Youth Mental Health Director

Jewish Family Service Cincinnati - Full Time

Job #21457



Oversee the development of strategic directions, resources and programs to support the needs of youth in the Jewish community, their families and the organizations serving them, including religious schools, day schools, camps, and congregations. Participate in strategic planning in partnership with Jewish community leaders and mental health professionals. Lead the evolution from strategic planning to implementation and direct day-to-day operations focused on youth mental health.

During the planning stage and as the initiative develops, this position will also provide care management and coordination for emergent situations with families in the community.


Program Leadership
  • Join a strategic planning committee already engaged in identifying the needs for youth mental health services serving the Jewish community and investigating potential solutions
  • Partner with the committee and JFS leaders to help draft a strategic plan for serving the needs of youth
  • Lead the implementation of the plan
  • Direct day-to-day operations focused on youth mental health at JFS
  • Develop relationships with individual providers and organizations to facilitate warm client handoffs for referred services
  • Partner with the development team to support grant reporting and outreach to funders and donors. Manage grants, budgets and reporting
  • Partner with marketing team to develop visibility for the project and for services as they develop
  • Work with database administrator to design a documentation system for client interactions
  • Performs other relevant duties as needed.
Care Management
  • Provide care management work and assist families with navigating youth mental health resources
  • Assesses and identify client strengths, needs, concerns, and preferences.
  • Establish goals with clients and a plan of care
  • Implement the plan of care
  • Document care management in accordance with JFS protocols
  • Provides high level of quality customer service to clients and their family members.
  • Participate in assuring compliance to all agency and funder specifications and regulations.
  • Provides care mangerment meeting ethics, standards and practices of profession.
  • Participates in training, in-services, local conferences and workshops when approved by supervisor.


  • Master’s degree in Social Work or Counseling preferred.
  • If Master’s degree in a field related to care management must have 1 year of paid, full-time supervised care management experience
  • If degree requires a license such as social work or nursing, licence must be current
  • CMC (Care Manager Certified, CCM (Certified Care Manager), C-ASWCM (Certified Advanced Social Work Case Manager) or C-SWCM (Certified Social Work Case Manger) preferred
  • Uses electronic client databases routinely as well as appropriate software and apps connected with care management duties
  • Experience in leading key initiatives and/or projects
  • Ability to develop external relationships
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and systems thinking skills
  • Proficient in computers systems including Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to learn multiple software platforms.
  • Communicates clearly and precisely through oral and written means.


Counseling, Nonprofit - Social Services, Social Work