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Social Worker II or III at JFS

Social Worker II or III

JFS Los Angeles, CA Full-Time
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We all face challenges and transitions in our lives, and when we do, we must be able to count on the strength of community for support. For the people of Los Angeles, Jewish Family Service LA is that trusted source of support. We are a comprehensive network of services that welcomes individuals and families of all ages and identities to our full spectrum of care. Our highly trained staff and volunteers work closely with individuals and their loved ones to problem-solve and guide them on their paths to safety, security, wellness, and fulfillment. 

JFS staff share in our mission and work towards our goals with the highest level of responsibility, professionalism, and integrity. JFS demonstrates our commitment to our staff by offering a comprehensive benefits package and a nurturing environment.

Be part of our commitment, and join our family. For more information on our philosophy and services, please tour our website  www.jfsla.org    

The Social Worker II or III is responsible for conducting in-depth intakes and assessments covering psychological, social, physical, and environmental concerns for frail, elderly Holocaust survivors and their families.  S/he will evaluate clients, identify the potential limitations which impede independent living and activate resources to allow client to remain safely in the home setting. 

Qualifications:                                     

  • Master’s Degree in social work or a related field
  • Registered with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences or the Board of Psychology, Licensed preferred
  • Current unrestricted CA Driver’s License and proof of auto insurance
  • Experience and interest in providing care to older persons required 
  • Care management and community-based service delivery experience required
  • Knowledge of community resources and the aging process
  • Bilingual in Russian is a plus
  • Experience working with seniors, caregivers and mentally disabled clients
  • Knowledge of safety issues when working with at-risk clients
  • Experience conducting in-home visit strongly preferred
  • Must be computer literate in MS Office applications (Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • Candidates must have interest and demonstrated ability to:
    • Work in an interdisciplinary community setting
    • Be culturally sensitive, able to work with a multicultural client populations
    • Work in a non-judgmental manner
    • Foster positive growth/outcomes work as part of a team
    • Maintain professional boundaries
    • Exercise sound casework judgment and fiscal management skills
    • Comply with documentation procedures. 
  • Must pass a criminal background check (Live Scan fingerprinting) prior to beginning employment

Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

  • Conducts in-depth intakes and assessment covering psychological, social, physical, and environmental concerns for survivors of the Holocaust
  • Develops a comprehensive care plan including all social services needed by the client
  • Coordinates the delivery of all services in the care plan
  •  Responds to intake callers and follows up on client situation as needed
  • Reviews and authorizes services every month
  • Offers crisis intervention
  • Provides outreach and support per funding source requirements
  • Provides short-term or ongoing psychotherapeutic support to low income Holocaust survivors and their families as needed
  • Identifies and develops family and other informal support systems for the client
  • Refer clients to specialist consultants to provide additional detailed evaluation and recommendations for improvement of the client’s functional level
  • Prepares case recording, maintenance of financial records; and reporting on a timely and relevant basis
  • Provide timely documentation, including annual Holocaust recertification, and oversee chart record keeping per Claims Conference funding requirements
  • Selects, negotiates and budgets supportive services for clients
  • May be required to be a Field Work Supervisor and/ or preceptor for Social Work students
  • Other related duties as assigned
  • Hours towards licensure available but not guaranteed

Jewish Family Service is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.



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