Current JFS Open Positions



 


Dementia Specialist
Bilingual Breast Cancer Financial Assistance Specialist
Chief People Officer
Hand Up Food Pantry Distribution Specialist

Volunteer Engagement Coordinator

Helpdesk Technician I

Volunteer Coordination and Refugee Economic Self-Sufficiency AmeriCorps

Program Assistant - Safe Parking Lot Program

Foodmobile Driver

Marketing Specialist
 

AmeriCorps Immigration Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator

Foodmobile Driver

Bilingual (Spanish) CSF Parent Educator 
Back-up Overnight Donation Pick-up Driver 
Class B Back Up Driver

On the Go Excursion Driver (Back-Up)

Back to JFS Employment Page>>

 

Dementia Specialist

Position Type: Half Time- 30 hours per week; Flexible schedule, Non-Exempt

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

JOB SUMMARY:

The Dementia Specialist fulfills the responsibilities of overseeing and completing Geriatric Care Assessments and implementing service plans for individuals with dementia as part of the comprehensive agency Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative.  Responsibilities also include spearheading the increasing dementia-capabilities of the agency, managing work flow of the music & memory assessments, tracking outcomes in JFS’ ETOi client data bases, collaborating with JFS’ Community Impacts team, and providing reports and data to the Director of Care Management.  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the JFS Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative, a multi-faceted dementia pilot.
  • Conducts in-home Geriatric Care Assessments, entering info into ETOi data base.
  • All new clients will be contacted to schedule a home visit for an assessment, within three working days of the staff member having received the referral.
  • Track the use of a dementia screening and referral protocol across JFS programs.
  • Care Plan developed for client within three working days of completing the assessment.
  • Link clients to dementia-specific services.
  • Provides timely reporting and sharing of information with the Director of Care Management:
  • Responsible for entering touch points in ETOi accurately 98% of the time, with record-keeping to be completed in the appropriate time frame 90% of the time. All client touch points to be entered into ETOi by the 1st working day of the subsequent month 100% of the time.
  • Time sheets submitted online on time 98% of the time and mileage forms completed and submitted to supervisor according to schedule 95% of the time.
  • Reviews clients with supervisor on a quarterly basis with clients in crisis to be discussed with the Director of Care Management within one working day. 
  • Completes reports/program monitoring in the absence of the Director of Care Management.

MINIMUM DESIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work or behavioral science and experience working with clients who have Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia (ADRD). 
  • Minimum of five years’ experience working with frail elderly, including dementias, and mental health challenges.
  • Preferred familiarity of Jewish history, traditions and culture. 
  • PCTI (Person Center Trauma Informed) trained.

MINIMUM DESIRED JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Job Specific:

Language:

  • Bi-lingual in Spanish preferred with the ability to speak, read and write Spanish fluently, including accompanying clients to medical appointment able to translate and advocate.
  • 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 identify data reporting needs/requirements.
  • 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:

  • Ability to work efficiently on line systems including JFS’ ETOi, with the ability to prepare and export reports.
  • Intermediate proficiency in Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Ability to write clear concise e-mails
  • Ability to take usable photos and design books of events using the photos and graphic art

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Valid driver’s license; dependable accessible transportation, current auto insurance and clean DMV record.

Read to Move Forward: 

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=1831399 . Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Please, no phone calls. Please, principals only. Please, local candidates only (relocation is not provided).

Back to top>>

Bilingual Breast Cancer Financial Assistance Specialist

Position Type:   Part time, non-exempt (30 hours per week)

Standardized Benefits: Benefits for this position include a 401(k) plan, life insurance and generous holiday benefits.
Position Overview 
With funding from Komen San Diego, JFS provides services that help reduce barriers to treatment and recovery for breast cancer patients.  The Breast Cancer Financial Assistance Specialist responds to all incoming inquiries from breast cancer patients for assistance, and determines whether they could benefit from limited financial assistance, transportation assistance, case management, and/or referrals to internal or external resources.  
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The Breast Cancer Financial Assistance Specialist works as a member of the Family and Community Services team, and provides the following:
  • Conducts screening and intake for calls regarding breast cancer assistance. 
  • Conducts initial assessment to identify individual needs and risk issues.
  • Screens potential clients’ immediate needs for appropriate internal and external referrals. 
  • Refers clients that need more intensive services to JFS Breast Cancer Case Management.
  • Processes requests for financial assistance, according to JFS and Komen guidelines; ensures check requests are submitted in a timely manner, and that all documentation needed for processing is collected and approved by the appropriate management.
  • Facilitates identifying transportation options to medical appointments for breast cancer clients.
  • Follows up with clients and/or referrals, as appropriate.
  • Accurately tracks statistics and expenses for grant reporting. 

Minimum Desired Education and Experience: 

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a human service field preferred
  • Bilingual English/Spanish required
  • Ability to offer professional and friendly service in a fast-paced environment
  • Minimum of one-year customer service experience
  • Knowledge of community and breast cancer resources  
  • Excellent communication skills required
  • Sensitivity and understanding of individuals going through medical treatment 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Experience with client data tracking software

Contact Information:

To be considered, please submit your resume, cover letter (including salary requirement) on the following website: https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1831471. Be sure to include the position title in the subject line. Please, principals only, and no follow-up phone calls or emails. 

