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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 Concord (five blocks from BART), 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 Concord (five blocks from BART), 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 legal, mental health and social services through every stage of life. JFCS East Bay is an innovative 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 Concord (five blocks from BART), 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

The overall goal of JFCS East Bay’s Immigration Legal Services (ILS) program is to provide accessible legal services to low-income and vulnerable immigrant families so that they understand their rights and feel safe pursuing available legal options. These services include legal consultations, removal defense, affirmative applications filed with the USCIS (including U-visas, adjustment of status, VAWA petitions, and more), and federal court litigation (such as Administrative Procedure Act lawsuits, petitions for mandamus, Circuit Court appeals). Additionally, the ILS department has a full-time psychologist on staff who provides therapy as well as forensic evaluations for ILS clients. The Removal Defense Attorney would be participating in the Stand Together Contra Costa (STCC) collaborative and would be one of two removal defense attorney positions at JFCS East Bay.

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Director of Immigration Legal Services, 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 Removal Defense Attorney will 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. Additionally, the attorney will work to secure clients’ release from immigration custody, including working with ICE and filing habeas petitions in federal court.

The attorney will be assigned to work with a legal assistant to prepare cases for immigration court, as well as work with the STCC team. This position will receive mentorship from two experienced attorneys. Additionally, the attorney will attend community events to provide legal consultations and participate in providing the community with information about immigrant rights and policies. The attorney position will be based in JFCS East Bay’s Concord office, but will require travel around the Bay Area.

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.
  • Files habeas petitions with the Federal District Court
  • 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.

Preferred Skills & Experience

  • Experience providing legal representation to non-citizens before the Executive Office of Immigration Review and U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services.
  • Familiarity with immigration law and procedure, including asylum, withholding of removal and protection under the Convention Against Torture, family-based immigration, U-visas, adjustment of status, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), and cancellation of removal.
  • Professional-level skills using Word, Excel, and other relevant computer programs.
  • Experience and interest in working with ethnically diverse populations.

Required Qualifications

  • Membership and good standing in the California State Bar.
  • Spanish language fluency.
  • 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, resume, and writing sample with subject line “Removal Defense Attorney” to Human Resources at . Position open until filled. Applications will be reviewed starting on December 15, 2020.

 

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 Concord (five blocks from BART), 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.