Career and Employment Specialist


For nearly 175 years, Jewish Family and Children’s Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties has served the Bay Area’s children, families, and older adults. As the problem-solving center for our community, JFCS is the oldest and largest family services institution in the United States, serving more than 120,000 people annually who are facing life transitions and personal crises. JFCS has earned a national reputation as a leader in developing research-based social services and educational programs that strengthen individuals, families, and community.


Under the supervision of the Director of Disability Services, the Career and Employment Specialist supports the work of the Shupin Community by striving to help each person develop life and career skills by gaining employment opportunities, internships, and continued employment for residents of the Shupin Community. The Career and Employment Specialist understands and assists in meeting the mission and service goals of Jewish Family and Children’s Services and works within the limitations of the Agency’s resources and performs all duties in compliance with agency standards.


  • Pay Range: $30 to $38 per hour (depending on experience)
  • Employment Type: Non-exempt, full-time with benefits
  • Employer 403(b) retirement match plus additional employer contribution (subject to eligibility)
  • Cafeteria plan with medical, dental, vision, FSA, Employer-paid life, and disability insurance
  • 16 holidays (10 federal and up to 6 Jewish holidays), annually
  • 3 weeks of vacation and 2 weeks of sick leave, annually


  • Assists Shupin Community residents gain employment skills and understands what it takes to support the Shupin Community residents to secure employment and retain employment.
  • Develops job opportunities and internships for Shupin Community residents. Establishes and maintains relationships with local employers, business organizations, and community groups to develop job leads for residents with disabilities.
  • Researches and maintains current job listings and develops resources for residents to identify current job openings related to their identified career goals.
  • Plans marketing and outreach services to promote employer awareness of potential qualified employees with disabilities.
  • Visits local employers to evaluate job content, working environment, and the ability of the employer to meet job accommodations and solutions to employment barriers.
  • Conducts workshops on job search techniques including interviewing strategies, resume preparation, cover letter development and dress and personal grooming. a. Discusses strategies and procedures for disability disclosure during the hiring process with residents and advises residents on how to request disability accommodations in the workplace.
  • Supports residents throughout job search and interview process, including help filling out applications, attending interviews, contacting employers, visiting job sites, and provides follow-up support to individuals once placed in a job.
  • Develops collaborative working relationships with community partners such as regional centers, the Department of Rehabilitation, and other local disability organizations.
  • Maintains communication with clients with disabilities, client families, and JFCS colleagues regarding the program. Must be able to exchange accurate information in varying situations.


  • Bachelor’s degree in human services or business administration related field required.
  • At least one (1) year experience working with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities required.
  • Highly skilled and previous experience in leadership or coaching, conflict resolution, time management, cooperation/teamwork, and developing professional relationships highly preferred.
  • Experience supporting individuals with disabilities in vocational settings preferred.
  • Knowledge of Bay Area employment opportunities/networks preferred.
  • Must have experience using MS Office applications and general computer skills.
  • Outstanding writing and oral communication skills, including leading workshops and presentation skills is required.
  • Must have a reliable mode of transportation to be able to travel within the SF community for networking, job placement and community activities.
  • Knowledge of Jewish community, holidays and cultural activities is not required but is helpful when coordinating or participating in activities with the Jewish Community

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.




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. JFCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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.