2019 - 2020 High School Social Worker

    • Job Tracking ID: 512680-676093
    • Job Location: New Orleans, LA
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: Masters Degree
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: April 24, 2019
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Starting Date: July 1, 2019
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All applications will be reviewed and responded to as quickly as we are able. While we wish we could personally speak with each applicant, we are unable to do so due to the volume of applicants. With that in mind, please do not call in to follow up on your application

Job Description:

Walter L. Cohen College Prep is searching for a Social Worker for the 2019 - 2020 School Year. The social worker will be responsible for ensuring our students mental and emotional health needs are met so that they can be successful in their academic and extracurricular opportunities. If you are relentless about seeing all students achieve at high levels, this is a chance to work at a school that does whatever it takes to ensure our students are equipped with the academic and social skills needed to "Prep for College" and "Prep for Life."


Walter L. Cohen High School opened its doors in the Fall of 1949 and became the 5th public secondary school available to students of color in New Orleans. In 2012, Cohen became a member of the New Orleans College Prep (NOCP) charter management organization.

Our mission is to prepare students with academic and life skills for success in college, career, and beyond.

Prior to Hurricane Katrina, only 1 in 10 public high school students graduated from college. We are on a mission to turn those statistics around and ensure all of our students have an opportunity to succeed in college and beyond.

NOCP is producing significant student achievement gains for our students, 75% of whom are African-American and ~20% of whom are English Language Learners. Recent highlights of our achievements include:

  • In 2015, Walter L. Cohen College Prep launched The Academy of Career and Community Education (ACCE) . ACCE is a comprehensive program designed to prepare students with significant exceptionalities (ages 14 - 22) to achieve their most rigorous post-graduation goals.

  • Cohen is the home of the 2018-2019 D.A.L.E. Fellowship for innovation in English Learner education. The fellowship includes a financial award, instructional resources, and ongoing training to support differentiation for English Learners. In addition to improving their own classroom practice, our ELL teachers train other content teachers and strengthen our capacity to deliver high quality instruction to all students.

  • Since 2014, Cohen College Prep High School’s graduating classes achieved a 100% college acceptance rate.

More detailed information can be found on our website,


  • Provide individual and/or group counseling in response to school-wide crisis, as required on IEP’s or Section 504 plans and as part of tiered interventions.

  • Maintain an ongoing liaison with community agencies and other resources to meet student needs; refers parents and student to agencies when appropriate.

  • Assist the school in addressing excessive student absences and truancy; attend student support team meetings and court intervention

  • Serve on student support teams and special education committees

  • Execute research-based programs according to best practices

  • Frequently analyze results from multiple sources to drive instruction

  • Build a strong advisory culture leveraging the relationship to support student academic and social development (Middle and High School)

  • Strategize with teachers about best practices for supporting struggling students

  • Maintain school culture of high behavioral expectations

  • Maintain frequent communication with student families

Experience and Skills:


  • Master’s of Social Work from an accredited school of social work

  • LMSW (required) LCSW (prefered) or LCSW eligible

  • Successful experience working with at risk students

  • Constant learner: Solicits feedback and implements new ideas, stays abreast of current research, enhances professional skills

  • Solutions-Oriented: concentrates on finding ways to solve problems and improve systems

  • Enthusiasm: exhibits passion and excitement over work

  • High Expectations: An unwavering belief that all students can achieve at high levels

  • Results Oriented: Proven track record of producing dramatic, demonstrable student achievement gains

  • Work ethic: possesses a strong willingness to work hard and to get the job done

  • Intelligence: learns quickly, demonstrates ability to quickly and proficiently absorb new information

  • Teamwork: Demonstrated ability to work well in a team



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