Clinical Social Worker/Youth Counselor

  • Location

    Philadelphia and Bala Cynwyd

  • Category


Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia is searching for a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor, or related professional with at least three years of experience counseling adolescents/teens to enhance our counseling services. The Social Worker will work with leadership to develop and provide individualized treatment plans, complete bio-psychosocial assessments, and provide appropriate therapeutic interventions including CBT, DBT, and family systems-based interventions. Therapy may be provided to individuals and families. The Social Worker may also plan and facilitate regularly scheduled group therapy programs. Services may be provided in home, community-based settings, in JFCS offices at varying sites, and via telehealth platforms.

Clinical Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides clinical treatment for individuals and families with social and emotional stressors
  • Provides clinical treatment, safety planning, and assessments to clients in suicide prevention program
  • Prepares and documents accurate and timely records including treatment plans, clinical and progress notes, and billing information in compliance with department documentation guidelines and expectations
  • Refers clients for psychiatric and psychological consultations when appropriate
  • Maintains knowledge of a broad variety of community resources and refers clients when appropriate to support their treatment goals
  • Conducts regular re-evaluation of plan of treatment and goals
  • Participates as an active member in weekly supervision and monthly counseling program meetings
  • Maintains interest in and knowledge of relevant professional activities, developments in the field of behavioral health and in social problems as they pertain to our clients and to the advancement of the profession
  • Assumes responsibility in emergency situations
  • Participates in team conferences and peer supervisory sessions
  • Is culturally competent to serve populations with varying backgrounds
  • Performs other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor and other management as requested


  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences
  • Ability to write and speak clearly and succinctly in a variety of settings
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple assignments
  • Ability to work independently—can follow up and follow through with clients and notes
  • Must be able to exercise independent judgment in an area for which procedures cannot be standardized
  • Ability to establish good working relations with other professionals both internally and in the community
  • Must be in good standing, maintain any pertinent license(s), and follow guidelines as required by the PA State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Counselors, and Professional Counselors
  • Demonstrate knowledge, understanding, and implementation of practices based on the NASW code of ethics


  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor, or related field in state of Pennsylvania or within 3 months of obtaining clinical licensure upon hiring date
  • 3 Years counseling experience with adolescents/teens or children required
  • Specialized knowledge of and working with children a must
  • Understands best practices and knowledge to assess and implement appropriate therapeutic interventions including, but not limited to: DBT, CBT, MI, Crisis De-Escalation, and TIC.
  • Has the ability to appropriately assess an individual in crisis to determine if a higher level of care is needed, can include psychiatric emergencies that may lead to hospitalization.
  • Proficient user of technology (smart phone/tablet/laptop) and experience using MS Office applications required
  • EHR/EMR database experience a plus

Additional Requirements

  • Employee must have a safe driving record on file with the Department of Motor Vehicles in the state in which the employee is licensed to drive and provide a valid driver’s license and proof of automobile liability insurance at time of employment. Employee must maintain a valid driver’s license and carry liability insurance as a condition of continued employment.
  • May be asked to work flexible hours, (1 evening until 9:00 PM). to match the availability of individuals and families
  • May host groups that run beyond normal business hours (schedule will be adjusted accordingly)
  • All prospective employees must pass a criminal background check, child abuse check and FBI fingerprint clearances and any other required clearance for working in a school setting
  • Must own a car, have, and maintain a safe driving record on file with the Department of Motor Vehicles in the state in which the employee is licensed to drive. Must provide a valid driver’s license, maintain proof of automobile liability insurance, and must maintain coverage.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $49,000.00 – $53,000.00 per year

About Us

Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia has a unique and vital mission: to strengthen families and individuals across generations and cultures to achieve stability, independence and community.

We work to fulfill that mission by adhering to the key principles of:

Living our Jewish values
Serving all people, including the most vulnerable in our community
Acting with respect and compassion
Embracing diversity and inclusion
Being transparent and accountable
Emphasizing excellence in everything we do, in order to be a leading and relevant provider of family services
In 1983 the Association for Jewish Children (AJC) and Jewish Family Service (JFS) merged to become today’s Jewish Family and Children’s Service.

AJC can trace its roots to 1855, when Rebecca Gratz founded its predecessor agency, the Jewish Foster Home–the first institution in the country to care for indigent and destitute Jewish children. The Home merged with several Jewish children’s service organizations and the Association for Jewish Children was formed in 1941.

JFS began in 1869 as United Hebrew Charities, and was established to provide food, clothing, fuel, medical attendance and other aid to those in need. By 1920, the agency had evolved from a largely volunteer organization to a professional organization with trained social workers. By 1948, when the agency became Jewish Family Service of Philadelphia, its services included counseling, homemaker services, services for older persons, a volunteer program, and Jewish family life education.

Since both AJC and JFS were serving children and families, the two organizations merged to become JFCS, one comprehensive agency serving individuals, children and seniors through all phases of the life cycle.

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Please submit your resume if you meet the position requirements and have your LCSW or are close to attaining it within the next 3 months.

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