Chief People Officer

Location: San Diego, CA 
Reports to: Chief Operating Officer
Direct reports: 4 (total team of approximately 15)  

WHO WE ARE:

Since 1918, Jewish Family Service of San Diego has been a trusted community resource for individuals and families in times of need. Today, JFS is stronger than ever, with nearly 350 team members, supported by nearly 800 volunteers annually. Our wide range of integrated services empower individuals and families to move toward self-sufficiency, support aging with dignity, and foster community connection and engagement throughout San Diego County and the Coachella Valley. JFS provides essential services to people regardless of religion, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, ability, gender identity/expression, or sexual orientation. 

JFS is a home for people in search of better lives and for those seeking to make better lives possible. Many people first turn to JFS with a specific need, like hunger. That first contact often leads to a wide range of integrated services that address their financial, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual health. 

Please visit http://www.jfssd.org/site/PageServer?pagename=programs_listing for a full listing of all our programs and services provided throughout the region.

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position represents an extraordinary opportunity to impact the way our organization thinks about and develops our people. At the broadest level, the Chief People Officer will ensure JFS meets its commitment to developing all of its team members to their fullest potential, and ensuring the organization is an outstanding place to build a career in the nonprofit sector. The CPO is responsible for leading JFS ’strategy around people and culture, including management of the Recruitment, Learning & Development and Human Resources teams. This position also serves as a member of JFS’ senior 5-member leadership team, playing a key role in discussions and decisions about the strategic direction of the organization. This is a very high-profile position within our organization, and will have significant impact on the experience of every JFS team member.

Initial priorities for this position include:

  1. Assess our current HR structure, practices and strategy and make recommendations accordingly.
  2. Analyze and make recommendations for our Volunteer Engagement department.
  3. Conduct an organization-wide talent assessment.
  4. Implement Learning & Development strategies based on needs identified.
  5. Enhance JFS’ Employee Engagement program (recognition, wellness, internal communications).

AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Drive employee and volunteer engagement through the refinement, maintenance and evolution of the JSF culture.
  • Introduce new and/or improved methodologies for attracting, assessing, selecting, rewarding and developing a strong and diverse workforce of staff and volunteers.
  • In partnership with key stakeholders (e.g. the CEO and COO), assist in the development and implementation of workforce planning and strategies.
  • Keep abreast of how external forces impact our organization’s culture, and our ability to recruit, retain and motivate high-performing team members.
  • Partner effectively with staff at all levels of the organization, building trusting, respectful, and highly communicative relationships.
  • Serve as the “voice” of the staff at the executive leadership level, advocating for programs and driving solutions that align with business goals.
  • Create and improve employee career pathways within the organization.
  • Build a robust Learning & Development function, to include our new human-centered design training initiative.
  • Develop robust HR strategies and processes that support our mission, culture, and brand.
  • Architect the employee experience at JFS and take ownership for our diversity initiatives.
  • Introduce us to new ways of thinking about our people analytics and drive activity accordingly. 
  • Stay current with HR best practices in all relevant areas, including recruiting, benefits and compliance.
  • Develop compensation programs to support our performance-based culture.
  • Manage Board level communication of HR and volunteer initiatives and issues, policy, and planning efforts.
  • Support and develop managers to serve as key drivers of employee satisfaction and retention.
  • Represent JFS at community events, sharing best practices and representing our brand.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & ATTRIBUTES:

  • Passionate commitment to talent development and the overall JFS mission.
  • Demonstrates the appropriate level of gravitas, charisma, and expertise at all times.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree in business, education, or related field preferred.
  • Nonprofit sector experience preferred.
  • California HR certification(s) desired.
  • 10 years of professional experience with a majority spent in HR/talent management-related roles; specific experience in talent development, retention, career pathways and/or succession planning preferred.
  • Exceptional strategic, analytical and critical thinking abilities.
  • Comfortable giving and receiving constructive feedback in a way that fosters trust and respect.
  • High level of emotional intelligence, with superior verbal and written communication skills.
  • Growth mindset; comfortable with disruptive thinking and embraces challenge.
  • Experience managing multiple high-performing individuals and teams.
  • Exceptional negotiation, presentation, and listening skills. 
  • Demonstrated results building departmental or organizational culture.
  • Ability to multi-task, set and drive priorities, monitor progress towards goals, and utilize data and information.
  • Deep familiarity with talent management and HR strategy and best practices.

Click here to view team organizational chart. 

For more information or to apply, please contact: Trevor Blair, Principal, Blair Search Partners, 550 West B Street, 4th floor, San Diego, CA 92101 or trevor@blairsearchpartners.com.

Back to top>>

Hand Up Food Pantry Distribution Specialist

Position Type:  Full-time (37.5 hours), non-exempt (weekdays and an average of 2 Sundays per month)

Standardized 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: 

Jewish Family Service – Hand Up Food Pantry is seeking a full-time Distribution Specialist. This position is an exciting opportunity to make a difference in the San Diego community by helping to alleviate hunger.  Hand Up distributes food at eight county-wide locations and is supported by community food drives and donations.  

The Hand Up Food Pantry Distribution Specialist will be responsible for:

Collaborating with the Food Pantry Lead in coordinating three community distribution sites (monthly near Balboa Park, Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base, and Murphy Canyon military housing area):

  • Picking up and transporting food orders in a standard pick-up truck.
  • Loading supplies on truck.
  • Overseeing volunteers at distribution sites.
  • Ensuring food bags are pre-assembled on schedule.
  • Delivering food bags to each site.
  • Maintaining relationships with staff/volunteers at each site.

