Position Opening: Behavior Intervention Specialist

Program: Behavior Intervention Program (BIP)
Hours: 10 months, mid-August through mid-June; 40 hours per week, determined by building principal
Reports to: Behavior Intervention Team Supervisor
Salary range: $34,000 — $37,000 annually; 10 month or 12 month pay cycle
Posting Date: 11/1/16
Close date: 11/16/16


The Behavior Intervention Specialist provides assessment, counseling, mediation, monitoring, and case management of students.  The work is performed at a Saint Paul Public School working in close collaboration with building staff and following all building protocol.


Program Responsibilities:

  • Provide case management for students who consistently exhibit behaviors that interfere with their learning environment.
  • Meet with students, parents/guardians, and school staff to determine appropriate interventions for students.
  • Collaborate with community organizations that provide mentoring, mental health, and other services to the school.
  • Coordinate work with the efforts of the Behavior Intervention Specialists working at other neighboring schools as well as the school staff in your building.
  • Maintain student records to monitor progress.
  • Lead educational groups for students regarding anger management, problem-solving, and other social skills.
  • Perform other program duties as assigned by program manager and/or school building principal.

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Respond to all communication from clients, coworkers, or colleagues in a timely, responsive and professional manner. This includes voicemail, email, and program specific communication as designated (cell-phone, etc.)
  • Maintain daily schedule as set by manager, notifying manager and agency front desk of any changes in schedule or anticipated availability.
  • Present a professional and positive image of our organization by maintaining dress and personal standards that are consistent with the audience or client group you will be working with on any given day or situation.
  • Maintain individual client records, and statistical information according to agency standards and specific program protocol.
  • Develop and maintain competency with basic computer programs and computerized data information system required to complete all functions and expectations of the organization.
  • Participate in individual supervision and group consultation. Attend monthly BIP staff meetings, monthly all-staff meetings and two professional development opportunities.
  • Maintain and enhance your ability and skills by keeping current with pertinent research and program related literature, attending workshops and seminars, and taking advantage of work related opportunities for learning on the job.
  • Other tasks, committee assignments and/or special projects as assigned by supervisor/management team.


  • Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years experience working with youth and families. Experience providing counseling/behavior management in a school setting is desirable.
  • Ability to establish strong interpersonal relationships with youth and families from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Experience advocating for youth while providing high expectations and support.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with different professional teams.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to exercise discretion and maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, racial equity, and cultural/linguistic responsiveness


Direct resumes and cover letters to humanresources@spys.org
or St. Paul Youth Services, 2100 Wilson Avenue, St. Paul, MN  55119

St. Paul Youth Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Candidates representing communities of color and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.