Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans
Job Title: Teen Life Counts Coordinator
Job Type: Part Time
Hours: M-W, 20-24 hrs
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 65 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. During the 2015-2016 school year, over 2500 students in 20 schools received TLC training.
Suicidal students tend to tell peers before adults of their intention to die. Teen Life Counts volunteer educators 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.
- TLC Coordinator is expected to assess the adequacy of the curriculum in achieving the stated goals and objectives of each program
- Compiling the evaluation scores and comments and utilizing this information in the ongoing course evaluation process
- Attend the annual American Association of Suicidology conference to access the latest information available
- Recruiting and training volunteers educators to teach the Student curriculum.
- Work with Public Health Intern on SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices submission.
- Recruiting and coordinating the network of participating schools
- Developing relationships with new schools interested in adopting the TLC curriculum.
- Updating the TLC curriculum as appropriate.
- Presenting Gatekeeper trainings as requested by schools and substitute when volunteers are unavailable to teach the Student curriculum.
- Training school mental health professionals for follow up after TLC presentations.
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
This is a sedentary job which 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. Most work is conducted in an office environment with moderate to extensive phone use.
A degree in education, mental health, business, public health, health care administration or related field and at least 2 years of experience in a health care or social service agency. Career path must show a progressive increase in responsibility and authority.
Compensation: Depends on Experience.
If you meet the minimum requirements, please send resume, cover letter and references to firstname.lastname@example.org.