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Behavior Technician - 1:1

Would you like to turn your passion for making a positive difference in people’s lives into a rewarding career? Join our team at Glenkirk! Since 1954, we have provided the highest quality lifetime supports and services to empower individuals with intellectual disabilities, to participate more fully in all areas of community life. We offer a variety of residential, day, and employment programs, as well as respite, medical, behavioral, and home-based services. Our focus has always been on the unique strengths, needs, and desires of each person we serve.

Implement behavior program(s) for assigned individual(s) and collect appropriate data. Implement various activities and programs to teach specific individual(s) work, production, daily living and independent skills, communication as well as related leisure pursuits. Also serve as an appropriate role model for assigned individual(s) receiving services.

Participates in the assessment of individual needs, preferences and strengths used in the development of the individual's service plan. Provide pertinent input regarding the most effective teaching strategy for each designated individual.

Familiarize yourself with the individual to be able to implement Behavior Programs. Complete required data for assigned individual(s).

Provide training in areas including: on-the-job training to the individual(s) in order to improve work quality/quantity for daily living skills, communication, behavior and independent living.

Be accountable for the whereabouts of the assigned individual(s) at all times.

Maintain accurate and legible daily tracking data for assigned individual(s).

Develop and implement age appropriate work/activity training kits for assigned individual(s) during non-work time and ensure that active treatment is being provided.

Participate in the assigned individual(s) visits to the Behavior clinic or other related professional visits.

Maintain Confidentiality of assigned individual(s) information.

Maintains safe, organized clean work environment and reports potential safety hazards and/or malfunctioning equipment to the Program Director or Safety Officer.

Assists in the planning and implementation of activities and community excursions.

Maintains regular and consistent work attendance while providing a professional attitude.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Engaging in socialization and recreation activities
Ensuring the appropriate use of public transportation to work sites and recreation activities
Collecting documentation and filing data as required
Attending scheduled staff meetings
Communicating professionally with individuals being served, co-workers, and outside-agency personnel
Ensuring that participants are engaged, active, and involved according to scheduled plans
Maintaining familiarity with individualized behavior programs and implementing them accordingly
Reinforcing the positive behavior of participants according to individual needs
Driving agency vehicles as directed
Completing 120 hours of initial orientation training in topics including:

Introduction to Intellectual Disabilities
Human Rights
Abuse/Neglect & Exploitation
First Aid
Ensuring the Rights of the Individual
Non-Violent Crisis Interventions
Community Integration


Job Requirements

Behavior Technician 1:1 – Mentor / Caregiver / Associate

(Nonprofit / Social Services / Healthcare)

Job Requirements

We are looking for Behavior Technician 1:1 who have a big heart and a strong and clearly evident passion for helping people. In addition to a friendly and empathetic nature, you must also have the ability to keep up on your paperwork and to complete all required documentation in a timely and accurate manner. It is also important that you display excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills, plus the ability to interact effectively with individuals being served as well as their families and guardians.

Specific qualifications for the Behavior Technician 1:1 role include:

U.S. high school diploma or GED, or educational evaluation by an approved and licensed agency if you were educated outside of the United States
Minimum 21 years of age
Reliable transportation
Valid Illinois driver’s license and good driving record
Ability to pass a background check, to include criminal background, finger prints, DCFS CANTS (Abuse and Neglect Tracking System), education credentials, and references
Ability to pass the TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education)
Ability to complete 3 weeks of paid training, Monday – Friday, 8am-4pm the first week and a half following hire

Please Note: In order to better match your resume to a specific open position, please include the hours you are available to work. Applicants who do not include this on their cover letters will be overlooked.

Direct Support Professional – Mentor / Caregiver / Associate

(Nonprofit / Social Services / Healthcare)


As a Behavior Technician 1:1 with Glenkirk you will be part of an established and well-regarded nonprofit organization that has been helping individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities for over 60 years. We have a strong family atmosphere and a lot of longevity among our staff, with some having been with us for 10, 15, even 20 years. It’s the kind of career home that you will look forward to being a part of each and every day. Plus, not only does each day present its own challenges and opportunities, but you can also experience a wide range of duties in different areas, from direct care to our vocational training programs.

Your hard work and professional dedication will be rewarded with competitive compensation and benefits, including:

Health and dental insurance
Paid time off
Tuition reimbursement

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