Childrens Services Coordinator -- Georgia Travis House at LifeMoves

Posted in Other 8 days ago.

Location: San Jose, California

Job Description:

About Us: LifeMoves is one of the largest and most effective providers of shelter and supportive services across Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Peninsula. As a results-driven organization, since 1987, our mission has been to provide interim housing and supportive services that create opportunities for homeless families and individuals to rapidly return to stable housing and long-term self-sufficiency. Our successful therapeutic service model combines clean, modern housing with intensive supportive services that promote dignity and motivate our clients to achieve autonomy. LifeMoves operates over 15 major sites from San Jose to Daly City.

Culture: LifeMoves staff are dedicated to serving our community. Diverse in background, outlook and life experience, our team addresses important social issues with passion and creativity. A culture of collaboration and innovation provides a thriving and successful environment for all. We foster personal growth through ongoing investment in the professional development of our staff. Together, we are committed to breaking the cycle of homelessness and helping our clients achieve long-term self-sufficiency.

Position Summary:

The Children's Services Coordinator (CSC) is responsible for providing a safe and supportive educational environment for children within a homeless family program. CSCs are tasked with managing and evaluating the ACES (Achieving Career and Educational Success) Program (A program developed to complement formal education and rebuild confidence in our learners.) along with providing appropriate services/referrals for children and their families. Children's Services Coordinators also assist in the daily operation of a family site.

Position Duties:

Intake and Assessment

  • Conduct interviews to assess individual needs of the family to identify special needs and areas of concern
  • Work closely with other staff to develop an intervention plan to subsequently link children and families to other community agencies, schools, or programs as needed

Administration & Site Management

  • Prepare and maintain case files, records, program statistics, reports and any other necessary documentation as needed
  • Attend case management meetings, supervision, staff meetings and other meetings as assigned
  • Participate in standard room/unit checks
  • Coordinate the staging and cleaning of vacant apartments
  • Maintain a spreadsheet of apartment maintenance and furniture needs
  • Submit requests to the appropriate departments (Operations, Facilities, etc.)
  • Additional duties may include: Food Bank pick-up and management of deliveries, supervising large and small donations

Program Implementation

  • Create an effective learning environment conducive to the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development of children
  • Implement and oversee the daily ACES children's activities, field trips, and other events
  • Assist in the creation of support groups and workshops as needed to address age specific issues and concerns
  • Oversee ACES Summer Adventure Camp
  • Supervise the ACES Summer Adventure Camp Program Leads and CSC Interns
  • Maintain an inventory of instructional, art, and play materials, as needed

Community Relations

  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with service providers, therapists, volunteers, community partners etc. to maximize resources for children and their families
  • Liaise with local schools to track attendance and progress of students in order to provide any special assistance as needed; facilitate enrollment of children in local schools
  • Assist families in obtaining childcare within the community
  • Assist in recruiting, training and supervising children's program volunteers
  • Assist in educating the community about homelessness and the needs of homeless children
  • Assist in scheduling workshops, training, etc., for parents and children on relevant topics

Position Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in psychology/social services or similar required, with an emphasis on child development or child psychology strongly preferred
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; proven ability to collaborate with other agencies
  • Conflict resolution, group facilitation, and excellent communication skills essential
  • Experience working with children and parents, preferably at-risk, low-income families highly valued
  • Experience with the homeless population, mental health, substance abuse, and other disabilities strongly preferred
  • Understanding of the issues faced by disenfranchised populations. Knowledge of area resources for referral preferred
  • An understanding of ideas and practices that promote diversity, equity and inclusion; and a commitment to ongoing professional development in this area.
  • Bi-lingual Spanish language capabilities preferred
  • Strong work ethic; comfortable working independently
  • Automobile and valid driver's license preferred

We have a comprehensive benefits package, which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Flex Spending Account, Dependent Care Reimbursement Account, Long-Term Disability, Life Insurance, 401K, etc.

To learn more about our non-profit organization, check out our website at

LifeMoves is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)
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