Reports to Principal
About Algiers Charter
Since our inception in 2005, Algiers Charter has proudly served as a staple in the educational community. From our very first day, we operated with the belief that all students can achieve educational success. As we transition to a two-school organization, our commitment to excellence and student achievement has never been stronger. We are forging a strategic path forward to build upon our growth and we are seeking dynamic educational leaders with a proven track record of success to help take our organization to the next level.
The educational landscape in New Orleans is one that requires significant and unrelenting performance and accountability. Our strategic plan for 2020 and beyond has unique operational, staffing and instructional designs so if you are ready to share our vision and commitment to student achievement and pathways, we invite you to submit an application to join our team.
What Success Means In This Position
The Guidance 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.
Position Description & Expectations
- 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 students 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 site 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 assists with appropriate interventions
- Perform other related duties as required
- 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