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Crisis Intervention Leader

Company: Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School
Location: Chicago
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:


  • Therapeutic Crisis Intervention
    • Upon employment successfully obtain certification in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI)
    • Within 6 months of employment obtain certification as a TCI Trainer through the Residential Childcare Project (RCC) and assume leadership for training staff in TCI techniques and strategies
    • Using and modelling the framework and tenants of TCI
    • Monitor and evaluate each student's level of functioning
    • Facilitate conversations between students and educational staff so that students can remain in class
    • Conduct or facilitate life space interviews with students when their behavior becomes disruptive to classroom learning activities
    • Determines whether 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
    • Utilize approved non-violent physical therapeutic techniques when clinically indicated to ensure safety
    • Works with the educational staff to reintegrate students back into the classroom following life space interviews and crisis situations
    • Communicate with outside safety agencies (U of C Police Department, the Chicago Police Department, and the Chicago Fire Department) when necessary.
    • Prioritize needs across the program daily in regard to student and staff needs
    • Be aware of school rules and procedures and support educational staff in the implementation of these rules.
    • Oversee student transitions at the end of each class period
    • Monitors classes, both from the school hallway and within the classrooms, as a proactive measure to student support
    • Respond to educational staff requests for assistance with medical questions, behavioral support, etc.
    • Spend observation time in the classrooms to provide additional support for students and teachers
    • Functions as a teaching assistant, at school leadership direction, on days that a teacher or teaching assistant is absent COLLABORATION WITH EDUCATION & CLINICAL TEAM - 10%
      • Utilize the supervision process to communicate, plan and problem solve classroom issues with direct supervisor.
      • Serve as a consultant to the education staff to help understand and resolve difficult interactions with and between students
      • Collaborate with clinicians to understand and support students' social and emotional needs within the academic environment
      • Participate and maintain an active role on the Emergency Planning Committee DOCUMENTATION & COMMUNICATION - 5%
        • Complete all documentation of crisis situations by end of each workday
          • Track 'time out of class' minutes
          • Review and edit daily Unusual Incident Reports (UIR)
          • Communicate UIR's to parents by phone
          • Maintain communication logs
          • Communicate pertinent information to case managers by end of day for parent notification
            • Attend and contribute to team meetings and clinical reviews on an ongoing basis
            • Communicates all significant concerns and unusual incidents to school leadership (i.e., Principal, Assistant Principal) OTHER FUNCTIONS - 5%
              • Attend standing meetings weekly.
              • School Events
                • Attend school events as outlined in the annual contract.
                • Trainings
                  • Attend and maintain compliance with required trainings and certifications (i.e., TCI, CPR/First Aid) Education/Experience Minimum Requirements:
                    • Bachelor's degree required, preferably with a background in education or counseling
                    • Minimum of two years of experience working with severely emotionally disturbed students as a counselor or within a classroom setting required
                    • Ability to become a certified Therapeutic Intervention trainer and lead interventions required
                    • All Crisis Intervention Leaders will be trained in TCI, Therapeutic Crisis Intervention techniques once hired.
                    • 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
                    • Illinois State Certification, Type 39 - within 90 days of employment SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS
                      • Demonstrate the ability to read, write, and speak clearly and accurately in the English language at a professional level
                      • Computer Proficiency in Microsoft Office
                      • Provide modelling for colleagues and function as a reliable and dependable member of the team MENTAL DEMANDS
                        • Ability to be calm under pressure and able to think through crisis situation quickly and decisively
                        • Must possess psychologically sophisticated understanding of mental health issues and their interventions, not only so that they can provide mental health services as assigned but also train the staff
                        • Must have leadership abilities and an ability to prioritize varied tasks and responsibilities PHYSICAL DEMANDS
                          • Must possess the stamina to help supervise eight classrooms of severely emotionally disturbed students
                          • Must be capable of becoming a certified Therapeutic Intervention trainer and leading such interventions as necessary
                          • Ability to use computers extensively for 2 hours to 4 hours
                          • Ability to climb stairs up to 2 stories
                          • 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 or any other protected status. Apply Now * Fields Are Required What is your full name? First Name How can we contact you? Email Phone Number Number Type What is your preferred method of communication?

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