Chileda Institute Inc.
  • La Crosse, WI, USA
  • 22 per hour $1/hr differential on weekends
  • Hourly
  • Either Full Time or Part Time

Health, Dental & Vision Insurance, Generous PTO, Holiday Pay, 401k Match

2nd Shift Skills Trainer

Join Chileda as we celebrate 50 years of Improving Lives!

Chileda's mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals with cognitive and behavior challenges. Chileda's goal is to help students increase their appropriate social behaviors and develop independent living skills, through an enriched learning environment and individualized behavior programming. We are now accepting applications for 2nd Shift Skills Trainers.


Overnight Skills Trainers are direct support professionals working with the students in Chileda's Short Term Empowerment Program (STEP), to teach important life skills in a 6-12 month period including social emotional, communication, educational, leisure, activities of daily living (ADLs), and coping skills. Skills Trainers implement behavior modification procedures as outlined in the Positive Behavior Support Plan (PBPS) and work on Treatment Plan and IEP goals with the student using therapeutic care.

Status Info:

Full or part time, Monday through Friday, every other weekend and rotating holidays, and overtime as approved. 2nd shift hours are between 3pm - 12am. Shift lengths and times may vary. Full time roles come with Chileda's generous benefits package.


  • Must demonstrate behavioral skills and judgment conducive to role modeling appropriate skills for students.

Job Duties Include:

  • Keep students actively engaged in meaningful activities by following the student and area programming schedules as written.
  • Review detailed expectations with students prior to transitions, activities, or events. Work closely with the STEP Team to implement outing expectations and utilize outing supports and other planning components for the community.
  • Teach students to become independent with completing chores and cleaning up after each activity, ADL, and mealtimes.
  • Maintain professional therapeutic relationships with students. This includes demonstrating professional communication skills while maintaining confidentiality in reporting progress. Model positive verbal/non-verbal communication at all times.
  • Use crisis management techniques taught in trainings including verbal de-escalation, creative redirection, topic changes, and allowing space and time for processing during a crisis.

Education Requirements:

Must be 18 years old with a high school diploma or equivalency. Direct support experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities is preferred. Staff considered for this role should display a commitment to the intensive STEP program, including individualized approaches and rapport building opportunities for each student.

Application Instructions:

Apply directly for the role at

Chileda is an EOE.

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