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Shepherd’s Gate has been positively impacting women and children in crisis for over 35 years and now YOU have a chance to join our team.

Ministry impact: Changing Lives

Shepherd’s Gate helps women and children escape cycles of addiction, homelessness, and abuse and to find lasting change, we must care for the whole person. Our long-term Christ-centered program addresses the physical, spiritual, emotional and social needs of the woman so that she can learn the skills needed to live independently in the community.

Share your gifts and talents

Are you passionate about seeing lives restored through Jesus? Do you have a heart toward those in need? On our team, you have a chance to work with bright, talented and passionate people in a Christ-Centered atmosphere.  You will have an opportunity to share your leadership and relationship-building skills, to impact women and children.

If you would like to be a part of our team, please see the openings below and follow the instructions.

Cover letters and resumes should be Microsoft Word documents or be included as standard text within the email message and sent to jobs@shepherdsgate.org

Positions Filled:

Retail Assistant-New Life Thrift Store Part-time 

Residential Assistant-Brentwood-Part-time

Updated 1/23/2020

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Current Openings:

Applications will be accepted for the positions below until filled.

Childcare/Afterschool Coordinator-Brentwood-Full-time 35-37 hours a week

Childcare Assistant -Livermore-Full-time 30-40 hours a week

Learning and Career Center Manager-Livermore-Full-time 32 hours a week

Case Manager -Livermore-Full-time 32 hours a week

Residential Coordinator -Livermore-Part-time  16-24 hours a week

Updated 1/21/2020

Full Job Descriptions Below:

Childcare/Afterschool Coordinator

Brentwood- Full-time 

Salary: $15.00-$16.00

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Long-term Disability, Flexible Spending Account, 401(k) with match, sick leave, and PTO.

Resume Required

Updated 1/23/20

JOB OBJECTIVE

The Childcare Coordinator will primarily focus on the direct care of the children of Shepherd’s Gate Road to Freedom program and managing the volunteers in childcare. This position will help provide childcare while residents are attending on-campus programs. All of this is accomplished in accordance with the purpose of Shepherd’s Gate, which is to meet the needs of women and children in crisis in the name of Jesus Christ.

DUTIES

  • Provide a safe environment for the children to thrive
  • Plan curriculum for children that is inviting, open-ended and fun
  • Teach children Bible stories in an age-appropriate manner
  • Oversee childcare volunteers
  • Manage the schedule of children and maintain a safe ratio of workers to children
  • Present concerns and needs of the children in the All Staff Meeting. Work in conjunction with the staff in developing appropriate treatment plans and goals
  • Meet with moms to help with parenting
  • Help moms stay accountable to program expectations
  • Transporting residents and children when needed

AFTER-SCHOOL -ADDITIONAL DUTIES

  • Pick up children from school
  • Help children with beginning homework assignments and coach mom to hold the child accountable for completing homework
  • Help moms stay accountable for parenting and school needs
  • Provide resources as needed to the specific needs of the children (i.e. tutors, counseling, etc.)
  • Plan activities for the children as needed (i.e. field trips over summer break, holiday activities, reward parties, etc.)

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Ability to be empathetic with children who have been exposed to trauma and crisis
  • Strong ability to work with a wide range of children; understanding their development stages by age
  • Understand the principles of positive discipline when working with children.
  • Ability in establishing cooperative and collaborative relationships with adult residents.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially spreadsheets, database, and reporting tools.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to interact in a supportive manner with persons of all backgrounds.
  • Administrative skills to manage multiple schedules
  • Ability to supervise individuals (Residents/volunteers) and hold them accountable to their duties
  • Present children’s concerns and needs in the All Staff Meeting. Work in conjunction with the staff in developing appropriate case plans and goals

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Early Child Education is preferred
  • Demonstrated committed Christian faith
  • Current CPR and First Aid training
  • Ability to pass a background check
  • Current Driver’s license

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Homelike atmosphere. (e)
  • Frequently moves about the campus to interact with staff and residents (e)
  • Frequently ascend and descend stairs as needed to access some of the campus (e)
  • Frequently moves items under 30 lbs. (e)
  • Frequent lifting, bending and standing. (e)
  • Physical demands of maintaining childcare room, snack preparation. (e)

(e) Denotes “essential function” as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

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Learning and Career Center Manager

Livermore- Full-time 32 hours a week

Salary: $19.00-$21.00

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Long-term Disability, Flexible Spending Account, 401(k) with match, sick leave, and PTO.

