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Communities In Schools of Greater New Orleans welcomes applications from qualified individuals who are committed to the success of children in New Orleans' public schools.

Career Opportunities
(Updated 05/07/2018)
  • Communities In Schools of Greater New Orleans, Inc. seeks a qualified counselor or social worker to implement behavioral health services on a school campus. The Behavioral Health Counselor will provide direct services to students as well as coordinate services by other providers. This individual will carry a substantial caseload of students with IEP counseling minutes as well as provide group counseling. The behavioral health counselor will work closely with the schools Special Education Coordinator, the student’s IEP team and the school’s Student Support team; which may include but is not limited to: the disciplinary team, RTI, SBLC/SAT, Pupil Appraisal Team, etc. Additionally, the counselor or social worker may be asked to create or support and/or manage the development of FBA/BIP’s for students. Superior communication, organization, and team building skills are required. Minimum of LMSW or PLPC is required. Full-time year-round position with benefits.

    Summary: The Behavioral Health Counselor will provide direct services to students as well as coordinate services by other providers.

    Education: Minimum of a LMSW or PLPC as determined by the President.

    DOL Status: Exempt

    EEO Category: 2. Professional

    Reporting Structure: This position is supervised by Director of Student Services and may supervise other staff such as AmeriCorps members, repositioned staff, interns and/or volunteers.

    Essential Functions:
    • Manage program at CIS site(s)
    • Assist in conducting Needs Assessment on a whole school level
    • Assist in creating Site Plan for whole school in collaboration with school staff
    • Collaborates with teachers and campus administration, to develop an individual service plan (ISP) for all students with IEP counseling services required
    • Implements the ISP for those students including monitoring and re-assessment
    • Reports on Case Progress and End of Year status
    • Ensures services are recorded in CISDM by the 5th day of the following month they were provided
    • Provides referrals
    • Provides follow-up
    • Prepares and submits reports as needed
    • Provides service to students without an ISP on an as needed basis (such as crisis, or basic needs distribution)
    • Complies with TQS (see attached)
    • Participates in the CIS team approach to service delivery and problem solving
    • Provides other activities and duties as directed by supervisor
    • Maintains professional relationships with schools, agencies and organizations
    • Supports the transfer of supplies and materials at office or school level

    Specific Job Competencies:
    • Demonstrates agency core competencies

    • Clinical Skills
    o Assess client needs and strengths with accuracy
    o Plan, implement and evaluate effective interventions and service plans
    o Use effective therapeutic communication skills (active listening, open-ended questions, non-judgmental, client-centered, empathy, conflict resolution, de-escalation)
    o Maintain professional boundaries and awareness of personal values
    o Seek out professional consultation and supervision
    o Document clinical services in accordance with CIS and professional standards
    • Communication
    o Understand the purpose of communication and use appropriate method of communication for the situation
    o Use clear and specific language utilizing “I” statements
    o Display active listening skills
    o Respond to phone and email messages in at timely manner
    o Use discretion when sharing information
    o Establish a system for information sharing and follow-up

    • Organizational Skills
    o Ability to organize work flow to meet goals
    o Attention to detail
    o Strong recordkeeping and documentation skills

    • Computer Skills
    o Demonstrate basic office automation skills in order to fulfill job responsibilities
    o Seek out formal or informal training to increase computer skills to more effectively perform job skills
    o Compile notes and other written information to share with co-workers and new staff to solve reoccurring computer issues and questions
    o Demonstrate an increase in proficiency over time with the basic use of computer equipment and standard software operations.

    • Supervisory Skills
    o Provide direction and structure to support supervisees’ work
    o Model excellence in core competencies and professional behavior
    o Maintain balance of work tasks and supervisee support
    o Assess and implement individualized supervision based on assessed needs, strengths and input from supervisee
    o Provide clear and consistent expectations and communication

    • Teaching and Training
    o Create an atmosphere of shared learning through opportunities for participation, questioning, and sharing of personal experiences
    o Employ a wide variety of creative and diverse techniques suitable for audience to support learning goals
    o Incorporate a process of feedback to evaluate effectiveness
    o Create clear objectives and expectations

    Other Qualifications:
    • Experience in working with school-age children
    • Ability to work with diverse cultural backgrounds
    • Willingness and ability to tutor students
    • Flexibility, resourcefulness, enthusiasm and high energy.
    • Must have a valid Louisiana driver’s license and automobile insurance.
    • Criminal background check required.

