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Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist (Spanish-Bilingual)

Our Agency

Rooted in Jewish values and historical experiences, and inspired by the strengths of the diverse communities we serve, JFCS East Bay promotes the well-being of individuals and families by providing essential mental health and social services through every stage of life. JFCS East Bay is an innovative social service agency that has served individuals and families throughout Alameda and Contra Costa counties since 1877. We are proud to provide multilingual services to older adults and their families, Holocaust survivors, children and their parents, refugees and immigrants, people with disabilities and an array of adults and children who come to us for high-quality affordable mental health services.

Our staff of more than 60 employees is characterized by its dedication, teamwork, warmth, humor, and high professional standards. Agency offices are located in downtown Berkeley (five blocks from BART) and Walnut Creek, with a satellite location in uptown Oakland.

JFCS East Bay actively seeks to hire qualified professionals who reflect the cultural and linguistic diversity of the East Bay and of our clients.

Program Description

JFCS East Bay provides early childhood mental health services to parents and their infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in Alameda County. Research shows that early intervention with families who have significant risk factors can help prevent or reduce behavioral and social-emotional problems.

Job Summary

JFCS East Bay is seeking a Spanish-bilingual birth to eight-year-old Mental Health Specialist who is passionate about providing treatment to our youngest children and their families with respect, clinical excellence, and an ongoing commitment to cultural humility.

Under the supervision of the Director of Clinical Services, the specialist will use a relationship-based model to provide parent-infant mental health services primarily in Oakland but throughout Alameda County. As part of a multidisciplinary team, the specialist will work closely with a child development specialist and family partner to conduct observations and therapy in the child’s home, preschool, or at the JFCS East Bay offices.

Duties & Essential Job Functions

  • Observe, assess, and treat children and families in their natural environments.
  • Provide dyadic work with infants, toddlers, and their primary caregivers.
  • Provide some case management.
  • Provide consultation to child care providers.
  • Provide crisis intervention services.
  • Complete all necessary paperwork and documentation on computerized client management system.
  • Conduct chart reviews and auditing.
  • Attend supervision, team meetings, and case consultations.

Qualifications & Skills

  • MSW or Masters in Counseling, Registered Intern (license preferred).
  • Experience in early childhood mental health or early childhood education.
  • Must be available to work one evening per week.
  • Must be bilingual in English and Spanish.
  • Experience working in diverse communities and ability to bridge cultures.
  • Committed to culturally informed practice and a multicultural learning environment.
  • Ability to work independently and part of a team.
  • Clean DMV record, current California driver’s license, and car required.

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation is dependent on experience, starting at $60,000. Supervision available in Spanish. Benefits include medical, dental, 401(k), generous holiday and vacation, great colleagues, and a friendly, respectful work environment.

To Apply

Please submit a thoughtful cover letter and resume to Carol Singer, LCSW at . Only complete applications will be considered.

 

Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist

Our Agency

Rooted in Jewish values and historical experiences, and inspired by the strengths of the diverse communities we serve, JFCS East Bay promotes the well-being of individuals and families by providing essential mental health and social services through every stage of life. JFCS East Bay is an innovative social service agency that has served individuals and families throughout Alameda and Contra Costa counties since 1877. We are proud to provide multilingual services to older adults and their families, Holocaust survivors, children and their parents, refugees and immigrants, people with disabilities and an array of adults and children who come to us for high-quality affordable mental health services.

Our staff of more than 60 employees is characterized by its dedication, teamwork, warmth, humor, and high professional standards. Agency offices are located in downtown Berkeley (five blocks from BART) and Walnut Creek, with a satellite location in uptown Oakland.

JFCS East Bay actively seeks to hire qualified professionals who reflect the cultural and linguistic diversity of the East Bay and of our clients.

Program Description

JFCS East Bay provides early childhood mental health services to parents and their infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in Alameda County. Research shows that early intervention with families who have significant risk factors can help prevent or reduce behavioral and social-emotional problems.

Job Summary

JFCS East Bay is seeking a birth to eight-year-old Mental Health Specialist who is passionate about providing treatment to our youngest children and their families with respect, clinical excellence, and an ongoing commitment to cultural humility.

Under the supervision of the Director of Clinical Services, the specialist will use a relationship-based model to provide parent-infant mental health services primarily in Oakland but throughout Alameda County. As part of a multidisciplinary team, the specialist will work closely with a child development specialist and family partner to conduct observations and therapy in the child’s home, preschool, or at the JFCS East Bay offices.

Duties & Essential Job Functions

  • Observe, assess, and treat children and families in their natural environments.
  • Provide dyadic work with infants, toddlers, and their primary caregivers.
  • Provide some case management.
  • Provide consultation to child care providers.
  • Provide crisis intervention services.
  • Complete all necessary paperwork and documentation on computerized client management system.
  • Conduct chart reviews and auditing.
  • Attend supervision, team meetings, and case consultations.

Qualifications & Skills

  • MSW or Masters in Counseling, Registered Intern (license preferred).
  • Experience in early childhood mental health or early childhood education.
  • Must be available to work one evening per week.
  • Experience working in diverse communities and ability to bridge cultures.
  • Committed to culturally informed practice and a multicultural learning environment.
  • Ability to work independently and part of a team.
  • Clean DMV record, current California driver’s license, and car required.

