Alpert Jewish Family And Childrens Service

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Since 1974, Alpert Jewish Family & Children's Service (AJFCS), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, has strengthened and enriched the lives of men, women and children of all ages. We do this through a continuum of focused programs addressing the well-being of children and families of all ages, the independence and well-being of older adults, and the optimal quality of life for individuals with special needs.


At AJFCS, we are home to over 100 skilled professionals,

working as one team, in one place, as one family.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Protected Veterans

If you are interested in employment opportunities, please forward your resume to jobs@jfcsonline.com.

When applying for a position, please note the position in the subject line.

 

 

Current Employment Opportunities

 

PROGRAM DIRECTOR – JEWISH IDENTITY ENGAGEMENT INITIATIVE

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Design and implement a coalition of professionals representing local Jewish organizations and synagogues, focused on a collaborative effort to enhance the Jewish identities of families with disabled relatives
  • Co-create and implement socialization programming, with Judaic focus to promote Jewish identity
  • Coordinate outreach efforts and collaborate in securing community resources to engage families who have a disabled relative
  • Collaborate on the design of a strategy to engage families with disabled relatives and strengthen their Jewish identity
  • Take the lead to create a culture of inclusion at community events for families with a disabled relative
  • Engage and cultivate a core of volunteers to support all aspects of programming
  • Co-create short term and long term planning for community-wide services to families with a disabled relative.

 

The right candidate will have a Master’s degree or equivalent experience and demonstrated experience working in a highly collaborative environment where teamwork, collegiality and self-motivation were necessary for success. 

 

MAINTENANCE/HANDYPERSON – FULL TIME

  • Minor repairs and maintenance needs such as minor drywall repair, painting, hardware replacement, plumbing fixture repair, painting, basic electrical and appliance repair.
  • Room/meeting set- ups; helping with office and resident moves, general equipment/furniture moves.
  • Perform routine building inspections and complete checklists
  • Under the direction of the supervisor, prioritize work orders, handle urgent requests, respond to calls as required, and complete any and all assigned facility support, maintenance, and repair work
  • Utilize computer based system to manage and track work orders
  • Ability to test and identify irrigation problems, repair and replace piles, lines and heads as needed
  • Basic knowledge of automotive mechanics (jump start engines, replace batteries, check fuses)
  • Valid FL drivers license and good driving record
  • Pass Level II background check
  • 3 years’ experience
  • Ability to manage projects effectively and efficiently

 

MAINTENANCE/HANDYPERSON – PART TIME

Part time Handy-person/general maintenance needed. Experience in basic repairs, painting, office moves, lifting, and climbing ladders. Must be a self-starter and be able to work with minimal supervision. Must have reliable transportation and pass a complete background check. 

 

CARE MANAGER/SOCIAL WORKER

Do you enjoy working with older adults? Our Care Managers assist individuals and families in maintaining and/or improving their independence, level of functioning and quality of life by providing for and/or arranging for an array of social services.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to performing bio-psychosocial assessments including analysis of & independent judgment in the areas of physical functioning, psychological/emotional functioning, mental status, activities of daily living, instrumental activities of daily living, social functioning, nutrition, and environment. Develop service plans, refer for and coordinate services, counsel and support clients’ families and monitor the ongoing needs of the clients.

MSW required; 2-5 years’ experience with geriatric and special populations. A valid Florida driver’s license is required for this position.

 

SOCIAL WORKER/CLIENT ADVOCATE – GUARDIANSHIP PROGRAM

The Guardianship Social Worker/Client Advocate would conduct, evaluate, implement and provide services to persons referred to the agency for guardianship services and agency wards. This position would be responsible for completing all needed/mandated noting, reporting, time records and documentation.

Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to:
 

