Employment

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Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia serves children, families, and individuals with a diverse array of services.

Our team is comprised of dedicated, caring, and experienced professionals whose common denominator is a shared commitment to enhancing the lives of the people we support.

We are looking for passionate, energized, and skilled professionals who share our goals and want to make a meaningful difference every day. By joining JFCS you become part of an organization with a tradition of service and excellence, and a commitment to diversity and inclusion. While we are rooted in Jewish values, we welcome and currently employ staff from all backgrounds and serve community members from all walks of life.

JFCS offers the opportunity to learn and grow in an ever-changing landscape.

Equal Opportunity Employment

JFCS supports and is committed to equal opportunity employment. It is our policy to provide equal opportunities in any term, condition, or privilege of employment to all associates and potential associates on the basis of their merits and ability to perform, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, citizen and veteran’s status, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, or any other prohibited factor.

If you are interested and passionate about applying for a job at JFCS and meet most of the qualifications listed, please submit your resume and cover letter to careers@jfcsphilly.org

Your email application must include:

  • The job title in the subject line (or we will not be able to route your resume)
  • Your cover letter and salary requirements in the body of the email
  • Your resume as an attachment

OPEN ARMS OUTREACH & MARKETING COORDINATOR

The Program Outreach and Marketing Coordinator is a self-starter and enthusiastic individual who leads the outreach/marketing initiative of Open Arms Adoption Network’s infant open adoption program. This individual develops and implements marketing/outreach plans, determines and implements strategies and actions to enhance social media presence, and builds relationships and facilitates trainings with health care and social service professionals in service region.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create and Implement outreach/marketing plan for non-profit open adoption program.
  • Determine and implement strategies to enhance social media presence.
  • Develop and post creative and effective content on various social media platforms.
  • Write articles, blogs, and promotional program material.
  • Enhance content and update website as needed.
  • Collaborate with SEO and SEM consultant.
  • Arrange for and facilitate trainings for small and large groups of healthcare and social service professionals both in person and online.
  • Maintain, create, and develop long term relationships/partnerships with professionals and applicable associations/coalitions.
  • Maintain databases to track and manage outreach progress.
  • Collaborates with JFCS Marketing and Community Engagement teams to integrate Open Arms outreach efforts internally and externally.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor and other management as requested.

COMPETENCIES

  • Proven ability to develop and manage social media accounts and to devise content strategy.
  • Ability to work within new technology and take initiative to identify new avenues for growth.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills – must be an able writer and presenter for small and large groups
  • Strong communication skills to work with people at all levels both internally and externally.
  • Strong writing skills to create copy for internet postings.
  • Ability to collaborate with team to set outreach priorities and to oversee their progress on tasks.
  • Proven follow-up and follow-through skills and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability and desire to provide accurate and thorough work product.
  • Ability to build effective working relationships with service providers.
  • Relationship builder who can engage and motivate the people and groups whose attention we seek to grow the program effectively.
  • Ability to work across organizational lines to get things done.
  • Creative thinker, with an ability to use both data and intuition to inform decisions.
  • Organizational skills to manage databases and timelines for different initiatives.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Marketing, or Public Administration required; Master’s preferred. A degree in Social Work with a macro –focus or other relevant degree may be considered with relevant outreach or marketing experience.
  • Three or more years of experience in a marketing/sales role including social media and print.
  • Strong, proven writing ability to deliver clear and concise marketing and informational messages to a variety of audiences.
  • Proven expertise in developing and implementing social media content on various platforms.
  • Comfort in leading one-on-one or small and large group informational meetings and trainings with service providers in the community.
  • Proficient user of technology (smart phone/tablet/laptop) and experience using MS Office applications is required, especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Database, internet, and social media savvy.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • All prospective employees must pass a criminal background check and any security clearances required by the department to which the employee is assigned.
  • Must have valid driver’s license, access to a car, and valid car insurance.
  • Employee must meet and maintain JFCS vaccine policy standards​​​​​​​​​​​​​​.

HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS CARE MANAGER/PROGRAM ASSISTANT

Russian language fluency required for this position.

The Care Manager/Program Assistant provides care management and assistance with Russian programming, intake calls, invoices, and care management to older adult Holocaust Survivors in Greater Philadelphia. This position is a hybrid model of remote and in-office work.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide Russian/English care management including:
    • Program eligibility screening.
    • Assistance to Care Navigator with Russian intake calls and wait list clients.
    • Assessments and documentation of clients’ functionality and service need.
    • Assists clients with enrolling in/applying for benefits and services that will help clients continue to live safely at home.
  • Facilitation of department programming in conjunction with Older Adult Socialization Coordinator.
  • Participate in one-on-one supervision with Program Manager, departmental meetings, and trainings.
  • Process home care invoices.
  • Facilitate client transportation.
  • Engage in networking and collaboration with community-based organizations and resources on behalf of clients.
  • Participate in team conferences and peer supervisory sessions.
  • Understand bio-psycho-social issues pertaining to older adults in the Former Soviet Union community.
  • Culturally sensitive and willing/able to serve populations with varying backgrounds.
  • Operates from a person-centered, trauma-informed perspective.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor and other management as requested.

COMPETENCIES

  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, adjusting message to fit listener to ensure understanding.
  • Ability to establish good working relationships with other professionals and community agencies.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Demonstrate a positive demeanor and maintain professionalism at all times.
  • Ability to take on specialized tasks and manage them within the framework of his/her workload.
  • Expected to use initiative in contributing to the service’s development as well as his/her own.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and good common sense in all situations.
  • Must be flexible and agile to be able to juggle tasks when special situations arise that demand attention.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a social service field required.
  • Fluency in Russian and English required – reading, writing, speaking.
  • Ability to demonstrate strong working knowledge of community resources and benefits relevant to older adults and their family caregivers.
  • Proficient user of technology (smart phone/tablet/laptop) and experience using MS Office applications required.
  • EHR/EMR database experience a plus.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Employee must have a safe driving record on file with the Department of Motor Vehicles in the state in which the employee is licensed to drive and provide a valid driver’s license and proof of automobile liability insurance at time of employment. Employee must maintain a valid driver’s license and carry liability insurance as a condition of continued employment.
  • May occasionally be asked to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends to support programming needs.
  • All prospective employees must pass a criminal background check, child abuse check, and FBI fingerprint clearances.
  • Employee must meet the JFCS vaccination requirements at hire and ongoing.