Education Specialist

Compass Health Center
 Oak Brook, IL

Who We Are

Compass Health Center is one of the largest providers of PHP/IOP services in North America, providing crisis-level mental health care in a comfortable, outpatient setting. With robust programs for children as young as five through all stages of adulthood, we are proud to offer multi-disciplinary, evidence-based treatment to those in need.

With current locations in Northbrook and Chicago, we are excited to be opening our third facility in Oak Brook, IL. At this state of the art facility, we will continue to further our mission of setting the standard of excellence within the PHP/IOP space.

We are seeking an experienced Education Specialist who is passionate about working with children and adolescents who have emotional disabilities. This is a full time position throughout the school year with summers off.

Overall responsibility:

  • 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 academic needs
  • Create academic plans with patients as needed
  • Assist patients with executive functioning skills as needed
  • 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 participate in school staffings and other school meetings when appropriate
  • Prepare proper documentation for school when patient returns
  • Update the team about transition plan and school staffing
  • Meet with IOP School Liaison to communicate transition goals


  • Masters level degree in the field of education
  • Experience working in a public school setting with students who have emotional disabilities
  • Knowledge of school systems and special education processes
  • Experience with classroom 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