Current JFS Open Positions

 

Senior Grant Writer
Integrated Services Assessment Specialist
Human Resources Intern

Volunteer Engagement Coordinator
Geriatric Case Aide
On-Call Child Activity Aide
Synagogue Resource Navigator (Temple Emanu-El and Tifereth Israel)
Director of Human Resources
Safe Parking Program – Case Manager (2 openings)
Housing Coordinator - Palm Springs
Case Manager - Palm Springs
Driver - Class C with Passenger Endorsement
On the Go – Transportation Reservationist
AmeriCorps VIP Fellow Various Opportunities in San Diego County 

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Senior Grant Writer

Position Type: Full-time, Exempt

Position Overview: The Sr. Grant Writer plays an integral role on Jewish Family Service of San Diego’s Institutional Giving Team, which is responsible for securing more than $10 million in grants and contracts each year.  As the lead grant writer, this position is responsible for managing, researching, identifying and securing government, corporate and foundation funding to support JFS’s mission to build a stronger, healthier, more resilient San Diego.

Responsibilities: 

  • Manage cross-functional grant submission teams – comprised of Program, Community Impact, and Accounting staff – to submit grant proposals and reports.
  • Research, organize, write and review government, private and corporate foundation proposals, bid applications, letters of intent and other related duties. 
  • Manage contract compliance and file maintenance including an ongoing update of all grants and compliance needs, schedules for re-applications and reporting. 
  • Monitor grant proposals; prepare follow-up reports, as required by grantors. 
  • Attend and participate in appropriate internal and external meetings with staff and funders.
  • Supports all JFS’s fundraising efforts.
  • Proficient in Raisers Edge/NXT and/or related database 
  • Understands the importance of best practices as it pertains to grant management.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Institutional Giving.
  • Supports the Director of Institutional Giving in building strong collaborations with JFS program directors and staff.
  • Supports the Director of Institutional Giving in building and maintaining relationships with funders, including but not limited to, government, non-profits, corporations, community and individuals.
The ideal candidate:
  • Demonstrates emotional intelligence and a solution-oriented approach when interacting with JFS staff
  • Understands the importance of best practices as it pertains to grant management.
  • Is proficient in Raisers Edge/NXT and/or related database 
  • Has program design and outcome measurement experience

First Year Objectives:
In partnership with the Director of Institutional Giving:

  • Implement best practices as it pertains to policies and procedures for grant management
  • Implement best practices as it pertains to policies and procedures for post-award activity
  • Create metrics to measure the current capacity of the department as it pertains to grants and post-award activity and implement an approach for the next two years
  • Create and implement policies and procedures for business practices between the IG Department, Programs and Accounting 
  • Set goals for private, corporate and government funding
  • Train other staff in the IG Department as needed
Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications or a related field is required, Master’s degree preferred. 
  • Three to five years of relevant experience required. 
  • Demonstrated success in securing private, corporate and large-scale government grants.
  • Analytical and persuasive writing and superior editing skills required. 
  • Ability to convey complex information in a clear manner. 
  • Excellent project management skills with experience in managing and supervising administrative projects with strict deadlines. 
  • Ability to work in a very diverse setting with people of all backgrounds, culture and orientation. 
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills. 
  • Must be detailed oriented with excellent organizational skills. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with funders. 
  • Requires strong computer knowledge and administrative skills.
  • Demonstrate initiative, resourcefulness and problem-solving skills. 
  • Ability to work with confidential information. 
  • Ability to work within various deadlines and respond to multiple demands. 

Read to Move Forward: 
To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume on the following link;
https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=2257281

Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Please, no phone calls. Please, principals only. Please, local candidates only (relocation is not provided).

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Integrated Services Assessment Specialist

Position Type: Full-Time (non-exempt) 37.5 hours

Position Overview: This position will support the Integrative Services Program, which includes counseling and case management.  Case management services are currently available to the San Diego community, with a priority for individuals with breast cancer, those fleeing or rebuilding their life due to domestic violence, low-income individuals struggling with life skills to address and handle their basic needs, and members of the Jewish community, especially those with serious mental health challenges. This position will coordinate care for individuals, assist clients in navigating resource systems, triage client needs, and connect clients to other staff for more intensive intervention. The position will strive to provide welcoming, integrated, culturally and linguistically responsive services focused on clients’ strengths and work across departments to support the long-term self-sufficiency of individuals and families. 

