Current JFS Open Positions

 

 

Driver - Class C with Passenger Endorsement
On the Go – Transportation Reservationist
Program Data Specialist
Immigration Specialist - Department of Justice Accredited Representative
Senior Immigration Attorney
Geriatric Case Aid
Senior Grant Accountant 
Administrative Assistant – Family & Community Services

Patient Advocate - Skilled Nursing Facilities 

Director of Institutional Giving

Housing Specialist (Bilingual-Spanish)

Facilities-Based Services Engineer
Housing Manager - Riverside

Case Manager - Riverside

AmeriCorps LISC, Immigration Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator
AmeriCorps VIP Fellow Various Opportunities in San Diego County
 
On the Go Excursion Driver (Back-Up)

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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).

 

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

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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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Program Data Specialist

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

Working with the Positive Parenting Program Director, the Specialist will assist with creating program evaluation reports, input all program evaluation data, interface with the contracted program evaluator and be responsible for keeping accurate files of client information and assisting the compilation of program reports. The position requires experience with data systems such as Microsoft Excel, a love of data as well as desire to work in a team environment.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor of Arts preferred with strong computer experience and general understanding of social service program evaluation/statistics
  • Excellent computer skills, including strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Prior data entry experience using Microsoft Excel
  • Experience working with Data Systems such as ETO-I and mHoms preferred but not required.
  • Outstanding organizational skills
  • Ability to manage and accurately input all program data from a variety of sources
  • Ability to synthesize and interpret data trends
  • Excellent spelling, grammar and written communication skills
  • 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
  • Ability to write clear concise e-mails
  • Must pass a pre-employment background check

Additional Information

We are looking for the right candidate who is excited about working with data and program evaluation on a regular basis! The right person will:

  • Be reliable, detail-oriented and initiate hard-work without being prompted
  • Have a positive work attitude, be motivated and flexible when needed
  • Be discreet and able to assure case files and all client information remains confidential and secure
  • Have strong communication skills and a desire to work in a team environment

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To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume on the following link; https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=2137422

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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Immigration Specialist - Department of Justice Accredited Representative

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.

Position Overview

Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS) is one of four refugee resettlement agencies in San Diego County, a Department of Justice Recognized organization, and a core partner of the San Diego Rapid Response Network (Network) - a group of 40+ immigrant rights and social service organizations, attorneys and community leaders who educate, protect and assist immigrant individuals and families – including refugees and asylum seekers – with legal support and social services. JFS coordinates the legal services for the Network. The Immigration Specialist will undergo a training certification program to become a Department of Justice Accredited Representative. Once accredited, the Immigration Specialist be responsible for providing direct representation in immigration cases, including representation before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), while helping to support the broader immigration efforts of JFS’s legal team. The Immigration Specialist will be supervised by the JFS Supervising Immigration Attorney. The Immigration Specialist will work closely with the other members of the JFS Legal Team including the other attorneys, DOJ representatives, and support staff.

Responsibilities:

  1. Field calls coming through the JFS Immigration Help Line;
  2. Conduct immigration legal screenings for individuals and families referred to the JFS Immigration Department;
  3. Provide eligibility and risk assessment for individuals and families seeking immigration representation;
  4. Prepare immigration filings including DACA, naturalization consular processing, adjustment of status, and family-based and humanitarian immigration petitions;
  5. Manage and coordinate the caseload of active cases;
  6. Participate in community workshops, information sessions, and other outreach activities;
  7. Coordinate and document client communications.
  8. Stay up to date on rapidly changing immigration laws and policies;
  9. Comply with data and program reporting requirements.  

Skills/Abilities that are a Must-Have:

  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and organize in a fast-paced and fluid environment;
  • Dedicated to providing high-quality legal assistance and capable of handling complex legal issues on behalf of low-income immigrant populations;
  • Proficient in Microsoft software including Excel, Word, and Outlook;
  • Detail oriented and self-directed with strong oral and written communication skills in English
  • Strong relational skills and a demonstrated cross-cultural understanding and success;
  •  Excellent interpersonal skills, including good communication skills, listening skills and attitude;
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work under pressure required;
  • Ability to work both independently and in a group setting;
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends;
  • Valid driver’s license, access to an automobile, insurance, and willingness to drive to off-site locations;
  • Passion for social justice for immigrants required.

