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Career Counselor Specializing in Mental Health Challenges and/or Autism (F/T – P/T)

Join the JFCS team and help us make an impact on the lives of Pittsburgh residents!


About JFCS

JFCS is known as a local leader in providing innovative and effective social service solutions to problems facing families and individuals of all ages and walks of life.  Support ranges from counseling services, career services, guardianship services, immigration legal services, refugee and immigrant services, scholarship services and we run the Squirrel Hill Food Pantry.  We offer support without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, gender, sexual orientation, familial status, age, handicap or disability.


We believe that when people with diverse experiences come together, problems can be solved.


Position Summary:

Individuals with mental health challenges and/or autism are more likely to struggling with meeting their employment and job retention goals. JFCS Career Development Center recognizes the value neuro-diverstiy brings to employers and works with jobseekers to develop job search action plans and provide tools needed to connect to open positions in the Pittsburgh area.


As a part of the career counseling team, this position works to develop career pathways and long-term career goals for job seekers in Allegheny County. This individual works with job seekers ensuring they have all the tools necessary to achieve their goal; whether their goal be employment, job retention, or career advancement.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Develop individualized career pathway plan with each client understanding their personal goals
  • Ensure each client has high quality materials needed to conduct a successful job search
  • Conduct individual career counseling sessions
  • Help to develop and deliver workshops targeted towards unique populations
  • Maintain contact with clients during job search and after placement to ensure job retention
  • Participate in training and represents JFCS when working with partner organizations and funders
  • Work closely with collaborating agencies and to best meet the needs of our clients
  • Act as a liaison, hold off-site office hours to best serve job seekers and partner organizations
  • Represent JFCS in the community, through community outreach, and public speaking



Experience working with individuals who have a mental health challenge or are on the autism spectrum.  Passionate about helping individuals achieve independence through work.  Applicants must have a LCSW, LSW, Counseling degree, or experience working with adults with mental health challenges and/or who are on the autism spectrum.



  • Flexible scheduling options
  • Medical/dental/401K
  • Two weeks paid vacation first year
  • 10-15 days PTO
  • Ability to have an impact on your community and create meaningful change
  • JFCS is based in Squirrel Hill which has access to transportation, great restaurants, and activities





Please email cover letter and resume to jobs@jfcspgh.org with “Career Counselor with Mental Health/Autism Specialty” in the subject line.