Responsibilities:
The Integrative Services Program Specialist works as a member of the Family and Community Services team, and provides the following:

  • Conducts phone and in-person screening and assessment for counseling and case management programs. 
  • Provides brief case management assistance in the form of resource navigation for external referrals and timely linkage to internal JFS programs.
  • Carries a caseload of individuals and families for follow up (estimated 40-50 households)
  • Consults with supervisors about clients who need more intensive services, such as clinical case management or counseling, and facilitates scheduling these appointments with other JFS staff as needed. 
  • Processes client financial assistance requests across all Integrated Services programs; ensures check requests are submitted in a timely manner, and that all documentation needed for processing is collected and approved by the appropriate management.
  • Utilizes various software and database to input client information and schedule appointments. 
  • Maintains documentation of client interactions in software system with integrity and in line with the quality standard set by supervisor

Minimum Desired Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a human service field required, graduate degree in human service field preferred 
  • Bilingual/bicultural English/Spanish or another language preferred
  • Minimum of one year of experience in a case management/service coordination role
  • Available to work 1 to 2 evenings per week 
  • Ability to offer professional and friendly service in a fast-paced environment
  • Comfort working in an environment where multiple languages are spoken
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences present in the organizations/programs service population
  • Understanding of the low-income population and the concept of trauma informed care
  • Desire to work in an integrated team environment 
  • Knowledge of community resources  
  • Demonstrated persistence in finding resources that address the multi-factored impacts of poverty
  • Excellent communication skills required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Experience with client data tracking software
Read to Move Forward: 
To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume on the following link; 

Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Please, no phone calls. Please, principals only. Please, local candidates only (relocation is not provided).

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Human Resources Intern

Position Type: Part time – 15-20 hours/week; Temporary position (4 months)

Position Overview: The Human Resources Intern provides administrative support to the Human Resources team and assists in streamlining the human resources operations of the organization. This position is a wonderful opportunity for a person with the right blend of organizational skills, initiative and a desire to learn.  Perfect for a student looking to begin their career in human resources!

Responsibilities:

  • Provide general administrative support for the HR department
  • Assist the department in file management and personnel file audits
  • Conduct I-9 audit of all active and terminated employees to ensure agency compliance 
  • Assist team in Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) updates
  • Support preparation for and facilitation of new hire orientation
  • Assist department in creating and updating job descriptions agency-wide 
  • Assist department in HRIS cleanup 
  • Assist with planning and executing employee events
  • Other learning-based projects as assigned

Skills/Abilities that are a MUST-HAVE:

  • Must be enrolled in an accredited 4-year university, working toward a degree in Human Resources, Business or a related field 
  • Maintains a 3.0 GPA or higher, with the ability to receive school credit
  • High professional standards in maintaining confidentiality and demonstrate the highest ethical conduct
  • Superior organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite 
  • Adaptable, coachable, organized, and thrives in a goal-oriented, team environment
  • Eager to learn about human resources and its role within the organization
Read to Move Forward: 
To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume on the following link; 
  
Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Please, no phone calls. Please, principals only. Please, local candidates only (relocation is not provided).

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Volunteer Engagement Coordinator

Position Type: Full-time (37.5 hours per week), non-exempt

Position Overview: Attention service-minded idealists, people mobilizers and data-driven critical thinkers: we have a job for you! Do you want to combine your passions for maintaining order and saving the world? If you answered yes, then look no further because you just found your future calling in Volunteer Engagement. 

Our prospective team member extraordinaire will help the Volunteer Engagement department recruit, onboard, track, and support all things volunteerism in the bustling nonprofit world of a social services organization. This dynamic environment requires a person of your talents who can keep order with your attention to detail and ability to mobilize people into action. We need a data-driven and recruitment-focused person who can outreach to groups and individuals to volunteer with our many amazing JFS programs.  

