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:

Emergency Services

  • Financial and Resource Specialist

    We are currently seeking a Financial and Resource Specialist to join our Emergency Services team. This full-time (37.5 hours per week) position will be responsible for responding to requests from culturally diverse individuals for financial assistance by processing check requests, facilitating landlord/tenant relationships, and understanding resources.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Accept requests for assistance from web request line as assigned by Financial Assistance Case Manager.
    • Respond to inquiries in a prompt and professional manner by contacting potential client by email or telephone to initiate application process.
    • Determine eligibility of applicant by reviewing applications and required documentation for accuracy and completion.
    • For rent assistance requests, facilitate relationship with landlord or property manager.
    • Establish/update client case files in Salesforce database.
    • Initiate and complete JFS check request process, ensuring that all necessary paperwork and documentation is received and processed.
    • Develop understanding of community resources and how to access those resources.
    • Participate in team and agency meetings and projects.

     
    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in social services or related field and a minimum of one year of direct service experience in a social service setting with diverse populations OR an equivalent combination of life experience and four years related social service experience.
    • Willing to develop and/or enhance understanding of Jewish culture and clients.
    • Client-facing experience with customer service approach.
    • Understanding of trauma and its impact on individuals seeking assistance.
    • Interacts well with and develops rapport with individuals of diverse socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds and those experiencing behavioral health challenges.
    • Ability to de‐escalate and resolve conflict in a variety of interpersonal situations.
    • Demonstrated skills in relationship building. Active listener who uses interactive listening skills to build rapport with clients and colleagues.
    • Curious with desire to understand underlying issues. Life-long learner who actively seeks new information.
    • Values and practices collaboration, inclusion, and teamwork.
    • Strong self-management skills.
    • Highly developed attention to detail. Strong organizational, interpersonal and written communication skills.
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook.
    • Experience with databases; experience with Salesforce 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

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Project DVORA Domestic Violence Services

  • Domestic Violence Advocacy Program Manager

    We are currently seeking a Domestic Violence Advocacy Program Manager to join our Project DVORA Domestic Violence Services team. This full-time (37.5 hours per week) position will supervise and manager a community-based advocacy program serving domestic violence survivors. The Domestic Violence Advocacy Program Manager will provide direct services support to survivors of domestic violence, as well as assist the department director in managing the community-based advocacy team.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Supervise and manage a team of community-based DV advocates in Project DVORA
      • Provide individual supervision to the advocates; Support training and orientation of new advocacy staff
      • Manage the administrative and grant-related duties of the advocacy program
    • Provide direct advocacy services to survivors in a manner that is survivor-driven, flexible and geared toward each specific survivor’s needs and priorities
      • Assist survivors in accessing the specific services they identify they need
        • Advocating in legal, housing, medical, mental health, child welfare, financial, education, and other systems
      • Increase social connectedness by helping survivors and their children build / re-build social support
      • Increase economic stability by distributing flexible assistance funds to address key concrete financial barriers faced by survivors
    • Field and respond to new caller inquiries on the Project DVORA Helpline
    • Co-facilitate groups for individuals and families impacted by DV
    • Consultation and collaboration with the Project DVORA Legal team, and the JFS Counseling Program
      • Provide ongoing referrals and wraparound coordination with the Legal Team and the Counseling Program
    • Attend DV coalition and stakeholder meetings and support the advocacy team in staying engaged with the larger DV community.
      • Network with other DV professionals
      • Create and provide trainings (including Jewish cultural competency trainings) with and for DV agencies, social workers, therapists, and other community organizations and professionals
    • Outreach and engagement with Jewish community
      • Create and implement DV educational and outreach programs for Jewish organizations, synagogues, professionals, schools, and the community at-large
      • Provide consultation to Jewish community educators, rabbis, and professionals

     
    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Master’s Degree in Human Service Field plus 2 years related experience OR 4-year college degree plus 4 years related experience
    • Past training / experience (or willingness to be trained) in trauma-informed services, DV/anti-oppression work, and intergenerational trauma
    • Sensitivity and understanding of challenges impacting survivors of DV and sexual assault
    • Cultural competency (or willingness to be trained) in working with Jewish clients

    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

  • Professional Re-Entry Employment Case Manager

    Jewish Family Service is seeking a Professional Re-Entry Employment Case Manager in the Refugee & Immigrant Services Team. This full-time (37.5 hours/week) position provides case management services critical to refugee and immigrant clients’ economic stability. They will work one-on-one with clients to identify and overcome barriers to employment and financial asset building, focusing on long term career planning and advancement. Primarily supporting clients with professional education and experience from other countries who wish to re-enter their career field in the U.S.  This position is based out of the Kent JFS office and includes travel to other locations in the community for meetings and appointments. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required.
     
    Responsibilities:

    • Create strengths-based individualized career plans with clients, identifying and managing towards short- and long-term goals.
    • Provide case management that supports stable employment including obtaining/maintaining refugee benefits, addressing routine medical needs, ESL enrollment, transportation support, and assistance with childcare enrollment.
    • Provide ongoing job readiness orientations needed to secure, retain and advance in employment, including interview skills, workplace culture and expectations, and industry-specific skills.
    • Identify asset building goals with clients. Develop realistic plans based on goals. Connect clients to financial institutions and asset building agencies as appropriate.
    • Assist clients in accessing suitable trainings, work experience opportunities, and educational institutions to create entry points into appropriate career pathways.
    • Conduct professional communication and professional networking skills workshops at local partner agencies, community-based organizations and in the Kent office.
    • Work with volunteer services to onboard, train and provide ongoing engagement opportunities for professional mentor volunteers.
    • Develop professional placements and internships for clients.
    • Maintain information on community resources and represent JFS at local meetings.
    • Establish, maintain and strengthen local partnerships.
    • Collaborate with co-workers and across programs to meet client and team goals.
    • Ensure success in contract compliance and outcome goals measurables.

     
    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience within field.
    • Demonstrated experience in facilitating partnerships and coordinating group programs.
    • Experience working with other cultures and ability to effectively communicate with people who speak English as a second language.
    • Valid Washington State driver’s license, auto insurance and reliable access to personal vehicle as well as ability to drive agency vehicles 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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