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Communities In Schools of the Gulf South, Inc. welcomes applications from qualified individuals who are committed to the success of children in public schools.
To apply for an open position at CIS Gulf South, please fill out the application below and email your cover letter and resume to employment@cisgulfsouth.org.

We offer equal employment opportunity to all based upon individual merit and without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, height, weight, marital status, or disability, which, if needing accommodation because of physical disability, may be reasonably accommodated as required by law.

The hiring department will conduct interviews of qualified individuals prior to requesting a criminal background check, and no job application submitted prior to such interview shall inquire into an applicant's criminal history. If this position is subject to a background check for any convictions related to its responsibilities and requirements, employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history. Criminal history will not automatically disqualify a candidate.

 

 

Current Openings

[FULL TIME] PK-8 SITE COORDINATOR - NEW ORLEANS

Communities In Schools of the Gulf South, Inc. seeks a qualified, bilingual (Spanish/English) counselor or social worker to implement its evidence-proven model of integrated student services on the campus of a Charter School that serves students in a PK-8 setting. The Site Coordinator is responsible for planning, organizing, implementing and coordinating CIS activities and programs on the campus. The Site Coordinator interfaces with campus personnel and coordinates school functions with the CIS program and CIS administration. The Site Coordinator will provide assessments, referrals, and counseling or supportive guidance and connect numerous community service providers to the students who need them. Superior communication, organization, and team building skills are required. Minimum of an LMSW or PLPC is required. Full time, year-round position, with benefits.

Click HERE to apply.

 

[FULL TIME] BILINGUAL PK-8 SITE COORDINATOR - NEW ORLEANS

Communities In Schools of the Gulf South, Inc. seeks a qualified, bilingual (Spanish/English) counselor or social worker to implement its evidence-proven model of integrated student services on the campus of a Charter School that serves students in a PK-8 setting. The Site Coordinator is responsible for planning, organizing, implementing and coordinating CIS activities and programs on the campus. The Site Coordinator interfaces with campus personnel and coordinates school functions with the CIS program and CIS administration. The Site Coordinator will provide assessments, referrals, and counseling or supportive guidance and connect numerous community service providers to the students who need them. Superior communication, organization, and team building skills are required. Minimum of an LMSW or PLPC is required. Full time, year-round position, with benefits.

Click HERE to apply.

 

[FULL TIME] HIGH SCHOOL SITE COORDINATOR - NEW ORLEANS

Communities In Schools of the Gulf South, Inc. seeks a qualified counselor or social worker to implement its evidence-proven model of integrated student services on the campus of a Charter School that serves students in a high school setting. The Site Coordinator is responsible for planning, organizing, implementing and coordinating CIS activities and programs on the campus. The Site Coordinator interfaces with campus personnel and coordinates school functions with the CIS program and CIS administration. The Site Coordinator will provide assessments, referrals, and counseling or supportive guidance and connect numerous community service providers to the students who need them. Superior communication, organization, and team building skills are required. Minimum of an LMSW or PLPC is required. Full time, year-round position, with benefits.

Click HERE to apply.

 

[FULL TIME] PK-8 SITE COORDINATOR - NEW IBERIA

Communities In Schools of the Gulf South, Inc. seeks a qualified counselor or social worker to implement its evidence-proven model of integrated student services on the campus of a Public School that serves students in a PK-8 setting. The Site Coordinator is responsible for planning, organizing, implementing and coordinating CIS activities and programs on the campus. The Site Coordinator interfaces with campus personnel and coordinates school functions with the CIS program and CIS administration. The Site Coordinator will provide assessments, referrals, and counseling or supportive guidance and connect numerous community service providers to the students who need them. Superior communication, organization, and team building skills are required. Minimum of an LMSW or PLPC is required. Full time, year-round position, with benefits.

Click HERE to apply.

