Employment Opportunities

We currently have openings for a Social Worker (Part-Time), and for a Career Development Specialist (Part-Time)

Social Worker (Part-time)

Jewish Family Service of Western Massachusetts is seeking a Master’s level Social Worker with experience providing services to older adults. This position is located in Berkshire County and is in collaboration with the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires. The position is primarily outreach and care management but also includes collaboration with community providers.  Flexible 12 hours a week, knowledge of Jewish values and traditions a plus but not required. LICSW/ LCSW is required.

Hourly compensation.  JFS is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Please send cover letter and resume to: Please email your cover letter and resume to: Mary Petrone, Human Resource Administrator, m.petrone@jfswm.org.

Career Development Specialist (Part-time)

Jewish Family Service of Western Massachusetts is seeking a part-time Career Development Specialist to join our multicultural New American Program serving refugee youth and families.

The duties of the position will include:

* Meeting with current and potential employers to inquire about needed job skills for refugee job applicants and planning ways to address skills gaps through training, information sessions and individual counseling

* Developing skills trainings for refugees that respond to employer needs, including outreach to trainers

* Overseeing periodic workshops to include mock interviews with small groups of refugees and resume/cover letter prep with volunteers

* Liaising with volunteers and outreach with professionals and organizations to assist with workshops

* Planning and executing Career Days for refugees, where refugees would hear from speakers that represent various career tracks and would participate in discussions in order to plan their career

The ideal candidate will be friendly, detail oriented, able to multi-task and interact with a diverse multi-cultural staff. This position requires excellent verbal and written communication skills and proficiency in Microsoft Word & Excel. Bachelor’s degree, community-outreach skills, experience with career counseling and job placement, and experience teaching ESL preferred. This is a part-time position.

We offer a competitive compensation package. JFS is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Please email your cover letter and resume to: Mary Petrone, Human Resource Administrator, m.petrone@jfswm.org.

JFS is a 102 year old, multi-service, non-sectarian organization founded in 1898 with a $3M budget and 4 locations.  We seek dynamic, talented individuals to join our team of dedicated professionals.To apply for any position, please send cover letter and resume to:

Human Resources, Jewish Family Service of Western MA, 15 Lenox Street, Springfield, MA 01108 or email HR@jfswm.org.

For more information or to get involved, call 413.737.2601 or email info@jfswm.org.