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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 6216 - EO Behavior Interventionist

Job Description

FLSA STATUS: Exempt
GRADE: 311


POSITION SUMMARY
Under general supervision, performs work of considerable difficulty developing and facilitating programs and services to schools, youth and families for the purpose of promoting positive school attendance.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
An employee in this class exercises independent judgment in providing professional assistance and guidance to school administrators with regard to students and their families that are at-risk for truancy. General supervision is received from the Assistant Regional Superintendent of the DuPage County Regional Office of Education.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

• Develops program strategies to provide services for the at-risk students and families in DuPage County schools.
• Meets regularly to review cases, schedule services and to review items requiring legal support and court intervention.
• Collaborates with local school districts and community/ County agencies to provide prevention/ intervention programs based on best practice strategies for working with at-risk youth and families.
• Identifies and establishes local resources, speakers and other supports in order to provide additional technical assistance to school personnel, students and families.
• In conjunction with other ROE student program staff, Equity and Excellence staff and the ROE Assistant Superintendent; facilitates and presents updates and reports at quarterly meetings with representatives from partnership schools, juvenile justice system, community agencies, County programs, and community members to promote and inform regarding services provided
• Identifies current community needs and issues for students
• Researches and implements best practices and resources to serve students, families and schools of DuPage County in coordination with program Administrative Assistant and the Assistant Superintendent
• Prepares annual reports for both local and State
• Submits annual grant information (TAOEP);
• Oversees the maintenance of student files and information
• Oversees annual program budget
• Develops current program marketing materials
• Maintains ongoing communication with other ROE student programs (ALOP, RSSP) Equity and Excellence, and School Improvement Staff to determine the services that best meet the needs of the students, families and schools
• Performs other duties as assigned

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities as assigned.
• Depending on assignment may maintain required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications.
• Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
• Current office practices, procedures and equipment
• County policies and procedures
• Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes
• School systems and what factors are used to identify at-risk students and families
• Intervention methods and strategies available to assist at-risk students and their families
• Outside resources and community agencies that are available to collaborate with schools and at-risk students and families
• Local law enforcement system related to truancy and at-risk students and families

Skill in:
• Using computer hardware and software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, etc
• Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations and services applicable to the assigned office
• Written and verbal communications
• Effectively communicating with people at various levels including school superintendents, principals and other school administrators
• Preparing power point presentations and MS Excel spreadsheets and reports

Ability to:
• Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, other departments and others, such as vendors
• Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
• Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local
• Convey excellent oral and written communication
• Work effectively under stress
• Maintain confidentiality

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
None.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Completion of a Master's Degree in Social Work, Counseling, or related field and a minimum of one year of experience in an education or social service agency; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
None.