CAREERS AT ALPERT JFS

Since 1974, Alpert Jewish Family Service, an accredited 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, has strengthened and enriched the lives of men, women and children of all ages. We do this through a continuum of focused programs addressing the well-being of children and families of all ages, the independence and well-being of older adults, and the optimal quality of life for individuals with special needs.

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CURRENT OPENINGS

INTAKE & REFERRAL SPECIALIST – MSW (CHAI LINE) 

Alpert JFS offers a confidential Intake, Assessment, Information & Referral Program (I&R, Chai Line), offering those who call in to speak with a Master’s Level professional who has in-depth knowledge of child, adult and senior issues. We are currently seeking a Masters Level Social Worker to be a part of this critical role within our Agency as an Intake and Referral Specialist.

Essential functions as an Intake and Referral Specialist (Chai Line) include but are not limited to:

  • Conduct telephone assessments to assure an understanding of the full range of problems, in order to provide appropriate options and referrals
  • Conduct financial assessments by phone, virtual, or face-to-face when safe due to COVID, to determine eligibility for services and financial assistance when available.
  • Implement crisis intervention techniques to assure that the person in crisis is being adequately served – crisis intervention is most frequently used for clients who may be considering suicide, who are in need of financial aid, or who may be emotionally distraught
  • Conduct short term supportive counseling to assure that callers are being supported during possible wait lists or for clients who may only need one or two meetings with a worker
  • Perform short term case management to assure that clients in need of advocacy are assisted
  • Serve as client advocate within and outside the agency, with family members, and other agencies to assure that clients are receiving the appropriate assistance they may need
  • Conduct case conferences with I & R, JFS, and outside agency staff to assure that clients are being served in the best manner possible
  • Document notes accurately and completely to assure that an assessment is comprehensive and the necessary interventions have been completed

 

Qualifications:

  • Masters level MSW or equivalent required/or Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 8 years’ experience in social work or related field
  • Social service assessment skills required
  • Previous intake experience preferred
  • Strong Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Good written and oral communication skills and ability to communicate with various employees throughout the organization, board members and members of the community
  • Exceptional organizational, time-management, and communication (verbal and written) skills
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects and requests

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Protected Veterans

Drug-Free Workplace

CARE MANAGER (PART-TIME) – GUARDIANSHIP PROGRAM

The Part-time Guardianship Care Manager would conduct, evaluate, implement, and provide services to persons referred to the agency for guardianship services and agency wards. This position would be responsible for completing all needed/mandated noting, reporting, time records, and documentation.

Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Perform bio-psychosocial assessments including the areas of physical functioning, psychological/emotional functioning, mental status, activities of daily living, instrumental activities of daily living, social functioning, nutrition, and environment. These assessments help determine Ward’s needs and are performed in the client’s home setting, or other settings, as appropriate

  • Develop service plans based on an assessment to meet the client’s needs & to establish a working relationship
  • Visits Wards, family members, friends, etc. to generate information to better serve the Ward and the will of the court
  • Intervenes in person or by other means to assist the Ward in maintaining acceptable/attainable levels of function and independence
  • Provides outreach and information sharing among professionals and individuals who may need our services
  • Document all activity & maintain case records to meet quality standards
  • Maintaining familiarity with benefits, services, providers, and funders in the community. Seek and coordinate services to the Ward
  • Takes part in regular and ad hoc meetings and conferences to assess Ward, discuss services, needs, approaches, and efforts. Meets with attorneys regarding planning and needs; attend court sessions as required by the courts
  • Reviews assess and communicate with members of the Guardianship team, information relating to the Ward and services provided or desired
  • Receives bills and other financial documents, reviews, completes requests for checks and submits for approval to the Program Director. Files all copies as needed. Acts as the first-line contact with vendors, agencies, or others involved with the Ward
  • Attend the client’s interdisciplinary planning meetings
  • Pre-plan the client’s funeral
  • Make medical decisions for clients as the need arises and consult doctors and those who work closely with the client to make the best possible decision for the client
  • Provide education for community facilities and other professionals on guardianship as necessary
  • Participate in Guardianship hearings in Probate/County Court
  • Work with Adult Protective Services, DADS, County Courts, attorneys, etc. to assist in the legal process of guardianship
  • Prepare and submit annual reports of the court for the renewal of guardianship
  • Document all proceedings and maintain necessary records for court according to Florida law
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications:           