    If interested, please click "Apply Now" below to fill out an application. Attach your cover letter and resume to the application before submitting through PDFfiller. Please, no phone calls. We look forward to reviewing your application.

  • Site Coordinator PK-8

    Communities In Schools of Greater New Orleans, Inc. seeks a qualified counselor or social worker to implement its evidence-proven model of integrated student services on the campus of a charter school that serves students in a PK-8th setting. The Site Coordinator is responsible for planning, organizing, implementing and coordinating CIS activities and programs on the campus. The Site Coordinator interfaces with campus personnel and coordinates school functions with the CIS program and CIS administration. The Site Coordinator will provide assessments, referrals, and counseling or supportive guidance and connect numerous community service providers to the students who need them. Superior communication, organization, and team building skills are required. Minimum of an LMSW or PLPC is required. Full-time year-round position with benefits.
    Education: Minimum of a LMSW or PLPC as determined by the President.

    DOL Status: Exempt

    EEO Category: 2. Professional

    Reporting Structure: This position is supervised by Director of Student Services and may supervise other staff such as AmeriCorps members, repositioned staff, interns and/or volunteers.

    Essential Functions:
    Manage program at CIS site(s)
    Conducts Needs Assessment on a whole school level
    Conducts School Support Plan for whole school in collaboration with school staff
    Coordinates at least 4 education enhancement, special enrichment, motivational or recreational activities during the school year that touch 75% of the school population
    Collaborates with teachers and campus administration, to develop an individual service plan (ISP) for a minimum of 60 students or 10% whichever is greater
    Implements the ISP for those 60 students including monitoring and re-assessment
    Reports on Case Progress and End of Year status
    Ensures services are recorded in CISDM by the 5th day of the following month they were provided
    Provides referrals
    Provides follow-up
    Prepares and submits reports as needed
    Provides service to students without an ISP on an as needed basis (such as crisis, or basic needs distribution)
    Complies with TQS (see attached)
    Participates in the CIS team approach to service delivery and problem solving
    Provides other activities and duties as directed by supervisor
    Maintains professional relationships with schools, agencies and organizations
    Supports the transfer of supplies and materials at office or school level

    Specific Job Competencies:
    Demonstrates agency core competencies

    Clinical Skills
    Assess client needs and strengths with accuracy
    Plan, implement and evaluate effective interventions and service plans
    Use effective therapeutic communication skills (active listening, open-ended questions, non-judgmental, client-centered, empathy, conflict resolution, de-escalation)
    Maintain professional boundaries and awareness of personal values
    Seek out professional consultation and supervision
    Document clinical services in accordance with CIS and professional standards
    Communication
    Understand the purpose of communication and use appropriate method of communication for the situation
    Use clear and specific language utilizing “I” statements
    Display active listening skills
    Respond to phone and email messages in at timely manner
    Use discretion when sharing information
    Establish a system for information sharing and follow-up

    Organizational Skills
    Ability to organize work flow to meet goals
    Attention to detail
    Strong recordkeeping and documentation skills

    Computer Skills
    Demonstrate basic office automation skills in order to fulfill job responsibilities
    Seek out formal or informal training to increase computer skills to more effectively perform job skills
    Compile notes and other written information to share with co-workers and new staff to solve reoccurring computer issues and questions
    Demonstrate an increase in proficiency over time with the basic use of computer equipment and standard software operations.

    Supervisory Skills
    Provide direction and structure to support supervisees’ work
    Model excellence in core competencies and professional behavior
    Maintain balance of work tasks and supervisee support
    Assess and implement individualized supervision based on assessed needs, strengths and input from supervisee
    Provide clear and consistent expectations and communication

    Teaching and Training
    Create an atmosphere of shared learning through opportunities for participation, questioning, and sharing of personal experiences
    Employ a wide variety of creative and diverse techniques suitable for audience to support learning goals
    Incorporate a process of feedback to evaluate effectiveness
    Create clear objectives and expectations

    Other Qualifications:
    Experience in working with school-age children
    Ability to work with diverse cultural backgrounds
    Willingness and ability to tutor students
    Flexibility, resourcefulness, enthusiasm and high energy.
    Must have a valid Louisiana driver’s license and automobile insurance.
    Criminal background check required.

    If interested, please click "Apply Now" below to fill out an application. Attach your cover letter and resume to the application before submitting through PDFfiller.