  • Takes part in regular and ad hoc meetings and conferences to assess Wards and potential Wards, discuss services, needs, approaches, and efforts. Meets with attorneys regarding planning and needs; attend court sessions as required by the courts
  • Reviews, assesses and communicates with members of the Guardianship team, and other appropriate agency staff, information relating to the Ward and services provided or desired
  • Receives bills and other financial documents, reviews, completes request for checks, and submits for approval to the Program Director. Files all copies as needed. Acts as first line contact with vendors, agencies, or others involved with the Ward
  • Perform bio-psychosocial assessments including the areas of physical functioning, psychological/emotional functioning, mental status, activities of daily living, and instrumental activities of daily living, social functioning, nutrition, and environment. These assessments help determine the Ward’s needs and are performed in client’s home setting, or other settings, as appropriate.
  • Develop service plans based on assessment to meet client’s needs & to establish a working relationship.
  • Visits Wards, family members, friends, etc. to generate information to better serve the Ward and the will of the court
  • Intervenes in person or by other means to assist the Ward in maintaining acceptable/attainable levels of function and independence
  • Provides outreach and information sharing among professionals and individuals who may need our services
  • Document all activity & maintain case records to meet quality standards.
  • Maintaining familiarity with benefits, services, providers, and funders in the community. Seek and coordinate services to the Ward
  • Attend client’s interdisciplinary planning meetings.
  • Pre-plan client’s funeral.
  • Make medical decisions for client as need arises and consult doctors and those who work closely with client in order to make the best possible decision for the client.
  • Provide education for community facilities and other professionals on guardianship Participate in Guardianship hearings in Probate/County court.
  • Work with Adult Protective Services, DADS, County Courts, attorneys, and other parties to assist in the legal process of guardianship.
  • Prepare and submit annual reports of the court for renewal of guardianship.
  • Document all proceedings and maintain necessary records for court according to Florida law.

MSW required and minimum two years’ experience preferred. Knowledge of Jewish culture and history helpful but not required. Candidate must attain Registered Guardian status within two years of hire.

 

BOOKKEEPER – GUARDIANSHIP PROGRAM

Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Pay bills and maintain ledgers
  • Track client assets
  • Assist accountants with tax return preparation
  • Make bank deposits
  • Prepare appropriate schedules and reports as requested
  • Maintain accounts by verifying and posting transactions 
  • Prepare and forward financial reports to guardianship attorneys for court submission 
  • Prepare and computer-enter time-activity billing data

Qualifications

  • High school diploma
  • 3-5 years bookkeeping/accounting experience
  • Legal experience helpful but not required
  • Strong computer skills (Excel, Word, Quicken)
  • Excellent customer service skills

 

DIRECT CARE

We are currently looking for dependable Direct Care staff to work in our Group Homes and Independent Living Program supporting adults with special needs. 

 

This position provides assistance with grooming, personal hygiene, socialization, meal preparation and other activities of daily living to support patient care plans, medication administration and other duties as assigned.

 

One year experience, valid Florida Driver's License, good driving record, high school diploma or GED required. Applicants must have basic computer skills and be able to pass the DOT physical examination and Level II background check.  Flexible to work nights, weekends and holidays.

 

LIVING SKILLS SPECIALIST/CARE COORDINATOR

The Living Skills Specialist/Care Coordinator will help our residents accomplish goals on their Individual Program Care Plans, maximizing independence. Instruct residents in Independent Living Skills to include but not limited to financial skills, heath, nutrition, fitness, medication management and relationship skills. Monitor the ongoing needs of the residents through face to face interaction and home visits; transport to and from appointments/activities.

 

Bachelor's degree required and at least one year similar working experience (clinical experience preferred). Direct Care experience is also helpful. The ideal candidate will have experience writing personal care plans. Ability to pass background screening including FBI, and DOT physical; valid Florida driver's license and a good driving record; flexible to work nights, weekends and holidays.

 

LIFE SKILLS SPECIALIST

The Life Skills Specialist will provide individuals in our Apartment program assistance with grooming, personal hygiene, socialization, meal preparation and other activities of daily living to support the client’s care plan. In addition, instruct residents in Independent Living Skills to include health, nutrition, medication management, grooming, hygiene, time management, housekeeping, personal safety skills and basic emergency skills. Transportation to and from appointments/activities.

 

High school diploma or GED, minimum of one year similar working experience; Ability to pass background screening including FBI, and DOT physical; valid Florida driver's license and a good driving record; flexible to work nights, weekends and holidays.

 

PSYCHIATRICST (PART TIME)

Alpert Jewish Family & Children's Service (AJFCS) is seeking a Part Time Psychiatrist, interested in making a positive contribution to their local community, to join our busy, interdisciplinary; community based mental health team with locations in West Palm Beach, Lake Worth and Palm Beach Gardens.  If you are interested in the flexibility to create your own schedule, work with an expert team, and be a part of a true community practice, please submit your resume.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Protected Veterans

If you are interested in employment opportunities, please forward your resume to jobs@jfcsonline.com.

When applying for a position, please note the position in the subject line.