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Join Our Amazing Team

Are you passionate about seeing lives restored through Jesus? Do you have a heart toward those in need? Apply to be part of 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.

You must complete the application and upload a resume to be considered as a candidate.

Childcare Coordinator-Excellent learning environment with great opportunities.

About the position:

We are looking for a full-time Childcare Coordinator with a lot of experience working with young children. The Childcare Coordinator is responsible for ensuring a safe and fun environment while supervising children during everyday activities.

Job duties: (not a complete job description list)

  • Provide spiritual and biblical guidance by encouraging, praying, and supporting the women, children, and staff.
  • Manage daily operations, safety, policies, and procedures for the Childcare Program.
  • Teach children age-appropriate Bible stories, educational curriculum and organize activities.
  • Manage and participate in the Children’s Physical Fitness Program.
  • Ensure the children ages zero to five have a safe and fun environment.
  • Provide care for children, such as good hygiene, feeding, changing diapers, and cleaning rooms and toys.
  • Maintain a safe workplace by monitoring children for health, behavioral, and emotional issues. Use de-escalation techniques when needed.
  • Assess and report the child’s progress, interests, and any problems that may occur to the Supervisor and mom as needed.
  • Assist with planning activities for children (i.e., field trips, during school breaks, holiday activities, celebration parties, etc.).
  • Identify and report evidence of suspected abuse or neglect (training provided upon hire).
  • Maintain contact with the children’s parents and contact them in the case of an emergency.
  • Meet with moms to provide support and accountability for accomplishing parenting goals.
  • Perform administrative tasks- (log staff notes and other necessary paperwork).
  • Occasionally drive women and children to appointments or other locations to accomplish program goals.
  • Provide oversight for the volunteers in each program and ensure qualified and sufficient volunteer coverage.
  • Available to work 35 hours- the scheduled hours are: 8:30 am-4:30pm Mon-Thurs-9:00 am-12:00 pm Fridays

Requirements:

  • Ability to demonstrate Christian faith and the heart of Jesus Christ in a Christian community environment.
  • Education or experience in Childhood Development is preferred.
  • Compassion and understanding toward children who suffered trauma.
  • Mandated Reporter Training (provided upon hire)
  • First Aid training and CPR Certification (provided upon hire)
  • Must have a current California Driver’s license (min 5 yrs.), a clean DMV report, and be able to drive Shepherd’s Gate vehicles.
  • Must pass a background investigation.

Benefits:

  • The salary is $18.00-$19.00 an hour.
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Long-term Disability, Flexible Spending Account, 401(k) with match, sick leave, PTO, Legal Shield, RightNow Media @work, and an employee discount at our Thrift Store
  • We are located in Livermore, Ca.

To apply and upload a resume:

 https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=6278600

You must complete the application and upload a resume to be considered as a candidate.

Children’s Support Assistant Excellent learning environment with great opportunities.

About the position:

We are looking for a part-time Children’s Support Assistant with a lot of experience working with children of all ages. The Children’s Support Assistant is responsible for ensuring a safe and fun environment while supervising young and school-age children during everyday activities.  We are located in Livermore, CA.

Job duties: (not a complete job description list)

  • Ensure the school-age (ages five to seventeen) children have a safe and fun environment.
  • Assisting in the Childcare department working with children from (0-5)
  • Assist with teaching children age-appropriate Bible stories and educational curriculum.
  • Assist school-age children with homework support, technology support, and overseeing children.
  • Assist and participate in the Children’s Physical Fitness Program.
  • Maintain a safe workplace by monitoring children for health, behavioral, and emotional issues. Use de-escalation techniques when needed.
  • Drive and pick up children from school as needed.
  • Mandated Reporter Training (provided upon hire)
  • Demonstrate a committed Christian faith.
  • Schedule: Available to work 20-25 hours per week. Monday-Thursday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Occasionally, different hours when needed.

Requirements:

  • Ability to demonstrate Christian faith and the heart of Jesus Christ in a Christian community environment.
  • Experience working with children of all ages is preferred.
  • Compassion and understanding toward children who suffered trauma.
  • Mandated Reporter Training (provided upon hire)
  • First Aid training and CPR Certification (provided upon hire)
  • Must be able to drive. To drive for Shepherd’s Gate, you must have your California driver’s license for at least 5 years with no major violations.
  • Must pass a background investigation.

