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TSSW-Job-Posting-application_0.pdfThe School of Social Work not only aims to educate its students with the best and latest practices, but we hope to aid our alumni and recent graduates gain employment in the social work field. Below is a list of the latest jobs available in the social work field both locally and across the nation. The list is updated as now jobs become available. Please do not contact the school for information about a particular job; instead, contact the organization listing the job with any questions you may have. Good luck in your job search!

If you are an organization wishing to post your job with the Tulane School of Social Work, please complete and return the TSSW Job Posting Application via fax to (504) 862-8727 or e-mail Mel'isa Morel with the details. Postings are listed for one month and can be extended at the request of the employing agency.

Job Listings

Crime Survivor Organizer

The Promise of Justice Initiative (PJI), a nonprofit law office in New Orleans, Louisiana, is looking to hire a part-time Crime Survivor Organizer. The Promise of Justice Initiative seeks to reform Louisiana’s criminal justice system and abolish the death penalty. Our projects focus on ending the death penalty, fixing inhumane conditions of confinement, exposing prosecutorial and judicial misconduct, eliminating poor representation of criminal defendants, and ending racial discrimination in the criminal justice system.

The PT Crime Survivor Organizer is a position designed to facilitate a dialog that raises awareness of the interests of a wide range of crime survivors with the goal of criminal justice reform in mind. The PT Crime Survivor Organizer will assist the lead organizers with developing the program. This can include: meeting with a broad range of survivors to identify unmet needs and opportunities for reforms, creating a space for justice- minded survivors to meet and discuss their experiences, working with other community organizations to educate decision-makers about the experiences of crime survivors and their interests.

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MILLER-MONTGOMERY Mitigation Specialist

The Capital Appeals Project (CAP) is a non-profit law office based in New Orleans, Louisiana. It was founded in 2001 to provide capital representation to indigent people on Louisiana’s death row. One of the leading death penalty appeals offices in the South, CAP has provided excellent representation to its clients before the Louisiana Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court and has acted as a resource to public defenders and criminal defense lawyers across the state. CAP’s efforts on its clients’ behalf and in providing training and counsel to other public defenders have improved the quality and standards of representation for indigent defendants and prisoners in Louisiana.

Through a new contract with the Louisiana Public Defender Board, CAP has expanded to include representation of juvenile clients facing life-without-parole (JLWOP). Our Miller-Montgomery Project will directly represent children and adults convicted as children who face JLWOP in their sentencing and re-sentencing litigation. We will work with the Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights (LCCR) and local public defenders to represent clients who are part of multi-defendant cases who cannot be represented by a single office.

The Mitigation Specialist will be responsible for the investigation and development of competent, thorough and quality mitigation in accordance with statewide performance standards, the American Bar Association Guidelines and national best practices. Strong candidates will have significant investigative and/or mitigation investigation experience; familiarity with comprehensive biopsychosocial histories; substantive knowledge of adolescent development and the jurisprudence surrounding children in the adult justice system; familiarity with mental health issues; a demonstrated commitment to juvenile justice and criminal justice reform; and the ability to communicate effectively with a range of people.

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Teen Life Counts Coordinator

Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans

Job Title: Teen Life Counts Coordinator
Job Type: Part Time
Hours: M-W, 20-24 hrs
Location: Metairie

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 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.

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. 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.

Responsibilities

  • 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  

Working Conditions
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.  

Minimum Qualifications
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 jobs@jfsneworleans.org.

Chief Executive Officer Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center

We are pleased to announce an exciting opportunity to lead the Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center (Kennedy CHC) as its next CEO. Kennedy CHC is an innovative community health center dedicated to helping people live healthier lives, which serves 28,000 residents of Worcester, Framingham and surrounding communities. Toni McGuire, who has served as CEO for the past 11 years, is retiring, leaving the Center well positioned for the future. The Board of Directors is looking for an accomplished, forward-thinking, politically astute leader with exceptional relationship- building and management skills and a deep knowledge of health care, finance, operations and quality improvement to lead a well-established agency into the next decade and beyond.

The ideal candidate will be a seasoned, motivational leader who has a profound commitment to the Center’s mission, experience working as a leader in health care and in multicultural environments, and a sophisticated understanding of the strategic drivers, trends and outside forces – both threats and opportunities – that impact the health care world and the provision of health services. In order to ensure Kennedy CHC’s long-term sustainability and high quality of service, the new CEO will be a skilled navigator who can balance managing internally to advance operational systems, ensure ACO success, and improve workforce recruitment and retention, while also working externally as a strong advocate for our community health center on the local, state and national levels.

