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 seeking a Teen and Young Adult Mental Health Counselor to join our counseling team.  The counselor is responsible for providing teen and young adults (ages 13 to early 30s) mental health counseling as part of a clinical team in a non-profit agency.  The counselor will be serving members of the Jewish community, people impacted by poverty, trauma, and mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety. This 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 currently fully remote but will adjust to a hybrid work model in the coming months.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Mental Health Counseling with Teens and Youth Adults (13 to early 30s)
      • Trauma-informed, person-centered psychotherapy to build teen and young adult skills around communication, trauma processing, emotional regulation, stress reduction and stabilization.
      • Partner with teens and youth adults to determine and address therapy goals over a time-limited period (up 1 year per client).
      • Example methods:
        • Trauma-Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
      • Group Counseling
        • Assist in facilitating support and therapy groups
        • Provide direction in the design and facilitation of groups addressing various mental health needs and strategies
      • Family / Parent Support, Coaching, and Navigation
        • Provide 1 to 3 sessions of individual coaching for parents and family members seeking guidance and education around supporting teens who suffer from mental illness
      • Community Based Work
        • Collaborate with Director of Mental Health Education on community-based mental health education and training
        • Participate in weekly consultation with other counselors as well as liaise with providers across Jewish Family Service who are engaged in client care
        • Facilitate trainings / Provide topic-expertise in educational events
        • Outreach to local organizations with a goal to reach teens and young people within the Jewish community, as well as those who encounter high barriers (homelessness; LGBTQ stigma and discrimination; etc.)


    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Independent Master’s-Level License in Mental Health Field
      • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)
      • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
      • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
    • Cultural competency (or willingness to be trained) in working with Jewish clients and descendants / family members of Holocaust survivors.
    • Sensitivity and understanding of the challenges specifically affecting survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as the impact on children / youth witnessing domestic violence.
    • Past training / experience (or willingness to be trained) in: domestic violence, sexual assault, and anti-oppression work; trauma-informed, evidence-based psychotherapies; as well as intergenerational and historical trauma.


    SALARY AND BENEFITS: 

    • The starting pay for this position is $28.74-$32.00/hour.
    • Jewish Family Service offers a generous benefits package including:
      • 100% employer-paid premiums for employee medical, dental, life insurance, long-term disability, and employee assistance program.
      • 15 annual vacation days increasing to 20 after 2 years, and generous paid sick time.
      • Paid Federal and Jewish holidays.
      • 5% employer contribution to 401k retirement plan (no employee contribution required).
      • Additional benefits include: vision coverage and FSA enrollment.
      • JFS values and provides opportunities for continued growth and learning for all team members.

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

    If you are interested in joining our team, please visit our Indeed page. Select the position you are applying for and submit your resume and cover letter.

    Applications are only accepted online.

    NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Vets

    Apply Now

Human Resources

  • People & Culture (HR) Coordinator

    Jewish Family Service is seeking a People & Culture (HR) Coordinator. This full-time (37.5 hours per week) position will work closely with the Sr. Director of People & Culture, the Finance team and individuals throughout the agency. The position is responsible for supporting all administrative functions of the People & Culture team while providing staff with excellent customer service and HR support.  This highly administrative position requires excellent skills in Excel and MS Office. The ideal candidate will have a strong solution-orientation and thrive in a fast-paced rewarding environment.
     
    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Respond to staff inquiries, messages and emails in a timely fashion.
    • Responsible for day-to-day benefits administration, partnering closely with the finance team to ensure accurate payroll deductions and employee changes.
    • Maintain personnel files and process new hire documentation, monitor 401K enrollment, and coordinate employee termination process including COBRA compliance.
    • Assist and advise employees and managers regarding leave of absences, including FMLA, PFML and other HR policies and procedures.
    • Conduct new hire orientations and oversee the onboarding process.
    • Perform HRIS data entry and prepare and file annual government reports including EEO-1, ACA, OSHA.
    • Coordinate events, programs and trainings for new supervisors and staff and participate on the Wellness Committee.
    • Support a variety of HR activities including annual salary increases, performance appraisal process, tracking employee leaves, workers compensation and unemployment claims activity, employee communications, agency-wide meetings and other functions as needed.
    • Stay current on best practices and issues related to the HR field and assist with employee relations.
    • Manage assigned projects from beginning to completion.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

     
    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Minimum of three years HR and related office experience, AA degree, PHR or SHRM-CP certification a plus.
    • Ability to exercise sound judgment and a high level of integrity and professionalism, including communicating and working with confidential and sensitive information.
    • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to interact with a diverse group of people and provide excellent service.
    • High attention to detail, capacity to work well under pressure and meet frequent deadlines.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills, ability to work independently and as a team member.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, Outlook. Knowledge of payroll systems a plus.
    • Ability to produce high quality work, maintain flexibility, prioritize demands and be proactive.