Key Talents: 
Organization is the name of the game. We need a team player who can manage multiple administrative tasks at a time, follow-up with inquiries and effectively communicate with coworkers. You take initiative to innovate and resolve procedural errors before they become larger issues. You approach problems with an analytical mindset grounded in data continuity, structural integrity, and creative brilliance. Most importantly, you are eager to learn and grow professionally in an engaging, holistic atmosphere.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Focus on recruitment for 40+ JFS programs who rely on volunteer support
  • Outreach to corporations, groups and academia
  • Coordinate group volunteers for our Hand Up Food Pantry, Safe Parking Program dinners, Gala and events
  • Lead volunteer orientations, which are hosted once/week
  • Screen new volunteers into organization and sort incoming applications
  • Respond to the JFS Volunteer email and inquiries
  • Onboard volunteers, including conducting phone screens, in-person interviews, campus tours, fingerprinting and paperwork
  • Maintain integrity of volunteer database 
  • Track volunteer hours throughout the agency and construct tracking methods for greater efficiency
  • Update and record changes to volunteer positions 
  • Upkeep position postings and marketing campaigns
  • Craft data-driven solutions to measure volunteer impact at JFS
  • Organize special events with Volunteer Engagement Team
  • Utilize ingenuity and critical thinking skills to innovate processes

Position Requirements:

  • Administrative proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal and telephone communication skills

Minimum Desired Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

The ideal candidate will have: 

  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • Experience working in volunteer engagement preferred
  • Eager and quick to learn 
  • Ability to think critically
  • Understanding of data analytics
  • Thrives in collaborative environment
  • Lighthearted sense of humor and positive attitude

Read to Move Forward:
To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume on the following link;
https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=2241162

Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Please, no phone calls. Please, principals only. Please, local candidates only (relocation is not provided).

 

Geriatric Case Aide

Position Type:  Part Time, 18.75 Hours Per Week, non-exempt

Schedule: Flexible hours between 8am and 5pm Monday-Friday

Position Overview: Case Aides assist the Care Managers in providing continuity of care for clients including but not limited to accompanying clients to doctor’s visits and advocating for the clients, helping clients organize their paper work, applying for public benefits, helping clients pay bills and providing socialization. Case Aides are vital in carrying out care plans designed by the Care Managers.

The Case Aide II position may include working in languages other than English and being able to work more independently than a Case Aide I.  A Case Aide II has significant experience working with the elderly and can operate independently, including doing basic assessments for no fee clients.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Coordinate with Care Manager: Implements Care Management Plan 100% of the time. This involves making doctor's appointments, acting as a liaison between the client, family (many times out-of-town), doctor, hospital, as well as home care agencies or caregivers involved in client's care. Alerts primary Care Manager to changing needs or conditions of clients within 24 hours of change, 100% of the time. 

  • Maintain accurate and timely case documentation including progress notes, referrals, and mandatory reporting, according to policy and procedures 95% of the time. 
  • Billing sheets submitted in a timely manner – by Tuesday of the subsequent week.
  • Client Satisfaction Surveys rated good to excellent 90% of the time.
  • Act in a professional, sensitive manner to allow clients to maintain dignity 100% of the time.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Position Requirements

Minimum Desired Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field.
  • Experience and/or special training in the field of geriatrics.

Minimum Desired Job Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Language Skills:

  • Good to excellent spelling, grammar and written communication skills.
  • Excellent telephone and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as memos, general clerical documents, project and grant reports, safety rules, instruction booklets and manuals.
  • Ability to write well (e.g., memos, reports, e-mails, agendas, minutes).
  • Ability to lift, push, and carry up to 25 pounds. 
  • Bi-lingual may be required.

Communication skills:

  • Knowledge of medical terminology in particular the medical issues of older adults for communication with doctors, clients and family.
  • Skill and ability to advocate for clients in doctors appointment as well as Social Security, Medi-cal etc.
  • Skill to connect clients with necessary resources including assisting clients with paperwork.
  • Skill to assist clients with a variety of issues from medical, legal, financial etc.

Mathematical Skills:

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
  • Ability to analyze data.
  • Ability to enter data into Excel spread sheet.

Reasoning Skills:

  • Ability to apply common sense and critical thinking to carry out instructions and make decisions within scope of authority.
  • Ability to deal with complex problems involving several variables.

Computer Skills:

  • Proficiency in Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Ability to write clear concise e-mails.
  • Develop proficiency in ETOI used for program monitoring and outcomes by attending database trainings, and regularly reviewing training manuals.
  • Work collaboratively with Program Directors to implement data quality procedures for ensuring data integrity. 
  • Understand data entry expectations as outlined in the Geriatric Care Management DQR checklist.

Contact Information:
To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume on the following link;
https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=2241275

Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Please, no phone calls. Please, principals only. Please, local candidates only (relocation is not provided).



On-Call Child Activity Aide

Position Type: Temporary/On-call 

Position Overview: Child Activity Aides provide child activities and supervision at parent education classes for the Positive Parenting Program. Aides are needed for classes in San Diego County. 

Primary duties of this position include:
  • Create a safe and caring environment for children 18 months to 12 years of age 
  • Assist children in safe and organized activities (provided by employer)
  • Manage children’s needs and involve parents as necessary
  • Work as-needed, sometimes on short notice
  • Arrive at sites on time as requested
Position Requirements:
  • Experience supervising children under age 12
  • Must have reliable transportation to sites, sites will be located throughout San Diego County
  • Must be available to regularly work on a flexible schedule, including evenings
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences present in the program’s service population is essential
  • Must pass pre-employment background check(s)
Contact Information:

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume on the following link; https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=2182649

Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Please, no phone calls. Please, principals only. Please, local candidates only (relocation is not provided).

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Synagogue Resource Navigator (Temple Emanu-El and Tifereth Israel)

Position Type: Part-time, non-exempt

Position Overview: The primary goal of the Synagogue Resource Navigator is to increase access to community services that empower Jewish older adults to age-in-community in their own homes and neighborhoods and to enable individuals and families to maximize independence, maintain health and well-being, live with dignity, and remain connected to their communities. The Synagogue Resource Navigator serves as the initial touchpoint for synagogue staff, congregants and local Jewish community members seeking services from JFS, providing connections to internal programs, as well as, other community resources.  The Synagogue Resource Navigator will provide a welcoming, integrated, and culturally responsive services focused on clients’ strengths and work across departments to support the long-term self-sufficiency of individuals and families.  This position will report to the Director of Community Services. 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Consult with rabbi(s), lay leadership and/or designated committees (i.e., Caring Community) to identify needs of synagogue staff, congregants and the local Jewish community
  • Attend to referrals by phone, on-site or through home visits in the community to assess each situation and identify high risk issues
  • Complete internal referrals to JFS programs in a timely fashion and provide appropriate external referrals as needed
  • Maintain documentation of client interactions in software system with integrity and in line with the quality standard set by supervisor 
  • Specialize in the maintenance of current resources available through JFS programs as well as outside community resources
  • Provide emergency financial assistance in consultation with other JFS program staff, as needed
  • Schedule appointments for the Corner Market and other JFS programs 
  • Organize and/or facilitate trainings for synagogue staff and lay leaders to enhance their capacity to identify and respond to the needs of congregants
  • Organize and/or facilitate workshops or groups that are responsive to congregant and community needs
  • Develop synagogue volunteer corps to support efforts including home visiting, food delivery, transportation, and more
  • Foster and maintain relationships with other Jewish agencies to benefit the community
  • Assist in the maintenance of current information at synagogues on JFS programs as well as outside community resources
  • Ensure grant/contract deliverables are tracked and achieved, assist in preparation of grant/funder reports, and support applicable donor relations
  • Adhere to approved budgets by monitoring direct program expenses
  • In collaboration with JFS Marketing and/or synagogues, develop materials to promote services and/or events
Minimum Requirements:
  • Knowledge of Jewish culture and experience in Jewish community 
  • Knowledge of and experience with older adult populations
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences present in the organizations/programs service population
  • Must have own reliable vehicle and automobile insurance for travel within the area to offer in-home client services and to JFS for supervision
  • Strong time management skills and ability to prioritize an active caseload
  • Availability to work at scheduled weekend and/or evening support groups/events, as needed
Education/Licenses/Certifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in a human services field required

Experience:

  • Minimum of one year of experience in a case management/resource coordination role 
  • Ability to work independently
  • Demonstrated persistence in finding resources that address the multi-factored impacts of poverty
  • Understanding of the low-income population and the concept of trauma informed care
  • Experience setting limits when working with poor and stressed clients, often in some level of urgency
  • Ability to show an unconditional positive regard for clients who turn to JFS for support
Contact Information:
To apply, please submit your cover letter including salary requirements, and resume on the following link; https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=2207045

Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Please, no phone calls. Please, principals only. Please, local candidates only (relocation is not provided).

