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: JFS Community Clinical Therapist
Programs: All JFS Programs
Population Served: Children, Adolescents, Adults, and Families FSLA Status: Non-Exempt

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Clinical Therapist, under the direction and supervision of the Director of Programs and Services, is responsible for the delivery and coordination of therapeutic services to clients enrolled in Jewish Family Services of Greater Charlotte, Inc.  The Therapist is responsible for all functions related to managing, supporting, and facilitating appropriate services to meet the needs of clients and families. The Therapist is also responsible for program development, care management, information, referral, and outreach services to the JFS United Way Impact Grant Program.

Employment Classification:
The Clinical Therapist is a non- exempt full-time position. 

Duties/Responsibilities:

Community Engagement, Direct Clinical and Case Management Services 

  • Provide individual, group, family therapy, and care coordination for clients.
  • Conduct therapy assessments to determine the appropriate treatment needs of the clients and families, evaluate, and assess ongoing treatment needs.
  • Develop, coordinate, and facilitate therapy treatment planning to include formulation, reviews, and re-formulations as directed. 
  • Provide on-going therapy in the most appropriate setting to meet the clients’ needs, i.e. office, home or community setting.
  • Coordinate services with other JFS staff.
  • Develop and implement crisis stabilization plans with client, as needed.
  • Conduct case management assessments to determine the financial, housing, medical, emotional, and physical needs of clients and families. 
  • Develop and implement short-term and long-term goals with case management clients, with the goal of long-term resolutions and self-sufficiency. 
  • Work with partner organizations, particularly in the Pineville community to identify clients in need of services and connecting clients to local supportive services
  • Assist client in identifying both formal and informal community resources and support systems based on client needs.
  • Refer clients to appropriate community resources and advocate for or assist the client in obtaining such services. 
  • Attend appropriate community meetings as they relate to the needs of clientele. 
  • Participate in on-call rotation as clinical therapist for JFS.
  • Submit timely documentation and maintain accurate, complete clinical and case management documentation of all assessments, services, interventions, treatment plans, and client related activities, and prepare statistical data and reports as requested.
  • Maintain strict adherence to the standards and guidelines of all state and private Insurance Panels.
  • Participate in all assigned staff and supervisory meetings as well as in service trainings and staff development activities.
  • Provide Quality Assurance of clinical documentation and chart auditing for compliance purposes.
  • Ensures that community resource information is kept updated and that staff is kept informed.
  • Maintain compliance with professional licensing requirements, i.e. training and license renewal.
  • Maintains community contacts and relationships to maximize use of community resources.
  • Represents JFS at organizational or community meetings as needed.
  • Collaborate with community partners in implementing programs.
  • Other duties as they relate to furthering the mission of Jewish Family Services.

Knowledge of:

  • NASW Code of Ethics and Best Practices
  • Bio-psychosocial approach to evaluating individuals and families.
  • Expanded principles of psychology, social work, juvenile justice, and other social sciences.
  • Mental Health assessment, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • Crisis Intervention and management.
  • Needs Assessment techniques and strategies.
  • Problem solving and conflict-resolution.
  • Insurance documentation standards and guidelines.
  • Individual, Group, Couples, and Family Therapy.

Demonstrated Skills:

  • Adheres to NASW Code of Ethics in all practices.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships and boundaries with client/families, staff and community agencies.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and direct clinical and program activities.
  • Use effective time management skills to complete required job duties.
  • Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate program and client goals and objectives.

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduate of an accredited college or university with a Master’s Degree in a Clinical Field. Two years of verified, full-time, post-graduate accumulated MH/DD/SA experience providing direct service to the population served. NC State licensure as LCSW preferred. Other Master’s level licensed professionals may be considered based on acceptance from insurance payers. Bi-linqual in English/Spanish preferred. 

Please send resume to info@jfscharlotte.org 

JOB TITLE:  Case Manager/Program Specialist

POSITION SUMMARY:     

The Case Manager/Program Specialist is responsible for providing case management services, assisting with program development, assisting with the operations of the JFS Food Pantry, and providing information and referral and outreach services to JFS clients. They report to the Director of Programs and Services.

Employment Classification:

The Case Manager/Program Specialist is a non- exempt part time position.

Duties/Responsibilities:

Individualized Case Management Services, which may include                                                           

  • Conduct case management assessments to determine the financial, housing, medical, emotional, and physical needs of clients and families.
  • Develop and implement short-term and long-term goals with case management clients, with the goal of long-term resolutions and self-sufficiency.
  • Provide ongoing case management services to evaluate and reassess client and family progress with short and long-term goals and make modifications to these as necessary.
  • Refer clients to appropriate community resources and advocate for or assist the client in obtaining such services.
  • Submit timely documentation and maintain accurate, complete case management documentation of all services and client related activities.
  • Establish and maintain close working relationship with clients, families, and other community professionals.
  • Ensures that community resource information is kept updated and that staff is kept informed.
  • Other duties as they relate to furthering the mission of Jewish Family Services.

Program Services, which may include:                                                                          

  • Assists in the planning and implementation of programming, educational and socialization groups, and outreach efforts to Jewish Family Services stakeholders.
  • Assists in operations of the JFS Food Pantry
  • Collaborate with community partners in implementing programs

Admin and Strategic                                                                                                                    

  • Performs basic administrative tasks such as record keeping, charts management, and statistics related to performance and productivity of programs and services on a monthly basis.
  • Documents client services in the electronic data base.

Knowledge and skills:

  • Knowledge or willingness to learn about Jewish culture and values.
  • Ability to identify and access resources for JFS clients in the greater Charlotte community.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Ability to use basic computer software programs such as Microsoft word, outlook and data entry.

Minimum Qualifications: 

A Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in the Social Services. At least two years of experience working in social services field preferred.

Please send resume to info@jfscharlotte.org 

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