Careers at VCH

Venice Community Housing (VCH) is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures. If you need an accommodation due to a disability, contact us at jobs@vchcorp.org.

Venice Community Housing (VCH) is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures. If you need an accommodation due to a disability, contact us at jobs@vchcorp.org

Clinical Supervisor – Adult and Transition Age Youth Programs

The Clinical Supervisor is responsible for providing direct clinical services to VCH residents and program participants, and consultation and support to staff in residential and youth programs.  The position will report directly to the Director of Policy and Programs, and will be part of a shared program management team with the Director of Youth Programs and the Director and Associate Director of Policy and Programs.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

    • As part of the overall programs management team, help develop, enhance and supervise high-quality delivery of all of VCH’s resident and social service programs and provide leadership for the department
    • Work with a multidisciplinary team to ensure that resident and program participant goals and behavioral management needs are met
    • Provide clinical supervision to interns and relevant program staff, as well as clinical support to all staff
    • General oversight of service delivery, consulting regularly with the Director of Policy and Programs regarding quality control issues to maintain the highest standard of services
    • Assist in the management of program activities, including timely completion of progress notes and other documentation related to the programs
    • Provide assessment, crisis intervention, mental health and case management services directly to VCH residents and program participants, including some coverage of a 24-hour crisis line
    • Conduct functional and strength-based assessment along with comprehensive diagnosis for mental health, substance abuse, trauma, and psychosocial needs
    • Help develop resident/youth case management plans that are coordinated and integrated with a comprehensive range of medical and psychosocial services to address social, emotional, and practical needs
    • Provide psychotherapy, counseling, and psycho-education utilizing individual, family, and group modalities using evidence-based interventions for residents and program participants
    • Utilize both short-term and intensive longer-term interventions that target trauma, mental health symptoms, and reduction of substance use
    • Provide consultation to and coordinate care for residents needing specialty mental health and/or substance use disorder services
    • Advocate for VCH residents and program participants to ensure access to appropriate care
    • Participate in structured and as-needed case conferences
    • Plan, coordinate and/or participate in professional development activities for the all programs teams
    • Support resident/program participant involvement in planning, implementing, and evaluating services
    • Assist with the collection and accuracy of all data necessary to meet all funder requirements, measure program outcomes and guide future development
    • Represent the program and agency at events, trainings, conferences and in the community
    • Participate in the VCH management team, following shared leadership principles
    • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

      • Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in social work, human services or a related field; and licensure as an LMFT or LCSW in the state of California (LCSW Preferred)
      • Three to five years experience in providing social services to adults and/or transition age youth
      • Demonstrated understanding of the impact of trauma on behavioral and medical conditions
      • Knowledgeable of evidence-based treatments (DBT, CBT, Seeking Safety, Motivational Interviewing)
      • Knowledge of principles, procedures, methods and techniques of mental health emergency procedures such as: 5150, CPS reporting, APS reporting, and Tarasoff.
      • Must have excellent communication skills and ability to work well with diverse tenants, youth, staff, and partners
      • Valid California Driver License and proof of insurance
      • Experience working with substance abuse disorders, preferred
      • Experience in supportive and interim housing programs, or other experience with those that have experienced homelessness, preferred
      • Knowledge of Art/ Expressive therapy, kids and family therapy, preferred
      • Bilingual in English and Spanish, preferred

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Stationary position 70% of the time. Operates a computer and other office machinery such as fax, copy machine and phone. Occasionally ascends/descends stairs, move inside and outside the office, apartments, buildings, etc.   Ability to lift up to 20 pounds. Required to have visual acuity to perform the following tasks: operate a motor vehicle, viewing a computer terminal, reading and writing.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Please email your resume with a cover letter describing your qualifications to Human Resources 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 PLEASE.

Venice Community Housing (VCH) is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures. If you need an accommodation due to a disability, contact us at jobs@vchcorp.org.

Services Coordinator

The Policy and Programs (P&P) Department of VCH provides programs and services that seek to stabilize, engage, and empower all that we serve. The P&P team does this through various programs and services, which includes but is not limited to, providing coordination for our donations center, case management services, educational workshops, tenant engagement activities, supportive services resources and referral, after school programs, and providing shelter to families in search of permanent housing.

The Service Coordinator is responsible for direct services and collaborative service coordination to VCH tenants and applicants in 39 supportive housing units at Horizon Apartments and Gateway Apartments, as well as general resident services support. Reports to the Associate Director of Policy and Programs.

