2023-2024 School Guidance Counselor

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About InspireNOLA 

InspireNOLA Charter Schools operates a network of seven public charter schools in New Orleans, Louisiana, including Alice M. Harte Charter School, Andrew H. Wilson Charter School, Dwight D. Eisenhower Charter School, Pierre A. Capdau STEAM Academy, Edna Karr High School, Eleanor McMain Secondary School, and McDonogh 35 Senior High School. Founded in 2013, InspireNOLA is currently the highest performing open-admission charter management organization in New Orleans and is the only network with one A-graded school and two B-graded schools. InspireNOLA currently serves more than 5,600 students in prekindergarten through 12th grade. With a focus on providing outstanding instruction and differentiated support to meet the needs of all students, InspireNOLA is achieving outstanding results and is a model for excellence within the education community. The work of our team makes a profound and enduring contribution to the revitalization of New Orleans.

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Position Summary 

The primary responsibilities of the School Counselor are to promote student success, provide preventive services, and respond to identified student needs by implementing a comprehensive school counseling program that addresses academic, career, and personal/social development for all students. Their primary role will be to help students overcome problems that impede learning and to assist them in evaluating their abilities, interests, talents and personality characteristics in order to develop realistic and fulfilling academic, career and personal goals. 

Position Qualifications & Competencies 

  • Belief in the mission and values of InspireNOLA;
  • Louisiana certification as a Licensed Professional Counselor, with at least three (3) years prior successful teaching experience on the elementary or secondary level.;
  • Master’s degree in school counseling (preferred) or graduate training with a minimum of 24 semester hours of professional courses;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with school team, families and community members; 
  • Desire to continuously improve instructional practices and willingness to engage in ongoing professional development; 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. 

 Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities 

  • 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; 
  • Provide 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; 
  • Use available technology resources to enhance the school counseling program; 
  • 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. 

The Counselor reports to the Head of School.  

Compensation & Benefits 

Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience. A comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision coverage, as well as TRSL, our employer retirement contribution, is included. 

InspireNOLA is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin. People from all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Spanish language proficiency is a plus.   


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