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JFCS East Bay is committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. Everyone is encouraged to apply, including people of color, women, LGBTQ people, and those with bicultural/bilingual skills.

We are currently hiring for the following positions:

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. Three positions are currently available.

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.

 

Office Manager & Receptionist – Berkeley Office

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.

Job Summary

The Office Manager & Receptionist is responsible for maintaining a welcoming environment for JFCS East Bay’s clients and staff by running our Berkeley office efficiently and effectively. The Office Manager & Receptionist is both the face of the agency and the heart of the office and must ensure that the behind-the-scenes operates smoothly every day to facilitate a productive environment in which staff can provide quality services to the community. Fluency in Spanish is preferred. This is a full-time position reporting to the Senior Director of Finance & Administration.

Job Duties & Essential Functions

Reception

  • Provide high level of customer service at the reception desk; welcome visitors to the office; and answer and respond to incoming phone calls and emails.
  • Manage schedules and office-wide Google calendars.
  • Maintain adequate coverage for phones and doors, arranging backup as necessary.
  • Support departments with organizing and packaging large mailings.

Administrative

  • Provide initial and refresher trainings on office policies, practices, and procedures.
  • Recommend and implement office policy, practice, and procedure improvements in coordination with leadership team.
  • Set new employees up with mailboxes, business cards, and name badges.
  • Ensure shared work spaces and copy areas have adequate and appropriate stock and supplies for effective operation.
  • Provide administrative support to directors and the Executive Director as requested.

Operations

  • Coordinate and manage general office operations, including but not limited to:
    • Manage, order, and organize office supplies, kitchen food and supplies, and clinical supplies.
    • Manage and sort incoming and outgoing mail.
    • Monitor and manage equipment needs, repairs, and maintenance.
    • Keep all agency forms and flyers copied and stocked.
    • Keep lobbies, copy room, kitchen, file room, meeting rooms, and other common areas neat and organized.
  • Coordinate all agency and board events, including but not limited to:
    • Logistics coordination: location, food, set up, clean up.
    • Communicate with staff regarding dates.
    • Assist Executive Director with meeting scheduling, information, and coordination as needed.
  • Coordinate physical plant needs for the office and staff, including but not limited to:
    • Medi-Cal annual certifications – as needed.
    • Maintain appropriate business licenses.
    • Maintain good relationship with building management and maintenance.
    • Manage confidential shred, recycles, and trash disposal.
    • Manage janitorial relationships.
  • Coordinate and manage file storage transfers, labeling, and destruction, including but not limited to clinical records, donor records, and financial records.

Human Resources

  • Provide backup assistance for agency payroll processing and, if necessary, process agency payroll.
  • Coordinate efforts to ensure safety and security of the office and train staff as necessary.
    • Maintain Material Safety Data Sheets.
    • Maintain Illness and Injury Prevention plan.
  • Coordinate with Human Resources and IT to provide quality onboarding experiences by having work areas ready for new hires.
  • Coordinate with Human Resources and IT to provide safe and secure off-boarding experiences.

Bookkeeping

  • Manage relationships with agency-wide vendors and process related payables.
  • Collaborate with the finance, development, and billing teams to ensure daily cash logs are accurate and timely.
  • Assist billing, development, and finance teams as needed.
  • Mail vendor payments and file accounts payable documents.

Qualifications

The applicant must share JFCS East Bay’s mission and vison of social justice with these additional qualifications:

  • Language: Spanish fluency preferred.
  • Work Quality: Works independently and as part of a team and pays close attention to detail. Is exceptionally organized, efficient, highly motivated, able to handle multiple tasks at once, and take initiative when new systems need to be instituted.
  • Communication: Has excellent interpersonal skills and can engage with people of all ages, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and genders. Is able to clearly communicate verbally and in writing and understand quickly when instructions are delivered. Can exercise good judgment about what information is important, what is not, and what should be communicated, how, to whom, and when.
  • Integrity: Ability to maintain strict confidentiality related to client, staff, and other agency information.
  • Problem Solving and Critical Thinking: A proven ability to identify administrative needs, propose solutions, and lead the adoption of new processes.
  • Prior Experience and Education: A minimum of three years of experience working as a receptionist and/or office manager. A high school diploma or higher or equivalent. The ideal candidate would also have experience working in a nonprofit and with payroll and collections.
  • Computer Literacy: Use technology effectively in the performance of the job, which includes learning, integrating, and accepting the use of new technology when appropriate. Confidence and fluency using MS Office (Word and Excel) and Google Suite (Drive, Gmail and Calendar).

Compensation

Compensation is competitive, depending on experience. Benefits include medical, dental, 401(k), generous holiday and Earned Time Off (combined vacation/sick), great colleagues, and a friendly work environment.

To Apply

Please submit a resume and a cover letter to with “Office Manager & Receptionist – Berkeley Office” in the subject line. Only complete applications, with resume and cover letter, will be considered.

