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Jewish Family and Children's Service of Greater Philadelphia is a team of experienced social workers, care managers, prevention specialists, chaplains and other professionals committed to enhancing the lives of the families, children and individuals we support every day.  We seek to employ passionate and dedicated individuals who share our goals and desire to be part of an organization with a tradition of service excellence guided by Jewish values in our diverse community.

We offer a complete benefit package and the opportunity to learn and grow in an ever-changing service landscape.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer by choice.

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JFCS is looking for a Part-time Clinical Therapist to work about five hours per week.  This is an opportunity for a qualified candidate to continue to practice, have opportunities for CEUs, and obtain free supervision hours.

The clinical therapist provides therapeutic services and support to individuals, couples, families and groups.  Conducts a bio-psychosocial evaluation of the client, formulates a treatment plan and enlists the client's participation in the planning of treatment goals consistent with the client's needs and capacity.  Additional responsibilities include participating in monthly peer supervision and case presentations.

Clinical Duties and Responsibilities

• Provides clinical treatment for individuals and families with social and emotional problems

• Provides clinical treatment, safety planning, and assessments to clients in domestic violence program

• Prepares and documents accurate and timely records including treatment plans, clinical and progress notes, and billing information in compliance with department documentation guidelines and expectations

• Refers clients for psychiatric and psychological consultations when appropriate

• Maintains knowledge of a broad variety of community resources and refers clients when appropriate to support their treatment goals

• Conducts regular re-evaluation of plan of treatment and goals

• Participates as an active member in monthly peer supervision and case presentations

• Maintains interest in and knowledge of relevant professional activities, developments in the field of behavioral health and in social problems as they pertain to our clients and to the advancement of the profession

• Maintains knowledge of Jewish culture and values as they relate to client's life situation and social and emotional problems

• Assumes responsibility in emergency situations


• Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences

• Ability to write and speak clearly and succinctly in a variety of settings

• Ability to manage and prioritize multiple assignments

• Ability to work independently—can follow up and follow through with clients and notes

• Must be able to exercise independent judgment in an area for which procedures cannot be standardized

• Ability to establish good working relations with other professionals both internally and in the community 


• Master's level degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or a Master's degree with a concentration in one of those area

• PA state license preferred, or in process of obtaining licensure – LSW, LCSW, LMFT, LPC or comparable

• One to three years of related clinical experience 

Additional Requirements

• All prospective employees must pass a criminal background check and any security clearances required by the department to which the employee is assigned.

• Employee must have a safe driving record on file with the Department of Motor Vehicles in the state in which the employee is licensed to drive and provide a valid driver’s license and proof of automobile liability insurance at time of employment.  Employee must maintain a valid driver’s license and carry liability insurance as a condition of continued employment.

posted 5/12/2014

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