Door of Hope,

Childen's Advocate

1 month ago
Employment type
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.


  • ~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


  • 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


  • 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 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.