Social Worker

    • Job Tracking ID: 512680-820259
    • Job Location: New Orleans, LA
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: May 27, 2022
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: July 1, 2022
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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:

The Opportunity

Walter L. Cohen College Prep High School is seeking a dynamic School Social Worker who will bring unique knowledge and skills to the school and the student services team. School Social Workers are concerned with a student’s functioning in school especially when school adjustment difficulties, poor school attendance and/or social problems impede pupil educational advancement. The School Social Worker might serve on the Schools MTSS Team and as a member of the Pupil Appraisal Team. This includes but is not limited to conducting formal and informal assessments, communicating with parents, providing behavioral interventions and connecting families with community resources.

Essential Functions

  • Serve as member of the in-school Student Support Services Team (SSS Team) for initial and re-evaluations.

  • Completes psychosocial histories as part of the student evaluation including a parent and student interview.

  • Completes classroom observations and teacher interviews in order to provide information on school performance and give impressions and recommendations for next steps.

  • Provides individual and group treatment as indicated on Individual Education Plans (IEP) and documents all clinical activity.

  • Writes annual IEP goals and notes monthly progress and advisory reports related to IEP goals

  • Documents efforts to reach non-responsive students and keeps monthly contact sheets.

  • Conducts functional behavioral assessments and creates behavior intervention plans (FBA/BIP) as needed for students.

  • Completes risk assessments for suicidal/homicidal ideation

  • Participates in annual IEP meetings and Manifestation Determination Hearings, as needed.

  • Participates on the RTI/MTSS Team and provides services and interventions as assigned including FBA/BIPs, individual counseling, parent interviews and psychosocial histories, community referrals, etc

  • Advises and collaborates with teachers, case managers, teams on students who exhibit behavior problems and / or failing grades.

Experience and Skills:

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:

  • Possesses a proven track record in developing and managing successful social work programs;

  • Previous experience conducting formal and informal assessments, communicating with parents, providing behavioral interventions, and connecting families with community resources required

  • Experience working with students from a low income community highly preferred

  • Minimum of Masters Degree required;

  • Three years successful social work experience required;

  • The employee should be a Licensed Clinical or Master Social Worker (LCSW) (LMSW) or Professional Counselor (LPC), licensed in the state of Louisiana.

  • Recognized as a School Social Work Specialist and certification as a Qualified School Social Worker and Child Welfare and Attendance Supervisor by the Louisiana State Department of Education highly preferred

  • Possesses knowledge of federal, state and local social work guidelines.

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, to include, 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



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.