Save Lives Through Education: Become a TLC Volunteer Educator!


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

3300 W. Esplanade AveSuite 603Metairie, LA 70002

About

Overview: Teen Life Counts (TLC) is a teen suicide prevention program offered by JFS free of charge to any public, private, parochial and charter schools in the Greater New Orleans and surrounding area who requests it at their school. TLC volunteers present a psychoeducational prevention curriculum that aims to inform middle and high school students about: teen suicide statistics, the stigma behind mental illness, the warning signs of suicide, how to have a conversation when concerned about a friend, and where to get help.

Responsibilities:

  1. Complete full TLC Training, which includes:
  • Part 1: Volunteer Training / Curriculum Orientation (1 day, 4 hours)
  • Part 2: Observe full TLC course (2 or 3 days, 3 hours total)
  • Part 3: Debrief with TLC Coordinator (1 day, 15-30 minutes)
  • Part 4: Teach full TLC course observed by TLC Coordinator
  1. Teach TLC program in at least two area schools per semester
  2. Attend TLC Educator meetings/trainings (2 per year)
  3. Adhere to agency policies and procedures
  4. Maintain confidentiality per HIPPA requirements where applicable

Qualifications:

  • 21 years of age or older
  • Availability on weekdays during school hours
  • Experience working with teens preferably as a teacher, counselor, or clinician
  • Experience with multi-media (PowerPoint, LCD/laptop/SmartBoard)
  • Internet access and an email account
  • Willingness to work with diverse populations
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Must pass a criminal background check

Skills

  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Youth Services
  • General Education

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10 hours per semester
  • Reliable transportation

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