Medical Social Worker – L’Chaim


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 Adult Day Health Care Program Director, the full time Medical Social Worker’s responsibilities include facilitation and oversight of assessments, care plans, direct services to clients, and charting responsibilities for the Russian Adult Day Health Care program. The Medical Social Worker understands the Agency’s mission, goals and objectives, and works within the Agency’s resources.


  • Pay Range: $65,000 – $75,000
  • Employment Type: Full-time, exempt position 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


  • Facilitates initial evaluation and 6-month assessments and quarterly reports for clients attending the center
  • Formulates the social service component of the Individual Plan of Care and Treatment Authorization Requests for assigned participants in compliance with ADHC standards for establishing medical necessity and providing appropriate care
  • Ensures that social service care plans are coordinated with nursing, physical therapy, and occupational therapy care plans, and fully address the social service needs of clients within the scope of work of a licensed Adult Day Health Care
  • Provides case management to participants as recommended in their treatment plans, or as needed
  • Discharges participants if they are inappropriate for ADHC services; assists caregiver with discharge plan
  • Performs other documentation duties including charting in progress notes
  • The Medical Social Worker will work the hours necessary to meet the needs of the participants based upon their plans of care and to meet the requirements specified in Title 22, California Code of Regulations, Sections 54329 &78339
  • Provides appropriate information and referral for community members and for all ADHC participants when needed
  • Provides referral for persons not appropriate for adult day health care program
  • Reports suspected verbal, physical, fiduciary, and/or sexual abuse to appropriate monitoring agencies
  • Maintains case records, performs case follow-ups, and closings, and performs other administrative tasks as assigned in compliance with Agency standards, including JFCS’s Policy and Procedures Manual


  • Russian speaking is required.
  • Master’s degree from an accredited school of social work; license-eligible, preferred
  • Demonstrated expertise (minimum of two years experience) in clinical casework with the elderly Russian-speaking Émigré population
  • Knowledgeable about the physical, emotional, and social needs of older adults
  • Proven experience assessing the social service needs of frail elderly and developing care plans to address needs in a manner that enables measurement of outcomes
  • Proven ability to document care plans, interventions, and outcomes in an effective manner that meets professional standards for documentation of social services
  • Proven ability to provide effective case management services to frail elders
  • Experience providing services in an Adult Day Health Care or comparable environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in Russian and English required
  • Ability to communicate appropriately and effectively with participants, professional staff, families, and caregivers
  • Ability to effectively utilize Microsoft Office Suite software including Outlook
  • Physically capable of performing the required duties and of assisting frail older adults and disabled adults, as necessary

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.