Current Job Openings

APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Please email your resume with a cover letter describing your qualifications to: jobs@vchcorp.org. You can also fax your resume to (310) 399-1130 or mail it to Venice Community Housing, 720 Rose Avenue, Venice, CA 90291. NO PHONE CALLS.

SENIOR ACCOUNTANT

The Senior Accountant will work as part of a 3-person finance department to ensure effective and comprehensive financial management of Venice Community Housing. The Senior Accountant reports to the Controller.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Internal Controls: Perform all duties in accordance with internal control procedures. Collaborate with controller and CPA to establish and maintain internal control procedures and policies. Enforce internal controls with all VCH staff.
  • Accounts Payable: Oversee A/P-A/R Specialist in doing timely processing of accounts payable with complex coding of multiple fund accounts. Learn all aspects of the Accounts Payable procedures so that he/she can perform the responsibilities of the job should it be necessary.
  • Payroll: Process payroll for 45+ employees on the ADP online system, prepare spread sheets for entry into QuickBooks on a biweekly basis. Insure backup is complete for all new hires, wage changes, terminations (unused vacation pay), deductions and adjustments. Enter payroll data into ADP online software. Review and distribute checks. Responsible for manual payroll check processing and reporting.
  • Administration of health insurance benefits: Enter information provided by Human Resources for deduction of health and dental insurance from payroll. Keep track that current information has been entered.
  • Cash Receipts: Learn all aspects of the Cash Receipts procedures of coding deposits, according to complex multiple fund accounts. Enter cash receipts into QuickBooks when provided by the A/P-A/R Specialist. Determine proper coding for the C/R.
  • Audit Schedules: Prepare audit schedules under supervision of CPA and controller. Audit schedules include sick and vacation hours, grant income, other accruals, and other schedules as needed.
  • Grant Billing: Maintain on excel spreadsheets all grant billing which includes federal, state, city, county and private foundation grants. Learn and provide monthly billings for grants as assigned by Controller.
  • Filing: Maintain a complex filing system for cash receipts, grant contracts, grant billings, payroll, and all related paperwork. Develop and learn all procedures in the accounting department, including scanning and preservation of all records.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 3-5 years of experience in non-profit accounting required. Course work in accounting necessary
  • Work with Limited Liability Companies, Limited Liability Partnerships and Corporations preferred as well as working with auditors and audits
  • Knowledge of government grants functions and property management a plus
  • Proficient in QuickBooks and Excel
  • Knowledge of Outlook, Word, and ADP Workforce Now or similar payroll system
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to work well with all levels of staff
  • Must pass background check

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Job frequently requires sitting for extended periods of time entering data into a computer and handling objects with hands,  Job occasionally requires standing, walking, reaching, talking, hearing, and lifting up to 25 pounds.  Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.

SALARY
Starting at $55,000/year, depending on education and experience plus benefits including medical, dental, life, 403 (b), vacation, sick time, 12 holidays and 2 personal days.

 APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Please email your resume with a cover letter describing your qualifications to the Director of Operations at: jobs@vchcorp.org.  You can also fax your resume to (310) 399-1130 or mail it to Venice Community Housing Corporation, 720 Rose Avenue, Venice, CA 90291.  NO PHONE CALLS.

VENICE COMMUNITY HOUSING IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

CASE MANAGER

Venice YouthBuild is an ongoing, comprehensive education and job training program that provides high school diploma prep, vocational training, counseling, and career placement to help at-risk youth, ages 18 to 24, obtain high school diplomas and job skills in order to transition into healthy, self-sufficient adulthood. The YouthBuild Case Manager, under the direction of the YouthBuild Associate Director, is responsible for providing individualized case management and counseling for youth, coordinating and teaching life skills courses, facilitating social support groups, developing and maintaining key social service partnerships, and participating in other program-wide services.

