LSMSA seeks applicants for a Full-Time Counselor 

Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA) seeks applications for a full-time personal counselor to serve its diverse student population and includes state-supported benefits including retirement, health, and life insurance. 

The ideal candidate will have experience working effectively with underrepresented groups experiencing depression, anxiety, pandemic-related stress, and other common mental health concerns, in a school setting. 

Core functions include: 

  • Serve as a resource and advocate for students from marginalized groups within our community 
  • Provide on-site individual and group counseling for students 
  • Provide referrals as needed 
  • Serve on call whenever school is in session 
  • Assist with or handle crisis interventions as necessary 
  • Engage in appropriate exchange of information about student needs and work closely with faculty, staff, and parents 
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records 
  • Consult with members of the Staffing Team on a regular basis 
  • Participate in professional development as needed to maintain professional CEUs and remain in compliance with state laws 
  • Assist with departmental functions as necessary 
    Required Qualifications: 
  • Master’s degree in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, or a related field 
  • Provisional licensure in counseling or social work (LPC, LCSW, NCSC, LMFT, etc.) 
  • Ability to provide culturally competent care working effectively with BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) and LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, and asexual) communities and students 
  • Experience working with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, pandemic-related stress, trauma, and mental health concerns 
  • Knowledge of best practices for working with various mental health, academic, and adjustment concerns 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • High level of discretion with sensitive information 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team 

          Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Licensure in counseling or social work (LPC, LCSW, NCSC, LMFT, etc.) 
  • Knowledge of adolescent development, cultural competencies, contemporary issues facing adolescents, and characteristics of gifted students 
  • Knowledge of 504 guidelines and students with disabilities 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft 365 and knowledge of Simple Practice for notes, client information, and scheduling 
  • Willingness to work in the late afternoon and evenings 

    Application Process: 

    Please submit a letter of application along with a resume or CV of education and experience to: 

    For more information regarding the school, the position, and the application process, as well as our application form, please visit: 

    LSMSA is committed to equal employment opportunities. LSMSA will not discriminate against, nor tolerate discrimination against, any employee or applicant for employment on any legally recognized basis including, but not limited to, race, color, creed, disability, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, political affiliation, disability, citizenship, or age. This policy applies to all personnel actions including recruitment, hiring, training, promotions, compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, termination, recreational and social programs, and professional contracts.

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