Job Opportunities

Group Services Coordinator

The Group Services Coordinator Position is an exciting, creative position overseeing all clinical groups within Yachad. This position will require superb organizational skills, the ability to collaborate extensively with internal staff as well as outside agencies. The position will include overseeing interns as part of the group services team, as well as facilitate intake, scheduling, and staffing of each group. Opportunities for creativity include creating new group models within the agency.

Responsibilities include:

  • Knowledge of individuals with developmental disabilities
  • Knowledge of the community network helpful

Qualifications:

  • Social work (LCSW, LMSW, MSW)
  • Programming experience
  • Clinical interest

For more information, or to submit your resume, contact Amanda Levy.

 


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.

 


South Area Coordinator, New England Yachad

The South Area Coordinator will develop and manage social, recreational and Jewish communal activities for children, teens and adults with disabilities and their neurotypical peers. We seek a multi-talented individual familiar with the region: South Area includes Dedham, Norwood, Sharon, Easton, Canton, Milton, Stoughton and Providence. The individual will preferably have experience in the Jewish community and will embrace the mission of Yachad. This is a part-time position with flexible hours that routinely requires evening and weekend work, including attending events.

Responsibilities include:

  • Outreach to parents and possible Yachad participants.
  • Work with local partner organizations, including synagogues and day schools, to host social groups and joint events for children, teens and adults with disabilities and their neurotypical peers.
  • Regularly meet with key community leaders, parents, clergy, school officials, local stakeholders, area social service agencies and Yachad members.
  • Implement social and recreational programs in ways that ensures safety, fosters friendships and promotes socialization of our members. This includes reaching out to area teens and college students as peer participants and routinely networking with them.
  • Coordinate local event/program requirements (space, calendar, food, speakers/guests, etc.) with professional staff, volunteers, and vendors.
  • Coordinate teen volunteers for all South Area Boston events.
  • Train different populations in sensitivity and awareness.
  • Submit weekly reports, receipts and reimbursement forms, participate in monthly staff meetings and maintain records in Yachad’s database.

Qualifications:

  • BA required, MA degree in Jewish education, communal service or special needs is preferred. Social workers or mental health professionals are also encouraged to apply.
  • Understanding of Jewish values and practice.
  • Preferably candidate has experience with individuals with disabilities and special needs.
  • Demonstrated strength in developing relationships with diverse groups and creating interesting, engaging and developmentally appropriate programs.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, attention-to-detail, accuracy, and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently.
  • Ability to manage purchasing of supplies, food and equipment and maintaining invoices, record keeping, tracking receipts and program costs.
  • High energy, optimistic, creative and passionate about making a difference in the future of the Jewish community.

For more information, or to submit your resume, contact Rina Hoffman.

 


North Shore Coordinator, New England Yachad

As North Shore Children’s Outreach Coordinator, New England Yachad, this position is responsible, under the direction of the Director, NE Yachad, to assist in the development of programming to implement the goals of the organization, program promotion, events/outreach coordination, and various tasks.

Responsibilities include:

  • Working with families, synagogues and day schools
  • Recruiting teen peer participants
  • Outreach and support to families
  • Planning events
  • Staff support to Yachad Buddies at the JCC

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • One year of experience, preferred.
  • Knowledge of social services and working with people with disabilities.
  • Experience working with Yachad preferred
  • 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.

For more information, or to submit your resume, contact Liz Offen.

 


Clinical & Support Services Coordinator, New England Yachad

New England Yachad is looking for a part time Clinical and Support Services Coordinator to work closely with staff to help facilitate growth for individuals with developmental disabilities. This position can be held by one person or divided into two positions depending on candidates’ level of skill and availability. Our headquarters are in Brookline, MA with programs throughout Boston, the North Shore and South Area.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide direct clinical services and case management for young adults and adults with disabilities and for their family members
  • Conduct intake, triage and referral services
  • Supervise, orient and train graduate level social work intern(s)
  • Oversee interns as they carry out direct service responsibilities
  • Provide guidance to staff on clinical matters
  • Oversee clinical and social skills groups
  • Run weekly and monthly groups
  • Contribute to team meetings
  • Collaborate with staff on program development and supports for Yachad members
  • Administrative responsibilities
  • Familiarity with DDS, DMH, MRC programs

Qualifications:

  • LCSW required, LICSW preferred.
  • Experience working with individuals with disabilities preferred.
  • Experience supervising college and graduate level social work students preferred.
  • Use of car required.
  • Professional liability insurance is required.

For more information, or to submit your resume, contact Rina Hoffman.

 


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.

 


Yachad Job Coach (Brooklyn and Manhattan)

Position is available in Brooklyn/Manhattan – 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 Gourdji and Chavie Kahn.

 


Direct Care Workers/Job Coaches needed

Positions available in Brooklyn – 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 your resume to coopermand@ou.org.

 


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 (646)-459-5188 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 (646)-459-5188 or rosenbaumi@ou.org.