Child and Adolescent Therapist—Center for Children and Youth
From fires to the pandemic, adoption to end-of-life care, and everything in between, Jewish Family and Children’s Services is a community resource to meet the many challenges individuals and families face. With over 40 programs and services supporting home care for seniors, therapy for children, youth volunteer programs, services for people with disabilities, and so much more.
Founded in 1850, Jewish Family and Children’s Services (JFCS) is one of the oldest and largest human service agencies in the United States. We are guided by the Jewish traditions of advancing human dignity for everyone, community responsibility, inter-generational ties, and repairing the world.
OUR CAREER OPPORTUNITY
JOB TITLE: Child and Adolescent Therapist
REPORTS TO: Director, Center for Children and Youth
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part-time, without benefits
JOB LOCATION: Palo Alto, CA
Join our team of passionate and dedicated professionals and gain experience. The ideal candidate is highly responsible, organized, and has the aptitude for working well with people and will play a key role in making JFCS a great place for everybody to work by bringing a positive outlook, people skills, and organization skills to the table.
WHAT YOU’LL DO:
- Conducts child/family evaluations and formulates goals and treatment plans in keeping with JFCS standards
- Provides clinical consultation services to children, adolescents, and their families
- Provides parent guidance, and consultation to schools consistent with the treatment plan
- Facilitates support groups and educational programs for parents and children
- Provides time-limited treatment to assigned children and families, in accordance with Agency standards for problem-focused performance
- Completes administrative duties necessary to carry out clinical responsibilities in a timely fashion
- Participates in scheduled clinical supervision and staff meetings
- Meets fee and service goals established in the annual work plan
- Licensed mental health professional (ASW, LCSW, AMFT, LMFT, PsyD)
- Three plus (3+) years of postgraduate experience
- Bilingual Hebrew-English speaker with knowledge of and sensitivity to Israeli culture
- Demonstrate ability to relate effectively with parents, individually and in groups
- Understanding of the growth and development of children and the ability to interpret that information in a supportive and professional manner to parents, caregivers, and to other professionals
- Advanced degree in child development-related field
- Licensed or license eligible in California to practice psychotherapy as part of the job responsibilities
- Previous experience providing parent consultation and support and teaching parent-focused workshops
- Experience in using MS Office applications and general computer skills
- Ability to function independently and cooperatively as part of a team
- Desire to work in a multi-discipline social service setting
- Must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination by the date of hire to be considered
Excited to Apply?
To be considered for this position, you must meet the requirements and competencies listed above. Application materials will be reviewed as they are received, and well-qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.
Equal Opportunity Employer
JFCS is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans, and disabled individuals. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees so classified.