The Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services Inc. Brooklyn, New York
Jan 22, 2021
Make a bigger difference POSITION OVERVIEW: The Sabbath Counselor works over the Sabbath period (Friday afternoon through Saturday night) and on Jewish Holidays. The Sabbath Counselor is responsible for providing a spiritual environment and culturally sensitive services for the individuals in the division. KEY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Conducts religious services with the individual(s) in the synagogue environment. Ensure that clients attending services wear appropriate religious attire. Says the appropriate blessings (with the individual(s), required for consumption of specific food items Sings Sabbath and Holiday appropriate songs with the individual(s). May go on walks over the Sabbath or holiday where appropriate. Conducts a Sabbath party/ceremony on Saturday or holiday afternoon with refreshments and singing. Oversees the food service delivery on Friday evening and Saturday morning/afternoon as well as holidays to ensure proper kosher standards are kept at all times. Required to dress in appropriate Sabbath and Jewish Holiday attire. EDUCATIONAL / TRAINING REQUIRED: Must be at least 18 years old, no educational requirements, must have knowledge of Orthodox Jewish laws, traditions and practices. EXPERIENCE REQUIRED / LANGUAGE PREFERENCE: Experience working with individuals with Intellectual Disabilities preferred. COMPUTER SKILLS REQUIRED: Basic computer skills required (Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel). VISUAL AND MANUAL DEXTERITY: There are no specific requirements in this area. WORK ENVIRONMENT / PHYSICAL EFFORT: The position entails some lifting and moving related to food service. Pushing a wheelchair and walking clients from one residence to another We respect diversity and accordingly are an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, disability, sex, gender, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This applies with respect to recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, termination, assignments, benefits, employee activities, access to facilities and programs, and all other terms and condition of employment as well as general treatment during employment. We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of qualified employees with disabilities, without regard to any protected classifications, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Any employees who need assistance to perform their job duties because of a physical or mental condition should contact human resources.