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Current Job Openings at JVS

 

Welcome to Jewish Vocational Service's job page

 

 


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.

 

 

Manager


Jewish Vocational Service seeks a Manager for Secure Jobs Partnership.  Secure Jobs Partnership is a regional collaboration aimed at demonstrating a replicable model for connecting homeless families to career ladder employment and for improving coordination of services among the local housing/homelessness and workforce development systems.  The Project Manager is responsible for the day-to-day implementation of the program, including outreach, intake, and service coordination, establishment of employment action plans, supervision of other project staff and coordination with various JVS programs, Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership (MBHP) and other external partners.

 

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:


o    Three to five years of  experience in workforce development or related field
o    Experience providing case management; knowledge of Boston area resources a plus
o    Experience working with homeless and/or at risk families preferred
o    Excellent communication and writing skills , strong computer skills
o    Outstanding interpersonal, customer service and organizational skills
o    Ability to work as part of a team
o    Program and people management skills, including supervisory experience
o    Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment

 

EDUCATION REQUIRED:
BA/BS in Human Services, Business 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, Hispanic/Latino/Latina and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

 

Employment Specialist


Jewish Vocational Service seeks an Employment Specialist for the Secure Jobs Partnership.  Secure Jobs Partnership is a regional collaboration aimed at demonstrating a replicable model for connecting homeless families to career ladder employment and for improving coordination of services among the local housing/homelessness and workforce development systems.  The Employment Specialist is responsible for assisting a diverse population of job seekers in locating and sustaining employment through a continuum of job development services while meeting placement goals.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:

o    Two to three years of  experience in  workforce development or related field required;
o    Demonstrated experience creating and maintaining professional business relationships relating to employment of others preferred;
o    Experience providing case management preferred;
o    Knowledge of Boston area resources a plus;
o    Experience working with homeless and/or at risk families highly preferred;
o    Excellent communication and writing skills , strong computer skills required;
o    Outstanding interpersonal, customer service and organizational skills required;
o    Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment required;
o    Ability to work as part of a team required.

 

EDUCATION REQUIRED:
BA/BS in Human Services, Business 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.  Females, veterans, people with disabilities, people of color, Hispanic/Latino/Latina and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.


Career Coach


Jewish Vocational Service seeks a Career Coach for the MassLEAP project.   The MassLEAP project assists tenants in subsidized housing to move forward in their education and career goals by offering services to clients to access: post-secondary education, job placement services, skills training and escrow accounts.  In this five year project, each client will achieve all three goals to self-sufficiency:  increasing earnings, learning financial management and entering post-secondary education.  The Career Coach will be responsible for a cohort of 45-50 clients who hold subsidies from Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership (MBHP).   This position will work in collaboration with the Secure Jobs Project team to assist all clients in meeting their goals.

 

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:


o    Two to three years of  experience in workforce development or human services required;
o    Demonstrated experience creating and maintaining client relationships helping clients to reach their goals highly preferred;
o    Experience providing case management preferred;
o    Knowledge of Boston area resources a plus;
o    Experience working with homeless and/or at risk families highly preferred;
o    Excellent communication and writing skills , strong computer skills required;
o    Outstanding interpersonal, customer service and organizational skills required;
o    Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment required;
o    Ability to work as part of a team required.

 

EDUCATION REQUIRED:
BA/BS in Human Services, 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.  Females, veterans and people with disabilities, people of color, Hispanic/Latino/Latina and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

Healthcare Sector Industry Organizer


 

The Healthcare Sector Industry Organizer is responsible for creating new services, products, and relationships to foster connections between job seekers and the career opportunities within the healthcare sector.   The Organizer’s primary responsibility is to understand the healthcare industry and the human capital required at each level across the continuum of care including, home care, long-term care, community health centers and medical centers.  Understanding the unique workforce needs, criteria for evaluating candidates, and hiring process at each employer will be key to the success of the Organizer’s ability to source well-suited candidates for employer consideration.  In collaboration with other career center staff, the Organizer will be responsible for identifying job seekers who express interest in healthcare careers, educating them about opportunities, assessing and screening candidates.  

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE


o    Minimum of 5 years professional experience in healthcare, human resources, education, workforce development, community organizing, or professional staffing.
o    Demonstrated success managing large, long-term projects with multiple stakeholders and complex partnerships.
o    Demonstrated success in the startup phase of such large, complex projects or initiatives.
o    Strong communication and presentation skills.
o    Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well with team members and partners from a broad spectrum of disciplines.
o    Ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
o    Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

 

EDUCATION REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in the healthcare 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, females, veterans, Hispanic/Latino/Latina and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.

 


College and Career Coach

            

Date to start is September 2, 2014.

