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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, and LGBTQ people.

We are currently hiring for the following positions:

 

Administrative Assistant – Berkeley

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 Administrative Assistant in the Berkeley office is responsible for ensuring that key behind-the-scenes functions operate smoothly on a daily basis, providing the infrastructure that allows the organization to run efficiently. This is a part-time, 20 hours per week position; hours are 1:00 to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.

Job Duties & Essential Functions

  • Daily office operations: develop procedures and handle office needs related to supplies and payables, cash receipts, billing support, equipment, kitchen, food, recycling, trash, daily mail, phone, internet, office-wide calendars, and so on.
  • Reception: answer incoming calls and greet in-person visitors, serving as a warm, welcoming voice and as the face of JFCS East Bay
  • Facilities: coordinate office equipment repairs and event logistics
  • General department workflow: handle one-time projects, document systems as they’re developed, maintain paper and electronic files as needed

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and expectations required of the position.

Competencies

  • Computer Literacy: Use technology effectively in the performance of one’s job. This includes the integration and acceptance of new technology when appropriate. Confidence using Microsoft Word and Excel and the Google Suite, including Drive, Gmail, and Calendar.
  • Problem Solving: A proven ability to identify administrative 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. Includes 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

  • High school diploma or higher.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as an administrative or office assistant.
  • Clinical office experience is preferred.
  • Able to travel to our Walnut Creek office on occasion.

To Apply
Please submit a thoughtful cover letter and resume to with “Administrative Assistant – Berkeley” in the subject line. Only complete applications will be considered.

 

Administrative Assistant – Walnut Creek

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 Administrative Assistant in the Walnut Creek office is responsible for ensuring that key behind-the-scenes functions operate smoothly on a daily basis, providing the infrastructure that allows the organization to run efficiently. This is a part-time, 20 hours per week position; hours are 1:00 to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.

Job Duties & Essential Functions

  • Daily office operations: develop procedures and handle office needs related to supplies and payables, cash receipts, billing support, equipment, kitchen, food, recycling, trash, daily mail, phone, internet, office-wide calendars, and so on.
  • Reception: answer incoming calls and greet in-person visitors, serving as a warm, welcoming voice and as the face of JFCS East Bay
  • Facilities: coordinate office equipment repairs and event logistics
  • General department workflow: handle one-time projects, document systems as they’re developed, maintain paper and electronic files as needed

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and expectations required of the position.

Competencies

  • Computer Literacy: Use technology effectively in the performance of one’s job. This includes the integration and acceptance of new technology when appropriate. Confidence using Microsoft Word and Excel and the Google Suite, including Drive, Gmail, and Calendar.
  • Problem Solving: A proven ability to identify administrative 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. Includes 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

  • High school diploma or higher.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as an administrative or office assistant.
  • Bilingual in Spanish.
  • Clinical office experience is preferred.
  • Able to travel to our Berkeley office on occasion.

To Apply
Please submit a thoughtful cover letter and resume to with “Administrative Assistant – Walnut Creek” in the subject line. Only complete applications will be considered.

 

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.

 

Immigration Legal Services Manager

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 Immigration Legal Services program provides professional assistance to immigrants and refugees applying for a range of immigration legal services in our Walnut Creek office. As a federally recognized legal services agency, JFCS East Bay assists clients with citizenship, DACA, visas, green cards, and other legal remedies. As part of the Stand Together Contra Costa collaborative, JFCS East Bay also provides legal representation in immigration proceedings for immigrants who have been detained and are pursuing bond or release. We also provide removal defense for those being threatened with deportation.

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Director of Refugee & Immigrant Services, the Immigration Legal Services Manager is responsible for overseeing the administration and development of the Immigration Legal Services program. This position also supervises staff attorneys and legal assistants, as well as providing direct immigration legal services to clients.

Essential Job Duties

  • Develop and manage all aspects of the Immigration Legal Services program.
  • Provide immigration legal services to Spanish-speaking clients. Support and oversee DOJ-accredited representatives providing legal services to underserved refugee populations.
  • Maintain monitoring systems and oversee program progress toward goals on grants and contracts, including systems to track numbers of clients served.
  • Assist with preparing funding proposals and progress updates and other materials for reports.
  • Oversee all legal case records and documentation.
  • Build and maintain collaborations and cooperative relationships with other agencies and community-based legal providers.
  • Ensure agency maintains its status as a DOJ (now OLAP) recognized agency and that all DOJ representatives maintain their accreditation.
  • Represent JFCS East Bay at community meetings and forums about legal services and how best to respond to community needs.

Requirements

  • Membership and good standing in the bar of any state or federal territory. California license strongly preferred.
  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an ABA-accredited law school.
  • Bilingual in spoken and written Spanish required; spoken and written Dari/Farsi a plus.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in providing immigration legal services.
  • Experience in program development and administration.
  • Ability to work with skill and sensitivity in a multicultural environment.
  • Experience and interest in working with ethnically diverse populations.
  • Strong oral, written, interpersonal, and computer skills.

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 thoughtful cover letter and resume to . Only complete applications 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.