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Current Job Openings at JVS

 

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It is our goal to provide and support a work culture that encourages diversity, facilitates understanding of perceptions, and builds a cohesive work environment. We are fully committed to providing opportunities for professional employee growth within the Agency through ongoing recruitment strategies, educational opportunities, skill identification and enhancement, opportunities for promotional advancement, skill utilization regarding program and service development and ongoing evaluation of services and policies. see more

JVS provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify Margaret Chapin, HR Specialist at 617-399-3236 mchapin@jvs-boston.org, or Lee Ann Bennett, HR Director at 617-399-3121 lbennett@jvs-boston.org. TTY number is 617-451-1496. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

We appreciate your interest in working for Jewish Vocational Service. Available positions are listed below.


 

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Welcome Center Administrator

Manager Certified Nursing Assistant Training Program

Adult Diploma Program (ADP) Social Studies and Basic English Instructor

Young Adult Outreach/Social Media Specialist

Employment Specialist

Math Instructor – Part-time

Employment Specialist - Transitions to Work

Anticipated Opening ESOL Instructor - Part-time


Welcome Center Administrator


 
 
Fantastic Opportunity – Be the Face of Jewish Vocational Service in our new space in Boston!
 

JVS seeks a Welcome Center Administrator (WCA), as the first impression to the public including customers, clients, visitors, funders, donors and Board Members, to deliver customer service at the high-level to all entering the Welcome Center.  The Welcome Center Administrator is responsible for systems, structures, and processes related to the entire JVS Welcome Center and Information Desk function. The WCA will directly supervise staff and assist them with day-to-day functions.  The WCA trains, supervises, and assists the Program Assistants at the Welcome Center and the Information Desk, planning, organizing, and coordinating all front desk operations.  This individual will ensure the staff’s commitment to maintaining service expectations through observation, communication, and recognition.  This position also performs all of the functions of a Program Assistant-Welcome Center and Program Assistant Information Desk at a high level of expertise, offering technical guidance/assistance as needed.


 

MINIMUM SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS (REQUIRED):

o    4 years front desk management or high level administrative with previous supervisory experience; including  experience with composing and conducting annual evaluations; providing coaching and counselling;
o    Bi-lingual in Spanish or Haitian Creole;
o    Excellent customer service skills with ability to interact with and assist a multi-cultural customer base, including those with low levels of English proficiency and limited educational backgrounds.
o    Demonstrated ability to communicate using considerable tact and diplomacy;
o    Demonstrated strong communication, leadership organizational and motivational skills;  
o    Demonstrated strong customer service skills. Considerable tact and diplomacy;
o    Professional appearance and service delivery.
o    Demonstrated ability to effectively solve problems dealing with staff conflict to personnel issues and performance;
o    Demonstrated ability to direct, guide and assist a group of individuals.  Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer services.
o    Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Possesses exceptional interpersonal communication skills.  
o    Exceptional Microsoft Office suite skills.
o    Ability to work in a multicultural environment.
o    Performs other duties as assigned.


 

EDUCATION:  High school diploma or equivalent and 4 plus years directly related experience
 
JVS CULTURE:  JVS is strongly committed to diversity and a workplace environment that respects, appreciates and values employee differences and similarities.  By providing and supporting a work culture that fosters and builds upon diversity and its strengths, JVS will better serve our local communities and continue to provide quality services.


APPLICATION:  Please send cover letter and resume to resumes@jvs-boston.org.  Please indicate in your cover letter the resource where you saw this listing.  Women, veterans, people with disabilities, people of color, Hispanic/Latino/Latina and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.


