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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.
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.
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
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
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,
Maintain professional boundaries and awareness of personal values
Seek out professional consultation and supervision
Document clinical services in accordance with CIS and professional standards
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
Ability to organize work flow to meet goals
Attention to detail
Strong recordkeeping and documentation 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.
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
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.
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