Skills/Abilities We’d Like You to Have:

  • Bilingual English/Arabic, Spanish, Farsi, or Congolese - desired;
  • Experience working with immigrant populations;
  • Experience working with marginalized populations and survivors of trauma;
  • Dedication to serving immigrant communities with a sincere commitment to working on behalf of low-income immigrants. 

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=2133094

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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Senior Immigration Attorney

Position Type: Exempt

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
The Senior Immigration Attorney will be responsible for providing direct representation for JFS clients in complex immigration cases, including representation in Immigration Court and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), while helping to support the broader immigration efforts of JFS’s legal team. Under the leadership of the Supervising Immigration Attorney, the Senior Immigration Attorney will directly supervise JFS’s Immigration Staff Attorney and Department of Justice (DOJ) Fully Accredited Representative(s). In addition, the position will involve supervising and mentoring the pro bono attorneys associated with JFS’s immigration program.

Responsibilities:

  1. Oversee and provide legal representation in immigration cases, including both affirmative applications and representation of clients in removal proceedings, as well as potential appellate work in front of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) and Federal Circuit Courts.
  2. Under the supervision of JFS’s Supervising Immigration Attorney, support JFS’s immigration team, including the Immigration Staff Attorney, DOJ accredited representatives, pro bono attorneys, and other staff as assigned, through regular engagement, case assistance and mentorship.
  3. Oversee and provide legal orientation, counseling and education regarding a range of immigration issues and other legal problems faced by members of the low-income immigrant communities that JFS serves.
  4. Manage caseload of in-house and pro bono mentorship cases for immigration relief;
  5. Stay up to date on rapidly changing immigration laws and policies;
  6. Comply with data and program reporting requirements.

Skills/Abilities that are a Must-Have:

  • Juris Doctorate degree with membership in good standing in the bar of any state and/or the District of Columbia;
  • Bilingual English/Spanish
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience with immigration law, including significant removal defense work before the immigration court;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including good communication skills, listening skills and attitude;
  • Strong case management, legal research, and legal writing skills required;
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to zealously pursue new and untested legal theories;
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work under pressure required;
  • Ability to work both independently and in a group setting;
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends;
  • Valid driver’s license, access to an automobile, insurance, and willingness to drive to off-site locations;
  • Passion for social justice for immigrants required.

Skills/Abilities we’d like you to Have:

  • Experience working with detained immigrants or other incarcerated populations;
  • Experience working with marginalized populations and survivors of trauma;
  • Experience with removal defense or the intersection of immigration and family law or criminal defense;
  • Dedication to serving immigrant communities with a sincere commitment to working on behalf of low income immigrants. 


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=2121695.
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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Geriatric Case Aide

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

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

Position Overview

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

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

  • 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:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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=2121863.
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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Senior Grant Accountant 