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Director of Human Resources

Position Type: Full-time, exempt

Position Overview: The Director of Human Resources oversees, administers and provides consultation on all aspects of the day-to-day human resources operations, including HR administration and compliance, recruiting, employee relations, payroll and benefits. She/He will partner with the VP of People and Culture to create and execute an organization-wide HR strategy that aligns agency priorities with employees and managers. She/He manages a team of HR generalists and professionals to execute the day-to-day operations of the department. 

First Year Objectives:

In partnership with the VP of People and Culture:

  • Lead a project team to ensure all agency staff have current and accurate job descriptions
  • Create systematized and formal titling guidelines and compensation structure
  • Identify and implement solutions for gaps in the current HRMS structure 
  • Evaluate and redesign the employee recruiting and onboarding processes
  • Evaluate current employee benefits offerings and recommend enhancements that balance employee needs with agency’s financial stewardship needs

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Act as the lead HR partner to leaders, managers and frontline employees at JFS and its subsidiary organization
  • Lead HR initiatives, implementations, and projects as needed 
  • Manage a small team of HR generalists and specialists
  • Provide consultation to managers and employees regarding employee relations issues
  • Oversee payroll processing and associated workflows 
  • Ensure leaves of absence and worker's compensation claims are appropriately managed 
  • Manage the hiring process in partnership with the recruiting specialist and hiring manager
  • Oversee the annual benefits renewal and enrollment process 
  • Drive the annual performance management and merit increase processes 
  • Maintains knowledge of industry trends and employment legislation and ensures the organization's compliance

Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, required
  • SPHR or SHRM SCP required
  • 7+ years of experience in HR operations, 3-5 years at a manager or above level
  • Payroll supervisory experience preferred
  • Proven success in creating and executing HR strategies
  • Strong working knowledge of federal and multi-state employment laws and guidelines, including ADA, ADEA, Civil Rights Act, FLSA, FMLA, CFRA, PDL, and others
  • Skilled in managing employee relations, including conflict resolution, corrective action, and terminations
  • Ability to work effectively with senior leaders and collaborate with staff at all levels 
  • Thrives in a dynamic environment in which priorities often shift quickly
  • Creative, innovative thinker who embraces new ways of approaching challenges and opportunities
  • Experience with the full suite of Paychex payroll and HR solutions preferred
  • Experience managing multi-state worksites, a plus

Contact Info:
To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume on the following link: 
https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=2202747

Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Please, no phone calls. Please, principals only. Please, local candidates only (relocation is not provided).

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Safe Parking Program – Case Manager (2 openings)

Position Type: Part-time  22-25 hours per week, 5:30pm – 9:30pm, including some weekends

Position Overview: The Safe Parking Program supports families & individuals living in their cars find safety and support with the overall goal of long-term housing stability. The Case Manager is responsible for providing advocacy, information and referrals for participants within the Safe Parking Program. This is a part-time position with typical working hours 5:30-9:30 p.m. five evenings a week equating to approximately 20-25 hours a week. This position will report to the Safe Parking Program Manager.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct intake and assessments for new participants within 3 days of program enrollment
  • Develop service plans with a focus on financial stability and re-housing
  • Provide individualize resources and referrals to community programs to increase access to supportive services
  • Provide regular and on-going follow up with clients on caseload
  • Work collaboratively with other JFS staff to ensure comprehensive services for program participants
  • Maintain up-to-date client records in client management systems 
  • Complete all required program statistic reporting in a timely and accurate manner
  • Provide a high level of customer service
  • Assist in oversight of interns during program operations
  • Meet for supervision bi-weekly
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills/Abilities that are a Must-Have:

  • At least one-year experience in a similar role working with housing/homelessness case management services, self-sufficiency services, or equivalent combination of training, education and experience 
  • Ability to offer professional and friendly service in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication and desire to work in a team environment 
  • Knowledge of local social services/community resources 
  • Experience working with persons in crisis, implementing brief interventions and researching for resources that address the impacts of poverty 
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including regular evening hours and weekends
  • Comfort working in an environment where multiple languages are spoken
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences present in the organizations/programs service population

Skills/Abilities We’d Like You to Have:

  • Previous use of HMIS system is preferred
  • Previous training in Motivational Interviewing is preferred

Read to Move Forward:
To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume on the following link: https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=2182576

Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Please, no phone calls. Please, principals only. Please, local candidates only (relocation is not provided).