The College and Career Coach is a full-time position that works collaboratively with all members of the Adult Diploma Program Education Team to ensure that students enroll, persist, complete their high school diplomas and move into appropriate next steps such as college bridge programs, post secondary education, skills training, employment, or promotions.

 

SUMMARY:  The College and Career Coach plays two distinct but related roles on the ADP team. He or she serves as the primary coach to the Adult Diploma Program students who are closest to graduating or have recently graduated, ensures that college and career readiness is integrated throughout the ADP program, and provides college- and career-specific workshops to ADP students. As coach, he or she promotes persistence and provides assistance to students with barriers to attendance; meets with students to update them on their academic progress; and assists students in navigating their next steps such as furthering their education and/or training as well as job placement and advancement.  The college and career coach is also involved in participant discipline issues and implementing corrective action. He or she staffs the “seniors” tutoring lab, creates a plan with and tracks their progress and makes sure they are on course to complete their academic requirements within their designated schedules, as well as ensuring that students and volunteers log in, are appropriately matched, and receive appropriate support as tutors and as students.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

 

Coaching, Counseling and Case Management


o    Assists rising seniors, graduating students, and recent graduates of the ADP program of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds with academic issues; shepherds students on after completion of the program and assists students in making connections to other appropriate programs.
o    Provides workshops on college readiness topics as needed.
o    Integrates college and career readiness into the ADP program
o    Counsels students regarding any day-to-day conflicts, barriers or problems that may arise for enrollees, and refers students to appropriate support services.  Coordinates with teachers to resolve issues and brings problems to next relevant management level as appropriate.
o    Provides students with appropriate referrals, as needed.
o    Identifies any barriers that students may have and works with students to remedy those barriers so successful enrollment, attendance and completion of program and attainment of next steps may be achieved.
o    Maintains up to date list of referrals and resources
o    Understands and accesses various support systems both inside and outside of JVS and works collaboratively with the other ADP coaches and JVS coaching community to identify solutions
o    Staffs the “seniors” tutoring lab.
o    Enables volunteers to provide appropriate tutoring by training them in the ADP curriculum needs and guidelines and monitoring their efforts.
o    Matches students with volunteers.
o    Keeps volunteer and student logs.
o    Tracks student progress towards goals, motivates students to complete requirements on time.

 

Administration


o    Ensures that student information such as general information, student goals, objectives, activities, progress, referrals, and confidential records of advising notes and activities are documented and stored in lockable student files.
o    Maintains all necessary files and records and prepares reports as necessary.
o    Attends and actively participates in staff and other meetings, team based projects, and cross-functional projects as required.
o    Provides high quality coaching, counseling, tutoring, and customer service to students.
o    Consistently uses satisfaction surveys and other methods to gauge level of client participant satisfaction.  Participates in Continuous Quality Improvement teams to design resulting system and service improvements
o    Works collaboratively with Education Team members to ensure performance goals are met.
o    Performs other related duties as requested.


KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:
o    Three years experience in college and career counseling, problem solving and crisis management with students with varying needs or related experience required.
o    Two years of experience teaching or tutoring adult secondary education-level adult learners from diverse cultural, linguistic, and educational backgrounds with multiple barriers to success or related experience required.
o    Strong science background a plus, but not required.
o    Familiarity and experience with Accuplacer, FAFSA, Pell Grants and all related financial aid required for higher education.
o    Familiarity with educational, training, and support resources and community colleges in the Boston area a plus.
o    Microsoft Office proficient with strong data entry skills required.
o    Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
o    Effective time management skills and ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently and accurately.

 

EDUCATION REQUIRED:

BA/BS in Education, Human Services, Counseling or other relevant field strongly preferred, MA/MS a plus.

 

COMMUNICATION/REASONING DEMANDS:


o    Strong listening skills.
o    The ability to coordinate, analyze, organize, compile, compose, and compute data and information.
o    The ability to organize, negotiate, guide and instruct, speak and give instructions to individuals.
o    Clear command of English language.
o    Ability to problem solve and bring multiple resources to problems.

 

MENTAL DEMANDS: 

                     
Reading                 Verbal communication  

Detailed work         Written communication

Confidentiality        Multiple concurrent tasks    

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 

 

Speaking       Sitting           

Standing        Walking

Listening      

                      


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, females, veterans, Hispanic/Latino/Latina and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

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.

Pre-College Math Instructor


                              
This is a full-time benefitted position.  Schedule is 8:30 to 4:30 on Mondays and Wednesdays
8:30 to 7:30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays-Fridays only as necessary

 

JVS’ Bridges to College program, a college transition program, is designed to meet the needs of those transitioning from Adult Basic Education into college level certificate or Associate Degree programs.  Bridges to College is part of the Partnership for Careers and Learning (PCL) Employment Division which offers ESOL/adult education, job readiness training, job placement, and support, as well as financial literacy and asset development services. Populations served include refugees and immigrants, dislocated workers, individuals with disabilities, individuals transitioning off public assistance, and other low-income individuals with barriers to employment.  The division also assists employer customers in their search for well-qualified job applicants.

