Hygiene Specialist

Posted on November 29, 2021
OPEIU Local 8
Compass Housing Alliance
 per hour
Seattle, WA
Health insurance, Paid time off, Paid holidays, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Retirement benefits, Unlimited Orca card
Applications accepted until position filled

The Hygiene Specialist is a member of the Hygiene Team that provides bathroom, shower, and laundry facilities to hundreds of area homeless men and women per month. The Attendant contributes to the maintenance of a safe and welcoming environment in the Hygiene facilities.

Client Services

  • Greet clients in a kind and respectful manner when they arrive to use the bathroom/shower and laundry facilities.
  • Distribute supplies (towels, shampoo, soap, etc.) and monitor clients to ensure they have the supplies needed for personal hygiene.
  • Wash, dry and fold laundry along with towels for guests’ showers up to 50 loads per day.
  • Ensure safety and security of clients and staff; enforcing program policies and agency rules.
  • Ensure the Hygiene Center is clean and sanitized, exceeding Health Department standards always.
  • Mediate conflicts and model appropriate problem solving.
  • Provide de-escalation and crisis intervention to clients of all programs in common areas.
  • Provide information and informal referral services to guests for both Compass and outside agency resources regarding housing, employment, food, and clothing.
  • Ensure appropriate program statistics are recorded and tracked in an accurately and timely manner.


  • Advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of the work. Compass considers the diversity of the staff, it’s clients, and community partners to be an important asset. All employees are expected to make efforts in their work and in their conduct to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion at every level.
  • Maintain a favorable working relationship with all other agency employees to foster and promote a cooperative and harmonious working climate.
  • Project a favorable image of the organization in order to promote its aims and objectives and foster and enhance public recognition and acceptance of all its areas of endeavor.
  • Perform all duties and responsibilities in a timely and effective manner in accordance with established agency policies to achieve the overall objectives of this position.
About the employer: Compass Housing Alliance

Compass Housing Alliance develops and provides essential services and affordable housing for individuals and families experiencing housing instability in the greater Puget Sound region. We envision a world in which every person lives in a safe and caring community. Compass offers an open, supportive, and challenging work environment committed to promoting the dignity and well-being of each person that we serve. We consider the diversity of the staff, guests, residents, and community partners to be an important asset. We recognize the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to the organization.

About your union: OPEIU Local 8

OPEIU Local 8 is a progressive, democratically run union working for social and economic justice since 1945. Local 8 represents more than 6,000 members all over Washington state working in many settings including offices, health and home care, housing, social services, the insurance industry, legal services and the public sector.

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