Essential Functions

  • Provide intensive case management, which may include services such as advocacy with the court/probation/parole systems, letters of support, conflict mediation, etc.
  • Provide crisis-intervention as needed within program (e.g. suicide risk)
  • Provide one-on-one counseling for 15-25 youth and document using standardized social service notation
  • Document all case management services using the Department of Labor MIS database as well as organize and maintain program files for respective caseload
  • Meet youth regularly, conduct intake assessments, and create individual case plans for caseload
  • Develop and maintain key social service partnerships who can become referral services for youth when needed and/or life skills partners for the program
  • Develop and teach a weekly personal development life skills course that includes topics such as anger management, goal setting, etc., to a group of approximately 20 students
  • Organize and facilitate all-staff case reviews of individual youth on a weekly basis
  • Prepare for and participate in monthly clinical supervision regarding cases with LCSW Consultant
  • Assist in preparing youth for post-program placement and tracking post-graduation progress
  • Provide follow-up case management services on a quarterly basis or as needed for all alumni and specifically for each graduating cycle 9-12 months after program
  • Facilitate or organize group support sessions as needed, assist with planning and implementation of leadership development activities
  • Weekly case review with and monthly reports to Program Manager
  • Coordinate case management services with other staff to ensure quality of service
  • Attend weekly meetings with YouthBuild staff and additional trainings and conferences
  • Participate in program-wide activities such as participant recruitment and orientation, community service projects, field trips, etc.
  • Drive VCH vehicles to transport youth to program activities and events when needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in social services or related field; MSW preferred
  • At least three years’ experience working with at-risk youth or other disadvantaged youth/adults in crisis intervention and case management; experience with YouthBuild strongly preferred
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills; computer literacy (PC)
  • Demonstrated group work experience including life skills and job preparation instruction
  • Commitment to working with disadvantaged youth and people from diverse backgrounds
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with youth while also setting clear boundaries
  • Commitment to working closely as a team player with YouthBuild staff
  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities and follow-up with participants in a timely manner
  • Driver’s License and auto insurance
  • Class B license with passenger endorsement or willing to get obtain a Class B license within 3 months of employment
  • Must pass criminal and driving background check

Salary range: 32,000 – 37,000 -depending on experience and qualifications

Benefits: Medical, dental, life, Aflac, 403(b), vacation, sick time, 12 holidays and 2 personal days.

Venice Community Housing is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

YouthBuild Part-Time or Full Time Construction Trainer

Venice Community Housing Corporation’s mission is to preserve the economic, racial and social diversity of Venice and the surrounding area by maximizing affordable housing and economic development opportunities and providing needed social services to the area’s low-income population.

Venice YouthBuild is an ongoing, comprehensive education and job training program that brings together individualized high school instruction, vocational training, career placement and counseling to help at-risk youth, ages 17 to 24, gain high school diplomas and job skills to transition into healthy, self-sufficient adulthoods.

The Construction Trainer reports directly to the Construction Manager.  He/she is responsible for on-the-job training for at-risk young adults ages 18-24.  Trainees receive paid, on-the-job construction skills training on affordable housing projects owned by VCH or by another organization.

Essential Functions

  • Supervise and teach 10-16 youth skills in the construction and building trades, including but not limited to framing, drywall, rough and finish carpentry, painting, use of tools, safety and other relevant skills.
  • Responsible for implementing and/or creating a structured curriculum teaching basic construction skills, to be used prior and in between job assignments.
  • Conduct weekly evaluations, share feedback with trainees and make recommendations for salary increases for trainees.
  • Teach construction skills through demonstrations, ensure safety of youth, and set standards for appropriate behavior for youth while on the job site.
  • Track attendance and submit timesheets on a daily basis to the YouthBuild Construction Manager.
  • Enforce YouthBuild program policies and procedures, including holding youth accountable for violating policies and communicating to support staff for follow up services.
  • Conduct construction voc-ed sessions and projects in woodshop on program site.
  • Participate in program planning, recruitment, orientation, and case review of youth, as needed.
  • Attend weekly meetings with the YouthBuild staff, and attend staff trainings and YouthBuild conferences, including some out of town national events and monthly VCH all-staff meetings.
  • Act as a mentor and positive role model to at-risk youth in the program and assist in job placement for eligible students.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Experience in building rehabilitation and construction, including plan reading, material estimating, supervising crews, general knowledge of carpentry, electrical, plumbing and other trades.
  • Desire and aptitude for working with youth 18-24 years preferred; prior experience with a YouthBuild program as a Trainer or Graduate a PLUS.
  • Must pass criminal and driving background checks.
  • Valid California driver’s license.
  • Class B license with passenger endorsement or willing to get obtain a Class B license within 6 months.
  • Excellent communication skills and be able to work well with youth, staff, and community partners.
  • Candidate must be computer literate.

