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Social Worker

Job Summary

The FSS Social Worker provides crisis intervention and ongoing supportive case management services to individuals and families with the desired outcome of each client reaching their maximum level of self-sufficiency.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Client Social Work – Conduct a comprehensive assessment of needs for each client family and arrange, coordinate, monitor, evaluate, and advocate for an array of multiple resources and services to assist each client family in reaching their maximum level of self-sufficiency.
  • Assessments – All assessments are completed and entered within 5 business days of the intake and/or evaluation dates.
  • Treatment Planning – Develop, in collaboration with each client, an integrated, individualized, and person-centered treatment plan by engaging clients in the establishment of goals and objectives, providing guidance, and monitoring progress throughout treatment. All treatment plans are entered into Evolv within 5 days of the appointment.
  • Compliance – Maintain client documentation and recording by preparing and completing all required assessments, treatment plans, progress notes (within 2 days of client contact), records, Discharge Summaries (30 days) and reports for all assigned clients in accordance with agency standards. Conduct and document 60% productivity standard of direct client service contact time.
  • Ethics – Maintain the standard of social work practice by following the principles of professional ethics and all applicable codes of ethics.
  • Training – Increase professional and technical knowledge by attending agency in-service programs and educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, and establishing personal networks.
  • Ambassadorship – Promote the agency by ensuring an understanding of program services available for clients, publicize activities and accomplishments, and outreach with community members as appropriate.
  • Security and Privacy – Adhere to agency and client protection policies by regularly acclimating yourself with the JFS privacy, safety, and security policies made available within the employee handbook.
  • Employee Philanthropy – Participate annually in agency and partner related philanthropic
  • activities and campaigns.
  • Mission Dedication – Embody the mission and values of JFS in all work done on behalf of the agency. Utilization of the JFS key strategies will ensure success in this accountability.
  • Misc. – Other duties as assigned by management.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience: Minimum of one year case management experience working with individuals and families in a human service capacity. Fluency both oral and written in Russian, a plus.

Education: Minimum of an LBSW/LLMSW, or related degree. LMSW preferred.

Minimum Competencies

Skills

  • Technology – Create, manipulate, and maintain documents in Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel, as well as agency electronic medical records and other electronic reporting software which will be used for program maintenance and evaluation.
  • Communication – Express oneself in an articulate and effective manner verbally and in written form.
  • Problem Solving and Reasoning – Deal with abstract as well as concrete and complex problematic situations; define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Organizational Skills – Demonstrate a systematic approach in carrying out job responsibilities.

Knowledge

  • Case Management Practice – Apply knowledge of Social Work principles and practice in the therapeutic process, including Motivational Interviewing and Person-Centered Planning.
  • Community Resources – Understand and use community resources on the local, state and federal level in order to enhance client service provision and to maximize agency financial assistance funding.
  • Cultural Sensitivity – Be understanding and sensitive of minority group needs and preferences.

Behaviors

  • Professionalism – Display high standards of professional behavior and ethics.
  • Team – Willingness to work within an Interdisciplinary Team approach both within the Family Case Management Team as well as across all agency programs. Promote cooperative behavior and team efforts.
  • Time Management – Prioritize between low and high priority activities and demonstrate effective allocations of time resources.
  • Participation – Actively participate in team meetings, in-service trainings, client consultations and case conferences.

How to Apply – Interested & qualified candidates should forward their resume & salary requirements to HR@jfsdetroit.org

Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan Detroit is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Resource Specialist

