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Student Advocate

West40 Intermediate Service Center #2
3.5 out of 5
Cook County, IL
$45,000 - $47,000 a year - Full-time


Cook County, IL

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  • 403(b)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off

Full job description

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, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1. Organization and case management skills
2. Ability to work independently in a variety of different settings
3. Willingness to persist with students, despite their behavior and decision -making
4. Advocacy skills, including the ability to negotiate, compromise, and confront conflict
5. Ability to cooperate and communicate effectively with students, families, and school personnel
6. Ability to cooperate with families and school staff
7. Ability to professionally respond to crisis

Reports To: Site Coordinator / Area Director


Bachelor’s Degree with experience working with at risk adolescents. Bi-lingual preferred


To provide students with a positive pattern of engagement at school, fuel motivation, and foster
Job Goal: development of the life skills needed for graduation and post high school learning and careers.

Performance Responsibilities:

Other essential duties and responsibilities may be assigned beyond the following:
1. Case management of up to 40 at-risk students
2. Works as a liaison between family and school to create and implement a plan for students academic and social /emotional success
3. Facilitates online credit recovery program as needed
4. Works collaboratively with schools and programs to define and outline student participation, performance, and success for individual students placed at high risk for leaving school before graduation
5. Schedules, plans and participates in family outreach visits and family engagement events
6. Arranges travel for students to and from school as needed
7. Attends weekly staff meetings
8. Monitors attendance, behavior, and grades
9. Responds and intervenes in students’ crises
10. Sets goals with students
11. Writes student success plans
12. Documents progress towards student success plan goals

Terms of Employment:

Twelve- month year. Salary and work year to be established by Executive Director and Area Director respectfully


Performance of this job will be evaluated by the Site Coordinator/Area Director in accordance with Board Policy.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $45,000.00 - $47,000.00 per year


  • 403(b)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekdays

Work setting:

  • In-person
  • Public school
  • School


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • Spanish (Preferred)

Ability to Commute:

  • Cook County, IL (Required)

Work Location: In person