Adult Services Coordinator – Clinician, Palo Alto

Jewish Family and Children’s Services has been providing the Bay Area with a wide array of services and programs tailored for all age groups in the Bay Area since 1850. We are a fast-growing, innovative organization offering employees a warm environment with ample opportunities for continuing professional growth in addition to competitive compensation.

JFCS is looking for an experienced clinician and case manager to join the staff of our Palo Alto office.  Under the supervision of the Associate Executive Director, the Adult Services Coordinator provides clinical services to adult clients and case management and financial assistance services to adults.  He/she understands the mission and objectives of Jewish Family & Children’s Services and works within the limitations of the Agency’s resources and performs all duties in compliance with agency standards.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provides assessment services to adults with physical and mental disabilities, including office and home visits in order to gain a holistic perspective on the client’s problems in order to develop short and long term plans to improve their overall level of functioning , as appropriate.
  • Assess financial and social service needs of clients; assist clients to identify and utilize appropriate governmental programs and other community resources, in order to achieve self-sufficiency. Develops goal-oriented case plans with clients, charting intervention strategies and outcomes. Tracks and monitors financial assistance awards to clients, utilizing applicable case recording forms. Complies with financial assistance guidelines and all other JFCS policies.
  • Conducts individual and/or couple assessment evaluations and formulates clinical diagnosis and treatment plans based upon best practices and Agency requirements. Ensures that treatment goals are respectful of client self-determination, specific and measureable and directly related to the assessment and diagnosis, when applicable.
  • Based upon the treatment plan, provides time-limited, problem-solving individual and couple therapy in order to achieve agreed-upon goals. Ensures that clinical risks are appropriately managed by the clinical team, and that high risk cases are brought to the attention of the Associate Executive Director.
  • Provides intake coverage for Peninsula Adult Services, representing services accurately, and providing immediate or same day response to requests for service. Sets fee for services to be provided in accordance with Agency protocols and determines payment method. Stays up-to-date with relevant services available in the community for referral as needed and appropriate
  • Meets individual service and fee objectives and productivity performance standards as specified in the Agency work plan, the annual budget, and as directed by the department chairperson.
  • Some evening hours may be required.

Qualifications:

  • LCSW or MFT license required, and a minimum of three to five (3 – 5) years experience providing clinical case management services to adults with mental health disabilities, and providing counseling services to adult individuals.
  • Proven clinical knowledge and skill in providing treatment to a diverse client population of adults in all age groups, with an emphasis on treatment for anxiety and depression.
  • Knowledge and experience providing clinical case management / counseling services within the context of a social services agency preferred. Proven ability to set limits and to make sound treatment plans.
  • Knowledge of public benefits and Jewish and general community resources for people with disabilities.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Dedication to working in a social service setting.

Please submit a comprehensive resume and cover letter to: NancyM@jfcs.org, and use “Adult Services Coordinator Peninsula Region” as your Subject Line.

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