Managing and engaging volunteers:

  • Preparation and ensuring inventory is adequate for volunteers’ tasks to be completed. 
  • Supervising volunteers in pantry warehouse weekly and at distribution sites.
  • Supervising the Corner Market, ensuring it is well stocked and supported.
  • Consistently communicating with volunteers, being available for guidance and supervision. 

Coordinating food drives and donations:

  • Ensuring ongoing support of annual community food drivers including communications, dropping off collection barrels and flyers, and picking up food donations.
  • Soliciting new food drives, including working with teen leadership program participants to run community and neighborhood food drives. 
  • Picking up and processing store donations.

Ongoing tasks:

  • Reporting monthly volunteer statistics.
  • Bi-weekly thank you notes and letters to donors. 
  • Maintaining purchase receipts. 
  • Weekly supervision.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Position Requirements: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent; Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Must be available to work Sundays.
  • Experience supervising and motivating volunteers.
  • 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 add, subtract, multiply, and divide all units of measurement using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. 
  • Ability to apply common sense and critical thinking to carry out instructions and make decisions within the scope of authority. 
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several variables. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Ability to write clear and concise emails. 

Physical Demands: 

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and listen. The employee often is required to stand; walk; use hands and arms to finger a keyboard, handle papers and reach for the phone. 
  • The employee needs to walk, or stand frequently. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. \

Ready to Move Forward:

Apply at https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1811127. Please, principals only. Please, no follow-up phone calls or emails.

Back to top>>

Volunteer Engagement Coordinator

Position Type: Full-Time 37.5 Hours/ Week

Standardized 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:

Do you believe in the power of volunteers? Do you love connecting people to their passions? If you are a service-minded idealist, critical thinker and customer service rock star: we have a job for you! 

The Volunteer Engagement Department at JFS attracts over 1,000 volunteers each year. Volunteers are the heart of JFS helping us make an impact in the community. JFS received certification as a Service Enterprise and we are dedicated to creating a culture of volunteer engagement at every level of the organization – direct service, leadership, and the cultivation of volunteer skills. The Volunteer Engagement Department seeks to enhance services both internally and externally, so volunteers can find meaningful service and JFS staff can meet programmatic goals. 

The goal of the Volunteer Coordinator position is to recruit and place volunteers within existing and new roles throughout the agency. Our prospective team member will help the Volunteer Engagement department onboard, track, and engage volunteers in our bustling nonprofit social services organization. This dynamic environment requires a person who can promote JFS as the place to do good while supporting volunteers finding meaningful experiences giving back. Your tool kit to accomplish these tasks include: one volunteer database, the agency’s reputation for volunteer excellence, unconditional support from your fellow teammates coupled with your talents for excellent customer service, the ability to assess and initiate work independently, and a passion for building a stronger community.

Responsibilities:

Volunteer Engagement Coordinators Responsibilities include:

Support Agency Staff

  • Process volunteer requests from program staff  
  • Assist with JFS staff trainings to improve internal communication and support volunteer efforts across the agency
  • Support JFS staff in program efforts for volunteer retention and recognitions 

Recruitment & Outreach 

  • Promote volunteer positions, activities, and projects in the community through tabling, presentations, flyering and more
  • Research new online resources, community boards, speaking opportunities, and outreach events to enhance recruitmentment efforts.

Volunteer Onboarding

Guide volunteers through the whole application process, including:

  • Application acceptance
  • Phone screening
  • Interview(s)
  • Exchange of documents
  • References checks
  • DMV request
  • Background check
  • Placement in volunteer position
  • Volunteer trainings and orientation
  • Follow up once placed

Retention & Recognition of Volunteers

  • Design and implement volunteer retention and recognition strategies 
  • Engage volunteers in ongoing trainings and events

Oversight of and Delegation to AmeriCorps VIP Fellows and Volunteer Staff to complete tasks

Special projects as assigned (i.e., support for Embrace-a-Family, Thanksgiving/Passover bags, Gala, etc.)

Skills/Abilities that are a Must-Have:

  • Minimum of one year experience providing excellent customer service at a professional level
  • Associates Degree or higher 
  • Previous experience managing volunteers, students, interns, or any other unpaid population 
  • Valid California driver’s license and operating vehicle with insurance
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Comfort with online databases and analyzing data
  • Excellent spelling, grammar and written communication skills (all interviewees will be required to submit a writing sample with their cover letter and resume)
  • Excellent telephone and oral communication skills
  • Ability to organize and maintain materials
  • Ability to think creatively
  • 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
  • Ability to identify and pursue opportunities and work independently
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Ability to write clear concise emails
  • Ability to work closely with employers and community partners
  • Flexibility – occasional evenings and Sundays may be required
  • Ability to use tact and diplomacy
  • Problem solving, multitasking and balancing priorities

Ready to Move Forward: 

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=1789224. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Please, no phone calls. Please, principals only. Please, local candidates only (relocation is not provided).

Back to top>>

Helpdesk Technician I 

Position Type: Full-Time (37.50 hours/week), Non-Exempt

Standardized 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: 

Provides technical support to 300+ users in locations throughout San Diego and Riverside County. 

