September 17, 2019 | From City of New Orleans


NEW ORLEANS — Mayor LaToya Cantrell today joined other officials to meet with prospective job applicants and staff at the Juvenile Justice Intervention Center's first-ever Job Fair to help fill as many as 70 new positions. Mayor Cantrell also helped celebrate the unveiling of the Center's new signs after its renaming from the Youth Study Center.

The Job Fair symbolizes the Center's new vision, new name and new leadership under Dr. Keyshun Webster, who was named permanent director earlier in the summer and who will be tasked with filling positions both in the current facility and its annex building nearby.

"This Center has a new vision built on three R’s: rehabilitation, restoration and reentry. To fulfill that vision, we need to improve public safety and efficacy by investing in human capital, which is our people every step of the way," said Mayor Cantrell. "This Center has a new leader in Dr. Kyshun Webster. We really had to take a deeper dive as it relates to our staffing capacity as well as our need for us to address our juveniles in a holistic manner. The Center is expanding to meet those needs, so we need more staff to provide better services to our youth."

Nearly 190 prospective job applicants participated, several dozen of them lining up at the door when the fair started at 9 a.m. More than 110 were walk-ins, while nearly 80 had received notifications to participate through the Civil Service registry.

District D Councilmember Jared Brossett, who sponsored the legislation that led to the name change, joined Mayor Cantrell and Dr. Webster.

The JJIC is looking for a large and diverse pool of candidates to fill roles ranging from Juvenile Detention Counselors to administrative positions. Residents with Spanish-language proficiency are strongly encouraged to apply.

Learn more here.

Types of positions include:

  • Juvenile Detention Counselors (all levels, including supervisors)
  • HR Manager
  • Training Coordinator
  • Social Workers
  • Cooks
  • Housekeeping/Maintenance
  • Security, systems control/surveillance
  • Administrative Assistants

The JJIC is a perfect place for a variety of professionals:

  • Spanish-speaking applicants encouraged to participate
  • Social work, criminal justice, public health, and former military are encouraged to come to the job fair and reach out to JJIC directly for additional information.

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