2nd Avenue/Washington St., and encouraging people to use alternatives to loitering on the 2nd Avenue/Washington St. block, and surrounding area.
  • Enforce the Guest Services policies with Mission guests.
  • Provide assistance to homeless people and others who are experiencing crises caused by mental illness and/or excessive drug/alcohol consumption.
  • Documenting and communicating repeated violations of the Guest Services policys.
  • Intervene in client crises (medical, mental health, interpersonal).
  • De-escalate arguments and altercations happening outside of the Mission.
  • Take the lead role in coordinating with the Welcome Center, including participating in the weekly team meetings and working with other departments at the Seattles Union Gospel Mission as necessary.
  • Initiate and maintain appropriate social interactions with guests.
  • Think and act collaboratively with staff and guests to improve safety and cleanliness on 2rd Avenue/Washington St.
  • Calling or coordinating the calling of 9-1-1 to address emergency situations on the block.
  • Coordinate with and direct emergency first responders.
  • Discourage and report predatory and/or illicit behavior.
  • Actively participate in staff meetings and in service trainings.
  • Commitment to the grace based therapeutic model and incorporating it into all aspects of the position.
  • Any other job-related duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Attend and participate in all Mission, Division and Department meetings and training, as required.
Qualifications & Experience
  • 1+ year of experience in human services (paid or volunteer), preferably working with adults challenged by homelessness, mental illness and/or chemical dependency required.
  • 2+ years of experience working in at least one of the following areas required: Public Safety, Security, Law Enforcement, or Military.
  • Trained in Mental Health First Aid and Harm Reduction preferred.
  • Possess a valid Washington State Driver’s License and be able to meet the standards of the Mission driver criteria required, including but not limited to:
    • Clean driving record
    • No current suspensions or revocations
    • At least 21 years of age.


Work Environment


While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to stand, walk or sit for extended periods of time; bend, stoop or reach. Also, the ability to be on ones feet and to work outside for approximately 25 hours per week. Talk on telephone and use computer extensively. Regularly lift and/or carry up to 25 pounds.




This position is subject to pre-employment background check and drug screen.


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.


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.



Core Values


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