Manager Certified Nursing Assistant Training Program


Jewish Vocational Service's Certified Nursing Assistant Training program is an entry level skills training program designed to assist non-native English speaking adults who seek their first position in long term care. The curriculum incorporates employer feedback and is designed to assist students in passing the certified nursing assistant state exam. The Manager, CNA Program is responsible for the day to day operations of the program and provides direct supervision of the staff. This position is also responsible for the outreach and intake process of the program as well as meeting all performance goals. Will perform other duties as assigned.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:


o   1 year supervisory and program management experience.
o   Knowledge of workforce development and/or adult education and skills training programs.
o   Interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
o   Ability to work individually and as part of a team.
o   Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
o   Presentation and Facilitation Skills.
o   Program and people management skills.
o   Experience in curriculum development.
o   Ability and experience working with diverse populations.

 

EDUCATION REQUIRED:
BA/BS in Human Services/Social Work, Education, or related field or 5+ years relevant experience; Master's in macro Social Work, Education, or related field preferred.

 

SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

Availability for weekend and evening hours required.

 

JVS CULTURE: JVS is strongly committed to diversity and a workplace environment that respects, appreciates and values employee differences and similarities. By providing and supporting a work culture that fosters and builds upon diversity and its strengths, JVS will better serve our local communities and continue to provide quality services.

 

APPLICATION: Please send cover letter and resume to resumes@jvs-boston.org. Please indicate in your cover letter the resource where you saw this listing. People with disabilities, people of color, women, veterans, Hispanic/Latino/Latina and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

Adult Diploma Program (ADP) Social Studies and Basic English Instructor


Jewish Vocational Services is seeking a full-time Adult Diploma Program (ADP) Social Studies and Basic English Instructor to work collaboratively with all members of the Adult Diploma Program Education Team to assist students in obtaining the skills needed to obtain their high school diplomas and move into appropriate next steps such as college bridge programs, post-secondary education, skills training, employment, or promotions. The social studies and basic English instructor is specifically responsible for assisting students in obtaining the knowledge and skills needed to complete a set of social studies-related assignments in the Boston Public School Adult Diploma Program curriculum. The ADP Social Studies and Basic English Instructor also teaches students those ADP students whose English language reading and writing skills are not sufficient to enable them to tackle ADP assignments to build those skills so they can enroll in ADP ELA, social studies, and science classes.
 
We employ an activity-based approach to instruction, emphasizing reading and writing across the curriculum and portfolio completion.  The ADP Social Studies and Basic English Instructor is responsible for the instruction and logistical management necessary to ensure that all students requiring remedial Basic English build their skills so they can enroll in regular ADP classes, and that all ADP students successfully complete their Social Studies (Task 4) assignments.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
o   2-5 years of teaching ESOL with an emphasis on reading and writing;
o   2-5 years teaching adults, preferably in an adult basic education setting;
o   History, government, or economics major preferred; or experience teaching Citizenship preparation classes;
o   Highly proficient in Microsoft Office Suite;
o   Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills;
o   Strong written and oral communication skills;
o   Excellent organizational presentation and facilitation skills;
o   Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with a diverse group of learners;
o   Knowledge of adult learning theory;
o   Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently;
o   Ability to work in a multicultural environment;
o   Flexibility and adaptability to program changes a must;o
o   Effective time management skills and ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently and accurately.
 
EDUCATION REQUIRED:  BA in history, government, English, education, or related field
 

JVS CULTURE:  JVS is strongly committed to diversity and a workplace environment that respects, appreciates and values employee differences and similarities.  By providing and supporting a work culture that fosters and builds upon diversity and its strengths, JVS will better serve our local communities and continue to provide quality services.


 

APPLICATION:  Please send cover letter and resume to resumes@jvs-boston.org.  Please indicate in your cover letter the resource where you saw this listing.  People with disabilities, people of color, women, veterans, Hispanic/Latino/Latina and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

Young Adult Outreach/Social Media Specialist

 

Jewish Vocational Service seeks a Young Adult Outreach/Social Media Specialist. As a key member of the Career Moves team the Young Adult Outreach /Social Media Specialist will maintain and adapt our team's social media strategy; creates and provides social media workshops and tutorials on LinkedIn, Twitter, etc. especially aimed at the professional-level job seeker and career changer. As the Young Adult Outreach Specialist, develops, adapts, presents small and large group programs for young professionals and coordinates all aspects of JVS's Emerging Jewish Leaders Summer Internship Program.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
o   Highly skilled in LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and other online social networks.
o   Demonstrated experience with managing/writing blogs, developing web content and utilizing creative ways to increase visibility.
o   Ability to work with clients individually and in groups.
o   Familiarity and connections with organizations in the Boston Jewish community a plus.
o   Experience providing job search coaching, resume critique and resume writing preferred.

