Career Opportunity

Youth in Care Coordination (Principal Consultant #1399)
Springfield or Chicago
$55,251 - $69,821
$55,251 - $94,029
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
August 18, 2022
Open Until Filled

​Reporting to the Supervisor, serves as the agency's youth in care point of contact as required per ESSA; serves as the survey coordinator for the Wellness Department. Reviews and approves federal and state grant applications.  Serves as the agency's point of contact on suicide prevention and substance abuse and prevention.

  • ​Serves as the foster care point of contact for the agency. 
  • Provides technical assistance internally and externally on foster care. 
  • Works cross-departmentally to approve foster care plans as required by state and federal law.
  • Serves as the agency point of contact on the survey of learning conditions, YRBS( Youth Risk Behavior Survey) and substance abuse and prevention.
  • Works collaboratively with internal and external groups to develop and disseminate resources.
  • Ensures compliance to mandates related to suicide and substance abuse.
  • Assists program staff in the review and approval of federal and state grant programs for competitive and formula grant opportunities.
  • Ensures compliance with legislation and reporting requirements.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • ​Master's Degree in Education, Social Work, School Psychology, School Counseling, School Nursing or Mental Health, or, a bachelor's degree in one of the listed fields plus two years of relevant professional experience. (COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION)
  • Two years of experience (in addition to education requirements) in school-based or school-linked wellness services or programs; two years of experience in coordinating projects and training.
  • Ability to conceptualize, design, conduct or collaborate in the conduct of highly complex policy related projects/studies.
  • Demonstrated ability to define and solve complex problems.
  • Ability to effectively present complex information to various audiences in writing and formal/informal presentations.
  • Ability to work with others in a collaborative approach required.

ISBE provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. We actively foster a culture of inclusion and encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply.

Illinois has an urgent and collective responsibility to achieve educational equity by ensuring that all policies, programs, and practices affirm the strengths that each and every child brings within their diverse backgrounds and life experiences, and by delivering the comprehensive supports, programs, and educational opportunities they need to succeed.