Benefits:

Salary: $17.00-$18.00 an hour

  • Colonial Life employee paid-benefits, Flexible Spending Account, 401(k) with match, sick leave, PTO, Legal Shield, RightNow Media @work, and an employee discount at our Thrift Store.

To apply and upload a resume:

https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=6229549

You must complete the application and upload a resume to be considered as a candidate.

Retail Assistant Shepherd’s Gate New Life Store is looking for outgoing individuals to serve as the faces of our thrift store.

JOB SUMMARY

The Retail Assistant aims to bring revenue to our ministry through friendly customer service and selling goods in our retail establishment, The Shepherd’s Gate New Life Store. All of this is accomplished in accordance with Shepherd’s Gate’s purpose, which is to meet the needs of homeless women and children in the name of Jesus Christ.

About the position: (not a complete job description of the job):

  • We are looking for a full-time Retail Assistant.
  • You will be responsible for greeting customers with excellent customer service and Process transactions at the register. Includes: cash handling, processing credit card sales, and verifying identification.
  • Provide spiritual guidance by encouraging, praying, and supporting the customers, staff, and volunteers.
  • Assist in creating and maintaining all merchandise displays in the store.
  • Sort, price, tag, and hang all clothing, accessories, shoes, and linens
  • Sort, price, and package hard goods items for sale and/or delivery
  • Exhibit professional conduct and communication with Shepherd’s Gate staff, residents, volunteers, and individuals performing community service
  • You can expect to build relationships with donors and team members and see your impact on the lives of those around you.
  • We provide growth and promotional opportunities for dedicated team members.
  • The salary is $17.00-$19.00 an hour.
  • We are located in Livermore, CA.

Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Must have a minimum of one year of customer service experience. If you have more relative experience not shown on your resume, please send a cover letter.
  • Available to work a varied schedule between Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 6:30 pm, and Saturdays, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.
  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs.
  • Must be able to meet the physical demands of the job.
  • Ability to sort and price used items.
  • Demonstrate a committed Christian faith.

Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Long-term Disability, Flexible Spending Account, 401(k) with match, sick leave, PTO, Legal Shield, RightNow Media @work, and employee discount at our Thrift Store

 How to apply:  

https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=6248145

You must complete the application and upload a resume to be considered as a candidate.

Facilities Support Technician-Excellent learning environment with great opportunities.

About The Position:

We are looking for a part-time Facilities Support Technician with experience in different trades. The Maintenance Support Technician provides primary support for maintaining the facilities in Brentwood. The Technician will provide hands-on maintenance and repair of buildings and plumbing, act as the primary onsite contact for facility projects and with trade partners, coordinate routine asset maintenance, and facilitate safety inspections. The Technician will also work with facility volunteers and lead facility-based volunteer groups.

Schedule- 16 weekly hours per week. Extra hours may be needed on occasions such as volunteer weeks and during special projects. Located in Brentwood, CA.

Job Duties and Requirements (not a complete job description of the job):

  • Monitor the Salesforce maintenance request list.
  • Complete repairs or communicate if a repair needs to be made with other assistance.
  • Maintain partnerships with volunteers or volunteer groups.
  • Ability to move furniture and set up rooms with some assistance.
  • Communicate with volunteers, vendors, trade partners, and staff regarding appointments and people onsite.
  • Determine if there is a safety or cosmetic repair.
  • Assist with regular maintenance of buildings and vehicles as needed.
  • Must be able to drive. To drive for Shepherd’s Gate, you must have your California driver’s license for at least 5 years with no major violations.
  • Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs.
  • Demonstrate a committed Christian faith.

Benefits:

Salary: $18.00-$21.00 an hour

Part-time employees

  • Colonial Life employee-paid benefits, including a Flexible Spending Account, a 401(k) with a match, sick leave, PTO, Legal Shield, RightNow Media @work, and an employee discount at our Thrift Store.

