Work at JFS

JFS strives to employ people who believe in its mission, vision, and values and who find great reward and pride in delivering human services to people from all walks of life. Our supportive agency culture includes significant autonomy in everyone’s work, reflected in the flexibility provided in scheduling where and when employees work. We value healthy professional and personal life balance.

JFS values applicants from all walks of life who bring a variety of strengths and experiences. Our clients come from all backgrounds, and we are dedicated to building a team that mirrors this diversity. Our dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is reflected in many ways such as ongoing training for staff, a gender-neutral restroom, multilingual staff, domestic partner benefits, and four floating holidays to use in a way that is culturally important to staff. Though we are a Jewish organization, many of our clients and employees are not Jewish and we encourage those of any (or no) faith to apply.

JFS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We honor, encourage, and succeed on diversity, equity, and inclusion for the benefit of our employees, volunteers, and clients. If our agency sounds like a good fit for you, we recommend you apply. All applicants will be considered for employment.

To request accommodation, contact us at (651) 698-0767.

Full time employees enjoy competitive benefits including:

  • 37.5-hour work week for full-time positions.
  • 403b retirement plan (fully vested on first day of employment).
  • 403b matching.
  • Employee assistance program.
  • Flexible schedule.
  • Health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.
  • Health savings account.
  • Flexible spending account.
  • Generous paid time off for vacation, illness, and family emergencies.
  • Up to 22 paid holidays, including MLK Jr Day, Juneteenth, Jewish holidays (on weekdays), and 4 floating holidays.
  • Paid parental leave.
  • Professional development assistance including license renewal fees and CEU/training reimbursement.
  • Public service loan forgiveness.
  • Hybrid work options for most positions.

Part-time employees enjoy competitive benefits including:

  • 403b retirement plan (fully vested on first day of employment).
  • 403b matching.
  • Employee assistance program.
  • Flexible schedule.
  • Health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.
  • Health savings account.
  • Flexible spending account.
  • Generous paid time off for vacation, illness, and family emergencies.
  • Up to 22 paid holidays, including MLK Jr Day, Juneteenth, Jewish holidays (on weekdays), and 4 floating holidays.
  • Paid parental leave.
  • Professional development assistance including license renewal fees and CEU/training reimbursement.
  • Public service loan forgiveness.
  • Hybrid work options for most positions.

Complete the JFS employment application here or below, save the file as a PDF and email it, along with your resume and cover letter to info@jfssp.org.

JFS Employment Application

Lead Medica Care Coordinator

The purpose of the position is to provide comprehensive case management services for older/disabled adults residing in the community.  The Lead Care Coordinator is also responsible for providing support, training and consultation for care coordinators serving clients through the Medica programs. This is a full-time (37.5 hours per week) hybrid position; in-person attendance at several meetings will be required. Salary: $26-$28/hour

RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Model and foster behavior that establishes a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  2. Manage a caseload of clients who are 65 and older who are primarily on the Elderly Waiver.
    1. Regular communication with client, care team, providers, and family members.
    2. Complete initial and annual psychosocial assessments in client’s homes to identify presenting problem(s) and gather pertinent history.
    3. Complete other necessary paperwork and documentation on a timely and regular basis.
    4. Create unique care plans based on assessment/reassessment identifying needs, goals, and interventions.
    5. At a minimum, complete bi-annual check ins virtually and update the client’s care plan.
    6. Complete detailed and timely case notes on every interaction with clients and families/professionals involved in their care.
  3. Initiate, facilitate, and maintain home care-based services for clients.
  4. Collaborate with family and others from the client’s support system to ensure client’s needs are met.
  5. Collaborate with medical professionals and care teams, as needed.
  6. Make referrals to other agencies or resources as appropriate.
  7. Assist with transitions and discharge planning when a client is returning home from the hospital or nursing home.
  8. Utilize interpreters for effective communication with clients from various backgrounds.
  9. Participate in mandatory in-person team and staff meetings and case consultation discussions.
  10. Participate in mandatory 1:1 meeting with direct supervisor (frequency and method of contact are flexible).
  11. Participate in health plan and DHS trainings and meetings, as required.
  12. Provide coverage for other members of the care coordination team, as assigned.
  13. Adhere to health plan’s procedures and regulations.
  14. Follow agency procedures for keeping and maintaining electronic client files.
  15. Other duties as assigned.

As a team lead, you will:

  • Consult with care coordinators on a regular basis.
  • Provide coverage support for assigned team members including assessment, enrollment, and transition of care coverage as well as other coverage as assigned.
  • Delegate coverage to team members as needed.
  • Assist Care Coordination Supervisor for communications and correspondence with the team.
  • Collaborate with supervisor team and communicate team needs on a consistent basis.
  • Provide training for new staff.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

OTHER FUNCTIONS:

  1. Adhere to NASW Code of Ethics, personnel practices and other designated policies and procedures.
  2. Pursue professional growth through reading, workshops and other learning opportunities directly relevant to the above-described job responsibilities.
  3. Participate in JFS committees as desired.

