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.

We encourage collaboration and engagement with one another. By working together, we boost organizational capacity, deliver better programs and outcomes, find common ground, and plant the seeds of rewarding friendships. We also offer opportunities to serve on several employee-driven committees including our diversity, equity and inclusion committee, lunch and learn committee, and activity committee. We also encourage and provide the freedom to grow personally and professionally.

Full time employees enjoy competitive benefits including:

  • 403b retirement plan (fully vest 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
  • Unpaid parental leave
  • Professional development assistance including license renewal fees and CEU/training reimbursement

All staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID 19 or submit weekly negative test results to perform in-person activities and attend in-person meetings. Masks are required in the JFS building.

Please download and complete the application in the link below, and email it back to

Click here to download an application


Join the Counseling team at JFS! Are you a hard worker and appreciate a collaborative and casual work environment? We are seeking a part-time to full-time psychotherapist to join our thriving, congenial and well-respected practice. This is an excellent opportunity to see a diverse array of clients with a variety of presenting concerns, while still being able to hone your specialty and therapeutic passions to create an identity as an expert clinician. This warm and rewarding work environment includes:

    • Flexible work schedule
    • Competitive compensation and benefits
    • Billing and office staff
    • Secure remote telehealth services
    • Comfortable office space
    • On-site consultation team

The successful job candidate should possess the requisite licensure to be eligible immediately for credentialing with Medicare (and other insurance plans) and be able to function at a high level both independently and as part of a team of clinicians engaged in a wide range of therapeutic endeavors. Possessing the ability to work with children, adolescents, couples, and families, as well as adults and seniors, is a bonus. JFS strongly encourages and supports individuals to pursue and develop their clinical passions in order to better serve the needs of the broad community, as many of our most popular and successful programs have sprung from specific staff interests and ideas.

JFS will assist with the credentialing applications for insurance plans.

Pay:  $30.00 – $34.00 per hour

COVID-19 considerations:  Staff therapists are currently seeing clients both in-person and remotely via Zoom Telehealth on a case-by-case basis; presently, staff have the power to make decisions in this regard based on their preference and in consultation with the Counseling Director.

Please send cover letter of interest and resume/curriculum vitae to Mitchell Wittenberg, Ph.D., LP, Counseling Director (

Care Coordinator

Provide comprehensive case management services for seniors and individuals living with disabilities that are enrolled into MSHO/MSC+ state health plans. Click here to download an application

Qualifications for the position include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work required
  • Licensure as a Social Worker through the Minnesota Board of Social Work (LSW, LGSW, LISW, or LICSW)
  • Supervised social work and/or case management experience in the field of aging/gerontology preferred.
  • Experience with Medical Assistance or Elderly Waiver is a plus.
  • Knowledge of county programs and community-based services preferred.
  • Experience working with refugee populations and non-English speaking clients is a plus.
  • Able to work well in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Valid driver’s license and a personal vehicle to use for agency business.

 As a care coordinator, you will:

  1. Maintain a caseload of clients who are 65 and older. Care coordinators work primarily with Somali, Hmong, Russian, and Spanish populations. Care Coordinators also primarily work with clients on the Elderly Waiver.
  2. Meet with clients in their homes to complete assessments on an annual basis. Assessments are currently remote as we navigate COVID situation.
  3. Complete initial and annual psychosocial assessment to identify presenting problem(s) and gather pertinent history. Primary goal of assessment is to keep clients living independently in their preferred setting with appropriate services and supports.
  4. Set up and maintain home care-based services
  5. Create unique care plan based on assessment/reassessment. Identify needs, goals, and interventions. Update care plan as needed based on observation and conversation.
  6. Include the family/others from the client’s support system in the development and ongoing implementation of the plan, and update care plan as needed based on observation/conversation.
  7. Collaborate with medical professionals and care teams
  8. Make referrals to other agencies or resources as appropriate.
  9. Assist with transitions and discharge planning when a client is returning home from the hospital or nursing home.
  10. Complete detailed and timely case notes on every interaction with clients and families/professionals involved in their care.
  11. Participate in team meetings and case consultation discussions.
  12. Participate in health plan and DHS trainings and meetings
  13. Participate in committees (JFS, community partnerships) as assigned.
  14. Provide coverage for intake as needed. Provide backup coverage for other members of the senior service department


  1. Attend agency staff meetings, staff development activities and special events;
  2. Adhere to NASW Code of Ethics, personnel practices and other designated policies and procedures.
  3. Follow agency procedures and maintain complete and professional case records. Complete necessary tasks in a prompt and efficient manner.
  4. Pursue professional growth through reading, workshops and other learning opportunities directly relevant to the above described job responsibilities.
  5. Carry out regulations of assigned programs;
  6. Back-up other staff as necessary;
  7. Perform other job duties as required.