 

Office Manager & Receptionist – Walnut Creek Office

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.

Job Summary

The Office Manager & Receptionist is responsible for maintaining a welcoming environment for JFCS East Bay’s clients and staff by running our Walnut Creek office efficiently and effectively. The Office Manager & Receptionist is both the face of the agency and the heart of the office and must ensure that the behind-the-scenes operates smoothly every day to facilitate a productive environment in which staff can provide quality services to the community. Fluency in Spanish is required for this position. This is a full-time position reporting to the Senior Director of Finance & Administration.

Job Duties & Essential Functions

Reception

  • Provide high level of customer service at the reception desk; welcome visitors to the office; and answer and respond to incoming phone calls and emails.
  • Manage schedules and office-wide Google calendars.
  • Maintain adequate coverage for phones and doors, arranging backup as necessary.
  • Support departments with organizing and packaging large mailings.

Administrative

  • Provide initial and refresher trainings on office policies, practices, and procedures.
  • Recommend and implement office policy, practice, and procedure improvements in coordination with leadership team.
  • Set new employees up with mailboxes, business cards, and name badges.
  • Ensure shared work spaces and copy areas have adequate and appropriate stock and supplies for effective operation.
  • Provide administrative support to directors and the Executive Director as requested.

Operations

  • Coordinate and manage general office operations, including but not limited to:
    • Manage, order, and organize office supplies, kitchen food and supplies, and clinical supplies.
    • Manage and sort incoming and outgoing mail.
    • Monitor and manage equipment needs, repairs, and maintenance.
    • Keep all agency forms and flyers copied and stocked.
    • Keep lobbies, copy room, kitchen, file room, meeting rooms, and other common areas neat and organized.
  • Coordinate all agency and board events, including but not limited to:
    • Logistics coordination: location, food, set up, clean up.
    • Communicate with staff regarding dates.
    • Assist Executive Director with meeting scheduling, information, and coordination as needed.
  • Coordinate physical plant needs for the office and staff, including but not limited to:
    • Medi-Cal annual certifications – as needed.
    • Maintain appropriate business licenses.
    • Maintain good relationship with building management and maintenance.
    • Manage confidential shred, recycles, and trash disposal.
    • Manage janitorial relationships.
  • Coordinate and manage file storage transfers, labeling, and destruction, including but not limited to clinical records, donor records, and financial records.

Human Resources

  • Provide backup assistance for agency payroll processing and, if necessary, process agency payroll.
  • Coordinate efforts to ensure safety and security of the office and train staff as necessary.
    • Maintain Material Safety Data Sheets.
    • Maintain Illness and Injury Prevention plan.
  • Coordinate with Human Resources and IT to provide quality onboarding experiences by having work areas ready for new hires.
  • Coordinate with Human Resources and IT to provide safe and secure off-boarding experiences.

Bookkeeping

  • Manage relationships with agency-wide vendors and process related payables.
  • Collaborate with the finance, development, and billing teams to ensure daily cash logs are accurate and timely.
  • Assist billing, development, and finance teams as needed.
  • Mail vendor payments and file accounts payable documents.

Qualifications

The applicant must share JFCS East Bay’s mission and vison of social justice with these additional qualifications:

  • Language: Spanish fluency required.
  • Work Quality: Works independently and as part of a team and pays close attention to detail. Is exceptionally organized, efficient, highly motivated, able to handle multiple tasks at once, and take initiative when new systems need to be instituted.
  • Communication: Has excellent interpersonal skills and can engage with people of all ages, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and genders. Is able to clearly communicate verbally and in writing and understand quickly when instructions are delivered. Can exercise good judgment about what information is important, what is not, and what should be communicated, how, to whom, and when.
  • Integrity: Ability to maintain strict confidentiality related to client, staff, and other agency information.
  • Problem Solving and Critical Thinking: A proven ability to identify administrative needs, propose solutions, and lead the adoption of new processes.
  • Prior Experience and Education: A minimum of three years of experience working as a receptionist and/or office manager. A high school diploma or higher or equivalent. The ideal candidate would also have experience working in a nonprofit and with payroll and collections.
  • Computer Literacy: Use technology effectively in the performance of the job, which includes learning, integrating, and accepting the use of new technology when appropriate. Confidence and fluency using MS Office (Word and Excel) and Google Suite (Drive, Gmail and Calendar).

Compensation

Compensation is competitive, depending on experience. Benefits include medical, dental, 401(k), generous holiday and Earned Time Off (combined vacation/sick), great colleagues, and a friendly work environment.

To Apply

Please submit a resume and a cover letter to with “Office Manager & Receptionist – Walnut Creek Office” in the subject line. Only complete applications, with resume and cover letter, will be considered.

