Social Worker II or III (Bilingual Spanish or Russian Preferred)

  • JFS
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • May 23, 2020
Full time Healthcare & Medical Clinical Social Worker

Job Description

At JFS, we are professionals, volunteers, partners, and friends who all believe in one thing-we can change things and we're going to do it as a family. As the first charitable organization in Los Angeles, founded over 160 years ago, Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles embraces and strengthens people of every race, religion, creed, and economic status. JFS is a multi-service Agency whose goals are to feed and shelter families in need, provide the elderly with life-saving care, empower victims of abuse, treat mental illness, and offer focus, direction, and counseling to countless at-risk children and their families.

JFS staff share in our mission and work towards our goals with the highest level of responsibility, professionalism, and integrity. JFS demonstrates our commitment to our staff by offering a comprehensive benefits package and a nurturing environment.

Be part of our commitment, and join our family. For more information on our philosophy and services, please tour our website.

The Social Worker is responsible for conducting in-depth intakes and biopsychosocial assessments for clients in need of social service/case management support including older adults, people with disabilities and individuals and families. The social worker will support clients to identify potential barriers that impede independent living; activate resources and connect clients to needed services, resources and benefits.


  • Master's degree in social work or a related field
  • Current unrestricted CA Driver's License and proof of auto insurance
  • Bilingual Russian or Spanish preferred
  • Experience working with seniors, adults and individuals with disabilities
  • Care management and community-based service delivery experience
  • Knowledge of community resources
  • Knowledge of safety issues when working with at-risk clients
  • Solid proficiency in computer skills (Microsoft suite; Word, Excel, etc.) and ability to quickly learn record/data base systems required.
  • Candidates must have interest and demonstrated ability to:
    • Work in an interdisciplinary community setting
    • Be culturally sensitive, able to work with a multicultural client population
    • Work in a non-judgmental manner
    • Foster positive growth/outcomes work as part of a team
    • Maintain professional boundaries
    • Exercise sound casework judgment and fiscal management skills
    • Comply with documentation procedures
  • Must pass a criminal background check (Live Scan fingerprinting) prior to beginning employment

Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

  • Respond to intake callers, walk-ins and follow up on client situations as needed
  • Develop a comprehensive care plan including social services needed
  • Coordinate delivery of services in the care plan
  • Conduct in-depth intakes and biopsychosocial assessments
  • Review and implement purchase of service supports
  • Provide crisis intervention when indicated
  • Prepare required reports and tracking (Including statistics on intake and outreach, number of clients served, description of services, expenditures for clients served through grant)
  • Connect low income clients to additional supports as need (e.g. mental health treatment)
  • Support client in identifying and developing family and other informal supports
  • Refer clients to community resources where available
  • Provide timely documentation and oversee chart record keeping
  • Services may include home visits
  • Other related duties as assigned
  • Hours towards licensure available but not guaranteed

Jewish Family Service is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.


Union Position; Time limited dependent on funding; EOE/AA

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