Behavior Intervention Specialist
Full-Time Behavior Intervention Specialist at St. Paul Youth Services
Available Openings: 1
Industry: Education, Non Profit
Pay Type: Salary
Compensation: $37,000-41,700
Education Preferred: Yes
Education Level: Bachelor's Degree
Criminal Background: Case-by-Case Review

St. Paul Youth Services (SPYS) has an opening for a full-time Behavior Intervention Program (BIP) Specialist who is responsible for working one-on-one with students exhibiting pre-adolescent/ adolescent behaviors that will benefit from redirection, de-escalation strategies, and restorative practices and their families to determine appropriate and effective interventions that will ensure success in school and the community.

Position Status: Full-time, benefits eligible

Hours: 40 hours/week; Mondays – Fridays during school hours

Middle School Hours: 9am-5pm

High School Hours: 8am-4pm

Salary: $37,000 - $41,700 annually

Supporting Grade Level: Middle School or High School

Reports to: BIP Supervisor

Posting date: June 25, 2024

Close date: Open until filled


To improve our community’s collective ability to engage and support all youth, St. Paul Youth Services (SPYS) partners directly with young people to build skills and resources to achieve their goals; guides nonprofits, schools, and public agencies in transforming their practices and cultures to be more youth-centric; and amplifies youth voice in public policy - all to achieve measurably more positive and equitable outcomes for our youth. Click here to learn more


● Work in-person and at Partner School

● Must have reliable transportation to visit multiple work locations around the Twin Cities and surrounding areas as needed

● Occasional remote/in-person SPYS’ Office (Team Meeting, Professional Development, Administrative task)


● Please apply using the following link:

● No calls or inquires please.


● St. Paul Youth Services is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates from underrepresented communities and bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.



Student, Family, and Educator Support

a. Facilitate and provide social-emotional support for Middle School or High School students who have been identified by the school through teacher and/or staff input to be exhibiting pre-adolescent/adolescent behaviors that will benefit from redirection, de-escalation strategies, and restorative practices in school or the community.

b. Always ensure an active caseload of 25 youth.

c. Proactively engage with youth, their family, school, and community resources to develop specific measurable goals, meeting with youth in-person or over video at minimum on a weekly basis.

d. Continually collaborate with community resources that provide mentoring, youth development, mental health, vocational or other services to assist youth in developing a success plan.

e. Develop training and compile resources for youth that address anger management, problem solving, personal development, and effective social skills.

f. Provide opportunities for students to have meaningful engagement with the SPPS restorative practices process.

Data and Documentation 

a. Record student outcome data in Apricot in accordance with program requirements and direction from supervisor.

b. Document all communications (emails, phone calls, in-person visits, etc.) in Social Solutions Apricot ensuring accurate recordkeeping.

Professional Development 

a. Attend Professional Development in-person or online as identified with Supervisor



Desired Education and Experience

● Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required

● 2+ years of related experience or training required

● Demonstrated success working with youth and families to achieve measurable outcomes required

● Experience providing de-escalation, redirection, and restorative practices in a school setting preferred

● Must pass a criminal background check

● Computer and related software experience, such as Social Solutions Apricot or similar social service documentation programs and Outlook

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

● Ability to work with diverse populations

● Strong interpersonal and coaching communication skills

● Ability to develop effective relationships and work collaboratively in a professional environment

● Ability to plan, prioritize, coordinate, and manage own work

● Possess a thorough, organized and detail-oriented approach to work and effective time management skills

● Ability to exercise discretion and maintain a high level of confidentiality

● Provide a high level of commitment to diversity, inclusion, racial equity, and cultural/linguistic responsiveness

St. Paul Youth Services

Contact: Tracine Asberry
Phone 651-771-1301
PO BOX 6486
Saint Paul, Minnesota, Minnesota 55106
Transit: On bus line