Youth Mental Health Clinician

Jewish Family Service - Cincinnati, OH

Jewish Family Service of the Cincinnati Area is seeking a Mental Health Professional to join our growing Youth Mental Health program. This new department is a high priority within our agency and will address the unmet mental health needs of youth, teens, and young adults through counseling, coordination, programming, and partnership opportunities. The Youth Mental Health Clinician will have the opportunity to utilize their clinical expertise, ingenuity, and enthusiasm to work collaboratively on program design, implementation and program analysis, directly impacting how this new target population is served. Guided by our values of Compassion, Integrity, and Excellence, this position will work across multiple youth facing organizations and their programs to collaborate on streamlining community oriented mental health care, including: time limited counseling, mental health programming, and coordinating care. Jewish Family Service serves people of all faiths and backgrounds and seeks to reflect that diversity in its professional staff as well. 


The Jewish Family Service Youth Mental Health Clinician will:

  • Serve as an embedded mental health professional within community organizations and their programs, providing point of care mental health services and working with organizational stakeholders to build the social emotional culture within youth, teen, and young adult facing organizations and their programs.
  • Provide transitional mental health interventions through brief, solution focused counseling and facilitate warm hand offs to behavioral health providers, as appropriate.
  • Work in collaboration with youth, teen, and young adult organizations and programs. Participate in their programming as needed to build strong ties between them and Jewish Family Service to facilitate better access to mental health care and strong partnerships between organizations.
  • Deliver programming to teens and young adults that promotes mental wellness.
  • Track data and outcomes to determine program efficacy. Assist with the development of grants and reporting.
  • Provide mental health care coordination to the Cincinnati Youth, Teen, and Young Adult population, as needed.


The Jewish Family Service Youth Mental Health Clinician will:

  • Build partnerships and networks of care within the community and increase program resources.
  • Respond to referrals; Complete an assessment with the identified client and their collaterals, as necessary, to determine the complexity and severity of mental health needs. Develop an initial plan of care.
  • Assist to transition an individual’s mental health treatment by providing brief counseling as a bridge to on-going mental health care if needed. Assist with warm hand-offs to appropriate providers as needed.
  • Provide clinical support and assistance to encourage stakeholder use of Mental Health First Aid. Serve a key role as a member of a community learning collaborative.
  • Manage time and tasks efficiently in order to meet required timelines.
  • Lead, coordinate, or collaborate with other initiatives and/or projects, as assigned.


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 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, whether you have to be Jewish to work here, the answer is 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, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender/gender identity, race, political beliefs, etc. We only care about your abilities, skills, knowledge, and degree of human compassion. This position is an opportunity for someone seeking a flexible work schedule. 


The Jewish Family Service Youth Mental Health Clinician will have:

  • A Master’s Degree in a behavioral health field preferred; LSW, LISW, PC, PCC, MFT or IMFT license active or pending approval, preferred.
  • 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; Ability to show respect and openness toward someone whose social and cultural background may be different than one’s own.
  • Strong writing and communication skills.
  • Ability to collaborate with, and engage, community partners and manage projects.
  • Valid driver’s license, reliable operating transportation, and proof of auto insurance; Position requires the use of a car to conduct visits to clients, organizations and their programs in the Greater Cincinnati area.
  • Applicants must be able to pass a background check.
  • Flexible work schedule offered, with some evening and weekend hours as needed based on community programming.

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. 

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