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.
Job Type: Consultant
Deadline: May 2021
Location: Metairie, LA
Reports to: TLC Program Manager
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.
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 trained volunteer presenters 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.
- Review curriculum, data, data collection methods, surveys and other areas of the program to improve and recommend evidenced based methodologies
- Review current pre/post assessment for effectiveness and relevance
- Modify curriculum for different age ranges (Middle School vs High School)
- Complete a program evaluation for Teen Life Counts to ensure effectiveness of intervention and submit for publication
- Complete and submit all necessary documents for evidence base designation
- Work with TLC Program Manager to implement changes and provide guidance on Evidenced Based Practices to incorporate into program
Essential Skills Necessary to Succeed
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Proficient computer skills
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team as appropriate
- Clinical understanding of suicide education and prevention
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.
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. Previous experience in program development and/or curriculum development.
- Currently in PhD/DSW program, or holds PhD/DSW
- Previous research experience
- Previous publications
- Prior knowledge on teen suicide education and prevention interventions
- Knowledge of federal and state policies revolving around teen suicide and education
- Grant writing experience
If you meet the minimum requirements, please send resume, cover letter and references to email@example.com.