Position Type: Full-time, Exempt

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

Under the direction of the Controller, the incumbent will work in the Accounting Office and provide operational, functional and fiscal support related to grants post-award administration and accounting activities of Jewish Family Service. Examples of duties include but not limited to: setting up new awards and award modifications, ongoing budget monitoring, claims preparation and submission, general ledger maintenance and producing miscellaneous management reports and sponsored award reporting, and close-out functions (monthly and year end). Interface with internal staff and external agencies.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide budget review for grants/contracts proposals prior to submission to funding agencies
  • Maintain necessary award documentation and files and records
  • Review and analyze final submitted proposals for fiscal impacts
  • Review and analyze award agreements to understand program requirements, costs requirements, conditions, restrictions, reporting requirements and deliverables.
  • Create and set up account numbers for award tracking in accounting system and ongoing budget monitoring and facilitate budget updates as needed while adhering to grant guidelines
  • Maintain all grant awarded budgets, perform budget to actual variance analysis and budget reconciliations as necessary
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual budget and quarterly forecasts
  • Directly responsible for entries and adjustments of to the general ledger including; general ledger maintenance and reconciliation
  • Prepares journals for entry and perform account analysis for assigned contracts as part of the monthly close and year end closing.
  • Responsible for data review and preparation of financial reports and claims for management review for timely submission to external agencies.  Research and resolve any variances.
  • Perform financial statement analysis and reconciliations
  • Act as the main financial liaison between Accounting, grant directors and external agencies
  • Ongoing collaboration with Sr. Directors and/or Program Manager, Accounting Staff and Grantor
  • Facilitate quarterly budget update meetings with Sr. Directors and/or Program Managers
  • Assist with year-end reconciliations and preparation for the external audit and prepare necessary audit schedules as needed
  • Assists with issues regarding grants and financial projections by entering budget/forecast info; collecting, analyzing information; advising departments on the collection and analysis of data
  • Assists program staff in understanding needs and changes in the financial operations, and assists with all program budget modifications
  • Coordinate grant compliance and reporting responsibilities with Finance, Human Resources and Programs including program outcome data and fiscal reports
  • Serve as a key point of contact for financial narratives and grant budgets. Develop and coordinate all requests in a timely manner.
  • Ensure compliance with the rules and regulations administered by the grantor, assists in all audits, including the preparation of all required schedules
  • Attend Awardee/Grantee workshops as needed
  • Schedule conference and meetings with grantors as needed
  • Ensure proper expense allocations to the various cost centers and indirect cost posting using established procedures and guidelines.
  • Assist with organization wide budget and budget system training
  • Participate in site visits as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Strong nonprofit accounting skills that reflect a knowledge of financial reports and ability to interpret contract language preferred
  • Bachelor’s required, preferred in accounting or finance
  • 5+ years of accounting experience with concentration in general ledger adjustments, reconciliations and researching
  • 5+ years of grant administration
  • GAAP compliance experience in a non-profit environment
  • Non-profit accounting experience
  • Experience with Financial Edge is preferred

Desired Skills:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Detail oriented
  • Work with large amounts of data and complex analyses
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, manage multiple priorities
  • Ability to plan and organize to meet established deadlines

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=2090720Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Please, no phone calls. Please, principals only. Please, local candidates only (relocation is not provided).

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Administrative Assistant, Family & Community Services

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

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:

Working within the overall Family & Community Services team, the Administrative Assistant is a hub of support for multi-program operations, primarily focusing on office related support, fiscal tracking, meeting preparation, backing up receptionists and data entry as needed. The Administrative Assistant will report to the Senior Director of Family & Community Services and on a regular basis, assist the Senior Director with day to day task management, calendaring, prepping documents, keeping organized and special projects.  The candidate should have experience and a strong desire to work in a fast paced, team environment and interact with staff, clients, and guests in a consistently personable, professional, and helpful manner. This is an active position, working with many people across a large Division. The position requires advanced experience with Microsoft Office programs, specifically Excel, Word, and Outlook.

Position Requirements: 

  • At least two years of prior relevant experience providing administrative support in an office setting 
  • Ability to organize work coming from multiple sources and work cohesively with various levels of staff is necessary  
  • Unquestionable ability to operate in Microsoft Office programs, especially: Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Must be able to handle and maintain highly detailed documentation 
  • Ability to maintain the highest levels of confidentiality and personal information discretion

The ideal candidate will have or be: 

  • Prior experience working in a nonprofit setting 
  • Someone who thrives on helping others and following through on every detail
  • A desire to have fun and laugh while working hard 
  • Willing to adjust work schedule and occasionally work evenings depending on staffing needs
  • Bilingual – Bicultural (Spanish, Arabic, Farsi, Tagalog and Vietnamese) candidates preferred, although most work will be expected in English

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=2121367Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Please, no phone calls. Please, principals only. Please, local candidates only (relocation is not provided).

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Patient Advocate - Skilled Nursing Facilities 

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

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 hate injustice?  Do you like fighting for the underdog?  Would you like to be a part of a dynamic and dedicated team of advocates who travel the county representing mental health clients and ensuring that their rights are upheld?  

We’re looking for an outstanding individual who loves challenge and gets satisfaction from helping others in need.   

