Counselor/Social Worker

Counseling/Therapy Custer Park, Illinois


Position at SESI Schools

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Shine on as a social worker.



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.


What you can expect to do.

Champion possibility and fuel student success by providing social-emotional services for students who need additional support to shine in school. As a vital, integrated member of a multidisciplinary team, you’ll collaborate with school teams and families in delivering SESI’s proven, high-quality services—including individual or group counseling services.


  • Work with a diverse group of students from varying developmental, cultural, ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Provide individual, group, or push-in counseling services to students in accordance with their individualized education plan (IEP) or behavior intervention plan (BIP).
  • Collaborate on creating IEPs, including social-emotional IEP goal setting and IEP meeting participation.
  • Complete social-emotional and behavior assessments, analyze data to identify student strengths and weaknesses, and develop functional behavior assessments, BIPs, and other transition plans.
  • Implement behavior management and intervention strategies, including de-escalation techniques, crisis management, and physical restraint when necessary to maintain the safety of students and staff.
  • Support social-emotional learning skill development through targeted curricula, assessments, and more intensive behavior support as needed.
  • Provide in-service training with other teams, including expressive therapy and clinical teams.
  • Collaborate with external partners and providers to support students, families, and staff.
  • Maintain documents in student files according to regulatory agency requirements.


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.

  • Professional licensure, including LPC or LCPC, LCSW or LMSW, and LMFT or LMHC, LCMHC.
  • Master’s degree in social work, human services, or related field (mental health, psychology, counseling).
  • 2 years of experience working with children and adolescents in a school, special education, or behavior health setting preferred.


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.