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In conjunction with the Manager of Supportive Housing, the Housing Program Leadership Team and Director of Housing Programs, the Project Manager coordinates all operations and management of the Scattered Sites Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) Project, a 175 unit supportive housing project for chronically homeless disabled adults, with a focus on long term shelter stayers. The project promotes consumer choice in housing primarily within the private rental market. It incorporates a housing-first approach, individualized, person-centered housing plans guide service delivery. This position is responsible for supervising a team of 14, including 4 direct reports and 10 indirect reports.


  • Oversee all operations of the SS-PSH Project in accordance with all management and service plans, DESC operating policies and procedures, and in conjunction with the Manager of Supportive Housing.
  • Manage all project operations in a fashion that is compliant with all project contracts.
  • Orient, schedule, supervise and evaluate all project staff. Directly supervise Clinical Support Specialist Supervisors and Housing Specialists; indirectly supervise all other project staff. Facilitate staff meetings.
  • Work closely with all project partners including rental assistance provider to ensure contract compliance, and seamless enrollment, leasing and service delivery to clients.
  • Work with internal DESC programs including shelter, clinical and IS teams to identify priority clients and coordinate outreach for housing placement.
  • Develop and maintain effective liaison with DESC clinical programs and outside service providers.
  • In conjunction with DESC clinical supervisors and managers coordinate program integration for service delivery in housing project.
  • Work closely with DESC supported employment program managers and supervisors to integrate employment services into project.
  • Oversee research and identification of affordable and suitable housing options for single adults.
  • Oversee and perform negotiation with property owners to participate in the program.
  • Manage resident selection process in collaboration with other DESC programs and community partners.
  • Work collaboratively as part of Housing Management Team, for productivity, contract compliance and overall best practices.
  • Work in partnership with landlords to sustain housing and manage problems that arise. Assist, clients directly and indirectly to comply with lease agreements.
  • Respond to emergencies and intervene in crises as necessary.
  • Oversee client move-in and orientation processes.
  • Respond to complaints from residents, participating property owners, or others.
  • Coordinate data collection process in accordance with project compliance and evaluation activities.
  • Report extraordinary occurrences to Manager of Supportive Housing.
  • Participate in Housing Program On-call supervisor rotation as assigned.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • MSW or related degree preferred (such as MA Clinical psychology). BA in social or behavioral science and substantial relevant employment experience may substitute for degree requirement.
  • Three years clinical service experience required.
  • One-year property management experience desired.
  • Supervisory experience desired.
  • Valid Washington State driver’s license and insurable driving record preferred.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with staff from various backgrounds and disciplines.
  • Ability to work effectively with clients displaying a wide range of unpleasant and/or bizarre behavior.
  • Commitment to the philosophy of cooperation and continuity across programs and of consideration and respect for clients.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required sit for long periods of time, communicate with other persons by talking and hearing, required to lift and carry items weighing up to 25 pounds and to operate computer hardware systems. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


DESC is committed to diversity in the workplace, and promotes equal employment opportunities for all staff members and applicants. The Agency will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability in any employment practice, unless based on a bona fide occupational qualification. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

  Metro Area Seattle WA
  Job Location City Seattle
  Job Location State Washington
  Job Location Zip 98104
  Job Location Country United States
  Compensation Salary From: 49989 To: 56575
  Job Category Project management
  Prefered Experience 3 year(s)
  Job Type Full time
  Job Posting Date Oct. 12, 2017

Organization Details

  Organization Name DESC
  Organizational Focus Social Services
  Contact Person Cristin Applegate
  Contact Phone (206) 464-1570
  Contact Fax none posted
  Contact Email
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