Ed Tech Float III - Center of Excellence, K-12 Day Treatment Program

  • MaineHealth
  • Portland, ME, USA
  • Jun 22, 2021

Job Description

Summary

The Center of Excellence in Autism and Developmental Disorders is looking for passionate and dedicated Float Educational Technician III.

Under the supervision of the Special Education Teacher supported by the Clinical Director of the K-12 Day Treatment Program at the Center for Autism and Developmental Disorders and Spring Harbor Academy (SHA), the Educational Technician III will float between the two facilities and work as a member of the educational team of these year-round programs to provide designated instructional services to meet the required academic, behavioral and daily living needs of our students.

*Up to $4,000 SIGN-ON BONUS and $2,000 a year Tuition Reimbursement*

The Center of Excellence is a full-service integrated treatment, research, and training center to meet the needs of Maine families, generate new treatment models, and advance autism science for the benefit of all. New and expanded services include child and adult outpatient clinics, preschool, K-12 day treatment and early intervention in-home services.

Together we can ensure that children and adults with autism and developmental disorders can achieve their greatest potential!

*Current MaineHealth employees not eligible for the sign on bonus. Must be separated from MaineHealth system for 3 months to be eligible. Tuition Reimbursement is available to employees after 6 months of employment.

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.  

The K-12 Day Treatment Program at the Center for Autism and Developmental Disorders serves children and adolescents 5-20 years old who are either stepping down from our hospital program or are referred from their local school setting. Our goal is to provide a temporary treatment program in an educational setting that prepares the child to return to his or her home school. To achieve this, we utilize an expert team of clinicians and educators, rooted in applied behavior analysis, to work with both the child and family to stabilize behaviors and enhance educational functioning across both school and home. 

The Ed Tech III will provide individualized instruction and behavioral support to achieve communication, play, socialization, self-care, cognitive, behavior and motor goals of students in accordance with the Individual Treatment Plan, IEP and/or Positive Behavior Support Plan utilizing the tools of applied behavior analysis (ABA).

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

  1. Education: High School diploma or equivalent preferred. Post high school study in educationally related field preferred.
  2. License/Certifications: Certification as an Educational Technician III from the Maine Department of Education (minimum of 90 credits in approved study). Certification as School-Based Behavioral Health Professional preferred (may be provided upon hire).
  3. Experience: 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.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide education and care to students through the formative years (ages 5 – 20) with consideration of variable cognitive abilities, human development stages, and cultural patterns.
  5. Willing and able to learn and appropriately apply physical restraint for the purpose of maintaining the safety of students and others.