Essential Functions:  

  • PC/Laptop setup and configuration
  • Microsoft Office setup and configuration 
  • Monitor daily IT tasks Troubleshoot existing network, printers and storage devices 
  • Assisting end-users in use of all application software Support server hardware Support 
  • Windows Server and Client operating systems Proactively identify issues, creating incidents, creating KB articles, escalating incidents, provide inventory documentation and 
  • Actively participating in the problem resolution process 
  • Supporting Windows Client and Server operating systems 

Skills/Abilities that are a Must-Have:

  • College graduate with a minimum of three years related experience 
  • Experience working helpdesk/technical support systems 
  • Ability to Create, modify, and deploy OS images 
  • Strong communication, organization, prioritization, and written skills 
  • Technical knowledge of the following areas
  • MS Windows Server 2012/16
  • Windows OS 7 & 10

Skills/Abilities we’d like you to have:

  • Solid Networking skills including; 
  • LAN/WAN/Router/Firewall experience 
  • CompTIA A+, N+, Security+ certifications 
  • Microsoft Exchange 2010 and SCE experience a plus Technical degree or equivalent experience 
  • Excellent troubleshooting abilities 
  • Cabling experience a plus

Contact Information:

To be considered, please use the following link to apply: https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1768146. Please, principals only. Please, no follow-up phone calls or emails.

Back to top>>

Volunteer Coordination and Refugee Economic Self-Sufficiency AmeriCorps

Background: Jewish Family Service of San Diego provides a wide range of vital human services to empower people of all ages and faiths to reach their goals and build better lives.  

Scope of Service:

The Refugee AmeriCorps Member will partner with the Intensive Case Management and Employment team to address barriers to the attainment of early economic self-sufficiency for refugee and asylee clients, who include clients with serious medical and mental health conditions, single parents, and victims of sexual and gender-based violence. The AmeriCorps Member will help to ensure that clients receive comprehensive support and community services that will enable the clients to gain control of their specific needs. This position reports to the Director of Refugee and Immigration Services.

Training Requirements: JFS will provide training during an orientation period, offering background on the organization’s goals and objectives, strategies for change and values around service provision and community participation. Information and background on the refugee communities will also be shared to ensure that Members have a greater understanding of the history and needs of different refugee communities. Trainings will orient Members to their communities, the needs of resettled refugees, and the volunteer base they can tap into. Refugee AmeriCorps Members will also be educated on the AmeriCorps program and its regulations. In addition, Members will be provided specific skills to achieve desired program outcomes, such as leadership and program management, as well as job training and professional development opportunities.

Responsibilities: 

  • Recruit, train, supervise and support volunteers, with focus on the agency’s intensive case management and employment programs
  • Develop volunteer training materials
  • Develop procedures & protocols for volunteer functions
  • Educate clients on U.S. healthcare, job market, and financial literacy
  • Map community assets and help make referrals to community partners
  • Develop program resources to assist resettlement staff in providing intensive case management 
  • Outreach to health care providers, employers, local businesses, and community organizations to recruit Intensive Case Management and Jobs-for-Refugees volunteers and expert advisors
  • Identify education providers who create training opportunities for refugees

Requirements:

  • Must be a US citizen or legal permanent resident and authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must have a high school diploma (undergraduate degree strongly preferred)
  • Must commit to one full year of service
  • Desire and ability to work with a diverse group of people, particularly those living in low-income distressed neighborhoods
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule (some night and weekends may be required)
  • Understanding and appreciation of different cultures and experiences
  • Interest and/or experience working with refugee populations
  • Knowledge of Refugee Resettlement Process and San Diego community or willingness to learn

Upon completion of service, Refugee AmeriCorps Members will be eligible to receive an education award of $5,815.

Prohibited Activities:

While charging time to the AmeriCorps program, accumulating service or training hours, or otherwise performing activities supported by the AmeriCorps program or CNCS, staff and members may not engage in the following activities:

a. Attempting to influence legislation;

b. Organizing or engaging in protests, petitions, boycotts, or strikes;

c. Assisting, promoting, or deterring union organizing;

d. Impairing existing contracts for services or collective bargaining agreements;

e. Engaging in partisan political activities, or other activities designed to influence the outcome of an election to any public office;

f. Participating in, or endorsing, events or activities that are likely to include advocacy for or against

political parties, political platforms, political candidates, proposed legislation, or elected officials;

g. Engaging in religious instruction, conducting worship services, providing instruction as part of a program that includes mandatory religious instruction or worship, constructing or operating facilities devoted to religious instruction or worship, maintaining facilities primarily or inherently devoted to religious instruction or worship, or engaging in any form of religious proselytization;

h. Providing a direct benefit to—

i. A business organized for profit;

ii. A labor union;

iii. A partisan political organization;

iv. A nonprofit organization that fails to comply with the restrictions contained in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 related to engaging in political activities or substantial amount of lobbying except that nothing in these 9 provisions shall be construed to prevent participants from engaging in advocacy activities undertaken at their own initiative; and

v. An organization engaged in the religious activities described in paragraph g. above, unless CNCS

assistance is not used to support those religious activities;

j. Conducting a voter registration drive or using CNCS funds to conduct a voter registration drive;

k. Providing abortion services or referrals for receipt of such services; and k. Such other activities as CNCS may prohibit.

