The Jewish Board Social Worker in United States
Social WorkerinManhattanatThe Jewish Board
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Partners in Caring (PIC) places mental health professionals on-site in Jewish communal institutions, primarily synagogues, to help these institutions respond to the needs of people with problems that go beyond the ordinary “bumps in the road.” We help individuals, families and groups in Northeast and Central Queens, Riverdale, Manhattan and Brownstone Brooklyn with such problems as family conflict, mental illness, job loss, single parenting, suicidal risk, addictions. We provide short-term direct service and referral to all JBFCS services and to other community service providers. We also reach out to community leaders and 'gatekeepers' in order to raise awareness of problems, generate referrals for service, jointly plan relevant community education programs, and provide training to professionals and volunteers.
Provision of crisis intervention and brief counseling services
Provision of case consultation and training to professional and lay leadership
Meetings with professional and lay leadership of partners for program development
Referral to and coordination of services with other Jewish Community Services staff
Development of community contacts & relationships with potential partners and service recipients
Promotion of JCS services, such as bereavement groups, JACS (substance abuse recovery services), services of people with life-threatening illness
Job RequirementsKey requirement is that the candidate have a combination of clinical social work skills & experience, and skills & experience in working in Jewish communal settings, such as synagogues. Strong inter-personal, organizational, leadership and communication skills. Must demonstrate initiative, creativity, flexibility, and basic computer skills. An appreciation of a mental health and social service environment and a commitment to providing high-quality community-based services. Ability to work flexible hours; some evening and weekend hours required. Master’s Degree in human service plus at least three years of experience required.