Jewish Job: Counseling Manager at JFCS

Job Title:

Counseling Manager

Organization Name:

Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis

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Salary Range:



Dec. 31, 2020

Job Summary/Description:

The Counseling program manager is someone who is passionate about being a therapist and about clinical supervision! The candidate for this position may be someone who is looking to transition from a full-time client caseload to a role in which they will have a half-time caseload and will supervise a team of therapists in their work with clients across the lifespan. Responsibilities include individual and group clinical supervision, and cultivating, supporting, and leading a strong clinical team. The manager oversees the evidence-based treatment of clinical issues including assessment, anxiety, depression, relationships and attachment, trauma, gender identity, mindfulness, self-esteem, grief & loss, and crisis intervention.

Along with the Mental Health and Senior Services Director, the manager creates and develops opportunities for program growth and sustainability, including opportunities to collaborate with programs across the agency and with agencies across the community. The manager is responsible for defining clear goals and measures of success, collecting and analyzing data, evaluating outcomes, and developing and implementing strategies for continuous improvement. The manager also promotes and represents JFCS Counseling to the local community.


JFCS is a place where you can put your values to work every day. You will be able to:

  • Make a positive difference in the lives of others
  • Feel energized to give your best effort and enjoy a healthy work/life balance
  • Learn, grow and accomplish new things

JFCS serves and employs people of all cultures and faith traditions and highly values inclusion and diversity. Employment opportunities are available to all without regard for race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability. AA/EEO


  • Annual Salary – approximately $69,000
  • Competitive benefits package including medical insurance, 401(k) with match, life and long-term disability insurance, and access to other benefits including vision, dental, and pet insurance
  • Work-life balance including 37.5 hour work week, 3 weeks vacation, sick time, holidays, flexible schedule, and telecommuting when appropriate

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Leadership in Staff Supervision – 30%

  • Provide clinical supervision, leadership, and administrative supervision for all Counseling staff. Cultivate staff engagement, and lead regularly scheduled team meetings that foster group collaboration. Promote and model frequent feedback, performance development coaching, and holding staff accountable for meeting performance expectations. Make case assignments, and manage psychotherapists’ workloads and workflow. Participate in the recruitment, hiring, onboarding, and training of new staff.

Leadership in Program Management – 20%

  • With support from program staff, define clear goals and measures of program success, collect and analyze data, evaluate outcomes, and develop and implement strategies for continuous improvement. Lead department staff in implementing the JFCS strategic plan. Identify and cultivate opportunities for sustainability and innovative growth through enhanced, new or expanded programs. Serve as a liaison to other agencies and community groups helping to cultivate JFCS Counseling as a top-of-mind, trusted, top-quality service provider; thought leader; and strategic partner.

Direct Service – 50%:

  • Assess client needs and goals, develop a treatment approach, and provide short- and long-term psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families. Possibly offer trainings/presentations to JFCS staff and the community. Possibly provide licensure supervision to licensure candidates. Maintain accurate and timely clinical records, correspondence, and reports.

Experience and Qualifications


Education and Licensing

  • Master’s or Doctoral Degree in Psychology, Social Work, or related field from an accredited graduate program
  • Minnesota professional license at the LICSW, LP, LMFT, or LPCC level


  • Minimum of five years of experience providing psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and family on a wide range of clinical issues
  • Minimum of three years of experience hiring, training and supervising multiple staff or students, in working with evidence-based approaches to work with individual, children, adults, couples and families in a clinical setting preferred
  • Working or otherwise developing relationships with people from diverse backgrounds, such as differences related to culture, religion, financial resources, race, national origin, age, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, and abilities
  • Specific expertise with certain populations (e.g., children, adolescents, couples, older adults) encouraged to apply
  • Monitoring, evaluating, and reporting on outcomes

Skills and Qualities

  • Sincere commitment to consistently reflect the JFCS mission and values: compassion; inclusion; innovation; integrity; and collaboration
  • Effective supervisor – in coaching, supporting, and holding staff accountable for meeting performance expectations; and in supporting staff in individual professional development
  • Strategic and imaginative big-picture thinker adept at managing day-to-day operations
  • Relationship builder, sustainer, and advocate, with staff, clients, and community partners
  • Proficient user of electronic health record systems for documentation and communication
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Office programs, including Word and Excel
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Experience providing services virtually or remotely preferred

How To Apply:

Please submit cover letter and resume Diana MacLennan, Human Resources Manager. E-mail [email protected] or apply directly at For more information on Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis, see