AmeriCorps members may not engage in the above activities directly or indirectly by recruiting, training, or managing others for the primary purpose of engaging in one of the activities listed above. Individuals may exercise their rights as private citizens and may participate in the activities listed above on their initiative, on non- AmeriCorps time, and using non-CNCS funds. Individuals should not wear the AmeriCorps logo while doing so.

[2014 AC Provisions IV.D.3; 45 CFR § 2520.65; 42 USC § 12584a]

Nondisplacement/Nonduplication:

Nonduplication: Corporation assistance may not be used to duplicate an activity that is already available in the locality of a program. Corporation assistance will not be provided to a private nonprofit entity to conduct activities that are the same or substantially equivalent to activities provided by a State or local government agency in which such entity resides.

Nondisplacement:

(1) An employer may not displace an employee or position, including partial displacement such as reduction in hours, wages, or employment benefits, as a result of the use by such employer of a participant in a program receiving Corporation assistance.

(2) An organization may not displace a volunteer by using a participant in a program receiving Corporation assistance.

(3) A service opportunity will not be created under this chapter that will infringe in any manner on the promotional opportunity of an employed individual.

(4) A participant in a program receiving Corporation assistance may not perform any services or duties or engage in activities that would otherwise be performed by an employee as part of the assigned duties of such employee.

(5) A participant in any program receiving assistance under this chapter may not perform any services or duties, or engage in activities, that—

(i) Will supplant the hiring of employed workers; or

(ii) Are services, duties, or activities with respect to which an individual has recall rights pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement or applicable personnel procedures.

(6) A participant in any program receiving assistance under this chapter may not perform services or duties that have been performed by or were assigned to any—

(i) Presently employed worker;

(ii) Employee who recently resigned or was discharged;

(iii) Employee who is subject to a reduction in force or who has recall rights pursuant to a collective

bargaining agreement or applicable personnel procedures;

(iv) Employee who is on leave (terminal, temporary, vacation, emergency, or sick); or

(v) Employee who is on strike or who is being locked out. [45 C.F.R. §§ 2540.100(e), (f)]

Contact Information:

To be considered, please email your cover letter and resume to etlevab@jfss.org and Jessicam@jfssd.org. Please, principals only. Please, no follow-up phone calls or emails.

Program Assistant – Safe Parking Lot Program

Position Type: Part-Time (20 hours per week), evenings required

Standardized Benefits: Benefits for this position include a 401(k) plan, vacation and sick time

Overview:

The Program Assistant position will support the Dreams for Change Safe Parking Lot Program at the Jewish Family Service – Balboa Ave. parking lot. The Dreams for Change Safe Parking Lot Program supports families & individuals living in their cars find safety and support with the overall goal of long term housing stability. The Program Assistant will work with JFS and Dreams for Change staff to provide logistic and administrative support to the program. This position will report to the Housing Specialist. 

What You Will Do: 

  • Receive and screen new clients who come to the Safe Parking Lot program 
  • Be on site during evening hours (5:30PM to 9:30PM), set up and break down program operations
  • Answer the phone, respond to questions about the program and return phone calls as needed
  • Treat the parking lot like its home: know everyone who comes in and goes out, know the needs of the clients and ensure they are connected to someone to get help
  • Engage in activities, groups and games with participants 
  • Coordinate onsite volunteers and meal services
  • Act as a backup to the front desk reception, when needed
  • Assist Case Managers with inputting data into MHIS for participants activities
  • Mediate potential conflicts between participants
  • Meet for supervision bi-weekly
  • Other duties as assigned

You Will Need:  

  • One-year experience in a similar role, or equivalent combination of training, education and experience 
  • Excellent ability to navigate computer systems, databases and mobile phone technology
  • Previous housing management or property management experience is a plus
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
  • Previous social service/housing/homeless experience is preferred, but not required
  • Experience setting limits when working with poor and stressed clients, often in some level of urgency and demonstrating good customer service skills
  • Ability to show an unconditional positive regard for clients who turn to the Safe Parking Lot Program/Dreams for Change and JFS for support

Contact Information:

The ideal candidate’s skills and passion are more important to us for this position than just experience and education – so, if you fit the description and want to jump out of bed every day to do this job, we want to hear from you. Please visit our website before applying – www.jfssd.org to learn more about our multi-faceted agency. 

To be considered, please apply online at: https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1758682?. Please, principals only and no follow-up phone calls or emails.

Back to top>>

Foodmobile Driver

Position Type: 9 Hours per Week – flexible three days a week (Monday – Friday) w/ three hour shifts

Position Overview:

The Foodmobile program provides home-delivered kosher meals and friendly visits to older adults, and younger homebound disabled adults.  The Foodmobile Driver is responsible for transporting and delivering these meals in a safe, courteous, and timely manner.

Position Requirements:

The ideal candidate will have or be:

Clean DMV record and reliable transportation
High school diploma or GED 
Current CPR / First Aid certification a plus
Able to read a map and abide by all traffic rules
Ability to lift and move 25 pounds
For liability insurance purposes, Foodmobile Drivers must be age 21 or older

Contact Information:

Please click the following link to apply: https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1627487. Please, principals only. Please, no follow-up phone calls or emails

Marketing Specialist 

Position Type: Full-time, non-exempt 

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

Do you want to combine your passions for changing lives, crafting compelling communications, inspiring others, and maintaining order? Do you want to be part of a creative team that loves coming to work every day? If you answered yes, then we should talk. 

