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 at Hillel at the University of Washington 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: 

    • Preferred 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)
      • For the right candidate, will consider Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA) with minimum of two to three years clinical experience, post masters degree
    • 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

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Development and Marketing

  • Director of Marketing & Communications

    We are currently seeking a full-time (37.5 hours per week) Director of Marketing & Communications. The Director is responsible for setting strategy and executing communications plans that support Jewish Family Service’s work, mission, and goals to the community and to targeted markets within the community. This role develops and implements all communications related to the Agency’s social service programs and to its fundraising efforts. This role also supports program and development staff in meeting their communications goals and revenue objectives.  Jewish Family Service offers competitive wages and a generous benefits package.
     
    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Establishes the marketing strategy and executes external communications plans and initiatives that support the Agency’s work, mission, and goals.
    • Collaborates on executive and internal communications.
    • Supports special events and external audience engagement through marketing communications plans and execution including print, online, advertising, public relations, and video.
    • Works with development staff to create key fundraising messages and themes and establish vehicles that provide donors with relevant information to enhance their interest in JFS.
    • Manages, plans and produces Agency marketing materials, advertising, annual report, program brochures, newsletters, etc.
    • Develops and executes public relations and media initiatives, such as press releases and media outreach for events or programs.
    • Negotiates and monitors vendor and advertising contracts and relationships to ensure compliance with deliverables, cost, and quality.
    • Supervises the Marketing & Communications Manager and Web Developer.
    • Monitors available analytics to measure effectiveness of communications efforts and conduct reviews of tools and outreach strategies.
    • Ensures the establishment and maintenance of a cohesive Agency identity across all programs and activities.
    • Oversees design and creation of the website and all digital communication and channels.
    • Performs other tasks as requested by the Chief Development Officer.

     
    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Bachelor’s degree required.
    • Minimum ten years of experience in related field.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Demonstrated hands-on creative/writing experience and proficiency in digital and print media.
    • Ability to work effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
    • Excellent planning/organizational skills and keen attention to detail.
    • Ability to lead and take direction, work independently, manage multiple projects, and meet deadlines under pressure.
    • Supervisory experience 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.

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Vets

    Apply Now

Refugee and Immigrant Services

  • Intensive Services Case Manager

    Jewish Family Service is currently seeking an Intensive Services Case Manager in our Refugee & Immigrant Services Department. This full-time (37.5 hours/week) position provides case management and cultural orientation support to refugees and asylees who require intensive case management services to reach self-sufficiency, such as single parents, those with physical health barriers and survivors of torture.

    The position is based in the Kent JFS office, but work is carried out in locations throughout the Puget Sound including other JFS sites, clients’ homes and partner service providers in the community.

    Responsibilities:

    • Work with clients in caseload to develop strengths-based, goal-orientated service plan to support clients on their path to stability, self-sufficiency and integration.
    • Provide comprehensive case management to include: advocating for and coordinating access to benefits; connecting clients to medical care and education services; conducting home visits; and facilitating community navigation and the creation of social support networks.
    • Deliver tailored orientation sessions to individuals and groups to cultivate skills and independence; assess participants’ progress and retention of content.
    • Develop and maintain a thorough knowledge of the Office of Refugee Resettlement’s Preferred Communities program and stay informed of programmatic updates and training opportunities.
    • Ensure complete, accurate and timely documentation for each case file in accordance with grant requirements.
    • Create data and narrative program reports on grant outcomes and programmatic successes.
    • Collaborate across agency programs and cultivate relationships with other community organizations to ensure client and agency goals are met. Provide information and referrals to clients, as needed.
    • Develop and maintain knowledge of best practices in medical and mental health case management as well as immigrant integration strategies, policies and practices.

     
    Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience within field.
    • Trauma-informed case management experience required, with demonstrated ability to handle competing priorities.
    • Ability to effectively communicate with people who are preliterate and/or learning English.
    • Strong computer and writing skills to ensure effective case file maintenance.
    • Must be able to work a flexible schedule that prioritizes clients’ needs and capabilities. Some evening and weekend work required.
    • Valid Washington State driver’s license, auto insurance and reliable access to personal vehicle as well as ability to drive agency vehicles required.
    • Additional language skills are 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.

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Vets

    Apply Now

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