Hennepin County honors JFCS career services staff with Spotlight Award

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Hennepin County recently honored the staff members of Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis’ (JFCS) MFIP program with its Staff Spotlight Award for their outstanding work in the career services program.

The Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) provides support for families to help them move toward self-sufficiency through employment. Hennepin County provides clients referrals to JFCS’ MFIP program, amongst many other agencies, and has singled out JFCS’ staff for its excellent work.

“We recently announced that we would like to start recognizing high performing staff on a quarterly basis through our Staff Spotlight Award. For our first award however, we’d actually like to recognize the JFCS team as a whole!” said Rebecca Golden, Hennepin County MFIP Employment Services Coordinator. “We have seen how hard your team is working to implement new policies, effectively navigate the change in program philosophy, participate in network wide efforts, and even be willing to support new staff from another agency.”

JFCS Career Services Director Sheilah Howard said the program was honored to be recognized for its work. “Our employment counselors work with their participants to address very difficult challenges to employment, including access to reliable transportation and affordable, quality child care,” she said. “Through the great leadership of Program Manager Cindy Uran and Lead Employment Counselor Natalie Moritz, we have developed a team that is compassionate, knowledgeable, resourceful, and dedicated to its participants’ success.”