Join Tacoma Community House, where your work transforms lives and strengthens our community.

Tacoma Community House is a nationally respected, community-based service center for immigrants, refugees, and members of the South Sound community seeking enrichment and pathways to self-sufficiency. Since 1910, we have helped countless individuals gain the skills they need to transition out of poverty, navigate a new culture, and find personal and professional success.

A number of staff members have worked at TCH for several years, finding the work engaging and the environment friendly. You can be part of this team that makes a powerful difference in the lives of countless individuals. We actively recruit, develop, and retain a talented and diverse workforce that contributes to our mission, vision, and values.

Celebrating Over 110 Years of Service

Current TCH Job Opportunities

ELA/GED Instructor & Substitute Instructor

  • Position Title: ELA/GED Instructor & Substitute Instructor
  • Employment Type: Contract Staff PT
  • Reports to: Educations Services Manager
  • Salary Range: $30-35/HR
Job Summary

As a highly regarded service center, Tacoma Community House’s Education Department remains a beacon of hope and opportunity for those seeking to achieve personal growth and empowerment through gainful employment. Its legacy of success continues to make a profound impact on the lives of countless individuals, fostering a stronger, more inclusive community for all.

Our dedicated instructors offer both morning and afternoon in-person ELA classes, and we have exciting plans to expand our offerings to include evening classes in the near future. In addition, we provide ABE/GED classes in the mornings. Our instructors collaborate as a cohesive team, working together to create, refine, and deliver curriculum, all while adhering to program guidelines and maintaining meticulous records. As part of our agency’s ongoing growth, we are actively building a pool of substitute instructors to further strengthen our team.

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ACT Peer Outreach Specialist

  • Position Title: ACT Peer Outreach Specialist
  • Employment Type: Regular, Full-time
  • Reports to: ACT Program Manager
  • Salary Range: $42,000-44,000
  • Application Deadline: July 15, 2024

Job Summary

This role was created to bolster the efforts of a collaborative team comprising local non-profits and service providers known as ACT on Youth Homelessness. The team initially united in 2018 as part of Pierce County’s 100-day Challenge, aimed at making significant strides in addressing youth homelessness. During that challenge, the team achieved an extraordinary milestone by successfully housing 176 young individuals within a mere 100 days.

The REACH Center is currently in search of an ACT Peer Outreach Specialist who will specialize in identifying and establishing connections with youth and young adults facing housing instability or homelessness, with a specific focus on Youth of Color and/or LGBTQ+ youth.

As an ACT Peer Outreach Specialist, your primary role will involve assisting clients in securing stable and positive housing solutions. This will encompass various approaches, including diversion strategies, housing programs, foster care placements, extended foster care, and coordinating social services. Working closely with the ACT team, you will provide personalized support to each client by helping them craft an Individual Service Plan (ISP) designed to address their unique obstacles and concerns related to health and well-being. Additionally, it is your responsibility to empower clients by identifying their strengths and natural support systems. Most of your duties will be carried out through a collaborative, multidisciplinary, and multi-agency team approach.

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Systems of Care Outreach Specialist

  • Position Title: Systems of Care Outreach Specialist
  • Employment Type: Regular, Full-time
  • Reports to: ACT Program Manager
  • Salary Range: $42,000-44,000
  • Application Deadline: July 15, 2024

Job Summary

The Systems of Care Outreach Specialist position is designed to support and enhance the collaborative efforts of local non-profits and service providers dedicated to assisting young individuals within systems of care, including those who are incarcerated, in foster care, or in mental health facilities. This initiative is part of a broader effort to improve outcomes for youth and young adults navigating these challenging systems. 

 Position Overview: 

  The organization seeks a dedicated Peer Outreach Specialist to engage with youth and young adults within systems of care. The focus is on building trust and rapport, particularly with youth and young adults who may face additional barriers. The Specialist will provide support in various areas, including: 

  • Assisting clients in navigating and transitioning out of systems of care. 
  • Facilitating connections to stable and positive living situations. 
  • Coordinating with social services, housing programs, and other relevant support systems. 
  • Implementing diversion strategies to prevent re-entry into care systems. 
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Development & Communications Associate

  • Position Title: Development & Communications Associate
  • Employment Type: Temporary Contract, Part-Time
  • Reports to: Development & Communications Manager
  • Salary Range: $20-25/hr
  • Application Deadline: July 1, 2024

Job Summary

The Development and Communication Associate will support our organization’s efforts in fundraising, marketing, outreach, and communications. This position offers a dynamic and hands-on experience, ideal for individuals eager to gain practical skills in the non-profit sector. 

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Bilingual Financial Coach(Spanish)

  • Position Title: Bilingual Financial Coach
  • Employment Type: Regular, Full-Time
  • Reports to: Employment Services Manager
  • Salary Range: $42,000-44,000
  • Application Deadline: July 5, 2024

Job Summary

Our Employment Services Department offers training, coaching, resource navigation, internships, networking, workshops, and supportive services for adults who want to improve their skills, build self-confidence, and find a job that aligns with their financial and career goals.  We partner with dozens of local employers seeking qualified individuals and host frequent hiring events.  The Employment Services team is committed to leveraging our individual and combined strengths in service of our clients through teamwork, innovation, and collaboration.  

The Financial Coach is responsible for empowering adults to achieve financial stability and growth through personalized coaching and education. This role is vital in helping clients achieve financial empowerment and navigate the complexities of personal finance. 

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Application Process

We strongly encourage individuals with personal, shared, or lived experience as an immigrant, refugee, or formerly homeless young adult to apply for these positions. We recognize the value of diverse perspectives and believe that firsthand knowledge of the challenges faced by our participants will greatly contribute to the success of our mission. 

To apply for a position, please e-mail a Cover Letter that specifically addresses how your background makes you the best fit for the position, your resume, and three(3) professional references to

Why Work at Tacoma Community House?

Your paycheck is only part of your total compensation package. Employees also have access to a benefits package worth about 30% of your salary.

  • Insurance – We offer a comprehensive health care benefits package including medical, dental, and basic life insurance.
  • Retirement – Tacoma Community House employees may participate in a 403b plan which includes generous support from the Agency after 1 year of service.
  • Paid Leave – Leave benefits include 24 days of paid time off in the first year and 11 paid holidays.

We Are a Welcoming Workplace

Inclusion and empowerment are an integral part of who we are – our history, our culture, our identity.  These values lead us in our operations as we strive to build and nurture a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and connects to each other in our dedication to equity and social justice.

Tacoma Community House is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Tacoma Community House is an equal opportunity employer and provider of services. Deaf, hard of hearing or speech disabled persons may contact us through Washington Relay Services 1-800-833-6388 (TTY or ASCHII) 1-800-833-6386 (VCO) or 1-877-833-6341 (STS).

In our relationships with staff, our participants, and our community, Tacoma Community House does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, creed, age, national origin, marital or military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, the presence or perception of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, genetic information, or any other status or characteristic protected by local, state or federal law. Applicants in need of accommodations are encouraged to call (253) 383-3951.

I love TCH because the staff are the most passionate people I’ve ever met. The deep love that they have for humanity is inspiring.
TCH Staff

Have Questions?

Please e-mail us at or call (253) 383-3951 for questions regarding positions at TCH and The REACH Center.

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