Educational Tech III - Spring Harbor Academy

  • MaineHealth
  • Westbrook, ME 04092, USA
  • Jan 05, 2021

Job Description


Are you looking for a job where YOU can make a DIFFERENCE in people’s lives?  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.

Spring Harbor Academy is a special-purpose private school, which provides individualized educational services and behavioral treatment to children admitted to the Developmental Disorders Unit at Spring Harbor Hospital.  Located within the hospital, Spring Harbor Academy supports the achievement of academic, behavioral, and functional skills in accordance with each child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) and Positive Behavior Support Plan (PBSP).  Services are provided through a multi-disciplinary treatment team including Special Educators, Educational Technicians, BCBAs, SLPs, OTs, PTs, and medical providers.  


Starting pay for this role is $18.32/hr (based on education and experience).


As a Special Education Technician III, you will provide academic instruction and behavioral support in our year-round special purpose schools. Under the supervision of the Special Education Teacher and the Director, the Special Ed Tech III will work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team, which includes special education teachers, psychologists, behavior analysts, occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, physical therapists, psychiatrists, and nurses to design and provide services that support the achievement of academic, behavioral, and daily living goals of students in accordance with the Individual Treatment Plan, IEP and/or behavior support plan. The Special Ed Tech III is actively involved in providing instructional services and behavioral treatment to meet the required academic, behavioral, and daily living needs of our students, with a focus on helping children learn new ways of coping with challenges and increasing their communication and independence.


To learn more about our Developmental Disorders Program, click here:


Why MaineHealth?

MaineHealth offers a generous benefit package to all eligible team members, including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance, employer 403b contributions, and shift differentials.  MaineHealth also offers educational reimbursement to encourage continued growth!

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

  1. Education: High School diploma with a minimum of 90 college credit hours.
  2. License/Certifications: Certification as an Education Technician III from the Maine Department of Education (minimum of 90 credits in approved study) or the ability to be certified. Certification as School-Based Behavioral Health Professional preferred (may be provided upon hire).
  3. Experience: 1+ year of experience working with children or youth with developmental disorders, mental health disorders, and/or challenging behavior in school, hospital, or residential setting preferred.
  4. DOE fingerprinting required
  5. Demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide education and care to students/patients (ages 5 – 20) with consideration of variable cognitive abilities, developmental levels, and cultural patterns
  6. Willing and able to learn and appropriately implement crisis management procedures for the purpose of maintaining the safety of students and others
  7. Minimal level of proficiency in swimming in both shallow and deep water to secure safety of students in the event of an emergency