About Us

The Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services (“JBFCS”) began over a century ago as a network of volunteers bringing food and clothing to poor Jewish families. Today, JBFCS is one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive mental health and social service agencies providing support and care for people of all faiths, races and cultures. JBFCS serves over 30,000 New Yorkers annually at over 50 locations throughout the five boroughs and at a 125 acre campus in Westchester.

The work of JBFCS is built upon the professionalism and compassion of 2,200 employees, including professional social workers, family therapists, licensed psychologists, and psychiatrists. A corps of 200 dedicated volunteers supports the staff to help ease the burdens that strain and disrupt the lives of JBFCS clients—promoting recovery, resilience and self-sufficiency for individuals and families at every stage of life.


Program Director

Borough:  Bronx

Division:  Adult & Family Residential

Program/Department:  1640A | Genesis (DV)

Salary Range:

Salary Information: Salaried

Position Control #:  1318

Description

OVERVIEW:

The Program Director is responsible for the overall administration of the shelter, ensuring that quality support services are provided to victims of domestic violence. Provides leadership to staff in the day to day operation of the facility, as well as operational accountability to ensure both financial and service goals are achieved or exceeded.

PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Oversees program operations to ensure ongoing success of the program in meeting JBFCS client needs.
  • Develops an annual plan and budget ensuring goals and timelines are met programmatically so that client’s needs are addressed.
  • Participates in policy formation with senior staff.
  • Participates in community advisory committee to ensure services are meeting both client and community needs.
  • Oversees intake process, census, childcare services, vocational services and housing placement.
  • Hires and reviews performance of all staff.
  • Ensures all operations are in compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Provides leadership and direction to staff, including social workers, childcare, maintenance, housing placement staff ensuring support is in place to maximize success of the shelter.
  • Utilizes continuous performance improvement (CPI) techniques for administering services administration and monitoring QA.
  • Interacts with other service providers for purpose of service coordination.
  • Participates in formulation of divisional plan

REQUIREMENTS:

Strong administrative skills and an understanding of residential operations required; Experience in managing a domestic violence programs and knowledge of OTDA regulations required. Masters in clinical area, with 5-7 years experience in residential programs and services. At least 4 years supervisory experience required. LMSW required LCSW preferred.

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Social Worker - DV
 (Far Rockaway, Queens)

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:  Transitions & Bryce House (located in Queens, New York) are two of JBFCS domestic violence shelters that provide day care, housing assistance, education/vocational assistance, crisis intervention, individual, group, and family therapy, and training in independent living skills for victims of domestic violence and their children.

PURPOSE: The Social Worker is responsible for providing clinical intervention/case management person centered services to the residents in the program. The identified candidate must maintain accurate and up to date clinical charts and assist with linking the residents to identified community resources.

RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:

  • Provide social work interventions based on assessment of resident’s need and service plan
  • Develop a service plan with the resident after gathering facts and determininggoals and objectives
  • Prepare service plan for presentation to the interdisciplinary team during case conference
  • Update and maintain case record
  • Monitor progress with identified goals
  • Implement the service plan during individual, group and family counseling
  • Initiate social work modalities through appropriate use of agency and community resources, including advocacy and crisis intervention
  • Document all client contact in progress notes and/or other required case forms
  • Coordinate discharge planning and initiate appropriate referral
  • Assist client with applying/maintaining benefits
  • Attend staff meetings and supervision as scheduled
  • Facilitate groups

REQUIREMENTS: LMSW/LCSW and experience working in a Domestic Violence shelter. Bilingual Spanish speaking a plus.

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Assistant Director- DV   (Far Rockaway, Queens )

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Provide regular scheduled supervision to all clinical staff members.
  • Responsible for case assignments, evaluateand assess treatment service plans
  • Oversee case records and Run case conference
  • Evaluate clinical staff and provide training through regular supervision
  • May carry a case load or run groups
  • Active participant in the number for new referrals and review client's ongoing plan.
  • Ensure that the client’s needs are met.
  • Provide all necessary notes, progress notes, risk assessment and other paperwork as required.
  • Responsible for administrative oversight of facility in the absence of director
  • Along with Director, maintains positive relations with all community groups and may be delegated to attend committee meetings.
  • Recommends hiring, terminations, transfers and promotions.
  • Maintains a leadership role in the Inter- departmental team process and program development
  • Responsible for approval of administrative forma and reports including monthly HRA billing information , weekly staff timesheets, petty cash and monetary disbursements to clients in the absence of the director
  • Responsible for training within the division as scheduled by the Assistant Executive Director
  • Provides input in the budget review
  • Develop a training program for both programs to meet the needs of the new Rapid Intervention Center (RIC) demands and to meet the training needs formally met by the Child Care Training Institute. This would include assessing areas in which staff would need technical support or additional training.
  • Devise an in-house training program for all staff with emphasis on the many changes occurring in the method in which care is being provided to the populations we serve.
  • Have an active role with other community agencies.
  • Organize and coordinate the volunteers or friends to Geller House program.
  • Network with other mental health and child welfare agencies in the local area.
  • Assist the director in ensuring that all necessary programmatic systems are in place to meet client safety needs, both on and off grounds.
  • Oversee and may participate in the intake, case, group assignment and case closing processes.
  • Oversee key administrative staff of the program and ensure appropriate completion/compliance of such work.
  • Assist Director with the development and adherence to department budget.

  REQUIREMENTS:

 L:MSW/ L:CSW required Master’s degree and LMSW/ LCSW

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Program Director – DV    (Bronx )

The Program Director is responsible for the overall administration of the shelter, ensuring that quality support services are provided to victims of domestic violence. Provides leadership to staff in the day to day operation of the facility, as well as operational accountability to ensure both financial and service goals are achieved or exceeded.

PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Oversees program operations to ensure ongoing success of the program in meeting JBFCS client needs.
  • Develops an annual plan and budget ensuring goals and timelines are met programmatically so that client’s needs are addressed.
  •  Participates in policy formation with senior staff.
  • Participates in community advisory committee to ensure services are meeting both client and community needs.
  • Oversees intake process, census, childcare services, vocational services and housing placement.
  •  Hires and reviews performance of all staff.
  • Ensures all operations are in compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Provides leadership and direction to staff, including social workers, childcare, maintenance, housing placement staff ensuring support is in place to maximize success of the shelter.
  • Utilizes continuous performance improvement (CPI) techniques for administering services administration and monitoring QA.
  • Interacts with other service providers for purpose of service coordination.
  • Participates in formulation of divisional plan 

REQUIREMENTS:

 Strong administrative skills and an understanding of residential operations required; Experience in managing a domestic violence programs and knowledge of OTDA regulations required. Masters in clinical area, with 5-7 years experience in residential programs and services. At least 4 years supervisory experience required. LMSW required LCSW preferred

Click here to apply.