Date Posted: 10/11/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description


Compensation Base: 

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 


Equal Opportunity Employer.


Woodridge Interventions


Located on the campus of Woodridge Interventions, the “Bridge” is a public/private partnership between Naperville (IL) School District 203 and Abraxas Youth & Family Services. The Bridge is designed for the delivery of education services to Naperville District 203 students who are determined to be in need of Special Education services or an Alternative Learning Opportunity Program (ALOP).

Our Bridge programs focus on four integral areas of service: Education, Behavior Modification, Social Skills Acquisition (Emotional Support), and Re-Integration/Transition. Our approach is to tailor services to best meet the targeted outcomes desired. To that end, the Bridge creates an individualized approach and system of services that best meet the specific needs of our students.


The position provides direct service work providing a full range of therapeutic services directed toward the care and rehabilitation of clients.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs one on one or small group instruction with residents in math or reading
  • Participates with and supervises clients in daily programmatic activities.
  • Maintains an active caseload of 12-15 juvenile clients needing extra reading or math support
  • Follows policies and procedures of the program/facility.
  • Provides leadership and serves as a role model to clients in the performance of academic activities.
  • Provides for physical safety and care of clients who are under supervision.
  • Reports significant changes in the behavior, attitude, or physical condition of clients to higher-level staff members.
  • Interacts with educational and clinical staff to ensure overall treatment and educational goals are accomplished.
  • Participates in conferences regarding client behavior and academic progress.
  • Complies with program/facility safety systems and building security.
  • Adheres to departmental policies and procedures to ensure regulatory compliance with current departmental practices.
  • Supports the Abraxas philosophy and mission and promotes the Seven Key Principles of care.
  • Demonstrates appropriate use of Safe Crisis Management techniques and skills.


Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

The following education requirements are acceptable for this classification including:

Must have current Illinois Substitute Teaching License

2 Years Prior experience as a Behavior Support Specialist,  Learning Behavior Specialist, Intervention Specialist

  • Other Qualifications:
    • At least twenty-one (21) years of age.
    • Criminal clearances (Act 33 and 34, specific State & child clearances and, if necessary, FBI).
    • Non-communicable diseases physical exam.
    • Valid driver's license from employee’s state of residence.
    • Valid registered vehicle insurance.