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation is dependent on experience, starting at $60,000. Benefits include medical, dental, 401(k), generous holiday and vacation, great colleagues, and a friendly, respectful work environment.

To Apply

Please submit a thoughtful cover letter and resume to Carol Singer, LCSW at . Only complete applications will be considered.

 

Immigration Removal Defense Attorney

Our Agency

Rooted in Jewish values and historical experiences, and inspired by the strengths of the diverse communities we serve, JFCS East Bay promotes the well-being of individuals and families by providing essential mental health and social services through every stage of life. JFCS East Bay is an innovative social service agency that has served individuals and families throughout Alameda and Contra Costa counties since 1877. We are proud to provide multilingual services to older adults and their families, Holocaust survivors, children and their parents, refugees and immigrants, people with disabilities and an array of adults and children who come to us for high-quality affordable mental health services.

Our staff of more than 60 employees is characterized by its dedication, teamwork, warmth, humor, and high professional standards. Agency offices are located in downtown Berkeley (five blocks from BART) and Walnut Creek, with a satellite location in uptown Oakland.

JFCS East Bay actively seeks to hire qualified professionals who reflect the cultural and linguistic diversity of the East Bay and of our clients.

Program Description
JFCS East Bay’s Refugee & Immigrant Services department has been providing a wide range of multicultural, multilingual services since the late 1980s, when we resettled the incoming wave of Jewish refugees from the former Soviet Union. In the mid-1990s we began to develop services for a broad range of cultural populations, including refugees and immigrants from Afghanistan, Iran, the former Soviet Union, Bosnia, Mexico, Central and South America, and more recently Iraq, Syrian, and African countries. We provide resettlement, mental health prevention and early intervention services, child abuse prevention and family support, case management, and immigration services.

Job Summary
Under the supervision of the Immigration Legal Services Program Manager, the Immigration Removal Defense Attorney is responsible for providing direct legal representation to detained and non-detained clients who are in removal proceedings before the San Francisco Immigration court. The Immigration Removal Defense Attorney will also prepare and submit applications, legal briefs, and supporting documentation for cases involving asylum, withholding of removal, relief under the Convention Against Torture, U visa, VAWA, and adjustment of status with applicable waivers, refugee waivers, and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status.

The attorney works with the Immigration Legal Services staff to provide guidance and assistance on cases; the attorney also provides community presentations on immigration law and immigrant rights. The attorney position will be based in JFCS East Bay’s Walnut Creek office and will participate in the Stand Together Contra Costa collaborative effort.

Essential Job Duties

  • Directly represents non-detained and detained individuals who live in Contra Costa County in removal proceedings before the San Francisco Immigration Court.
  • Prepares and submits applications, legal briefs, and supporting documentation for cases involving asylum, withholding of removal, relief under the Convention Against Torture, U visa, VAWA, and adjustment of status with applicable waivers, refugee waivers, and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status.
  • Visits detained individuals at Bay Area detention centers.
  • Provides direct legal services by meeting with clients, preparing applications for relief, drafting client declarations, and submitting cases to Executive Office of Immigration Review (“EOIR”) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”).
  • Represents clients in administrative interviews before USCIS.
  • Attends trainings and courses to remain updated on immigration law and policy.
  • Maintains accurate and up-to-date client information in database.
  • Assists with recruiting, training, and supervision of legal department volunteers.
  • Participates in workshops for the public and collaborative partners on basic pathways to citizenship, benefits eligibility, understanding individual rights, and other topics.
  • Collaborates with partner organizations to refer clients to legal and mental health services as appropriate.
  • Conducts outreach events and presentations, including know-your-rights workshops and legal screening events to increase awareness of pathways to relief, legal rights and responsibilities, and enable access to legal resources.
  • Represents JFCS East Bay at community meetings and forums about legal services and how best to respond to community needs.
  • Assists with grant reports.

Skills & Experience

  • Experience providing legal representation to non-citizens before the Executive Office of Immigration Review and Citizenship & Immigration Services.
  • Advanced understanding of immigration and citizenship law and procedure, including family based immigration, consular processing, waivers of grounds of inadmissibility, U visa and VAWA, T visa, adjustment of status, asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), naturalization and DACA.
  • Professional level skills using Word, Excel, and other relevant computer programs.
  • Experience and interest in working with ethnically diverse populations.

Qualifications

  • Membership and good standing in the California State Bar.
  • Minimum of two years of direct immigration legal service experience, including representing clients in the above subject areas before EOIR and/or USCIS.
  • Spanish language fluency preferred.
  • Clear DMV record and driver’s license .

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation is dependent on experience. Benefits include medical, dental, 401(k), generous paid time off, great colleagues, and a friendly, respectful work environment.

To Apply

Please submit a thoughtful cover letter and resume to Human Resources at . Position open until filled. Applications will be reviewed starting on February 9, 2018.

 

JFCS East Bay is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age (40 or older), ancestry, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), denial of family and medical care leave, disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), marital status, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, military and veteran status, national origin (including language use restrictions), race, sex (including pregnancy, child birth, breastfeeding, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, child birth or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity and gender expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws.