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Jewish Family Services
Attn: Human Resources
1300 N. Jackson Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Email: info@jfsmilw.org or Fax: 414-225-1340

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Jewish Family Services is offering an opportunity for a full time Care Coordinator to work in the JFS Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) program. The Care Coordinator is responsible for service planning and delivery of recovery services to CCS consumers by developing individualized recovery plans, assessing consumer’s needs, authorizing services and developing goals that will allow CCS consumers to realize their desired outcomes. As a member of the CCS team, the Care Coordinator works to utilize professional, community and natural supports in assisting consumers diagnosed with mental illness and/or substance abuse disorders to achieve their highest level of independent functioning.

 

  • Qualified candidates must possess a four-year bachelor’s degree in a Human Services field (e.g. Social Welfare, Psychology, etc.) and have at least 1 year of paid, formal (non-family setting) experience working with adults in a case management or related social service experience. Experience in behavioral health, mental health and/or addiction is preferred. Working knowledge of and/or experience in various case management systems (TCM, CSP, Wraparound Milwaukee, My Choice Family Care, etc.) is also preferred, but not required.
  • Additionally qualified candidates will have excellent interpersonal, organizational, critical thinking, problem solving, creative and independent thinking skills; have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to work independently. Excellent customer service skills and the ability to make accurate assessments, interact effectively with consumers, agency staff and other community professionals within a team concept are required. Candidates must be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize based on severity of need, be familiar with Electronic Health Record (EHR) management systems and have a working knowledge of standard Microsoft Office applications and service provider documentation systems. Candidates must have the ability to respect and maintain privacy and dignity of consumers and assure consumer confidentiality at all times. Candidates must have knowledge, understanding and/or willingness to learn Jewish culture and traditions and those of persons served. A valid driver’s license with a good driving record AND access to a car with insurance is required. Successful completion of a criminal background check with the Wisconsin Bureau of Justice, Crime Information Bureau is also required.

Jewish Family Services (JFS) is offering an opportunity for a part time Jewish Community Case Manager to provide supportive case management services for members of the Milwaukee Jewish Community in a culturally informed and competent manner. This position identifies, provides and coordinates services for individuals and families and provides information and referral to community resources utilizing a case management brokerage model approach.

 

  • Qualified candidates must possess a four-year bachelor’s degree in Social Welfare, Psychology, Community Mental Health, Counseling or related field and have a minimum of three (3) years of experience providing case management services. Additionally, qualified candidates must be knowledgeable in Jewish faith, culture and traditions; values, observances, etc., and the varied practices of Judaism. Lastly qualified candidates must also have a minimum of three (3) years of experience working in, serving, advocating for and supporting the Jewish Community.
  • In addition, qualified candidates will have a demonstrated knowledge, ability and desire to work with all persons, including persons with physical and cognitive disabilities, developmental/intellectual disabilities, mental illness and impairments related to aging; and be familiar with Brokerage/Generalist Case Management practice philosophy.  Excellent interpersonal, organizational, critical thinking, problem solving, creative and independent thinking skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to work independently are required. Excellent customer service skills and the ability to make accurate assessments, interact effectively with clients, agency staff and other community professionals within a team concept are required. Candidates must be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize based on adjudged acuity need, be familiar with Electronic Health Record (EHR) management systems and have a working knowledge of standard Microsoft Office applications.  Candidates must have the ability to respect and maintain privacy and dignity of clients and assure client confidentiality at all times. A valid driver’s license with a good driving record AND access to a car with insurance is required. Successful completion of a criminal background check with the Wisconsin Bureau of Justice, Crime Information Bureau is also required.
  • Offering a $2,500 Sign-on Bonus!
  • Jewish Family Services is offering an opportunity for two full-time Registered Nurses to work in the JFS My Choice Family Care Program. These positions are responsible for providing assessments and ongoing services to elderly individuals and/or individuals with physical and/or developmental disabilities in their homes.
  •  Qualified candidates will have a Registered Nursing degree from an accredited Nursing Program (a Bachelor’s degree (BSN) is preferred) with a current license to practice in the state of Wisconsin and have a minimum of 1-year previous experience working with a specific Family Care Target population (e.g. Developmentally Disabled adults, Physically Disabled adults or Geriatric individuals) in community care management or related community experience. Prior experience must be from paid nursing positions.
  •  Candidates must have a working knowledge of standard Microsoft Office applications and the ability to perform Internet searches. Candidates must have the ability to effectively communicate verbally and through written mediums with external entities. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently is required. Candidates must have the ability to respect and maintain privacy and dignity of members and assure member confidentiality at all times. Ability to collaborate and work effectively with clients, volunteers, agency staff and others is required. Knowledge, understanding and/or willingness to learn Jewish culture and traditions are necessary. A valid driver’s license with a good driving record AND access to a car with insurance is required. Successful completion of a criminal background check with the Wisconsin Bureau of Justice, Crime Information Bureau is also required.

Jewish Family Services (JFS) is offering a full time opportunity for a Masters level, licensed mental health professional who has experience in treating survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse. This mental health professional will provide critical mental health services to adult survivors, through a unique partnership with Sojourner Family Peace Center and Jewish Family Services. This position will be responsible for providing comprehensive mental health services and activities that support and enhance the behavioral and emotional health of clients, prospective clients, and members of the community.

 

Qualified candidates must:

  • hold a valid Wisconsin license from one of the following WI Examining Boards: Social Work (preferred), Marriage and Family Therapy, or Professional Counseling (LCSW, LMFT, LPC) and be in good standing with the Licensing Board,
  • have 3 (three) years of experience working with survivors of sexual abuse and domestic violence,
  • have trauma-informed training,
  • be third-party billing eligible,
  • have a working knowledge of the dynamics of family, domestic and sexual violence, as well as a willingness to work with individuals and/or families experiencing these issues,
  • demonstrate an understanding of familial issues related to separation and divorce,
  • possess knowledge of DSM V diagnosis and trauma sensitive treatment modalities, with an understanding of a variety of theoretical approaches, psychodynamics, group process, and client advocacy,
  • be able to work independently, organize workload and maintain required level of productivity as determined by supervisor,
  • have evening availability.

 

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Fluency in Spanish.
  • Currently credentialed on insurance panels.
  • Experience with an Electronic Health Record system.

 

Interested candidates must have the ability to respect and maintain privacy and dignity of agency clients and assure client confidentiality at all times, be able to collaborate and work effectively with clients, volunteers, agency staff and others and must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications. Knowledge, understanding and/or willingness to learn Jewish culture and traditions is necessary. Qualified candidates must also successfully pass a criminal background check with the Wisconsin Department of Justice and a caregiver background check with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the Department of Children and Families and the Department Safety and Professional Services; have a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle with insurance.

Provides comprehensive mental health and social service activities that support and enhance the mental and emotional wellbeing of clients, prospective clients and members of the community; reports to the Director of Clinical Services.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides counseling and psychotherapy service, including intake assessments and diagnostic evaluation, to clients in a shelter-based location.
  • Provides on-going supportive counseling to established clients post-shelter in an secure clinical office setting to ensure stability and achievement of safety-based and healing objectives, as desired by clients.
  • Possesses knowledge of DSM V diagnosis and trauma sensitive treatment modalities with an understanding of a variety of theoretical approaches, group process, and client advocacy.
  • Possesses knowledge of the dynamics of family, domestic violence and sexual violence, as well as a willingness and desire to work with individuals experiencing these issues.
  • Must possess strong Trauma Informed knowledge and skills, including the ability to coach staff and volunteers in a shelter-based setting from a trauma-informed framework.
  •  Provides trauma-informed crisis management and referral while in shelter-based location, as needed.
  • Assists clients by providing addition information and referrals to community resources, as needed.
  • Records and maintains essential client records and statistical data in compliance with agency and State regulations and within required time frame.
  • Collaborates and confers with agency personnel, volunteers, and professionals of other agencies.
  • In collaboration with JFS, shelter advocates and SFPC co-located partners, develops and implements.
  • Support Groups for clients living in shelter based on clients self-determined needs.
  • Confers with supervisor on regular basis and participates actively in supervisory process and in peer review process as a team member.
  • Ability to work independently, organize workload and maintain required level of productivity as determined by supervisor as appropriate for program area.
  •  Maintains client confidentiality at all times.
  • Accepts other duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.
  • Participates in professional growth and in-service opportunities; attends seminars that expand professional knowledge; and shares information with colleagues.
  • Markets self and represents JFS in the Jewish community and community at large.
  • Responsible for maintaining active licensure in good standing pursuant to Wisconsin Administrative Code and WI Chapter DHS 35. This includes ensuring against any lapse in licensure, timely completion of necessary continuing education hours as required by the licensee’s examining board, and ongoing compliance with Wisconsin caregiver background checks and misconduct reporting requirements.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Required: Hold a valid Wisconsin License from the Wisconsin Social Work Examining Board [preferred], Wisconsin Marriage and Family Therapy, or Professional Counseling (LCSW, LMFT, LPC). Licensee must be in good standing with the Licensing Board.
  • Candidate is further required to have 3 years of experience, as well as trauma- informed training and experience working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual violence.
  • Candidates must successfully pass a criminal background check with the Wisconsin Department of Justice and a caregiver background check with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the Department of Children and Families and the Department Safety and Professional Services.
  • Third-party billing eligibility is also required.
  • Strong public speaking and writing skills. Comfortable promoting the programs and services of the Clinic and agency.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle with insurance.
  • Knowledge, understanding, and willingness to learn Jewish culture and traditions as necessary.

Strongly Preferred:

  • Experience with an Electronic Health Record system
  • Bilingual-Spanish
  • Evening availability

 

PROPOSED HOURS (Subject to change):

  • Full Time (37.5 hours per week) – Exempt
  • .50 FTE in Shelter | .50 FTE in Clinical Setting

Provides advocacy and support for both Jewish and non-Jewish individuals who have been victims of crimes, such as interpersonal violence, childhood sexual abuse, and hate crimes. The Community-based advocate will also develop and sustain collaborations with other community agencies to develop culturally sensitive services and promote access to Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funded services.

 

VICTIM SERVICES DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide crisis response via phone and in-person meetings in the community and in the office.
  • Provide accompaniment to medical and legal appointments.
  • Develops and implements strategies to raise awareness and to educate communities, including the.
  • Jewish communities, about services that are VOCA funded activities.
  • Responds to requests for assistance from both Jewish and non-Jewish survivors of violence including providing telephone and in-person crisis intervention; accompanying victims to hospitals, domestic violence and sexual assault agencies and court; and serving as a liaison with law enforcement and other service providers.
  • Develops strategies to engage law enforcement jurisdictions to refer crime victims for services.
  • Develops and sustains community-based collaborations that facilitate recognition of issues of interpersonal and sexual violence in Jewish communities and also incidents/patterns of hate crimes against Jews in the State of Wisconsin.
  • Develops and maintains contact with systems-based agencies and governmental units that provide services to victims of violence and refer individuals to VOCA funded projects.
  • Facilitate presentations to the public, including professionals and community members.
  • Research, compile and distribute information on resources for victims of crime, including culturally-specific resources for Jewish victims of crime State-wide.
  • Assist with training of direct service volunteers/interns as needed.
  • Collect and prepare monthly statistical reports for grant reporting.

 

GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the dynamics of violence, including family, interpersonal and sexual violence, as well as a willingness to work with individuals and/or families experiencing these issues.
  • Must possess strong Trauma Informed knowledge and skills and ability to communicate to internal and external partners about the impact of trauma exposure on victims of crime
  • Collaborates and confers with agency personnel, volunteers, and professionals of other agencies.
  • Confers with supervisor on regular basis and participates actively in supervisory process and in peer review process as a team member.
  • Ability to work independently, including at off site location(s), organize workload and maintain required level of productivity as determined by supervisor.
  • Maintains victim-advocate privilege and client confidentiality at all times.
  • Accepts other duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.
  • Participates in professional growth and in-service opportunities; attends seminars that expand professional knowledge; and shares information with colleagues.
  • Markets self and represents JFS in the Jewish community and community at large.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice, or related field.

Master’s Degree preferred.

  • Candidate must have 2 years of experience, as well as trauma- informed training and experience working with survivors of violence.
  • Candidates must successfully pass a criminal background check with the Wisconsin Department of Justice and a caregiver background check with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the Department of Children and Families and the Department Safety and Professional Services.
  • Candidate must have knowledge, understanding, and/or willingness to learn Jewish culture and traditions.
  • Strong public speaking and writing skills. Comfortable promoting the programs and services available to victims of crime.
  • Prior experience in an advocacy role for victims of crime highly desired.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle with insurance.

Strongly Preferred:

  • Occasional evening and weekend availability
  • Prior experience as a victim advocate
  • Bilingual

 

PROPOSED HOURS (Subject to change):

  • Full Time (37.5 hours per week)

Provides counseling and advocacy services to individuals who have been victims of crimes, such as interpersonal violence, childhood sexual abuse, and hate crimes. The intern also assists with outreach into various segments of the community, including the Jewish community, to ensure that individuals, groups, service providers and businesses are aware of services and know how to contact JFS for VOCA funded services, including advocacy and mental health services.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Possesses knowledge of the dynamics of violence, including family, interpersonal and sexual violence, as well as a willingness to work with individuals and/or families experiencing these issues.
  • Must possess Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) knowledge and skills or be enrolled in TIC Certification courses.
  • Assists clients by providing information and referrals to resources as needed.
  • Provides on-site counseling services under supervision of Licensed Mental Health Clinician.
  • Records and maintains essential client records and statistical data in compliance with agency policies within required time frame.
  • Collaborates and confers with agency personnel, volunteers, and professionals of other agencies.
  • Confers with clinical field supervisor on regular basis and participates actively in supervisory process and in Clinical Group Consultation as a member of a team of interns and Licensed Clinicians.
  • Ability to work independently, including at off site location(s), organize workload and maintain a schedule.
  • Maintains client confidentiality at all times.
  • Accepts other duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • Enrollment in a Master’s Degree program in Social Work, Psychology, or Community Counseling with a concentration on community mental health.
  • Candidates must successfully pass a criminal background check with the Wisconsin Department of Justice and a caregiver background check with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the Department of Children and Families and the Department Safety and Professional Services.
  • If using a vehicle during placement, must have a valid driver’s license and current insurance.

Strongly Preferred:

  • Ideal candidates will have completed trauma- informed training courses and have prior experience working with survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual assault.
  • Strong public speaking and writing skills. Comfortable providing support to people in crisis.
  • Ability to manage numerous tasks at once, ability to work as part of a team, and ability to work effectively in a changing environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to inspire trust and respect among colleagues and external partners.
  • Knowledge, understanding, and/or willingness to learn about cultures different from one’s own, including Jewish culture and traditions as necessary.

 

PROPOSED HOURS (Subject to change):

  • 16 hours per week, or as determined by Master’s program.

The Clinic Services Coordinator (“CSC”) is responsible for providing prospective clients requesting services with a comprehensive and professional intake experience by assessing the client’s presenting problem and, if appropriate, guiding them to the most appropriate staff or program. The CSC will also provide information and referral for resources to meet the needs of appropriate clients. This position works in tandem with the Accounting and Clinical Departments, and Front Desk staff. This position reports to the Accounting Director (Credentialing) and Director of Clinical Services (Intake).

 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

General Intake:

  • Answer calls in a professional manner and provide a positive intake experience for clients.
  • Determine need(s) and assign to the relevant staff or program.
  • Determine ability to serve and make appropriate referrals, as appropriate.
  • If the call is for mental health services, gather the necessary information and follow procedures for Clinical Intake.

Clinical Intake:

  • Gather information necessary to determine assignment of clinician based on presenting problem and insurance eligibility; enter information into Procentive and schedule intake appointment.
  • Verify insurance eligibility (and sliding fee scale eligibility, if appropriate) and refer to Medical Billing.

Specialist to obtain authorizations:

  • Prepare monthly reports and distribute to appropriate staff.

