Security Associate I
Job Details
Varies - Seattle, WA
Full Time
High School
$17.78 - $23.11 Hourly
Up to 25%
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 has made it on the Best Christian Workplaces 2 years in a row? If so, we want to talk with you! 


As a Security Associate I, you will be responsible for operating around the Mission for purposes of engaging people in need or in crisis. The Safety Associate I is responsible for enforcing Guest Services policies and procedures, which includes enhancing safety in the neighborhood for Mission guest, staff and neighbors. 


Schedule / Locations 


  • KentHope -   Kent Location, 2nd Shift Monday – Friday 1:30pm - 10:00pm & 3rd Shift Monday – Friday 10:00pm - 6:30am 
  • Administration Building – Othello Location, 3rd   Shift Monday – Friday 10:00pm - 6:30am 




  • Initiate and maintain appropriate social interactions with guests 
  • 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 to Security Manager 
  • Assist in de-escalation of guests in crises (medical, mental health, interpersonal) 
  • De-escalate arguments and altercations happening outside of the Mission 
  • Calling or coordinating the calling of 9-1-1 to address emergencies 
  • Discourage and report predatory and/or illicit behavior 
  • Participate in weekly team meetings and working with other departments at the Mission as necessary 
  • Learn, understand and commit to the grace based therapeutic model and incorporating it into all interactions 
  • Attend and participate in all Mission, Division and Department meetings and training, as required 
  • Proactively outreach and engage with guests and non-guests that are loitering and camping round Mission property 
  • Enforce the Guest Services policies with Mission guests 
  • Coordinate with the Welcome Center, including participating in the weekly team meetings and working with other departments at the Mission as necessary 
  • Initiate and maintain appropriate social interactions with guests 
  • Collaborate with other Mission staff and guests to improve safety and cleanliness around and near Mission property 

Qualifications & Experience 


  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required 
  • Must have at least 1+ year(s) of experience in human services (paid or volunteer), preferably working with adults challenged by homelessness, mental illness and/or chemical dependency required 
  • 1+ years of experience working in Public Safety, Security, Law Enforcement or Military is required 
  • Possess a valid Washington State Driver’s License and be able to meet the standards of the Mission driver criteria is preferred, including but not limited to: 
  • Clean driving record 
  • No current suspensions or revocations 
  • At least 21 years of age 
  • Trained in Mental Health First Aid and Harm Reduction preferred! 




All regular fulltime employees, you are eligible to participate in our generous benefits package:


  • Medical / Vision with generous dependent coverage
  • Dental - 100% company paid
  • Long Term Disability – 100% company paid
  • Basic Life Plan – 100% company paid
  • Voluntary Products (Aflac and Guardian)
  • EAP and 24/7 Virtual Mental Health – 100% company paid
  • 4 weeks of paid vacation (prorated based on hire date)
  • 11 paid holidays + 1 Floating Holiday
  • Personal Day and Birthday holiday
  • Retirement benefits w/ company match
  • Continuing Education Reimbursement Program


Work Environment 


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and/or sit for long periods in a varying temperature environment.  Occasionally will balance, twist, stoop, kneel and reach with hands/arms.  Frequently uses good judgement to de-escalate situations.  Occasionally lifts up to 20 pounds and walks, use stairways to climb to multiple floors within the company.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. 



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 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 


To see every homeless neighbor - beloved, redeemed, restored  




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


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