Our highly regarded advocates investigate and resolve complaints, concerns, or grievances received from mental health clients about rights violations, coordinate efforts with other agencies as needed, and visit and monitor facilities for compliance with clients’ rights laws, regulations and policies. They also ensure that clients, staff, owners, and administrators are informed of the rights of persons with mental illness.

The person hired for this position will provide advocacy services to residents with mental illness residing in skilled nursing facilities, conduct continuing education trainings for SNF residents, SNF staff and other professionals. They also represent mental health clients at Certification Review Hearings for involuntary holds in psychiatric hospitals. 

Key Talents:   

You are proud of your communication skills, both written and oral.  You demonstrate great compassion for your fellow man and have a deep sense of responsibility and accountability.  You also have a well-developed sense of humor and like to make your work fun.  

Position Requirements: 

  • Successful completion and pass of Criminal History Background Check
  • Experience working with clients diagnosed with serious mental illness
  • BA/BS or equivalent experience.
  • Knowledge of patients’ rights law and/or willingness and ability to learn California State laws and San Diego County Policies and Procedures as they pertain to patient’s rights and mental illness.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work with a wide range of community groups including professionals, facility administrators, clients with mental illness as well as advocacy groups such as NAMI.
  • Strong sense of ethics.
  • Ability and willingness to regularly use office equipment such as computers, fax machines, telephones and cell phones.
  • Car required.
  • Ability and willingness to travel throughout San Diego County.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Flexible and able to handle emotionally intense situations. 

Additional Information 

The duties of this position are primarily in skilled nursing facilities and acute care psychiatric facilities.  There will also be cross training in other aspects of patient advocacy. The successful candidate will be willing to learn and open to performing patient advocacy duties in a variety of settings.

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=1933805Incomplete 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 Institutional Giving

Position Type: Full-time, exempt 

Pay Rate: $80k-$85k

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: 

The Director of Institutional Giving plays an integral role on JFS's Advancement Team - and makes an impact of the entire agency by securing funding for the agency's life-changing programs and services. This position is responsible for contributing to the strategic growth of JFS's extensive portfolio of Government, Foundation, and Corporate grant funding and support the design of outcome-driven programs by performing a variety of tasks including:

  • Collaborating with organizational leaders to create, implement and evaluate strategic goals related to institutional funding
  • Planning, staffing, budgeting and tracking expenses for their department
  • Managing cross-functional proposal submission teams—including program, community impact, and accounting staff—to obtain and coordinate information needed for grant proposals and reports
  • Representing JFS at community events and presentations to funders and prospective funders
  • Contributing to/supervising writing and submission of proposals, reports, and other communications to foundations, corporations, and government funders
  • Supervising prospecting funder research to identify and investigate new grant opportunities
  • Initiating and managing relationships with new and existing funders
  • Researching community needs and preparing statements of need for JFS programs
  • Creating engaging professional development workshops and trainings for program staff and conducting grants-related presentations
  • Ensuring Raisers Edge database is updated with grant-related activities and deadlines
  • Monitoring grant reporting requirements
  • Working in conjunction with the Community Impact department to support development of logic models and outcome measurement
  • Participating in continuing education through workshops and webinars

This position reports to the Chief Philanthropy Officer and supervises two staff grant writers.

Position Requirements: 

  • BA required; MA/MS preferred 
  • Minimum 3-year experience in non-profit environment
  • Visionary leader and manager
  • High emotional intelligence
  • Excellent writing and research skills
  • Charismatic public speaker; strong verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Extensive grant writing experience (Government, Foundation, Corporate funders)
  • Experience designing research-based programs rooted in best practice
  • Familiarity creating logic models and developing impact-driven program outcomes and outputs
  • Experience overseeing grant proposals and/or grant-funded programs

Additional Information: 

The Institutional Giving department at JFS brings in approximately $10 Million annually in grant revenue, nearly 50% of which comes from government grants and contracts.