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Housing Coordinator - Palm Springs

Position Type: Full-time (40 hours per week), Non-exempt 

Position Overview:  The Housing Coordinator position is an exciting opportunity to have a real impact on moving families and individuals out of poverty. The position will work in our HUD programs to coach families & individuals exiting homelessness towards housing stability and ultimately long-term self-sufficiency and increased family opportunity. This position requires working knowledge and skills necessary for minor housing repairs including electrical, plumbing, wall patching, etc. The candidate will have at least two years of property maintenance experience.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Oversee assigned residential properties addressing any safety issues.  
  • Monitor and implement all Housing Quality Safety inspections as mandated by HUD.
  • Follow-up on work orders for residential properties.
  • Creating all client Occupancy Agreements and the necessary attachments.
  • Review and sign client Occupancy Agreement documents upon move in.
  • Follow-up on all reasonable accommodation and modification needs.  Be familiar with Fair Housing Laws.
  • Document lease violations and follow-up on any necessary corrective action plans with client and other staff.
  • Respond to staff and client needs.
  • Work independently.
  • Assist with move-in and move-out of clients.
  • Complete maintenance as needed to residential properties.
  • Maintain an inventory of all program supplies.
  • Assist Program Manager in creative strategies to ensure client lease compliance while maintaining good standing with the property management companies.
  • This position will interact with clients and maintain confidentiality on a consistent basis.
  • On-call as necessary for site emergencies.
You Will Need:
  • Demonstrate quality interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Two-years of property maintenance experience preferred.
  • Ability to relate to a diversity of individuals and their needs as they apply to homelessness.
  • Knowledge and skills necessary for minor housing repairs including electrical, plumbing, wall patching, etc.
Computer Skills
  • Ability to proficiently use Word, Outlook, and Excel.
  • Ability to write clear, concise e-mails.
Reasoning Skills:
  • Ability to apply common sense when carrying out instructions or when making logical decisions.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving mathematical variables.
Physical Demands:
  • The employee must regularly lift or move 25 to 40 pounds.
  • The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, lift, drive and effectively use a computer for reporting daily.
You Will Love: 
  • Helping families and seniors access improved housing 
  • A collaborative, interactive and team-based work environment
  • Trauma Informed Care and Motivational Interviewing 
  • Seeking out creative strategies to ensure optimum results for clients who turn to JFS for support
Read to Move Forward:
To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume on the following link;

Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Please, no phone calls. Please, principals only. Please, local candidates only (relocation is not provided).

Case Manager - Palm Springs

Position Type: Full Time, Non-exempt

Position Overview:

The Case Manager delivers assistance crucial to enhancing/improving a client’s standard of living, emotional health, physical health, spiritual health, and community health. The Case Manager strives to remove barriers that are impeding upon a person’s level of self-sufficiency, including financial challenges, mental health and medical issues, basic need insecurity, and lack of support system/community.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Assess client and family needs.
  2. Develops comprehensive care plans.
  3. Coordinates needed services.
  4. Develops links with a continuum of services and agendas.
  5. Maintains up-to-date client records.
  6. Provides crisis and/or short-term counseling.
  7. Provides information and referral to community and staff.
  8. Engages in outreach activities.
  9. Insure compliance with all Department of Housing and Urban Development policies.

Minimum Desired Education and Experience:

  • 2+ years’ experience providing case management services preferred.
  • Baccalaureate level of conceptual thinking, organization and expression obtained by a degree in Sociology/Psychology/ or other related field or equivalent work experience.
  • Knowledge of and experience with motivational interviewing preferred.