 

EDUCATION REQUIRED: Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience.

 

SPECIAL WORK CONDITIONS: Occasional evening workshops

 

JVS CULTURE: JVS is strongly committed to diversity and a workplace environment that respects, appreciates and values employee differences and similarities. By providing and supporting a work culture that fosters and builds upon diversity and its strengths, JVS will better serve our local communities and continue to provide quality services.

 

APPLICATION: Please send cover letter and resume to resumes@jvs-boston.org. Please indicate in your cover letter the resource where you saw this listing. People with disabilities, people of color, women, veterans, Hispanic/Latino/Latina and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

 

Employment Specialist - Transitions to Work



Jewish Vocational Service seeks an Employment Specialist to provide job readiness trainings to individuals with disabilities that focus on basic skills needed to obtain employment in the community. The Employment Specialist provides on the job training and pre-employment job readiness skills to program participants. The Employment Specialist provides trainings and information to employer partners regarding working effectively with individuals with disabilities. The Employment Specialist is responsible for developing strong job leads and job placement assistance to program participants. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated skills as an Employment Specialist/Job Developer to initiate and sustain collaborative working relationships with a variety of businesses in the greater Boston area.  This individual must have a strong knowledge about issues related to individuals with significant barriers to employment. The Employment Specialist is part of a larger JVS team that supports employment, training and education needs of clients and employers.   

 

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:    

o An understanding of job development and job placement required.
o Experience in marketing and outreach strongly desired.
o 1-3 years of experience in workforce development or related field required.
o 1-3 years of experience in working with individuals with barriers to employment desired.
o Strong Microsoft Office Suite skills required.

 

EDUCATION REQUIRED: 

 

BA/BS in Human Services, Business Administration or related field.

 

SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

Access to a reliable vehicle and a valid Driver's License.

 

JVS CULTURE: 

JVS is strongly committed to diversity and a workplace environment that respects, appreciates and values employee differences and similarities.  By providing and supporting a work culture that fosters and builds upon diversity and its strengths, JVS will better serve our local communities and continue to provide quality services.

 

APPLICATION: 

Please send cover letter and resume to resumes@jvs-boston.org.  Please indicate in your cover letter the resource where you saw this listing.  People with disabilities, people of color, women, veterans, Hispanic/Latino/Latina and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

Employment Specialist

 

JVS is seeking an Employment Specialist to develop strong job leads, provide high quality career counseling, training, and job placement assistance to designated low income, refugee and immigrant participants. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated skills as an Employment Specialist/Job Developer to initiate and sustain collaborative working relationships with a variety of businesses in the greater Boston area.  This individual must have a strong knowledge about issues related to individuals with significant barriers to employment, with a particular commitment to assisting them to obtain economic self-sufficiency through job readiness coaching, job search and training strategies.  The Employment Specialist is part of a larger JVS team that supports employment, training and education needs of clients and employers.

 


KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:  


o    An understanding of job development and job placement
o    Experience in marketing and outreach
o    1-3 years of experience in workforce development or related field required
o    1-3 years of experience in working with individuals with barriers to employment, particularly limited English  
o    Outstanding interpersonal, customer service, communication and organizational skills
o    Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently
o    Strong written and oral communication skills required
o    Strong Microsoft Office Suite skills required
o    Proficiency in a language spoken by refugee and immigrant participants a plus  

 


EDUCATION REQUIRED: BA/BS in Human Services, Business Administration or related field

 


JVS CULTURE:  JVS is strongly committed to diversity and a workplace environment that respects, appreciates and values employee differences and similarities.  By providing and supporting a work culture that fosters and builds upon diversity and its strengths, JVS will better serve our local communities and continue to provide quality services.