CIS Student Internship Program

Now Accepting Applicants for Fall 2024 

Communities In Schools of the Gulf South, Inc. seeks master’s level counseling and social work students to intern on the campus of a public school that serves students in a PK-8th or 9th-12th setting. The intern will work directly under one of our highly qualified site coordinators (Licensed Counselors and Social Workers). CIS Student Interns will provide direct counseling services to students both in individual and group settings and deliver classroom lessons and/or presentations. Student interns will conduct needs assessments, create and implement individual student support plans, and collect and track relevant data. CIS seeks a goal-orientated intern with exemplary communication skills and a desire to practice counseling skills in a demanding but rewarding environment. This position is open to current counseling and social work students enrolled in Practicum and/or Internship courses.

Application Directions:

Please include the following materials:

  1. Complete Application
  2. Attach an updated resume or curriculum vitae
  3. Attach a cover letter (1-page maximum) that addresses the following:
    • What interests you in an internship at Communities in Schools Gulf South;
    • How do you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications;
    • What are your professional goals after you graduate; and
    • What are your graduate programs’ training requirements (i.e. amount of hours; number of months; etc.).

 

Make a gift to CIS Gulf South as an individual or organization.

Your support can keep caring adults in schools to help students succeed. Communities In Schools of the Gulf South serves 22 schools across Louisiana. 

Communities In Schools of the Gulf South also accepts in-kind donations! If you are interested in making an in-kind donation, please email us at hello@cisgulfsouth.org to tell us more about what you would like to donate.


We believe that we are better together. Together, we can empower students, support educators, and improve outcomes. We do this one community at a time. Many of today's students face challenges outside of the classroom - poverty, anxiety,trauma - that can make it more difficult for them to succeed inside the classroom. At Communities In Schools of the Gulf South, we see the potential in every student, and we are committed to helping them see it too.

Through our model of Integrated Student Supports, we partner with state education agencies, school districts, and community-based organizations to coordinate the services and resources needed to ensure that all students - particularly those at-risk of dropping out - can thrive in and beyond the classroom.

Your sponsorship will connect students with caring Communities In Schools staff who provide resources, tools, and a trusted relationship that keeps students safe, supported, and in school.

 

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact our Director of Advocacy, Erin Sims,  at erins@cisgulfsouth.org to find out more.

Volunteer

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At Communities in Schools Gulf South, volunteer opportunities range from one-time events to weekly campus-based commitments during school hours.

There are 4 ways to volunteer with CIS: 

  1. Done in a Day
  2. Mentoring/Tutoring
  3. Periodic Campus Support
  4. Mental Health Internships

Done-in-a-Day Volunteer Opportunities

Communities In Schools of the Gulf South has opportunities for community members to volunteer with us. For those with limited free time, Done-in-a-Day opportunities provide a chance to give back by working on a specific project. Done-in-a-Day volunteer activities are also ideal for corporate and civic groups to engage in service.

Examples of volunteer projects include:

  • Preparing in-kind donations for distribution (school supplies, food bags for breaks, holiday gifts)
  • Assisting with CIS special events (soliciting raffle items, promoting events, volunteering day-of)
  • Providing school beautification (planting, gardening, painting, clean-up)

Mentoring/Tutoring

Mentors and tutors serve as caring adults and consistent role models for students. Both of these volunteer opportunities require a weekly commitment to students for a minimum of one semester. Our program is focused on relationship building and supporting the individual student’s interests and needs. CIS mentors and tutors work in conjunction with the CIS Site Coordinator to provide support to students in need.

Periodic Campus Support

For those in the community that would like to volunteer for more than one day a year, but do not have the flexibility or capacity to volunteer consistently for an hour each week through mentoring or tutoring, CIS provides opportunities to support CIS Site Coordinators with indirect volunteer programs. The CIS Director of Volunteer Services will contact the periodic volunteers from time to time with projects CIS staff need assistance with, and the volunteer may help on an as needed basis.  These programs can include organizing a food pantry monthly, assisting with paperwork and administrative duties, or packing weekend food bags or organizing a clothing closet.

Mental Health Internships

Mental Health interns are Master's level social work and counseling students who work directly with CIS staff to provide additional social-emotional, mental health and behavioral support to students. To learn more about CIS Mental Health Internships click HERE and apply above.

 


Interested in volunteering with CIS Gulf South?

Contact Catherine Bauske, Director of Training, to learn about volunteer opportunities at catherineb@cisgulfsouth.org.