As the Marketing Specialist, your focus will be on owning our department workflow and driving our internal communications to the 200+ members of Team JFS. You will also contribute to diverse projects that tap into your passion for social media, creative writing, and visual storytelling. This is an opportunity to learn and grow professionally in a quick-paced environment with the support of a tightknit team. This dynamic position requires a person of multiple talents who can effectively communicate – in person and in writing – and translate incoming work requests into clear, actionable tasks. You will be the team player that can do a little bit of everything.  

ABOUT YOU

You favor both sides of your brain. 
While you’ve honed your reputation as a formidable organizational master, your alter ego is a creative whiz kid. You know how to stay on task, and you aren’t afraid to jump in with creative ideas to drive a project forward. You love to communicate across many channels and can adapt your style to accommodate different audiences and objectives. You have a voice, and you know how to use it to inspire and motivate. You are quick to master new technologies and you know how to utilize them to create a persuasive message.

Organization is one of your favorite sports.
You have a genuine passion for keeping things neat and tidy. You thrive on clean cabinets, inboxes, and filing systems, and you’ve never met a process you couldn’t improve. Communication is everything. You live and breathe clear, consistent, and compelling communication. You’re passionate about giving every person who interacts with the JFS brand – both internally and across external-facing channels – an unforgettable experience.

You appreciate that “together we can do much.”
We’re looking for a team player who can manage multiple administrative tasks and effectively communicate with stakeholders with grace, intelligence, and humor. You’re hungry to learn, master new skills and technologies, and train cross-functionally to support the team and the organization at large. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage internal communications in partnership with the HR team to support our guiding principles and our employee engagement goals. 
  • Marketing point person: Field incoming marketing requests, update tasks in project management software, and track timelines  
  • Cross-train to assist with minor graphic design requests, website content management, and social media functions 
  • Manage editorial process, layout, and scheduling of eNewsletters
  • Update social media calendar and assist with external marketing (including copyediting for flyers, brochures, and web content) 
  • Manage images for use on social media, print, and digital collateral
  • Maintain inventory of marketing outreach materials and own check-in/check-out procedures; utilize ingenuity and critical thinking skills to innovate departmental processes

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Attention to detail, ability to organize and manage projects
  • Exceptional interpersonal and writing skills
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment
  • Sense of humor and can-do attitude
  • Follow-up and follow-through – you’ve got this
  • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Office, with ability to learn other software as needed
  • Understanding of content management systems and email marketing software

READY TO MOVE FORWARD?

To apply, please submit your cover letter, salary requirements, and resume on the following link: https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1703351. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Please, no phone calls. Please, principals only. Local candidates only (relocation is not provided).

AmeriCorps Immigration Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator

Jewish Family Service of San Diego [JFS] and Local Initiatives Support Corporation are seeking a full-time AmeriCorps member to serve as an Immigration Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator.  The candidate will ideally begin service on October 1, 2017 and serve a minimum of 1700 hours though the end of his/her term on July 31, 2018. 

ORGANZIATION BACKGROUNDS

Jewish Family Service (JFS) is a client-centered, impact-driven organization working to build a stronger, healthier, more resilient San Diego. We believe every person deserves the opportunity to become self‑sufficient. Our definition of self‑sufficiency is broad, reflecting the complex and multi‑faceted nature of people’s lives. To us, becoming self-sufficient means achieving financial, physical, emotional, social, and spiritual health. To that end, we provide services in three related and mutually reinforcing Impact Areas: Empowering Individuals & Families to Move Toward Self‑Sufficiency, Supporting Aging With Dignity, and Fostering Community Connection & Engagement.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is dedicated to helping community residents transform distressed neighborhoods into healthy and sustainable communities of choice and opportunity — good places to work, do business and raise children.  LISC combines corporate, government and philanthropic resources to help community-based organizations revitalize underserved neighborhoods. This strategy extends to the LISC AmeriCorps program where we support placing AmeriCorps Members with local non-profit partners. Members assist in efforts to revitalize underserved neighborhoods across America and create vibrant places for people to live, work, and play.   

AMERICORPS MEMBER ACTIVITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Immigration Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator AmeriCorps LISC member will support the mission of JFS by working with the immigration department and help reach goals by leveraging the talent of volunteers. We are dedicated to creating meaningful opportunities for people in search of better lives and for those seeking to make better lives possible. Specifically, this position will impact the San Diego immigrant community by using trained volunteers to assist immigrants with navigating our very complex immigration system, ultimately resulting in higher numbers of immigrants in our community obtaining more secure immigration benefits (Green Card, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival), and for others, the opportunity to naturalize and become a U.S. citizen. The ability to obtain more secure immigration benefits result in higher numbers of immigrants obtaining employment, access to healthcare, family reunification, and civic engagement. This position will also facilitate with outreach efforts into the immigrant communities to inform them of existing immigration benefits and connect them with quality low cost legal resources.