This is a time of extraordinary and unpredictable change in health care which will have significant impact on community health centers and their patients. As a result, this is a high-visibility position. The CEO will be looked to by staff at all levels to develop Kennedy CHC’s vision and steer the agency into the future, and by outside stakeholders to play a role in shaping policy for community health centers and health care more generally.

A full job description, including scope of work and requirements, is available for download from our website: www.ecdonnelly.com

To nominate a candidate, or to apply, forward resume and cover letter in confidence to: E. Catlin Donnelly & Associates at kennedychc@ecdonnelly.com

Please do not apply directly to Kennedy CHC for this position.

For more information about Kennedy CHC, please visit their website: www.kennedychc.org The Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center values diversity

and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

School Social Worker - for Immediate Hire

FULL TIME 10
Professional
New Orleans, LA, US

About InspireNOLA
Founded in 2013, InspireNOLA Charter Schools is currently the highest performing open-admission charter network in New Orleans. Currently, InspireNOLA operates six public charter schools and serves more than 4,500 students in Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade, the majority of whom are African American and qualify for free or reduced lunch. With a focus on providing outstanding instruction and differentiated support to meet the needs of all students, InspireNOLA is achieving outstanding results and is a model for excellence within the education community. The work of our team makes a profound and enduring contribution to the revitalization of New Orleans.

Position Summary
The school Social Worker is responsible for ensuring that the emotional and social needs of the students are met and maintained on an individual basis in accordance with policies and procedures, current federal and state standards, guidelines, and regulations so that it doesn’t interfere with the educational process.

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BLUEPRINT FOR SAFETY LEGAL ADVOCATE

The City of New Orleans Health Department is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Blueprint for Safety Legal Advocate.

Job Requirements
The Blueprint for Safety Legal Advocate is responsible for assisting with the City’s comprehensive, coordinated criminal justice system response to domestic violence incidents – the Blueprint for Safety Project. Work includes facilitating focus groups of both victims and those arrested for domestic violence; creating a tracking system to monitor individual victim’s cases as they move through the criminal justice system; and facilitating case reviews of domestic violence homicide cases, among others. Ideal candidates will possess excellent interpersonal skills, be able to effectively engage the public along all demographics, and establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. This position requires occasional public speaking and frequent interaction with those experiencing domestic violence.

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Bilingual (Spanish) Social Worker

Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans
Job Title: Bilingual (Spanish) Social Worker
Job Type: Part Time (20 hours/week)
Location: Metairie

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

  • 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:  Depends on Experience.

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

Licensed Mental Health Professional (LMHP)

Jackson Hands of Change

New Orleans, LA

$30 hourly 

Contact: Valerie Tirado 504-358-5408 jhc.vtirado@gmail.com

Application will be accepted until: February 1, 2019

Social Worker LMSW

East Jefferson General Hospital · Social Services
Metairie, LA
Professional/ Technical
PRN, Day
Req # 16146

The Social Worker is a professional who is expected to operate as a team player, as well as independently. The Social worker has the ability to function as an expert practitioner, educator and consultant to achieve/facilitate maximum benefit from health care services to high-risk populations. This would include but not limited to discharge planning of high-risk/dependent population, mandated reporting, crisis intervention, therapeutic interventions, and information and referral to improve patient outcomes. The Social Worker may also provide supervision to the MSW student interns and training of new hires.

Must be a graduate from a school of Social Work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education with MSW preferred. Minimum of three years in a health care setting of similar size and scope highly desirable. Working knowledge of community  resources and capability of handling heavy caseloads with numerous interruptions/demands.

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Transitional Navigator

East Jefferson General Hospital ·  Transitional Navigator
Metairie, LA
Professional/ Technical
FT, Day/Evening
Req # 16428

The Navigator is a professional who is expected to operate as a team member, as well as independently. The navigator has the ability to function as an expert practitioner, educator and consultant to achieve/facilitate maximum benefit from health care services to high-risk populations. This would include but not limited to discharge planning of high -risk dependent populations, coordinating with our community health care clinics, mandated reporting, crisis intervention, therapeutic interventions, and information and referral to improve patient outcomes. The Social Worker may also provide supervision to the MSW student Interns and training of new hires.

The candidate must be a graduate from a school of Social Work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education with MSW preferred. Minimum of 3 years in a health care setting of similar size and scope highly desirable. Functional knowledge of systems theory as it relates to complex families, groups, hospitals: resource development/mobilization: social welfare policy: social planning and community development.

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