Minimum Desired Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Job Specific:

  • Must possess a reliable car and have a clean driving record
  • Strong crisis intervention and honed assessment skills, including high risk issues
  • Extensive knowledge of Riverside County community resources
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team
  • Capacity to form professional relationships with clients and maintain appropriate boundaries

Language:

  • Good to excellent spelling, grammar and written communication skills
  • Excellent telephone and oral communication skills
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as memos, general clerical documents, project and grant reports, safety rules, instruction booklets and manuals
  • Ability to write well (e.g., memos, reports, e-mails, agendas, minutes)

Mathematical:

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals
  • Ability to analyze data

Reasoning:

  • Ability to apply common sense and critical thinking to carry out instructions and make decisions within scope of authority
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several variables

Computer:

  • Proficiency in Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Ability to write clear concise e-mails

Contact Information:
To apply, please submit your cover letter including salary requirements, and resume on the following link;  https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=2020560 

Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Please, no phone calls. Please, principals only. Please, local candidates only (relocation is not provided).

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Driver - Class C with Passenger Endorsement Required or Class B

Position Type:  Part Time - 18.75 hours per week, non-exempt

Do you enjoy driving?

Do you like building relationships?

Are you looking for meaningful work?

Do you have a passion for helping people?

If so, then this could be the job for YOU!

On the Go provides group and individual transportation solutions for older adults to medical and personal appointments, community events, Social & Wellness Centers, shopping centers, organized excursions, and more.

Position Overview:

Jewish Family Service of San Diego operates many programs requiring drivers within the Aging & Wellness Division.  Drivers perform a variety of routed and non-routed transportation services utilizing both personal and agency vehicles. This position is part-time with a flexible schedule. Drivers will have the opportunity to work a minimum of 10 hours per week, with the potential to work up to 18.75 hours when needed.

  • Provide safe and timely rides to older adults via sedan/personal vehicle, paratransit, shuttles and recreational outings
  • Deliver meals to homebound adults utilizing both personal and agency vehicles
  • Pick up and deliver bulk food purchases & donations utilizing agency vehicles
  • Participate in large-scale food distributions, including military, utilizing agency vehicles

Meet John Flores – Our Singing On the Go Bus Driver. (KPBS video)

http://www.kpbs.org/news/2018/mar/05/san-diegos-singing-bus-driver-auditions-americas-g/

Position Requirements:

  • Valid Class C License with a Passenger Endorsement or a Class B License
  • Paratransit Experience  
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Applicants must have a clean DMV driving record, and provide current DMV original printout, no older than one month.  https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/online/dr
  • Ability to clear a Background Check and pre-employment drug screen
  • Ability to push/pull/lift 50 lbs.
  • Ability to operate a gate lift/hand pallet jack
  • Ability to provide friendly, client-centered customer service and public interactions
  • Ability to drive, inspect and maintain vehicles including 24 passenger wheelchair lift equipped shuttles, catering (hot/cold) trucks, and an 18ft refrigerated box truck
  • Ability to calculate daily mileage and record transit activity
  • Ability to utilize both paper routing information and GPS
  • Access to a computer, printer, e-mail and internet off-the-job
  • Well maintained, reliable personal vehicle and insurance
  • Flexible availability including some weekends, evenings and holidays

Additional Information:

  • Knowledge of the aging process and diversity preferred
  • This position is subject to random drug and alcohol testing in accordance with DOT regulations
  • Retirees encouraged to apply

Contact Information:
To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume and DMV printout on the following link: 
https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=2149275

Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Please, no phone calls. Please, principals only. Please, local candidates only (relocation is not provided).

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On the Go – Transportation Reservationist

Benefits: Benefits for this position include a 401(k) plan, medical, dental and vision coverage, flexible spending accounts, life insurance and generous holiday benefits.

Position Overview

On the Go: Transportation Solutions for Older Adults seeks a part-time Reservationist responsible for providing comprehensive administrative support to the On the Go program. 

Regular tasks include (but are not limited to):

  • answering phones, providing customer service and addressing client ride requests
  • scheduling of multiple transportation options
  • coordinating and monitoring specialized dispatching software speaking with both drivers and riders
  • meeting, event and field trip planning support
  • generating correspondence in the form letters, emails, hand outs and flyers
  • assisting in tracking program information in Excel and other specialized database software
  • Processing client enrollments
  • basic bookkeeping tasks including deposit summaries, donation receipts and processing fee-for-service transactions
  • maintain file and archive systems, ensuring proper storage of legal documents

Position Requirements

Minimum of two years of experience in a high call volume/customer service environment.  Education or work experience sufficient to fulfill all functions of the position.  Background in older adult services preferred.

