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Registered Behavior Technician

Company: Woodland School District 50
Location: Gurnee
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Woodland School District 50 is an Equal Opportunity Educator/Employer. We are committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and educational environment by hiring individuals who support and contribute to the diversity and excellence of our student and academic programs through their teaching and service to our students, parents and the community we serve.

If you welcome inclusion, equity and diversity, have an unwavering commitment to the success of all students, embrace and celebrate the individuality of our student population with respect to race, ethnicity, and economic status, and seek to celebrate the cultures that contribute to making our district so rich, please join our team! Minority candidates encouraged to apply.


POSITION TITLE: Registered Behavior Technician

Applicants are instructed to address in their application/resume their experiences directly related to each section noted in this posting.

POSITION TYPE: Certified Support

DATE POSTED: March 25, 2022

LOCATION: Districtwide

DATE AVAILABLE: August 22, 2022

PRIMARY FUNCTION: The Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) is a paraprofessional certified in behavior analysis. Assists in delivering behavior-analytic services and practice under the direction and close supervision of the Districtwide Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Collects data about students' behaviors through direct observation. Assists Districtwide Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) as directed with observations, data collection, behavior reduction assessments and skill acquisition plans. Collaborates with school teams. Teaches students and staff specific skills as outlined in behavior intervention plans. Communicates behavioral intervention results in students' school teams and parents. Provides support and modeling to staff in behavior intervention strategies.


1. Certification: Required - ISBE Paraprofessional License and Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) Certification

Preferred - ISBE Paraprofessional License and willing to acquire Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) Certification

2. Education:

A. Required - High School Diploma or Equivalent

B. Preferred - Bachelor's Degree

3. Experience:

* Required - Six (6) months prior experience supervising students in an educational or non-educational setting.
* Preferred - One (1) year prior experience supervising students in a public-school setting.


* Under the direction of the District BCBA, works collaboratively with building and district staff to promote positive student behavior by assisting in the provision of professional development that targets research, strategies and modeling of instructional and classroom management practices.
* Assists with providing training in data collection methods, positive behavior supports, intervention techniques, and instructional methodologies for staff.
* Assists in the development of materials and provides behavioral resources and strategies to school teams, students, and parents as appropriate.
* Assists school teams in writing comprehensive functional assessments and developing interventions appropriate for student needs, interests, and abilities.
* Gathers, prepares, presents and updates all data related to students on caseload.
* Leads and assists school teams with assessment procedures, which vary depending on each student's behavioral needs.
* Assesses, records and describes students' behaviors in measurable and objective terms.
* Attends problem solving, Section 504, IEP or other meetings as necessary and provides related behavioral information.
* Works with individual students or small groups of students to reinforce learning of strategies or skills.
* Creates and collaborates on the creation of behavior intervention plans and implements procedures to encourage and monitor the student acquisition of the desired skills.
* Under the direction of the BCBA, communicates with parents to assist with and support implementation of strategies that support student skill development.
* Assists with supervision of students as appropriate and necessary throughout the school day, as needed.
* Alerts classroom teacher, BCBA and school administration as appropriate to any problem or special information about an individual student.
* When necessary, a licensed RBT may be asked to serve as a guest teacher in a classroom in the school when all other options have been unsuccessful to obtain other guest teachers.
* The RBT may be asked to serve as a classroom paraprofessional in a classroom in the school as appropriate and as needed.
* Maintains a high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about students at all times.
* Participates in in-service training programs when aligned to the roles of the paraprofessional, per request of the BCBA and/or school administration.
* Performs such other tasks and assumes such other responsibilities as assigned by the BCBA, school administrator or other administrator.


* Assist in other areas as needed.
* Complete other duties as needed.
* Assist with providing ongoing professional development to staff and administration


Technical: Must be able to use the district email system, Google platforms, Microsoft Office, and the district's attendance system.

Interpersonal: Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with staff, parents, students, businesses and community. Must have strong organization, communication and interpersonal skills; and a strong sense of teamwork. Must be able to cope with deadline pressures; make difficult decisions that impact the organization in a positive sense; work harmoniously with the community, students, parents, staff, and administration. Communicate effectively with students, parents and staff; exhibit sound judgment in dealing with people; and follow directives given by Administration. Must also be a creative problem solver; and empathetic, humanistic and open-minded.


* Support the establishment of mutual respect and equal human dignity across the entire school community.
* Welcomes inclusion, equity and diversity.
* Have an unwavering commitment to the success of all students.
* Understanding that your identity may be different than students, parents, and staff, you are willing to put those differences aside for the success of all students.
* Regardless of the identities of students, staff, or parents, works collaboratively to build a successful relationship with them.
* Willingly anticipate, identify and adopt change.
* Engage in all job-related interactions and activities, with contacts from within and outside the District, in a courteous and professional manner.
* Communicate with styles that are approachable and respectful.
* Participate in professional development and training to become more effective and efficient.
* Take initiative to manage multiple tasks.
* Effectively organize work to be as productive as possible.


Manual Dexterity: Work requires definite skilled and accurate physical operations requiring some close coordination performance.

Physical Effort: Work requires handling average weight materials or equipment, but not for sustained periods.

Working Conditions: Some exposure to definitely disagreeable elements may exist, i.e., temperature changes, use of steps/stairs, walking long distances throughout the building, etc.


Work Week: Monday through Friday

Work Year: 179-day full time position. Non-exempt Union Position

Work Hours: 7.5 hours per day (schedule will vary based on assignment).

Salary: Minimum of $17.05 per hour

EVALUATION: Performance of this position will be evaluated annually by the administration.

This description has been prepared to assist in properly evaluating various classes of responsibilities, skills, working conditions, etc. It is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and characteristic levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title. It is not intended as a complete list of specific duties and responsibilities. Nor is it intended to limit, or in any way modify the right of the supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision. Scheduling flexibility is required to accommodate changing school/district needs. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty.

HOW TO APPLY: Internal applicants should apply online at www.dist50.net and attach a resume to the online application. External applicants should apply online at www.dist50.net and attach three letters of recommendations, resume and transcript(s) to the online application.

All applicants must be willing to interview in person and demonstrate skills through a situational analysis. Applicants will be contacted within three weeks if invited for an interview. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Further information regarding this position may be obtained by contacting:


Dr. Lane Walls

Assistant Superintendent of Special Education


(847) 506-5631


Woodland School District 50 is an Equal Opportunity Employer with established policies prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, marital status, arrest record, military status, order of protection status, unfavorable military discharge, citizenship status provided the individual is authorized to work in the United States, use of lawful products while not at work, being a victim of domestic or sexual violence, genetic information, physical or mental handicap or disability, if otherwise able to perform the essential functions of the job with reasonable accommodation, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, or other legally protected categories. The Associate Superintendent (847-596-5630) addresses questions regarding student discrimination, and the Director of Human Resources (847-596-5640) answers questions concerning employment discrimination.


Keywords: Woodland School District 50, Waukegan , Registered Behavior Technician, Professions , Gurnee, Illinois

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