Counselor I
Job Details
Home Location - SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Full Time
$53,000.00 - $57,000.00 Salary/year
Counselor I

Why Join JVS? 

Do work that matters, supporting the mission of JVS (Jewish Vocational Service) which helps people find good, living wage jobs. Our mission is to transform lives by helping people build skills and find work to achieve self-sufficiency. 

Our Impact 

Since 1973, JVS has helped more than 85,000 people in the Bay Area build skills, find jobs and transform their lives.

The Role 

The Counselor I partners with select San Francisco high schools to provide industry-aligned, work-based learning activities that support students’ current and future educational and employment success. 


Client Support

  • Through one-on-one and group coaching, support program participants in:
    • Exploring jobs/careers of interest and the associated career pathway training and internship programs
    • Preparing  for, and obtaining, competitive employment, entry into career pathway training and internship programs
    • Successful completion of career pathway training and internship programs and successful retention of competitive employment
    • Connecting to programs with caring and appropriate adults to support their continued transition
  • Collaborate with employers and career pathway training/internship programs to support the above outcomes for program participants
  • Collaborate with school-site administration, teachers, and staff to provide a high-quality experience for students both on-site and off
  • Identify participant needs and work with the school and program staff to connect the participant to resources

Program Support

  • As appropriate, participate in planning for, coordinate additional program activities, and support teammates
  • Identify and provide feedback on ways to increase student support, successful transition, and overall program outcomes
  • Support the development of collaborative vision with school site while maintaining alignment to agency, department, and program goals

Minimum Qualifications

  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Excellent youth engagement and relationship management skills with school and employer/training partners
  • Strong decision making and problem-solving skills
  • Able to utilize an intersectional racial equity lens while working in a multi-cultural environment with diverse staff, partners, and clientele
  • Strong organizational skills, able to manage priorities, meet deliverables and deadlines
  • Able to work independently, as part of a team, and flexible to meet evolving needs of participants, partners, and program
  • Strong computer proficiency including Microsoft Office Suite, and Google Drive
  • Experience supporting youth in learning about jobs/careers and obtaining competitive employment or entry into career training programs
  • Experience working with youth and maintaining appropriate boundaries
  • Experience facilitating engaging youth workshops both in-person and remotely

Preferred Qualifications

  • Up to 3 years of experience as a High School Counselor
  • Familiar coaching and supporting students while using youth development practices
  • Familiar with Dropbox, Slack, and Salesforce
  • Knowledge of youth training/employment landscape in San Francisco and the Bay Area
  • Experience outreaching to, and securing, career exploration opportunities with employers
  • Experience organizing events and large scale activities with multiple partners

What We Offer  

  • Salary starting at $53,000
  • Equitable pay 
  • 100% covered medical and dental plans for the employee 
  • Twenty (20) days of PTO + Paid Sick Leave 
  • Paid federal and Jewish holidays 
  • 403(b) retirement contribution match 
  • Parental leave policy for new parents 
  • Employer HSA contribution 
  • Medical Care and Dependent Care FSA 
  • Pet Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Professional development opportunities and $250 Work-From-Home stipend