Door of Hope,

Childen's Advocate

Posted
1 month ago
Employment type
Part-Time
Location
Los Angeles

Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of children and teens facing homelessness? Are you searching for not just a job, but a calling? Door of Hope, a Christian nonprofit that empowers families facing homelessness to transform their lives, is hiring a Children’s Advocate to be part of our life-changing work.

The Children’s Advocate assists in all aspects of the children’s program, early intervention, teen program, and special events. This person must be ministry-minded with a passion for children. The position does require some schedule flexibility, but provides room to grow with the organization. The Children’s Advocate will diligently work with children of a variety of ages to nurture a sense of belonging and safety, God-given strengths, and to empower children to grow emotionally, socially, and spiritually.

Schedule

  • ~20 hours/week: Monday-Thursday afternoon and evening hours (generally Monday 2-8:30pm, Tuesday-Thursday 4:30-8:30pm)
  • Flexibility as needed for special events and meetings
  • Occasional mornings and weekend events

Responsibilities

  • Prepare and implement scheduled enrichment curriculum bi-monthly under direction of the Children’s Coordinator
  • Communicate regularly with residents and program partners
  • Build relationships and rapport with families served
  • Organize and distribute requested tangible needs from survey results
  • Provide sign-up support for tutoring with School on Wheels
  • Uphold program structure and discipline children when needed in alignment with Door of Hope’s discipline philosophy and policies
  • Maintain and organize children and teen spaces
  • Assist with various administrative tasks (permission slips, flyers, field trip paperwork, etc.)
  • Chaperone summer activities
  • Assist with the teen programming under direction of the Teen Coordinator
  • Act as point-person for children’s holiday activities, including helping with annual toy drive and Door of Hope Christmas Party
  • Perform any other task necessary to support the mission of Door of Hope

Qualifications

  • Experience working with children required
  • Experience working with children at-risk or children with trauma or teaching experience a plus
  • Bachelor’s Degree in social work, psychology, education, or similar fields (in-progress or completed) a plus
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred
  • Driver's license required
  • Ability to lift and carry 30 lbs. required
  • Basic understanding of Google Drive and computer literacy
  • Ability to organize and teach enrichment curriculum is strongly preferred (ex. drama, music, painting, arts and crafts)

Character (Do you embody Door of Hope’s four core values?)

  • Christ-centered, expressed through:
    • Faith: We have an active and personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
    • Calling: Out of a sense of calling, we go above and beyond to meet our mission.
    • Character: We demonstrate the character of Christ toward colleagues and families.
  • Empowering, expressed through:
    • Trust: We trust one another, believe in one another, and give each other the freedom to take risks. (Mistakes are learning opportunities.)
    • Accountability: We nurture God-given strengths through coaching and accountability.
  • Holistic, expressed through:
    • Whole Person: Our emotional, spiritual and personal well-being matter to one another.
    • Whole Organization: We are on one team with one mission. (We don’t do silos.)
  • Relationship, expressed through:
    • Family: We love, celebrate, and pray with one another.
    • Reconciliation: We manage conflict, practice vulnerability, and pursue diversity with honesty and grace.

To apply

To apply, send your resume and brief cover letter to jobs@doorofhope.us. In your cover letter, please explain 1) your understanding of Door of Hope’s mission and faith-based nature and 2) why you are the perfect fit for this opening.