  • Graduate degree from an accredited School of Social Work or other Behavioral Mental Health program. A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or other Behavioral Mental Health program from an accredited university with at least 2 years’ experience in social work and special certification may be substituted
  • 3-5 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Experience with geriatric and special populations
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite (Word, Excel) and familiarity with ERM systems
  • A valid Florida driver’s license is required and must have a good driving record
  • Proof of automobile insurance
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, flexibility, and ability to function independently

 

MARKETING INTERN

Alpert Jewish Family Service (Alpert JFS) is looking for a Marketing Intern to provide administrative and creative support to our Marketing and Communications team. In this role, you should be well-organized with strong research skills and an eye for detail.

Essential responsibilities, not limited to:

  • Assist with the design of various marketing needs such as flyers, ads, newsletters, appeals
  • Assist with website management including but not limited to creating events and designing landing pages
  • Assist with social media content and creatives including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn
  • Assist with agency E-Newsletters and virtual events
  • Maintain Inventory of marketing collateral and promotional items
  • Follow-up with vendors and consultants via email or phone, as needed
  • Provide administrative and creative support to the Communications team as needed
  • Process check requests/vendor invoices
  • Develop image library and maintain file management
  • Conduct image/video search when requested
  • Assist with agency activity calendar maintenance
  • Conduct article/topic research when requested
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in College/University and looking for an internship for credits
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and time-management skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, social media platforms, and aptitude for learning new software
  • Knowledge of WordPress, Mailchimp, Publisher, Canva, Photoshop
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to pivot between various tasks, as necessary
  • Ability to prioritize tasks to meet various scheduling needs
  • Ability to communicate creative ideas
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment

 

GROUP HOME MANAGER

Levine Residential and Family Service is seeking a dynamic, and compassionate Group Home Manager to assume supervisory responsibility for the day-to-day operation of the group home and their residents, and works closely with the Director of Residential Services to oversee staff in their interactions with residents in all areas of daily living and provide skills instruction and behavioral support.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Track client goals and progress made and make sure that all daily charting by staff is kept up to date and done according to agency guidelines
  • Ensures resident’s rights are not in violation and maintains all copies for each incident report
  • Ensures that a residential home or facility of the agency reflects Jewish values and traditions
  • Supervise the Medication Coordinator to include but not limited to provide oversite of all medication-related issues, schedule medication training and validation of staff, and ensure accurate record-keeping
  • Direct house staff in supervising self-administration of medications according to agency guidelines
  • Attend APD meetings and is up to date with APD guidelines as it relates to Residential Habilitation
  • Report resident’s health and mental health treatment with guardians/families and their WSC (if applicable) timely
  • Review physician evaluations and inform supervisor and staff of client illness timely if applicable
  • Respond to email and phone calls from families and related parties timely
  • Oversee on-site monthly monitory from APD
  • Participate in APD, and other agency licensing visits as delegated by the manager
  • Report problems in daily paperwork and vehicle forms to manager timely
  • Provide teaching opportunities to staff to improve their interactions and care of residents
  • Complete employee counseling reports when necessary and work with HR to resolve employee issues/concerns
  • Inspect all emergency equipment and document emergency drills
  • Report any hazards to manager or facilities director as applicable
  • Attend LJRFS meetings and other agency staff meetings when applicable
  • Maintain appointment calendar to ensure proper coverage of residents in house and during appointments
  • Interview and recommend potential staff
  • Create staff schedule, process time-off requests, and fill open shifts
  • Provide coverage if no other staff is available
  • Answer mobile phone after hours except when out sick or on vacation
  • Keep homes stocked with food and supplies at all times
  • Participate in planning and attend annual resident trip
  • Responsible for maintaining transportation books within vehicles and maintaining D.O.T safety checks
  • Train new and existing staff on individual program goals and all required agency and licensing paperwork
  • Send copies of trainings to HR for employee file
  • Driving required
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications:     

