Careers

Just as clients, programs, and equipment are essential for success, so are employees. At Jewish Family Services, we recognize that our employees are our greatest asset. Through the hard work and dedication of our staff, Jewish Family Services fulfills its mission of strengthening and empowering individuals and families through professional counseling, programs and services inspired by Jewish values. 

Jewish Family Services is a 40 year old social service agency with a pristine reputation in the community. Our agency is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to providing vital services to a diverse, ever-growing population in need. 

We provide quality mental health counseling to individuals and families, help seniors age in place, provide connection for older adults living in senior communities, food and financial assistance to people in crisis, and ensure the safety of Domestic Violence survivors. Every year, the agency serves thousands and impacts people of all faiths, races, ages, incomes, and abilities.

Our full-time employees enjoy competitive salaries and benefits, including health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, flexible spending account, long and short term disability, paid time off, 401k and life insurance. JFS is a nonsectarian, nonprofit, inclusive organization. If you are interested in being part of a caring community, view all of our current career opportunities below: 

JOB TITLE: Senior Engagement Specialist-Part Time
PROGRAMS: All JFS Programs
POPULATION SERVED: Older Adults
FSLA STATUS: Non-Exempt

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Part-Time Senior Engagement Specialist is responsible for assisting with program development, case management, information and referral and outreach services to Senior Adults and their family members. The Part-Time Senior Engagement Specialist reports to the Senior Engagement Manager.

EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFICATION:

The Part-Time Senior Outreach Specialist is a non- exempt part-time position.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

Individualized Senior Engagement Services, which may include

  • Provides direct services to Senior Adults through case management, on-going monitoring, visitation, community referrals, advocacy, etc.
  • Works with Senior Adults and/or families in providing case management services to address goals related to food insecurity, housing needs, lack of socialization, or assistance with securing benefits (such as Veteran’s or Medicaid).
  • Provides information, referrals, and consultation to families of Senior Adults and assists with planning needs.
  • Coordinates services with other JFS staff.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Community Outreach Services

  • Assists in the planning and implementation of programming, educational and socialization groups, and outreach efforts to senior adults in both senior residential communities and those residing in private homes.
  • Educates the community on aging issues and resources to establish JFS as the Jewish community’s resource for the aging community.
  • Represents JFS at various professional and community meetings as it relates to senior services.
  • Assists in maintaining community contacts and relationships to maximize use of community resources.
  • Assists in the Coordination and/or implementation of workshops and lecture series geared at issues facing senior adults and caregivers.
  • Coordinates community programs for Senior Adults
  • Conducts educational and cultural programs for seniors who reside in the community or group facilities, including Jewish-themed programming.
  • Collaborate with community partners in implementing Senior specific programs.
  • Co-facilitate support groups such as caregiver support groups or other senior related groups.

Admin and Strategic

  • Performs basic administrative tasks such as record keeping, charts managements, and statistics related to performance and productivity of programs and services.
  • Assist the Senior Engagement Manager to meet outcomes and benchmarks for success of senior services.
  • Collaborates and assists the Senior Engagement Manager, Director of Programs and Services, and Executive Director in assessing the needs of seniors in the community.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Ability to interact and engage with geriatric population.
  • Knowledge of issues impacting older adults and/or family members.
  • Ability to identify and access resources for Senior Adults in the greater Charlotte community.
  • Knowledge of Jewish culture and values.
  • Understands service delivery trending in the aging community.
  • Comfort level and ability to speak and present in public.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Ability to plan, implement, and coordinate programs.
  • Ability to use basic computer software programs such as Microsoft word, outlook, excel, and a client data base.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in the Social Services. At least two years of experience working with the Senior Adult population.

To apply for this position, please email resume to:  info@jfscharlotte.org 

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