Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School
  • 04-Oct-2017 to 03-Dec-2017 (CST)
  • Instruction
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Full Time

Essential Functions:
Responds to educational staff requests for assistance with medical questions, behavioral support, etc.
Monitors classes, both from the school hallways and within the classrooms, for signs of potential problems.
Conducts life space interviews with students.
Works with the educational staff to reintegrate students back into the classroom following life space interviews and crisis situations.
Oversees student transitions at the end of each class period. Spends observation time in the classrooms to provide additional support for students and teachers.
Functions as a teaching assistant, at the assistant directors' discretion, on days that a teacher or teaching assistant is absent.
Communicates all significant concerns and unusual incidents to assistant education directors. Completes all written documentation at the end of the school day.
Determines whether or not a student poses a risk to the safety of himself/ herself or to others. Ensures that a safety plan has been developed and implemented when there is a safety risk.
Notifies assistant directors of safety plans.
As the leader of the crisis intervention team, serves as a consultant to the teaching staff to help understand and resolve difficult interactions with and between students.
Additionally, once certified, assumes leadership for training staff in TCI techniques and strategies.

Skills and Knowledge Requirements:
Ability to become a certified Therapeutic Intervention trainer and lead interventions required.
Excellent organizational skills required.
Strong writing skills required.
All Crisis Intervention Leaders will be trained in TCI, therapeutic crisis intervention techniques once hired.
Cultural competency required.
Applicants should possess a strong commitment to strength perspective, empowering families and a willingness to work in a high demanding work situation that requires flexibility and innovativeness.

Education/Experience Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor's degree required, preferably with a background in education or counseling.
A minimum of two years of experience working with severely emotionally disturbed students as a counselor or within a classroom setting required.

Position Salary & Benefits:
Salary is commensurate with experience. The Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School offers a comprehensive benefits package.


Working Conditions:
High stress environment

Physical Effort:
Ability to carry or lifts loads of 50 to 99 lbs.
Ability to climb ladders/scaffolds and maintain balance at heights of 2 stories to 5 stories
Ability to hear, including making fine discriminations in sound
Ability to sit for 2 hours to 4 hours
Ability to use computers extensively for 2 hours to 4 hours
Ability to climb stairs up to 2 stories
Ability to perform strenuous physical exertion at times
Ability to push/pull objects of 25 to 49 lbs.
Ability to run
Ability to stand for 2 hours to 4 hours
Ability to Use Standard Work Station Equipment
Ability to Use Standard Office Equipment





The Leslie Shankman School Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital or veteran status, or disability.

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