Jewish Community Center Manpower: Now and for the Decade Ahead

By Alfred Dobrof

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Spring 1968

This piece examines the manpower shortage within Jewish Community Centers (JCCs). The author begins by highlighting the issue specifically in terms of the utilization of manpower, which the author says is where one can find some promising approaches for solving the manpower issue. The author mentions how the differentiation between the role of the professional social worker and the college graduate presents difficulty for organizations. The author asserts the importance of periodically evaluating the job descriptions for these professionals to ensure the best use of their skill and knowledge. The author also highlights the new model of staff utilization called "Episodes of Service," which may aid in creating a logical approach to the assignment of staff and their utilization in various institutions. The author concludes by reiterating the task set out in the paper which was to explore all strategies and models and to also develop new formulations of staff for the setting in which they practice.

Topic: Jewish Community Centers (JCCs), Social Work, Professional Development, Workplace, Community Centers

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 44/No. 3

Page Number(s): 260-270

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Dobrof, Alfred. Jewish Community Center Manpower: Now and for the Decade Ahead. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Spring 1968: 260-270.


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