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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Development and Marketing

  • Major Gifts Officer

    We are currently seeking a Major Gifts Officer to join our Development & Marketing team. This full-time (37.5 hours per week) position is responsible for a portfolio of donors to steward, cultivate, and solicit annual and legacy gifts from. This position will play a crucial role in building and maintaining relationships with individuals whose generosity and long-term investment helps JFS accomplish our mission. The Major Gifts Officer works collaboratively with the entire Development & Marketing team to ensure our fundraising success.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Manage a portfolio of donors and donor prospects for qualification, stewardship, cultivation, and solicitation.
    • As appropriate, identify individuals as gift and/or legacy donor prospects; and determine follow-up strategies
      including stewardship and solicitation timelines.
    • Serve as a qualification officer for new leads for annual and legacy prospects from prospect research, prospect
      screening tools, donor database, and fundraising colleagues.
    • Work with Development & Marketing team to develop fundraising strategies.
    • Work with Marketing and our grant writing firm, Elevate, to prepare written proposals, and informational materials
      needed to secure and report on gifts.
    • Maintain accurate portfolio information, analyze needs, and promptly provide recommendations and information.
    • Take initiative on projects, professionally represent JFS and exhibit commitment to overall goals and deadlines
      set by management.
    • Collaborate with staff and volunteer leadership to execute development plans.
    • Plan and execute cultivation and stewardship events as necessary.
    • Keep donor information updated in Raisers Edge, including meeting notes, future action steps and other pertinent
      donor information.
    • Provide assistance at special events, weekends and evenings, as needed.
    • Other duties as assigned.

     
    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Must have relevant professional experience in cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major gifts or relevant commensurate experience.
    • Bachelor’s degree required; Non-profit work experience preferred.
    • Knowledge of the Jewish community and culture required.
    • Ability to professionally and effectively communicate verbally and through written correspondence, including written reports.
    • Ability to work collaboratively and harmoniously internally and externally; always maintaining integrity and professionalism.
    • Experience with face-to-face cultivation and solicitation activities.
    • Ability to handle and maintain confidential information.
    • Ability to multitask effectively in a fast-paced environment; effectively prioritize and exhibit excellent attention to detail.
    • Ability to travel locally and occasionally work after hours and/or weekend hours.
    • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, with emphasis on Excel.
    • Proficiency in CRM database systems, preferably The Raiser’s Edge. Ability to handle and maintain confidential information.
    • Ability to learn new systems and technology quickly. Ability to train non-technical personnel on database systems
    • Exceptional attention to detail, specifically regarding data entry and data cleaning.

    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

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

  • 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

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