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.

JFS is dedicated to building an equitable environment and strongly encourages applications from Black, Indigenous, People of Color, women, transgender and non-binary candidates. 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. All positions remain open until a diverse and qualified pool of candidates is identified. We know there are great candidates who may not fit into the criteria we’ve outlined here, or who have important skills we haven’t listed. If that’s you, please don’t hesitate to apply anyway and tell us about yourself.

JFS is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment and JFS does not discriminate against applicants for employment on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender, nationality, age, disability, or any other legally protected group.

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

Full 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
  • Paid parental leave
  • Professional development assistance including license renewal fees and CEU/training reimbursement
  • Public service loan forgiveness

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.

Aging & Disability Services Director

The Aging and Disability Services Director is a full time position responsible for assisting, directing, establishing, promoting and maintaining specific programs and initiatives within the Aging and Disability Services Department at Jewish Family Service of St. Paul (JFS). Works with and directs the activities of two managers in the department. Oversees management of the department including budgeting, funding and public relations.

  1. Manages, oversees and coordinates all aspects of Aging and Disability Services (ADS) including, but not limited to: operations planning, scheduling, execution, monitoring and controlling costs, budget, grants management, grant writing, special projects, evaluation and mentoring and training staff in the department.
  2. Effectively communicates with the ADS team, other JFS colleagues, and wider community.
  3. Develops and implements operations strategies that improve client care objectives.
  4. Collaborates with members of ADS departments, including supporting professional development of individuals and team as a whole.
  5. Maintains accurate records necessary for internal and external reports.
  6. Partners with Development Manager to ensure grants/funding requirements are managed Seeks new funding sources when appropriate.
  7. Manages grant funded and contract funded projects, including ensuring deliverables are met.
  8. Partners with Human Resources in relation to recruiting future employees, retaining current employees, and training initiatives at the organization.
  9. Acts as a liaison between ADS and the rest of the organization, including management.
  10. Collaborates with other agencies to develop and provide services.
  11. Represent JFS in external community.
  12. Serves as member of managers team and leadership team.
  13. Develops internship opportunities and supervises interns.
  14. Attends agency staff meetings, staff development activities, and special events.
  15. Other duties as assigned

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or other Human Services area.
  • Minimum of five years of social work or other human services experience.
  • Minimum of five years of management/supervision experience.
  • Experience in one or more of the following: operations, program development, development/funding, evaluating client services, and/or grants management.
  • Leadership Orientation – Actively seeks ways in which to function as a role model, guide, develop and mentor others within the organization.
  • Valid driver’s license and a personal vehicle to use for agency business.
  • Must live in commutable distance to JFS.
  • Must pass background check.

Physical and Mental Demands

The mental and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a successful employee to perform the essential functions of this job.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; talk or hear. They should also have the physical dexterity to type and use a computer regularly. The employee must occasionally lift up to twenty pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Mental Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to comprehend and follow instructions, perform assigned tasks, manage others, analyze data such as budgets and grants numbers/spreadsheets, maintain an appropriate workplace, interact with team of 20+ employees, influence people, make decisions independently, manage financial and other sensitive data, direct work of others, supervise projects or teams, communicate effectively both orally and in writing; to groups of various sizes.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an individual encounters while performing the essential functions of this position: Indoor office environment. Works with and around others.

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Care Coordinator

Full time (37.5 hours per week) providing comprehensive case management services for seniors and individuals living with disabilities that are enrolled into MSHO/MSC+ state health plans.

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. Using a hybrid meeting model, meet with clients to complete assessments on an annual basis.
  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.

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