Equal Employment Opportunities

Jewish Family Service is committed to ensuring equal opportunity and participation of its volunteers, employees and applicants for employment consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws. The agency’s policy is to accord each employee, volunteer and applicant for employment equal treatment with respect to all terms, conditions and privileges of employment, including recruitment, selection placement and opportunities for advancement.

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JFS encourages and welcomes diversity. We are an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, status as a veteran or any other basis prohibited by local, state or federal laws. A limited exception to this policy as permitted by law, is that the staffing of certain of our services requires individuals with an understanding of and a commitment to Jewish religious tenets.

JFS has the following openings at this time:

Counseling and Addiction Services

  • Teen and Young Adult Mental Health Counselor

    We are currently recruiting for a full-time (37.5 hours per week) Teen and Young Adult Mental Health Counselor to join our team.  The counselor is responsible for providing teen and young adult mental health counseling to members of the Jewish community and other youth who are impacted by mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety.  The position is part of the clinical team that includes general mental health counselors, an addictions specialist, and a child specialist.   The clinical team also exists within a larger department that includes Project DVORA, the domestic violence (DV) advocacy program at JFS.  This position is based at the JFS Capitol Hill campus with the potential for occasional work at off-site locations. This new position will start in July or August and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    Our ideal candidate has experience or training in trauma-informed, evidenced-based psychotherapies and can deliver culturally competent services to members of the Jewish community and children/families of Holocaust survivors. 

     

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Provide trauma-informed, person-centered psychotherapy to support teen and young adult skill-building around communication, trauma processing, emotional regulation, stress reduction and stabilization.
    • Partner with clients to determine and address therapy goals over a time-limited period using methods such as:
      • Trauma-Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
      • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
      • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
      • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
      • Mindfulness
    • Assist in facilitating intradepartmental groups including youth connected through general counseling and domestic violence advocacy.
    • Provide direction in the design and facilitation of short-term, thematic groups addressing various mental health needs and strategies.
    • Facilitate trainings and provide topic-expertise in internal trainings (intradepartmental and interdepartmental) and community-based outreach events arranged by the Outreach & Education department at JFS, as well as the Development department.
    • Support marketing of JFS’ youth and young adult services through meetings, distribution of program materials, and other relationship building activities.
    • Participate in weekly consultation with other counselors, as well as individual program supervision with the program manager.
    • Liaise with providers in other JFS departments who are engaged in client care.
    • Other duties as assigned.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Independent Masters-Level License in Mental Health Field
      • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)
      • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
      • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
    • Experience or training (or willingness to be trained) in trauma informed services.
    • Experience or training (or willingness to be trained) in DV, anti-oppression work or intergenerational trauma.
    • Cultural competency (or willingness to be trained) in working with Jewish clients.
    • Knowledge of database systems preferred.

    Jewish Family Service offers competitive wages and a generous benefits package.

    If you are interested in joining our team, please submit your resume and cover letter.

    Applications are only accepted online.

    NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

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  • Clinical Therapist at Hillel

    We are currently seeking a Clinical Therapist at Hillel at the University of Washington to join our team.  This full-time (37.5 hour per week) position provides counseling services to undergraduate and graduate students and other young adults on site at Hillel UW.  The therapist also provides therapeutic groups and psycho-educational programming; advises and supports Hillel administrators; provides information and referrals to additional mental health support systems.  The position reports to the JFS Clinical Director and the Hillel UW Executive Director.  Most of the job responsibilities are conducted at Hillel at the University of Washington while clinical supervision and other required meetings will take place at JFS Capitol Hill campus.  Evening availability required.

    Our ideal candidate has strong clinical expertise, experience and skills, as well as interpersonal skills and ability to engage with young adults.  Knowledge of Judaism and Jewish culture required. 

     