 Job Summary

The Resource Center Specialist will assist prospective, or existing, clients by addressing inquiries and requests for services. The Resource Center Specialist will analyze information obtained through initial triage and disseminate information on community resources based on the analysis of needs and preferences.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Assessment and Referral-Analyze individual’s situation to identify problems and service needs and assess for potential resources; method of contact typically includes phone, walk-in or email. Explores client’s needs and identifies solutions by providing community referrals and/or identifies appropriate program at JFS to meet ongoing needs.
  • Conducts clinical assessment to match the presenting symptoms of the person served to assigned staff member, and manages the intake scheduling process with appropriate staff members.
  • Clinical Triage- Assesses the person served for mental health concerns and suicidal ideation, and based on judgement of needs intervenes as appropriate.
  • Resource Management- Identifies maintains and disseminates information on community resources by developing and maintaining a comprehensive resource file of information on organizations that provide assistance for the community.
  • External Community Services- Provides THAW and Kosher Meals on Wheels (KMOW) screening assessment to determine eligibility of community members for assistance. If eligible for KMOW, conducts in home assessments and required paperwork as defined by Area Agency on Aging 1-B.
  • Compliance- Maintains client documentation standards by completing all required documentation for all clients, in a timely manner.
  • Ambassadorship-Represents JFS in the broader community at community-based programs.
  • Training-Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending agency in-service programs, educational workshops and trainings.
  • Customer Service-Optimizes client satisfaction by responding to messages promptly and providing high quality customer service.
  • Security and Privacy –Adheres to agency and client protection (confidentiality) policies by regularly acclimating yourself with the JFS privacy, safety and security policies made available within the employee handbook.
  • Employee Philanthropy –Participates annually in agency and partner related philanthropic activities and campaigns.
  • Mission Dedication –Embodies the mission and values of JFS in all work done on behalf of the agency. Utilization of the JFS key strategies will ensure success in this accountability. Additional job duties may be assigned by Resource Center Director and/or Family Life Center, Senior Director, in the future as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience: Minimum 2 years of intake experience

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or a related field

Minimum Competencies

Skills

  • Technology – Ability to create, manipulate and maintain documents in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and use the Google calendar for program maintenance, and structure; computer skills to work within agency Electronic Medical Record required.
  • Interpersonal –Expresses oneself in an articulate and effective manner both verbally and in written communication.

Knowledge

  • Reasoning – Ability to deal with abstract as well as concrete problematic situations and people. Ability to identify and define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Resources – Shares knowledge with staff by seeking out professional development opportunities and sharing new learning with staff.

Behaviors

  • Time Management – Effectively utilizes their time by appropriately planning, organizing and scheduling required work hours to meet agency needs.
  • Judgment- Demonstrates effective judgment by making appropriate decisions, as well as conducting and maintaining a professional appearance and manner at all times.
  • Coach-ability-Receptive to feedback, willing to learn and embracing continuous improvement
  • Other attributes that are admired in this role are resourcefulness and the ability to work well with a team.

How to Apply – Interested & qualified candidates should forward their resume & salary requirements to HR@jfsdetroit.org

Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan Detroit is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Director of Development

Job Summary

The Director of Development works in conjunction with the Chief Development Officer on developing and implementing sound strategies to secure resources, through philanthropic and volunteer support, to sustain the organization. Additionally, the DOD will work with the CDO and the team to create cohesive messaging for the agency to secure philanthropic and volunteer support and to communicate to those needing services.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Fund Development – In conjunction with the CDO, participate as a team member to create and implement a goal oriented fund-raising program to further develop philanthropic opportunities at JFS including annual giving, major gifts (including endowments), sponsorships, events and testamentary giving. The DOD will work with the CDO to maximize opportunities through the Jewish Federation, with respect to agency guidelines.
  • Ambassadorship – Work with the CDO on selected Board committees or sub-committees focused on fund-raising and marketing initiatives.
  • Donor Prospecting – Identify prospective individual, corporate and foundation donors.
  • Technology – Work with selected staff to maximize use of data from the donor date base for the purposes of donor stewardship, prospecting, gift renewals and upgrades.
  • Marketing – Collaborate with the communications manager and the volunteer staff to create and promote fund raising and philanthropic opportunities within all volunteer programs and communication materials and projects.
  • Agency Representation – Make presentations as appropriate on behalf of the organization.
  • Continued Education – Maintain current on all ethics and new trends impacting development issues.  Review best practice standards and implement new practices and procedures as needed.
  • Security and Privacy –Adhere to agency and client protection policies by regularly acclimating yourself with the JFS privacy, safety and security policies made available within the employee handbook.
  • Employee Philanthropy –Participate annually in agency and partner related philanthropic activities and campaigns.
  • Mission Dedication –Embody the mission and values of JFS in all work done on behalf of the agency. Utilization of the JFS key strategies will ensure success in this accountability.
  • Misc. – Other duties as assigned by the CDO to further the culture of philanthropy at JFS.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience: 4-6 years of experience in development with a human service agency

Education: Master’s Degree preferred, or equivalent experience

Certifications or Licenses Required: CFRE preferred

Minimum Competencies

Skills

  • Technology – The successful CDO will not only be able to navigate e-tapestry fund development software, but also utilize Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to effectively communicate with staff, funders, and other professionals.
  • Analytics – Able to conduct data analysis to discover, communicate, and generalize meaningful patterns and trends for fund evaluation and strategic planning purposes.
  • Interpersonal – The DOD is committed to quality donor service and is able to utilize intuition and creativity to assess and connect donors interests to opportunities.

