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Behavior Therapist

  • Reports to:  Program Coordinator
  • Shifts:  iCan Dream Center Transition Program hours of operation are Monday – Friday from 8:45 am-3:30 pm. The TA’s hours depend on program calendar and varies with school holidays.
  • Flexibility to attend weekday, weekend and/or evening special events as designated.
  • 2 days per week the schedule is 9-6 pm


 Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  1. Assist classroom teacher in performing specific duties as assigned or undertaking specialized tasks to achieve and enhance instructional and behavioral objectives. 
  2. Work with individuals, small groups, or large groups as assigned teacher. 
  3.  Assist with behavior modification as assigned by teacher. 
  4. Transport students as assigned by teacher or administrator. 
  5. Monitor students during assigned periods within a variety of school (and work) environments for the purpose of maintaining a safe and positive learning environment 
  6. Provide programmed practice activities and repetitions as developed by teacher or social worker.  
  7. Report student concerns directly and expeditiously to teacher and assist with student resolution. 
  8. Plan career and motivational speakers, research college/career fairs, and other opportunities to enhance student’s vocational and social acuity. 
  9. Assist in locating community-based work opportunities for students.
  10. Assist with breakfast, lunch, snack, including clean-up.  
  11. Maintain various records and files.


  1. Must pass appropriate criminal background check and comply with Illinois Mandated Reporting laws.
  2. ISBE Paraprofessional AND Substitute Certification; degree in Education, Social Work, Psychology or related field preferred. 
  3. Eligibility to secure a credential as a Registered Behavior Technician (on-site training provided)
  4. A genuine love of youth with special needs and a belief in their potential is required.
  5. Ideal candidate is a creative, energetic, self-starter who works independently, can lead programs and create new avenues of fun and inspiration for our youth. Candidates must be able to manage their tasks, handle a variety of responsibilities and work self-sufficiently.

Candidate MUST be able to work independently and reliably within the designated schedule.

Please send resume to info@icandreamcenter.com