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Do you share our mission?

Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia serves children, adults, seniors and families with a diverse array of services. We are committed to serving the community–particularly our most vulnerable members–during times of challenge and crisis throughout their lives.

Our team is comprised of dedicated, caring and experienced social workers, care managers, prevention specialists, chaplains and other professionals.  The common denominator we share is our commitment to enhancing the lives of the families, children and individuals we support.

We are looking for passionate, energized and skilled professionals who share our goals and want to make a meaningful difference every day. By joining JFCS you become part of an organization with a tradition of service excellence, a tradition guided by Jewish values within a diverse community.  JFCS offers the opportunity to learn and grow in an ever-changing landscape. JFCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer by choice.

Equal Employment Opportunity

JFCS supports and is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity. It is our policy to provide equal opportunities in any term, condition or privilege of employment to all associates and potential associates on the basis of their merits and ability to perform, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, citizen and veteran’s status, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, or any other prohibited factor.

Applying for a job at JFCS is simple

  • Identify the job best suited to your background and expertise from the positions listed below
  • If you meet the qualifications and are interested in applying, send an email to careers@jfcsphilly.org

Job Opening

Program Manager, LGBTQ Community Engagement

The Program Manager provides an inclusive, comprehensive and engaging LGBTQ program based on sound expertise and community engagement. This person establishes a network within the Philadelphia region to provide: counseling and support to individuals, youth and families within the LGBT Jewish community; trainings for organizations, including nonprofits, synagogues, schools and businesses on the dynamics of the LGBTQ community and how to increase LGBTQ sensitivity and awareness; and outreach events that focus on awareness and inclusiveness.  They also construct and expand JFCS’ in-house expertise and capacity to address LGBT individual and family issues throughout the agency, thereby building our reputation as experts in the area.

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PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
• Formulate a vision and an overall strategy for JFCS’ LGBTQ program that will translate into inclusive, meaningful programming
• Facilitate JFCS agency-wide programs in partnership with Human Resources department to train professional staff on LGBTQ issues
• Conduct trainings with local organizations on building LGBTQ sensitivity and awareness
• Build and implement a comprehensive outreach program for LGBTQ Jewish youth and their families
• Identify and develop strategic partnerships, contracts, and other resources to ensure effective, non-duplicative programming
• Create and implement a multi-faceted marketing plan to draw consumers to our programs and services and to build brand awareness in the region
• Proactively seek new opportunities to market JFCS’ services
• Assist in developing and implementing programs to provide psycho-social support to LGBTQ youth and their families
• Act as liaison to community, state, and national groups
• Act as PR liaison on behalf of the agency on LGBTQ initiatives and issues
• Build strong working relationships with area synagogues and other Jewish organizations to nurture ongoing partnerships around

LGBTQ support
• Act as an advocate for LGBTQ youth, older adults and other vulnerable populations within the Jewish community and beyond
• Identify new opportunities with donors, sponsors, and strategic partners
• Participate in proposal development, preparation, review and presentation to donors
• Consult, advise, develop staff on LGBT cases within the agency

DIRECT SERVICE
• Lead support groups
• Partner with programming staff in other parts of the agency to bring programs and resources to LGBTQ community.
• Collaborate with clinical staff within the Individual and Family Services department to ensure a strong foundation of LGBTQ-sensitive clinical support for our consumers
• Participate and provide input on LGBTQ issues in clinical peer supervision group
• Carry a small counseling caseload related to LGBTQ issues.

QUALIFICATIONS
• MSW required with particular coursework/internship in advocacy, policy, and community mobilization
• Knowledge of LGBT community and LGBT program experience are strongly preferred
• Direct experience in an advocacy, policy making, or community outreach role required
• Two to four years clinical experience strongly preferred

COMPETENCIES
• Ability to multi-task and manage competing demands
• Ability to take on specialized tasks and manage them within the framework of Program Manager’s workload
• Aptitude for building effective and meaningful working relationships with other professionals and community agencies
• Understanding of the importance of data collection and measurable outcomes
• Ability to maintain confidentiality
• A positive and professional demeanor
• A proactive, forward-thinking approach
• Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences
• Ability to write and speak clearly and succinctly in a variety of settings
• Strong clinical skills
• Proven leadership abilities
• Technological aptitude- strong proficiency with Microsoft products and openness to new forms of technology, including social media platforms
• Ability to be a self-starter and to work independently

OTHER
• Availability of car, current driver’s license and auto insurance, willingness to drive throughout the Greater Philadelphia, five-county region
• Safe driving record
• Occasional evening/weekend hours as necessary
• Knowledge of the Jewish community, its customs, and traditions preferred
• Physically able to safely carry 25 pounds between transportation mode and work sites

Corporate and Mid-level Donor Manager

The Corporate and Mid-level Donor Manager is an integral part of the Community Engagement Team (CET) for identifying, cultivating, and developing corporate and mid-level donors.  This individual acts as a steward of donor relationships and donations while interacting with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders.