  • Develop and implement effective volunteer management processes and procedures to recruit, orient, train, supervise, place, evaluate and recognize volunteers.
  • Work in the community to build strategic relationships, conduct a variety of outreach activities, and recruit program participants.
  • Design and implement outreach activities using a variety of media and strategies to increase awareness in local refugee, asylee and immigrant communities about the availability of low cost immigration services.
  • Participate in training seminars, online courses, and shadowing of immigration attorneys and BIA accredited representatives.
  • Conduct screening interviews at JFS main office with interested volunteers.
  • Hold monthly volunteer trainings and orientations. 
  • Maintain active correspondence with volunteer base to ensure the volunteer experience is going well and in the case it is not, make appropriate adjustments and changes. 
  • Collect and submit monthly statistics to the Volunteer Engagement Department.
  • Work closely with the Immigration Services Team to determine volunteer needs.
  • Actively recruit a total number of 30 volunteers to become citizenship tutors, volunteer instructors, immigration law advocates, or administrative volunteers. 

AMERICORPS MEMBER PERFORMANCE

Members will be provided with goal(s) at the onset of the service assignment based on the activities and responsibilities noted above.  Members will track goal attainment monthly through an on-line system (training provided). Members will also discuss professional performance in the form of a mid-term and final performance appraisal.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND SERVICE REQUIREMENTS

  • Members perform day to day service at Jewish Family Service and are expected to attend and participate in all LISC AmeriCorps sponsored activities including but not limited to: 
  • Attending a local onboarding session coordinated by LISC and an onsite orientation to our organization
  • Attending a national leadership conference tentatively scheduled for March 2018
  • Attending all locally sponsored monthly meetings
  • Participating in nationally sponsored webinars
  • Actively participating in at least two locally identified and team coordinated service projects (one for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service and one for National AmeriCorps Week); and,
  • Engaging in any other LISC events as determined by the local LISC office
  • Spanish speaking is a must

This is an AmeriCorps position.  LISC and Jewish Family Service will not allow the member to engage in activities that are considered prohibited under the terms of the grant while serving as a LISC AmeriCorps member.

DESIRED SKILLS

  • Desire and ability to work with a diverse group of people, particularly those living in low-income distressed neighborhoods
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule (some night and weekends may be required)
  • Understanding and appreciation of different cultures and experiences 
  • Interest and/or experience working with immigrant populations 
  • Knowledge of Citizenship process and San Diego community or willingness to learn 

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible to participate as a LISC AmeriCorps member the candidate must meet all eligibility requirements to serve as a National Service participant including but not limited to:

  • Be eligible to earn 100% of a full-time education award
  • Be eligible to perform a term of national service
  • Possess a high school degree, GED certificate or agree to achieve GED during the term of service
  • Be at least 17 years of age (note there is no upper age limit)
  • Have unexpired proof of status as a US citizen or possess unexpired permanent resident status and be able to provide documentation as determined by CNCS 
  • Be available to serve for a full 10 month period of time 
  • Be able to complete at least 1700 hours of service within the 10 months of service as well as serve the full term of the service

NATIONAL SERVICE CRIMINAL HISTORY SEARCH REQUIREMENT

If a candidate has a criminal record, it does not necessarily make a candidate ineligible for service. Only candidates who are subject to registry on the National Sex Offender Public Website or have been convicted of murder may not participate as an AmeriCorps member.  Only candidates being offered and then accepting the position must consent to a search of the National Sex Offender Public Website, a State Level Criminal History Search and an FBI search. Consent is provided via the LISC AmeriCorps application.

PROGRAM BENEFITS

Upon successful completion of the term of service, the member will be eligible for a $5,815 education award to pay off existing, eligible student loans or return to school. Members are eligible to place existing student loans (loans must qualify and not in a state of default) into AmeriCorps forbearance.  The position pays a total stipend of $15,000.  The stipend is taxable and paid in 20 equal checks twice a month from LISC.  Direct deposit is highly encouraged.  A health care benefit is available for the participant only (dependents are not eligible).  For members with children under the age of 13, there is a child care subsidy benefit available which is dependent on the participant meeting all eligibility requirements (This benefit is administered by a contracted provider via the Corporation for National and Community Service).   

HOW TO APPLY: 
Email resume and cover letter to Celeste Caton at celestec@jfssd.org.

Back to top>> 

Foodmobile Driver

Position Type: Non-exempt, part-time, 9 hours per week, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays 

Position Overview: 

The Foodmobile program provides home-delivered kosher meals and friendly visits to older adults, and younger homebound disabled adults. The Foodmobile Driver is responsible for transporting and delivering these meals in a safe, courteous, and timely manner.

Position Schedule:

This position is part time with an average of 9 hours per week. The schedule will typically be Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays with a flexible 3-5 hour shift starting between 10 am and 2 pm.  

Position Requirements:

The ideal candidate will have or be:

  • Clean DMV record and reliable transportation
  • High school diploma or GED 
  • Current CPR / First Aid certification a plus
  • Able to read a map and abide by all traffic rules
  • Ability to lift and move 25 pounds
  • For liability insurance purposes, Foodmobile Drivers must be age 21 or older

Contact Information:

Please click the following link to apply: https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1627487Please, principals only. Please, no follow-up phone calls or emails.

Back to top>>

Bilingual (Spanish) CSF Parent Educator 

Position Type: Part-Time (between 2.5-7.5 hours per week) Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 5:30- 8:00pm

Location: Remote work at a National City school site, main office is in Kearny Mesa

Position Overview:

The Parent Educator provides parenting skills classes using a specified curriculum, evaluates the need for treatment-level referrals for families, and utilizes the appropriate paperwork.

