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.

125 Years of Caring

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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

  • Clinical Therapist

    We are currently seeking a Clinical Therapist to join our team.  This position (30- 37.5 hours per week) 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.  Jewish Family Service offers competitive wages and a generous benefits package.

    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 individual clinical supervision and group clinical consultation at JFS.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Required 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)
    • Knowledge of Judaism and Jewish culture required.
    • 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.

    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

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Older Adult Services

  • Family Caregiver Support Coordinator

    We are currently seeking a Family Caregiver Support Coordinator to join our Older Adult Services (OAS) team. This full-time (37.5 hours per week) position is responsible for serving as the primary contact person for Family Caregiver Support program (FCSP) clients. They will respond to client inquiries; screen and assess new clients, create and implement care plans; provide assistance and referral to family caregivers; connect clients to other FCSP services; perform outreach about FCSP to local professionals and potential clients; and provide care monitoring.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Maintain contact with prospective clients, educating them about FSCP services and assisting them through the initial screening process.
    • Provide information, assistance, and referral to family caregivers enrolled in FCSP.
    • As part of the initial assessment process, meet with both the caregiver and care receiver in person and complete the assessment in the location most convenient to the client, which will generally be in the community.
    • Monitor the implementation of client care plans, assisting clients as necessary to meet their care plan goals.
    • Maintain accurate and complete documentation (either paper or electronic files).
    • Maintain information on community resources and refer people to outside services as appropriate.
    • Develop relationships with referral persons and other professionals and participate in FCSP outreach and marketing efforts.
    • Keep current on all JFS programs and resources.
    • Depending on expertise, the FCSP coordinator may teach workshops, provide family consultations and/or provide caregiver counseling.
    • Perform such other tasks as may be assigned by the Director of Older Adult Services.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • A master’s degree in behavioral or health sciences and one year paid social service experience is preferred; a bachelor’s degree in behavioral or health sciences and at least two years’ paid social service experience or a bachelor’s degree and at least four years paid social service experience will be considered.
    • One year of experience in geriatrics or services to family caregivers preferred.
    • Licensure as a social worker or mental health counselor is preferred but not required.
    • Must become a certified TCARE Assessor within 60 days of hire. Certification training will be provided as part of the job.
    • Excellent written and verbal skills. Russian language skills are preferred but not required.
    • Knowledge of community resources a plus but not required.
    • Must be able to work effectively and compassionately with clients who are frail or have physical or cognitive disabilities. Strong interview and assessment skills are needed.
    • Must have a valid Washington State Driver’s License and access to an insured vehicle
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Outlook is required.
    • Ability to learn to use an electronic database is also 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

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