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Screen requests for service. Provide intake, fee setting and assessment of new clients.
    • Provide information and referral to callers whose needs cannot be met at Hillel.
    • Provide individual and group counseling to students and other young adults.
    • Coordinate care through contact with community resources and other professionals, as necessary.
    • Complete and maintain confidential client records in a timely and professional manner.
    • Collect and provide data on numbers of clients, sessions and presentations as required by JFS and/or Hillel. Produce annual metrics report for Hillel UW Development Director and JFS.
    • Collect client fees and give them to Hillel Director of Operations.
    • Participate in Hillel staff meetings, as time allows.
    • Provide trainings for Hillel staff, as requested.
    • Develop and facilitate psycho-educational/Wellness programs in collaboration with Hillel or JFS program team. Minimum two per quarter. Topics may include:
      • Stress management
      • Relationships
      • Planning for life after college
      • Depression and anxiety
      • Freshman adjustment
      • Grief and loss
    • Periodically teach as a member of the JFS clinical team at JFS events
    • Attend and participate in weekly clinical meetings at JFS and bimonthly individual supervisory meetings with JFS Clinical Director.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Independent Masters-Level License in Mental Health field
      • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)
      • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
      • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
    • Experience or training (or willingness to be trained) in trauma-informed services.
    • Experience of training (or willingness to be trained) in DV, anti-oppression work or intergenerational trauma.
    • Minimum of three years clinical experience post-master’s degree, preferably with young adults.
    • Knowledge and ability to respond to psychiatric crises and other emergencies.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Competency using computer programs: database systems, Microsoft Word, Internet Explorer and Outlook.
    • Ability to work independently as the sole practitioner in this setting.
    • Knowledge of Judaism and Jewish culture required.

    Jewish Family Service offers competitive wages and a generous benefits package.

    If you are interested in joining our team, please submit your resume and cover letter.

    Applications are only accepted online.

    NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Vets

    Apply Now

Development and Fundraising

  • Development Assistant

    We are currently seeking a Development Assistant to join our team. The Development Assistant supports the Chief Development Officer (CDO) and other members of the Donor Relations Team.  This position engages in database maintenance and campaign reporting, note taking, and event coordination support, and is located in the JFS Seattle office.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Participate as part of the Donor Relations Team to coordinate and execute all aspects of fundraising, including the Annual Campaign, special initiatives, legacy giving, and other special campaigns.
    • Create correspondence, reports, proposals, meeting notes, and other materials.
    • Manage weekly CEO meeting and the Development to do list for the CEO.
    • Enter donor information into the donor database, Raiser’s Edge.
    • Run Raiser’s Edge reports.
    • Maintain all information as necessary in Excel spreadsheets, Raiser’s Edge, Asana, and hard files.
    • Provide support as needed for development events, including the annual Luncheon.
    • Develop and maintain internal tracking systems for program and donor information.
    • Provide staff support to the Development Committee and Seattle Association for Jews with Disabilities Board of Trustees.
    • Coordinate and take notes at committee and team meetings.
    • Maintain to do list for CDO.
    • Act as project manager for development mailings including, direct mail, holiday cards, event invitations, and CEO updates.
    • Manage and record all grant activity.
    • Serve as intra-department liaison to ensure the Donor Relations Team and others in the department are coordinated.
    • Assist with other Development and Marketing Department activities as necessary.

     

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree.
    • Excellent writing, communication, customer service, and organizational skills
    • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite of products, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Raiser’s Edge experience preferred.
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
    • Must be able to interact appropriately with high level volunteers
    • Ability to handle confidential information appropriately.
    • Ability to organize and prioritize a diverse workload in a busy environment.
    • Ability to work independently as well as be a collegial member of a team.
    • Must be a self-directed learner.

    Jewish Family Service offers competitive wages and a generous benefits package.

    If you are interested in joining our team, please submit your resume and cover letter.

    Applications are only accepted online.

    NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Vets

    Apply Now

Human Resources

  • Human Resources Coordinator

    Jewish Family Service is seeking a Human Resources Coordinator.  This full-time (37.5 hours per week) position will work closely with the Sr. Director of Administration and Outreach, the Finance Department and other teams and individuals throughout the agency to provide customer-focused and effective HR support.  This position will provide employees with pertinent information regarding agency policies, procedures, administer benefits, coordinate recruitment processes, oversee new hire onboarding, maintain personnel files and manage all administrative functions related to the agency’s human resources needs.

     

    Responsibilities include:

    • Post open positions, help with applicant screening and tracking and ensure job descriptions are current.
    • Keep employee records up-to-date and process new hire documentation, monitor 401K enrollment, and coordinate employee termination process including COBRA compliance.
    • Responsible for day-to-day benefits administration and partner closely with the finance team to ensure accurate benefit invoicing and payroll deductions.
    • Assist and advise employees and managers regarding leave of absences, including FMLA and HR policies and procedures.
    • Conduct new hire orientations and oversee the onboarding process.
    • Performs HRIS data entry and personnel file maintenance.
    • Prepare and file annual government reports to include EEO-1, ACA and VETS.
    • Coordinate events, programs and trainings for new managers and staff.
    • Support HR activities including annual salary increases, performance appraisal process, tracking employee leaves, workers compensation and unemployment claims activity, employee communications, agency-wide meetings and more.
    • Stay current on best practices and issues related to the HR field and assist with employee relations.
    • Coordinate annual United Way campaign, manage employee recognition activities and support Wellness committee.

