Behavior Specialist

Specialized Services - Schools Chicago, Illinois


Position at SESI Schools

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Shine on as a behavior support specialist.


In special education and alternative education settings nationwide, the team members of Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI) shine a positive light on students who need academic, emotional, social, and behavioral support and uncover the unique learner within. Have a profound impact, grow, learn, and thrive as part of our team.


Alt-Ed Behavior Specialist provides guidance and support to students, particularly those facing academic, social, or emotional challenges. They serve as trusted advocates, providing resources and referrals to appropriate services for students and other school staff. Alt-Ed Behavior Specialists work directly to stabilize and promote positive school culture and to aid students navigate obstacles they may encounter using prosocial behaviors. The Alt-Ed Behavior Specialists reports directly to the Team Leader/Dean to provide comprehensive support to students and staff of all departments. 


What you can expect to do.

Collaborate with school staff, teachers, and leaders to support students with intensive behavioral needs. Realize the joy of possibility as you provide customized behavior support and utilize positive behavioral intervention. You will play an essential role as part of a multidisciplinary team in delivering holistic guidance.


  • Implementing effective, positive behavioral supports that increase students’ appropriate behaviors and in turn, allow students to access the curriculum more effectively. 
  • Support all staff with implementing effective behavioral and academic supports. 
  • Assists staff and leadership to effectively support students who display challenging, violent, or otherwise inappropriate behaviors and keep careful, consistent documentation of behavioral incidents. 
  • Trains and coaches other staff on the implementation of effective and safe crisis management techniques. 
  • Actively supervises site hallways, common areas, classrooms, and other areas to ensure student and staff safety and reinforce appropriate behaviors. 
  • Provides direction and leadership during arrival and dismissal processes. 
  • Under the Supervision of Dean/Team Leader:  
  •      Assist in managing student disciplinary matters  
  •      Assist with coordinating student activities,  
  •      Providing guidance and support to students 
  •      Collaborate with all departments to promote student success and well-being 
  •      Assist in modeling pro-social behaviors 


What you can expect from us.

  • Diverse career pathways, mobility up and across our national network, and ongoing professional and leadership development.
  • Paid training, tuition reimbursement, and credentialing support. 
  • Data-driven, evidence-based learning and instructional models, including SESI’s own positive behavioral interventions and support (PBIS) framework called CASE.
  • An attractive and robust suite of benefits, including comprehensive healthcare benefits, 401(k) with employer match, employee assistance program, mental health support, fertility and family building, and more.
  • Smaller class sizes in diverse educational settings.


What we expect of you.

  • High School Diploma required 
  • College experience and/or Bachelor's Degree preferred 
  • 3-5 years working with behavioral needs preferred 
  • Experience, as well as a passion for working with youth is preferred 
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills 


Shine on. Apply now.

Bring all of you to what you do. Join our team.


About SESI  

Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI), a division of FullBloom, is a premier provider of education services for K-12 students who require additional educational and behavioral supports to overcome challenges that impede success in a traditional school setting. SESI partners with school districts to run classrooms, on-site, within district boundaries and standalone schools that meet the academic, behavioral, and social-emotional needs of special and alternative education students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Emotional Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, and other challenges. Partnering with over 600 school districts nationwide, SESI serves more than 7,000 students in day schools and in-district classrooms. SESI is accredited by Cognia.


FullBloom is an equal opportunity employer.  

Equal Employment Opportunity has been and will continue to be a fundamental principle at FullBloom, where employment is based on personal capabilities and qualifications. The company prohibits discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally recognized basis, including, but not limited to age (40 and over); color; gender, physical or mental disability; mental status; civil union/domestic partnership; national origin; ancestry; citizenship status; race; religion; creed; sex; pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions; gender identity and gender expression; political affiliation; veteran status and uniformed servicemember status; genetic information (including testing and characteristics); or any other consideration protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.