Caseworker: Part-time (Bilingual Russian/English)

Jewish Family and Children's Service | San Francisco, CA, United States

Posted Date 6/06/2022

The Caseworker provides resettlement and case management services to emigrating individuals and families who have resettled in the Bay area as assigned, including assessment, development, and monitoring of a plan, crisis intervention, and supportive services.

Who Are We?

As a problem-solving center for residents of San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, Santa Clara, and San Mateo counties, Jewish Family and Children’s Services (JFCS) is a lifeline for children, families, and older adults facing personal crises and challenges. We have over 40 programs, including home care for seniors, therapy for children, youth volunteer programs, services for people with disabilities, and so much more.

JFCS serves people of all faiths and backgrounds with our comprehensive system of care. Our professional teams bring years of experience to every client who walks through the door. As a national leader in developing innovative human services, JFCS incorporates the latest research and best practices to ensure everyone gets the highest quality services and care.

Founded in 1850, JFCS is one of the oldest and largest human service non-profit agencies in the United States.?We are guided by the Jewish traditions of advancing human dignity for everyone, community responsibility, inter-generational ties, and repairing the world.


*LOCAL candidates only.  NO relocation is available*  (This position can be based out of any of our offices in Palo Alto, San Mateo, San Francisco or San Rafael) 


Who Are You?

  • Have a master’s degree from an accredited school of social work or equivalent training and/or experience
  • Preferably have 2 years of demonstrated experience in casework with Russian-speaking Émigré population
  • Have proven ability to provide social work services
  • Are knowledgeable and experienced in cross-cultural social service work required
  • Are bilingual Russian/English
  • Have interest and/or experience in immigration and refugee issues, desire to work in the immigration area, and good writing and advocacy skills
  • Have the ability to work independently as well as in a team
  • Are knowledgeable  of Jewish culture and community, as well as of special community resources required
  • Have the COVID-19 Vaccination card by date of hire (JFCS will provide reasonable accommodations to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated for COVID-19 consistent with federal, state, and local law)

What Will You Do?

  • Provides a comprehensive assessment of individuals and families requiring case management services as assigned
  • Formulates family’s plan for initial resettlement including coordination of housing, English study, employment search, obtaining government benefits, school enrollment, medical care, financial assistance and other needs as determined by client assessment
  • Provides ongoing casework services to émigré clients and their families, including crisis intervention, counseling, information and referral, enrollment in community programs and benefits, concrete services, and follow-up
  • Develops strong working relationships with staff in JFCS Legal Services and other Jewish and non-Jewish community organizations involved in supporting resettlement activities to ensure that clients’ needs are met
  •  Works closely with volunteer program managers and acts as a liaison between volunteers and assigned families, facilitating volunteer activity in support of the family’s resettlement plan
  • Completes required documentation for case management cases timely and in accordance with Agency standards and perform other administrative tasks

Why Work at JFCS?

  • Be part of a financially stable nonprofit with a long and rich history
  • Make positive differences in the lives of thousands of individuals and families we serve each year
  • Great Perks and Benefits:
    • Competitive compensation
    • Part-time position

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.

Equal Opportunity Employer

JFCS is an equal opportunity employer. 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.

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.

Part Time, Contract, & Seasonal
Case Worker | Social Worker
Organization Type
Community Relations | Family Services | Other | Social Work
Job Location

Share this job

Part Time, Seasonal, and Contract Nonprofit Jewish Communal Jobs

Nonprofit Jewish Communal Jobs Online

Weekly Email Subscribers