  • Bachelors preferred
  • 2-3 years working with clients with special needs
  • Previous managerial experience preferred
  • Previous Case Management or similar experience in a residential setting helpful
  • Basic understanding of behavior modification techniques and mental health issues
  • A valid Florida driver’s license and good driving record
  • Proof of automobile insurance
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills
  • Good written verbal, and oral communication skills

 

JOB DEVELOPER/HR RECRUITER – PART TIME

Alpert Jewish Family Service (AJFS), an accredited non-profit organization is currently looking for a Job Developer/HR Recruiter to help make connections with employers to help connect our seeking employment. In addition, this position will also assist the HR department with job posting and sourcing candidates for internal positions.

As the Job Developer, responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Build strategic connections with employers, area businesses, and agencies to encourage their use of JCCS employment-related services including but not limited to job posting, participating in networking events, and training
  • Attend area networking and business events to build departmental and agency network of participating businesses
  • Market JVS business-related services such as HR Solutions Group and eCO as appropriate
  • Complete data entry of job information into a database and maintain database systems as necessary for job postings
  • Maintain updated contact information for partnering employers in the database
  • Use contacts and other resources to seek appropriate connections for job seekers for informational interviews, job openings, and mentoring
  • Utilize placement and job development techniques to develop employment opportunities consistent with participants’ interest and abilities
  • Maintain a database of community members willing to be available for mentorship and informational interviews
  • Provide complete, accurate, and inspiring information to candidates about the company and position
  • Schedule phone, video and in-person interviews for Recruiters and Hiring Managers

As the HR Recruiter, responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Assist with creating, updating, and posting job descriptions
  • Review resumes and credentials for skills, experience and knowledge in relation to position requirements
  • Manages the scheduling of interviews
  • Track recruiting activities and provide candidate status in a weekly report
  • Assist with the On-boarding process: New Hire Orientation, IT Requests, New Hire paperwork
  • Create, update and maintain metrics and hiring analytics – including Time to Fill goals, hiring ratios, market analysis, and data analysis to support recruitment return on investment
  • Ensure candidates complete applications,
  • Suggest creative means to attract top-quality talent

Qualifications:       

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field, or equivalent work experience, required.
  • At least five years of managing all phases of the recruitment and hiring process highly preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with good negotiation tactics
  • Ability to create and implement sourcing strategies for recruitment for a variety of roles
  • Proactive and independent with the ability to take initiative
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Familiarity with laws, regulations, and best practices applicable to hiring and recruitment

 

DIRECT CARE STAFF

Levine Jewish Residential & Family Service (LJRFS) is currently looking for dependable Direct Care staff to work in our Group Homes (West Palm/Royal Palm) supporting adults with special needs.

Assist with grooming, personal hygiene, socialization, meal preparation, and other activities of daily living. The position also includes transportation to and from doctor appointments and activities.

One-year experience, valid Florida Driver’s License/good driving record, high school diploma or GED required. Able to pass DOT physical and full background check. Flexible to work days, nights (may include some overnights), weekends, and holidays.

 

PSYCHIATRIST – Part-Time

Alpert Jewish Family Service is seeking a Part-Time Psychiatrist, interested in making a positive contribution to their local community, to join our busy, interdisciplinary, community based mental health team with locations in West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, and Palm Beach Gardens. If you are interested in the flexibility to create your own schedule, work with an expert team, and be a part of a true community practice, please submit your resume or call 561-238-0261.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Protected Veterans

Drug-Free Workplace