The math Pre-College Instructor works collaboratively with each member of the Bridges to College/PCL team to assist students in obtaining the skills needed to successfully pass the math portions of the College Placement Test (CPT) and acquire college level academic skills. Courses are delivered in the evening at 29 Winter Street, downtown Boston.

 

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:


o    2-5 years of teaching adults math pre-college curriculum;
o    strong Windows/Word, Excel;
o    excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills;
o    strong written and oral communication skills;
o    excellent presentation and facilitation 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;
o    flexibility and adaptability to program changes a must.

 

EDUCATION REQUIRED:  BS in 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, females, veterans, Hispanic/Latino/Latina and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

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.

Lead Employment Specialist


Jewish Vocational Service seeks a Lead Employment Specialist who provides a full continuum of services including job search assistance, resume development, career coaching, and job lead development to designated low income, refugee and immigrant participants. Supervises staff’s employment services activities; assists in preparing of proposals and required reports; serves as a liaison to employers, funders and other agencies and represents JVS to outside stakeholders, employers and community events.


KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:


o    One to three years of Workforce Development experience required;
o    Supervisory and program management a plus;
o    Knowledge of workforce development and/or education and training programs required;    
o    Excellent communication and organizational skills required;
o    Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required;
o    Ability to work as part of a team required;
o    Presentation and facilitation skills required;
o    Demonstrated ability to work independently required.


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


SPECIAL WORK CONDITIONS:
Occasional evening and weekend hours required
Frequent local travel required


APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please send cover letter and resume to resumes@jvs-boston.org.  People with disabilities, people of color, females, veterans, Hispanic/Latino/Latina and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.


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.


ESOL/Basic Computer Instructor – 18 hrs. week



The ESOL and Basic Computer Instructor teaches two courses in the Caring for our Seniors: a CNA training program; one on Introduction to Windows, Word, and Excel 2007 and basic keyboarding and one ESOL class that focuses on speaking and listening skills. The ESOL/Basic Computer Instructor 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 supervisor, funders or evaluators. The ESOL and Basic Computer Instructor will participate in team meetings and be an integral member of the Caring for our Seniors: a CNA training program team.


KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:

o    2-5 years of ESOL teaching experience with adults;
o    Knowledge of adult learning theory;
o    Interpersonal, communication and organizational 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;
o    Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently;
o    Experience working with individuals with barriers to employment;
o    Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment;
o    Bi-lingual, bi-cultural preferred.


EDUCATION REQUIRED: BS in Education or related field or at least 5 years teaching adult learners.


APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Please send cover letter and resume to cbell@jvs-boston.org.  People with disabilities, people of color, females, veterans, Hispanic/Latino/Latina and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.


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.


VESOL Instructor



Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) is seeking a dynamic candidate for the Vocational English for Speakers of Other Languages (VESOL) instructor position to join our Lynn Rapid Employment team.  The JVS Lynn Rapid Employment Program is a partnership between JVS, the United Way (UW) and the Lynn Housing Authority and Neighborhood Development agency (LHAND).  The program is located off-site from JVS at the LHAND Resource Center in Lynn, MA.

The VESOL Instructor will be responsible for planning and teaching English for Employment classes including short-term vocational trainings that lead to job outcomes.  Working closely with the Coordinator/Employment Specialist, the instructor will develop and modify curriculum and daily lesson plans for courses, deliver classes to participants, evaluate the academic progress of individual students on a scheduled basis, tracks outcomes, create documents for submission to funders or evaluators, and attend strategic meetings with partners.

This is a 21 hour per week position. Schedule to be determined.


KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:

o   One year ESOL teaching experience with adults required; VESOL teaching experience with adults preferred;
o   Familiarity with workforce development highly preferred;
o   Highly proficient in Microsoft Office Suite required;
o   Interpersonal, communication and organizational skills a must;
o   Ability to work as part of a team;
o   Presentation and facilitation skills required;
o   Experience working with individuals with barriers to employment highly preferred;
o   Ability to work independently required.
 

EDUCATION REQUIRED: Bachelor’s in Education or Applied Linguistics or related field.


APPLICATION PROCESS:
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, women, veterans, people of color, Hispanic/Latino/Latina and LGBT candidates are encouraged to apply.


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.  We are a great place to work and are seeking to increase the diversity of our staff.  Jewish Vocational Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



 

 

 

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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