Child and Adolescent Therapist

The Child and Adolescent Therapist plays a vital role as a member of the clinical interdisciplinary team at JFCS. Within the scope of children’s clinical services, the therapist will provide therapeutic interventions working with children ages 4-18 and their families as well as lead social skills/support groups for various age groups of children where a need is identified.

Who Are We?

Jewish Family and Children’s Services (JFCS) is a lifeline for children, families, and older adults facing personal crises and challenges. As one of the Bay Area’s largest and most trusted nonprofit human service agencies, we help people of all faiths and backgrounds through our comprehensive system of care. Families turn to JFCS for everything from home care for seniors, to therapy for children, youth volunteer programs, services for people with disabilities, and so much more.

Who Are You?

  • Have a license (LCSW, LMFT, LPCC, Psy.D or Ph.D.) as a mental health professional
  • Have 3+ years of direct clinical experience
  • Have knowledge of best practices in child and adolescent mental health and experience working with children and adolescents
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Have experience in working within an interdisciplinary team setting and commitment to working as a team player
  • Have a desire to work in a social service setting
  • Have commitment to and enthusiasm for the mission, goals, and objectives of the Agency
  • Have superior organizational/project management skills
  • Have the ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and complete projects with a minimum amount of direct supervision
  • Can work onsite at JFCS’s Palo Alto office
  • Have the COVID-19 Vaccination card by date of hire (JFCS will provide reasonable accommodations to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated for COVID-19 consistent with federal, state, and local law)

What Will You Do?

  • Conduct child/family intake assessments and formulate goals and treatment plans in keeping with JFCS standards.
  • Provide therapy and clinical consultation services to children, adolescents, and their families
  • Provide parent guidance and consultation to schools consistent with the treatment plan
  • Facilitate support groups and educational programs for parents and children
  • Provide time-limited treatment to assigned children and families, in accordance with Agency standards for problem-focused therapy
  • Complete administrative duties necessary to carry out clinical responsibilities in a timely fashion
  • Participate in scheduled clinical supervision and staff meetings

Why Work at JFCS?

  • Be part of an organization that helps over 120,000 people each year
  • Financially stable nonprofit with a long and rich history
  • Great perks and benefits including competitive compensation; medical, dental, vision, and other benefits; 403(b) retirement contribution (subject to eligibility requirements); Jewish holidays off and more.

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.