Primary duties of this position include:

  • Conduct Parent Education classes in community locations adhering to the Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) curriculum
  • Maintain current and accurate versions of required paperwork
  • Submit all paperwork and evaluation data according to deadlines
  • Demonstrate ability to maintain confidentiality for staff, clients, and the agency, as appropriate
  • Demonstrate ability to organize time and activities, complete assignments on time, and arrive on time for assignments
  • Working as part of a diverse team, to support parents with children of all ages
  • Be present and actively participate at staff meetings
  • Act as a mandated reporter and follow child abuse reporting guidelines

Position Requirements:

The ideal candidate will have or be:

  • Must speak/read/write Spanish proficiently
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in a related field, Master’s preferred (Social Work, Psychology, Human Development, Education, etc.)
  • Experience working in the areas of child and adult development
  • Experience teaching or presenting to groups, previous experience teaching parenting classes a plus
  • Must have experience working within children/family services within the previous three years and be capable of establishing immediate rapport with parents
  • Must be available to regularly work Tuesday, Wednesday and/or Thursday evenings
  • Demonstrated ability to learn/teach evidence based parenting curricula is preferred
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences present in the organization’s/program’s service population is essential
  • Very comfortable using email for regular communication
  • Must speak/read/write English proficiently
  • Must be able to submit timesheets using online timesheet system
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Must pass pre-employment background check(s)

Additional Information:

  • While performing the duties, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, listen, frequently stand, walk, type, handle papers, and reach for phone
  • The employee may need to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch and also occasionally lift and or move up to 25 pounds Noise level is moderate, so concentration and good hearing are required

Contact Information:

To be considered, please submit your cover letter (including salary requirement) and resume using the following link; https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1658123. Please, principals only. Please, no follow-up phone calls or emails.

Back-up Overnight Donation Pick-up Driver 

Position Type:  Back-up, on call, 2-4 days a month

Standardized Benefits: Benefits for this position include a 401(k) plan, and generous holiday benefits.

Position Overview: 

The Hand Up Food Pantry at Jewish Family Service (JFS) operates a fresh rescue program with the Starbucks Co. to pick up donated food at 29 stores throughout central San Diego, 7 days a week. The over-night driver is responsible for driving a refrigerated vehicle, driving to 29 different Starbucks locations twice a week collecting donations, and returning items to cold storage units at the JFS campus in Kearny Mesa. 

Days and times: Saturdays and Sundays 9:30pm to 6:00am  

Position Requirements
The ideal candidate will have:
  • Class C License
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Access to a computer, e-mail, and internet off-the-job
  • Overnight availability
  • Ability to pass a drug test and background check
  • Flexible availability including weekend and holidays
  • Ability to lift up to 40lbs 
  • Over 25 years of age 

Contact Information:

Please click the following link to apply: https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1663911. Please, principals only. Please, no follow-up phone calls or emails

Back to top>>

Class B Back Up Driver

Position: On Call, Non-exempt

Position Overview:

Jewish Family Service of San Diego operates many programs requiring drivers within the Aging & Wellness Division. Class B Back Up Drivers perform a variety of routed and non-routed transportation services utilizing both personal and agency vehicles. 

  • 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

Position Requirements:

  • Class B License, paratransit experience desired
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Clean DMV and the ability to clear a Livescan 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 wheel chair 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 be consider, Please click the following link to apply: https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1644808. Please, principals only. Please, no follow-up phone calls or emails.

On the Go Excursion Driver (Back-Up)

Position Type: On-call (mostly Sundays)

Position Overview:

Provides safe and efficient rides to older adults as part of On the Go: Transportation Solutions for Older Adults. Responsibilities include:

  • Vehicle safety checks
  • Operating clean and professional vehicle
  • Friendly, caring customer support
  • Routed and non-routed assignments

Position Requirements:

  • Class B license with passenger endorsement
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Clean DMV, Livescan and drug screen
  • Minimum of 2 years experience with professional driving
  • Mapping ability both electronic (e.g., GPS/Google) and manual (e.g., Thomas Guide)

Additional Information:

  • Para transit experience a plus
  • Knowledge of the aging process and familiarity with Jewish culture a plus

Contact Information:

To be considered, please click the following link to apply: https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1769320. Please, principals only. Please, no follow-up phone calls or emails.

Back to Top>>

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.

Position Type: Full Time/ Non-Exempt 
Salary/Wage: $22.00-24.00
Standardized Benefits: Benefits for this position (upon permanent job offer) will include a 401(k) plan, medical, dental and vision coverage, flexible spending accounts, life insurance and generous holiday benefits.
Position Overview: 
The Case Management Coordinator is responsible for supervision of professional case management staff: Project SARAH (Stop Abusive Relationships At Home), Intensive Psychiatric Case Management, Community Case Management, and Breast Cancer Case Management. Coordinator is responsible for the administration, support, and coordination of client services. This includes program supervision, quality assurance (program monitoring, tracking and reporting), and program reporting as necessary. Applicant must demonstrate knowledge of case management and ability to work within a team environment. Applicant must possess exceptional organizational, writing, and public speaking skills, and be able to perform independent analysis of client and program data. The Case Management Coordinator interfaces with partnering community service organizations through the development of strategic partnerships. Duties include program planning, assigning, and reviewing work of case managers, as well as the ongoing, training, and staff development.  The responsibilities include oversight and approval of the case managers’ work product and coordination of multiple activities and resources to comply with funding source requirements. The Coordinator supports established policies, goals, and objectives of the organization. 

 

All active news articles