     
    SALARY AND BENEFITS:

    • The starting pay for this position is $25.10 to $27.89
    • Jewish Family Service offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
      • 100% employer-paid premiums for employee medical, dental, life insurance, long-term disability, and employee assistance program.
      • 15 annual vacation days increasing to 20 after 2 years, and generous paid sick time.
      • Paid Federal and Jewish holidays.
      • 5% employer contribution to 401k retirement plan (no employee contribution required).
      • Additional benefits include: vision coverage and FSA enrollment.
      • JFS values and provides opportunities for continued growth and learning for all team members.

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

    If you are interested in joining our team, please visit our Indeed page. Select the position you are applying for and submit your resume and cover letter.

    Applications are only accepted online.

    NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Vets

    Apply Now

Project DVORA Domestic Violence Services

  • Domestic Violence Advocate

    We are currently seeking a Domestic Violence Advocate to join our Project DVORA Domestic Violence Services team. This full-time (37.5 hours per week) position will be responsible for providing community-based domestic violence advocacy for members of the Jewish community as well as vulnerable individuals and families in the general community. This position is based in the JFS Seattle office; however, as much as possible, advocate will meet survivors in locations convenient and accessible to them.  *Note that this position is temporarily a remote position due to Covid 19.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Provide services in a manner that is survivor-driven, flexible and geared toward each specific survivor’s needs and priorities. Provide emotional support and information about domestic and sexual violence.
    • Increase survivor safety by assessing danger and safety planning.
    • Advocate for survivors in the legal, housing, medical, mental health, child welfare, financial or economic education and other systems.
      • Legal advocacy includes:
        • Helping a client to file for a DVPO, gather legal documents to file for divorce, explaining to clients the DVPO or divorce process and working closely with DVORA’s attorney who specializes in family law.
      • Increase social connectedness by helping survivors and their children build/re-build social support.
      • Co-facilitate groups for individuals and families impacted by domestic violence.
      • Provide information, support, training and consultation to friends, family, community members and professionals trying to support survivors
      • Distribute flexible assistance funds to address key concrete financial barriers faced by survivors.
      • Create and provide trainings with and for domestic violence agencies, social workers, therapists, and other community organizations and professionals. Network and collaborate with domestic violence coalitions on regional/national levels.
      • Provide consultation to Jewish community educators, rabbis, and professionals.
      • Participate in weekly departmental consultation with advocates and monthly department meetings with advocates and counselors.
      • Provide ongoing referrals and wraparound coordination with the Counseling Program.
      • Liaise with providers in other JFS departments who are engaged in client care.
      • Co-facilitate therapy groups with advocates and counselors.
      • Track client data and assess progress toward goals in Salesforce database. 


    KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

    • Master’s Degree in Human Service Field OR 4-year college degree plus 2 years related experience OR 6 years related experience. We also appreciate those who come with valuable lived experience. Persons from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
    • Prior experience in social services, specifically working with survivors of domestic violence preferred
    • Experience working with a diverse population from different backgrounds and identities.
    • Adept at problem-solving an able to use an anti-oppression framework.
    • Able to de-escalate crisis situations and provide trauma-informed, survivor-driven advocacy.
    • Able to work both independently and as a team and accurately maintain case records online.
    • Sensitivity and understanding of challenges specifically impacting survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault; experience/training (or willingness to be trained) in domestic violence, anti-oppression work or intergenerational trauma.
    • Cultural competency (or willingness to be trained) in working with Jewish clients. 


    SALARY AND BENEFITS:

    • The starting pay for this position is $23.46 – $26.07/hour. Jewish Family Service offers a generous benefits package.
    • Jewish Family Service offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
      • 100% employer-paid premiums for employee medical, dental, life insurance, long-term disability, and employee assistance program.
      • 15 annual vacation days increasing to 20 after 2 years, and generous paid sick time.
      • Paid Federal and Jewish holidays.
      • 5% employer contribution to 401k retirement plan (no employee contribution required).
      • Additional benefits include vision coverage and FSA enrollment.
      • JFS values and provides opportunities for continued growth and learning for all team members.

