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 Coordinator -Brentwood

Childcare Assistant -Livermore-No longer needed-4/27/2020

Residential Coordinator Supervisor/Intake Coordinator-Brentwood

Updated 5/21/2020


Current Openings:

Applications will be accepted for the positions below until filled.

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

Residential Assistant-Livermore-Part-time 16-25 hours a week

Updated 5/21/20

Full Job Descriptions Below:


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


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.


  • 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.


  • 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


  • 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)


Residential Assistant

Livermore Campus-Part-time 16-25 hours a week/This is an overnight sleeping position.

Salary: $14.00 for overnight shifts

Benefits: Flexible Spending Account, 401(k) with match, sick leave, and PTO.

Resume Required

Updated 4/14/20


The Residential Assistant position is relational as well as functional.  This person is responsible for securing the home for the residents and supervising and holding residents accountable to their program and assisting with needs for the resident as they arise on the night shift.  They will also file and have occasional clerical work to attend. The Residential Assistant will work under the direction and support of the Residential Coordinator Supervisor.


  • Securing the building for the residents during the night shift
  • Always be available to support residents
  • Be available to assist residents with their medical needs if ill during the night
  • Maintain daily and weekly communication with Residential Coordinators during shift change
  • Ensure house operates according to guidelines
  • Answer phones and check messages, as needed
  • Perform clerical duties as needed
  • Attend monthly meeting with Residential Coordinator Supervisor


  • 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
  • Ability to work in a team environment and develop harmonious relationships
  • Possess the ability to manage stressful situations and adapt to change


  • 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
  • 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)


  • Lifting of items under 20 lbs (e)
  • Stairs are needed to access some of the campus (e)

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


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.  




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