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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.

 

 

Employment Specialist – Framingham/Allston/Brighton


This position is available either part-time (21 hours) or full-time (35 hours). A 21 hour part-time position is located in Metro West at Jewish Family Service of Metro West (JFS/MW) and provides services to Jewish professional clients referred by JFS/MW staff.

As a full-time position, the remaining 14 hours will be spent at the Allston/Brighton Resource Center providing services to local job seekers. The 14 hours are funded until the end of December and there is a possibility of continued funding.


SUMMARY: The Employment Specialist is responsible for providing high-quality job search coaching (including employment assessment, resume development, interview prep, social media training, etc.) and job placement assistance (including aggressive marketing and outreach to employers, job development, placement ,follow-up) to professional-level job seekers in the Metro West area and at the Allston/Brighton Resource Center. This individual must provide service to both the job seeker and employer.


KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:

o    A minimum of 3 years of related experience;
o    Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills;
o    Knowledge of job development strategies;
o    Experience working and partnering with employers required;
o    Highly computer proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and internet searches;
o    Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team;
o    Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment;
o    Presentation and facilitation skills required.


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


SPECIAL WORK CONDITIONS:
The position is located in Framingham, MA 21 hours per week . The other 14 hours is at the Allston/Brighton Resource Center in Brighton. Travel to Boston a minimum of once per month required. Occasional 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. Women, veterans, people with disabilities, people of color, Hispanic/Latino/Latina and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

Vice President-Career Services


As a member of JVS’ senior management team, the VP is responsible for setting a vision and leading our Career Services division, the front door of our organization.  The VP will have responsibility for the creation of a menu of services, an array of programming and an abundance of resources available through Career Services to the public, to meet the current and future demands of the underemployed, unemployed, newly employed, career changers and individuals seeking new skills and or education to advance their career.  Daily operations, strategic staffing, budgeting, contracting, reporting and evaluating the One-Stop Career Center will be led by the VP.  Ensuring high-quality customer services to job seekers and cutting-edge workforce development/labor exchange practices to Boston area employers will be priorities.  The VP will work to integrate JVS Career Services with all JVS workforce development services providing a real continuum of services and opportunities for all JVS customers.  The VP will also explore, develop, and implement a healthcare industry focus for the One-Stop Career Center providing services to job seekers and building relationships with healthcare employers.



KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:


o   Eight years of related work experience;

o   Three years of program management and supervisory experience;

o   Proven financial management skills; o Proven program development and management skills;

o   Hands-on experience in grant and proposal writing;

o   Hands-on experience in review and creation of budgets;

o   Highly proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, with focus on strong Excel skills;

o   Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills;

o   Ability to work as part of a team; experience in team facilitation; 

o   Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment;

o   Demonstrated presentation skills;

o   Demonstrated effective negotiation skills.


EDUCATION REQUIRED:BA/BS in Human Service, Education, Non-Profit Management, Business or related field


SPECIAL WORK CONDITIONS:

Occasional evening and weekend hours required Occasional out-of-state travel required Frequent local travel 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, women, veterans, people of color, women, veterans, Hispanic/Latino/Latina and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.


Employment Specialist


JVS is seeking an Employment Specialist to provide high quality career counseling, training, and job placement assistance to designated low income, refugee and immigrant participants.  This individual must have a strong knowledge about issues related to resettled refugees and political asylees, with a particular commitment to assisting them to obtain economic self-sufficiency through job search and training strategies. Works collaboratively with the Refugee Services staff to identify barriers to employment and address them, with the goal of creating opportunities for individuals that will lead to successful job placement, retention and career advancement. 

 

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:

 

o    Experience working in a community based, nonprofit organization

o    1-3 years of experience working with low income, low English level, refugee and immigrant individuals with barriers to employment in a direct care setting

o    Experience in marketing and outreach

o    An understanding of job development and job placement

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 (Somali, Spanish, Arabic, Haitian Creole, Vietnamese, Burmese or Swahili)

 

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.  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.

 

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.





 

 

 

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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