Careers

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

Family Support Coordinator (Bilingual Spanish)

Family Support Specialist (Bilingual Spanish)

Case Aide: Home Study & Post Release Services (Bilingual Spanish)

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Family Support Coordinator (Bilingual Spanish)


Job Type: Full Time
Salary: $53,000
Location: In our office in Metairie, LA or Remotely based in the Pensacola, FL area
ORGANIZATION
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. 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.
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 15 vacation days and 10 days of sick leave. JFS is closed most Federal and Jewish holidays.

Overview

  • The Family Support Coordinator will provide Post Release Services (PRS) for Unaccompanied Children (UC). This position will report to the Regional Supervisor.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide culturally and linguistically appropriate post placement services and comprehensive case management for UC;
  • Complete individualized needs assessments with UC and sponsor, and develop case plans with particular attention to culture, language, and special circumstances;
  • Carry a minimum caseload of 25, but not to exceed 40 cases;
  • 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

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, a behavioral science, or social services field with a minimum of two years’ progressive experience in the fields listed above;
  • Experience with immigrant populations, child welfare, child placements, family preservation and social service provision is desired;
  • Must be skilled at writing professional, thorough reports;
  • Must possess an extensive knowledge of immigrant community local resources; U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants / refugees.org
  • 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; and
  • Possess or be able to obtain CPR and basic first aid certification.

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.


Family Support Specialist (Bilingual Spanish)


Job Type: Full Time
Salary: $58,000
Location: In our office in Metairie, LA or Remotely based in the Pensacola, FL area
ORGANIZATION
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. 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.
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 15 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

  • U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants / refugees.org
  • 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.


Case Aide: Home Study & Post Release Services (Bilingual Spanish)

Job Type: Full Time

Location: In our office in Metairie, LA

Salary: $40,000

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 Case Aide will provide administrative and case support to staff providing Post Release Services to Unaccompanied Children (UC) and their sponsors. This position will report to the Regional Supervisor. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct routine calls to clients to assist with coordination of services and assess for safety;
  • Conduct outreach with local community agencies to identify appropriate community resources for clients, ensuring they are culturally and linguistically appropriate; 
  • Assist in completing applications and referral forms; 
  • Accompany clients (or provide telephonic support) to facilitate school enrollment and access to community resources, as needed; 
  • Provide ongoing administrative support to PRS workers; 
  • 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

  • Associate’s degree with a minimum of 1 year of experience working with children. Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, International Studies, or related humanitarian field is preferred.  
  • Experience with immigrant populations, child welfare, child placements, family preservation and social service provision is desired;
  • 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; 
  • Fluency in Spanish is required; proficiency in additional languages a plus; 
  • Candidate must demonstrate a commitment to comply with mandatory state reporting requirements 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;

TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

  • Satisfactory completion of USCRI’s HS/PRS New Staff Training;
  • Satisfactory completion of ORR required trainings prior to serving clients and on an annual basis; and
  • Complete additional training as identified by supervisor or Human Resources.