HomeFirst Services

A Leader in Ending Homelessness

HomeFirst™ is a leading provider of services, shelter, and housing opportunities to the homeless and those at risk of homelessness in Santa Clara County. We serve more than 5,000 adults, veterans, families, and youth each year at seven locations including our Boccardo Reception Center, which is the county’s largest homeless services center. With over 35 years of experience, we’ve learned that everyone has the potential to get housed and stay housed. We are relentlessly focused on eliminating barriers to housing and creating stability for everyone we serve.

Our Mission

HomeFirst confronts homelessness by cultivating people's potential to get housed and stay housed.

Jun 30, 2022
Full time Part time
$22.00 hourly
HomeFirst Services San Jose, San Jose, CA, USA
PROGRAM SUMMARY: The Emergency Interim Housing (EIH) program is intended to provide Emergency Interim Housing opportunities to unhoused single adults. The EIH is designed with a focus on safety and client-centered care through three phases of service delivery – Emergency Interim Housing, Transition Period, and Bridge Housing.   The EIH Bernal site is a single adult referral-based only program with no drop-in services provided. The EIH Bernal site will consist of 80 single adult sleeping units with private restrooms and showers, and a community space that will include access to a shared kitchen, computer lab, pet area, and vehicle parking. The EIH site will offer a variety of supportive services, community engagement, and direct contributions to help each participant achieve stable housing. Sites will be fully staffed and operate seven days per week, 24 hours per day with on-site security services.   The Resident Advocate is responsible for the...
Jun 30, 2022
Full time
$24.64 - $27.85 hourly
HomeFirst Services San Jose, CA, USA
POSITION: Outreach Specialist  PROGRAM/LOCATION: Outreach Program serving Santa Clara County   SUPERVISOR: Program Manager   Job Type: Non-Exempt  Job Status: Full Time      PROGRAM AND POSITION SUMMARY:  HomeFirst’s Outreach Team partners with Santa Clara County’s Office of Supportive Housing (OSH) to serve eligible homeless individuals and families through housing programs. The HomeFirst Outreach Team works diligently to locate, engage, and verify eligibility through a variety of evidence-based best practices. Outreach efforts are conducted year-round and include visiting outdoor encampments, shelters, community service providers, and highly frequented areas by the unhoused population. Additionally, the team will be responsible for completing required documentation to...
Jun 30, 2022
Full time
$27.00 hourly
HomeFirst Services San Jose, CA, USA
POSITION:                                Case Manager PROGRAM/LOCATION:         Veterans Emergency Shelter Program – Special Circumstances (VESP-SC)                                                    Boccardo Reception Center, San Jose, CA SUPERVISOR:                          Program Manager STATUS:                                    Full-time, Non-exempt     PROGRAM SUMMARY: The Veterans Emergency Shelter Program...
Jun 30, 2022
Full time
$90,000 yearly
HomeFirst Services San Jose, CA, USA
POSITION: Licensed LCSW, LMFT Behavioral Health Manager PROGRAM/LOCATION: San Jose, CA SUPERVISOR: Behavioral Health Senior Director   COMPENSATION: Starting at $90,000, DOE STATUS: Full-time, Exempt   PLEASE APPLY DIRECTLY ONLINE     POSITION SUMMARY:   The position of Behavioral Health Manager is a Senior Leadership position. It’s an exciting new position, designed to oversee and strengthen the clinical services offered by HomeFirst Services. This is a perfect position for someone demonstrating strong management skills, is passionate about providing clinical leadership, while working with the homeless or formerly homeless populations. Together with the Behavioral Health Senior Director, the Behavioral Health Manager will provide clinical guidance and leadership for the agency. The manager will provide direct management, caseload assignment and oversight, and support for clinicians, and interns/trainees in a variety of programs at HomeFirst....
Jun 30, 2022
Full time
$75,000 - $80,000 yearly
HomeFirst Services San Jose, CA, USA
Position:                                   Clinician/Therapist- ASW, LCSW, AFMT, LMFT, APCC, LPCC Location:                                  Boccardo Reception Center (BRC) Employment Type:                    Regular Full Time, Exempt Compensation:                          $75,000- $80,000 depending on experience   PLEASE APPLY DIRECTLY ONLINE   Program Summary: Our clinicians provide clinical leadership in areas of comprehensive assessments, case conferences, treatment plans, and strategic interventions to ensure quality service delivery for clients and participants across all of HomeFirst’s programs. Our clinicians use the Housing First and Harm Reduction principles to guide their services. These programs include: Emergency Housing (shelter programs in San Jose and Sunnyvale) Outpatient permanent supportive housing and rapid rehousing Outreach to homeless encampments Interim and bridge housing Responsibilities: Direct Services (70%)...
