Acres of Hope is a spiritually-based renewal center serving homeless women with children by providing them with a home and an environment of structured programming. Acres of Hope’s unique approach allows residents to live onsite for up to two years while staff and volunteers provide encouragement, practical life-skills training, job skills, mentoring and spiritual direction.

 

Family services specialist

Part Time; up to 24 hours/week; $12/hour

The Family Services Specialist will provide supervision and oversight of the campus and services provided to our residents (women and children) thru counsel, coaching, mentoring and role modeling.  The Family Services Specialist will assist residents to understand and follow Acres of Hope’s policies and guidelines, provide child care and parenting assistance, and ensure the safety and security of the campus.

Minimum Qualifications: This position requires a minimum of a high school diploma or GED and at least two years of experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified such as: recovery programs, social services for women and children, or similar opportunities to gain skills in relating to and working with at­-risk and/or homeless populations. Basic computer skills (internet, email, word processing) also required.

**Must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record and be able to operate a standard passenger vehicle. Must be over 21 years of age (insurance purposes).**Background clearance includes Livescan and DMV record check for authorization to drive**

Characteristics: Acres of Hope employees lead God-centered lives, have a servant attitude, are able to work both independently and as a team, and contribute to an atmosphere of mutual respect. Acres of Hope is a drug-free, alcohol-free and tobacco-free environment

Schedule: Part-time, typically 24 hours per week, shifts will vary between 6:30am-9:30pm, week days and weekends, flexibility is essential.

 

FAMILY SERVICES COORDINATOR

$13 an hour - Part-time; 28 hrs/week; 1:pm-6pm Mon/Wed/Thur/Fri, 9:30-6:00 Tuesday

The Family Services Coordinator is responsible for providing supportive services to family members residing at Acres of Hope. They are responsible for the development of an Individual Family Plan for each resident and ensuring that progress is made according to each plan. The Service Coordinator is responsible for documenting resident goal progress; preparing monthly reports; and documenting concerns and successes.

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS and ABILITIES
Must be able to relate to the residents in a grace-based manner with a compassion that communicates an understanding that God has a purpose for each individual coupled with the ability to be firm on expectations (grace/guidance or acceptance/accountability).
Must have experience and/or understanding of the homeless population.

Be able to deal effectively with angry or hostile residents and/or guests.
High school diploma or GED; at least two years of experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. Some college or specialized training preferred.
Basic computer skills: internet, email, word processing.
Ability to respond to emergencies including traversing and accessing unpaved surfaces and stairs, squatting, lifting an injured child of up to 35 pounds, manipulating equipment such as emergency gas shut-off, and other physical mobility that emergencies may require.

**Must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record and be able to operate a standard passenger vehicle. Must be over 21 years of age (insurance purposes).**Background clearance includes Livescan and DMV record check for authorization to drive**

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES and VALUES
Ability to maintain an atmosphere of confidentiality with resident and staff information.
Be in agreement with the vision, mission, values and beliefs of Placer Family Housing (visit online acresofhopeonline.org)
Have a teachable spirit and be committed to team participation.

Acres of Hope employees lead God-centered lives, have a servant attitude, are able to work both independently and as a team, and contribute to an atmosphere of mutual respect.

Acres of Hope is a drug-free, alcohol-free and tobacco-free environment

 

PLACER FAMILY HOUSING BENEFITS

Qualified positions receive paid sick leave, paid vacation leave and a paid dental insurance plan. Qualification is based on the number of regularly scheduled hours per week for each position. For some benefits, 30 hours per week is considered full time. Placer Family Housing does not offer a medical health insurance plan.

HOW TO APPLY

Download Employment Application

Please download a position description and application. Resumes without a completed application will not be considered. Completed applications should be submitted to:

Acres of Hope

Attention: Human Resources

By mail: PO Box 238, Auburn, CA 95604

By fax: (530) 878­-8009

By email: office@acresofhopeonline.org