Salary
$33,000-$36,000 annually depending on experience and qualifications. This could be a part-time or full-time position.  Full-time employees receive benefits package including medical, dental, life, 403 (b), Aflac, vacation, sick time, 12 holidays and 2 personal days.

 APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Please email your resume with a cover letter describing your qualifications to the Director of Operations at: jobs@vchcorp.org.  You can also fax your resume to (310) 399-1130 or mail it to Venice Community Housing Corporation, 720 Rose Avenue, Venice, CA 90291.  NO PHONE CALLS.

VENICE COMMUNITY HOUSING CORPORATION IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Associate Director of Policy and Programs

Venice Community Housing’s (VCH) mission is to preserve the economic, racial and social diversity of Venice and the surrounding area by maximizing affordable housing and economic development opportunities and providing needed social services to the area’s low-income population.  VCH is a community based, nonprofit organization engaged in a variety of housing and community development programs.  VCH owns and manages 215 units of affordable housing including a 32-bed transitional housing facility for homeless women and their children.  VCH also provides a variety of services including support services for nearly 500 low income tenants; job training, education assistance, and leadership development for at risk youth; after school programs; and other smaller programs.

The Associate Director of Policy and Programs is responsible for providing staff supervision, grants management, and other key roles in support of the Director of Policy and Programs in implementing After-School Programs, Resident Services in permanent and bridge housing, and other programs as assigned.

 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Under the supervision of the Director of Policy and Programs, and as part of a shared programs management team with the Director and Associate Director of YouthBuild, the Associate Director of Policy and Programs will perform the following:

  • As part of the programs management team, develop and supervise the delivery of all of VCH’s resident and social service programs and provide leadership for the department
  • Supervise the planning and daily operations of direct services in permanent and bridge housing, including staff supervision for up to three Service Coordinators and up to two Westminster TLC staff
  • Provide ongoing support, accountability and evaluation for Policy and Programs team, including coordinating professional development
  • Manage students and program volunteers, including ensure background checks are completed, training and setting expectations, and tracking services
  • Manage the programs’ budgets, contract compliance, and reporting requirements for relevant funding sources
  • Ensure the collection and accuracy of all data necessary to meet all funder requirements, measure program outcomes and guide future development
  • Foster and maintain community partnerships in support of program outcomes, including the UCLA TEACH program and other partner agencies, as well as development of MOUs as needed
  • Represent the program and agency at events, trainings, conferences and in the community
  • Participate in the VCH management team, departmental and organizational meetings, collaborative networks, as well as training opportunities and events, as needed
  • Other related duties as assigned by the Director of Policy and Programs or identified by the programs management team

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in social science or related field strongly preferred.
  • At least three years of experience working with homeless or formerly homeless individuals with substance abuse, mental health issues, and/or chronic health conditions.
  • At least three years’ experience in providing social services with children and families.
  • Experience providing after school tutoring and/or enrichment services.
  • Experience managing government contracts, including grant writing and reporting.
  • Must have excellent communication skills and ability to work well with youth, staff, and partners.
  • Valid California Driver License and proof of insurance is required.
  • Must be computer literate.

 PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Job frequently requires sitting for extended periods of time entering data into a computer and handling objects with hands.  Job occasionally requires standing, walking, reaching, talking, hearing, and lifting up to 25 pounds.  Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.

 SALARY
A competitive annual salary will be offered, depending on experience and qualifications, plus benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, Aflac, 403 (b), vacation, sick time, 12 holidays and 2 personal days.  This is an exempt position.

VENICE COMMUNITY HOUSING IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER