Door of Hope

Children's Advocate

Employment type
Part Time
3 months ago
Los Angeles

Door of Hope is a Christian, faith-based nonprofit that equips families experiencing homelessness to rebuild their lives.

The Children’s Advocate assists the Manager of Children and Youth Programs in all aspects of the After School Program, early intervention, teen program, and special events. This person must be ministry-minded with a passion for children at-risk and a desire to grow and be stretched through this role. In addition to assisting with administrative aspects of the program, he or she will diligently work with children of a variety of ages to nurture holistic development. This person works as part of a team and exemplifies Door of Hope’s core values: Christ-Centered, Holistic, Compassionate, Relational, and Excellence.

Part-time, 20-25 hours/week
Must be available Monday-Friday from 2-6pm and at least one day/week from 2-9pm
Occasional evenings, mornings, and weekend events

Plan and teach enrichment curriculum under direction and supervision of the Manager of Children and Youth Programs
Provide homework guidance and tutoring as needed in various subjects (K-8)
Uphold program structure and discipline children when needed in alignment with Door of Hope’s discipline philosophy and policies
Pick up children from school on time (driver's license required)
Prepare food for and oversee snack time
Maintain and organize children and teen spaces
Assist with various administrative tasks (permission slips, flyers, field trip paperwork, etc.)
Create and develop new activities, curricula, and Bible lessons
Plan and chaperone field trips
Learn and administer developmental assessments for 0-5-year-olds
Conduct 1-hour early intervention sessions as needed
Assist with the teen programming under direction of the Teen Coordinator
Participate in and seek out trainings to continue education and promote professional growth
Perform any other task necessary to support the mission of Door of Hope

Bachelor’s Degree in social work, psychology, education, or similar fields (in-progress or completed) or equivalent experience working with children required
Training and experience working with children at-risk and trauma strongly preferred
Driver's license required
Bilingual in Spanish is preferred; strong communication skills are a must
Basic understanding of Microsoft Office and Google Drive
Ability to organize and teach enrichment curriculum is strongly preferred (ex. drama, music, painting, arts and crafts)
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Must be patient, flexible, teachable, understanding, and possess a calm demeanor
Must exemplify Door of Hope's core values

To apply

Send your resume and brief cover letter to [email protected]