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

    If you are interested in joining our team, please visit our Indeed page. Select the position you are applying for and 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

    We are currently seeking a full-time (37.5 hours per week) Intensive Services Case Manager to join our Refugee & Immigrant Services team. This position provides comprehensive case management and cultural orientation support to ensure the integration and stability of newly arrived immigrants with complex trauma histories. The position is responsible for providing individualized direct services to refugees and asylees who require intensive case management services to reach self-sufficiency.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND 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.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience within field.
    • Minimum of two years of 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.
    • Fully vaccinated individuals required due to client facing nature of the work; accommodations provided as appropriate.

    SALARY AND BENEFITS:

    • The starting pay for this position is $23.46-$26.07.
    • Jewish Family Service offers a generous benefits package including:
      • 100% employer-paid premiums for employee medical, dental, life insurance, long-term disability, and employee assistance program.
      • 15 annual vacation days increasing to 20 after 2 years, and generous paid sick time.
      • Paid Federal holidays and 10 additional flexible floating holidays accessible throughout the year.
      • 5% employer contribution to 401k retirement plan (no employee contribution required).
      • Relocation stipend.
      • Additional benefits include: vision coverage and FSA enrollment.
      • JFS values and provides opportunities for continued growth and learning for all team members.

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

    If you are interested in joining our team, please visit our Indeed page. Select the position you are applying for and submit your resume and cover letter.

    Applications are only accepted online.

    NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Vets

    Apply Now

  • Unaccompanied Youth Case Manager

    Jewish Family Service is seeking an Unaccompanied Youth Case Manager in the Refugee & Immigrant Services program. This full-time (37.5 hours/week) position is responsible for conducting thorough home assessments to support the safe and timely release of unaccompanied youth from Federal care. Must be able to work a flexible schedule that prioritizes clients’ needs and capabilities. Some evening and weekend work required. Must be able to pass FBI background check and a Child Abuse/Neglect check.

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Conduct child-centered needs assessments and develop strengths-based, goal-orientated service plan to support youth and their sponsor.
    • Provide comprehensive, trauma-informed and linguistically appropriate case management.
    • Conduct in-person home visits to interview and provide psychoeducation to sponsors prior to the release of a youth into their care. Support children and sponsor to cope with family reunification stressors
    • Deliver tailored psychoeducation and orientation sessions to children and sponsors on relevant topics.
    • Develop and maintain a thorough knowledge of the Office of Refugee Resettlement’s Home Study and Post Release Services program and stay informed of programmatic updates and training opportunities.
    • Create data and narrative program reports on grant and client outcomes and programmatic successes.
    • Collaborate across agency programs to ensure client and agency goals are met.
    • Develop and maintain partnerships with local governance, community based organizations, social service agencies, refugee community leaders and other key stakeholders around the Puget Sound to facilitate a welcoming receiving community for unaccompanied immigrant youth. Provide referrals to clients, as needed in areas such as legal, education, medical and mental health.
    • Develop and maintain knowledge on best practices in providing trauma-informed case management to youth.
    • Monitor the safety and well-being of children including but not limited to indications of trafficking and abuse and neglect. Serve as a mandated reporter and work with child welfare as needed.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Minimum of two years of work experience providing trauma-informed case management to children and youth, family reunification/preservation and/or child welfare/foster care.
    • Minimum of one year of work experience providing direct services to refugee & immigrant communities.
    • Minimum education of a bachelor’s degree in social work (BSW) or an equivalent degree in education, psychology, sociology, or other behavioral science.
    • Knowledge of best practices in trauma-informed case management for youth and families.
    • Ability to multitask effectively in a fast-paced environment and work with diverse and collaborative teams.
    • A mission-driven desire to work in a direct service environment supporting people from diverse cultural backgrounds and low-income communities, with a strong commitment to teamwork.
    • Strong English writing skills to ensure effective case file maintenance.
    • Excellent cultural competency and cross-cultural communication skills, with ability to effectively communicate with people who are preliterate and/or learning English. Bilingual in English and Spanish strongly preferred
    • Must be able to travel frequently and independently within relevant region.
    • Valid Washington State driver’s license and insurance as well as a personal vehicle.