 

Removal Defense Legal Assistant

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.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Director of Immigration Legal Services, the Removal Defense Legal Assistant is a full-time position in JFCS East Bay’s Walnut Creek office that plays an integral role in supporting removal defense attorneys and the legal director as they ensure that people in removal proceedings receive quality representation before the San Francisco Immigration Court.

Job Duties & Essential Functions

      • Litigation Preparation: meeting with non-detained and detained clients and their family members to prepare applications, declarations, and evidence to present in Immigration Court; draft motions on behalf of clients for Immigration Court; research current country conditions in clients’ home countries; locate and coordinate the use of expert witnesses for testimony before the Immigration Judge; help prepare personal and documentary evidence packets to file in Immigration Court; file evidence at the Immigration Court; and assist in preparing people to testify before the Immigration Judge.
      • Client Contact and File Maintenance: manage the maintenance of hardcopy and electronic client case files, ensuring that all documents filed with Immigration Court are organized in the file and saved in the client’s electronic file; communicate with clients and their families regarding upcoming hearings, biometric appointments, and office meetings; serve as a liaison between the removal defense attorney and the clients and families.
      • Intake: under the supervision of removal defense attorneys and the legal director, the legal assistant will screen clients for potential eligibility for relief and help identify the strengths and weaknesses in a client’s case.
      • Competence and Education: acquire a nuanced understanding of the eligibility requirements for all forms of relief available in defensive removal proceedings; attend online and in-person trainings to maintain current knowledge of immigration law and policies; help supervise and utilize volunteers to increase the efficiency of the removal defense attorneys; participate in workshops, outreach events, and presentations to help educate the public regarding their rights and facilitate their access to legal resources; assist in maintaining data regarding the clients served.

Competencies

      • Computer Literacy: Use technology effectively including integrating new technology when appropriate. Confidence using existing programs: Microsoft Word and Excel, Google Drive, Gmail, Google Calendar, and Dropbox. Ability to learn to use case management software (currently lawlab).
      • Problem Solving: A proven ability to identify needs, propose solutions, and lead the adoption of new processes.
      • Communication: Able to inform verbally and in writing, with clarity and good effect and to understand clearly and quickly when instructions are received. Excellent communication skills include the ability to exercise good judgment about what information is important and what is not, and what should be communicated, how, to whom, and when.
      • Work Quality: Strong attention to detail.
      • Planning: Excellent organizational and time management skills.
      • Adaptability: Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize work to meet deadlines.
      • Integrity: Ability to maintain strict confidentiality related to client, staff, and other agency information. Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and commitment to JFCS East Bay’s mission.

Qualifications

      • Bachelor’s degree or higher
      • Spanish fluency
      • At least 2 years’ experience doing work at a law firm, legal services organization, or other professional setting
      • Driver’s license and the ability to travel to our Walnut Creek office, the San Francisco Immigration Court, the Yuba County Jail in Marysville, California, and other Bay Area locations.

Compensation

Compensation is competitive, depending on experience. Benefits include medical, dental, 401(k), generous holiday and Earned Time Off (combined vacation/sick), great colleagues, and a friendly work environment.

To Apply

Please submit a resume and a cover letter to with “Removal Defense Legal Assistant” in the subject line. Only complete applications, with resume and cover letter, will be considered.

 

Staff Therapist – Adult Services

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.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Director of Adult Services, the Staff Therapist provides clinical services to adults. This is an hourly position.

Duties & Essential Job Functions

      • Provide treatment to individual adults, couples, and older adults.
      • Provide treatment to older adults and their family caregivers, when appropriate.
      • Develop and facilitate support groups and workshops, as appropriate.
      • Perform record-keeping and other administrative duties necessary to carry out clinical responsibilities.
      • Comply with the JFCS East Bay policies and procedures.
      • Attend clinical staff meetings and trainings.
      • Available to work one evening per week.

Qualifications

      • Graduate degree (MSW, MA/MS, Ph.D., or equivalent.)
      • Professional license in the state of California (LCSW, Licensed Psychologist) and a minimum of 2 years’ post-licensure experience preferred.
      • Demonstrated skills in diagnosis and treatment of older adults, adults, and families, using a broad range of clinical modalities.
      • Excellent record-keeping and documentation skills.
      • Knowledge of Jewish culture and community.
      • Commitment to agency mission of promoting and strengthening the social and emotional well-being of diverse individuals and families throughout the East Bay.
      • Computer proficiency.
      • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
      • Spanish or other language skills highly desirable.
      • Patience, compassion, flexibility.
      • Ability to work independently and part of a team.
      • Clean DMV record, current California driver’s license, and car required.

Compensation

Compensation is competitive, depending on experience. Benefits include medical, dental, 401(k), generous holiday and Earned Time Off (combined vacation/sick), great colleagues, and a friendly work environment.

To Apply

Please submit a resume and a cover letter to with “Staff Therapist – Adult Services” in the subject line. Only complete applications, with resume and cover letter, will be considered.

 

 

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.