Your Mental Health Diagnostician

Jewish Family Services - Full Time

Job #25780

23 January, 2024

Openings Available

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Jewish Family Service of Cincinnati strengthens lives in our community by providing professional social services to families and individuals in times of need. Jewish Family Service serves all individuals, without regard to religion, race, age, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, or ability to pay. JFS was founded in 1943 with the vision of leading the way to a Jewish community where everyone lives with dignity, security, and hope. Over the years, the agency has evolved and adjusted its mission to meet the 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 whether you have to be Jewish to work here, the answer is not at all! Jewish Family Service values a diverse workforce and serves a diverse clientele in our Cincinnati community. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we value a candidate’s abilities, skills, knowledge, and degree of human compassion.

Jewish Family Service of Cincinnati is seeking a Mental Health Professional to join our growing Youth Mental Health program. This new department is a high priority within our agency. Its mission is to address the unmet mental health needs of youth, teens, and young adults through counseling, coordination of care, community education and programming, and partnership building opportunities.

This position will work across the Youth Mental Health program and JFS (as needed) to provide diagnostic assessment and limited counseling services for youth, teens, young adults, and their families, as necessary. This position will work directly with the Director, Youth Mental Health Services to develop a clinical intake process that aligns with Medicaid and CARF accreditation standards and JFS customer service goals.

  • Diagnostic Assessment and Treatment Planning:
  • Respond to Mental Health referrals from community members and partners.
  • Complete behavioral health diagnostic assessments for Youth Mental Health clients, including youth, teens, young adults, and their families, as needed.
  • Develop individualized, medically necessary treatment recommendations for individuals.
  • Collaborate with both the professional community and the client’s natural support system, to assess current needs for treatment.
  • Diagnose appropriately using the current edition of the DSM.
  • Utilize therapeutic interview and assessment techniques appropriate for each client’s needs, including Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Strengths Based and Positive Psychotherapy approaches, in addition to other agency-endorsed practices.
  • Provide individual and family therapy as dictated by the client’s needs.
  • Coordinate ongoing service needs.
  • Provide intentional clinical interventions and services in accordance with best practice, professional ethics, and boundaries.:
  • Manage time and tasks efficiently to meet required timelines. Maintain accurate, timely treatment records for each client.
  • Track data and outcomes to determine program efficacy.
  • Lead, coordinate, or collaborate with other initiatives and/or projects, as assigned.


  • A master's degree in a behavioral health field preferred; LSW, LISW, PC, PCC, MFT or IMFT license active or pending approval, required.
  • At least 1-3 years of experience in mental health service planning/delivery with youth, teens, and/or young adults.
  • Cultural knowledge of key populations served; Skills for communication and interaction across cultures.
  • Strong writing and communication skills.
  • Ability to collaborate with, and engage, community partners and manage projects.
  • A flexible work schedule is offered, with some evening and weekend hours required, according to agency, stakeholder, and client need.
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team.
  • Valid driver’s license, reliable operating transportation, and proof of auto insurance
  • Applicants must be able to pass a drug test and background check
  • Physical requirements of this position include standing for extended periods of time and sitting for extended periods of time. Candidates must be able to lift at least 25 lbs.
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 supervises in the group)
  • Flexible schedule
  • Free onsite parking
  • Health, Dental, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance
  • 401K, Flex Spending Account, Health Savings Account
  • Generous Vacation and Sick time
  • Discount on individual membership at the Mayerson JCC, the J Cafe, and preschool 
  • Pay range is $23.53 - $32.42/hour based on experience

This position description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel in the above position.


Nonprofit - Social Services