Careers

New Friends New Life (NFNL) is a faith-based 501(c)(3) organization located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area dedicated to restoring and empowering formerly trafficked girls and sexually exploited women and their children. We help women overcome backgrounds of abuse, addiction, poverty, and limited opportunities by providing access to education, job training, interim financial assistance and spiritual support.

Youth program manager

New Friends New Life is seeking to hire a Program Manager for our Youth Program.  The ideal candidate will have extensive experience with managing programs that serve trauma-exposed youth. 

  • Compile and maintain data to track all  youth program participation, service delivery, and program outcome.  Programs to include but not limited to: outpatient, drop-in and advocacy. 
  • Manage, track and distribute financial incentives to members 
  • Manage Calendar of Events: creating monthly schedules, being point of contact for all volunteer class leaders, and working with the direct service team to add programming that meets direct needs of youth.
  • Manage the testing component of the program: assisting members with pre and post-test administration, ensuring all members completed appropriate intake paperwork, ensuring all tests are ordered, and compiling the data into a database.  
  • Responsible for the youth drop-in center: ensuring all safety precautions are met, training staff and clients on fire safety, ensuring supplies are stocked.  
  • Manage survivors and volunteers conducting phone screens of potential members  

Required Job Qualifications: 

  • MSW, LCSW or related field.
  • Understanding of trauma-informed care.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in managing programs for at-risk youth.
  • Knowledge and experience of resources available in the community and working in partnership with other community providers and law enforcement.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to create relationships.

Submit resumes and cover letter to: Jordan Brodehl at jbrodehl@newfriendsnewlife.org

Case Manager

New Friends New Life is seeking to hire a case worker for our Adult Women’s Program with experience working with trauma-exposed individuals. 

Role Responsibilities:

  • The caseworker will assist our adult members in achieving individualized goals related to housing permanence, attaining employment, education, legal support and medical needs.

The ideal candidate will be organized and timely with documentation, creative in developing life-skills groups most pertinent to the members, and skilled in cultivating relationships with community partners that offer services to our members. 

The caseworker will be trained in Dialectical Behavioral Theory application in casework management and must be willing to be trained in this evidence-based approach.  Additionally, the caseworker will carry a case load and lead groups.   

At a minimum, must have a bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology or related field, master’s degree preferred.  Prior experience with homeless population, crisis intervention and trauma is expected.  Bilingual candidates encouraged to apply.    

Submit resumes and cover letter to: Jordan Brodehl at jbrodehl@newfriendsnewlife.org

Mental Health ClinicIAn

New Friends New Life (NFNL) is seeking to hire a skilled Mental Health Clinician with experience working with trauma-exposed individuals. 

Role Responsibilities:

NFNL is proud to offer comprehensive dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) for victims of commercial sexual exploitation (CSEC) and domestic minor sex trafficking (DMST). We offer training, supervision, and consultation for our clinical team to work toward DBT certification. 

The ideal candidate will have experience with and/or willingness to learn DBT, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Cognitive Processing Therapy. The Mental Health Clinician will carry a caseload and provide individual therapy and DBT skills group to CSEC and DMST individuals. 

The ideal candidate will have experience conducting intakes, diagnostic evaluations, and/or psychological evaluations using various batteries of tests.  In addition, the ideal candidate will have extensive experience conducting suicide and risk assessments. 

The Mental Health Clinician will work collaboratively within a team of psychologists, social workers, and counselors.  Due to the sensitive and high-crisis nature of our work, the ideal candidate will be amenable to supervision and possesses a high level of self-monitoring and self-awareness.     

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • At minimum, must have a master’s degree and preferably a doctorate degree in mental health discipline.
  • Licensed or license eligible within a year of hire.
  • Must have experience working with trauma.
  • Must have at least two years paid work experience. 

Additional Requirements

  • The position is a full-time, 40 hour a week position.  Flexible schedule is available and two nights per week is expected.

Submit resumes and cover letter to: Jordan Brodehl at jbrodehl@newfriendsnewlife.org

Community Engagement Coordinator

New Friends New Life seeks a motivated candidate to join the New Friends New Life Men’s Advocacy Group team.  This new team member will be a self-starter who demonstrates a passion for creating new and enhancing existing programs; has strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively through verbal, written and electronic means; possesses a proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite; and, has an aptitude for project management and support.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for developing and implementing youth programs and supporting projects that impact male teens and young adults.
  • Develop, support and implement social media strategies for engaging the community in the fight to end domestic sex trafficking.
  • Develop new and enhance existing collateral for The manKINDness Project to be utilized in presentations and other public consumption scenarios.
  • Support and facilitate the implementation of “fresh” website usage and display concepts for the Men’s Advocacy Group to attract and retain the attention of community men.
  • Conduct research on select topics that include best practices of organizations combating sex trafficking and exploitation, awareness and community outreach concepts, etc.
  • Collaborate and/or lead on other assignments as assigned.

Education and Experience Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Strong social media skills (Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube, etc.)
  • MS Office suite proficiency (Excel, Word, MS Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Research and information gathering ability
  • Planning and organizing skills for project management and support

Submit resumes and cover letter to: Jordan Brodehl at jbrodehl@newfriendsnewlife.org


Internships

New Friends New Life offers internships for those completing various degree programs. We appreciate the skills and assistance that interns bring to our program and believe we can provide a unique learning experience.


Advancement Intern

New Friends New Life is seeking an Advancement Intern.  The Advancement Intern will work with the New Friends New Life Advancement Team to plan and execute events for donors and/or appropriate audiences.  This position will also work with New Friends New Life volunteers, and serve as an administrative aide assisting with data entry, record keeping, and file maintenance.  Click on the link below for the full job description. 

To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to Jordan Brodehl at jbrodehl@newfriendsnewlife.org.