Career Opportunities

Director, Detroit Yachad

The Director provides strategic vision, leadership, and managerial oversight based on an understanding of the local special needs community. Specifically, the Director creates community awareness, partnerships, and development opportunities, as well as oversees programming, staff training and management, and community relations in the Detroit area. The Director is responsible for ensuring that the Detroit chapter is strategically growing in order to best serve the special needs community and to promote inclusion within every aspect of Jewish life.

Responsibilities:

  • Planning and executing weekly social/recreational events for individuals with special needs and their peers
  • Increasing membership and peer participation through outreach and recruitment efforts
  • Developing an infrastructure for future fundraising by increasing community awareness and engaging lay leaders
  • Creating and maintaining a teen leadership board
  • Developing and fostering relationships with community organizations
  • Performing administrative and clerical duties necessary for the effective and successful running of the chapter
  • Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of participants
  • Adhering to the standards and expectations of Yachad’s National Department

Qualifications:

  • Experience working with individuals with special needs
  • Excellent with written and oral communication, and great interpersonal skills
  • Multi-tasker with great time management skills, organized and detail oriented
  • Programming experience ideal
  • Familiarity and comfort working with Orthodox Jewish community
  • Proficiency with programs such as Microsoft Office, Excel, and all platforms of social media
  • Experience working with teens preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

This is a part-time position, with a projected average work load of approximately 20-25 hours per week, divided between typical business day hours and some evening/weekend programming responsibilities. The position requires one to two trips to the NY area annually.

For more information, or to submit your resume, contact Tzivia Jofen.

 


Regional Director of Yachad (Eastern Seaboard)

The Regional Director provides strategic vision, leadership, and managerial oversight based on an understanding of the local special needs community. Specifically, the Regional Director creates community awareness, partnerships, and development opportunities, as well as oversees programming, staff training and management, and community relations in each city. The Regional Director is responsible for ensuring that the Region is strategically growing in order to best serve the special needs community and to promote inclusion within every aspect of Jewish life.

Leadership Responsibilities:

  • Develop, articulate and implement ongoing and dynamic strategy and vision for the Region.
  • Create a list of major goals that will be used to operationalize your vision in the current year.  For each goal develop specific measurable objectives that that will be used to assess annual impact.
  • Create a marketing and public relations strategy to promote Yachad throughout the Region.
  • Cultivate relationships with local lay leaders, principals, rabbis, directors, and other community leaders at a local and regional level to drive Yachad’s growth and impact
  • Partner with local institutions, schools, synagogues, and youth departments to promote Yachad’s mission of inclusion and lay the foundation for growth and collaboration
  • Cultivate relationships and partner with other organizations that serve the special needs community to further Yachad’s mission and best support the special needs community

Development Responsibilities:

  • Work with Director of Development to set resource development goals and implement a strategic approach to financial resource development to enhance the Region’s operations.
  • Organize and execute fundraising events and activities

Supervision Responsibilities:

  • Recruit, hire, train, mentor, and coach professional and administrative support staff.
  • Provide a nurturing work environment in which all staff, volunteers, and Yachad members and peers feel valued, appreciated, and acknowledged for their contributions to the team.
  • Oversee diligent input of regional data and monitoring/evaluation of the data.
  • Provide ongoing staff supervision, including annual goal setting and benchmarking, weekly supervision, and regular performance appraisals.  Provide feedback to staff on a regular basis.  Feedback should be honest, compassionate, constructive, fair, and specific.
  • Provide opportunities for continuing professional training and development.
  • Travel to, observe, and evaluate each aspect of operation within the region.
  • Oversee the development of a comprehensive calendar of programming that meets the needs and interests of Yachad members and peers in each area
  • Regularly analyze regional programming and shabbatons to ensure evolution and innovation, quality, engagement, and effective results.
  • Act as summer programs liaison for the region
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with Yachad members, parents, donors, and leadership through various media (e.g. face-to-face meetings, direct mail, e-mail, newsletters, website, etc.)
  • Comply with National Yachad requests for information and assistance as requested.

