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Shepherd’s Gate has been positively impacting women and children in crisis for over 34 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:

New Life Store Manager-Full-time-Livermore 

 Updated 4/8/19

Applications will be accepted for the positions below until filled.

Current Openings:

Office Manager-Full-time-Livermore

Donation Assistant -Part-time-New Life Store-Livermore

Childcare Assistant -Casual 8 hours week

Residential Coordinator-Full-time-Livermore 

Updated 4/16/19

Full Job Descriptions Below:

Office Manager

Livermore Campus- (Full-time position)  Monday- Thursday 32 hours week

Salary: $19.00-$21.00 

Updated 4/8/19

The Office Manager’s general role is to maintain the workflow of the office, manage and oversee the reception area and maintenance of all facilities.  Other areas of responsibility include communication between campuses and provide some support to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

DUTIES

Office:

  • Manage and oversee the Office and Facilities Assistant, office operations, office volunteers, and donations (including deliveries to other locations)
  • Direct Shepgate website inquiries to appropriate staff, ensuring a timely response  
  • Purchase office supplies and control costs to the budget
  • Core person for communication between individual staff, departments and the various campuses
  • Facilitate and oversee staff gatherings, such as Christmas parties, staff meetings, and other events as assigned.
  • Plan for needs of Board and Executive Board Meetings
  • Attend and record minutes, of meetings as directed by supervisor or direct Office and Facilities Assistant to do so.
  • Support CEO with specific projects as directed by supervisor
  • Administrator for various committees as needed

Facilities:

  • Manage and oversee maintenance and landscaping for all facilities.
  • Oversee and maintain maintenance logs, assign tasks to appropriate, staff, volunteer groups or outside vendors and track projects to completion 
  • Identify, employ and maintain relationships with outside vendors
  • Control cost for maintenance projects, plan for future maintenance and facility needs and costs
  • Manage and oversee all donations, ensuring the needs of the ministry are prioritized, moving all donation to appropriate locations, and oversee deliveries to other locations
  • Manage and oversee all third-party distribution and inventory. Move all items to appropriate areas and oversee deliveries to other locations
  • Manage and oversee phone repair, IT needs and work with appropriate vendors for all facilities
  • Manage and oversee all organizational computer purchases, installations, and repair with the appropriate vendors
  • Manage company vehicles, including safety and maintenance
  • Manage and oversee the vehicle donations program for Livermore campus; communicating with donors, complying with DMV policies and working with program staff to ensure proper transfer of vehicle

Supervision:

  • Supervise the Office and Facilities Assistant and facilities technicians
  • Conduct one on one meetings with direct reports
  • Hiring manager for Office and Facilities Assistant and facilities technicians
  • Ability to apply disciplinary action steps and termination if needed

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment
  • Strong ability in establishing cooperative and collaborative relationships
  • Fundamental knowledge of accounting and business office practices
  • Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written
  • Computer and office equipment literacy
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, manage multiple priorities, handle stress and utilize administrative and organizational skills

 EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum of 3 years of administrative experience
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Demonstrated committed Christian faith              
  • Have a current valid California driver’s license and automobile insurance and access to an automobile (if needed).

 WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Office setting with frequent telephone and visitor contact (e)
  • Frequent use of computers and office equipment to accomplish job duties (e)
  • At times receive and direct people in acute crisis by phone or in person
  • Frequently moving items under 30 lbs.
  • Frequently moving items over 30 lbs. with assistance and/or using equipment, to storage spaces and other locations on campus (e)
  • Ascending or descending stairs to access some of the campus (e)
  • Occasional meetings and errands off-site requiring personal transportation or use of company van (e)

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Donations Assistant

New Life Store- (Part-time position) Monday-Friday and Saturday needed

Salary: $12.00-$14.00 

Updated 4/8/19

JOB OBJECTIVE

The New Life Store employee’s objective is to bring in revenue to our ministry by receiving donated items in our retail establishment or by picking up larger items at establishments donating them to the Shepherd’s Gate New Life Store.  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

  • Customer Service-Greet public in a friendly and professional manner
  • Receiving, sorting and processing donated clothing and household items for resale
  • Pricing and stocking shelves
  • Assist with furniture pick-ups
  • Assist with store and yard maintenance
  • Attend and assist with donation events
  • The potential for driving a 15′ box truck

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Able to communicate in English
  • Ability to speak other languages is a plus
  • Basic computer skills
  • Experience in driving a truck is a plus
  • Able to prioritize duties and handle stressful situations
  • Excellent people skills
  • Ability to problem solve

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Must have some customer service experience
  • Work experience in the service industry
  • Minimum education equal to a sophomore in high school
  • Demonstrated committed Christian faith
  • Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Retail store setting (e)
  • Frequent bending and lifting (40 lbs) (e)
  • Climbing in and out of a truck (e)
  • Loading truck (e)
  • Ability to move through and around various donation sites (e)

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

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Childcare Assistant

Livermore Campus-Casual 8 hours week

Salary: $12.00 

Updated 4/16/19

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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Residential Coordinator- 1 position left to fill

Livermore Campus- (Full-time position) shifts needed-days, evenings, weekends and overnight.

Salary: $14.00-$16.00 day shifts/$12.00-$14.00 overnight shifts hour

Updated 2/20/19

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 case 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 case 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.
  • Have a current valid California driver’s license and automobile insurance and access to an automobile (if needed).
  • First Aid training and CPR Certification (provided upon hire).

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Education or experience in the social services field is preferred.
  • Have a working familiarity with issues and obstacles faced by people in crisis and/or homeless situations with life-controlling problems.
  • Ability to demonstrate a committed Christian faith.

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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