An individual in this position must be able to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. Reasonable accommodations may be available to individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Commitment to fostering an equitable, inclusive, and culturally relevant environment for JFS employees, volunteers, clients and donors.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or Nursing required
  • Licensure as a Social Worker through the Minnesota Board of Social Work (LSW, LGSW, LISW, LICSW) or as a Registered Nurse/RN through the Minnesota Board of Nursing
  • Valid driver’s license and a personal vehicle to use for agency business.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with Medical Assistance and/or Elderly Waiver
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Self-driven
  • Commitment to professional development
  • Knowledge of county programs and community-based services

Complete the JFS employment application here or below, save the file as a PDF and email it, along with your resume and cover letter to info@jfssp.org.

Russian-Speaking Program Coordinator

JFS is seeking a Russian-Speaking Program Coordinator to join our team on a grant-funded basis.

Salary: $28-$29/hour

Job Summary: The purpose of this position is to support older adults within the immigrant Russian-speaking community with a history of trauma. This position will address isolation in this community by planning and providing social connections and programs as well as assisting in community building. The position is part-time (20 hours/week) and will require the ability to be flexible in hours depending on the timing of planned events (including nights and weekends).

Responsibilities:

  • Implement and coordinate ongoing social programs
  • Plan and organize events, determine event location, secure presenters/performers, arrange refreshments, and ensure transportation as needed for the older adults to participate in events
  • Assist in developing culturally appropriate and accessible programming
  • Identify, recruit, and train community connectors to assist in programming
  • Complete PEARLS (Program to Encourage Active and Rewarding Lives for Seniors) training and adapt it to be culturally and linguistically appropriate as needed
  • Offer PEARLS programming to clients, as appropriate
  • Complete Person-Centered Trauma Informed training
  • Make referrals to other JFS programming or services as appropriate
  • Budget accountability including tracking, submitting, reporting, and careful monitoring to stay within allocated dollars Model and foster behavior that establishes a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Attend agency staff meetings or team meetings as required
  • Perform other job duties as assigned

An individual in this position must be able to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. Reasonable accommodation may be available to individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bilingual: English and Russian
  • High School Diploma
  • Valid driver’s license and a personal vehicle to use for agency business
  • Good communication skills
  • Commitment to fostering an equitable, inclusive, and culturally relevant environment for JFS employees, volunteers, clients and donors

Preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Familiarity with the Jewish religion, community and culture

Complete the JFS employment application here or below, save the file as a PDF and email it, along with your resume and cover letter to info@jfssp.org.

JFS Employment Application

Disability Services Case Manager

Salary: $26-$28/hour

Job Summary: Responsible for providing comprehensive case management services for individuals that are aging and/or have been diagnosed with a disability. Typical case load includes individuals with complex medical diagnoses, mental health diagnoses, developmental disabilities, and those who are aging. This position requires meeting Disability Service program requirements as outlined by Ramsey County Human Services and Jewish Family Service.

Responsibilities:

Case management for assigned clients on CADI, DD, CAC, BI, EW waivers, Alternative Care (AC) program, or with Rule-185 or VADDTCM eligibility.

  1. Model and foster behavior that establishes a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion.
  2. Interpret and review assessment results and information from MNChoices assessment.
  3. Using person-centered approach, create unique care plan based on assessed needs. Identify services and support needed as well as goals and dreams of individuals. Update care plan as needed.
  4. Coordinate and manage service and support as outlined in the care plan.
  5. Make referrals to other agencies (formal and informal) as appropriate.
  6. Monitor waiver budget and service agreements to ensure payment of contract providers.
  7. Assist with transitions including hospitalizations, rehabilitation, and nursing home placements.
  8. Ensure that all necessary documentation is completed and signed as required.
  9. Complete chart audit corrections to ensure compliance with Ramsey County and DHS requirements.
  10. Complete timely and accurate documentation, maintain complete and professional case records.
  11. Attend Ramsey County Disability Service training and meetings as required.
  12. Participate in team meetings and case consultation discussions.
  13. Participate in committees (JFS, community partnerships) as assigned.
  14. Attend agency staff meetings, staff development activities and special events.
  15. Provide backup coverage for the Disability Services program and other Senior and Disability Service programs as needed.
  16. Maintain professional and ethical competency by adhering to agency personnel practices, HIPAA rules, the NASW Code of Ethics (if applicable) and other designated practices and procedures.
  17. Complete necessary tasks in a prompt and efficient manner.
  18. Other duties as assigned.

An individual in this position must be able to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. Reasonable accommodation may be available to individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

Minimum Qualifications:

    • Commitment to fostering an equitable, inclusive, and culturally relevant environment for JFS employees, volunteers, clients and donors.
    • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Social Sciences, Human Service, Social Work, Nursing or other related field.  Applicable licensure if required by degree.
    • Supervised work in case management and experience with disability service programs is preferred.
    • Experience working with clients with complex mental and physical health conditions necessary.
    • Knowledge of county programs and community-based services preferred.
    • Ability to qualify as a QDDP – Qualified Developmental Disability Professional – preferred.
    • Intermediate computer skills, including typing and Microsoft Office experience.
    • Able to work well in a multi-disciplinary team.
    • Valid driver’s license and a personal vehicle to use for agency business.
    • Must live in commutable distance to JFS.
    • Must pass background check.

    Apply on our website at https://jfssp.org/about/work-at-jfs