Part-time Social Worker

Temple Sinai Washington DC | Washington, DC, United States

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Posted Date 8/24/2023

Temple Sinai Sinai Cares Social Worker

Reports Directly to: Senior Rabbi                                                       

Hours: 10-15 per month


Temple Sinai seeks a Licensed Clinical Social Worker to join our team part-time. The candidate will report to Senior Rabbi Jonathan Roos and work collegially and in confidence with the entire pastoral care team (clergy, school, and administrative staff). The Social Worker will support pastoral care from a clinical perspective and focus on enhancing community wellbeing in areas that include but are not limited to bereavement, caregiving, mental health, addiction, and inclusion. They will speak with members one-on-one, provide resources for our members, including referrals for support from outside services, and develop support groups for members.

This position is hybrid. While much of the work can be done remotely, some in-person meetings will be required.


  • Provide clinical support and resources to clergy and staff in their pastoral care efforts.
  • Organize and implement support groups (at the start, the LCSW will be responsible for supervising only one group at a time starting with a bereavement/grief support group).
  • In collaboration with our pastoral care team, identify members who may benefit from a professional conversation; speak with these members to help assess the individual or family situation and provide referrals. The LCSW will not be providing ongoing therapy.
  • Join weekly pastoral care team meeting to discuss best practices and resources for effective care of the Temple Sinai members and community.
  • Establish a referral system for members of the community, as needed.
  • Provide training for staff members, as needed.


  • Master’s degree in social work from an accredited program.
  • License to practice in DC.
  • 1-3 years of experience post licensure working in the mental health field.
  • Awareness of local referrals and resources.
  • Experience in grief counseling and leading/co-leading support groups.
  • Experience working with people in all age groups.
  • Familiarity with Jewish rituals and customs.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word Office applications.

To apply, please send a resume to Karen Auerbach at [email protected].


Temple Sinai was organized in 1951 and is one of the largest Reform Jewish congregations in the Washington, D.C. area. Our members come from across the DMV. The Temple Sinai community offers a great breadth of opportunities for participating in worship, programs, and services for all ages, as well as a remarkable Religious School program and NAEYC-accredited Nursery School. We believe in being a caring community whose members feel a sense of belonging and support from the clergy and each other in times of celebration and need. Adding a professional social worker to our team is part of our commitment to ensuring the highest level of attention and support for our members and families across the cycle of life.

Temple Sinai is committed to undertaking transformational internal steps to affirm and enhance our identity as a multiracial Reform Jewish community. We welcome the participation of interfaith couples and families, and people of all abilities, backgrounds and sexual orientation. We welcome children and adults with disabilities and their families. We strive to ensure our programs and facilities are accessible to all and to accommodate any special needs.

Our congregation’s mission statement, core values, full strategic plan, and recent annual reports are all available here:

Temple Sinai provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Temple Sinai complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

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