Jewish Family and Children's Services
  • 25-Jul-2017 to 23-Oct-2017 (CST)
  • Social Service
  • Saint Louis, MO, USA
  • $17.50
  • Hourly
  • Contract


Jewish Family & Children's Service is accepting applications for a Temporary Part-time School-Based Counselor. Master's degree in social work, counseling or psychology is required.  A minimum of provisional licensure is required. Experience with the preschool populations will be a plus.


This temporary position will end December 31, 2017 and will not be eligible for benefits. 

This is a non-exempt position and will pay $20.00 per hour for 19.25 hours per week.





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For more than 145 years, Jewish Family & Children's Service (JF&CS) has provided families in our community with the resources needed to meet the challenges of everyday living. Our support and expertise reach individuals and families with extremely serious physical and emotional difficulties, as well as those coping to successfully manage their lives day to day. Our programs provide a personalized approach committed to helping our clients achieve their full potential.

JF&CS is a not-for-profit organization. We receive funding from the United Way, Jewish Federation, The Children's Charity of St. Louis, St. Louis County Children's Service Fund, grants, and private contributions.


Mission: Inspired by Jewish tradition, Jewish Family & Children's Service provides quality social services to the Jewish and general communities empowering people in need to meet the challenges of daily living.






CLASSIFICATION:  Counselor/Social Worker (MSW or other appropriate Master's Degree)

REPORTS TO: Manager Clinical Services, Manager - Senior Services, Manager-Community Based Services


Under direct, limited or consultative supervision, counsels clients requiring one or more forms of psychosocial interventions; interviews clients experiencing problems with individual, school and/or family adjustments; secures and evaluates applicable related information; refers clients to JF&CS services, community resources and other organizations. 


  1. In either a clinical or a field setting, provides counseling to clients as appropriate to the position; prepares treatment plans; provides crisis intervention and emergency services as required.
  2. Counsels clients individually, in couples, families, or in other small groups.
  3. Secures information on medical, psychological and social factors contributing to client's situation; evaluates these together with client's strengths and family support to formulate therapeutic approach or referral to other specialists.
  4. Refers clients to JF&CS programs, community resources and other organizations as indicated; may determine or participate in determining client's eligibility for financial assistance.
  5. Assesses client progress and modifies treatment plans accordingly; communicates with and counsels family members as appropriate.
  6. Completes case record documentation and prepares reports; develops and/or reviews service plans and conducts follow up to determine quality and quantity of service provided client and status of client's case. Provides feedback to PQI Committee in summary form on results.
  7. Accesses and records client and community resource information, manually or using personal computer.
  8. Works as a team member with other professionals in delivery of care management services.
  9. Plans and facilitates community outreach and education activities as appropriate to the position; may serve as a liaison or consultant to community organizations and schools.


Client Focus

  • is dedicated to meeting client needs
  • knows how to listen carefully to clients/customers and respond appropriately
  • strives to build positive client relationships
  • responds to requests from other staff members, volunteers and Board Members in a professional and helpful manner
  • is willing to explore changes to establish procedures and programs to meet client needs

Diversity Awareness

  • comfortable working with diverse groups
  • encourages communication between diverse individuals
  • sensitive to cultural differences
  • communicates in a fair and neutral manner
  • supports policies that promote equal treatment and opportunity

Interpersonal Agility

  • accurately reads the attitudes and emotions and responds appropriately
  • adapts behavior to multiple learning styles
  • builds positive relationships with peers, management, clients, vendors and donors
  • displays diplomatic and tactful behavior, especially in difficult situations
  • is collaborative, easy to work with and promotes professional working relationships with co-workers
  • is aware of the impact of personal style on others' perceptions and works to make that impact positive and productive


  • manages time well and spends most effort on key, value-added activities
  • can manage multiple projects
  • files and materials are easily accessible and logically organized
  • meets deadlines


  • Masters degree in social work, counseling or psychology with experience directly related to the delivery of psychotherapy and/or social services.  Special expertise in one or more areas may be required.
  • Licensure as clinical social worker, psychologist or counselor is desirable but not required.
  • Interviewing, psychosocial assessment and diagnostic skills.
  • Ability to evaluate the progress of therapeutic plans and make individual modifications.
  • Experience in making classroom/community presentations.  
  • Knowledge of community support services and resources.
  • Skill in preparing and maintaining accurate and timely case record documentation.
  • Skill in gathering data, compiling information and preparing reports.
  • Skill in use of office equipment, personal computers and related software applications.


  1. Work is normally performed in either a typical inside office work environment, within the client home setting or in a school, camp or synagogue building.
  2. Average physical effort with some handling of light weights such as supplies or materials on an infrequent basis (10-15 pounds)
  3. There exists the potential for highly stressful and emotionally-charged encounters when dealing with populations served.






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