Join Us To Give Hope and Change Lives
SBCS (formerly South Bay Community Services) has been part of the community since 1971 – providing a comprehensive range of services and programs for children, youth and families in San Diego County. Our team continues to expand in response to growing needs, with staff located throughout the county.
If you’re interested in working with us, we’d love to hear from you! View the Job Listings link below to explore. You can also learn more about our work with the video below.
The COVID-19 vaccination is required for all positions.
To find a list of our current job opportunities, view the following link: JOB LISTINGS
SBCS offers competitive wages and excellent benefits. We aim to attract the best team members and keep them here to grow with us long-term. Our benefits include:
- HMO and PPO health care coverage – medical, dental and vision
- 403(b) retirement plan, SBCS will match 100% of your contribution up to 10%
- Group and Voluntary Life and AD&D insurance
- Flexible spending accounts and dependent care
- Paid time off, including holidays, vacation and sick leave
- Employee discounts to many Southern California attractions
- And more – other cafeteria-style benefits!
Why consider SBCS? When you work with us, you make a difference.
SBCS’s impactful work inspires passionate staff to help strengthen the most vulnerable. We’re dedicated to fostering a dynamic, engaging and transparent work environment that helps change the lives of over 50,000 people annually.
Our work culture embodies:
What our team members say
Diane, EXCEL Program Coordinator
“I am most proud to be working at SBCS because the people care about the community and want to help those that are going through a hard time. I like that everyone in my team has different backgrounds and years of experience. I am proud to work for an agency that shows results.”
Nicole, Data Entry Specialist
“What makes me proud to work at SBCS is the success stories that come out of the agency. The impact we make around the South Bay and across San Diego County is amazing. For every five people I speak to, at least three know about the services SBCS provides and I love that! It really shows the community that the agency cares.
My most memorable client experience was helping a youth experiencing homelessness get a handle on an unknown health issue he had, connect him with his social worker and finally see he became emancipated. It was his goal and, with the help of caring people, he was able to succeed and follow through with the plan he created for himself. He was able to come back and tell me he was enrolled in high school as well.”
Luis, Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance Lead
“I started working for SBCS in April of 2021 at the convention center helping migrant youth find their families. For the first time in my career, I felt like I was making a difference in people’s lives. That encouraged and led me to continue to work for SBCS and grow within the company.
My most heartfelt memory at SBCS was reuniting migrant youth with their families and knowing that they have the opportunity for a bright future. I felt like I made the biggest impact at SBCS on the last day at the convention center. I felt like I had accomplished something I had never done in any other career and it felt truly special.”
Rachel, Prevention and Early Intervention Program Director
“I am most proud to work for SBCS because of the reputation that our CEO Kathie Lembo has built, and we as staff have maintained, over the years. This agency has grown so dramatically, and has expanded to be able to support so many clients/communities. It’s exciting to be a part of it.”
What our clients say
Recipient of Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance
“I truly appreciate your team for going above and beyond, your sincere actions were very sympathetic towards my needs. SBCS recognized the stress and pressure I was under and guided me through one of the most difficult times of my life. You cared enough to say ‘I will make sure I take care of you’.”
Survivor of Domestic Violence
“Support from SBCS and the wider community has helped my family get back on our feet. The generosity of donors helps to improve and maintain the well-being of families served by SBCS. I so appreciate it.”
Tax Preparation Services Client
“This tax return means so much to me and my children. It will help us keep our home and never experience homelessness again.”
How to Apply
SBCS requires all applicants to complete a SBCS application and submit a resume. Due to the high volume of resumes received, we will not confirm receipt of resume. We will begin to review all resumes and forward to the appropriate hiring department(s), those candidates who best meet the qualifications and requirements listed on the job posting will be contacted for an interview
To find a list of our current job opportunities, please click: JOB LISTINGS
SBCS participates in E-Verify.
Any contingent job offers may be conditioned upon satisfactory completing of certain background clearances which may include a Department of Justice criminal background check requiring my fingerprints (Live Scan), screening through the National Sex Offender Public Website, drug test, tuberculosis (TB) test, COVID vaccine and such additional clearances as may be required under the program to which they may be assigned.