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Interventions: - Provides group and individual counseling - Provides crisis intervention, including mediation, as needed - Provides appropriate referrals as needed - Connects students and their families with community resources as needed - Coordinates the provision of support services in cooperation with the site director and the site team. Professional Responsibilities: - Participates in Alternative Education Plan meetings and mid-year/end-of-year conferences - Synthesizes and transmits relevant information on new student to site staff - Prepares for and participates in parent/teacher conferences - Works with the Deputy Director and Site Director to collect all necessary data for reporting purposes - Provides guidance related to graduation and post graduation plans - Attends all staff meetings and NCYAA professional development seminars - Fully and consistently adheres to all policies and procedures delineated in the North Cook Young Adult Academy Policy Manual and the NCISC Policy Manual - Fulfills other responsibilities, as assigned by supervisory personnel. Learning Environment: - Supports other staff members - Holds students accountable for their behavioral performance - Assists with behavior management when not working with individuals or groups - Implements behavior management plans.


Applicants for the position of Life Skills Coach must have earned a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in school social work or school counseling. Applicants must have a valid and current Illinois Professional Educator License. Preference will be given to candidates with work experience serving adolescents, and to candidates with special competencies which will enhance the quality of the North Cook Young Adult Academy program.


Regionally competitive with full benefits.

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To apply for this position, please go to https://www.ncisc.org/employment and fill out the application form.

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