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Jewish Family Service is dedicated to making the Cincinnati community a better place to live for everyone, especially its most vulnerable citizens. From helping families navigate the process of adopting a child to connecting caregivers to resources for their aging parents, we have been strengthening the lives of individuals and families since 1943!


Over the years, the agency has evolved and adjusted its mission to meet the ever changing needs of the community it serves, but one thing has remained the same since the agency was founded-Jewish Family Service hires incredible people to do remarkable things!


If you are wondering, if you have to be Jewish to work here. Absolutely not! Jewish Family Service values a diverse workforce and serves clients from all walks of life and with every imaginable background. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and are not concerned about your religious affiliation, your ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender/gender identity, race, political beliefs, etc. We only care about your abilities, skills, knowledge, and degree of human compassion.


Jewish Family Service of Cincinnati offers a professional yet friendly and fun work environment. We offer some nice perks* such as:

  • Paid Holiday: 7 National holidays and up to 13 Jewish holidays every year
  • Professional development including Free CEUs and Free Group Supervision (2 hours per week for LSWs working toward LISW, maximum of 6 supervisees in the group)
  • Flexible schedule
  • Free onsite parking
  • Health, Dental, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance
  • 401K, Flex Spending Account, Health Savings Account
  • Sick Time and Long Term Sick Bank
  • Discount on individual membership at the Mayerson JCC, the J Cafe, and preschool

*some perks require a minimum number of work hours per week or eligibility


Case Manager & Information and Referral Specialist

Location: Jewish Family Service Barbash Family Vital Support Center,

3113 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45220.

Employee Type: Full-time (37.5 hours/week)

Education: Ohio Licensed Social Worker - LSW

Experience: 2 or more years of clinical social work experience.

Contact Information: To apply for this position please click on the following link:




Perform information and referral, assessment and intake, food pantry and activity group work, and maintain an individual direct service caseload of adult clients experiencing mental health challenges, food insecurity, and poverty within the context of the philosophy and mission of Jewish Family Service.



  • Provides assessment, information and referral and intake function for callers to the department.
  • Maintains a direct caseload of adult clients, who experience mental health and/or financial challenges. Conducts interviews and assessments of referred clients and completes all applicable paperwork. Works with clients in all settings: Jewish Family Service offices, Barbash Family Activity Center, client homes, and community settings. May transport clients.
  • Develops appropriate case plans to assist clients in achieving wellness and stability, using client strengths. Works with other service providers and organizations and collateral contacts involved in the client’s case plan. Coordination may include mental health, medical care, vocational assistance, housing assistance, accessing and/or maintaining public benefits.
  • Participates in individual supervision and team meetings
  • Participates in activities of Jewish Family Service food pantry; assessment and eligibility for requests for food, works a regular monthly pantry rotation, greets clients and logs activity in client database, assesses for other needs.
  • Participates in monthly group activities of Barbash Family Vital Support Center: co-facilitates wellness or educational groups, assists clients that need help with activities, participates in cultural events at activity center, observes clients in groups and encourages clients’ peer development growth.
  • Orients clients to Vital Support Center programs and activities; recommends activities and incorporates activities in client case plans as appropriate.
  • Maintains client records. Completes and maintains all necessary documentation.
  • Maintains regular contact/interaction with clients, and other parties in order to coordinate services.
  • Participates in assuring compliance to all in-house, local and oversight program regulations.
  • Participates in local conferences, in-services, agency staff meetings, and workshops.
  • Performs other relevant duties as necessary.


  • Ohio Social Work license required
  • Previous case work in a mental health environment is desirable
  • Able to work independently and as a member of a departmental and agency team
  • Able to communicate clearly and precisely through oral and written means
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and ability to master use of customized client database
  • Able to work in a multi-faceted, multi-program environment, supporting clients in both individual and group settings
  • Must value diversity and cultural sensitivity



This position requires the mastering of specific professional competencies.The competencies are listed below in brief and are evaluated regularly.

  • Leadership - Understands JFS mission, vision and goals. Understands their role and responsibilities to fulfill that mission.
  • Interpersonal Understanding - Practices active and respectful listening and able to use verbal and written communication appropriately.
  • Team Building - Acts to promote a friendly climate, good morale, and team cooperative spirit.
  • Initiative - Identifies issues or opportunities and takes action to address.
  • Work Execution and Dependability - Works to maintain a high standard of productivity and performance.
  • Professional Development - Takes advantage of opportunities for professional development.
  • Professionalism - Maintains high standards of professionalism in all situations.
  • Adaptability - Demonstrate the ability to adapt well to changes with a positive attitude.
  • Customer Care - Acts with competence, responds to customer and client needs in a timely manner. 
  • Decision Making - Uses good judgment when acting independently.
  • Directedness - Sets appropriate standards for personal performance and holds self-accountable for actions.



This position requires walking, standing, sitting and some lifting (25 lbs.). Ease of mobility is needed to work in the food pantry and activity center, including room arrangement, food prep and clean up. Requires driver’s license, car insurance meeting agency-required levels, reliable transportation for traveling to meetings at agency’s main office, other community settings, and to client homes.


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