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Youth Intervention Specialist

Chicago Public Schools - CPS
Chicago, IL, US

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Youth Intervention Specialist Job Code # 003015

Helps create an environment that promotes student learning and development through programming and support for student behavior.

Primary Responsibilities: Positive Behavior Support
• Implement and monitor Positive Behavior Intervention Support Program
• Create Advisory Curriculum in conjunction with administration around Social and Emotional Learning
• Deliver staff development around the PBIS/SEL programs
• Implement and monitor the peer mediation council
• Create staff/student mentoring initiative for at-risk students
• De-escalate student incidents and behavior
• Maintain communication with parents, teachers, and administration
• Refer students to administration or student support as needed
• Ensure that attendance is entered daily into Impact.
• Ensure that all reporting timelines and deadlines are met.
• Monitor student attendance and track absences
• Daily phone calls to parents and students when absent
• Home visits to chronically absent students
• Design and implement attendance incentives
• Serve on the attendance task force
• Assist with the development of Individual Student Plans

Secondary Responsibilities: Discipline
• Monitor student behavior and provide consequences in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct in conjunction with the Assistant Principal
• Manage student entrance every morning
• Conduct hall sweeps and classroom walk-throughs to promote positive behavior
• Monitor the cafeteria during lunch and events
• Run the In-School Suspension Room as needed
• Conduct afterschool and Saturday detention as needed


College Degree in Public Administration, Education, or Human Services Field

Previous experience in a school setting/or working with adolescents

Ability to work after school and weekend hours

Experience with Guided Discipline and PBIS

Case Management Experience a plus

Ability to interface with teachers and find creative solutions to challenging problems


Chicago Public Schools is truly a district on the rise. The last five years have been an unprecedented success for CPS, and during that time, our district has emerged as a beacon of what is achievable for large urban school districts across the country. Our mission is to provide a high-quality public education for every child, in every neighborhood, that prepares each for success in college, career, and civic life.

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42 W Madison St

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