SEL Consultant

Website South Cook Intermediate Service Center

Position Summary

A SEL Coach provides expert guidance and professional learning in the areas of mental health, social-emotional learning, and trauma-informed practices. The coach is responsible for developing new relationships and partnerships with districts, schools, educational organizations, and non-educational organizations. New relationships will be leveraged to effectively address and build capacity for implementing strategies to mitigate the impact of emotional and behavioral health on student success. Duties may include, but are not limited to: virtual learning, face-to-face workshops, blended learning training, PLC development, onsite visits, mentoring, school-wide assessments, and long-term planning. Hours Worked Per Week: Based on demand but approximately 10-40 hours per month

Specific Duties/Expectations

  1. Conduct assessments and develop an action plan based on data collected utilizing sources such as the TRS-IA(Trauma Responsive Schools Implementation Assessment)
  2. Coordinate, facilitate, and support professional learning opportunities for emotional and behavioral health, SEL, and Trauma-informed practices (TIP) to local school districts, educational programs, and non-educational programs.
  3. Complete required training. 
  4. Develop systems for building capacity and expanding the “sphere of influence” for all programs of development.
  5. Create, monitor, and keep detailed paper and digital records as appropriate for training.
  6. Provide ongoing technical assistance.
  7.  Performs other duties as assigned by the Regional Superintendent.
  8. Provide a quantitative and qualitative data-driven summary to update on progress towards goals to the SEL Hub team. 
  9. Participate in monthly meetings with the supervisor and team to discuss progress.



    1. Bachelor’s Degree in a related field, Master’s Degree preferred
    2. Valid Illinois teacher licensure, social worker credentials preferred


      1. Experience in social emotional learning, professional development, or other similar Background
      2. Preferred experience with adult learners 
      3. Trainings in restorative practices
      4. Training and/or experience with CHAMPS or other behavioral frameworks

Specific Skills 

    1. Ability to differentiate instruction to a wide range of learners (academic and social-emotional)
    2. Ability to work with a team
    3. Ability to work independently following program vision and goals
    4. Ability to multitask and manage time
    5. Accurate record keeping
    6. Knowledge of SEL-related practices
    7. Knowledge of best practices for professional learning
    8. Knowledge of curriculum development
    9. Ability to effectively use computer-based programs (MS Office, Google, etc.)
    10. Effective written and oral communication skills

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