2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
For many years, Louisville JFCS has delivered career planning, assessment and management services to the mainstream adult population. These services have been delivered under the auspices of our Career & Workforce Development division and specifically our Center for Career Management. These career services are typically delivered in a one- to-one coaching, consultative fashion and are designed to help adults identify and clarify most suitable career directions along with the resources that will best support advisable career directions. Client fees are sliding scale based on household income. This webinar will introduce the audience to potential revenue generating services. Learn more here.
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join our very own member agency, HIAS, the global Jewish refugee protection agency, for an up-to-the-minute briefing webinar on the latest U.S. refugee resettlement program developments. We will discuss proposed refugee admissions for fiscal year 19, as well as changes to the national and local resettlement infrastructures. Learn how your agency can engage in advocacy on both timely issues.
Moderator: Mindy Brodsky, Esq., Washington Representative, NJHSA & Director of Government Affairs, The Jewish Federations of North America.
Speaker: Naomi Steinberg, Senior Director, Policy and Advocacy at HIAS. Naomi joined HIAS in September of 2017. Previously, she was the Director of Refugee Council USA (RCUSA), a coalition dedicated to refugee protection, welcome and excellence in the U.S. refugee resettlement program. In this position, she led the overall work of the Council, including facilitating partnerships between RCUSA and other nongovernmental organizations, as well as fostering strong communications between international, federal and state partners. Prior to her work with RCUSA, Naomi was the Deputy Director of the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC). At SEARAC, she focused on building the capacity of community-based, refugee-led organizations. Naomi has an M.A. in Southeast Asian Studies from Cornell University and a B.A. in Political Science from Macalester College.
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Young adults living with high functioning autism spectrum disorder or borderline intellectual challenges often fall between the cracks in our social service system. The Young Adult Support Program was created to address the needs of this clientele. In partnership with public sector and community professionals, Ometz offers individualized and group support to clients who are working towards improving their social skills, developing essential skills for independent living, and determining vocational goals. For over 20 years, their Supported Employment Services team, has offered assistance related to finding and maintaining employment or pursuing education/vocational training. This past year an inter-departmental initiative was created to help clients pursue their personal and employment goals. This webinar will describe Ometz’ Young Adult Support Program, Supported Employment Services and their exciting new joint initiative. Learn about their client-centered, strength-based approaches to developing autonomy, finding employment and transitioning to adulthood.
Agence Ometz Presenters:
Nina Hermes is a case manager/employment specialist who works with young adults on the autism spectrum or who have an intellectual disability. She works intensively with clients to help them achieve greater autonomy in their lives through gaining independent living skills and securing employment. Nina holds a BSW from McGill University.
Alyssa Lautman has been an employment specialist since 2014. She provides support to those living with an intellectual limitation, autism spectrum disorder and/or a mental health diagnosis with regards to securing and maintaining long term employment. Previously, Alyssa worked as an educator and clinical supervisor, coordinating early intervention programs for children with developmental disabilities. She has bachelor’s degree in psychology from Concordia University.
Amber-Lee Shattler is a case manager in the Mental Health Support Services department. She has been coordinating the Young Adult Support Program (YASP), which was implemented in 2015. Previously, she worked as a lab coordinator researching topics related to interpersonal relationships as well as tutored young adults with learning disabilities. She graduated with a master’s degree in social work and is a professional social worker.
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
The Network is excited to invite you to a One Day Training on the topic of Building a Respectful Workplace.
The me too. movement sparked a vital conversation about sexual violence that has been thrust into a international dialogue. The Network has been paying attention to this and to the broader goal of re-framing and expanding conversations around sensitive topics. In order to better help member agencies position themselves in response to the me too. movement, the Network had one of our very own professionals trained to teach you about respectful workplaces.
Join Brett Nicholson, SPHR, Chief Talent Officer of Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan Detroit for Respectful Workplace Training, which focuses on common social contracts and the responsibilities of organizations to their employees and employees to each other. Explore the realities of poor behaviors that commonly create environments that incubate and facilitate harassment and their effects on workplace culture.
Earn up to 5 continuing education credits approved for social workers.
View the schedule, training opportunities and takeaways here. (A kosher breakfast and lunch are included.)
Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan Detroit, West Bloomfield Township Michigan
Oct 22 - Oct 25
Strengthening community and social services to meet the needs of the aging and ill. October 22-25, 2018. As part of this initiative your community leaders, professionals and volunteers will connect with Israeli peers around innovative programs that improve the quality of life in our community. CCCT partners share in education, appropriate resources and best practices. This collaboration actively engages congregation members, professional agencies and the community. Quality of life and well-being are global challenges. CCCT partners are inspired to develop innovative approaches to complex issues TOGETHER. Apply now so your community can be a part of this exciting program. For further information, please contact Cecille Asekoff, Director of Global Initiatives/Life’s Door at 973-929-3168 or email@example.com. Learn more here.
Nov 3 - Nov 5
7:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Member agency executives and their senior staff as well as interested non-members, are invited to the 2018 Fall Executives’ Conference, at the Biltmore in Phoenix, AZ beginning Friday, November 2nd with an optional Shabbat dinner. The Conference will begin with a Networking Dinner on Saturday evening at the Biltmore. Sunday is reserved for programming and will include breakfast. The Executives’ Conference will end Monday at noon and include breakfast. The NJHSA Board of Directors will meet on Monday at noon, enjoying lunch together. An optional off-site dinner has been arranged. Click here to view the schedule. (Please note this schedule is subject to change.) Book your stay and register today.
Arizona Biltmore, Phoenix Arizona