 


APPLICATION:  Please send cover letter and resume to resumes@jvs-boston.org.  Please indicate in your cover letter the resource where you saw this listing.  People with disabilities, veterans, women, people of color, Hispanic/Latino/Latina and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.




Math Instructor – Part-time

 

Jewish Vocational Service seeks a part-time Math Instructor in its Pharmacy Technician Certification Program ten hours per week. JVS' Pharmacy Technician Certification Training program is a middle skills training program designed to assist adults who seek entry level positions in pharmacies. The curriculum incorporates employer feedback and is designed to assist students in passing the national certification exam. Populations served include refugees and immigrants, dislocated workers, individuals transitioning from public assistance, other low-income individuals with barriers to employment; in addition to incumbent pharmacy staff seeking certification.

 

The instructor will develop and adjust daily as needed, math curriculum, lesson plans, and teaching materials that lead students to the goal of passing the mathematics portion of the national certification exam. The instructor will incorporate the JVS core skills into delivery of the math curriculum, which will include the metric system, measurement conversions, intravenous drip rates, dosage calculations, dilutions and alligations. The instructor will be an active participant in the skills training team and contribute to the goal of the students passing the exam and becoming employed as a pharmacy technician in a local pharmacy.

 

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:


2-5 years of teaching math to adults (experience working in a pharmacy strongly preferred);
Strong Microsoft Office skills;
Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills;
Strong written and oral communication skills;
Demonstrated presentation and facilitation skills;
Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with a diverse group of clients at all levels of the organization;
Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently;
Ability to work in a diverse environment.

 

EDUCATION REQUIRED:

 

BS in Education, Math, Science or related field, CPhT preferred, Master's preferred

 

JVS CULTURE:

 

JVS is strongly committed to diversity and a workplace environment that respects, appreciates and values employee differences and similarities. By providing and supporting a work culture that fosters and builds upon diversity and its strengths, JVS will better serve our local communities and continue to provide quality services.

 

APPLICATION:

 

Please send cover letter and resume to resumes@jvs-boston.org. Please indicate in your cover letter the resource where you saw this listing. People with disabilities, people of color, women, veterans, Hispanic/Latino/Latina and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

 

Anticipated Opening ESOL INSTRUCTOR - Part-time



Jewish Vocational Service seeks an experienced ESOL Instructor to develop and deliver customized ESOL courses designed to raise the level of English fluency as it relates to participants' work and professional development. Assists students in obtaining the language skills needed to perform successfully in the workplace. Creates and delivers contextualized instruction designed to ensure that participants have the most relevant language and communication skills needed in the workplace, as identified by both the employer and the participants. Develops and modifies contextualized curriculum and daily lesson plans for courses, delivers classes to participants, evaluates the academic progress of individual students on a scheduled basis, tracks outcomes, creates documents for submission to their Supervisor, funders or evaluators, and attends strategic meetings with the PCL Incumbent Division team.

 

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

 

o 2-5 years of ESOL teaching experience with adults;

o Interpersonal, communication and organizational skills;

o Strong written and oral communication skills;

o Presentation and facilitation skills;

o Strong Microsoft Office Suite skills;

o Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with a diverse group of clients at all levels of the organization;

o Knowledge of adult learning theory;

o Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently.

 

EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in Education or related field required.

 

SPECIAL WORK CONDITIONS: This is 6-12 hours per week. Hours and schedule yet to be determined. Access to reliable transportation.

 

APPLICATION: If interested and qualified, please forward your cover letter and resume to resumes@jvs-boston.org. Please indicate in your cover letter the source where this ad appeared. People with disabilities, people of color, Hispanic/Latino/Latina and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

 
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