Click the link to apply and upload a resume:  

https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=6278345

You must complete the application and upload a resume to be considered as a candidate.

Learning and Career Center Manager- Excellent learning environment with great opportunities.

About the position:

The Learning and Career Center Manager meets regularly with the residents to create and execute a career or educational plan. We equip them with the life and career skills needed to be self-sufficient upon leaving Shepherd’s Gate.  The Learning and Career Center Manager oversees the education and training of the residents in the Shepherd’s Gate Programs. This person will oversee all volunteers in the Learning and Career Center. Must be able to demonstrate Christian values and the heart of Jesus Christ in a Christian community environment.

Job duties: (not a complete job description list)

LEARNING AND CAREER CENTER DUTIES

  • Be available to minister to, encourage, and support residents in their learning process. 
  • Conduct orientation with residents to create a case management plan to ensure career or educational goals are met.
  • Continue to meet with residents to accomplish the Learning and Career Center goals.
  • Ensure the Learning and Career Center is open frequently and provide guidance to the residents in the computer lab. 
  • Ability to assess and develop individual learning plans as women learn at their own pace to master writing, math, reading, comprehension, GED preparation, and computer literacy skills.
  • Provide and research new curriculum and resources to teach courses and workshops for the residents.
  • Ensure residents are equipped with life and career skills, including making and keeping a budget, writing a resume, interviewing for a job, and using online job search resources. 
  • Collaborate with outside learning and career specialists (job fairs, schools, organizations, church partners, and volunteers) to provide residents with additional learning and networking opportunities.
  • Use Salesforce to track the residents’ progress in the Learning and Career Center and program classes.

PROGRAM CLASS DUTIES

  • Direct and manage the Shepherd’s Gate Road to Freedom Program classes.
  • Oversees all classes, needed material, supplies, and class schedules for the Shepherd’s Gate Program. 
  • Oversee orientation for new residents for class schedules and class expectations.
  • Manage and attend activities and events for the residential program on and off campus.
  • Attend weekly program meetings to provide feedback on resident participation and growth in the classes.  Attend leadership meetings and required training.
  • Hold residents accountable for class attendance, homework assignments, program activities, and program guidelines.

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 recruiting 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 a volunteer resource list, hours, and contact information.
  • Conduct meetings with teachers and volunteers for training, information, or appreciation.
  • Be present for classes with new teachers or one-time training to assess the class’s effectiveness and address any needs that may arise.

Requirements:

  • Ability to demonstrate Christian values and the heart of Jesus Christ in a Christian community environment.
  • Have at least one year of experience in a career and educational learning environment. Understanding social service settings that included providing related services in the following areas: planning, education, assessment, or administration.
  • Have a working familiarity with issues and obstacles faced by people in crisis and homeless situations with life-controlling problems. The ability to use de-escalation exercises when needed.
  • Have compassion and understanding toward the target population of the program.
  • Mandated Reporter Training (provided upon hire)
  • First Aid training and CPR Certification (provided upon hire).
  • Must have a current California Driver’s license (min 5 yrs.), a clean DMV report, and be able to drive Shepherd’s Gate’s vehicles.
  • Schedule is Monday- Friday 8:30 am -4:30 pm with some flexibility
  • Must pass a background investigation.

Benefits:

  • The salary is $20.00 – $22.00 an hour.
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Long-term Disability, Flexible Spending Account, 401(k) with match, sick leave, PTO, Legal Shield, RightNow Media @work, and an employee discount at our Thrift Store
  • We are located in Livermore, Ca.

To apply and upload a resume:

https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=6301076

Stay Informed

Tour In Person

Come and see for yourself how you can support this amazing ministry that helps women and children heal.  Tours are available at our Brentwood and Livermore campus. To schedule a  tour, please email Marcie Senter by clicking the link below. We look forward to your visit and sharing Shepherd’s Gate with you!

Something for everyone

Ways You Can Help

Volunteer Opportunities

Host a Collection Drive

Donate Pantry Items

donation items

Purchase Needed Items from Amazon Wishlists

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Donate Your Used Desktop or Laptop

Donate a Vehicle

Apply to Volunteer

Shepherd’s Gate wouldn’t exist without its network of faithful volunteers regularly assisting staff in Childcare, driving our women to crucial appointments, teaching classes, and organizing our pantry. Start your journey as an ongoing volunteer by clicking the application button below.