  • Intermediate computer proficiency is required including use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher). 
  • Ability to multi-task, strong organizational skills, and the ability to maintain confidentiality are essential.
  • Ability to type 40 WPM and perform 10-key data entry.
  • Excellent telephone and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in high-stress situations
  • Ability to work with people from, and within the context of, a variety of cultures in a respectful, culturally-sensitive manner; particularly, a comfort and desire to communicate with older adult populations.
  • Completion of all tasks with a high degree of accuracy and in a manner to meet deadline and compliance requirements

Read to Move Forward: 
To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume on the following link:
https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=2148972

Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Please, no phone calls. Please, principals only. Please, local candidates only (relocation is not provided).

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AmeriCorps VIP Fellow Various Opportunities in San Diego County

Position Type: AmeriCorps, National Service Opportunity

Benefits: Living Stipend of $1,409 per month, upon completion of 900 hours and service term commitment Education Award of $2,960, health benefits, possible loan deferment and interest repayment, extensive professional development and experiential learning opportunities

Overview of AmeriCorps VIP:

AmeriCorps VIP Fellows build volunteer capacity at existing nonprofits and schools that serve children, youth and families. They do this through: 1) building sustainable systems to track, support, manage, and train volunteers; 2) recruiting one-time and skills-based volunteers; and 3) raising funds to support the development of the volunteer program. Partner Sites change annually based on community and agency need. This position is a valuable opportunity to develop and apply your leadership and community organizing skills to make a lasting difference. Extensive training in volunteer management and nonprofit professional skills is offered, including the opportunity to earn a certificate in Volunteer Management.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a volunteer program that engages high-value volunteers, particularly specialized/skilled volunteers and volunteers who take on leadership roles in the organization
  • Develop business partnerships that provide support for the Partner Site
  • Recruit and train community members as volunteers who support the infrastructure of programs run by nonprofit and educational organizations
  • Track volunteer program and infrastructure development at the Partner Site, utilizing a defined AmeriCorps Member Work Plan
  • Serve side-by-side with volunteers to provide guidance, to better understand the clients’ needs, and to improve the volunteer experience
  • Participate in all program-required trainings and development opportunities, including orientation, regular meetings with your local VIP team, 1 regional training (travel and overnight stay provided), and online trainings

Possible AmeriCorps VIP Host Sites (**Sites are currently in process of applying to host an AmeriCorps Fellow)

Syrian Community Network
United Way of San Diego County**
American Red Cross**
MAAC Project (San Marcos)**
Resounding Joy**

Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age Clear criminal background check (DOJ and FBI; National Sex Offender Public Database)
  • Must either be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle
  • Must not have more than 3 terms of service previously with AmeriCorps State and National programs
  • Organized, responsible, flexible, motivated and professional
  • Strong personal standards of excellence, ethics and integrity
  • Ability to be committed to a high standard of safety and be willing and able to comply with all safety laws and all of the program’s safety policies and rules

Contact Information:
To apply, please complete an application at https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=51560&fromSearch=true. For more information, contact Kim Lesnau at kiml@jfssd.org or (858) 637-3391.

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Jewish Family Service is an equal opportunity employer and considers all persons without regard to race, color, age, sex, national origin, mental or physical disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identification, or any other classification protected by state or federal law.

About Jewish Family Service of San Diego: 

Jewish Family Service of San Diego is a client-centered, impact-driven organization working to build a stronger, more resilient community.  For nearly 100 years, Jewish Family Service has been a trusted resource for the entire community, offering an array of services that are always life-changing, and often life-saving.  At Jewish Family Service, we believe our employees are the backbone of our Agency. Our goal is your success. Come work at JFS and be our partner in Moving Forward Together

For the ninth consecutive year, JFS has earned a coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator that highlights the work of efficient, ethical and open charities. We encourage you to learn more at www.jfssd.org.

https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1848029

 

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