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“For we are His handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10

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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.

Residential Coordinator-Excellent learning environment with great opportunities.

About The Position:

We are looking for a full-time Residential Coordinator with a passion for serving women and children in crisis. The Residential Coordinator (RC) is responsible for campus and resident safety and ensuring consistency in program operations in accordance with Shepherd’s Gate Program policy and procedures. The RC works under the direction and support of the Residential Coordinator Supervisor (RCS), sharing feedback on the resident’s progression of goals and compliance with program criteria. The RC uses relational and functional skills to support residents and complete residents’ needs and other job tasks. Must be able to demonstrate Christian values and the heart of Jesus Christ in a Christian community environment. We are located in Brentwood, CA.

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

  • Experience with addiction recovery, domestic violence, and or homelessness. If you have more relative experience not shown on your resume, please send a cover letter.
  • Provide spiritual and Biblical guidance by encouraging, praying, and supporting the women, children, staff, and volunteers.
  • Ability to supervise and hold the residents accountable for their program and assisting with needs.
  • Strong knowledge of boundaries.
  • Ability to work with a diverse population of people.
  • Ability to be adaptable and teachable.
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must have a clean driving record and be insured.
  • Must be able to lift up to 30 lbs.
  • Must be able to meet the physical demands of the job.
  • Ability to work a varied shift- some weekends.
  • Demonstrate a committed Christian faith

Benefits:

Salary: $17.00 – $18.00

  • 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

Click the link to apply: https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=6089900

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 Employees-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:  

https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=6157469

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

Case Manager- Excellent learning environment with great opportunities.

About the position:

We are looking for a full-time (32 hours per week) Case Manager with experience working with women and children in crisis and the ability to work with a great team. Located in Livermore, CA

Job duties: (not a complete job description list)

  • Provide spiritual and Biblical guidance by encouraging, praying, and supporting the women, children, staff, and volunteers.
  • Supervise residents regarding goals and care plans. Meet one hour a week with each resident to provide accountability for accomplishing individual goals and case plans.
  • Research, assess, and advocate for the residents’ need for referrals to social service, legal, medical, and other professional services.
  • Advise residents regarding stumbling blocks impeding their success.
  • Lead, attended staff meetings, and provided updates on the residents’ progress. These meetings will establish and monitor the resident’s individual program goals. Present resident disciplinary notices alongside program staff and act as the representative of the team to the resident.
  • Identify and report evidence of suspected abuse or neglect (training provided upon hire).
  • Assist the Campus Director with the Intake process, complete new resident paperwork, and ensure resident’s understanding of Program Guidelines and Expectations.
  • Refer women to other programs, shelters, legal aid, housing agencies, medical assistance, and other information pertinent to motivating them to a stabilized situation.
  • Occasionally drives women and children to appointments or other locations to accomplish program goals.

Requirements (not a complete job description of the job):

  • Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with co-workers, residents, volunteers, and community groups.
  • Ability to problem-solve with residents to accomplish their case management goals, program goals, and objectives.
  • Ability to listen to residents’ life situations, show compassion and understanding, and give spiritual guidance.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills and the ability to multi-task and follow through until tasks are completed.
  • Ability to write business correspondence, reports, and applications. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups and individuals.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and related software, especially spreadsheets, databases, and reporting tools.
  • Ability to demonstrate Christian values and the heart of Jesus Christ in a Christian Community environment.
  • At least one year of experience in a social service setting that included providing related services in the following areas: prevention, planning, education, intervention, assessment, or administration.
  • Have a working familiarity with issues and obstacles faced by people in crisis and/or homeless situations with life-controlling problems. The ability to use de-escalation exercises when needed.
  • First Aid training and CPR Certification (provided upon hire).
  • Mandated Reporter Training (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.
  • Must pass a background investigation.

Benefits:

  • The salary is $20.00 – $23.00 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

Click the link to apply and upload a resume:  

https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=6127083

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

Residential Coordinator-Excellent learning environment with great opportunities.

About The Position:

We are looking for a full-time Residential Coordinator with a passion for serving women and children in crisis. The Residential Coordinator (RC) is responsible for campus and resident safety and ensuring consistency in program operations in accordance with Shepherd’s Gate Program policy and procedures. The RC works under the direction and support of the Residential Coordinator Supervisor (RCS), sharing feedback on the resident’s progression of goals and compliance with program criteria. The RC uses relational and functional skills to support residents and complete residents’ needs and other job tasks. Must be able to demonstrate Christian values and the heart of Jesus Christ in a Christian community environment. We are located in Livermore, CA.

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

  • Experience with addiction recovery, domestic violence, and or homelessness. If you have more relative experience not shown on your resume, please send a cover letter.
  • Provide spiritual and Biblical guidance by encouraging, praying, and supporting the women, children, staff, and volunteers.
  • Ability to supervise and hold the residents accountable for their program and assisting with needs.
  • Strong knowledge of boundaries.
  • Ability to work with a diverse population of people.
  • Ability to be adaptable and teachable.
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must have a clean driving record and be insured.
  • Must be able to lift up to 30 lbs.
  • Must be able to meet the physical demands of the job.
  • Must be able to meet the physical demands of the job.
  • Demonstrate a committed Christian faith

Benefits:

Salary: $18.00 – $19.00

  • 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

Click the link to apply: https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=6131873

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

Childcare Assistant Excellent learning environment with great opportunities.

About the position:

We are looking for part-time Childcare Assistants with experience working with young children. The Childcare Assistant is responsible for ensuring a safe and fun environment while supervising children during everyday activities.  We are located in Livermore, CA.

Job duties: (not a complete job description list)

  • Ensure the children ages zero to five have a safe and fun environment.
  • Assist with teaching children age-appropriate Bible stories and educational curriculum.
  • 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.
  • Schedule- Approx. 20-25 hours- Mon-Thurs, 9:00 am-2:00 pm.

Requirements:

  • Ability to demonstrate Christian faith and the heart of Jesus Christ in a Christian community environment.
  • Experience in a childcare environment 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=6147892

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=6158171

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!