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

Family Support Specialist

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Director of Clinical Services

Full Time

Reports to Executive Director

Salary Range: $75,000 – $80,000

Organization

Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans (JFS) is a constituent agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans and a community impact partner of United Way of Southeast Louisiana. Established over 73 years ago, Jewish Family Service is a “whole person environment,” serving the residents of Greater New Orleans without regard to race, religion, disability, gender, or sexual orientation.

Overview

TheDirector of Clinical Servicesprovides clinical supervision and operational oversight for clinical staff. This position oversees all counseling and case management related programs at JFS.  This includes ensuring that clinicians are implementing standards of excellence in client experience (customer service) and clinical interventions.  The director will provide group and individual supervision, training, and community outreach. This position also works with staff to create and implement new programs.

Characteristics of candidates we are seeking:

  • Passion for the JFS mission
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Willingness and desire to create structures for evolution
  • Creativity
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at one time
  • Advanced writing and communication skills
  • Excellent computer and database skills
  • Self-starter, team builder
  • Knowledge of a variety of clinical modalities
  • Open to evening and weekend hours, as needed

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage clinical and case management staff and programs at JFS
  • Provide leadership and supervision to clinical staff and interns
  • Recruit employees to ensure clinical department is staffed with qualified personnel
  • Work with Executive Director and Director of Business Services as part of the senior leadership team to manage policies, program development, fiscal budget and performance improvement
  • Provide personnel with clinical training and opportunities for continuous development
  • Manage the annual Passover Food Baskets Distribution Program
  • Plan and implement monthly Mental Health Professionals CEU Workshops
  • Provide counseling, case management and information/referrals to individuals and families, including Jewish elders and their families
  • Be reasonably available for client emergencies
  • Collaborate with existing and new community resources

Qualifications:

  • Master’s or Doctorate in Social Work, Psychology or Mental Health Counseling
  • Licensed to practice in Louisiana (LCSW/BACS preferred)
  • Five-years minimum experience in the field
  • Three-years minimum supervisory experience
  • Familiarity with Greater New Orleans area Jewish Community a plus, not required
  • Able to work flexible hours, including potential for some evenings and Sundays
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to collaborate well with team members, outside agencies and service providers
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and use of electronic health records
  • Valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle
  • Willing to learn new software for recordkeeping and billing

Working Conditions

This job involves sedentary work in the office, moderate to extensive phone and computer work, as well as travel to meetings outside the office and occasional light lifting.  The Director of Clinical Services will be required to attend evening meetings and events. Travel outside the greater New Orleans area approximately twice annually.

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 tojobs3@jfsneworleans.org  

For more information on JFS, please visit our website: www.jfsneworleans.org.

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).  

Full-Time Therapist 

SALARY: Commensurate with experience ($45,000-$48,000)

Excellent Benefits Package.

Organization:  Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans (JFS) is a constituent agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans and a community impact partner of United Way of Southeast Louisiana. Established over 70 years ago, Jewish Family Service is a “whole person environment,” serving the residents of Greater New Orleans without regard to race, religion, disability, gender, or sexual orientation.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain therapy client caseload (will include in person and telehealth)
  • 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.   Minimum 3 years’ experience in the field of counseling.  Must be comfortable on telehealth. 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. Bilingual Spanish and 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 Therapist (Spanish)

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

Excellent Benefits Package.

Organization:  Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans (JFS) is a constituent agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans and a community impact partner of United Way of Southeast Louisiana. Established over 70 years ago, Jewish Family Service is a “whole person environment,” serving the residents of Greater New Orleans without regard to race, religion, disability, gender, or sexual orientation.

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. Bilingual Spanish and 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 Title: Family Support Specialist (Bilingual Spanish)

Job Type: Full Time

Location: Remote (offices in Metairie, LA)

ORGANIZATION
Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans (JFS) is a constituent agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans and a community impact partner of United Way of Southeast Louisiana. Established over 70 years ago, Jewish Family Service is a “whole person environment,” serving the residents of Greater New Orleans without regard to race, religion, disability, gender, or sexual orientation. 

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.