Employment Opportunities

The New Orleans Family Justice Center is a nationally recognized, dynamic, collaborative organization dedicated to providing immediate, effective, and comprehensive services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and stalking.

NOFJC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or national origin. NOFJC is committed to building a diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from racial and religious minorities, all gender identities, people living with disabilities, and veterans.

Current Job Openings: 

Playland Advocate

See below for job descriptions and application details.

Playland Advocate

The Playland Advocate serves as the point of contact in the Playland children’s area, and whose primary function is to engage with children while their parent or guardian is receiving services.   The qualified candidate should be dedicated to ensuring a safe and enriching environment for children ages 1-17 in Playland. Some basic understanding of the ways in which trauma manifests in children and ways to handle traumatized children is preferred.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Open Playland area (shifts are either 9-5 or 11:30-7:30 alternating)

  • Set up anything necessary for the second shift as required (cleaning up from morning, setting up activities and snacks for the day etc…)

  • Greet parents and children warmly as they enter Playland

  • Ensure that parents sign children in and answer any questions they have about Playland

  • Be sure to note any information from parents such as food allergies, sicknesses, or behavioral issues

  • Engage with child and help him or her get acclimated to Playland

  • Show children games and activities and engage them in such during their stay

  • Make snacks and activities available to children throughout their time in Playland

  • Clean, sanitize, and organize play areas regularly

  • Following training and direction of the Director of Children’s Counseling and Director of Hospitality, conduct any observations and/or assessments of children during their time in Playland

  • Enter child and visit data into client database as instructed by Director of Hospitality

  • Maintain strict confidentiality of adult and child clients

  • Work as a team with the other Hospitality staff to ensure full and trauma-informed coverage of the reception area and first floor lobby

  • Attends pertinent meetings and trainings as requested by Director of Hospitality

  • Completes 40 hours of domestic violence training and 40 hours of sexual assault

training provided by the NOFJC in the first year of employment.

  • Works as a team member with the other collaborative partners at the NOFJC

  • Perform other job-related duties and responsibilities as deemed necessary.

Minimum Requirements:

Associate’s Degree required and one year previous experience working with children. Must be able to communicate effectively and respectfully with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications:

2-5 years working with children and an interest in serving the mission of the New Orleans Family Justice Center. Understanding of trauma and domestic violence preferred. Candidate should possess outstanding customer service skills as well as excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills. Preferred candidate will be organized, efficient, and willing to learn computer database program. Should be comfortable working in a high energy work environment. Spanish-speaking a plus

.Reporting Relationship: Director of Hospitality

Interested applicants please send resume and cover letter to Dilcia Nunez, Director of Hospitality, at dnunez@nofjc.org