Student Support Specialist

Aim High Summer (Seasonal) · Greater Bay Area & Tahoe/Truckee, California
Department Aim High Summer (Seasonal)
Employment Type Summer - Seasonal
Compensation $28-$35


At Aim High, students with limited options unlock their limitless potential. Our multi-year summer enrichment program empowers middle schoolers from low-income neighborhoods, igniting their love of learning and yielding real results—97% of Aim High alumni graduate high school and go on to college. Grounded in a welcoming community where every kid feels seen and supported, Aim High gives students the confidence to succeed in high school and beyond. Aim High also fosters a supportive professional community in which educators - from aspiring to experienced - grow personally and professionally. For more about Aim High, please visit

Position Summary

Student Support Specialists (SSS) create behavior support plans for students in need, help students and families access community resources and implement restorative practices on site. SSS acts as a restorative practices leader by facilitating targeted interventions, youth development electives, training staff on restorative practices. SSS work with all staff and students at sites to ensure that they have the tools and resources needed for joyful summer learning and high quality programming.  

This is a six-week position: one week of faculty training and five weeks supporting the learning of middle school students. All Aim High summer staff also have the opportunity to participate in online training before the start of the summer program. 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Link students and families to appropriate resources as needed with on-going mental health services, recreation and sports programs, afterschool programs, youth development programs and medical services.
  • Lead and participate in Faculty Training Week workshops.
  • Understand weekly topics, themes, and plans for delivery of Aim High Issues + Choices class, Future Success class and community circles.
  • Observe and support Issues + Choices and Future Success classes and provide coaching and support as needed. 
  • Act as a restorative practices leader by:
    • Helping train and support staff on restorative practices.
    • Managing and overseeing targeted interventions: restorative dialogue, conflict mediation, etc.
    • Working with Site Directors when intensive intervention is needed.
  • Facilitate a youth development or mental health related elective class twice a week. 
  • Facilitate a minimum of one parent workshop focusing on social emotional well being.
  • Manage and facilitate student referral process for site:
    • If needed provide one-on-one check-ins, group check-ins, support break out groups in advisory class.
    • Collaborate with Site Director on family support referrals. 
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings and weekly check-ins with Site Directors. 
  • Run weekly office hours for family, student and teacher check-ins. 
  • May work at 1 site or split time between no more than 2 sites. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, school health, counseling or other related fields.  
  • Master’s degree or MFT (Marriage and Family Therapist) with at least one year of school experience is preferred, but not required.  
  • Experience and training in leading restorative practices in a school setting.
  • Cultural competency, strong leadership & communication skills and a commitment to social justice, anti-racism and equity in education.
  • Bilingual in Cantonese and/or Spanish and knowledge of community resources are a plus. 

Compensation and Schedule:

  • This is an hourly position of $28 to $35 per hour.
  • This is a full time, non-exempt position for the six weeks of the program:
    • Program dates in San Francisco, Oakland, Richmond, Novato, San Rafael and East Palo Alto are June 13 through July 22.
    • Program dates in Napa and Tahoe/Truckee are June 27 through August 5.
  • This position is expected to work during the general hours of 8am to 4pm and up to three family evening events. 

Aim High requires the holder of this position be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as defined by the CDC. Aim High may review and consider requests for reasonable accommodation to this requirement. Please note that the Aim High summer program, at its multiple summer locations, is subject to follow host school/district COVID vaccine mandates that may not allow for non vaccinated accommodations.

Aim High is an equal opportunity employer. Aim High seeks diversity in its community and affords equal employment and advancement opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, citizenship status, medical condition, or any other legally protected status.

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  • Location
    Greater Bay Area & Tahoe/Truckee, California
  • Department
    Aim High Summer (Seasonal)
  • Employment Type
    Summer - Seasonal
  • Compensation