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Ninth Grade Academic and Family Engagement Counselor

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Ninth Grade Academic and Family Engagement Counselor
Walter L Cohen High School
To apply online visit http://atsod.com/j/s.cfm/12I5

The Opportunity:

Walter L. Cohen High School is adding a full-time Ninth Grade Academic and Family Engagement Counselor. The Ninth Grade Academic and Family Engagement Counselor is a full-time exempt role for 12 months during the academic year. The Ninth Grade Academic and Family Engagement Counselor is responsible for coordinating and implementing services that provide ongoing individual, small group, and large group counseling services in the areas of academic advisement, social/personal growth, career awareness, and parent outreach to ninth-grade students and parents.

Essential Functions

Implement developmentally appropriate and prevention-oriented group activities to meet student needs and school goals

Assist all students, individually or in groups, with developing academic, career, and personal/social skills, goals, and plans

Collaborate with parents/guardians and school staff to assist students with educational and career planning

Consults with administrators, teachers, parents, and SSC in identifying and resolving student's issues, needs, and concerns.

Provides individual and group counseling to students with identified concerns

Implement an effective referral and follow-up process

Provide appropriate information to staff related to the comprehensive school counseling program

Participate and actively seek professional development activities to improve knowledge and skills

Assist school leaders in developing the school’s master schedule

Adhere to laws, policies, procedures, and ethical standards of the school counseling profession

Monitor student academic performance, behavior, and attendance and assist with appropriate interventions

Perform other related duties as required


Collect and maintain information concerning absenteeism, dropouts, and other attendance-related problems, as may be required by law or compulsory school attendance requirements

Co-Lead and conduct meetings (e.g. referrals, due process, School Attendance/Behavior Task Force, etc.) for the purpose of coordinating activities and ensuring that outcomes achieve school, district, and/or state objectives.

Research and develop strategic programs and procedures for the purpose of achieving student attendance improvements and compliance with all relevant policies

Identify, implement and monitor opportunities and programs to bolster parent/guardian participation in school life.

?Set rigorous attendance goals, monitoring progress toward goals throughout the school year, and adjusting strategy as necessary

Co-Lead the school’s efforts in securing and maintaining the release from LDOE or OPSB corrective action plans as they pertain to behavior, attendance, dropout rate, and graduation rate

?Implement interventions for students with poor attendance.

Provide dropout prevention training and manage compulsory school attendance enforcement.

Serves on the RTI team and collaborates with Social Worker and School Data and Oerations Manager to address specific targeted behavior and attendance issues and to report back on action for specific cases.

Manage and monitor scrubbing of family/student contact data daily, weekly, and monthly.

Family Engagement

Organize parent meetings and engagement opportunities for 9th grade students

Build support for network wide family events like concerts, sporting events, mardi gras parades and family fun days for ninth grade students

Coordinate wrap around services for parents and families which include but are not limited to mental health services, English language learner supports, career development, and services that support the wellbeing of families

Coordinate with the Principal, 9th Grade Assistant Principal and Dean of Students at Cohen to develop normed initiatives that support and strengthen ninth grade families.

We offer a competitive compensation package, including generous retirement contributions and comprehensive health benefits.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

NOCP encourages individuals of all identities and backgrounds to apply for this position. We are an equal opportunity employer fully committed to hiring a talented and diverse group of individuals. NOCP does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, national origin or ancestry, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by applicable law. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. Being authorized to work in the U.S. is a precondition of employment.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Credential and/or Education Requirements:

Louisiana certification as a Counselor, with at least three (3) years prior successful teaching experience on the elementary or secondary level.

Master’s degree in school counseling from a regionally accredited college or university approved by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Program (CACREP); and

practicum/internship requirements: a. a practicum in school counseling to include 100 contacts hours in a school setting; or b. an internship in school counseling to include 600 contact hours in a school setting; and

Completion of the PRAXIS examination in school guidance and counseling (0421 or 5421).

State Certification as a Licensed Professional Counselor

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.

Possess the ability to fulfill all office activities normally expected in an office setting, including, but not limited to: remaining seated for periods to perform computer entry, participating in filing activity, lifting and carrying office supplies.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.

May require more than 40 hours per week to perform the essential duties of the position.

Fine hand manipulation (keyboarding).

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

May work prolonged or irregular hours

Frequent district-wide travel; occasional statewide or out-of-state travel

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

Internal office space within a school environment

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

Knowledge of and skills in using various computer programs including, but not limited, to Google Suite Software

Skills in finding ways to solve problems and improve systems

Skills in learning quickly, demonstrating ability to quickly and proficiently absorb new information

Ability to work well in a team

Ability to possess a strong willingness to work hard and long hours to get the job done

Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively (verbally and in writing) with other professionals in a team setting

Ability to operate a computer and the skills to learn and utilize software and other technology

Ability to interact positively and effectively with parents, students, staff, and administrators

Ability to maintain confidentiality

Ability to organize materials in a logical and compelling manner

Ability to follow directions and work unsupervised on multiple projects and meet deadlines

Other Requirements:

Full Vaccination against Covid 19
Start Date
Contact JVann Martin
Phone: (504) 335-0400
Fax: (504) 229-5222
2503 Willow St., New Orleans, LA 70113