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1 Feb 2024

Full-Time Youth Housing Services Manager

TheCenterPC – Posted by TheCenterPC San Diego, California, United States

Job Description


Established as a community non-profit in 1972, The Center provides targeted programs and services to the full diversity of the San Diego LGBTQ community. The mission of The Center is to enhance and sustain the health and well-being of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender, nonbinary, immigrant, and HIV communities for the betterment of our entire San Diego region. Our vision is to create a Center and Center culture where every person feels and knows that they are welcomed, valued, and supported. As the beacon for our regional LGBTQ community, we actively recommit to being a more vibrant, bold, innovative, safe, and modern center each day than the day before. The Center is sex-positive and provides advocacy and critical health and social support services to support our community members through all stages of life, focusing on our deeply held values of equity, social justice, and client-centered, trauma-informed care. The Center currently has over 75 staff working at five facilities across San Diego County.

As of 04/01/2023, the Center has relaxed its COVID-19 vaccination requirement for employment. New employees are encouraged but not required to be vaccinated. The Center reserves the right to amend this requirement based on health concerns and/or governmental recommendations to protect the well-being of our community. If this requirement changes, employees will have 30 days to comply.


The Youth Housing Services Manager is responsible for oversight of The Center’s Housing Our Youth and Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program services to youth ages 18-24 who are currently experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness. The Manager’s responsibilities include but are not limited to managing the activities of the program, and providing direction to staff to ensure that program services and processes meet client needs and contract expectations. The manager champions a collaborative approach to service delivery that is trauma-informed, and goal-oriented to resolve the housing instability of program participants. The position reports directly to the Director of Youth Housing Services and provides direct supervision to 4-5 staff members.


Team Development and Oversight:

  • Provides direct supervision and support to program
  • Oversees and supports the implementation of program
  • Collaborates with the people and culture team and initiates the hiring process of HOY and YHDP staff, leads interviews, and is involved in the hiring decisions of selected
  • Provides staff development support, mentoring, onboarding, and
  • Develops work plans in collaboration with direct
  • Supports staff with adhering to harm reduction strategies, crisis intervention techniques, and motivational interviewing practices.
  • Supports staff through crisis and high-stress situations, while prioritizing the safety of all
  • Serves as a mentor to staff in attaining personal and professional goals by embodying The Center’s core values of dignity, inclusion, compassion, respect, equity, and equality.


Program Management and Administration:

  • Collaborates with the director to ensure that program expenditures are in line with funder requirements and budgets are amended as needed to achieve a full spend
  • Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with partnering agencies, stakeholders, and other service providers.
  • Completes and submits program
  • Ensures that program documentation is timely, accurate, complete, and adheres to HIPAA privacy
  • Tracks and analyzes program outcomes and guides program activities to ensure contract
  • Collaborates with the quality assurance team to ensure that program data is captured and retained in case management software.
  • Reviews participant program documentation to ensure timely completion, quality, and



  • Education and/or Experience: 2 years of experience providing case management, housing navigation, and/or wrap-around services to youth ages 18-24 years old experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. 1 year of experience providing staff supervision and
  • Language Skills: Fluency in English
  • Computer/Office Equipment Skills: Must be comfortable working in PC/Windows-based
  • Other Qualifications:
    • Experience managing crises and implementing crisis
    • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks with shifting
    • Must demonstrate competence in working with diverse populations. Those with lived experience as a member of a historically under-served community (i.e., low-income, communities of color, LGBTQ communities, immigrant communities, etc.) are strongly encouraged to
    • Must demonstrate competence in motivational interviewing, trauma-informed care, and harm reduction practices.
    • Reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license, and auto



  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in a social service-related
  • Professional Experience: 3 or more years of experience providing case management, housing navigation, and/or wrap-around services to people experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. 2 or more years of experience providing staff supervision and
  • Computer/Office Equipment Skills: Working knowledge of Homeless Management Information Software (Clarity HMIS) and Case Management Software (Apricot)
  • Language Skills: Fluency in Spanish.
  • Other Qualifications: Knowledgeable about current issues related to the LGBTQIA+ community and people experiencing



  • On-site, in the office, and with program participants in the
  • Office in the East Village Neighborhood in the City of San



  • Compensation: The pay range for this position is $26.00- $28.00/hour and is commensurate with experience. This is a Full-Time, Regular Non-Exempt position.
  • Benefits: The CENTER offers a robust benefits package, inclusive of Competitive Pay Scales, 401(k) Retirement Plan (with company match), Flex Time Opportunities, Full Medical, Dental, Vision, and Chiropractic Health Coverage, Out-of-Pocket Optional Coverage for Spouses, Domestic Partners, and Dependent Children, Full-time and Part-Time Schedules, Generous Vacation and Holiday Benefits, Professional Training & Development Experiences, Opportunities for Promotion & Advancement


Please review the current job openings by clicking the button below. If you believe you possess the heart and skills for any of these (or any other) exciting job opportunities, we encourage you to apply. Instructions for how to apply are included in each job announcement. We regret that we are unable to accept telephone inquiries.


Equal Opportunity Employer

The San Diego LGBTQ Community Center is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: $26-$28/hr. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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