     

    SALARY AND BENEFITS:

    • The starting pay for this position is $23.46- $26.07/hour.
    • Jewish Family Service offers a generous benefits package including:
      • 100% employer-paid premiums for employee medical, dental, life insurance, long-term disability, and employee assistance program.
      • 15 annual vacation days increasing to 20 after 2 years, and generous paid sick time.
      • Paid Federal holidays and 10 additional flexible floating holidays accessible throughout the year.
      • 5% employer contribution to 401k retirement plan (no employee contribution required).
      • Relocation stipend.
      • Additional benefits include: vision coverage and FSA enrollment.
      • JFS values and provides opportunities for continued growth and learning for all team members.

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

    If you are interested in joining our team, please visit our Indeed page. Select the position you are applying for and submit your resume and cover letter.

    Applications are only accepted online.

    NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Vets

    Apply Now

  • Resettlement Inventory Coordinator

    We are currently seeking a full-time (37.5 hours per week) Resettlement Inventory Coordinator to join our Refugee & Immigrant Services team. The Resettlement Inventory Coordinator manages an expansive inventory of furniture and household supplies for the Refugee & Immigrant Services Department, including ensuring accurate and timely tracking and restocking of inventory. The position is responsible for ensuring the Department has all necessary household items and coordinating the appropriate furnishing of apartments to support newly arriving refugees and immigrants.

     

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Maintain appropriate inventory of furniture and household supplies, including tracking and restocking items as needed.
    • Coordinate and lead the appropriate furnishing of housing for new arrivals, in accordance with the Reception and Placement Cooperative Agreement and in collaboration with the Pre-Arrival Services Coordinator and Resettlement Case Managers.
    • Maintain the Department’s storage facilities to ensure safe and hygienic environment for housing supplies.
    • Support the Resettlement Team as needed to ensure appropriate reception services for new refugee arrivals.
    • Develop and maintain a thorough knowledge of the Department of State’s Reception & Placement Cooperative Agreement and stay informed of programmatic updates.
    • Ensure complete, accurate and timely documentation for each case file in accordance with grant requirements.
    • Provide case management services as needed to support the successful resettlement of newly arrived families and ensure program contract compliance.
    • Train and manage volunteers to ensure inventory and apartment move-ins are conducted in an efficient and safe manner.
    • Create data reports on in-kind donations and inventory supplies as needed.
    • Collaborate across agency programs to ensure client and agency goals are met.
    • Perform work on weekends and evenings as needed to meet client needs.
    • Maintain Department vehicles in collaboration with the Director of Facilities.


    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Minimum of one year of work experience providing support to refugee & immigrant communities.
    • BA/BS degree preferred or an acceptable combination of experience and education.
    • Knowledge of Reception & Placement Cooperative Agreement.
    • Highly organized, creative problem-solver with ability to balance competing priorities.
    • Ability to multitask effectively in a fast-paced environment and work with diverse and collaborative teams.
    • A mission-driven desire to work in a direct service environment supporting people from diverse cultural backgrounds and low-income communities, with a strong commitment to teamwork.
    • Strong English writing skills to ensure effective case file maintenance.
    • Excellent cultural competency and cross-cultural communication skills, with ability to effectively communicate with people who are preliterate and/or learning English.
    • Must be able to work a flexible schedule that prioritizes clients’ needs and capabilities. Some evening and weekend work required.
    • Proficiency with MS Office Suite preferred.
    • Proficiency with contract required databases including IRIS and Apricot a plus.
    • Fully vaccinated individuals required due to client facing nature of the work; accommodations provided as appropriate.


    SALARY AND BENEFITS:

    • The starting pay for this position is $19.88-$22.10.
    • Jewish Family Service offers a generous benefits package including:
      • 100% employer-paid premiums for employee medical, dental, life insurance, long-term disability, and employee assistance program.
      • 15 annual vacation days increasing to 20 after 2 years, and generous paid sick time.
      • Paid Federal holidays and 10 additional flexible floating holidays accessible throughout the year.
      • 5% employer contribution to 401k retirement plan (no employee contribution required).
      • Relocation stipend.
      • Additional benefits include: vision coverage and FSA enrollment.
      • JFS values and provides opportunities for continued growth and learning for all team members.

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

    If you are interested in joining our team, please visit our Indeed page. Select the position you are applying for and submit your resume and cover letter.

    Applications are only accepted online.

    NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Vets

    Apply Now

  • Resettlement Case Manager

    Jewish Family Service is currently seeking a Resettlement Case Manager to join our Refugee and Immigrant Services team. This full-time (37.5 hours/week) position provides trauma-informed and client-centered case management services to refugees who are new to the US. The position is based in the agency’s Kent office, but work is carried out in locations throughout the Puget Sound, including other JFS sites, clients’ homes and other locations in the community. 

