Employment Opportunities

JFS is Hiring! Three positions are available.

Director of Clinical Services
(75% or Full Time)


PURPOSE
To direct clinical services department of JFS; to offer responsive and innovative social work interventions supporting individuals of all ages and families with life’s challenges and transitions.

Responsibilities:

  • Direct clinical services department of JFS
  • Provide leadership and supervision to clinical staff and interns
  • Provide counseling, case management and information/referrals to individuals and families, including Jewish elders and their families
  • Be reasonably available for client emergencies.
  • Collaborate with existing community resources
  • Work with Finance Director and President & CEO to manage billing service and policies, program development, fiscal budget and performance improvement

Qualifications:

  • Master’s or Doctorate in Social Work, Psychology or Mental Health Counseling,
  • Licensed to practice in New York (LCSW-R preferred; RN, LCSW, LMHC, LMSW, PhD or PsyD considered)
  • Management experience with telehealth
  • Minimum of five years of experience in the field
  • Two years minimum supervisory experience
  • Familiarity with Greater Capital District Jewish Community a plus, not required
  • Able to work flexible hours, including potential for some evenings
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to collaborate well with team members, outside agencies and service providers
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Valid NY driver’s license, reliable vehicle
  • Willing to learn new software for recordkeeping and billing

75% – Full Time. Remote work opportunity.

All potential employees of Jewish Family Services are subject to a criminal background check. For consideration, please submit a resume and cover letter to:
Human Resources
Jewish Family Services
877 Madison Avenue
Albany, NY 12208
or
jginsburg@jfsneny.org

Jewish Family Services is a non-sectarian human service organization founded in 1854 with a mission to strengthen individuals, family and community. We provide professional services to assist all individuals and families coping with life challenges and transitions.

Intake Coordinator & Clinician
(50% – Full Time)

We are seeking a dynamic clinician with a breadth of clinical knowledge and experience to work with clients of all ages. The successful candidate will manage a diverse caseload, including individual, family, group therapy, case management and community outreach. Particular focus is on providing services in the Jewish community.

MSW required, LCSW-R preferred.
50%-FTE. Flexible hours. Remote work opportunity.

Capital Region, NY. EOE

All potential employees of Jewish Family Services are subject to a criminal background check. For consideration, please submit a resume and cover letter to:
Human Resources
Jewish Family Services
877 Madison Avenue
Albany, NY 12208
or
jginsburg@jfsneny.org

Jewish Family Services is a non-sectarian human service organization founded in 1854 with a mission to strengthen individuals, family and community. We provide professional services to assist all individuals and families coping with life challenges and transitions.

Jewish Community Chaplain

Jewish Community Chaplain sought to serve as in-house chaplain in senior continuum of care community (50%) and as regional resource (25-50%)

Responsibilities include:

  • Serving as the in-house Chaplain for Daughters of Sarah Community for Seniors.  Job functions will include:
    • Providing pastoral care and counseling for residents of the Nursing & Rehabilitation Center and The Massry Assisted Living Center;
    • Liaising as needed with other community clergy (both Jewish and non-Jewish) to address resident needs;
    • Coordinating and conducting religious services for Jewish Holidays and celebrations;
    • Advising Activities, Dietary, and Social Service Departments on aspects of Jewish Holiday traditions, and serve as a resource to address Jewish observance questions (other than supervising Kashrut);
    • Providing programming on Jewish topics for residents, as requested;
    • Performing in-house funerals, as requested.
  • Serving as community-wide chaplain for Jewish residents in other long-term care facilities, providing Jewish education and support to activities and related staff and provide pastoral care for Jewish residents;
  • Training community volunteers who offer Jewish holiday, cultural and traditional activities to residents;
  • Liaising with community rabbis and clergy to ensure residents and families in long-term care settings have option of receiving pastoral care.
  • Providing guidance for Jewish holiday information and community-wide displays.
  • Coordinate and manage distribution of Jewish holiday newsletter and similar communications to promote education as to Jewish holiday customs and traditions.
  • Collaborate with Jewish and non-Jewish community professionals and volunteers to promote understanding and appreciation and innovations for Jewish pastoral care.
  • Serve on Jewish Community Committee for Aging and related committees.

Requirements include:

  • Minimum of one unit of clinical pastoral education and commitment to pursue additional units in first year of employment
  • Rabbinical ordination or equivalent experience.
  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution in Theology, Pastoral Care, Judaism or Spirituality is required
  • Minimum of 1-3 years of experience in chaplaincy or pastoral experience, preferably in healthcare setting
  • Affiliation with NAJC: National Association of Jewish Chaplains within first year of employment preferred
  • End-of-life expertise is preferred.
  • Understanding of family dynamics; issues related to chronic disease management and emotional health; death and dying.
  • Able to work in a collaborative team relationship.
  • Able to perform public speaking engagements and lead weekly Shabbat and memorial services, as needed
  • Able to work flexible hours, including potential for some evenings and weekends
  • Able to work remotely
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Own or have access to a reliable car

All potential employees of Jewish Family Services are subject to a criminal background check.

For consideration, please submit a resume, cover letter and two professional references to:

Human Resources
Jewish Family Services
877 Madison Avenue
Albany, NY 12208
or
jginsburg@jfsneny.org