Group Leader


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 the Israeli Department with oversight by the Clinical Services Director and/or the Associate Director, CCY, the Group Leader plays a vital role, as a member of the interdisciplinary team at JFCS. Within the scope of our services, the group leader will provide group and workshop opportunities for children ages 4-18 and their families by leading social skills/support groups for various age groups of children where a need is identified. The Group Leader understands and assists in meeting budget and services goals, understands the mission and objectives of JFCS and works within the limitations of the Agency’s resources, and performs all duties in compliance with agency standards.


  • Pay Range: $45 – $50/hour
  • Employment Type: Part-time, without benefits
  • Be part of a financially stable nonprofit with a long and rich history
  • Be part of a large multi-faceted organization serving 120,000 people with over 40 programs


  • Facilitates Social Skills groups
  • Meet with parents and child for intake and assessments purposes
  • Meet with parents for a summary session and create workplan for the child
  • Facilitates support groups, workshops, and educational programs for parents and children based on the community needs
  • Completes administrative duties necessary to carry out responsibilities in a timely fashion
  • Participates in scheduled staff meetings
  • Meets fee and service goals established in the annual work plan
  • Participates in JFCS and departmental meetings and trainings and represents the department in a professional demeanor
  • Maintains client privacy and confidentiality
  • Fosters a spirit of teamwork and unity among JFCS staff that allows for cultivating ideas, expeditious resolution of conflict, and the appreciation of diversity as well as cohesiveness, supportiveness, and working together to enable each employee and the department to succeed
  • Complies with the Jewish Family and Children’s Services Policy and Procedures Manual, as well as agency health and safety standards for clients, employees, and the facility
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Children’s Clinical Services


  • Licensed mental health professional (MSW, ASW, LCSW, AMFT, LMFT, PsyD)
  • 3+ years of postgraduate experience
  • Special knowledge in kids and adolescent mental health and experience working with adolescents
  • Knowledge of best practices in working with kids and adolescents in a group setting
  • Experience running workshops and groups for kids and their parents
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience working within an interdisciplinary team setting and commitment to working as a team player
  • Desire to work in a social service setting required
  • Commitment to and enthusiasm for the mission, goals, and objectives of the Agency
  • Superior organizational/project management skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and complete projects with a minimum amount of direct supervision
  • Experience in using MS Office applications and general computer skills
  • Speaks fluent Hebrew and understands the Israeli culture

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.