Catholic Charities is one of the largest, most comprehensive human services agencies in Northern California, reaching more than 32,000 individuals a year in San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin counties. We tackle some of the most pressing challenges in our community – homelessness, generational poverty, inequality, aging in isolation, HIV-AIDS,  and immigration to name a few – with determination, expertise, and collaborative problem-solving with those we serve. As an integral part of our communities, we work to keep our neighborhoods diverse, productive, safe, and healthy through our more than 30 programs, comprehensive services, and social justice advocacy.. We bolster our neighbors – single mothers, adults and families experiencing homelessness, adults with disabilities, seniors, children and youth, people living with HIV/AIDS, and immigrants – when they need help, solutions, and hope. We are compassionate caregivers, ardent advocates, and champions of those in need. If you are eager to have a substantive impact on the lives of others and the health of our community, apply here. Join us as we change lives.


Catholic Charities St. Joseph’s Family Center  is one of six emergency family housing facilities offering shelter to San Francisco families prior to transition into long-term or supportive housing. 
Through Catholic Charities St. Joseph’s Family Center program, families receive three to six months emergency shelter, three meals daily, on-site case management, counseling and crisis intervention. With assistance from staff, families are assessed and referred to relevant agencies. In addition, St. Joseph’s offers money management and job search support, parenting workshops and activity programs geared to assist families in maintaining healthy relationships. 

In collaboration with the Children’s Activities Program (CAP) Coordinator, the CAP Assistant organizes and provides daily activities for children based on their individual needs, respite time for parents, and assists families in developing successful parenting skills.

  • Under the supervision of the CAP Coordinator, develop and implement activity plans for children and families.
  • Directly facilitate and oversee the afternoon and evening CAP activities.
  • Directly coordinate and oversee certain specialized activities (birthdays, teen program).
  • Assist with intake, assessment and evaluation of each child’s needs.
  • Assist with seasonal event planning for families and their children.
  • Assist families in developing their parenting skills.
  • Assist with coordination of volunteers and outside providers regarding the needs of the children and families. 
  • Participate in staff meetings and training sessions pertaining to the program and/or the larger organization.
  • Maintain safe and clean activity areas.
  • Provide accurate and timely written reports and record keeping data.
  • Perform various administrative duties.
  • Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education & Experience:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field desired.
  • 1-2 years of experience working with children is mandatory.
  • Experience working in with homeless families is desired.
  • Demonstrated experience designing age appropriate children’s activities, including creative projects as well as curriculum related activities. 
  • Experience working with a large urban school district is desired. 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Functional knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite is mandatory.
  • Ability to speak, read, and write in Spanish or Cantonese is desirable.
  • Valid Driver’s License and clean DMV record is required.
  • Must be able to read and write English.
  • Ability to be flexible and open minded  in learning new ideas and experiences especially in dealing with the homeless population 
  • Obtain minimum knowledge of community services offered around the area regarding children services. 
  • Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in cross-cultural situations.
DISCLAIMER:  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and is committed to providing equal employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, legal domicile status, veteran status, disability or AIDS/HIV status or any other characteristic protected under federal or state law.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Department or Program: St. Josephs Family Center
This is a part time position
Union status: Non-union
Fingerprinting clearance: Required
TB Screening:
COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination: Required

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