Employment Opportunities

Playland Advocate

Job Description

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 and stalking.

Job Summary:

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 first thing in the morning (cleaning up from night before, setting up sign-in sheet, 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
  • 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 Children’s Services Coordinator and Director of Children’s Services, conduct any observations and/or assessments of children during their time in Playland
  • Enter child and visit data into ETO as instructed by Children’s Services Coordinator and/or Director of Children’s Services
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of adult and child clients
  • Respond in a timely fashion to requests from Children’s Services Coordinator and Director of Children’s Services
  • Attends pertinent meetings and trainings as requested by Children’s Services Coordinator and Director of Children’s Services
  • 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 language fluency/proficiency preferred.

Reporting Relationship: Child Services Coordinator and Director of Children’s Services, New Orleans Family Justice Center

Interested applicants please send resume and cover letter to mstaab@nofjc.org

 

Violence Prevention Coordinator

Job Summary:

The Violence Prevention Coordinator provides prevention education and programming to youth, teens, and adults in the Greater New Orleans area. The Violence Prevention Coordinator is responsible for providing meaningful outreach to, and working closely with, schools, community based organizations, and others who are interested in preventing teen dating violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. The position will use evidence based and evidence informed curricula, activities, and presentations to help youth, school personnel, and community members prevent and intervene in cases of dating violence and sexual assault.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Familiarize oneself with current curricula and help develop new curricula
  • Inform New Orleans schools (charter, private, public, OPSB) of statutory requirement to provide teen dating violence curriculum to 7-12th graders
  • Liaise and coordinate with school systems to offer prevention education to youth
  • Liaise and coordinate with school systems to offer intervention education to school personnel, teachers, faculty etc..
  • Assist school personnel in developing intervention policies for incidents of dating violence and sexual assault that comply with state law and are victim-centered
  • Offer violence prevention and intervention education to community based organizations as requested
  • Assist in creation of outreach and education materials
  • Connect youth, parents, and community members to New Orleans Family Justice Center for services
  • Assist in creating more teen-friendly atmosphere at New Orleans Family Justice Center through increased programming and offerings targeting teens
  • Conduct assessments and collect demographic information for reporting purposes
  • Attends pertinent meetings and trainings as requested by the Director of Programs
  • Completes 40 hours of domestic violence and sexual assault training provided by the NOFJC within the first year of employment.
  • Works as a team member with the other collaborative partners at the NOFJC
  • Performs other job-related duties and responsibilities as deemed necessary

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree and two years working with youth, ideally in violence prevention, public health, education, curriculum development, or related field. Qualified candidate will possess excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills, and will be comfortable with public speaking. Ability to communicate effectively with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds. Must be punctual, reliable, and a team player. Frequent travel within New Orleans area required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous experience, knowledge, or interest in working within the youth dating violence and sexual assault field. Comfortable with technology and good understanding of youth culture. Comfortable working in a high energy work environment. Bilingual Spanish/English would be asset.

Reporting Relationship: Director of Programs, New Orleans Family Justice Center

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Interested applicants please send resume and cover letter to elessinger@nofjc.org