Resume Required

Updated 12/2/19

JOB PURPOSE

One of the greatest needs of people experiencing homelessness is education.  Lack of education can be a significant barrier to independence.  However, it is a barrier we can help our residents overcome through instruction, inspiration and motivation.  At Shepherd’s Gate, we provide residents individualized learning plans to help residents recover from past trauma, while planning for the future and preparing to maintain permanent housing.  Comprehensive classes are offered to meet the physical, spiritual, emotional, and social needs of each woman. 

JOB OBJECTIVE

The Learning and Career Center Manager is responsible for the education and training of the residents in the Shepherd’s Gate Programs. We equip them with the life and career skills needed to be self-sufficient upon leaving Shepherd’s Gate.  This person oversees all classes, education material and class schedules for the women at Shepherd’s Gate.  The Learning and Career Center Manager oversees all volunteers working in the Education Department.

EDUCATION DUTIES

  • Direct and manage the educational curriculum in the Shepherd’s Gate Programs.  This includes assessing the educational needs of the residents and researching current curriculum and resources.
  • Oversee and plan classroom and manage class schedule for the women.
  • Act as the liaison to the community for extra-curricular activities and events for the residential program on and off campus.
  • Coordinate evening and weekend programs with outside partners to provide positive community support for the residents (i.e. recovery meetings, Bible studies, support groups, etc.).
  • Oversee orientation for new residents for class schedules and class expectations.
  • Be available to minister to, encourage, and support residents in their learning process. 
  • Attend weekly program meetings to provide feedback on resident participation and growth in the classes.  Attend leadership meetings and required trainings.
  • Responsible for observing and logging resident’s behavior for team use.
  • Act in accordance with each resident’s current case plan.  This includes being responsible to stay informed on each resident case.
  • Ensure residents are operating according to Program Guidelines.  Hold residents accountable for class attendance, program activities and program guidelines. 
  • Coordinate with the Development Department to convey program needs to the public.
  • Maintain the supplies needed for the Life Center classroom and facility.

CAREER CENTER DUTIES

  • Ability to assess and develop individual learning plans as women learn at their own pace to master skills in writing, math, reading, comprehension, GED preparation and computer literacy.
  • Ensure residents are equipped with life and career skills, which includes how to make and keep a budget, write a resume, interview for a job and online job searching resources. 
  • Collaborate with outside learning and career specialists (organizations, church partners, schools and volunteers) to provide additional learning and networking opportunities for the residents.
  • Provide oversight and guidance in the computer lab for resident use.

VOLUNTEER DUTIES

  • Interview, train, coordinate and maintain volunteer relationships for all Program volunteers in conjunction with the Volunteer Coordinator.
  • Collaborate with the Volunteer Coordinator on the recruitment of volunteers to support the overall success of the residents.  This includes networking with local organizations for possible volunteer, career and event opportunities for the residents.
  • Track and maintain volunteer hours and contact information for the Resource List.
  • Conduct meetings with teachers and volunteers for training, information or appreciation.
  • Support volunteers as they navigate any concerns that arise as they volunteer. 
  • Be present for classes with new teachers or one-time trainings to assess the class effectiveness and address any needs that may arise.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Possess the ability to be multi-tasked and follow through until tasks are complete.
  • Ability to interact effectively and in a supportive manner with all personnel of all backgrounds, under stressful circumstances.
  • Proficient written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient in Google Docs and Microsoft Office, especially spreadsheets, database and reporting tools.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and develop harmonious relationships.

 ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to pass a background check.
  • Ability to provide a current tuberculosis clearance certificate prior to employment and ability to maintain a tuberculosis clearance certificate during employment.

 EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Ability to demonstrate a committed Christian faith.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in social service or education field is preferred. Related work experience may be considered as a substitute for a Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Have a working familiarity with issues and obstacles faced by people in crisis and/or homeless situations with life-controlling problems.
  • First Aid training and CPR Certification (provided upon hire)
  • Have a current valid California driver’s license and automobile insurance and access to an automobile (if needed)

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Frequently moves around the campus to interact with staff and residents (e)
  • Ability to ascend and descend stairs as needed to access some of the campus (e)
  • Ability to move items under 40 lbs. (e)

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Childcare Assistant-Still current

Livermore Campus-Full-time 30-40 hours a week

Salary: $13.00

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Long-term Disability, Flexible Spending Account, 401(k) with match, sick leave, and PTO.

