Career & Financial Services

Jewish Family Service offers assessment, counseling, job search training assistance, Microsoft Office training courses, and selective placement services to help the unemployed, underemployed and persons with special needs (physical and emotionally disabled, single heads of households, New Americans, and the elderly).

How to Get Started:

Call Intake at (972) 437-9950 x340 and leave a message on our confidential voicemail with name, phone number, and type of service requested. You may expect a call within 24-48 hours for an initial intake.

If you have specific questions regarding Career and Financial Services, please contact Sr. Director of Career and Financial Services, Allison Harding, at or (469) 206-1670.

Career Guidance

Our career coaches provide individualized assistance to identify career options/alternatives in employment transition. The focus is on placement, improving job-search effectiveness, achieving career goals and re-employment.

Financial Coaching

Are you prepared for your financial future? Schedule a free Financial Coaching Session at JFS to find out!

Financial Coaching is part of the Working Families Success Program, which aims to prepare individuals and families for a future of self-sufficient security. Through this program, our Financial Coach will utilize techniques and set attainable financial goals to help guide you and/or your family.

Attend one of our Financial Education Workshops to learn more about how our free, private, one-on-one financial coaching services can help you and your family. Email Kennedy Thayer for more information.

Life Coaching

If you’re unsure about your future and where you would like to see yourself, Life Coaching can assist you in looking at various opportunities to get you there. Email Kristin Lobenstein for more information.


Home Healthcare Financial Coaching

JFS Dallas, JFS Houston, JFS Austin, and BubbieCare are partnering with the University of Notre Dame’s Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO) to launch a study aimed at helping caregivers and their families become more financially stable! This is a Randomized Control Trial so some participants will be placed in a treatment group and some will be in a control group. Those participants who are selected to be a part of the treatment group will have access to training and coaching virtually on a bi-weekly basis for a 6-12 month commitment.

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Learn more about BubbieCare at


2021 Webinar Registration


Job Seach Made Easy & Money Matters: Conversations with Professional Career and Financial Coaches

Our free seminar series has been developed with the goals of assisting you to gain the knowledge, tools and self-confidence you need to reach your goals. Learn essential resume tips, the secrets behind your credit score, how to use LinkedIn to your advantage and more!

Topics vary daily, so be sure to tune in Monday, Tuesday, AND Wednesday.

Registration is Required: Register for these free, engaging and informative online seminars by going to:

Monday Registration Link

Tuesday Registration Link 

Wednesday Registration Link


Upon completion of your seminar registrations, you will receive a confirmation email. Please check your spam folder if you do not receive the confirmation within 24 hours.


Microsoft Training Course

Our Microsoft Office training is going virtual! These popular, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel interactive courses are taught by career coach and trainer Phil Konecki and will take place twice a month. Each course will consist of five consecutive days of interactive 90-minute lessons.


Webinar MS Word Objectives


Webinar MS Excel Objectives

Click here to register for the next class and see more networking and training opportunities


Online Verified Job Leads

To view current job leads, visit here.

To submit a job opening for posting on our website visit our job leads page.

Services for Special Needs Clients

Services are tailored for disabled/special-needs individuals and we provide direct assistance in job-search training and job placement. Our primary referral source is the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services.


Job Resource Center is unavailable to the public until the pandemic has subsided.

This Job Resource Center provides job seekers: Job leads, networking contacts, and job-search information, use of phone, computers, fax, copier, and Internet directory.

To employers, we provide (at no cost): candidate resume book and job requisition posting service.

Hours, when we return to normal operations, will be: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm; Friday: 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm; Closed Tuesdays


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Links to Resources from Staff:

Phil Konecki

Webinar: Networking can Improve Efficiency of your Job Search

Article: Okay… I give up. What IS networking?

Article: Do you Need a Job…. or a Problem?

Article: The More Things Change

Mitch Jacobs

Webinar: How to Gain Employers’ Interest & Your Next Job

Article: The “Ups and Downs” of Job Search & How to Get Back on Track

Article: THE Core Strategies for Addressing Challenging Job Interview Questions


Kennedy Thayer

Webinar: Financial Pandemic Preparedness COVID-19, Part I

Webinar: Financial Pandemic Preparedness COVID-19, Part II


Kristin Lobenstein

Webinar: The World has Paused, but you don’t have to, Part I

Webinar: The World has Paused, but you don’t have to, Part II