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Through a holistic approach, the Knapp Therapeutic Day School creates an inclusive therapeutic learning community centered around empowering student to reach their full potential.

Position Description:

The purpose of this position is to assist in the establishment and maintenance of a safe and effective educational environment for all students and staff through close collaboration with School Teachers, Clinical Staff, and School Administration.  This person will:

  • Maintain calm, helpful, and appropriate demeanor during crisis and post crisis debrief. 
  • Have familiarity and assist in implementing students’ crisis support plans.
  • Utilize interventions prescribed by TCI, Collaborative Problem Solving, and Ukeru to provide emotional and environmental support for students, with the goal of reducing the likelihood of a crisis situation.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent 
  • ISBE Certified Paraprofessional
  • Must be able to successfully complete Therapeutic Crisis Intervention and Ukeru training and maintain the required credentials.

Why Join the JCFS Team:

  • Our work is driven by compassion and a desire to improve the world
  • We ensure staff receive high quality training, knowledge and the resources to succeed
  • We offer a great benefits package (Medical; Dental; Vision; Paid sick and vacation time; discounted gym membership, tuition reimbursement options) 

New hires would need to be fully vaccinated with 1 or 2 doses and booster and provide their card upon hire OR begin receiving the booster within 2 weeks of being hired and participate in weekly COVID testing until fully vaccinated OR provide documentation for an ADA or religious exemption and participate in weekly COVID testing. 

JCFS Chicago offers an array of benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Wellness, Paid sick and vacation time, Agency holidays, Pension, 403(b), Flexible Spending Plans, and Life Insurance.

JCFS Chicago is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran. JCFS Chicago provides a reasonable accommodation to those who need assistance in completing this application. JCFS Chicago is committed to serving the needs of the diverse Chicago metropolitan area.  Accredited by COA, Charter member of CWLA, Licensed by DCFS

How to Apply

Please visit our website and apply on our career page:  https://recruiting2.ultipro.com/JEW1002/JobBoard/d02ef047-eef4-417a-8aea-0cba56e6f472/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=485913c8-56eb-4059-85a0-10954be3bea2

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