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 a community based, nonprofit organization engaged in a variety of housing and community development programs.  VCH owns 208 units of affordable and supportive housing and 28 units of interim housing.   There are currently 223 units of affordable and supportive housing in VCH’s pipeline, totaling 4 projects, and plans to continue to expand the new development pipeline.  In addition, VCH operates a comprehensive construction job training and transitional employment program for young adults and other community-serving programs.

We currently have two open positions. For more information, read below:

Resident Coordinator
Short-Term Housing Program for Transition Age Youth

The Mitchell House, located in Mar Vista, is a new program incorporating a bridge/transitional housing program which can house up to ten homeless young adults between the ages of 18 and 25 in a shared housing environment. The Mitchell House will also be home to VCH’s YouthBuild program, open to program residents and other low-income or homeless students, focused on education, employment and leadership development for young adults.

The Resident Coordinator will live on-site in the Mitchell House, in the shared housing and program site in a private en-suite bedroom. The Coordinator will be responsible for general oversight of the property, cleanliness, overall site and shared housing area safety, crisis responses and conflict management, and will act as a liaison with and between YouthBuild and transitional housing staff. The Coordinator will report to the Roots to Grow Program Manager, and be a part of the Youth Programs team, comprised of transitional housing services and YouthBuild team. This position will require evening hours and one weekend day.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
• Daily building and grounds inspections to maintain curb appeal and resident safety.
• Maintain adequate inventory and storage of program supplies, including snacks, materials for activities, cleaning supplies, laundry soaps, toys, office supplies, etc.
• Assist with program intakes and exits, including preparing intake packets, documentation of requirements, and conducting exit service evaluations.
• Coordinate and assist with food and meal supports in the program, including Food Pantry donations.
• Report all issues concerning resident health and safety, maintenance or other areas of concern to appropriate managers/point persons within VCH’s Maintenance Department in a timely manner, and track outcomes
• Interact with and build relationships with program residents, demonstrating the ability to support resident success, solve problems and enforce house rules, and provide crisis response and conflict resolution with and among residents as needed.
• Work closely with the team to provide support to the youth in the home towards achieving their short- and long-term goals towards employment, education, and securing permanent housing.
• Communicate emerging and outstanding issues to the YouthBuild Program Manager in a timely manner and work closely with case managers, as needed, to resolve issues.
• Coordinate volunteers providing services on site.
• Create and make available resource lists and other information to support residents in accessing needed amenities in the neighborhood.
• Assist in the preparation of required program reports.
• Serve as an advocate as needed, proactively strategizing and planning supportive social service and other programming with the full program team and within VCH more broadly.
• Drive VCH vehicles to transport residents and program participants to services, community activities
• Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelor’s degree in social science or related field preferred. Related work or lived experience will be strongly considered in place of or in addition to a Bachelor’s degree.
• Minimum of 2 years of work in a related field, particularly experience working directly with those experiencing homelessness and/or transition age youth.
• Must have excellent communication skills and the ability to work well with program participants, staff, and partners.
• A valid California driver’s license, auto insurance, and the ability to transport clients seeking housing and other services are required; owning a reliable vehicle a plus.
• Bilingual Spanish/English a plus.
• Subject to criminal and driving background checks.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Stationary position 30% 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, buildings, moving files in and around the building, lifting file boxes 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.

SALARY
Starting salary $40,000 depending on education and experience. Benefits include private bedroom and bathroom with paid utilities plus medical, dental, vision, life, Aflac, 403 (b), vacation, sick time, 12 holidays and 2 personal days. This is full-time non-exempt position.

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, 200 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, CA 90291. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

 

Program Assistant – Transitional Housing Program for Youth 18-24

Roots to Grow is a transitional housing program which houses up to 20 young adults between the ages of 18 and 25 in a shared housing environment. There are two Roots to Grow houses, one in Mar Vista and one in Westwood. Roots to Grow has Resident Coordinators for each house, a Case Manager, and Program Manager. This position would be an integral piece in supporting the full team as needed and would travel to both housing facilities.
The Program Assistant, under the direction of the Program Manager will assist with household chores, connecting residents to employment and educational opportunities, conducting room inspections, organizing program materials and supplies, and other duties as needed. Evenings and weekend shifts required. This position is a part-time position of 20 hours per week.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
• Daily building and grounds inspections to maintain curb appeal and resident safety.
• Maintain adequate inventory and storage of program supplies, including snacks, materials for activities, cleaning supplies, laundry soaps, toys, office supplies, etc. Assist in maintaining storage of program supplies.
• Research permanent housing resources for residents, provide referrals and assistance with search and application.
• Coordinate and assist with food and meal supports in the program, including Food Pantry donations.
• Interact with and build relationships with program residents, demonstrating the ability to support resident success, solve problems and enforce house rules, and provide crisis response and conflict resolution with and among residents as needed.
• Conduct regular room inspections, including completion of written feedback forms for residents and report to Program Manager.
• Create and make available resource lists and other information to support residents in accessing needed amenities and resources in the neighborhood.
• Provide modeling and instruction of home care life skills as needed with particular clients.
• Coordinate cleaning and preparation of personal areas during turnover.
• Participate in occasional activities or outings, including assisting in the planning and organization.
• Serve as an advocate as needed, proactively strategizing and planning supportive social service and other programming with the full program team and within VCH more broadly.
• Continue to engage in professional development.
• Assist with transportation, as needed.
• Other duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS
• At least one to two years of experience providing social services, preferably with youth experiencing homelessness.
• Bilingual Spanish-speaking a plus.
• Subject to criminal and driving background checks.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Stationary position 30% 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, buildings, moving files in and around the building, lifting file boxes 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
$19.50/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: jobs@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.