Resume Required

Updated 11/26/19

JOB OBJECTIVE

The Childcare Assistant will assist with the Childcare Coordinator’s duties. This position will help assist in providing childcare while residents are attending on-campus programs. The Childcare Assistant will cover childcare oversight in the absence of the Childcare Coordinator and will report directly to the Director of the Residential Services in those times.  All of this is accomplished in accordance with the purpose of Shepherd’s Gate, which is to meet the needs of homeless women and children in the name of Jesus Christ.

DUTIES IN THE ASSISTANCE OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • Provide a safe environment for the children to thrive
  • Assist in planning curriculum for children that is inviting, open-ended and fun
  • Assist in teaching children Bible stories and educational curriculum in an age-appropriate manner
  • Follow the schedule of childcare and maintain a safe environment for all children
  • Meet with moms to help with parenting in conjunction with the Childcare Coordinator as needed
  • Help moms stay accountable

Shepherd’s Gate reserves the right, at any time, with or without notice, to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job positions, or assign additional job responsibilities.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Ability to be empathetic with children who have been exposed to trauma and crisis
  • Strong ability to work with a wide range of children; understanding their development stages by age
  • Understand the principles of positive discipline when working with children
  • Ability in establishing cooperative and collaborative relationships with adult residents
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to interact in a supportive manner with persons of all backgrounds
  • Understand the problems of children coming from trauma
  • Administrative skills to manage different schedules
  • Ability to assess the safety of the childcare environment and understand when Child Protective Services needs to be called

 EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • 6-12 Early Child Education units
  • Demonstrated committed Christian faith
  • Current CPR and First Aid training
  • Ability to pass a background check
  • Current Driver’s license

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Homelike atmosphere. (e)
  • Frequently moves about the campus to interact with staff and residents (e)
  • Frequently ascend and descend stairs as needed to access some of the campus (e)
  • Frequently moves items under 30 lbs. (e)
  • Frequent lifting, bending and standing. (e)
  • Physical demands of maintaining childcare room, snack preparation. (e)

 (e) Denotes “essential function” as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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Case Manager 

Livermore Campus-Full-time 32 hours a week

Salary: $17.00- $18.00 

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Long-term Disability, Flexible Spending Account, 401(k) with match, sick leave, and PTO.

Resume Required

Updated 12/23/19

JOB OBJECTIVE

The Case Manager will primarily focus on the direct care of the women and children of the Shepherd’s Gate Program.  The Case Manager will work with the resident to develop short and long-range goals and will provide accountability through the accomplishment of those goals.  The Case Manager will also monitor resident compliance with program components and objectives and will provide support and accountability in these areas.  This will be accomplished with a relational focus developed through regular meetings and evaluations with the residents.   The Case Manager will work closely with the Program Director and the Residential Coordinators to accomplish these goals.

DUTIES

  • Provide spiritual leadership and accountability to individuals in our program
  • Always be available to encourage, pray for and support the residents
  • Supervise residents regarding their goals and care plan.  Meet one hour a week with each resident to provide accountability for the accomplishment of individual goals, complete 12 Step Program in session as well as advocating for social service, legal, medical needs, etc.
  • Council residents regarding stumbling blocks impeding their success.
  • Attend Staff Meeting and provide updates on the residents’ progress.  Resident’s individual program goals will be established and monitored in these meetings.  Present resident disciplinary notices alongside program staff and act as the representative of the team to the resident.
  • Assess resident need for referrals to professional services.  Research resources and services available for residents outside of Shepherd’s Gate. Maintain resource list with current information
  • Maintain resident files with intake form, disciplinary notices, progress notes, pertinent medical information, proof of employment and departure paperwork
  • Meets weekly with Supervisor for supervision to discuss program needs, case objectives and report any problem areas
  • Assists in writing and updating Program Forms and Guidelines
  • Administrative tasks (track program compliance, keep case management files, log staff notes, evaluations, input resident data into Salesforce, and other necessary paperwork)
  • Have time in between case management appointments to meet with the women as needed
  • Complete intakes on women and insure understanding of Program Guidelines and Expectations
  • Communicate resident goals to other program staff 
  • Refer women to other programs, shelters, legal aid, housing agencies, medical assistance, and other information pertinent to motivating them to a stabilized situation. 
  • Interface with Community resources i.e. social service, legal, medical needs, school, etc.