Jun 30, 2022
Full time
$23.57 hourly
HomeFirst Services San Jose, CA, USA
Program Summary: The Resident Advocate is responsible for the overall day-to-day operation on-site and responds to program participants' needs on an as-needed basis. They facilitate the flow of on-site amenities like access to clinical services, workshops, laundry supplies, and food services ensuring each participant's essential needs are met. They also ensure participant, staff, and guest safety through regular check-ins and monitoring of the site grounds and sleeping units.   Responsibilities: Direct Client Service (90%) Responsible for the care, safety, and supervision of program participants and guest Implement and enforce EIH guidelines and EIH site rules Welcome all agency guests to the facility, including program participants, volunteers, staff, and community members Check guests into and out of the facility using the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Document all notes of services provided into HMIS within 3 business days...
Jun 30, 2022
Full time
HomeFirst Services San Jose, San Jose, CA, USA
Position:                                  Shelter Manager Location:                                 Boccardo Reception Center (BRC) Employment Type:                   Regular Full Time, Exempt   Program Summary: HomeFirst's Boccardo Reception Center (BRC) shelter facility is located at 2011 Little Orchard Street, San Jose, CA. The BRC is the largest adult (18+) homeless shelter and service facility in Santa Clara County with a capacity of up to 250 homeless individuals. The BRC is a multi-service facility that offers numerous programs and services,...
Jun 30, 2022
Full time
$24.64 - $26.78 hourly
HomeFirst Services San Jose, CA, USA
POSITION:                                                      Case Manager North County Care Coordination PROGRAM/LOCATION:                                Santa Clara County SUPERVISOR:                                                  Program Manager JOB...
Jun 30, 2022
Full time
$24.64 - $27.85 hourly
HomeFirst Services San Jose, CA, USA
Position:                      Case Manager – Housing Stabilization Location:                  Santa Clara County Reports to:                Program Manager Status:                    Full Time, Non-Exempt Compensation:            $24.64-27.85     AGENCY SUMMARY: Established in 1980, with 40+ years of experience, we are the premier Silicon Valley provider of homelessness services.  We believe that everyone has the potential to get housed and stay housed. We relentlessly focus on eliminating barriers to housing and creating...
Jun 30, 2022
Full time
$24.64 hourly
HomeFirst Services San Jose, CA, USA
SOAR Outreach Case Manager   PLEASE APPLY DIRECTLY ONLINE   Program Summary: The target populations for this program are vulnerable, chronically homeless individuals who are living on the streets or in encampments throughout San Jose. Program staff will provide a consistent presence on the streets and other outdoor locations throughout San Jose to build rapport and trust with unsheltered homeless residents. The goal of the program is to connect participants with services that will result in permanent housing. The Citywide Outreach and SOAR team includes Outreach Specialists, Case Managers, Drug and Alcohol Counselors, Clinicians and Clinical Supervision, Program Manager, and Director. Responsibilities: Direct Services (70%) Provide street and encampment-based case management to unhoused participants at targeted locations throughout the City of San Jose Provide referral and linkage to an internal team of Clinicians and Alcohol and Drug Counselors...
Jun 30, 2022
Full time
$24.64 - $27.00 hourly
HomeFirst Services San Jose, CA, USA
Position:                  Housing Specialist All Programs  Location:                  Santa Clara County Reports to:                Program Manager Status:                    Full Time, Non-Exempt Compensation:            $24.64-$27.00     AGENCY SUMMARY: Established in 1980, with 40+ years of experience, we are the premier Silicon Valley provider of homelessness services.  We believe that everyone has the potential to get housed and stay housed. We relentlessly focus on eliminating barriers to housing and creating stability for everyone we serve.   HomeFirst Services...
Jun 30, 2022
Full time
$25.00 hourly
HomeFirst Services San Jose, CA, USA
