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The Bridge Middle School Program

School Therapist (License Required)

Maternity Leave Coverage April - May 

Job Description

Educators for Quality Alternatives (EQA)

EQA is a New Orleans nonprofit with the mission of Providing struggling students with the skills, confidence and experiences to succeed in the education and career paths of their choice.

The organization currently runs three alternative high schools: The NET:Central City, The NET:Gentilly, and New Orleans Accelerated High School for students who have dropped out of, been expelled from, or who have otherwise struggled in a traditional school setting.  Additionally, EQA operates a middle school program called The Bridge for students who struggle in the traditional setting in 7th and 8th grades.  

EQA programs are built on the belief that alternative schools should not punish or “fix” young people; they should be vibrant, flexible, and restorative environments that support students in being their best selves.

The Bridge Middle School Program

This new program launched in August 2019 to serve 7th and 8th grade students during their expulsion terms, and this year was expanded to include referrals for struggling middle school students.  The program is rooted in restorative and therapeutic practices:  students will participate in intensive behavioral, social, and academic support and will work to build skills that will help them transition successfully back to their home school.


Position Summary

The Bridge seeks a highly skilled counselor to provide individual, family and group counseling to its students while one of the teammates is on leave. The Bridge expects the majority of students and families to need significant behavioral, mental health, and or trauma-related interventions and supports. Thus the Therapist is crucial to their success in the program.

In this position, you will also serve as a member of the leadership team.  The Bridge’s Therapists are responsible for:

  • Assessing student needs and developing Individual student plans
  • Facilitating transitions into and out of the program 
  • Providing individual, group and family therapy
  • Managing crisis prevention and interventions
  • Training, consulting with, and supporting staff
  • Liaising with outside providers to insure wrap around supports
  • Maintaining high levels of program management and accountability
  • Constantly developing your craft


Position Requirements:

Education & Experience

  • 5+ years experience with at risk middle/high school students
  • 2+ years  leadership or program management experience
  • Experience working with students and families with significant trauma with a demonstrated record of improving their academic and behavioral skills
  • Valid LPC, LMSW, or LCSW 

Skills & Approach

  • Passion for improving educational opportunities for students in New Orleans and for being a part of a strong, mission-driven team
  • Commitment to EQA’s mission, vision and values
  • Excellent organization, communication, interpersonal and people management skills
  • Skilled at program, monitoring and evaluation, workplanning, and execution
  • Flexible and learning mindset dedicated to effectively & innovatively problem solving


Details

  • Start date: April - May 2021 
  • Schedule: Approximately 10-15 hours per week 
  • Reports to: Principal 


The Bridge Middle School Program

School Therapist (License Required)

Maternity Leave Coverage April - May 

Job Description

Educators for Quality Alternatives (EQA)

EQA is a New Orleans nonprofit with the mission of Providing struggling…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Temporary
  • Education
    Master's Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Managerial

Salary

$40-$50 per hour

Location

On-site
New Orleans, LA

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