 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Provide ongoing service coordination for supportive housing tenants and other formerly homeless tenants, including a partnership with lead case managers to implement individualized service plans and maintaining case files at two different permanent supportive housing buildings in Venice and Del Rey.
  • Provide strengths-based service coordination services designed to assist clients in maintaining stable housing and integrating into the community.
  • Provide field based/ mobile service coordination services in the areas of, but not limited to: independent living skills, housing stabilization, money management, community integration, employment, benefits/income establishment, linkage to community providers for problematic substance use, primary and mental health care, and all other services needed to assist clients in reaching their service plan goals.
  • Provide information and referral to available services and resources in the community.
  • Conduct crisis and risk assessments in consultation with supervisor/ team. Provide crisis intervention services focused on enhancing the client’s ability to independently problem solve and utilize effective coping skills.
  • Use evidence based practices in service delivery, such as Motivational Interviewing, Harm Reduction, and Housing First practices.
  • Develop and coordinate regular activities for residents, including resident meetings, educational workshops and trainings, social events and field trips to promote community integration.
  • Ensure all services are documented, and when necessary entered in the HMIS and CHAMP systems as well as an internal database.
  • Transport residents to appointments, services, community activities, and field trips.
  • Participate in collaborative case conferences and supervisory meetings with other resident services programs, and/or other VCH staff, including property management.
  • Attend weekly meetings with P&P staff and additional trainings and conferences.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Significant experience in case management and/or service coordination or related field; Bachelor’s degree in social science or equivalent experience preferred
  • At least two years of experience working with homeless individuals with substance abuse, mental health issues, and/or chronic health conditions.
  • Knowledge of Continuum of Care and/or LA County Department of Health Services rental subsidy and intensive case management programs a plus.
  • Bilingual Spanish-English a plus.
  • Effective communication with individuals in at-risk populations.
  • Experience and knowledge of Westside community and social services a plus. Must have excellent communication skills and ability to work well with youth, staff, and partners.
  • Must be computer and database literate.
  • Reliable transportation and valid California Driver License and proof of insurance is required.
  • Must pass criminal background check.

SALARY
Starting salary is $40,000/year, depending on experience and qualifications; benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, Aflac, 403 (b), vacation, sick time, 12 holidays and 2 personal days. This is a full-time, non-exempt position.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Stationary position 70% of the time. Operates a computer and other office machinery such as fax, copy machine and phone. Occasionally ascends/descends stairs, move inside and outside the office, apartments, buildings, etc.   Ability to lift up to 20 pounds. Required to have visual acuity to perform the following tasks: operate a motor vehicle, viewing a computer terminal, reading and writing.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Please email your resume with a cover letter describing your qualifications to Human Resources 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 PLEASE.

Venice Community Housing (VCH) is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures. If you need an accommodation due to a disability, contact us at jobs@vchcorp.org.

 

Maintenance Worker

Venice Community Housing (VCH) is a community based, nonprofit organization engaged in a variety of housing and community development programs. VCH owns and manages 226 units of affordable, supportive and bridge housing, and is in a period of growth with an additional 175 units in the predevelopment stage.

The Maintenance Worker reports to the Maintenance Supervisor and is responsible for efficiently performing all general apartment and building maintenance, preventing maintenance and troubleshooting within VCH properties.  This position works as part of a team to ensure all VCH properties are maintained in the best physical condition possible, and all work orders are completed in a timely manner.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Perform property maintenance and repairs including, but not limited to plastering, drywall installation, painting, plumbing, tiling, carpentry, HVAC equipment, electrical and appliance repairs.
  • With the assistance of the Maintenance Supervisor and/or Director of Asset Management, prioritize, schedule and complete work order requests for repairs and maintenance.
  • Prepare vacant units for occupancy and occupied units for annual inspections by various regulatory agencies.
  • Coordinate and monitor progress of vendors or outside contractors who are completing repairs and upgrades
  • Lift, install and remove appliances.
  • Be available before/after regular hours and one weekend per month for emergency line and follow-up emergency procedures.
  • Inspect building equipment per established specifications to ensure safe and reliable operation.
  • Complete all paperwork (i.e., purchase receipts, work orders, inventory reports, etc.) on a daily basis or as required by the Maintenance Supervisor.
  • Report to supervisor when a work order cannot be done by maintenance and needs to be referred to an outside contractor.
  • Purchase, pick up and/or take delivery of supplies approved by supervisor.
  • Uses proper safety equipment and follows safe work practices and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least five years’ experience in building maintenance required.
  • General knowledge of carpentry, electrical, plumbing,
  • Must have knowledge and experience in the safe use and operation of hand tools, power tools and testing equipment
  • Be able to read, write and speak English; bilingual English/Spanish a plus
  • Be able to communicate effectively with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
  • Effectively manage and solve practical problems and effectively handle situations with limited instructions.
  • Must have and maintain a valid California driver’s license and auto insurance at all times and have the availability of an insured vehicle to travel within VCH’s properties.
  • Must pass a criminal and driving background checks
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Own tools required

SALARY

Starting salary $40,000 per year, depending on experience and qualifications.  Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, Aflac, 403 (b), vacation, sick time, 12 holidays and 2 personal days.  This is a full-time, non-exempt position.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Be able to lift up to 60 lbs. and able to push up to 75 lbs.
  • Ability to ascend/descend stairs, ladder and step ladder.
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position (standing) 60-70% of the time.
  • Communicates accurately and frequently with tenants, vendors, and staff.
  • Constantly operates hand tools and power tools.
  • Must be able to recognize odors, leaks, smoke, and fire.
  • Frequently move inside and outside units, parking areas, buildings, storages, and small confined spaces.
  • Required to have visual acuity to perform the following tasks: operate a motor vehicle, viewing a computer terminal, reading, inspect repairs, conduct inventory and unit inspections.

 APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Please email your resume with a cover letter describing your qualifications to Human Resources 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 PLEASE.

Venice Community Housing (VCH) is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures. If you need an accommodation due to a disability, contact us at jobs@vchcorp.org.