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 based 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; provides information and referrals to additional mental health support systems; and provides therapeutic groups and psycho-educational programming.  The position reports to the JFS Clinical Director and the Hillel UW Executive Director.  The direct service within this role primarily takes place at Hillel at the University of Washington, while clinical supervision and other required meetings 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 JFS, as well as Hillel UW Development Director.
    • Collect client fees and give them to Hillel Director of Operations.
    • With consultative (and potentially facilitation) assistance from JFS clinical team, develop and facilitate psycho-educational/Wellness programs in collaboration with Hillel program team. Six to eight per calendar year. Topics may include:
      • Stress management
      • Relationships
      • Planning for life after college
      • Depression and anxiety
      • Freshman adjustment
      • Grief and loss
    • Periodically facilitate programming at JFS-related workshops, as a member of the JFS clinical team
    • Attend and participate in weekly clinical meetings at JFS and 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

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Older Adult Services

  • Geriatric Care Manager (Russian Speaking)

    We are currently seeking a part-time (30 hours/week) Geriatric Care Manager (Russian Speaking) to primarily serve Holocaust survivors. This position is responsible for providing care management services, in English and Russian, to older adults in the JFS service area. Services include information, assistance and referral; comprehensive assessment; care management and community outreach. In addition, the Geriatric Care Manager may provide counseling services and limited supervision of volunteers working with clients. The position will work out of the Capitol Hill office and will require frequent travel to client homes. May require occasional weekend and evening hours.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Provide comprehensive assessment of older adults’ physical and mental health, home safety, social and cultural needs, and financial status.
    • Develop care plans in collaboration with clients and help clients achieve their care plan goals.
    • Serve as a client advocate and contact clients’ health care providers, community agencies and others to ensure client needs are met.
    • Coordinate services with Older Adult Services and JFS staff as well as multiple service providers.
    • Provide ongoing oversight of each assigned case, maintaining regular contact with clients.
    • Participate in community outreach activities to potential clients and their families.
    • Maintain accurate and complete documentation by recording all client contact in the Salesforce database, including demographic information and ongoing client and collateral contact.
    • Complete all required Claims Conference paperwork for Holocaust survivors.
    • Support socialization events for Russian speaking older adults.
    • Attend and participate in monthly Older Adult Services clinical consultation and team meetings, and other meetings as requested.

     
    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Master’s degree in social work or related field preferred
    • Bachelor’s degree in social work, health care, human services or a related field and a minimum of two years of experiences in older adult programming will be considered.
    • Fluent in Russian and English with excellent written skills in English.
    • Licensure in social work or mental health counseling is desired.

    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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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
  • Economic Equity Specialist AmeriCorps

    We are currently recruiting for an Economic Equity Specialist AmeriCorps to join our Refugee and Immigrant Services (RIS) team. This service position will work 40 hours per week for 10.5 months starting in mid-September. The AmeriCorps will work under the Economic Integration Program with JFS refugee clients who have been identified as facing additional barriers towards integration. This role will provide support in two specific capacities: coordinate and lead tours of local employers, identify and provide educational and training programs and local resources to cohorts of women to help them become more engaged and integrated into their new communities and help clients identify pathways to attain their long-term professional and educational goals.  The Americorps will deliver a financial literacy curriculum to recently arrived clients, adjusting the curriculum as needed for each student group.
     
    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Establish partnerships with local companies, educational and training programs and local resources.
    • Coordinate tours of local partner resources.
    • Conduct outreach to clients.
    • Deliver financial literacy curriculum to newly arrive refugees.
    • Conduct assessments of knowledge gained for recipients of financial literacy curriculum.
    • Provide ongoing support to clients to enhance financial literacy.
    • Collaborate across RIS department to ensure all clients in need of additional support receive supplementary services.

     
    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • 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 a personal vehicle as well as ability to drive agency vehicles as required.
    • Passion for supporting refugees, asylees, and SIVs reach self-sufficiency.
    • Strong organizational and communication skills.
    • Classroom instruction experience a plus.

     
    BENEFITS:

    • Monthly stipend of $1,450 before deductions and withholdings
    • $6,095 education award that can be used for future schooling or to pay off existing qualified student loan debt (upon successful completion of the service term)
    • Basic health insurance (not including vision coverage)
    • Workers compensation coverage
    • Assistance with childcare costs
    • Forbearance (temporarily postponing paying off a loan) of qualified student loans during the service term
    • Payment of interest on qualified student loans that accrued during the service term
    • Serving in a full-time AmeriCorps position qualifies as “employment” towards the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program

    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
  • Women’s Empowerment Case Manager

    Jewish Family Service is currently seeking a Women’s Empowerment Case Manager in our Refugee & Immigrant Services Department. This full-time (37.5 hours/week) position provides comprehensive case management and cultural orientation support to refugee and immigrant women who are new to the United States. Individualized services are tailored to assist clients in overcoming the structural and societal barriers that prevent refugee and immigrant women from fully integrating into the community. 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:

    • Develop and maintain a thorough knowledge of the U.S. resettlement program and services available to refugees, SIVs, asylees and those seeking asylum.
    • Work with assigned clients to create and implement a strengths-based individualized self-sufficiency plan to expedite stability and integration.
    • Provide comprehensive case management to include advocating for and coordinating access to benefits, medical care and education services; conducting home visits; and facilitating community navigation and the creation of social support networks.
    • Deliver individual and group cultural orientation curriculum and assess participants’ understanding of available resources and support systems.
    • Assess and record client progress towards set goals to ensure services increase the well-being and social integration of refugees and immigrants. Ensure complete, accurate and timely documentation for each case.
    • Collaborate across agency programs and develop 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 gender equity and immigrant integration strategies, policies and practices.

     
    Requirements:

    • 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.
    • Familiarity with local community resources and systems in social service support programs.
    • 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.
    • Case management experience and 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

Supported Living Services

  • Case Manager

    Supportive Living Services of Jewish Family Service has provided services to people with developmental disabilities and persistent mental illness in King County since 1986. Supportive Living Services is seeking a half-time Case Manager (18.75 hours per week). The position will be located in Seattle at the JFS Capitol Hill campus.
    The case manager will work with adults who are diagnosed with developmental disabilities, persistent mental illness and traumatic brain injuries throughout King County to support them to live with independence and dignity. The case manager must be able to provide in-depth, individualized services based on client ability and need.

    Responsibilities

    • Act as an advocate and liaison for clients with developmental disabilities, persistent mental illness and traumatic brain injuries
    • Work with individuals and family systems
    • Complete psychosocial assessments and client evaluations
    • Develop care plans
    • Coordinate services and resources on behalf of clients
    • Knowledge of government and community resources
    • In-home visits and travel throughout King county

     
    Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in social work or related field preferred
    • Bachelor’s degree in social work, health care, human services or a related field and a minimum of two years of experience in developmental disabilities will be considered
    • Knowledge and familiarity with Jewish culture, mental health, traumatic brain injury and geriatrics is helpful
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to work on a team and autonomously
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
    • Reliable transportation is required
    • Must pass all applicable background checks
    • Work hours are during regular business hours, Monday-Friday, with rotating on-call responsibilities.

    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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