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Social Worker - Holocaust Survivor Services (Russian Speaking)

35 hours work week | potential evenings |  Full-Time

$639,000 to $94,000 based on experience and credentials


Jewish Family and Child Service is a multi-service, client-centered agency, and a Children’s Aid Society supporting the healthy development of individuals, children, and families. JF&CS offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including dental, vision, and health coverage, a Healthcare Spending Account, and a defined benefit pension plan. We offer ample vacation and sick days and are closed on most Jewish and all Statutory holidays. We are conveniently located at 4600 Bathurst Street. On the premises, you will find free parking, a daycare centre and a gym (with subsidized membership).

We are seeking a Social Worker – Holocaust Survivor Services to provide assessment, case management, and coordination of services for Holocaust survivors.



  • Provide assessment, case management and supportive counselling to Holocaust survivors and their families.

  • Maintain a solid understanding of all services available to Holocaust Survivors including but not limited to HSEAP, Restitution, Alpha Omega Dental services, Café Europa. Assess for eligibility, communicate requirements and assist with applications.

  • Process HSEAP applications as per Claims Conference and Agency guidelines.

  • Assist client to apply for Restitution and correspond with agencies involved in restitution claims i.e. Claims Conference, German and Polish Governments.

  • Identify changing client needs and develop interventions collaboratively with client and/or family.

  • Improve client access to resources by providing information, advocacy and referrals for government programs, Agency and community resources and healthcare supports.

  • Understand and apply current norms of practice in geriatric social work and best practices in trauma informed care.

  • Work collaboratively with program partners such as Claims Conference, Circle of Care, UJA as well as other service providers to ensure seamless provision of Holocaust Survivor services.

  • Maintain accurate and timely client related documentation and records as per Agency protocols, Claims Conference guidelines and College standards.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • BSW or MSW

  • Member of OCSWSSW in good standing

  • Related clinical experience with seniors and their families

  • Work experience with survivors of trauma; expertise working with Holocaust survivors strongly preferred

  • Working knowledge of Jewish history, culture, community needs and resources - a strong asset

  • Valid Ontario Driver’s License and access to a vehicle 

  • Fluency in Russian – speaking is required,  reading/writing is an asset

  • Fluency in Hebrew and/or Polish/Yiddish/German is an asset

  • Comprehension of French or another language will be considered an asset

  • Excellent communication, organization and interpersonal skills


Jewish Family and Child Service is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds. Accommodations during all phases of the hire process will be made wherever possible. Please advise us if any accommodations are required. 

We thank all applicants for their application and interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted. No agencies please. 

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