Security Lead
Job Details
Administration - Seattle, WA
Full Time
2 Year Degree

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 the Lead Security Officer, you will be responsible for the safety and security of staff, volunteers, facilities and program residents. The Lead Security Officer will assist in the supervising and training of Security Associates. Area of responsibilities include Mission properties as assigned for purposes of engaging people in need or in crisis that present an imminent threat to themselves or others.




  • Assist in the supervision of Security Associates.
  • Assist in the training of Security Associates.
  • Enforce policies with Mission residents, homeless neighbors outside facilities to include proactive outreach and engagement with homeless neighbors that are loitering on or around Mission properties.
  • Provide assistance and referral to homeless neighbors who are experiencing crises caused by mental illness and/or excessive drug/alcohol consumption.
  • Documenting and communicating repeated violations of the Missions policies.
  • Intervene in client crises (medical, mental health, interpersonal).
  • Participate in weekly team meetings and working with other departments at the Seattle's Union Gospel Mission as necessary.
  • Initiate and maintain appropriate social interactions with guests.
  • Think and act collaboratively with staff and guests to improve safety.
  • Calling or coordinating the calling of 9-1-1 to address emergencies.
  • Discourage and report predatory and/or illicit behavior.
  • Commitment to the grace based therapeutic model and incorporating it into all aspects of the position.
  • Attend and participate in all Mission, Division and Department meetings and training, as required.
  • Any other job-related duties as assigned by supervisor.

 Qualifications & Experience


  • Prior supervisory experience required. Must be able to train other staff members along a career developmental path.
  • 3-year 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.



Work Environment


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit for long periods of time in a temperature-controlled environment.  Requires frequent use of computers, keyboarding, and talking on the telephone.  Occasionally will stand, balance, twist, bend, stoop, kneel and reach with hands/arms.  Regularly lifts up to 20 pounds and walks using stairways to climb to multiple floors within the facility.  Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision, color vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.





This position is subject to a pre-employment background check and must be able to pass a 5-panel drug screen including THC.