Careers

Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are currently hiring for:

Family Support Specialist *Updated Hiring Incentives*

Refugee Resettlement Manager

Volunteer opportunities can be found here.

For information about our internship program, click here.

Intern Program Supervisor

POSITIONIntern Program Supervisor 

SALARY: $50,000-$53,000

STATUS: Full-Time, Exempt

HOURS: M, T, Th 10:30-6:30, W 10-6 and F 9-4

Organization 

Established over 70 years ago, Jewish Family Service (JFS) is a dynamic “whole person environment,” serving the residents of Greater New Orleans based on the needs of the whole community.  JFS works with all New Orleanians, no matter their spiritual beliefs, to support them in preserving, strengthening, and enhancing the well-being and self-sufficiency of our community. Our counselors provide specialized treatment plans based on the wide array of clients’ presenting concerns.

Why Work for JFS?

JFS believes very strongly in work/life balance. The counseling department operates during normal business hours. Staff are not expected to be available nights and weekends or to be on call. We are not a crisis agency.  

JFS offers an outstanding benefits package.  As a member of the clinical staff, you will have opportunities for low cost or free CEUs, and regular, dedicated time for consultation and support.  Moreover, JFS subsidizes 80% of employee medical, dental, and vision insurance, offers matching contributions through a 403b plan, and annually includes 20 vacation days and 10 weeks of sick leave. JFS is closed most Federal and Jewish holidays.

Basic Function

The Intern Program Supervisor is responsible for the overall supervision of the Behavioral Health Intern Training Program. JFS trains 6-8 counseling and social work interns.  Each intern is required to commit to at least two semesters to the agency.

Duties and Responsibilities

50% of time spent:

  • Supervision
    • Recruit, hire and train counseling and social work interns
    • Provide weekly supervision and other support to interns as needed
    • Provide weekly supervision to clinical staff as assigned
    • Ensure supervisees complete required documentation, including client records and administrative paperwork thoroughly and in a timely manner
  • Other Responsibilities
    • Coordinate with Counseling and Social Work graduate programs to secure intern placement  
    • Assist Clinical Director in planning weekly clinical staff meetings by securing speakers and training opportunities
    • Maintain professional licensure 

50% of time spent:

  • Clinical Services
  • Individual counseling to clients of all ages
  • Program Development and Marketing
  • Market JFS counseling program to increase client referrals

Statement of Relation:

The Intern Program Supervisor reports to the Director of Clinical Services.

Minimum Qualifications:

LCSW REQUIRED.   Some experience in management and supervision in a health care or social service agency.  Career path must show a progressive increase in responsibility and authority. Excellent written and communication skills including knowledge of Social Work and Counseling Codes of Ethics required. Eligible individual must have computer skills including MS Word and MS Excel. Credentialed to accept 3rd party payers, a plus.

If you meet the minimum requirements, please send resume, cover letter and 3 professional references to jobs1@jfsneworleans.org.
Jewish Family Service (JFS) is a non-profit organization that serves the Greater New Orleans community on a non-sectarian basis. For more information on JFS, please visit our website: www.jfsneworleans.org.

Bilingual Full-time Therapist (Spanish)

SALARY: Commensurate with experience ($50,000-$53,000)

Excellent Benefits Package.

Organization 

Established over 70 years ago, Jewish Family Service (JFS) is a dynamic “whole person environment,” serving the residents of Greater New Orleans based on the needs of the whole community.  JFS works with all New Orleanians, no matter their spiritual beliefs, to support them in preserving, strengthening, and enhancing the well-being and self-sufficiency of our community. Our counselors provide specialized treatment plans based on the wide array of clients’ presenting concerns.

Why Work for JFS?

JFS believes very strongly in work/life balance. The counseling department operates during normal business hours. Staff are not expected to be available nights and weekends or to be on call. We are not a crisis agency.  

JFS offers an outstanding benefits package.  As a member of the clinical staff, you will have opportunities for low cost or free CEUs, and regular, dedicated time for consultation and support.  Moreover, JFS subsidizes 80% of employee medical, dental, and vision insurance, offers matching contributions through a 403b plan, and annually includes 20 vacation days and 10 days of sick leave. JFS is closed most Federal and Jewish holidays.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain therapy client caseload (will include in person and telehealth)
  • May include some community based therapy 
  • Attend and participate in weekly clinical staff meeting 
  • Participate in planning and presenting at clinical staff meetings (1-2x per year)
  • Market JFS counseling program to increase client referrals

Statement of Relation:

The Full Time Therapist reports to the Director of Clinical Services.