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=2007230. 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 Specialist (Bilingual-Spanish)

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

Position Type: Full Time, 37.50 hours per week, non-exempt

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

Overview: 

The Housing Specialist position is an exciting opportunity to have a real impact on moving families and individuals out of poverty. The position will partner with Dreams for Change Safe Parking Program (Balboa and Aero locations) to coach families & individuals living in their cars towards housing stability and ultimately long-term self-sufficiency and increased family opportunity. The Housing Specialist will be a hands-on coach for clients seeking housing support and resources from JFS and through external partners. 

What You Will Do: 

  • Advocate for families and individuals living in their cars to support client-driven housing stabilization outcomes
  • Understand current housing resources and social service supports in San Diego 
  • Engage in motivational interviewing and budgeting with families to support their transition to more permanent housing
  • Support individuals with housing interviews and housing site visits, attending with them if necessary
  • Perform quality data entry using multiple database software, collect required information from clients
  • Assist clients in gathering and organizing documents needed to secure stabile housing 
  • Serve as client liaison with other service and funding providers across the County 
  • Work to identify and maintain relationships with housing providers 
  • Identify service gaps/needs and collaborate with others to ensure coordination with the best resources to maximize client success

You Will Need:  

  • Bilingual/Bicultural (English/Spanish)
  • 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 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or social service/health-related field is preferred, but not required
  • Knowledge of San Diego County housing and emergency resources 
  • Experience working with persons in crisis, implementing brief interventions and researching for resources that address the impacts of poverty 
  • Comfort working in an environment where multiple languages are spoken
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences present in the organizations/programs service population
  • Previous use of HMIS system is preferred
  • Previous training in Motivational Interviewing is preferred

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

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To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume on the following link: https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=2026830Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Please, no phone calls. Please, principals only. Please, local candidates only (relocation is not provided).

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Facilities-Based Services Engineer

Position Type: Full Time, 37.50 hours per 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:

The Facilities-Based Services Engineer plays a key part in keeping our recently renovated campus looking clean and pristine. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to take direction, as well as initiative, regarding general building maintenance and campus safety and security. The engineer will act as an extra set of eyes in performing daily inspections of the campus, as well as be expected to interact with exemplary customer skills to campus guests, staff, and clients. 

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with overall daily operation, maintenance, and repair of HVAC, electrical, plumbing, and general maintenance requirements of the campus
  • Daily monitoring of meeting rooms and event set ups, including creating and displaying the appropriate signage
  • Ensure staff lounge, kitchen nooks, production areas are organized and well stocked
  • Perform or assist with preventative maintenance on campus (Ex: cleaning air vents, replacing filters, changing out air deodorizers, etc.)
  • Perform general maintenance of the following as required: minor carpentry, painting, drywall repair, ceiling tiles, flooring, etc.
  • Respond to and prioritize facility requests from staff via Help Desk Ticket software in a timely manner (Ex: hanging white boards, installing keyboard trays, moving office furniture, etc.)
  • Coordinate facility related maintenance efforts with contractors, vendors, and technicians 
  • Perform other similar duties or projects as assigned or requested

Skills/Abilities that are a MUST-HAVE:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • 1-2 years of building maintenance experience, including general repairs
  • A valid California driver’s license
  • Knowledge of basic hand/power tools and their safety procedures
  • Basic computer skills; able to navigate and utilize Microsoft Word and Outlook 360
  • Team player with a great attitude, excellent customer service skills, effective communication skills, and efficient decision-making skills

Skills/Abilities that are a PLUS:

  • Experience with building security and emergency preparedness
  • Certifications or educational degree as relevant to the position

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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=2022471Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Please, no phone calls. Please, principals only. Please, local candidates only (relocation is not provided).

