Behavioral Technician

at Sevita in Carbondale, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Interview First – Apply Later Are you motivated by relationships and your impact on other people? Do you want to provide direct support to help people live fulfilling, independent lives – and make a career out of it? Working as a Caregiver for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities is not for everyone, but for those up to it, it’s incredibly rewarding work. DISCOVER CAREERS, WELL LIVED. Our mission at Sevita is to create a world where every person has the right to live well. As a Caregiver, you’ll provide assistance and strategies to the individuals we serve to help them live well in their community and environment. Each day, the connections you make and the compassion you bring make a difference in the lives of our participants. You’ll work alongside a dedicated team of clinical staff and supportive supervisors, while you grow your career.

Behavioral Registered Technician Do you have experience working with individuals with developmental behavior challenges? Bring your commitment and clinical know-how to a team-based workplace that puts people first.

+ Ensure that individuals’ treatment plans are consistently implemented by following the treatment plan goals and interventions, building and maintaining a therapeutic relationship with those served, utilizing sound judgment, and seeking out appropriate consultation.

+ Collaborate with family and treatment team members; educate parents/guardians on reinforcement and intervention information when requested.

+ Utilize appropriate interactional style and maintain dignity and respect towards those served.

+ Prompt safe and socially acceptable replacement behaviors in order to build a repertoire of communication, social interaction, and problem-solving skills.

+ Fade prompts appropriately to promote successful independent responding.

+ Increase the frequency or duration of safe and appropriate replacement behaviors by providing access to reinforcers.

+ Review participant progress objectively using behavior analytic methods, identify solutions to barriers, and make recommendations to the supervisor and behavior analyst when needed.

+ Accurately collect behavioral data as defined in the RBT program as needed.

+ Complete all clinical and residential documentation in a timely and accurate manner.

+ Review daily updates such as new programs, access level changes, scheduled sessions, etc.

+ Ensure proper implementation and retraining as needed by routinely communicating with staff.

+ Schedule and prepare for leisure activities to keep participants engaged and active when therapy sessions are not taking place.

+ Participate in training and refreshers from clinical staff on the implementation of program updates to ensure that rehabilitative objectives are achieved.

+ Attend clinical meetings such as access review meetings, clinical team meetings, progress conferences, etc. as assigned.

+ Provide up-to-date residential status of participants and identify problem areas affecting the participant; implement solutions as recommended by the clinical team.

+ Understand and ensure adherence to company policies and procedures while maintaining compliance with relevant external regulatory guidelines.


+ High school diploma or equivalent required.

+ RBT Credential or desire to work toward obtaining the RBT Credential with guidance provided, and the ability to complete that training and board exam within 30 days from hiring date.

+ Two years of completed college coursework in psychology, education, social work, behavioral science, human development, or related field preferred.

+ Two years of experience working with individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury or other individuals with developmental behavior challenges who engage in severe problem behaviors preferred.

+ Current CPR/First Aid certification as required by state.

+ Current driver’s license in good standing, car registration, and auto insurance if providing transportation for individual receiving services.

+ Professional, with the ability to maintain composure and exercise sound judgment and discretion.

+ Exceptional communication skills with an ability to establish trust and rapport quickly.

+ A good listener with an ability to empathize while still providing guidance.

Why Join Us?

+ Paid time off and health benefits for employees working 30+ hours/week.

+ Enjoy job security with career development and advancement opportunities.

+ Paid training, holiday pay, mileage reimbursement.

+ Work with some of the best co-workers you could ask for!

+ Rewarding, hands-on work that makes a lasting impact on the lives of individuals.

We have meaningful work for you – come join our team – Apply Today!

This role is part of [details around specific location or local entity (REM,MENTOR, ADH)], a member of the Sevita family. At Sevita, we believe that everyone deserves to live a full, more independent life. Through home and community-based specialized care, our work changes lives and inspires growth at every turn. When you join our mission-driven team, you’ll create relationships that motivate us all to be better every day. We have a bright future and the determination to get there. Join us today – careers, well lived. Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/veterans.

The Mentor Network is pleased to be an equal employment employer Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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Job Posting: JC240859144

Posted On: May 25, 2023

Updated On: Jul 13, 2023

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