SinaiCares Social Worker

SinaiCares Social Worker, Temple Sinai, August 2023

Reports Directly to: Senior Rabbi
Hours: 10-15 per month



Temple Sinai seeks a Licensed Clinical Social Worker to join our team part-time. The candidate will report to Senior Rabbi Jonathan Roos and work collegially and in confidence with the entire pastoral care team (clergy, school, and administrative staff). The Social Worker will support pastoral care from a clinical perspective and focus on enhancing community wellbeing in areas that include but are not limited to bereavement, caregiving, mental health, addiction, and inclusion. They will speak with members one-on-one, provide resources for our members, including referrals for support from outside services, and develop support groups for members.

This position is hybrid. While much of the work can be done remotely, some in-person meetings will be required.

  • Provide clinical support and resources to clergy and staff in their pastoral care efforts.
  • Organize and implement support groups (at the start, the LCSW will be responsible for supervising only one group at a time starting with a bereavement/grief support group).
  • In collaboration with our pastoral care team, identify members who may benefit from a professional conversation; speak with these members to help assess the individual or family situation and provide referrals. The LCSW will not be providing ongoing therapy.
  • Join weekly pastoral care team meeting to discuss best practices and resources for effective care of the Temple Sinai members and community.
  • Establish a referral system for members of the community, as needed.
  • Provide training for staff members, as needed.
  • Master’s degree in social work from an accredited program.
  • License to practice in DC.
  • 1-3 years of experience post licensure working in the mental health field.
  • Awareness of local referrals and resources.
  • Experience in grief counseling and leading/co-leading support groups.
  • Experience working with people in all age groups.
  • Familiarity with Jewish rituals and customs.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word Office applications.
COMPENSATION: Hourly, commensurate with experience


Temple Sinai provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Temple Sinai complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

To apply, please send a resume to Karen Auerbach at

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