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Provide trauma-informed, holistic case management services to newly arrived refugees, including advocating for and coordinating access to benefits, medical care, school and English class enrollment, and conducting home visits.
    • In partnership with clients, develop and implement a strengths-based individualized self-sufficiency plan that expedites client stability and integration.
    • Ensure timely and complete delivery of core case management services in compliance with the Reception & Placement contract.
    • Conduct furniture move-ins, ensuring that all new arrivals have appropriate furnishings and household goods in compliance with the Reception & Placement contract and Department standards.
    • Facilitate client community navigation and understanding of available resources and support systems.
    • Collaborate with the Resettlement Program Manager and other staff to ensure efficient and appropriate care coordination within the resettlement team and across RIS programming.
    • Maintain appropriate case files, ensuring complete, accurate, and timely documentation in compliance with Department expectations.
    • Internal and external referral services as appropriate to meet client needs. 


    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience within field.
    • Experience providing trauma-informed direct services to diverse communities and ability to effectively communicate with people who do not speak or have limited proficiency in the English language.
    • Repetitive heavy lifting is required. Must be able to frequently lift and/or move items, including furniture, weighing up to 50 pounds.
    • Valid Washington State driver’s license, auto insurance and reliable access to personal vehicle as well as ability to drive agency vehicles required.
    • Must be able to work a flexible schedule to meet client needs. Some evening and weekend work required. Overtime maybe required during high-arrival periods.
    • Fully vaccinated individuals required due to client facing nature of the work; accommodations provided if possible.


    SALARY AND BENEFITS:

    • The starting pay for this position is $23.46 – $26.07/hour.
    • Jewish Family Service offers a generous benefits package including:
      • 100% employer-paid premiums for employee medical, dental, life insurance, long-term disability, and employee assistance program.
      • 15 annual vacation days increasing to 20 after 2 years, and generous paid sick time.
      • Paid Federal holidays and 10 additional flexible floating holidays accessible throughout the year.
      • 5% employer contribution to 401k retirement plan (no employee contribution required).
      • Relocation stipend.
      • Additional benefits include: vision coverage and FSA enrollment.
      • JFS values and provides opportunities for continued growth and learning for all team members.

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

    If you are interested in joining our team, please visit our Indeed page. Select the position you are applying for and submit your resume and cover letter.

    Applications are only accepted online.

    NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Vets

    Apply Now

  • Refugee Support Case Manager

    Jewish Family Service is currently seeking a Refugee Support Case Manager to join our Refugee and Immigrant Services team. This full-time (37.5 hours/week) position will provide trauma-informed case management to newly arrived refugees and immigrants across the agency’s Kent office, ‘floating’ between program teams. The Case Manager will be responsible for managing assigned caseloads of clients, assessing client needs, developing and implementing service plans and working with other community resources to achieve client goals.  The position is based in the agency’s Kent office, but work is carried out in locations throughout the Puget Sound, including clients’ homes.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Work with clients to develop a strengths-based, goal-orientated service plan to support and empower refugees on their path to community integration and self-sufficiency.
    • Provide comprehensive case management as appliable to individualized service plans to include: advocating and coordinating access to resources; connecting clients to medical and mental health care, applying for job placement opportunities; conducting home visits.
    • Provide all services in a linguistically and culturally appropriate manner for each client utilizing interpretation/translation services as needed.
    • Maintain an up to date, working knowledge of best practices in trauma-informed, client-centered case management.
    • Maintain and up to date and nuanced understanding of program contracts and requirements.
    • Collaborate across agency programs and cultivate relationships with other community organizations to ensure client and agency goals are met. Provide referrals to clients as needed.
    • Ensure accurate, timely and detailed compliance with data entry, client records and program reporting.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in the field.
    • Trauma-informed, client-centered case management experience with refugees and immigrants required.
    • Strong computer, documentation and time management skills to ensure effective case file maintenance.
    • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, work under pressure and handle competing priorities.
    • 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.
    • Fully vaccinated individuals required due to client facing nature of the work; accommodations provided if possible.

     

    SALARY AND BENEFITS:  

    • The starting pay for this position is $23.46 – $26.07/hour.
    • Jewish Family Service offers a generous benefits package including:
      • 100% employer-paid premiums for employee medical, dental, life insurance, long-term disability, and employee assistance program.
      • 15 annual vacation days increasing to 20 after 2 years, and generous paid sick time.
      • Paid Federal holidays and 10 additional flexible floating holidays accessible throughout the year.
      • 5% employer contribution to 401k retirement plan (no employee contribution required).
      • Relocation stipend.
      • Additional benefits include: vision coverage and FSA enrollment.
      • JFS values and provides opportunities for continued growth and learning for all team members.