Knowledge

  • Public policy – Maintains knowledge of current public policy trends related to health and human services to progressively seek resources for future agency needs.
  • Cultural competence – Recognizes specialized service needs of unique sub-populations within the Jewish community (such as Eastern European immigrants, religiously observant, LGBT, Holocaust Survivors etc.)

Behaviors

  • Collegiality – Able to build and maintain a professional network for purposes of strategic collaboration.
  • Motivational – Communicates a clear vision and creates an environment in which employees are fully engaged in contributing to that vision.
  • People management – Able to establish accountability, communicating clear expectations and feedback about progress towards priorities.
  • Drive – Embraces continuous improvement on both personal and organizational levels.

How to Apply – Interested & qualified candidates should forward their resume & salary requirements to HR@jfsdetroit.org

Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan Detroit is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Geriatric Care Manager (Part Time/On Call)

 Job Summary

Advocates, coordinates and assists clients in obtaining needed care and resources in order to maximize functioning and quality of life for client and his/her family.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Assessments – Conducts a comprehensive psychosocial assessment with each client within the case load in a client’s residence or agreed upon location within the service area. All assessments are completed and entered within 5 business days of the intake and/or evaluation dates.
  • Care Planning – Develops an integrated, comprehensive, person centered care plan for each client to meet their measurable goals and objectives and provide assistance/intervention in implementing and revising the person centered care plan to meet client needs as changes in status occur or at review time. All treatment plans are entered into Evolv within 5 days of the appointment.
  • Compliance – Maintain client documentation and recording by preparing and completing all required assessments, treatment plans, progress notes (within 2 days of client contact), records, Discharge Summaries (30 days) and reports for all assigned clients in accordance with agency standards. Conduct and document 60% productivity standard of direct client service contact time.
  • General Client Support – Coordinates, monitors and matches individual client needs with available services/resources and provides support and crisis intervention and medical advocacy at various locations throughout the service area, which may include transporting a client.
  • Training – Obtains and maintains certifications as requested by agency and maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending agency in-service programs, educational workshops, reviewing professional publications and establishing personal networks.
  • Client Satisfaction – Optimizes client satisfaction by maintaining scheduled appointments, responding to messages promptly and coordinating services appropriately.
  • Administrative – Demonstrates awareness of the importance of accountability and fiscal integrity by completing all required forms, assuring collection of fees, preparing and completing in a timely manner all required records and reports for assigned clients.
  • Networking & Support – Establishes/maintains working relationships with agency staff, governmental entities, service providers and involved family members while sharing professional knowledge with staff by seeking out professional development opportunities and sharing new learning with staff.
  • Meetings – Attend and participate in required agency meetings.
  • Cost Control – Contributes to the effective use of agency resources by identifying and implementing options for cost containment.
  • Security and Privacy –Adheres to agency and client protection policies by regularly acclimating oneself with the JFS privacy, safety and security policies made available within the employee handbook.
  • Employee Philanthropy –Supports and engages in a culture of philanthropy in all work done on behalf of the agency.
  • Mission Dedication –Embodies the mission and values of JFS in all work done on behalf of the agency. Utilization of the JFS key strategies will ensure success in this accountability.
  • Misc. – Other duties as assigned by management.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience: Experience working with older adults and knowledge of community resources.

Education: MSW required

Certifications or Licenses Required: LLMSW, LMSW preferred

Minimum Competencies

Skills

  • Technology –Use agency Electronic Health Records to maintain client records and employee schedule, and to document client satisfaction and outcomes and use Microsoft Office products daily.
  • Documentation – Succinctly and accurately document necessity for services as well as an individual’s progress or lack of progress towards their goals and objectives.
  • Communication – Express oneself in an articulate and effective manner both verbally and in written communication.
  • Reasoning – Deal with abstract as well as concrete problematic situations. Define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Time Management – Use time effectively by appropriately planning, organizing and scheduling work hours to meet agency needs.