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Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identify, cultivate, develop, and steward corporate and mid-level donors
  • Develop strategies to encourage new and increased contributions
  • Interacts with donors, event committees, and other stakeholders
  • Works with the CET to write gift proposals to prospects
  • Works with the CET in creating marketing materials for corporate giving
  • Attends community events and meetings to promote JFCS’ organizational goals
  • Assists the community engagement team in meeting various event fundraising goals

Required Experience and Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Hospitality, Marketing, Business, Public Relations or related field strongly preferred
  • Minimum 3 years of fundraising or sales experience, preferably in a non-profit or corporate environment preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to use several types of technology, including PC, tablet, smart phone, and presentation devices
  • Demonstrated ability to use several types of software, especially Office 365 applications, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Solid understanding of processes and systems required to track donor communication and giving
  • Experience managing budgets related to events a must

Competencies

  • Effective communication skills with the ability to present and write for desired effect
  • Demonstrated ability to manage time with parallel tasks and priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to focus on details while managing parallel tasks and priorities
  • Ability to self-start initiatives and work independently
  • Ability to collaborate, manage and work as part of a dynamic team of internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to be persuasive and influential
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from organizational leaders and donors as well as the general public
  • Ability to maintain a high level of poise and professionalism in all circumstances
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
  • Ability to take primary responsibility for diverse number of projects and to complete them in a timely manner with limited supervision
  • Demonstrated good customer service skills

Additional requirements:

  • Ability to work some nights and weekend days as required; ability to flex time accordingly.
  • Access to transportation with the ability to work out of center city but travel as needed to other JFCS locations and event venues within the Philadelphia region as required.  Use of car requires a valid driver’s license.
  • All prospective employees must pass a criminal background check and any security clearances required by the department to which the employee is assigned

Older Adults Social Worker/Care Manager

Provide in-home care management and supportive counseling to older adults in the five county Greater Philadelphia area to assist with continuing to live safely in their own homes and age in place.

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RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides in-home care management including:
    • In-home psychosocial assessment with the older adult client, involving family caregiver as appropriate.
    • Works collaboratively with the client and caregiver to develop a realistic long-term care plan which links the client to benefits and services that will aid in the client to continue to live safely at home; define the role of the care manager, and how client/family and social worker can implement the care plan.
    • Assists client and caregiver with implementation of the care plan, providing instrumental help, education, follow up and supportive counseling to promote independence.
    • Monitors the client’s situation, via phone calls, emails and home visits, as needed, and adjust the care plan as the client’s situation and needs change.
    • Documents all activity in JFCS EMR database in a timely manner on a daily/weekly basis to ensure accurate up to date information. Record of services aids in funder reporting, client follow-up, information around trends in client needs, and estimation of overall work activity/productivity.
    • Ensures that all appointments are documented in online calendar.
  • Provides care management to individuals, families, and groups as part of the total Older Adults JFCS program. This position includes social work support to individuals living in various community settings, including apartment buildings, homes, etc.
  • Manages a specialized fee for service program (Senior Horizons) for Older Adult clients and families that are seeking recommendations and resources of private pay services to age safely and independently in place.
  • Collaborate with Assistant Director of OA to expand Senior Horizons program, referrals, services and documentation.
  • Spend one half day a week as on-site social worker in a naturally occurring retirement community.
  • Connects and accesses client to public entitlements, community resources, and to in-house JFCS services.
  • Develops and implements senior-specific group programming as required.
  • Collaborates with other staff, departments, and external agencies on behalf of client and family.
  • Understands agency fee schedule and demonstrates the ability to explain and implement client fees across all income levels.
  • Participates in Older Adult and IFS departmental meetings and special agency wide training including TIC.
  • Participates in weekly supervision.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor and other management as requested. 

REQUIREMENTS

  • MSW or equivalent degree and experience, LSW required, working towards LCSW license necessary.
  • Prefer 3 years’ experience working with older adults; will consider newer grads with extensive geriatric social service experience.
  • Must be in good standing, maintain any pertinent license(s), and follow guidelines as required by the PA State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Counselors, and Professional Counselors.
  • Demonstrate knowledge, understanding, and implementation of practices based on the NASW code of ethics.
  • Ability to demonstrate strong working knowledge of community resources and benefits relevant to older adults and their family caregivers, and to identify and share new resource information across the agency.
  • Must be computer/technology savvy and have the ability to use Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and Outlook.

COMPETENCIES

  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, adjusting agency mission to fit listener to ensure understanding.
  • Ability to establish good working relationships internally and externally with other professionals and community agencies.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude and outlook while maintaining professionalism.
  • Ability to take on specialized tasks and manage them within the framework of his/her workload.
  • Expected to take initiative in contributing to the agency and departments development as well as his/her own.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and good common sense in all situations.
  • Must be flexible and adaptable to juggle a multitude of tasks when special situations arise that demand attention.

OTHER

  • Must have a car available, a current driver’s license and insurance coverage and the ability to drive throughout the Delaware Valley area. Must be willing and able to drive to and perform in-house visits with our clients.
  • Driver’s record must be free or citations.
  • Evening/weekend hours as necessary.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to careers@jfcsphilly.org by October 5, 2018

Your email application must include

  • The job title in the subject line (or we will not be able to route your resume)
  • Your cover letter and salary requirements in the body of the email
  • Your resume as an attachment