Minimum starting pay is $16.50/hr
The Center for Autism and Developmental Disorders is designed to incorporate and target the learning needs of students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders and/or Intellectual Disabilities. Students are dually-diagnosed with psychiatric disorders.
Services to be provided will include individualized special education instruction to meet the academic goals and objectives outlined in the students’ Individualized Education Plan and in the Common Core Standards. A positive behavioral support plan designed and approved by a licensed doctoral-level psychologist will be the cornerstone of the school’s instruction.
The Center for Autism and Developmental Disorders is seeking Ed Tech III candidates to join our multidisciplinary team working in our exciting new year-round program. The Ed Tech III will work in collaboration with the teacher to reinforce new learning, provide short-term instruction in small groups or one on one. Ed Tech III’s will also collaborate with our team to provide educational, behavioral, speech and occupational therapy interventions. This position requires the use of therapeutic restraints, assisting students with toilet activities, supporting students in school/community activities (including swimming) and sometimes wearing protective equipment and cleaning up bodily fluids.
- 1+ year 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 students 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
- High School diploma or equivalent required
- Post high school study in educationally related field preferred
- 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)