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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:

Residential Assistant-Livermore

Residential Coordinator -Brentwood

Updated 6/1/2020

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Current Openings:

Applications will be accepted for the positions below until filled.

Case Manager-Brentwood- 2 Part-time Positions- Approx. 20 hours a week

Children’s Program Manager -Livermore-Full-time 35 hours a week

Updated 6/18/20

Full Job Descriptions Below:

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Children’s Program Manager

Livermore Campus-Full-time 35 hours a week

Salary: $19.00-$20.00

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

Resume Required

Updated 5/5/20

JOB OBJECTIVE

The Children’s Program Manager will primarily focus on the oversight of care for the children in the Childcare and After School Programs at Shepherd’s Gate.  The Manager will supervise the staff and oversee the implementation of the Childcare and Afterschool Program Objectives.  The Manager will provide oversight for the volunteers in each program and ensure qualified and sufficient volunteer coverage.  This position will work hands-on with the kids in the Afterschool Program and cover the Childcare Program as needed.   The Children’s Program Manager will oversee the care of offsite children including children in the Reunification Program and Alumni Program while they are on campus at Shepherd’s Gate.  All of this is accomplished in accordance with the purpose of Shepherd’s Gate, which is to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of homeless women and children in the name of Jesus Christ.

After School Program Duties (Kindergarten- 18 years old)

  • Provide a safe environment for the children to thrive.
  • Supervise the Afterschool Coordinator.
  • Plan curriculum for children that is inviting, open-ended and fun.
  • Teach ‘mom and me’ classes, Bible studies, and recovery classes as needed.
  • Help children with online school assignments and homework.  Assist with additional resources for learning disabilities.
  • Meet with school officials, as needed, to advocate for the needs of the child
  • Oversee program volunteers and recruit additional volunteers.  Provide necessary training for volunteers to work with our children.
  • Manage the schedule of children and maintain a safe ratio of workers/volunteers to children.
  • Help moms stay accountable to Program Guidelines with step by step plans to assist the child.  Parenting Plans are to be communicated clearly to all Program staff.
  • Provide resources, as needed, to the specific needs of the children (i.e. developmental and physical testing, therapy referrals, etc.).
  • Collaborate with Program staff to address the child’s Case Management needs.
  • Present children concern and needs in the Program staff meeting.  Work in conjunction with the staff in developing appropriate treatment plans and goals.
  • Plan activities for the children (i.e. field trips over summer break, holiday activities, celebration parties, etc.).
  • Pick up (transportation) children from school as needed.

Childcare Program Duties (3 months old- Kindergarten)

  • Supervise the Childcare Coordinator.
  • Ensure a safe environment for the children to thrive.
  • Oversee program and staffing schedules to maintain a safe environment for all children.
  • Oversee curriculum and activities for children that is inviting, age appropriate, open-ended and fun.  Curriculum should prepare children for entering Kindergarten, Pre-school or offsite day care. (Colors, numbers, alphabet, social skills, listening skills, etc.)
  • Supervise or assist in teaching children ‘Mommy and Me,’ Bible stories, educational curriculum, and emotional development skills, as needed.
  • Present children concern and needs in the all staff meeting.  Work in conjunction with the staff in developing appropriate case plans and goals.
  • Collaborate with Program Team to address the child’s Case Management needs.
  • Help moms stay accountable to Program Guidelines with step by step plans to assist the child.  Parenting Plans are to be communicated clearly to all Program staff.
  • Provide resources, as needed, to the specific needs of the children (i.e. developmental and physical testing, therapy referrals, etc.).
  • Fill in for direct care of children, as needed.

Offsite Children’s Programs

  • Oversee the reunification process of children reunifying with mom on-site and support mom with education, tools and encouragement during reunification process.
  • Oversee the care of Alumni children as they attend Alumni meetings and require individual services.
  • Occasional weekend or evening hours to fill in for direct care of children during special Program events or classes.

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 trauma and crisis
  • Understand the problems of children coming from trauma or at-risk environments
  • Strong ability to work with a wide range of children; understanding their development stages by age
  • Understand principles of positive discipline when working with at-risk children.
  • Ability in establishing cooperative and collaborative relationships with residents, volunteers and coworkers.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to interact in a supportive manner with persons of all backgrounds.
  • Administrative skills to manage different schedules
  • Ability to supervise individuals and hold them accountable to their job duties
  • Understanding of child safety needs and when Child Protective Services needs to be called
  • Fun, enthusiastic attitude, willing to sing, dance, and “be silly” with the children
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially spreadsheets, database and reporting tools.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree in education preferred
  • Experience in a school setting or youth programs preferred
  • Demonstrated committed Christian faith
  • Current CPR and First Aid training
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check

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 or able to lift children weighing up to 40 lbs regularly.  (e)
  • Physically able to perform tasks, including sitting on the floor, Frequent lifting, bending and standing. (e)
  • Physical demands of maintaining childcare room, snack preparation. (e)
  • Physical demands of maintaining childcare and youth rooms. snack preparation. Outside activity.  Field trips.  (e)

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Case Manager

Brentwood Campus-2 Part-time-Approx. 20 hours a week

Salary: $17.00-$18.00

Benefits: 401(k) with match, sick leave, and PTO-(if working more than 19.99 hours).

Resume Required

Updated 6/18/20

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
  • Be available to meet with, encourage, pray for and support the residents in between sessions as needed
  • 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.
  • Counsel 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, disiplinary 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 and statistics, keep case management files, log staff notes, evaluations, input resident data into Salesforce, and other necessary paperwork)
  • Complete new resident paperwork on women and assure 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.
  • Provide Aftercare Case Management and Alumni Services as assigned.

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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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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