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.

  Development Associate

Venice Community Housing’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.

The Development Associate works with the Development Director and the Executive Director to build and maintain relationships with current and prospective funders, collaborators, and the general public.  Duties include grant writing; foundation, corporate and donor relations; event planning; marketing/communications, and community engagement.  Some evenings and weekends are required. The Development Associate reports directly to the Development Director.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources
  • Perform prospect research on foundations and corporations to evaluate prospects for corporate and foundation grants, research demographics/community needs
  • Maintaining calendar to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposal deadlines, and reports
  • Assist with all fundraising events; including providing leadership in VCH’s annual signature event.
  • Solicit in-kind donations
  • Maintain donor database and reporting criteria
  • Contribute to the production of the newsletters and other publicity materials
  • Work with all departments to gather relevant budget information and supportive program information, in order to prepare accurate and relevant fundraising material support
  • Maintain VCH’s website and social media content
  • Recruit and work with volunteers on development related projects
  • Represent VCH and the Development Department during various internal and external meetings, professional, community and social events
  • Participate in VCH’s community engagement and advocacy efforts
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Proficient with PC, Microsoft Word, Excel, and database software, preferably DonorPerfect
  • Minimum of 1 years’ experience in fund development or directly related field
  • Experience doing research of census and other demographic data
  • Excellent writing skills, including experience in successful fund raising focused on individual, business, and in-kind giving. Strong proofreading and editing skills are a must with the ability to craft funding proposals in a clear and compelling manner
  • Must pass criminal and driving background checks. Valid California driver’s license and have access to reliable transportation in order to travel to off-site meetings, trainings, and events.
  • Independent worker and thinker
  • Proficient in public speaking
  • Ability to plan, organize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Be detail oriented and able to work with a small team and in cooperation with volunteer committees and key organizational stakeholders
  • Knowledge of the Los Angeles foundation and corporate community
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of people
  • Experience with community-based non-profits
  • Experience with WordPress website platform
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suites and/or Photoshop software

SALARY
Starting at $44,000 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, 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

 

Case Manager –

Intensive Case Management Services (ICMS)

Venice Community Housing’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.

The Policy and Programs (P&P) Department provides resident meetings and socials, supportive services, educational workshops and training, case management, information and referrals for almost 500 VCH residents, as well as after school programs service residents and community members. The Case Manager is responsible for direct services to VCH tenants and applicants in supportive housing, as well as general resident services support.  Reports to the P&P Associate Director.

The Case Manager offers intensive supportive services in a permanent supportive housing setting for individuals who have experienced chronic homelessness. This position utilizes evidenced based practices proven to be effective with tenants who have experienced homelessness and have a history of chronic health, mental health, and/or co-occurring conditions. Such services include providing linkages to the community, crisis intervention, finding resources, providing therapeutic activities, and community integration, and community development within the apartment community. The Case Manager will implement evidence-based practices such as: Housing First, Harm Reduction, Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma-Informed Care. This Case Manager will work collaboratively with a range of community service providers to coordinate and ensure tenants are stabilizing in housing, improving the quality of their lives, and integrating into the community.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Conduct intake and enrollment activities with eligible clients, including assisting clients with gathering other program eligibility documentation, completing project intake forms, authorizations and enrolling into Intensive Case Management Services.
  • Assist at all levels of move-in to permanent housing including assisting client with becoming document ready, assisting with all applications and paperwork, coordinate client move-in and orient new tenant to their unit/building.
  • Perform initial comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment with quarterly updates.
  • In collaboration with the tenant, create a client-driven, person-centered Individual Service Plan (ISP) addressing short term and long-term goals to be reviewed and completed every quarter.
  • Provide field based Intensive Case Management services in the areas of, but not limited to: independent living skills, housing stabilization, money management, community integration, employment, benefits establishment, and linkage to community providers for problematic substance use, primary and mental health care, and all other services needed to assist clients in reaching their treatment plan goals.
  • Use evidence based practices in service delivery such as Motivational Interviewing, Harm Reduction, and Housing First practices.
  • Mediate and advocate on behalf of the tenant to help him/her obtain and keep housing, health care benefits, entitlements, transportation, etc.
  • Ensure tenant files are up to date with all file paperwork including case notes, consents, ISPs, homeless/disability verifications, and overall general documentation.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Significant experience in case management or related field; Bachelor’s degree in social science or related field preferred
  • At least two years of experience working with homeless individuals with substance abuse, mental health issues, and/or chronic health conditions.
  • Bilingual Spanish-English a plus.
  • Experience providing counseling and/or case management.
  • Effective communication with individuals in at-risk populations.
  • Experience and knowledge of Westside community and social services a plus.
  • Reliable transportation and valid California Driver License and proof of insurance is required.
  • Class B license with passenger endorsement or willing to get obtain a Class B license within 3 months of employment.

 PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Stationary position 40% of the time.  Operates a computer and other office machinery such as fax, copy machine, phone and computer.  Occasionally ascends/descends stairs, move inside and outside the office, apartments, buildings, etc.   Frequently moves objects weighing up to 25 pounds.  Required to have visual acuity to perform the following tasks: operate a motor vehicle, viewing a computer terminal, reading and writing, assess participants, conduct unit inspections etc.

COMPENSATION
Starting salary is $40,000/year depending on education and experience.  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.

 APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Please email your resume with a cover letter describing your qualifications to the Director of Operations at: pfontana@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 (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 215 units in the predevelopment stage.  VCH provides extensive social services in many of its housing units, and also operates additional programs serving people not living in our housing, including transition age youth and unhoused residents.

Program Assistant – TLC

Venice Community Housing’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.

The Westminster TLC Program provides high-quality, short-term housing to homeless women and their children. TLC provides crisis and bridge housing and supportive services while families identify options for permanent housing. The 32-bed building has room for up to eight families, with 2 to 4 members each.  While living at TLC, women have access to case management support, assistance in securing permanent housing, and voluntary, on-site educational programs and services including computer classes, tutoring, money management and budgeting, internships, job readiness assistance, parenting classes, and others.

TLC is operated in partnership with Housing Options for People to Excel (HOPE), an organization dedicated to assisting mothers and their children in the transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency.

The Program Assistant, under the direction of the Program Manager, conducts follow-up and alumni services, provides housing resource referrals and assistance, coordinates activities for children and adults, coordinates volunteers, conducts room inspections, and helps organize program materials and supplies.

 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Research permanent housing resources for residents, provide referrals and assistance with search and application.
  • Provide follow-up services for residents at periodic intervals for at least one year after exit.
  • Coordinate resources and program connections for program alumni, including bringing alumni back as speakers, mentors, and coaches for current residents.
  • Conduct workshops for adults and children
  • Assist in the direct supervision and care of residents’ children, especially those under five years old, including: monitoring safety, leading engaging activities, providing snacks, and sign-in/sign-out.
  • Clean all areas of child care activities after program, including kitchen, indoor and outdoor program spaces, and arts and crafts.
  • Continue to engage in professional development.
  • Take regular inventory of program supplies, including snacks, materials for activities, cleaning supplies, laundry soaps, toys, office supplies, etc. Assist in maintaining storage of program supplies.
  • Conduct weekly room inspections on resident units, including completion of written feedback forms for residents and report to Program Manager.
  • Provide modeling and instruction of home care life skills as needed with particular clients.
  • Coordinate cleaning and preparation of units during turnover.
  • Participate in occasional activities or outings, including assisting in the planning and organization.
  • Assist with transportation, as needed.
  • Other duties as required.

 QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least one to two years of experience providing social services, preferably with families experiencing homelessness.
  • At least one year of experience supervising children in a child care
  • Bilingual Spanish-speaking
  • Must pass a criminal and driving background checks. Valid California driver’s license.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Stationary position 50% of the time.  Operates a computer and other office machinery such as fax, copy machine, phone and computer.  Occasionally ascends/descends stairs, move inside and outside the office, parking area, laundry room and community room.   Frequently moves objects weighing up to 25 pounds.  Required to have visual acuity to perform the following tasks: operate a motor vehicle, viewing a computer terminal, reading, monitor participants, conduct inventory and room inspections.

 COMPENSATION
$19.231/hour, 20 hours per week. This is a non-exempt position.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Please email your résumé with a cover letter describing your qualifications to Director of Operations at: pfontana@vchcorp.org. You can also fax your résumé to (310) 399-1130 or mail it to Venice Community Housing, 720 Rose Avenue, Venice, CA 90291.

YouthBuild Case Manager and Leadership Coordinator

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 provides high school diploma prep, vocational training, counseling, and career placement to help at-risk youth, ages 16 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 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
  • 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, AmeriCorps

community service projects, field trips, etc.

  • Serve as the program lead in leadership development activities, ensuring that leadership is embedded in each program component (education, vocational training, community service, etc.)
  • Identify community service opportunities, develop partnerships with organizations/individuals and plan & implement these projects in coordination with YouthBuild staff (and VCH staff as needed)
  • Develop leadership through advocacy work with local issues relevant to youth, including CA Government Education Days and local advocacy initiatives
  • 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

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Stationary position 40% of the time.  Operates a computer and other office machinery such as fax, copy machine, phone and computer.  Occasionally bend, reach, kneel, ascend/descend stairs, and move inside and outside the office and buildings.   Frequently moves objects weighing up to 25 pounds.  Required to have visual acuity to perform the following tasks: operate a motor vehicle, viewing a computer terminal, reading and writing, assess participants, conduct unit inspections etc.

COMPENSATION

Salary range $40,000-45,000/year depending on education and experience.  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.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Please email your resume with a cover letter describing your qualifications to the Director of Operations at: pfontana@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 (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.