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Any artists out there? Looking for someone to donate their services to helping us design brochures and invitations for our 45th Anniversary celebration this October. Your donation is a gift of LOVE and an In-Kind donation, too.

Please contact vera@rubysplace.org if you wish to help us do a little designing – it’s easy!

Grant Writer/Capital Campaign Manager – Non Profit

Ruby’s Place, a domestic violence and human trafficking shelter located in Hayward CA seeks a part-time private foundation/corporate (not government contracts) grant writer and someone with experience launching a capital campaign. Schedule is very flexible, ability to work from home. Ruby’s Place has a solid history of receiving significant funding from private grants per year and is looking for someone to continue and increase this delivery. Experience is a must. In addition, we are launching our first ever capital campaign in October to build a new shelter.

Only qualified applicants will be replied to.

Please send resume cover letter, salary history and availability to info@rubysplace.org

No phone calls please. Visit www.rubysplace.org for more information.

Children’s Program Volunteer

We currently have openings for volunteers in our Children’s Program. Hours for this position are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-7:30. Our program requires a 3 month commitment from our volunteers working with the Children’s Program (unless another arrangement is mutually agreed upon by the volunteer, the Volunteer Coordinator, and the Executive Director). Ruby’s Place requires all volunteers to attend Volunteer Orientation before volunteering. Please email Pouneh@rubysplace.org with your completed  volunteer application if you are interested in applying or for more information on this position.

Part-time Housing Case Manager

The purpose of the Housing Case Manager is to support survivors of Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking to access and provide referral services to transitional and permanent housing. The Housing Case Manager helps each client develop and implement an individualized case management plan designed to promote independence and self-sufficiency.


The Housing Case Manager must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Services or in a related field and/or have equivalent years of experience.  At least two years of that experience shall be in housing case management, crisis intervention, and/or peer counseling. Great opportunity for graduate psychology students as weekly clinical supervision, group supervision and hours toward licensure are included! Previous work in a domestic violence, human trafficking and/or homeless setting providing direct services is preferred. The Case Manager will possess an understanding of the dynamics of trauma-informed care, as well as an understanding of, and sensitivity to, serving diverse populations as it relates to family dynamics and other aspects of cultural practice.  Must be flexible, proactive and open to learning. Must also possess a thorough knowledge of community resources, community based organizations, social services, and specifically housing agencies and programs that offer services to our clients.  The State mandated 40-hour Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking counselor certification is required (this can be scheduled after hire). Must possess a motor vehicle and valid CA Driver’s License, proof of insurance, and be approved by Ruby’s Place insurance as a driver. Fingerprints and background check required. 

HOURS OF WORK: The hours of work are part-time, 24-hours per week, with a flexible schedule that can include evenings and weekends. Required hours are Wednesdays from 12-2pm and every second Thursday of the month from 10am-12pm.

SALARY: $19.25/hour

Client Service Duties: 

  • Provide case management including the development of action/service plans for clients, advocacy, information and referrals to community service providers.
  • Meet/follow up weekly with Linkages clients at the shelter, administrative office or client home to develop a case plan and to follow up on accomplishments to be tracked.
  • Transport clients to legal, social services and other case management related appointments as needed to assure client success.
  • Provide confidential, holistic, client-centered, trauma-informed services.
  • Provide individual crisis intervention and peer counseling services as needed.
  • Attend weekly case conference meetings at the shelter.
  • Maintain accurate records that document performance targets and outcomes on online reporting platform.

Other Duties:

  • Provide monthly reports.
  • Attend on-going education and trainings: 2-3 trainings per year.
  • Attend monthly Linkages collaborative meetings.
  • Assist with general shelter operations.
  • Other duties as assigned

Email cover  letter and  resume to Katie Burrill, Director of Clinical Services: katie@rubysplace.org. No phone calls, please.

Shelter Advocate (Full-time/Part-time)


The function of the Shelter Advocate is to provide necessary shift coverage for the overall operation and function of Ruby’s Place shelter for women and children who are victims of domestic violence and/or homelessness.  Additionally, the Shelter Advocate will provide support and assistance to Case Management staff.  The Shelter Advocate will report to the Shelter Coordinator. 


  • Monitor the shelter program during the day, evening, and/or overnight shifts.
  • Provide general information and referral to hotline callers.
  • Perform telephone screening and intake for potential clients.
  • Basic maintenance and cleaning tasks (cleaning, chore supervision, stocking, and general supply inventory.
  • Assist with data entry, filing and additional clerical duties.
  • Other assigned responsibilities.
  • Transport clients to legal, social services and other case management related appointments.
  • Provide confidential, holistic, client-centered, trauma-informed services.
  • Conduct individual and group counseling and other activities for the women and children in the shelter.
  • Orients new residents to shelter facilities.
  • Assist with general shelter operations.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Shelter Coordinator


The Shelter Advocate shall be a person with an Associates degree in social services or enrolled in similar program at an accredited four year College/University and shall possess experience in crisis intervention, individual and group counseling, and client advocacy.  Previous work in a domestic violence and or homeless setting providing direct services to women with children is preferred. Experience may be substituted for the education requirement. The Shelter Advocate will possess an understanding of the dynamics of abusive relationships and a commitment to preventing violence in the home, knowledge of Trauma Informed Care as well as an understanding of, and sensitivity to, serving diverse populations.  The State mandated 40-hour Domestic Violence counselor certification is required.  Must be able to lift 25 lbs. Must possess a valid CA driver’s license, proof of insurance, and be approved by Ruby’s Place insurance as a driver. Fingerprints and background check required.


Works in a well-ventilated and properly lit office but mostly works in the indoor and outdoor program area conducting and supervising client activities.  Must be able to stand for long periods of time and perform physical activities.  Occasional travel required.  May be required to lift up to 50 lbs.  Subject to frequent interruptions.  Must be able to multi-task, and handle stress.  Frequent interaction with clients, staff, families, volunteers, and service providers.


Ability to follow oral and written directions.  Must be flexible, creative and take initiative in handling emergencies.  Compassion and understanding for people in crisis.  Strong administrative, interpersonal and communications skills.  Willingness to further education


Ability to write business correspondence, reports and applications.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups and individuals.


Ability to problem solve with clients and co-workers towards accomplishing client case management goals, program goals and objectives, and funding requirements.

Ruby’s Place is committed to the implementation of an Affirmative Action Policy and the Americans with Disability Policy in its recruitment selection and placement of all personnel and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Email cover  letter and  resume to Hellena Ruiz, Shelter Coordinator: hellena@rubysplace.org. No phone calls, please.



Ruby’s Place is always accepting volunteer applications. Volunteer applications are kept on file for when there is an opening. If your qualifications meet our current needs we will be in touch. All applicants who are minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the hours of service. If interested, please feel free to fill out the volunteer application and email it to info@rubysplace.org or drop it off at our office location.