     

    Qualifications include:

    • Minimum of three years HR and related office experience.
    • AA degree or PHR or SHRM-CP certification a plus.
    • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality at all times.
    • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to interact with a diverse group of people and maintain a high level of professionalism.
    • Effective problem-solving skills and knowledge of the recruitment process.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently.
    • High attention to detail, ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines.
    • Skilled in basic math proficiency.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, Outlook. Knowledge of payroll systems a plus.

    Jewish Family Service offers competitive wages and a generous benefits package.

    If you are interested in joining our team, please submit your resume and cover letter.

    Applications are only accepted online.

    NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Vets

    Apply Now

Outreach and Education

  • Outreach and Education Assistant

    Jewish Family Service is seeking an Outreach and Education Assistant for a full-time (37.5 hours/week) position.  The position is located at the JFS Seattle office.  This integral member of the Outreach and Education (O&E) team provides administrative and organizational support to ensure efficient departmental operations.

    Essential Functions:

    • Provide administrative support to the Outreach & Education department which includes Volunteer Services and Education programming and events.
    • Enhance department operations and efficiency by maintaining tracking documentation and creating tools to enhance communication across the department and with other JFS programs.
    • Assist in the recruiting, screening, interviewing and training of new volunteers.
    • Maintain volunteer records and complete volunteer background checks, reference calls.
    • Responsible for accurate and timely data entry into Raiser’s Edge and working with Data Services to synthesize end-of-year data.
    • Establish and maintain strong relationships with all departments of JFS volunteers to collect volunteer data, help fulfill program volunteer requests and collaborate on projects.
    • Work with the Director of Volunteer Services to coordinate group volunteering opportunities.
    • Manage Centerpiece Basket fundraising program including processing orders and coordinating basket deliveries.
    • Provide essential support for quarterly volunteer events including the Holiday Gift Basket program with record keeping, community outreach and other administrative needs.

     
    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor of Arts degree with a minimum of two years administrative and/or database/data entry experience.
    • Demonstrated working knowledge of Microsoft Office, databases and online tools including Mail Chimp, Survey Monkey and project management software. Prior experience with Raiser’s Edge is preferred.
    • Ability to work independently and maintain a positive, customer-service attitude towards all staff and volunteers.
    • Excellent communication (written & oral) and interpersonal skills
    • Strong problem solving, organizational and time-management skills.
    • Must be flexible and willing to adapt to work flow priority changes.
    • Experience working with volunteers and/or event planning is a plus.
    • Knowledge of Judaism and local Jewish community and prior non-profit experience are pluses.

    Jewish Family Service offers competitive wages and a generous benefits package.

    If you are interested in joining our team, please submit your resume and cover letter.

    Applications are only accepted online.

    NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Vets

    Apply Now

Refugee and Immigrant Services

  • Resettlement Program Manager

    We are currently seeking a full-time (37.5 hours per week) Resettlement Program Manager to join our team. This position will manage the delivery of services for the refugee resettlement program within our Refugee and Immigrant Services (RIS) department. As a member of the RIS management team, the Resettlement Program Manager ensures that core programs are coordinated to improve the integration outcomes and enhance the well-being of the refugee and immigrant community we serve.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Train, supervise and support full time and intermittent resettlement staff and interns to meet service delivery objectives as stipulated in program contracts.
    • Serve as program liaison with government contractors, partners and other stakeholders on issues related to refugee resettlement.
    • Analyze service delivery data, financial reports and client feedback to guide programmatic decisions.
    • Administer budgets for program contracts and ensure accurate financial documentation and federal reporting.
    • Provide case management as needed to support the resettlement team.
    • Ensure program quality, compliance and accurate documentation as stipulated in program contracts.
    • Prepare and submit reports to program funders.
    • Provide oversight and training for program volunteers.
    • Manage and maintain program vehicles.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Undergraduate degree in social work, community development or a related field preferred or an acceptable combination of experience and education.
    • 3+ years of experience working with refugee and immigrant populations.
    • 2+ years program management and/or supervisory experience.
    • Excellent analytical, public speaking, communication and computer skills.
    • General knowledge of U.S. refugee resettlement strongly preferred.
    • Valid WA State driver’s license, insurance and reliable access to personal vehicle.

    Jewish Family Service offers competitive wages and a generous benefits package.

    If you are interested in joining our team, please submit your resume and cover letter.

    Applications are only accepted online.

    NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Vets

    Apply Now

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