Job Opportunities

Jewish Family Service (JFS) a local non-profit social service agency dedicated to preserving, strengthening, and enhancing the well-being and self-sufficiency of individuals and families at every stage of the life cycle. Established over 70 years ago, Jewish Family Service is a “whole person environment,” serving the residents of Greater New Orleans regardless of race, religion, disability, gender, or sexual orientation. JFS is an equal opportunity provider.

 

Open Positions:

 


Job Title: Bilingual (Spanish) Social Worker

Job Type: Part-Time (20-25 hours/week)

Location: Metairie

 

Overview

  • Provide intensive case management and counseling for victims of human trafficking (both US and foreign-born) living in the Greater New Orleans area in both English and Spanish
  • Outreach and marketing to promote human trafficking program
  • General Case Management to older adults and families as needed
  • Individual counseling to clients of all ages

 

Essential Skills Necessary to Succeed

  • strong oral and written communication skills
  • advanced organizational skills and ability to troubleshoot, handle crises and prioritize work
  • proficient computer skills
  • self-sufficiency and
  • ability to work both independently and as part of a team as appropriate
  • experience in both case management and counseling
  • some knowledge/experience about human trafficking preferred

 

Minimum Qualifications

Bilingual Spanish and MSW required.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience.

To Apply: If you meet the minimum requirements, please send resume, cover letter and references to jobs1@jfsneworleans.org.


Job Title: Teen Life Counts Program Manager 

Job Type: Part Time  

Hours: 20 hours/week 

Compensation: $23-25/hr 

Location: Metairie, LA  

 

Organization
Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans (JFS) is a constituent agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans and a community impact partner of United Way of Southeast Louisiana. Established over 70 years ago, Jewish Family Service is a “whole person environment,” serving the residents of Greater New Orleans without regard to race, religion, disability, gender, or sexual orientation. 

 

Overview

Established in 1984, Teen Life Counts (TLC) is a suicide prevention and education program offered free of charge to public, private and parochial schools in the Greater New Orleans area. Students in grades 7-12 learn to recognize the warning signs of suicide, anxiety and depression and how to seek assistance for themselves or for a friend in crisis.

 

Suicidal students tend to tell peers before adults of their intention to die.  Teen Life Counts teachers inform students of the facts about suicide and debunk myths; review warning signs of suicide; and provide students with techniques for getting a friend help when these warning signs are recognized. At the end, students are able to self-refer to the school counselor, or refer a friend they feel needs help.

 

Responsibilities

  • Outreach to schools 
  • Network with community contacts and stakeholders
  • Connect with governing bodies
  • Supervise part time staff 
  • Recruit and train volunteers 
  • Maintain Budget 
  • Assist in grant writing opportunities 
  • Facilitate trainings for MHPs, Gatekeepers and students as needed 
  • Analyze and maintain data 
  • Meet funding requirements 
  • Review and update curriculum annually to keep up to date information available 
  • Biannual reports to funder

 

Essential Skills Necessary to Succeed

    • ability to develop and manage clinical and/or social services and programs
    • capable of capturing data from multiple sources/programs, validating the accuracy of data collected and in performing data analyses
    • experience in evaluating programs
    • strong oral and written communication skills
    • advanced organizational skills and ability to troubleshoot, handle crises and prioritize work 
    • proficient computer skills 
    • superior customer service skills with attention to detail  
    • experience teaching in a classroom setting
    • self-sufficiency and 
    • ability to work both independently and as part of a team as appropriate  

 

Working Conditions: This position involves office, phone and computer work, travel to meetings outside the office and occasional light lifting.  A driver’s license and access to an insured vehicle is required.  

 

Minimum Qualifications

A Master’s degree in social work or counseling or related field and at least 3 years of experience in a health care or social service agency.  Must have provisional or independent license (LMSW or PLPC). Supervision experience preferred.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

LCSW or LPC

Knowledge on teen suicide education and prevention interventions

Knowledge of federal and state policies revolving around teen suicide and education 

Grant writing experience 

Research Experience 

 

If you meet the minimum requirements, please send resume, cover letter and references to jobs1@jfsneworleans.org.