J-Help Program:

  • Manage requests for financial assistance and determine eligibility:
    • Assess caller’s financial need following set policies.
    • Identify the specific need of the request.
    • Verify the income and expenses and maintain record of verification documents.
  • Complete appropriate paperwork for requests.
  • Monitor and ensure the levels of assistance awarded are within the established guidelines per calendar year.
  • Prepare quarterly reports for President/CEO.

Credentialing:

Ensure all licensed clinical staff are properly credentialed.

Respond to all credentialing and demographic information requests in a timely manner.

Maintain and update CAQH profiles for every licensed staff.

Maintain a current roster of insurance companies with approved licensed staff including revalidation/re-credentialing dates to ensure timely compliance.

Ensure that each licensed staff is on the correct insurance panel based on their licensure.

Records Management:

  • Respond to and manage requests for medical records and ensure required releases are obtained. Send requests to Front Desk staff to process and send in compliance with HIPAA regulations and agency policies and procedures.

Other:

  • Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of an Associate’s Degree in Human Services (or related field) and 2-4 years of experience working in a clinic setting and/or with individuals with mental health disabilities; or a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services (or related field), preferred, and 1-2 years of experience working in a clinic setting and/or with individuals with mental health disabilities.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office application suite with demonstrated skill in Excel and Word, required.
  • Previous experience with Electronic Health Records preferred. Previous experience with Procentive helpful.
  • Other desired qualities include: highly organized, attention to detail, flexible, self-directed, ability to prioritize work, ability to support a large staff and excellent communication, written and oral, and exceptional interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with clients, consultants, department/agency staff and other team members.
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check with the Wisconsin Department of Justice and a caregiver background check with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the Department of Children and Families and the Department Safety and Professional Services.
  • Knowledge, understanding and/or willingness to learn Jewish culture and traditions necessary.

 

HOURS:

  • Monday – Friday; 37.5 hours per week.

The VOCA Program Manager provides oversight and direction of all JFS VOCA-related services provided to individuals who have been victims of crime. The Program Manager also conducts community outreach and education on mental health issues, domestic violence, sexual assault, hate crimes and other violent crimes. They will also develop and sustain collaborations with other community agencies to develop culturally competent mental health services and promote access to Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funded activities.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for supervision and oversight of VOCA-funded program staff and functions, including: staff and functions, including: Licensed Mental Health Clinicians, Community-based advocate, Child therapist, Intake, Receptionist, etc.
  • Recruits, trains and coordinates qualified program volunteers/interns.
  • Develop a range of mental health services based on the expressed needs of victims of crime in Milwaukee.
  • Collaborates with other agencies and clinics to promote VOCA funded activities.
  • Supervises other service providers and program interns.
  • Develops and implements strategies to raise awareness and to educate Milwaukee communities about services provided by the VOCA funded project.
  • Responds to requests for assistance from survivors of violence including providing telephone and in-person crisis intervention; accompanying victims to hospitals, domestic violence and sexual assault agencies and court; and serving as a liaison with law enforcement and other service providers.
  • Develops strategies to engage law enforcement jurisdictions to refer crime victims for services.
  • Develops and sustains community collaborations that facilitate recognition of mental health needs of victims of crime, with organizations, agencies and governmental units that provide services to victims of violence and refer individuals to VOCA funded projects.
  • Manages program grants through successful implementation of programs, program evaluation, grant reporting and billing.
  • Submits VOCA Narrative reports and Annual Reports timely and accurately.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Community Counseling, or related degree, with Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)/Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) credential issued by the State of Wisconsin preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working in and managing a mental health clinic, other clinical service, and/or in administration of a social services agency, required.
  • Two year’s experience in program design and implementation.
  • Experience in grant management and reporting.
  • Excellent oral, writing and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrate ability for critical thinking, problem solving and strategic management.
  • Demonstrated success managing volunteers.
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in intimate partner violence education is highly desirable.
  • Experience in conflict management.
  • Possess a collaborative and inclusive leadership style.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to inspire trust and respect among colleagues and external partners.
  • Knowledge, understanding and/or willingness to learn Jewish culture and traditions.

 

HOURS:

  • 24 hours per week.