PLEASE APPLY DIRECTLY ONLINE.     JOB DESCRIPTION:   Responsible for assisting with troubleshooting, diagnostics, and repairs in residential building and surrounding, emergency, property & apartment turnover, and routine maintenance for multiple buildings. Assist in posting/writing notices and providing a quality living environment for the residents, and working to establish a positive, productive work relationship with the Property Manager.    DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES: Basic Janitorial, stocking supplies and cleaning daily. Responsible for the minor to major, after hours/emergency work orders Dusting, sweeping, mopping & /or vacuuming floors Basic/light HVAC, plumbing, electrical & appliance repair Basic/light Masonry, carpentry, painting, and any other preventive general repairs Clean office, laundry rooms, and property Clean dumpster and area, also power washing Conduct property...
Jun 30, 2022
Full time
$55,000 - $60,000 yearly
HomeFirst Services San Jose, CA, USA
Maintenance Worker    PLEASE APPLY DIRECTLY ONLINE.     Program Summary: The Maintenance employee will carry out a wide variety of Janitorial/Maintenance duties including preventative, emergency, and after-hours work, turn over, and routine work orders, as needed. Assist in posting/writing notices and providing a quality living environment for the residents and working to establish a positive, productive work relationship with the Property Management staff.     Responsibilities: Basic janitorial, stocking supplies and cleaning on a daily basis Responsible for the minor to major, after hours/emergency work orders Dusting, sweeping, mopping &/or vacuuming floors Basic/light HVAC, plumbing, electrical & appliance repairs Basic/light Masonry, carpentry, painting, and any other preventative general repairs Clean office, laundry rooms, and property Clean dumpsters and area, also power washing Conduct property walks, pick up all...
Jun 30, 2022
Full time
$87,000 yearly
HomeFirst Services San Jose, CA, USA
Position:   Program Manager – Housing Retention Services Location:  Santa Clara County Reports to: Director – Housing Retention Services   Status:  Full Time, Exemp t AGENCY SUMMARY: Established in 1980, with 40+ years of experience, we are the premier Silicon Valley provider of homelessness services.  We believe that everyone has the potential to get housed and stay housed. We relentlessly focus on eliminating barriers to housing and creating stability for everyone we serve.   HomeFirst Services serves more than 6,000 adults, veterans, families, and young adults each year at multiple locations from Gilroy to Menlo Park – all of Santa Clara County as well as southern San Mateo County.  Services include: ·         Homelessness prevention ·         Emergency and...
Jun 30, 2022
Full time
$27.00 hourly
HomeFirst Services San Jose, CA, USA
POSITION: Case Manager PROGRAM: Grant & Per Diem -Low Demand LOCATION: Boccardo Reception Center                       2011 Little Orchard St., San Jose, CA 95125 SUPERVISOR: Veterans Program Manager STATUS:  Full-Time, Non-Exempt   HomeFirst’s Grant & Per Diem – Low Demand Program provides qualified homeless veterans with temporary transitional housing and supportive services at the agency’s Boccardo Reception Center facility in San Jose, California.  In collaboration with the local VA Palo Alto Health Care System, the THP has a 20-bed capacity and provides clients with up to 2 years of housing and supportive services, as well as up to 12 months of after-care case management.  The goal of the THP is to assist clients to successfully transitioning to permanent housing.   DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide facility-based and...
Jun 30, 2022
Full time
$32.19 hourly
HomeFirst Services San Jose, CA, USA
POSITION:                                 Shift Supervisor PROGRAM/LOCATION:          Emergency Interim Housing (EIH) San Jose, CA SHIFT:                                            Day, Swing, Grave SUPERVISOR:                             BHC Program Manager STATUS:                                        Full-time/Part-time, Non-exempt   PROGRAM SUMMARY: The Emergency Interim Housing (EIH) program is intended to provide Emergency Interim Housing opportunities to...
Jun 30, 2022
Full time
$25.00 - $28.00 hourly
HomeFirst Services San Jose, San Jose, CA, USA
Serving more than 6,000 adults, families, and youth, HomeFirst offers a full spectrum of services to homeless and at-risk households in our community. Services include housing navigation, placement, and stabilization, along with temporary housing programs that include emergency shelters, interim housing sites, and transitional housing programs. HomeFirst also provides homelessness prevention through various programs and strategies. HomeFirst’s Training Coordinator will further the agency’s mission of ending homelessness by supporting our training department. Under the direction and guidance of the Talent Development Manager, the Training Coordinator facilitates a series of detailed, engaging, and effective training for staff, with the intention of equipping them with the knowledge and tools needed to best serve our county’s homeless residents and those at risk of homelessness.   Responsibilities: The Training Coordinator plays an integral...