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

    If you are interested in joining our team, please visit our Indeed page. Select the position you are applying for and submit your resume and cover letter.

    Applications are only accepted online.

    NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Vets

    Apply Now

  • Employment Case Manager

    Jewish Family Service is seeking an Employment Case Manager in the Refugee & Immigrant Services program. This full-time (37.5 hours/week) position provides case management services critical to refugee and immigrant clients’ economic stability. The position 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. The position is based at the JFS’ Kent office, but will have responsibilities throughout Puget Sound. Travel will be required to meetings in the community, medical and social service facilities, and employment appointments.  Regular and punctual attendance with occasional overtime is required, as well as some evenings and weekends.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Create a strengths-based individualized career plan 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. Assess and record client progress towards goals of career plan.
    • Maintain information on community resources and develop relationships with other providers and professionals, as needed.
    • Conduct professional communication and professional networking skills workshops at local partner agencies, community-based organizations and in the Kent office.
    • Support clients through professional mentorship opportunities ensuring ongoing professional support from volunteer mentor.
    • Provide ongoing household budgeting support and teach clients skills needed to build a realistic budget.


    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience within field.
    • Experience working with other cultures and ability to effectively communicate with people who speak English as a second language.
    • Case management/employment placement experience a plus.
    • Valid Washington State driver’s license, auto insurance and reliable access to personal vehicle as well as ability to drive agency vehicles required.
    • Familiarity with local community resources and systems in social service support programs.
    • Demonstrated ability to self-manage competing priorities, pay attention to detail, and clearly and concisely communicate and collaborate with others.
    • Fully vaccinated individuals required due to client facing nature of the work; accommodations provided if possible.


    SALARY AND BENEFITS:

    • The starting pay for this position is $23.46 – $26.07/hour.
    • Jewish Family Service offers a generous benefits package including:
      • 100% employer-paid premiums for employee medical, dental, life insurance, long-term disability, and employee assistance program.
      • 15 annual vacation days increasing to 20 after 2 years, and generous paid sick time.
      • Paid Federal holidays and 10 additional flexible floating holidays accessible throughout the year.
      • 5% employer contribution to 401k retirement plan (no employee contribution required).
      • Relocation stipend.
      • Additional benefits include: vision coverage and FSA enrollment.
      • JFS values and provides opportunities for continued growth and learning for all team members.

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

    If you are interested in joining our team, please visit our Indeed page. Select the position you are applying for and submit your resume and cover letter.

    Applications are only accepted online.

    NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Vets

    Apply Now

Supported Living Services

  • Home Care Aide (Direct Service Support)

    Jewish Family Service is currently seeking a Home Care Aide (Direct Service Support) to join our Supported Living Services team.  This full-time (37.5 hours per week) position is responsible for helping clients to reach their highest potential and complete tasks themselves.

    $250 Hiring bonus and retention bonus after 6 months.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Provide skills training.
    • Provide companionship and transportation.
    • Help clients with the following:
      • light housekeeping
      • food preparation
      • laundry
    • Provide leisure support. 


    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Strong interpersonal skills are required.
    • Must be able to work effectively and compassionately with clients who have mental, physical or cognitive disabilities.
    • Knowledge of Jewish community and culture (or willingness to be trained) preferred.
    • Home Care Aide, CNA or NA-r and relevant training/experience is required. Training will be provided for the right candidate.
    • Must have a valid Washington State Driver’s License and access to an insured vehicle.


    SALARY AND BENEFITS:

    • The starting pay for this position is $18/hour.
    • Jewish Family Service offers a generous benefits package including:
      • 100% employer-paid premiums for employee medical, dental, life insurance, long-term disability, and employee assistance program.
      • 15 annual vacation days increasing to 20 after 2 years, and generous paid sick time.
      • Paid Federal holidays and 10 additional flexible floating holidays accessible throughout the year.
      • 5% employer contribution to 401k retirement plan (no employee contribution required).
      • Additional benefits include: vision coverage and FSA enrollment.
      • JFS values and provides opportunities for continued growth and learning for all team members.

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

    If you are interested in joining our team, please visit our Indeed page. Select the position you are applying for and 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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