Two Locations

One Mission

Brentwood Campus

Livermore Campus

Make a Difference

Turn a story of addiction & abuse into one of hope & freedom for a woman in recovery

Purchase Needed Items off our Amazon Wishlists

View current needs for both our campuses through our Amazon Wish Lists below. Items purchased will ship directly to Shepherd’s Gate and will be allocated to the greatest area of need. 

You can safely drop off food-related items and things from our urgent needs list at the table outside of our front door on each campus. There is a receipt book or QR Code app for receipts.

Please take all other gentle used clothing and household items to our Thrift Store located at 4014 East Avenue, Livermore, CA.   

Thank you so much!

Host a Collection Drive

Start your collection today. Click the button theme below to download the packet with everything you need to host a succesful drive. Don’t forget to schedule your delivery so staff can expect you!

For questions, please contact Shepherd’s Gate at shepgate@shepherdsgate.org.

Help Stock Our Pantry

For pantry needs, expand a section to browse ideas, download the flier below  or contact Amanda Edwards at our Livermore Campus by emailing aedwards@shepherdsgate.org or Tina Moore at our Brentwood Campus by emailing tmoore@shepherdsgate.org. You can safely drop-off these donations at the table at our front office or have them delivered by Amazon or other online vendors.

To help our office prepare for incoming donations, please schedule your delivery

  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Oregano
  • Sweet Basil
  • Rosemary
  • Paprika
  • Sage
  • Bay Leaves
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Cinnamon
  • Ginger
  • Montreal Steak Seasoning 
  • Taco Seasoning
  • Cajun Seasoning
  • Lemon Pepper
  • Grill Mates
  • Seasoning Salt
  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Baking Soda
  • Vanilla Extract – Alcohol Free
  • Cake Mix
  • Brownie Mix
  • Cookie Mix
  • Olive Oil
  • Cocount Oil
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Canola Oil
  • Butter
  • Nutri Grain Bars
  • Belvita Breakfast Bars
  • Kind Breakfast Bars
  • Kind Breakfast Protein Bars
  • Nature’s Bakery Bars
  • Muffin Mix
  • Coffee & Creamer
  • Bottled Juice
  • Mayonnaise
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Sriracha
  • Soy Sauce
  • Hot Sauce
  • Salsa
  • Enchilada Sauce
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Honey
  • Chick-Fil-A Sauce
  • Ranch Dressing
  • Italian Dressing
  • Balsamic Vinaigrettes
  • Vinaigrette
  • Thousand Island Dressing
  • Caesar Dressing
  • Graham Crackers
  • Applesauce or Yogurt Squeeze Pouches
  • Peanut Butter Crackers
  • Individual Bags of Chips
  • Popcorn
  • Fruit Snacks
  • Fruit Cups
  • Protein Bars
  • Trail Mix
  • Juice Boxes
  • Diapers size 6
  • Training pants size 4T-5T
  • Gerber Puff Snacks
  • Gerber Yogurt Melts
  • Laundry Soap for Sensitive Skin
  • Aquaphor
  • Teething Relief
  • Potting Training Seat
  • 13 & 33 Gallon Trash Bags
  • Ziploc Bags All Sizes
  • Windex
  • Lysol
  • Pine-Sol
  • Dish Soap
  • Laundry Soap or Pods
  • Dryer Sheets
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Aluminum Foil 
  • Ajax
  • Paper Plates
  • Sponges
  • Pillows
  • Unscented Body Lotion
  • Unscented Body Wash
  • Toenail & Fingernail Clippers
  • Tampons (plastic applicators)
  • Pads size 2-4
  • Facial Moisturizer
  • Hair Dye 

Matching Gifts

Did you know that your gift could be doubled for an even greater impact?  Many companies have matching gift programs for financial donations or volunteer hours.  Search your company below for more information. Here is Shepherd’s Gate 501 c3 nonprofit number for our company paperwork: 94-2902803. We are so grateful for your support!