Day Center Assistant – The Sophia Way – Bellevue, WA

The Sophia Way’s Mission

To help end homelessness for adult women in East King County by providing shelter, case management, life skills training, social services and supportive permanent housing, offering a path from homelessness to stable independent living.

The Position

The Day Center Assistant supports The Sophia Way’s mission of assisting women from homelessness to independence through supporting the Day Center Manager with daily operations to provide a safe, clean, inviting and functional space for Day Center clients to gather during hours of operation.


The essential functions include but are not limited to …

Set up, serve and clean up lunch
Assist volunteers with various duties
Assist clients in using Day Center equipment, i.e. washing machines, computers, etc., as needed.
Assist clients in obtaining needed toiletries and/or distribute other donated items at the discretion of the Day Center Manager
Accept and sort donations as needed.
Interact with clients through providing company, assistance and/or support, providing resource referrals, etc. while maintaining a calm de-escalating presence.
Complete documentation for meal donations and as needed for client reporting.
Basic maintenance, organization & cleaning of facilities.
Intervene in client crises under the direction of Day Center management.
Treat clients in a culturally sensitive manner.
Adhere to agency policy, procedures and professional code of ethics.
Other duties as required.


Associate of Arts Degree, in Social Work, Psychology, Human Services, or related field, or equivalent experience.
One year experience working with homeless population. Experience working with homeless women preferred.
Ability to maintain clear personal and professional boundaries.
Ability to work effectively in constantly changing and sometimes demanding or chaotic environment.
Ability to accurately record information for required client and staff documentation.
Ability to effectively interact with clients, co-workers, and volunteers with diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds and treat each individual with respect, dignity, and compassion.
Basic computer skills including used of Windows Office Suite programs.
Physical ability to lift 25 pounds, sit, stand, bend, reach, and perform cleaning duties.
Ability to respond responsibly in emergency and crisis situations.
Ability to communicate well both orally and in written form, and follow detailed instructions.
CPR/First Aid certified.
TB test or willingness to obtain.
Pass a criminal background check.


Reports to: Sophia’s Place Day Center Manager

Work station: Sophia’s Place: 3032 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004.

Hours/schedule: This is an on-call position- hours will vary.

Compensation: $15/hour.

The Sophia Way is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate and is open to all qualified candidates, regardless of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion or national origin. We also willingly comply with laws that govern age discrimination, equal pay and sexual harassment.

How to apply

To apply: Please submit cover letter and resume to Karie Stearns, Sophia’s Place Program Director at, with Day Center Assistant in subject line. No calls please. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

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