Housing Manager - Riverside

DEPARTMENT/LOCATION: HUD Programs / Riverside County

REPORTS TO: Director of Supportive Housing Programs

SUPERVISES: Housing Coordinators

FLSA STATUS: Exempt

CLASSIFICATION: Full-time

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 Housing Manager delivers assistance crucial to enhancing/improving a client’s standard of living, emotional health, physical health, and community health.  The Housing Manager strives to remove barriers that are impeding upon a person’s level of self-sufficiency.  Additionally, this position is responsible for the implementation of housing quality standards and property maintenance as necessary and supervising all Housing Coordinator staff.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Oversee residential properties addressing any safety and maintenance issues
  2. Update and monitor all client housing files
  3. Monitor and implement all Housing Quality Safety inspections as mandated by HUD
  4. Responsible for all aspects of work order process and follow-up with staff, clients, and property management companies.
  5. Verification and calculation of client rent.  Oversee all aspects of client rental payments and completing needed documentation.
  6. Assist and oversee all reasonable accommodation and modification needs.  Be familiar with Fair Housing Laws
  7. Respond to staff and client needs
  8. Work independently
  9. Assist with move-in and move-out of clients
  10. Maintain inventory of all program supplies
  11. Assist program manager in creative strategies to ensure client lease compliance 
  12. This position will interact with clients and maintain confidentiality on a consistent basis
  13. On-call as necessary for site emergencies

MINIMUM DESIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Knowledge and skills to implement Fair Housing and Landlord Tenant laws.  
  • Knowledge and ability to perform maintenance including but not limited to electrical, plumbing, and minor property maintenance duties.  
  • 2+ years’ experience providing property management services 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=2020555. 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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Case Manager - Riverside

DEPARTMENT/LOCATION: HUD Programs / Riverside County

REPORTS TO: Program Manager

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt

CLASSIFICATION: Full-time

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 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=2020560Incomplete 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 LISC, Immigration Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator

Service Term: Full-time, 1700 hours, October 2018 – August 2019 (10 month position)

Benefits: Living Stipend of $17,000, upon completion of 1700 hours and service term commitment Education Award of $5,920, health benefits, possible loan deferment and interest repayment, extensive professional development and experiential learning opportunities

Overview of Position:

The Immigration Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator/ AmeriCorps LISC member will support the mission of JFSSD by working with the immigration department to 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, work permits), 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. 

About AmeriCorps LISC:

With residents and partners, LISC forges resilient and inclusive communities of opportunity across America – great places to live, work, visit, do business and raise families.  Over the last 38 years, LISC and its affiliates have invested approximately $20 billion in businesses, affordable housing, health, educational mobility, community and recreational facilities, public safety, employment and other projects that help to revitalize and stabilize underinvested communities.  These investments have leveraged more than $50 billion in development activity and helped families and communities raise their standards of living. LISC investments impact the lives of nearly 7 million Americans.  Headquartered in New York City, LISC’s reach spans the country from East coast to West coast in 31 markets with offices extending from Buffalo to San Francisco. Our rural programs make an impact in 44 states, and are supported by LISC’s talented and dedicated workforce. Visit us at www.lisc.org

Responsibilities:

  • 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 DOJ accredited representatives
  • Conduct screening interviews at JFSSD main office with interested volunteers
  • Hold monthly volunteer trainings and orientations  
  • Maintain active correspondence with the volunteer base to ensure the volunteer experience is going well (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, volunteer attorneys, translators/ interpreters or administrative volunteers

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 communities
  • Knowledge of citizenship process or willingness to learn
  • Knowledge of the San Diego community or willingness to learn
  • Fluent and/or proficient in Spanish 

Program Eligibility:

  • Be eligible to earn 100% of the education award associated with this description
  • Be eligible to perform the term of national service associated with this description
  • 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 during the pre-enrollment period
  • 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)
  • Be able to complete at the hours within the timeframe of the service term and serve the full term
  • Possess own vehicle and valid driver’s license

Contact Information:

To apply, please complete send resumes and cover letter to Kim Lesnau at kiml@jfssd.org or (858) 637-3391.

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AmeriCorps VIP Fellow Various Opportunities in San Diego County

Position Type: AmeriCorps, National Service Opportunity

Benefits: Living Stipend of $15,500, upon completion of 1700 hours and service term commitment Education Award of $5,920, 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

AmeriCorps VIP Host Sites:

Feeding San Diego
International Rescue Committee
Jewish Family Service of San Diego
Kitchens for Good
MANA de San Diego
North County Lifeline
ProduceGood
Serving Seniors
Support the Enlisted Project (STEP)
Syrian Community Network
Words Alive

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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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.

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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.

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