The Jewish Living Educator plays a vital role in fostering Jewish connections and enhancing the cultural and spiritual well-being of residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Monroe County and in group homes. This position is responsible for designing and implementing meaningful programming and social engagement opportunities that promote a deeper understanding and appreciation of Jewish traditions, culture, and values. The Jewish Living Educator will work in a diverse and inclusive environment, embracing the core values of inclusivity and service to all individuals and families.
Per Diem Position – Approximately 30 hours/month. Hybrid
Salary Range: $19-23/hour
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Jewish Living Educator coordinates and facilitates Judaic culture-based content year-round programing to Jewish adults with IDD (Jewish Living), who resides in non-Jewish group homes and/or with their families. The Jewish Living Educator leads, coordinates and manages all aspects of this decades-long program. The Jewish Living Educator is responsible for maintaining and expanding constant communication with the program’s clients, their group home and agency staff, and families (when applicable), develops and implements additional supports of Jewish content and social engagement opportunities with this target audience, leads 7-8 in-person class sessions throughout the year, is responsible for maintaining and expanding engagement with families of disabled adults and children (I/DD), and works with them to initiate and develop opportunities of engagement for them within the Jewish community.
- Attend JFS staff meetings, conferences, and trainings
- Participate in activities to promote JFS programs in the community including staffing resource fairs
- Other duties as requested by supervisor
The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive. Employees are required to follow appropriate supervisory direction and perform other related duties as required.
Education and Experience:
- Associates Degree in Human Services or equivalent combination of education and experience. Bachelor’s preferred.
- Strong networking/outreach skills, communication, and writing skills.
- Demonstrated abilities include critical thinking skills, professionalism, ability to maintain confidentiality, ability to work resourcefully.
- Strong proficiency with all Microsoft Office 365 applications including Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint.
- Excellent interpersonal and interviewing skills
- Demonstrates ability with written communications
- Knowledge of Jewish culture and tradition beneficial
- Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including occasional evenings & weekends.
Physical Demands/Work Environment: The physical demands/work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, hear, stand, walk, use hands to type and/or perform light lifting. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
Compliance: Adheres to all applicable federal and state laws and regulations including, but not limited to, those governing confidentiality, privacy, and documentation standards. All duties must be performed in accordance with JFS corporate compliance & HIPAA program.
Jewish Family Services is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive environment. EOE/AA Disability/Vet
This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job related instructions and to perform any other job related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.
A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills or abilities.