  • Communities In Schools of Greater New Orleans, Inc. seeks a qualified counselor or social worker to implement its evidence-proven model of integrated student services on the campus of a charter school that serves students in a high school setting. The Site Coordinator is responsible for planning, organizing, implementing and coordinating CIS activities and programs on the campus. The Site Coordinator interfaces with campus personnel and coordinates school functions with the CIS program and CIS administration. The Site Coordinator will provide assessments, referrals, and counseling or supportive guidance and connect numerous community service providers to the students who need them. Superior communication, organization, and team building skills are required. Minimum of an LMSW or PLPC is required. Full-time year-round position with benefits.

    Education: Minimum of a LMSW or PLPC as determined by the President.

    DOL Status: Exempt

    EEO Category: 2. Professional

    Reporting Structure: This position is supervised by a Director of Student Services and may supervise other staff such as AmeriCorps members, repositioned staff, interns and/or volunteers.
    Essential Functions:
    Manage program at CIS site(s)
    Conducts Needs Assessment on a whole school level
    Conducts School Support Plan for whole school in collaboration with school staff
    Coordinates at least 4 education enhancement, special enrichment, motivational or recreational activities during the school year that touch 75% of the school population
    Collaborates with teachers and campus administration, to develop an individual service plan (ISP) for a minimum of 60 students or 10% whichever is greater
    Implements the ISP for those 60 students including monitoring and re-assessment
    Reports on Case Progress and End of Year status
    Ensures services are recorded in CISDM by the 5th day of the following month they were provided
    Provides referrals
    Provides follow-up
    Prepares and submits reports as needed
    Provides service to students without an ISP on an as needed basis (such as crisis, or basic needs distribution)
    Complies with TQS (see attached)
    Participates in the CIS team approach to service delivery and problem solving
    Provides other activities and duties as directed by supervisor
    Maintains professional relationships with schools, agencies and organizations
    Supports the transfer of supplies and materials at office or school level

    Specific Job Competencies:
    Demonstrates agency core competencies

    Clinical Skills
    Assess client needs and strengths with accuracy
    Plan, implement and evaluate effective interventions and service plans
    Use effective therapeutic communication skills (active listening, open-ended
    questions, non-judgmental, client-centered, empathy, conflict resolution,
    de-escalation)
    Maintain professional boundaries and awareness of personal values
    Seek out professional consultation and supervision
    Document clinical services in accordance with CIS and professional standards
    Communication
    Understand the purpose of communication and use appropriate method of communication for the situation
    Use clear and specific language utilizing “I” statements
    Display active listening skills
    Respond to phone and email messages in a timely manner
    Use discretion when sharing information
    Establish a system for information sharing and follow-up

    Organizational Skills
    Ability to organize work flow to meet goals
    Attention to detail
    Strong recordkeeping and documentation skills

    Computer Skills
    Demonstrate basic office automation skills in order to fulfill job responsibilities
    Seek out formal or informal training to increase computer skills to more effectively perform job skills
    Compile notes and other written information to share with co-workers and new staff to solve recurring computer issues and questions
    Demonstrate an increase in proficiency over time with the basic use of computer equipment and standard software operations.

    Supervisory Skills
    Provide direction and structure to support supervisees’ work
    Model excellence in core competencies and professional behavior
    Maintain balance of work tasks and supervisee support
    Assess and implement individualized supervision based on assessed needs, strengths and input from supervisee
    Provide clear and consistent expectations and communication

    Teaching and Training
    Create an atmosphere of shared learning through opportunities for participation, questioning, and sharing of personal experiences
    Employ a wide variety of creative and diverse techniques suitable for audience to support learning goals
    Incorporate a process of feedback to evaluate effectiveness
    Create clear objectives and expectations

    Other Qualifications:
    Experience in working with school-age children
    Ability to work with diverse cultural backgrounds
    Willingness and ability to tutor students
    Flexibility, resourcefulness, enthusiasm and high energy.
    Must have a valid Louisiana driver’s license and automobile insurance.
    Criminal background check required.

    Click "Apply Now" to complete the application. Attach your resume and cover letter to the application below you submit through PDFfiller.

  • Click here to apply. Once you have finished the application, select "done." You will then be prompted to upload your cover letter and resume. All three are required to be considered for any position.

Our Impact

  • # of Case-Managed Students

    1570

  • Students Who Met or Made Progress Towards Their Academic Goals

    90.6%

  • Students Who Met or Made Progress Towards Their Attendance Goals

    87.9%

  • Students Who Promoted or Graduated

    87.9%

  • # of Non Case Managed Students Receiving Services from CIS

    5711

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