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Student Advisor and Individualized Learning Coordinator

 Travis Hill School at Juvenile Justice Intervention Center and the Orleans Justice Center

The Schools. ​

The Travis Hill School provides students detained at the Orleans Justice Center and the Juvenile Justice Intervention Center with a high-quality education, rooted in restorative, trauma-informed care, a curricular and instructional design that emphasizes relevance, meaning, and engagement, and an approach to learning centered around relationships, trust, and mutual accountability. The Travis Hill School also provides significant transition support for students when they return home by offering support with school placement and retention, workforce development, and ongoing, day-to-day case management.

Through work with families, community partners, and scores of individuals, we work to create an unbreakable network of support for court-involved teens and young adults that will enable them to return to the community successfully, and positively contribute to the vibrant, creative City of New Orleans.

Travis Hill School is supported by BreakFree Education, a 501c(3) nonprofit organization. 

The Opportunity​.

Approximately 40 students are detained at the JJIC on a daily basis. They range in age from 11 to 17 years old. All students attend our school located inside the JJIC. Nearly 1,100 individuals are held at the OJC. We operate a full-time school for approximately 70 students between 18 and 21 years old. 

Nearly all the students have faced school failure--many did not attend school regularly when they were younger, most have been suspended or expelled at some point, nearly all of them are far behind their peers academically, and 30-40% of them have special education needs. Despite this, they all have hopes and dreams, skills and talents, and family and friends who care for them.

Our mission at Travis Hill is to create a transformative learning environment where students held at the JJIC or OJC develop the academic and socio-emotional skills they need to become positive, contributing members of their community when they are released

Position Description​

This is a multi-faceted position that will hold an important role at our schools. At Travis Hill, we work with many of the City’s most at-risk and neglected teens and young adults. We believe in our students and are committed to helping them develop the skills they need to be successful. Many of them have not been successful at school generally and specifically have fared poorly on standardized tests and assessments. At Travis Hill we want our students to enjoy school, develop a passion for learning--and excel on both state-mandated, standardized tests, as well as authentic, performance-based assessments.

This position is responsible for working with school leadership in support of these goals and beliefs.

In addition, at Travis Hill, we are committed to improving our processes, documenting key aspects of our day-to-day work, and enhancing the resources and tools we provide to our staff. Lastly, this position is responsible for making sure that students who have completed high school, or who have nearly completed high school, receive individualized support as they pursue post-secondary, dual-credit, or highly specialized courses.

This is a rewarding and demanding job--one that requires someone who is fully committed to our students and who is fully invested in doing anything and everything to make education happen at our sites. We are looking for someone who truly believes all students can succeed, who believes that students who are detained or incarcerated deserve the best education possible and who is relentless and won’t stop working when it gets difficult.

At Travis Hill, we want people who are grounded in doing what is right and just, who are self-reflective, aren’t afraid to ask for help, and who are willing and open to trying new and innovative ways to reach students.

For the right person, this is the perfect job.

Primary Responsibilities:

Testing Related

  • Records:

    • Request records for students at THS

    • Respond to requests for student records

    • Maintain cum folders for all students

  • Meet with students to go over IGPs and identify any discrepancies

  • Support Travis Hill School Graduates:

    • Support graduates in creating an individualized learning plan for post-secondary

    • Meet with graduates twice a month to track progress and provide the support necessary

    • Complete FAFSA forms with graduating seniors

  • Individualized learning: 

    • Coordinate and provide direct, individualized support and instruction for Travis Hill Students who are pursuing individualized course(s)

    • Develop plans for and support students to take post-secondary courses and specialized high school courses, often using online course materials (edgenuity)

    • Coordinate teachers and generalists to support students taking these individualized courses

    • Ensure that students are prepared for, take and are successful in earning credits for these courses

    • Collaborate with principals to coach teachers on successful ILP implementation

    • Manage accelerated learning for THS

  • Secondary reports: 

    • Generalists

  • Building positive, lasting relationships with students and families as well as key support networks, including, local attorneys, case management, and aftercare staff

  • Performing other duties as assigned

Desirable Qualifications and Experience

  • Two or more years of teaching experience

  • Attention to detail and strong project management skills

  • Solid comfort with, and interest and capacity to improve skills with, Google Suites, MS Office, and basic graphic and communication software.

  • An understanding of what it means to make learning relevant and meaningful

  • Embrace and nurture a school culture that requires all staff to work beyond the traditional school hours and school year in order to create an environment filled with hope and high expectations, where students will radically improve their academic, employment, and social skills

  • Possess an unrelenting belief that ALL students can achieve and succeed


Salary and Benefits


BreakFree Education offers Travis Hill staff a competitive salary and benefits package.  Our teacher salaries are on par with local schools, adjusted for our increased academic year, and based on skills and experience.  BreakFree Education offers a 401K plan for all staff and provides a 4% employer contribution once staff has worked for 12 months. BreakFree Education provides health care coverage for all staff and covers approximately 80% of the monthly premiums and 50% for dependents of employees.  


This is a 12-month, full-time position. Hours may vary, but run from approximately 8:00 am-4:00 pm on weekdays, with occasional evening and weekend coverage required.



BreakFree is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that a diverse staff is a better staff. Women and persons of color are encouraged to apply to work with us


For additional information about BreakFree Education, please visit our website at


Effective: April 27, 2023


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