Who We Are

Compass Health Center is a recognized leader in crisis-level mental health, setting the standard for excellence in the Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient space (PHP/IOP). We serve over hundreds of patients every day, ranging from age 6 to senior, in one of our three free-standing facilities, located in Northbrook, Chicago, and Oak Brook, or through our robust virtual programming.  Compass provides an intermediate level of Behavioral Healthcare that fills a critical gap between outpatient and inpatient care. Patients and their families turn to Compass when in crisis – every day, we help people overcome depression, anxiety, suicidality, obsessions/compulsions, past trauma, chronic pain, and other symptoms that prevent them from living happy and healthy lives.   

Compass Health Center is seeking an Education Specialist to join our growing Education team in Chicago.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Work closely with team members to support the educational needs of PHP patients
  • Send medical certification and release of information to home school
  • Communicate with patients’ home schools
  • Coordinate assignments with the patients’ home schools
  • Provide parents/guardians with educational updates
  • Complete educational assessment with patients to determine needs
  • Create academic plans with patients
  • Partner with clinical staff to develop and administer Executive Functioning group sessions
  • Assist patients with executive functioning skills
  • Proctor school assessments as needed
  • Chart communication with parents, schools, and patients
  • Attend rounds daily
  • Participate in family sessions when appropriate to provide information about school progress
  • Provide insurance utilization team with educational updates
  • Meet with patients to prepare for school staffings
  • Coordinate and facilitate school staffings and other school meetings
  • Prepare proper documentation for school when patient returns
  • Update the team about transition plan and school staffing
  • Meet with IOP team to communicate transition goals

Secondary Responsibilities include (in times of lower patient census/per program needs):

  • Assist group therapists with facilitation of therapeutic skills groups
  • Lead skills groups as needed
  • Support treatment team in crisis management and safety planning with patients
  • Actively participate in clinical program during summer months when education needs are fewer in U18 program

Qualifications:

  • Masters level degree in the field of social work, counseling, psychology or education
  • Experience working in a school setting with students who have emotional disabilities
  • Knowledge of school systems and special education processes
  • Experience with group management
  • Experience with students and families in crisis
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to juggle multiple demands simultaneously in a fast paced and changing environment

Benefits & Perks

Our employees work hard to provide the best possible care for our patients, so we make sure we take care of them. Here are some of the benefits and perks available to our employees!

 Health and Personal Wellness

  • Comprehensive Medical Insurance plan options through BlueCross BlueShield
  • Dental and Vision insurance plans
  • Employer paid Life Insurance, employer paid Short- and Long-Term Disability after one year of employment
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Accident insurance for when life happens

Financial Wellness

  • Competitive compensation for all employee levels
  • 401(k) plan that includes a match of 100% of the first 4% of pay that you contribute

Time Off

  • Generous paid time off (PTO) with increased days based on years of employment
  • Generous Paid Parental Leave policy after one year of employment

Additional Perks

  • Continuous training opportunities; including free CEU seminars and additional training and development courses
  • Volunteering opportunities to enrich the soul and help give back to our community
  • The opportunity to work with the best in our field and be part of something extraordinary!

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