Behavior Specialist Job at Marklund, Geneva, IL

  • Marklund
  • Geneva, IL

Job Description

Job Description

Marklund is built on our mission of making everyday life possible for individuals with profound disabilities. Our services are designed to enhance the lives of our students in a meaningful way, but we can’t do it alone.

We are seeking a dedicated Behavior Specialist to join our diverse team in Geneva and be a part of our life-changing mission. The hours of this position are 8 AM - 4 PM, Monday through Friday. 

Joining Marklund is about being part of something bigger. It’s about belonging to a community that believes in the wholeness of each person, and works together to create happy, safe and purpose-filled lives for those individuals that we serve.

Marklund is a place where you can thrive professionally, and grow in your career. Whether you seek work variety, scheduling consistency or career advancement, you will find your home here. Your journey includes innovative benefits, flexible opportunities, and extensive training to help RBTs launch your career.


About our school:

Marklund Day School is a non-public state-certified school that partners with area school districts to provide a highly specialized education experience. The therapeutic, sensory-driven Multi-Needs Program serves individuals ages 3 through 21 with medical, developmental, and physical disabilities. Through the Life Skills Program, teachers and paraprofessionals provide individualized functional curriculum and supports for students who are diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum, specific learning disabilities, and developmental disabilities.


You will make a difference in the lives of our students in the following ways:

  • Assist staff with training on students’ personal care and other activities of daily living
  • Collaborates with the RBTP, teacher, nursing staff, therapists, Behavior Analyst and building leadership to meet needs of the students
  • Assist the classroom staff and RBTP by observing, recording, and charting students’ progress.
  • Training on the implementation and data collection of replacement behavior goals to document student progress
  • Assist Behavior Analyst with related tasks, as may be required for the purpose of supporting them in the completion of their work activities and for the enhancement of daily operations of the school.
  • Supervise RBTP’s as assigned
  • Observe and assist in managing the implementation of behavior protocols and behavior intervention plans of students approved by the Behavior Analyst for all staff
  • Monitor and implement behavior management techniques as instructed by the Behavior Analyst
  • Model appropriate behavior techniques and collaborate with the Behavior Analyst and RBTP
  • Monitor and provide constructive feedback to RBTP and staff on implementation of Individual student behavior protocols and behavior intervention plans (BIP)
  • Collect, record, and file student behavior data accurately
  • Assist behavior analyst in preparation of student’s behavior intervention plan and functional behavior assessment
  • Assist behavior analyst in graphing and analysis of data (using Microsoft Word, Excel and Google drive)
  • Present behavior data and information to IEP team in various school meetings (i.e. IEP meeting, Team Talks, 3 in 30 and etc.)
  • Assist the RBTP in conducting classroom meetings and debriefs before and after school
  • Assist the behavior analyst in conducing behavior related meetings
  • Assist the behavior analyst in classroom observations and functional behavior assessments
  • Assist behavior analyst in skill acquisition, behavior reduction, and classroom- based assessments
  • Assist the behavior analyst in design and training of new procedures, protocols and professional development

 Please note that this job summary is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

As an equal opportunity employer, Marklund respects and supports diversity, equity and inclusion as part of our work environment.

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Experience and Skills


  • High School Diploma or GED is required
    • Bachelor's Degree in psychology, behavior, education, or related service training is preferred
  • BCBA trainee experience is preferred
  • Minimum of 6 months working as an RBTP
  • Must have a paraprofessional license, RBT, BCaBA, or BCBA certification
    • Substitute teacher certification is preferred
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job and to meet its functional and environmental requirements

Job Benefits

When you join the Marklund team, you receive the following:

Compensation & Benefits we offer YOU

Full-Time Employees:

  • Competitive Pay
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance Plans
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Company PaidLife Insurance for all FT employees
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Long-Term Disability
  • Voluntary Short -Term Disability
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)*
    • *School Employees Receive “Closed Days” and Sick/Personal
  • PTO Cash-In & Conversion Twice Per Year
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Extended Sick Bank
  • 7 Paid Holidays per Year

Full-Time and Part-Time Employee Benefits:

  • Competitive pay
  • Credit Union Membership
  • Retirement Savings Plan – eligible upon hire
    • Marklund matches up to 5%

Ways we appreciate YOU

  • Annual Employee Recognition Dinner and Celebration
  • Years of Service Awards and Gifts beginning at 5 years
  • Claire Haverkampf (founder) Annual Commemorative Award
  • You Caught My Eye – Monthly Employee Award
  • Thanksgiving Turkey
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • Employee Assistance Program

Training & Growth Opportunities for YOU

  • We promote from within whenever possible
  • You are paid while you train:
    • In-House Training Programs
    • Leadership Training Program
  • Employee Workshops on a variety of topics

Benefits/Programs subject to change.

Job Tags

Holiday work, Full time, Temporary work, Part time, Traineeship, Flexible hours, Monday to Friday,

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