STUDENT SUPPORTS MANAGER – Communities In Schools of Chicago – Chicago

Work collaboratively with school administrators, staff, teachers and other school partners in the planning and implementation of CIS of Chicago’s integrated student supports model in coordination with broader school improvement strategies underway
Work collaboratively with Field Supervisor and CIS team and participate in organization team meetings and group supervisions in service of providing an integrated student supports model
Lead annual assessment process of needs for student and school community
Lead the development and implementation of the school support plan, including defining measurable objectives and procedures for delivering services
Provide and coordinate the delivery of evidence-based services across all three tiers based on best practice and risk-factor research
Research, cultivate, and manage connection of community partners to meet school and student needs
Manage the consent/enrollment process and create individualized student plans for participating students
Maintain detailed records of school and agency partnerships and student needs, interventions, and progress through the use of tailored database systems and student files
Regularly monitor and adjust services as needed, to maximize effectiveness and impact
Evaluate the effectiveness of services as measured by achievement of school benchmarks and student individualized goals
Generate reports for CIS of Chicago, school, and agency partners
Represent and promote CIS of Chicago through site visits, speaking engagements, participation in community events, and occasional media opportunities
Work collaboratively across teams and departments within CIS of Chicago in service of our mission
Assist with other organizational and project activities, as needed

Desired skills and abilities:
Knowledge of child and adolescent development principles utilizing a trauma-informed lens
Experience delivering individual and group services and interventions
Experience with restorative practices, school-level attendance and behavior improvement strategies, and student-centered supports
Cultural competency in effectively working with and serving people differing in value systems, ethnicity, cultural backgrounds, language capabilities, and abilities
Flexibility to work in both elementary and high school settings
Solutions-oriented ability to navigate complex school environments
Ability to work both collaboratively and independently
Ability to innovate and take initiative
Effective management of multiple tasks and priorities
Strategic thinking while working toward practical goals and outcomes
Flexibility to accommodate evolving and unanticipated needs
Cultivate meaningful partnerships while setting clear expectations
Strong written and oral communication skills
Excellence in communicating with diverse audiences
Detail-orientation and commitment to follow-up and follow-through
Solid computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint as well as database experience

Master’s Degree in Social Work or Counseling preferred
At least three years of experience working with adolescents, their families, and urban public schools is highly desired
Minority candidates strongly encouraged to apply
Bilingual candidates encouraged to apply
Must have a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and daily/reliable access to a vehicle
A criminal background check and verification of past employment and education is required; in addition, candidates may not be on the CPS “Do Not Hire” list
Reports to:
Field Supervisor, CIS of Chicago – primary
Principal, Assigned school site – secondary
Work Environment: The position will be primarily located in assigned Chicago public school site. Schools sites are either elementary or high school and are located throughout the city of Chicago. Training, weekly group supervision and team meetings, and monthly staff meetings will occur primarily at the CIS of Chicago office.
Schedule: This position is a full-time, 11-month position (August through June) and follows CIS of Chicago’s holiday and vacation time calendar and corresponding policies (versus that of CPS).
Start Date: November, 2021
CIS of Chicago provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

How to Apply
To apply or for further information, please write or email (no faxes or phone calls):
Sr. Director of Intensive Student Supports
Communities In Schools of Chicago
815 West Van Buren Street, Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60607 – Please write “Student Supports Manager 2022” in the subject line to ensure that your materials get directed appropriately
Submit a cover letter and resume to the addresses above to be considered.