Jewish Family Services of Western New York
  • Buffalo, NY, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

4+ weeks of PTO, 13 Holidays, Generous Health Insurance (BCBS) plan, 401k, Life Insurance and LTD

JFS seeks a Mental Health Therapist to work in our Refugee and Immigrant Center for Healing (RICH) providing culturally responsive care to refugee and immigrants in our Western New York community.

  • Do you have a desire to provide mental health counseling to a diverse population?
  • Are you passionate about exploring the cultures and belief systems of your clients?
  • Do you want to make a positive impact supporting the refugee and immigrant community in Western New York?

If so, this may be the perfect opportunity for you.


Your rewarding career as a mental health therapist is founded upon providing the tools necessary for our clients to develop a strong sense of self, emotional strength, healthy relationships, and good communication skills.

In this position, you will have the opportunity to provide office and home based counseling services to refugee and immigrants by utilizing evidence-based, trauma-focused systemic interventions, including the evidence-based Trauma Systems Therapy for Refugee (TST-R) Youth and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT) in close collaboration with trained and engaged Cultural Brokers. Working within our service model, you will be able to provide positive, therapeutic interventions to the youth, adults, and families, collaborating with skilled teammates from across the agency and community to provide a full range of services for positive healing.


  • Certification or license - MSW or MHC required, licensing in NYS preferred
  • Experience utilizing evidence based therapeutic techniques
  • Experience working with children and/or refugees a plus
  • Organized and able to balance a varied caseload
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Computer proficiency and ability to effectively utilize medical record systems


For more than 150 years, our agency has been committed to providing high-quality health and social services to all in need in the interest of helping to "repair the world." Our broad range of services is available to all individuals regardless of religious affiliation, ethnicity, race, culture, or gender. In every service area offered at JFS - we focus on client-directed treatment of the whole self. At JFS, our services are guided by the essential connection between mental well-being, physical wellness, and positive self-worth.

We rely on our top-notch clinical team to help those we serve find greater happiness and peace in their lives. This is why, in addition to offering competitive compensation and truly exceptional benefits, we are committed to providing a work environment that encourages the sharing of ideas and empowering of our employees.


This position offers a competitive salary (dependent on your licensure) and great benefits including 4+ weeks of accrued Paid Time Off plus 13 holidays, excellent health insurance options, a 401k plan, life insurance and more! This position requires evidence of having received the COVID vaccination and requires an OMH background check, reliable vehicle, a clean NYS driver's license and required liability insurance levels of 100/300K.

We are conveniently located off of Delaware Avenue with free parking. We are open Monday-Friday; and are closed weekends and all major holidays to allow our staff to enjoy a family-work life balance! If this sounds like the type of opportunity that you've been looking for, apply today at Come join our team and make a difference in your career and within the community

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