The Career and Employment Center Professional Staff

Jewish Family Service has a diverse staff to assist you in your job search or career change.

We are people helping people.

Laura Alter, CPRP

Manager of The Career and Employment Center

Laura Alter, CPRP is Manager of The Career and Employment Center at Jewish Family Service providing career counseling for 12 years.   The Texas Workforce Commission has certified her to provide Job Placement services, Job Coaching, Vocational Adjustment Training to adults with disabilities. Laura holds an Autism Endorsement from TWC.  Laura strongly believes in providing person-centered services to each client.  

Laura presents on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and how employers can positively include employees with a disability.

She holds a Master of Science in Human Resource Management and has over 15 years Human Resources experience prior to JFS.

Manager of The Career and Employment Center
Laura Alter, CPRP
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Michelle Fredricks

Business Developer

Michelle has over 20 years of experience in business development, sales, training, and recruiting. As a business developer she builds and maintains relationships with businesses to provide employment opportunities for clients. She is a natural networker and connector who thrives on helping others achieve success and be the best they can be. She is laser focused on results and leads with empathy, transparency, and optimism. Michelle holds a B.S. Interior Design from the University of Texas at Austin.

Business Developer
Michelle Fredricks
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Helene Maltzman

Career Counselor and Business Developer

An experienced career coach, facilitator and program manager, Helene Maltzman joined JFS as Career Counselor and Business Developer in January 2014.  Helene’s deep experience supporting institutional missions include higher education, corporate, professional services and not for profit.  She advises,coaches and encourages individuals with their job search.  Helene is a connector and helps builds relationships with employers that will provide advice, feedback and job leads to JFS clients. Helene is certified  by Texas Workforce Commission for Job Placement and Job Coaching. Helene holds a B.S. Education and M.Ed. from Lesley College, Cambridge, MA.

Career Counselor and Business Developer
Helene Maltzman
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A successful job search takes preparation and time.

JFS Houston's Job Search Guide assists you in organizing your job search and give you information about resumes, networking, interviewing and job acceptance. Whether you are looking for a career change or just a job to pay your bills, job searching is personal and, at times, a difficult process.

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