Minimum Qualifications:

LCSW/LPC REQUIRED.  Bilingual Spanish with the ability to conduct therapy sessions in both Spanish and English. Must be comfortable on telehealth. Minimum 3 years’ experience in the field of counseling.  Knowledge and adherence to Social Work and Counseling Codes of Ethics. Eligible individuals must have computer skills including MS Word and Excel. JFS utilizes an Electronic Health Record. Notes are to be documented within 72 hrs. of session, treatment plans updated every 90 days. Credentialed to accept 3rd party payers, a plus.

If you meet the minimum requirements, please send resume, cover letter and 3 professional references to jobs1@jfsneworleans.org.Jewish Family Service (JFS) is a non-profit organization that serves the Greater New Orleans community on a non-sectarian basis. For more information on JFS, please visit our website: www.jfsneworleans.org.

Family Support Specialist

Job Type: Full Time

Location: Metairie, LA  

BONUS COMPENSATION:

Now offering up to $3,000 performance based bonus. If benchmarks are met, $1,500 will be paid at the 3 month mark, and the remaining $1,500 will be paid at the 6 month mark.

Organization 

Established over 70 years ago, Jewish Family Service (JFS) is a dynamic “whole person environment,” serving the residents of Greater New Orleans based on the needs of the whole community.  JFS works with all New Orleanians, no matter their spiritual beliefs, to support them in preserving, strengthening, and enhancing the well-being and self-sufficiency of our community.

Why Work for JFS?

JFS believes very strongly in work/life balance and offers an outstanding benefits package.  As a JFS employee, you will have opportunities for low cost or free CEUs.  Moreover, JFS subsidizes 80% of employee medical, dental, and vision insurance, offers matching contributions through a 403b plan, and annually includes 10 vacation days and 10 days of sick leave. JFS is closed most Federal and Jewish holidays.

OVERVIEW

The Family Support Specialist will provide Home Study (HS) and Post Release Services (PRS) for Unaccompanied Children (UC).  This position will report to the Regional Supervisor. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct time-sensitive and thorough home study assessments for potential placements for UC, including     background interviews, home assessment, and case analysis. 
  • Provide culturally and linguistically appropriate post placement services and comprehensive case management for UC;
  • Carry a case minimum caseload of 25 PRS cases, or at least 3 home studies with 20 PRS cases;
  • Conduct brief interventions to help families address crises and manage conflict, as needed;
  • Complete individualized needs assessments with UC and sponsor, and develop case plans with particular attention to culture, language, and special circumstances;
  • Maintain a high standard of record-keeping according to USCRI and ORR policies and procedures.   
  • Provide information, education, referrals, outreach, advocacy, and support to ensure that each child receives the services they require; 
  • Assess the safety and appropriateness of the placement on an ongoing basis using child welfare principles and social work best practices through phone/video calls, interviews, and home visits; 
  • Build a network of local pro bono legal resources and service providers to facilitate access for UC and sponsors, and track individual progress; 
  • Coordinate and maintain communication with key stakeholders; 
  • Participate in regular training and communication sessions with supervisor and headquarters staff; and  
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor. 

All of the above duties and responsibilities are essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation. All job duties indicated is not to be an exhaustive statement and other job-related duties may be assigned as required by the supervisor(s).  

REQUIREMENTS

  • Masters of Social Work, a behavioral science, or social services field, with at least two years’ progressive experience in the fields listed above; or a Bachelor’s degree in social work, a behavioral science, or social services field with a minimum of three years’ progressive experience in the fields listed above; 
  • Experience in child welfare, child placements, family preservation and social service provision is desired;
  • Must be skilled at writing professional, thorough assessment reports
  • Must possess an extensive knowledge of immigrant community local resources;
  • Excellent organizational, verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, and ability to prioritize duties in a fast-paced environment;
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, insurance, a clean driving record, and personal transportation; 
  • Position requires up to 50 percent long distance travel with limited notice;
  • Position is remote and the candidate must have an appropriate workspace to complete documentation, client phone calls, and video conferencing;
  • Fluency in Spanish is required; proficiency in additional languages a plus; 
  • Candidate must demonstrate a commitment to comply with mandatory state reporting requirement for child abuse and neglect; 
  • Candidate must have dedication to the human rights of refugees, immigrants, asylum seekers and displaced people; 
  • Candidate must pass a criminal background check that includes past history of conviction of child and sexual abuse; 
  • Possess or be able to obtain CPR and basic first aid certification; and

TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

  • Satisfactory completion of USCRI and ORR required trainings prior to serving clients and on an annual basis.

