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Therapist (3 full time, 1 part time)

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

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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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School Social Worker (2 full time)

Job Summary
The School Social Worker interveiews and resolving student issues interfering with academic functioning.

Principal Accountabilities
• Conduct – Maintains standard of the profession by following the principles of professional ethics and all applicable codes of ethics.
• Ambassadorship – Supports agency operations by appropriately representing the agency in all forums and by demonstrating commitment to agency philosophy, mission, goals, policies and procedures.
• Compliance – Adheres to standards and requirements of all external accrediting/licensing bodies by attending staff meetings and committee meetings as assigned.
• Training – Shares professional knowledge with other staff by seeking out professional development opportunities and sharing new learning with staff.
• 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.
• Student Support – Assesses student’s problem by obtaining, collecting and evaluating information from appropriate school personnel, and meetings with the student, and/or family members.
• Goal Setting/Treatment Planning – Treats students effectively by engaging them in the establishment of goals and objectives in accordance with school policy and the needs of school professionals.
• Record Keeping – Maintains necessary documentation as required, by preparing and completing, in a timely manner, all required records and reports for all assigned activities.
• Scheduling – May work longer hours during school year as needed by school administration, to be used as desired work hours during school breaks as planned with supervisor’s guidance.
• 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: Experience working with youth and families
Education: Minimum of a master’s degree in a field that permits state licensing/registration to provide outpatient counseling/therapy.
Certifications or Licenses Required: Limited or Full Licensure

Minimum Competencies 
Skills
• Technology – Maintain ability to utilize multiple documentation systems based on location requirements.
• Communication – Express oneself in an articulate and effective manner both verbally and in written communication.
• Effective Reasoning – Deal with abstract as well as concrete problematic people and situations. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
• Time Management – Use time effectively by appropriately planning, organizing and scheduling required work hours to meet agency needs.
Knowledge
• Continuing Education – Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending agency in-service programs, educational workshops, reviewing professional publications and establishing personal networks.
• Child/adolescent development –Posses a high level of understanding of normal and abnormal behaviors throughout developmental stages in order to best intervene in problematic situations.
• Clinical Framework – Understand and apply basic theoretical models and perspectives to successfully resolve student scenarios over short and long term periods.
Behaviors
• Liaison Role – Act in accordance with the wishes of school administration as to daily tasks and duties.
• Professionalism – Demonstrate effective judgment by making appropriate decisions, as well as conducting and maintaining a professional manner and appearance at all times.
• Teamwork Capabilities – Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

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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Bilingual Geriatric Care Manager (Russian)

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.
• 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 – Attends and participates 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.
• Linguistics – Fluently communicates using both English and Russian verbally and in writing.
• 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