Shepherd’s Gate reserves the right, at any time, with or without notice, to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job positions, or assign additional job responsibilities.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment
  • Strong ability in establishing cooperative and collaborative relationships
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, manage multiple priorities, and utilize administrative and organizational skills
  • Understand recovery and psychological problems
  • Ability to interact in a supportive manner with persons of all backgrounds
  • Compassion and understanding toward target population of program
  • Ability to pass a background check
  • Ability to provide a current tuberculosis clearance certificate prior to employment

 EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • BA in Social Work/Counseling or Case Management experience preferred
  • Familiarity with issues and obstacles faced by people in crisis and/or homeless situations with life controlling problems
  • Demonstrated committed Christian faith
  • Have current driver’s license

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Office setting with frequently use of computer (e)
  • Frequently moves about the campus to interact with staff and residents (e)
  • Ability to ascend and descend stairs to access some of the campus (e)
  • Ability to move items under 20 lbs (e)

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Residential Coordinator-Still active

Livermore Campus-Part-time  16-24 hours a week

Salary: $15.00- $16.00 day shifts/any overnight shift work is $13.00-$14.00

Benefits: 401(k) with match, sick leave, and PTO

Resume Required

Updated 11/11/19

JOB OBJECTIVE

The Residential Coordinator position is relational as well as functional.  This person is responsible for supervising and holding the residents accountable for their program and assisting with needs.  The Residential Coordinator is the key contact for all resident matters on campus.  Their priority is to keep the campus safe and running smoothly.  The Residential Coordinator will work under the direction and support of the Residential Coordinator Supervisor and alongside the Program staff, sharing feedback on the resident’s progression of goals and compliance with program criteria.

DUTIES

  • Create a healthy community living environment through relationship building with residents to foster personal growth and safety for all residents.  This includes setting appropriate boundaries, utilizing verbal praise, empowering the resident to do what they can do for themselves in order to build self-esteem, and providing direction as needed. 
  • Be available to minister to, encourage, and support residents in their learning process.  Intentional observation and conversations are necessary to prevent crisis situations.  If a crisis occurs, processing with the resident is essential to support the resident in their individualized program.
  • Intervene in crisis situations and provide conflict resolution within your scope of training.
  • Ensure residents are operating according to Program Guidelines.  Hold residents accountable for appointments, program activities, and program guidelines. This includes conducting regular room searches, drug testing, and supervising household chores. 
  • Be available to assist residents with their daily needs.  Assist residents in planning transportation to appointments; drive as needed.
  • Supervise and be present for household activities and events as assigned.
  • Responsible for implementing campus safety procedures in response to all emergencies or disasters.
  • Act in accordance with each resident’s current treatment plan.  This includes being responsible to stay informed on each resident case.
  • Responsible for observing and logging the resident’s behavior for team use.
  • Attend and participate in weekly Residential Coordinator and Program Team Meeting to collaborate on resident treatment planning and program issues.
  • Communicate campus activity information to appropriate staff such as approved visitors, shift changes, resident concerns, etc.
  • Inventory the need for household maintenance.  Report all building and equipment damage or unsafe conditions to ensure a timely response.
  • Provide orientation for new volunteers and work alongside them as needed.
  • Supervise medication distribution through resident’s daily logging and communicate changes in medication or medical conditions to the Case Management team when necessary.
  • Perform daily administrative duties (Answer phones, check messages, logging, staff notes, and other necessary paperwork). 

Shepherd’s Gate reserves the right, at any time, with or without notice, to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job positions, or assign additional job responsibilities.

 KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Possess the ability to multi-task and follow through until tasks are complete.
  • Knowledge of crisis intervention and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to interact effectively and in a supportive manner with all personnel of all backgrounds, under stressful circumstances.
  • Proficient written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially spreadsheets, database, and reporting tools.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and develop harmonious relationships.

ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to pass a background check.
  • Ability to provide a current tuberculosis clearance certificate prior to employment and the ability to maintain a tuberculosis clearance certificate during employment.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree in social service field is preferred. Related work experience may be considered as a substitute for a Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Have a working familiarity with issues and obstacles faced by people in crisis and/or homeless situations with life-controlling problems.
  • First Aid training and CPR Certification (provided upon hire).
  • Ability to demonstrate a committed Christian faith.
  • Have a current valid California driver’s license and automobile insurance and access to an automobile (if needed).

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Frequently moves around the campus to interact with staff and residents (e)
  • Ability to ascend and descend stairs as needed to access some of the campus (e)
  • Ability to move items under 40 lbs. (e)

(e) Denotes “essential function” as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

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Shepherd’s Gate job description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with a job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the basic elements that are essential to a job.  

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Shepherd’s Gate Locations

1660 Portola Avenue
Livermore, CA 94551
United States
(925) 443-4283

605 Sycamore Ave
Brentwood, CA 94513
United States
(925) 308-7507

888.216.4776

shepgate@shepherdsgate.org

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