JFS MetroWest has been helping families and individuals of all ages manage life’s challenges since 1861. JFS is the MetroWest community’s premier mental health and social service agency providing comprehensive behavioral healthcare and related social services to over 6,000 members of the Jewish and general communities in Essex, Morris, Sussex, and North Union counties.
JFS MetroWest is committed to inclusive programming. JFS MetroWest does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, nationality, ethnicity, age, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, or disability. Please call 973-765-9050 to discuss how we can help you
Guided by the wisdom and values of our tradition of respect for all people, Jewish Family Service of MetroWest New Jersey provides innovative, compassionate, and outstanding social services to enhance the independence and well-being of individuals and families throughout all stages of life.
Jewish Family Service of MetroWest aims to be the premier agency within the MetroWest New Jersey area providing for the social services and mental health needs of the greater community with unparalleled professionalism, humanity, and respect for all who seek its support.
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For over 150 years, JFS has provided the MetroWest community with mental health and social services. From its establishment in the mid-nineteenth century as an orphanage to the present day, JFS MetroWest has stayed true to its mission to help those in need.
Established in 1861, the Hebrew Benevolent Orphan Society served as our community’s first organized response to widows and orphans, the poor, and the needy of Greater Newark. The society evolved into the Jewish Counseling and Service Agency, and is today called the Jewish Family Service of MetroWest New Jersey. We have resettled Holocaust survivors, supported the poor, assisted with adoptions, helped older adults to remain independent in their own homes, educated the community about domestic abuse, administered the Hebrew Free Loan fund, counseled adults, families, children and teens, supported local synagogues and sister Jewish communal agencies, and so much more.
JFS of MetroWest NJ is a licensed provider from the State of New Jersey, Department of Human Services, Office on Licensing, for the provision of Outpatient Mental Health Counseling.
Jewish Family Service of MetroWest employs social service professionals in various capacities.
A High Quality Staff Dedicated to Excellence
JFS MetroWest’s direct service staff hold advanced degrees with an average of over 20 years of experience. In addition, as a learning organization, we have a consistent commitment to continuing education in client services.
JFS employees have an extremely high level of satisfaction with their work. The employee satisfaction survey completed in June 2016 shows that:
- 97% of all staff are proud to work for JFS.
- 88% agree that senior administration cares about their ideas.
- 97% see the link between their work and organizational objectives.
Part Time – 20 hours per week/flexible schedule
Classification: HOURLY Non-Exempt
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Complete outreach and develop ongoing relationships in the community to share information regarding Coordinated Care of JFS MetroWest programs
- Meet with potential individuals, families and caregivers to discuss Coordinated Care of JFS MetroWest services and develop a service plan to meet their needs.
- Provide and ensure services as agreed upon in the service plan.
- Identify for the individual and/or family personal strengths, their vision for the future, support needs, and current resources.
- Identifying service providers and community resources, in collaboration with the individual and their family, which will support the service plan, goals and needs.
- Coordinate and help develop resources to meet the stated needs of each individual.
- Maintain effective and thorough communication with each individual and their team members.
- Travel in the community as required for outreach and clients.
- Willing to work flexible hours and with special needs individuals
- Maintain the rules and standards of HIPAA.
- Attend regular staff meetings.
- Monitor the service plan to ensure the individual’s plan is being implemented as stated.
- Compile reports or complete other activities as requested by your direct supervisor or the Director.
- Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. social work, counselling, psychology, special education, or another human services field).
- At least 1-year experience, either personal or professional, working with individuals with developmental or acquired disabilities.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office application
- Valid driver’s license and ability to travel
Work will take place in an office setting as well as throughout the community. Work can occur at an individual’s home, or any place in the community. Outreach will also take place in the community which could occur outdoors. Individual is required to be flexible with their work schedule, that include evening hours. The individuals and families we work with have a variety of needs.
- Reaching above shoulder, at waist or below waist-Rarely
- Lifting/Pushing or Pulling over 40 pounds-Rarely
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
To Apply: Send Resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like us to have your resume on file, please email or fax it to:
- FAX: (973) 765-0195
It is the policy of Jewish Family Service of MetroWest to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability that can be reasonably accommodated without undue hardship, or any other classification protected by law in all employment practices, including hiring, recruitment, promotion, demotion, training and compensation.
In compliance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA) and applicable state or local law, JFS will make reasonable accommodations, where appropriate, to enable otherwise qualified, disabled individuals to become or remain employed.
Community Consultation Services
JFS provides consultation services in the community enabling residential facilities and schools to focus on their clients, residents, members and students, using the objectivity of a professional to provide quality services in that particular setting.
During FY 2016/17, JFS social workers are providing staff consultation and direct services at:
- Daughters of Israel
- Essex County Family Justice Center (providing clinical counseling, case management and legal services for victims of domestic violence)
- Jewish Community Housing Corporation (all HUD subsidized residences of the JCHC, with social work staffing from the JFS HouseCalls Program)
- JCC MetroWest (Senior Centers, JCC Memory Center, Early Childhood Department)
- JSDD (to support residents of Jewish Service for the Developmentally Disabled who are aging)
- Golda Och Academy (Lower School)
- Gottesman RTW Academy
- Area synagogues, congregational religious schools, pre-schools and sister agencies – through the JFS Synagogue Caring Coalition (Adath Shalom in Morris Plains, Agudath Israel in Caldwell, B’nai Jeshurun in Short Hills and Ner Tamid in Bloomfield as well as the Early Childhood Center at Temple Sharey Tefilo Israel in South Orange) and on demand.