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.

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, 200 Lincoln Blvd., 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.

 

 

Associate Director of Property Management

The Associate Director of Property Management is responsible for actively supporting the fiscal, physical and regulatory compliance for all VCH properties, in collaboration with the Director of Property Management and other teams and departments within VCH.   VCH’s portfolio consists of 17 properties with 20 buildings composed of 131 units of affordable housing, 77 units of supportive housing and 28 units of interim housing, administrative and program space, and commercial units. This position helps to lead the department providing property management services for all properties within the portfolio. He/she will directly supervise a portion of the team of six Resident Managers and off-site Property Managers and three Maintenance Workers.   The Director, Associate Director and the full team works collaboratively with VCH’s Resident Services team to implement an integrated supportive housing model.  The Associate Director of Property Management is a member of VCH’s management team and reports to the Director of Property Management.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Property Management
    1. Provides all written notices and/or other communications to tenants, at the direction of the Director, either directly or by approval of Property Managers’ documents
    2. Supports the oversight and training for all property management functions for VCH’s affordable and supportive housing as well as commercial leases
    3. Contributes to and monitors annual budgets for each property and partnership entity within the department
    4. Oversees all required external and internal inspections on all affordable housing units and properties, and responsible for full compliance
    5. Works collaboratively with Resident Services team, and ensures eviction is the last possible resort
    6. Interacts with various agencies such as Housing Authorities and resolves issues
    7. Works with team members to ensure that rent delinquencies are kept to a minimum
  • Maintenance
    1. Supervises the Maintenance team to ensure that all maintenance repairs and unit turnovers are completed in a safe and timely manner, and all legal requirements are met
    2. Ensures that all property repairs are performed according to all applicable building codes
    3. Works with maintenance staff to plan for and implement building improvements beyond scope of normal maintenance activities, including preventive maintenance schedules and annual capital improvement plans
  • Real Page Oversight
    1. Ensure the full property management team is utilizing and maximizing all Real Page functions
  • Other duties as required

 QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least three years of experience working in property management or related department within an affordable housing organization with tax credit properties including one year in a management /supervisory position
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or demonstration of extensive formal property management training or certifications
  • Substantive experience with Real Page property management software; equivalent system experience will be considered
  • Experience in monitoring detailed operating budgets and other reports for Tax Credit properties, or similar rental housing projects
  • Demonstrated knowledge of fair housing laws required
  • Excellent writing and effective verbal communication skills, and demonstrated cultural competence.
  • Experience in supervising staff, particularly maintenance staff
  • Exceptional leadership, organizational, and communication skills; Able to work as an effective member of a team and in collaborative manner with staff, peers, and supervisor
  • Must be proficient in Outlook, Excel and Word.
  • 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 properties, meetings, trainings, and events.
  • Mission-driven individual.

SALARY

Depends 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, exempt position.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Stationary position 50% 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.   Frequently moves objects weighing up to 30 pounds.  Required to have visual acuity to perform the following tasks: operate a motor vehicle, viewing a computer terminal, reading and writing, conduct building and unit inspections etc.

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, 200 Lincoln Blvd, 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.

 

 

Associate Director of Policy & Programs

Venice Community Housing (VCH) is a community based, nonprofit organization engaged in a variety of housing and community development programs. VCH owns and manages 236 units of affordable, supportive and interim housing, and is in a period of growth with an additional 223 units in the predevelopment stage.  VCH has robust resident services programs including case management and other supportive services for all tenants.  Other community development programs include a YouthBuild youth development, education and job-training program for young adults, and after school programs for elementary school youth.

 

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 program’s management team, develop and supervise the delivery of all of the 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, department 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 program’s 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.

 SALARY

Depends 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, exempt position.

 PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Stationary position 50% 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.   Frequently moves objects weighing 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, conduct building and unit inspections etc.

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, 200 Lincoln Blvd, 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.

 

TLC Program Assistant

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 setting.
• Bilingual Spanish-speaking preferred.
• 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, 200 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, CA 90291.

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.