If you meet the minimum requirements, please send resume, cover letter and references to jobs1@jfsneworleans.org.

Refugee Resettlement Manager

POSITION: Refugee Resettlement Manager 

SALARY: $45,000 to $47,000 

STATUS: Full-Time, Exempt 

Organization 

Established over 70 years ago, Jewish Family Service (JFS) is a dynamic “whole person environment,”  serving the residents of Greater New Orleans based on the needs of the whole community. JFS works  with all New Orleanians, no matter their spiritual beliefs, to support them in preserving, strengthening,  and enhancing the well-being and self-sufficiency of our community. Our counselors provide specialized  treatment plans based on the wide array of clients’ presenting concerns. 

Why Work for JFS? 

JFS believes very strongly in work/life balance. We offer an outstanding benefits package. JFS subsidizes  80% of employee medical, dental, and vision insurance, offers matching contributions through a 403b  plan, and annually includes 10 vacation days and 10 days of sick leave. JFS is closed most Federal and  Jewish holidays. 

JOB SUMMARY 

Reporting to the Director of Clinical Services, the Refugee Resettlement Manager runs a program designed to help, support, and assist newly arrived refugees and foreign-born survivors of human  trafficking. The Refugee Resettlement Manager completes core services to ensure the best possible  resettlement experience resulting in refugee and survivor self-sufficiency. Additionally, the Refugee  Resettlement Manager is responsible for coordinating program staff, managing a caseload of clients, and  maintaining relationships with program partners and affiliates at other agencies.  

RESPONSIBILITIES 

US. Department of State / HIAS: Reception & Placement (R & P) Program  

GENERAL DUTIES 

⮚ Works closely with HIAS, refugee state and parish coordinators, and other agency affiliates and  partners to ensure that case management is delivered and documented in a timely,  professional, and efficient manner. 

⮚ Coordinates with the resettlement program staff and volunteers to deliver the following pre arrival services for each client: 

o Completes file setup, reception plan, housing and basic needs checklist, furniture  arrangement, and scheduling of preliminary appointments with the health facilities. o Purchases and arranges basic needs for household items, bedding, and other essentials. ⮚ Guarantees fulfillment of all R&P Program requirements within 90 days of arrival including: o Providing necessities for each refugee case including: housing, furnishings, household  goods, food/food allowance until receipt of food assistance, clothing, pocket money and  transportation. 

o Providing core services including: case management, cultural orientation, assistance with  accessing health services, assistance with benefit applications and assistance with enrollment  in other services.

Department of Justice / Covenant House: Foreign Born Survivors of Human Trafficking Program  (15 hours/week) 

GENERAL DUTIES 

⮚ Provide intensive case management for survivors of human trafficking (foreign born) living in the  Greater New Orleans area in both English and Spanish. 

⮚ Act as the point person responsible for outreach and marketing to promote the human trafficking  program. 

⮚ Attend all Greater New Orleans Human Trafficking Task Force (GNOHTTF) meetings and workshops. 

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES 

● Bilingual Spanish 

● High degree of fluency in written and spoken English 

● Ability to maintain strict confidentiality 

● Strong time management skills 

● Ability to multitask and prioritize responsibilities in a fast paced and often demanding  environment 

● Excellent interpersonal skills 

● Ability to work effectively and respectfully with a diverse spectrum of individuals and institutions,  including Afghan SIVs and LGBTQ individuals 

● Advanced organizational skills and ability to troubleshoot, handle crises, and prioritize work  ● Self-sufficiency and ability to work both independently and as part of a team as appropriate  

 QUALIFICATIONS 

● Bachelor’s Degree preferred 

● Bilingual Spanish required 

● Multilingual helpful but not required 

● Working knowledge of major public benefit, safety net, and cost savings programs ● Experience working with marginalized populations 

● Must have own vehicle, a valid driver’s license, insurance, and safe driving record and  successfully complete a criminal background check 

Please e-mail your resume, 3 professional references along with a cover letter that includes a brief  description of why you think you would be a great fit with Jewish Family Service to jobs1@jfsneworleans.org. For more information on JFS, please visit our website: www.jfsneworleans.org.