Employment - JFCS of Greater Philadelphia

Employment

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
  • 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

Job Openings

EOS Parenting Education Specialist

The Parent Education Specialist facilitates evidence-based group services to parents/caregivers in need of strengthening their skills as a parent/caregiver. Also provides case management and referral to community resources as needed.

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RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Facilitate up to 8 evidence-based parenting groups weekly
  • Meet with parents to provide warm hand off to community resources on an as needed basis
  • Co-lead Parent-Child Summer Program in collaboration with the School District of Philadelphia
  • Co-lead Social -Emotional Learning groups for children as part of comprehensive parenting program
  • Assist program manager with marketing, recruitment and scheduling of group sessions.
  • Complete and submit all required paperwork in timely manner based on EOS policies and procedures
  • Complete and submit all data entry in a timely manner based on EOS policies and procedures
  • Participate in bi-weekly team meetings and supervision
  • Assist program manager with all funding reports
  • Attend meetings with community partners
  • Display initiative in program development and motivation for advancing skills through participation in training workshops
  • Maintain awareness of JFCS vision, mission and program components
  • Perform other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor and other management as requested

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Education, Counseling, Psychology or a related field strongly preferred. Will consider Bachelors (same fields) with a minimum of 3 years of group work experience with parents and children
  • Proficient use of technology (smart phone/tablet/laptop) and experience using MS Office applications and database entry is required.
  • Knowledge of child and adolescent development.
  • Knowledge of group dynamics
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate groups with children, adolescents and adults
  • Experience working with families in an urban setting
  • Knowledge of best practices in the field of prevention
  • Knowledge and experience utilizing evidence-based prevention curriculum.
  • Demonstrated ability to be well-organized, work independently, and as part of a team
  • Ability to establish positive working relationships with staff, parents and other professionals.
  • Knowledge of community resources including the county agency, educational, health and other social welfare agencies.
  • Flexibility of time in order to schedule groups to meet participant needs.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • All prospective employees must pass a criminal background check, child abuse check and FBI fingerprint clearance.
  • Due to the movement of presentation materials from office to work locations, the employee must be able to lift up to 30 pounds and be able to move materials from their vehicle into the work location
  • Employee must own a car, 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
  • Ability to work at least one evening a week is required; flex hours or comp time provided

ELECT Recruitment and Retention Specialist

ELECT is a cooperative venture designed to improve educational opportunities and social service supports for pregnant and parenting teens. The goals of the program are to promote high school graduation and reduce repeat teen pregnancies. The Recruitment and Retention Specialist will take the lead, and in coordination with the ELECT Program Manager, Supervisor and Case Managers will engage in activities to actively recruit and enroll students into the ELECT program and assist students to remain enrolled through high school graduation.

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RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Hold regular recruitment events in all JFCS ELECT school sites
  • Manage the timely collection of documents needed to enroll and engage students as soon as possible
  • Provide an orientation to the ELECT program for all students and their families to ensure a smooth transition into the program
  • Manage JFCS assigned community/school sites with no current enrollment
  • Market and promote recruitment through community organizations such as health centers, etc.
  • Attend monthly school meetings with school personnel to review program needs
  • Assist case managers in reaching out to students with 2 week no contact
  • Assist case managers with reengaging exited students
  • Participate in monthly Saturday events with ELECT students and families
  • Participate in development and implementation of summer activities for students
  • Provide case management coverage when needed
  • Maintain program records and files, compile data and prepare reports as needed to comply with funding requirements promptly and efficiently.
  • Establish a positive working relationship with all school and community site personnel and be knowledgeable about resources within your school or community sites
  • Attend staff meetings and supervisory sessions.
  • Assist in the development and facilitation of the EOS strategic plan.
  • Maintain awareness of JFCS vision, mission and program components.
  • Seek and take advantage of opportunities for professional growth and attend mandatory trainings and meetings.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by immediate team leader and other management as requested.

COMPETENCIES

  • Knowledge of effective marketing strategies for recruiting youth
  • Knowledge of prenatal and child development.
  • Knowledge of trauma informed care.
  • Proficient use of technology (smart phone/tablet/laptop) and experience using MS Office applications is required.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment in an area of activity for which procedures cannot be standardized.
  • Ability to meet and interact respectfully, patiently and courteously with a variety of types of clients and families from various racial, ethnic and religious groups.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Personal and professional integrity.
  • Ability to manage and flex time to attend to client’s crises and emergency needs.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge and experience utilizing evidence-based practices and curriculum.
  • Demonstrated ability to be well-organized, work independently, and as part of a team.
  • Ability to establish positive working relationships with staff, parents and other professionals.
  • Maintain dress and appearance appropriate to a professional office setting.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • S.W. or B.A. in Human Services or related field; MSW or equivalent preferred
  • Experience working with youth in an urban setting.
  • Prior experience working with pregnant or parenting teens is preferred
  • One to three years’ experience in a children’s services program environment highly preferred.
  • One to three years prior experience facilitating educational workshops preferred.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • All prospective employees must pass a criminal background check, child abuse check and FBI fingerprint clearance.
  • Due to the movement of presentation materials from office to work locations, the employee must be able to lift up-to 30 pounds and be able to move materials from their vehicle into the work location.
  • Must own a car, have and maintain a safe driving record on file with the Department of Motor Vehicles in the state in which the employee is licensed to drive.
  • Must provide a valid driver’s license, maintain proof of automobile liability insurance and must maintain coverage.
  • Due to reduction in summer service hour requirements, ELECT Recruitment and Retention Specialist may be assigned additional direct service responsibilities in the Summer Work-Ready Program, Parent- Child Collaborative Program or other programming as needed
  • Some occasional evening and Saturday work may be required

 

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