Knowledge

  • Practice – Use current Evidenced Based practices within care management, including Person Center Thinking and Motivational Interviewing.

Behaviors

  • Rapport – Support the agency’s vision of customer service by acting in a manner to instill trust, providing professional and appropriate service to clients and co-workers.
  • Team – Work as a member of an integrated team, engaging in a group process to identify and solve problems and facilitate optimal client functioning and coordinated service delivery.

How to Apply – Interested & qualified candidates should forward their resume & salary requirements to HR@jfsdetroit.org

Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan Detroit is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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Geriatric Home-Based Therapist (Part Time/Casual)

Job Summary

The Therapist is responsible for assessing, diagnosis and treating individuals and families seeking counseling services, for life stressors, mental health conditions and/or addiction.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Assessments – Completes a thorough psych-social assessment through collecting and evaluating information in order to provide a clinical diagnosis. All assessments are completed and entered within 5 business days of the intake and/or evaluation dates.
  • Clinical Practice – Treats clients effectively by using Person Centered Planning by engaging clients in the establishment of goals and objectives, progressing clients in treatment and discharging clients upon successful completion of their treatment plan.
  • Paperwork – Maintains client documentation standards by preparing and completing, in a timely manner, all required progress notes, records and reports for all assigned clients.
  • Production – Maintains a caseload in order to conduct and document 60% direct client contact time (on average, 23 billable sessions per week).
  • Compliance – Complies with standards and requirements of all external accrediting/licensing bodies, including attending staff meetings and committee meetings as assigned. Maintain client documentation and recording by preparing and completing all required assessments, treatment plans, progress notes (within 1 days of client contact), records, Discharge Summaries (30 days) and reports for all assigned clients in accordance with agency standards.
  • Ethics – Maintains standard of the profession by following the principles of professional ethics and all applicable codes of ethics.
  • Training – Increases professional and technical knowledge by attending agency in-service programs, educational workshops, reviewing professional publications and establishing personal networks.
  • Record Keeping – Demonstrates awareness of the importance of statistical accountability and fiscal integrity by inputting all time/appointments into Evolv and assuring collection of fees.
  • Networking/Promotion – Promotes the agency by ensuring an understanding of program services available for clients, publicizing activities and accomplishments and outreach with community members as appropriate.
  • Security and Privacy –Adhere to agency and client protection policies by regularly acclimating yourself with the JFS privacy, safety and security policies made available within the employee handbook.
  • Employee Philanthropy –Participate annually in agency and partner related philanthropic activities and campaigns.
  • Mission Dedication –Embody the mission and values of JFS in all work done on behalf of the agency. Utilization of the JFS key strategies will ensure success in this accountability.
  • Misc. – Other duties as assigned by management.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience: Minimum two years post-graduate experience in a human service capacity.

Education: Minimum of a master’s degree in a field that permits state licensing/registration to provide outpatient counseling/therapy.

Certifications or Licenses Required: Advanced licensure in field (LMSW, LLP, LP, LMFT, or LPC) required, CAADC preferred.

Minimum Competencies

Skills

  • Technology – Use agency Electronic Health Records to maintain client records and employee schedule, and to document client satisfaction and outcomes.
  • Documentation – Succinctly and accurately document medical necessity for treatment, as well as an individual’s progress or lack of progress in treatment in order to meet insurance, licensing and accreditation standards.

Knowledge

  • Clinical Practice – Be familiar with current Evidenced Based and Promising practices within the therapeutic process, including Person Center Thinking and Motivational Interviewing.
  • Co-occurring Practice – Be familiar with best practices related to providing clinical therapy to individual exhibiting co-occurring mental health and addictions.
  • Public Health – Be familiar with recent local, state and federal policies that affect clinical practice and the delivery of mental health and addiction treatment services.

Behaviors

  • Rapport – Interact in a manner to instill trust and a level of comfort for individual and families in order to build therapeutic rapport so they may engage in the treatment process.
  • Team – Work as an interdisciplinary team with other professionals working with the individual/family within the agency or at other agencies as appropriate.

How to Apply – Interested & qualified candidates should forward their resume & salary requirements to HR@jfsdetroit.org

Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan Detroit is an Equal Opportunity Employer