Qualifications:

  • Strong commitment to the mission of inclusion and passion for supporting the special needs community
  • Well versed in Jewish values and beliefs
  • Experience in fundraising and development
  • Expertise in human resource management, public relations, and marketing
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Self-starter; able to work independently
  • Advanced degree preferred

For more information, or to submit your resume, contact Tzivia Jofen.

 


Senior Program Coordinator, Los Angeles Yachad

As Senior Program Coordinator, this position is responsible, under the direction of Los Angeles Chapter Director, to assist in the development of programming to implement the goals of the organization, program promotion, events/outreach coordination, and various tasks related to the National Dept. in the Los Angeles Chapter.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provides direction for the development, planning, implementation and promotion of program activities and their continued success
  • Aid in MARS database process
  • Provides for evaluation of staff development activities, in conjunction with Director, Los Angeles
  • Provides direction to staff, regarding professional growth and improvement of performance
  • Coordinates and maintains standards of excellence for programs
  • Program planning and preparation as needed
  • Responsible for maintaining required records on all participants enrolled in programs
  • The Program Coordinator will be responsible for programming duties in Los Angeles
  • Sometimes may be required to help by taking part in other events
  • Networking and building relationships with local communities, donors and teens

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Three years of experience, preferred
  • Knowledge of social services and working with people with disabilities
  • Computer skills and proficiency with many computer programs
  • Experience with principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, and training
  • Experience and knowledge of leadership technique, coordination of people and resources

This is a part-time position that requires some meetings out of office and some local travel.

For more information, or to submit your resume, contact Tzivia Jofen.

 


Clinical Social Work Supervisor, Jewish Union Foundation (Brooklyn)

Yachad/Jewish Union Foundation is looking for a Clinical Social Work Supervisor to supervise social work and mental health counseling interns 1 day a week in Brooklyn. Students will have a task supervisor on site.

Responsibilities include:

  • Weekly direct supervision
  • Review and commentary of process recordings
  • Completion of midyear and end of year evaluations
  • Academic advisor field visits

Qualifications:

  • LMSW required
  • Must be SIFI certified or interested in taking the course
  • Experience working with individuals with disabilities, preferred

This is a part-time and hourly position.

For more information, or to submit your resume, contact Ilana Rosenbaum.

 


Instructional Assistants, IVDU Upper School

The Marilyn David IVDU Upper School is seeking full-time instructional assistants for the 2017-18 school year to assist Special Education teachers in the classroom.

Responsibilities include:

  • Leading small group instruction
  • Implementing behavior plans
  • Creating classroom bulletin boards and visual aids
  • Facilitating social interactions amongst students
  • Supporting students at internships
  • Supervising bus duty

Qualifications:

  • Team player
  • Positive
  • Responsible
  • Passionate
  • Interested in pursuing a degree in special education or a similar field

For more information, or to submit your resume, contact Miriam Reifer.

 


Instructional Assistants, IVDU Elementary School

The Marilyn David IVDU Elementary School is seeking full-time instructional assistants for the 2017-18 school year to assist Special Education teachers in the classroom.

Responsibilities include:

  • Leading small group instruction
  • Implementing instruction
  • Creating classroom bulletin boards and visual aids
  • Facilitating social interactions with classmates

Qualifications:

  • Team player
  • Empathetic to students with developmental delays
  • Strong work ethic
  • Creativity a plus but not necessary
  • Pursuing a special education degree

For more information, or to submit your resume, contact Miriam Reifer.

 


Director of Development and Community Outreach, Baltimore Yachad

Seeking director of development and community outreach to develop broad community relationships and financial development to achieve the goals of the organization, under the direction of the Director, National Department.

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing, maintaining and increasing donor relationships
  • Coordinating and implementing development efforts in regional area
  • Increasing Yachad awareness in region and donor relationship
  • Planning, development and implementation of community events
  • Work collaboratively and supportively with Yachad program staff
  • Provides direction to staff, regarding professional growth and improvement of performance
  • Programming duties when advised by the Director, National Yachad
  • May be required to help out and take part in other activities.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Masters preferred
  • Three years of experience, preferred
  • Knowledge of social services and working with people with disabilities
  • Computer skills and proficiency with programs such as Microsoft
  • Experience with principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, and training
  • Experience and knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, leadership technique, coordination of people and resources.

