Are you looking for a job where YOU can make a DIFFERENCE in people’s lives? Where YOUR ideas and lived experiences MATTER? If so, please consider joining the MaineHealth team at Maine Behavioral Healthcare!
$2,000 SIGN-ON BONUS!*
*Current MaineHealth employees not eligible for the sign on bonus. Must be separated from MaineHealth system for 3 months to be eligible.
The Special Education Technician III works as a member of the education and behavioral treatment team under the supervision of the Special Education Teacher and the Clinical Director of the Autism and Developmental Disorders Partial Hospital Program. The Ed Tech III will provide designated instructional services to meet the academic, behavioral and daily living needs of our students. The Partial Hospital Program is housed at Spring Harbor Hospital and provides a 6-hour treatment, 5 days a week, for youth with autism and developmental disorders who are having emotional or behavioral challenges.
Starting pay is $18.23/hr ($38,105 annual salary+, based on education and experience), with access to a generous benefits package, including tuition reimbursement!
As a Special Education Technician III, you will:
Study and consistently implement the Behavior Plan for each student.
Seek support and collaborate with the classroom teacher or appropriate content area specialist as needed to receive direction and to clarify the understanding of the IEP and Behavior Plan.
Supervise and support students in the classroom, lunchroom, on the unit, and in the community.
Collect data relevant to students’ behavior and educational plans.
Provide and maintain a safe environment in which students can work and interact effectively.
Provide effective student hand-offs to support successful transitions to and from school.
Maintain student program books with direction from the classroom teacher.
Must be able to demonstrate annually full competency in Seclusion and Restraint Skills and CPR.
Required to attend and participate in biweekly swimming lessons with students in the pool.
Other duties as assigned
Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
90 credit hours required
Post high school study in educationally related field preferred
2+ years of experience working with children or youth with developmental disorders, mental health disorders, and/or behavior problems in school, hospital, or residential setting
Demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide education and care to student patients through the formative years (ages 5 – 20) with consideration of variable cognitive abilities, human development stages, and cultural patterns
Willing and able to learn and appropriately apply physical restraint for the purpose of maintaining the safety of students and others
Certification from the Maine Department of Education with a minimum of 90 credits in approved study
Willing to drive a hospital van as needed to pick up/drop off students from the program