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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:

 

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.

Geriatric Social Worker

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

Under the supervision of the Director of Adult Services, the Geriatric Social Worker will provide care consultation and management services with older adults and their caregivers in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.

Duties and Essential Job Functions

  • Provide short-term case consultation services to older adults and their families.
  • Provide ongoing care management services to older adults and those with disabling diagnoses.
  • Conduct assessments and develop care plans for clients, including measurable outcomes that are cost effective and reflect client preferences and values; in selected cases, implement and monitor care plans.
  • Participate in responding to the needs and challenges of home care clients, conducting home visits as needed.
  • Provide information and referral services to older adults and family members.
  • Train, oversee, and support volunteers working with older adult clients.
  • Assist in outreach and promotion of JFCS East Bay elder care services.

Competencies

  • Geriatric social work knowledge, skills, and experience.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with older adult clients, families, and other community representatives.
  • Demonstrated capacity to be open-minded and solution-focused.
  • Cultural competence in working with people of various nationalities, ethnicities, and religious affiliations.
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills while ensuring confidentiality.
  • Excellent record-keeping and documentation skills.
  • Competent computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel; ability to learn client tracking system.
  • Knowledge of East Bay aging-related community resources strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of issues faced by Holocaust survivors preferred.
  • Knowledge of Jewish culture and community preferred.
  • Home care experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of challenges faced by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is required

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree from an accredited university or college in social work, counseling, rehabilitation, gerontology, or other related field. MSW or LCSW preferred.
  • Three to five years working with older adults or equivalent experience.

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

Interested and qualified applicants, please submit a thoughtful cover letter and resume to . Only complete applications will be considered.

 

Human Resources 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.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Human Resources Manager manages all aspects of human resources activities, such as employment, compensation, payroll, benefits, training and professional development, policies, and performance evaluations. This role also informs the organization of employment-related legal requirements. This can be a part- or full-time position.

Duties and Essential Job Functions

  • Manage recruitment, interview, and selection process for job candidates.
  • Plan and conduct new employee onboarding, including orientation to JFCS East Bay’s culture and values, and employee off-boarding, including exit interviews.
  • Keep audit-quality, legally compliant records of personnel transactions such as hires, promotions, transfers, leaves of absence, performance reviews, and terminations; gather and analyze employment-related statistics.
  • Administer benefits programs, including health, dental, vision, 401(k), Flexible Spending Account plans, and other insurance. Serve as business liaison to all benefits vendors.
  • Run semi-monthly payroll for more than 60 full-time and part-time staff.
  • Develop personnel policies, maintain and update policy manuals and employee handbooks.
  • Serve as administrator for personnel aspects of agency-wide information systems.
  • Respond to staff inquiries regarding policies, procedures, and terms of employment.
  • Serve as a primary source of expertise on federal, state and local employment laws, including minimum wage requirements.
  • Advise and support supervisors and non-supervisory staff toward resolution of employee relations issues.
  • Proactively raise HR issues with supervisors, identify practical solutions to complex and diverse HR issues, and recommend appropriate action plans.
  • Manage and support a performance evaluation program that supports talent development and equity within JFCS East Bay.
  • Maintain training and compliance documentation.
  • Design, administer, and make recommendations based on results of staff surveys.
  • Support program directors and supervisors to address and resolve staff grievances in keeping with JFCS East Bay’s values.
  • Play a leading role in JFCS East Bay’s efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the agency.
  • Play a leading role in sustaining a culture of staff appreciation and interaction, including opportunities for informal learning, observance of personal and cultural events, and recognition of accomplishments.
  • Participate in compensation surveys.
  • Participate in and provide staff support for Board of Directors Personnel Committee.

Competencies

  • Demonstrate strong passion for JFCS East Bay’s mission and strong alignment with JFCS East Bay’s core values.
  • Thrive in an environment of change.
  • Demonstrate cultural competence for working with people of various nationalities, ethnicities, and religious affiliations, and the ability to translate that competence into vibrant, respectful HR policies and practices.
  • Demonstrate superior communication and interpersonal skills while ensuring confidentiality.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to making decisions based on relevant, inclusive information, and with sensitivity to organization and interpersonal impact.
  • Deliver work of excellent quality, infused with expertise and wisdom.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years’ successful HR work, preferably in a nonprofit social services or mental health services agency.
  • Experience in administering leaves of absence.
  • Knowledge of federal and state labor laws.
  • Experience using Paylocity or similar web-based payroll and timekeeping system.
  • Strong computer skills, with proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Experience using Gmail and Google Calendars.
  • Degree or certification in HR Management, Organization Development, or related discipline preferred.
  • Knowledge of HRIS preferred.

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.

 

Immigration 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 Immigration Legal Services program provides professional assistance to immigrants and refugees applying for a range of immigration legal services in our Walnut Creek office. JFCS East Bay is a federally recognized legal services agency with two Spanish-speaking Immigration Attorneys. We assist 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 Description

Under the supervision of the Immigration Attorney serving as the Immigration Legal Services program manager, the Immigration Attorney is responsible for providing direct legal representation to low-income clients on a wide variety of immigration matters before USCIS including Naturalization, U Visas, VAWA, adjustment of status, consular processing and waivers, and DACA. The attorney works with the legal program staff to provide guidance and assistance on cases; the attorney also provides community outreach and Know Your Rights presentations on immigration law. This is a half-time position working out of our Walnut Creek office.

Essential Job Duties

  • Provide direct legal services by meeting with clients, preparing applications for relief, drafting client declarations, and submitting cases to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
  • Represent clients in administrative interviews before USCIS.
  • Attend trainings and courses to remain updated on immigration law and policy.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date client information in database.
  • Assist with recruiting, training, and supervision of legal department volunteers.
  • Collaborate with partner organizations to refer clients to legal and mental health services as appropriate.
  • Conduct 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.
  • Provide direct immigration legal services to Spanish speakers and other refugee and immigrant communities in Contra Costa County.
  • Build and maintain collaborations and cooperative relationships with other agencies and community-based legal providers.
  • Represent JFCS East Bay at community meetings and forums about legal services and how best to respond to community needs.
  • Assist with grant reports.

Skills and Experience

  • Experience providing legal representation to non-citizens before USCIS.
  • 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, 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 USCIS.
  • Spanish language fluency preferred.
  • Clear DMV record and driver’s license.

Competencies

  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion; valuing a diversity of perspectives and encouraging contributions by all team members.
  • Ability to be a team leader and a team member.
  • Ability to thrive in a flexible, fast-paced, accredited, and growth-oriented environment.
  • Ability to prioritize across multiple types of work and coordinate the work of others.
  • Ability to network and interact internally and externally.
  • High level of oral and written communication skills, ability to explain complex legal procedures to many audiences.
  • Competency to serve clients from a variety of cultures.
  • High level of independent judgment.
  • High analytical abilities to spot issues and plan legal services for clients.

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.