This is a Full Time position and requires some meetings out of the office and some travel.

For more information, or to submit your resume, contact Deborah Rockoff.

 


Part-Time Administrative Assistant, Yachad (Brooklyn, NY)

Seeking efficient, organized, office manager with professional telephone and advanced computer skills to work within special education school environment; to systematize records, schedules, calendars etc., and to serve as liaison to NY State DOE, OPT and Govt offices, and other available programs.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting in the day-to-day functioning of a nonprofit organization
  • General administrative projects
  • Assisting with organization billing functions and managing timely payment of bills
  • Assisting families of developmentally disabled individuals in acquiring funding from various state-run programs
  • Following up with funding agencies on the application progress of our individuals
  • Fostering relationships between Yachad and potential new families
  • Tremendous room for growth within a growing organization

Qualifications:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Some bookkeeping experience preferred
  • A desire to improve the lives of individuals with special needs
  • Familiarity with Medicaid Waiver and ACCES/VESID services helpful
  • Some clerical experience preferred

Please email inquiries or send resume to Jack Gourdji.

 


Adult Day Program Assistant, Yachad (Brooklyn, NY)

Jewish Union Foundation is seeking a motivated and detail-oriented individual for an assistant position.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting in the day-to-day functioning of a Day Habilitation Center
  • General administrative projects
  • Assisting with organization billing functions
  • Drives Agency vehicles for client transportation
  • Collecting and Organizing routine paperwork
  • Assist staff in maintaining an organized program
  • Coordinate special projects

Qualifications:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Valid Driver’s License preferred
  • A desire to improve the lives of individuals with special needs

Part-time or full-time available.

For more information or to submit your resume, contact Ilana Rosenbaum at 212-613-8320 or rosenbaumi@ou.org.

 


Yachad Job Coach (Brooklyn, Manhattan and Teaneck, NJ)

Position is available in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Teaneck, NJ – up to 28 hours/week

Responsibilities include:

  • Job Coaching and training at various work sites
  • Life skills training
  • Providing social skills training
  • Training individuals to independently navigate public transportation systems

Job Requirements:

  • A desire to work with adults with disabilities
  • Ability to provide positive motivation to others

Please email inquiries or send resume to Jack GourdjiChavie Kahn, and Dena Cooperman.

 


Yachad Day Habilitation Workers

Position Summary: Work with individuals out of Brooklyn facility and at job sites in order to help them increase independence and work towards personal goals. Positions available in Brooklyn and Manhattan—up to 28 hours/week.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Working one-on-one with individuals as well as leading group sessions
  • Job Coaching at training and various work sites
  • Monitoring individuals goals and progress
  • Providing social skills training in individual and group settings
  • Training individuals to independently navigate public transportation systems

Job Requirements:

  • A desire to work with adults with disabilities
  • Ability to provide positive motivation to others
  • Valid Driver’s License required
  • Must be caring, dedicated, responsible, and patient

For more information or to submit your resume, contact Ilana Rosenbaum at 212-613-8320 or rosenbaumi@ou.org.

 


Yachad Community Habilitation Workers

Work one-on-one with developmentally disabled individuals in order to facilitate community inclusion and work towards personal goals. Part time positions available in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Long Island. Schedule is very flexible, evening and weekend hours available.

Responsibilities include:

  • Working directly with individuals in their home or out in the community
  • Planning and implementing activities that help foster independence and promote community involvement
  • Helping individuals develop social and relationship-building skills
  • Supporting individuals in developing and achieving personal goals
  • Completing paperwork to track an individual’s monthly progress and monitor their work towards specific goals
  • Modeling productive and appropriate behavior for the individuals you work with

Job Requirements:

  • A desire to work with adults with disabilities
  • Ability to provide positive motivation to others
  • Must be caring, dedicated, responsible, and patient

For more information or to submit your resume, contact Ilana Rosenbaum at 212-613-8320 or rosenbaumi@ou.org.