Ed Tech III-Spring Harbor Academy

MaineHealth | Westbrook, ME

Posted Date 10/10/2019
Description $2000 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 private, special-purpose school located at the hospital for children in the Developmental Disorders Program. Each student receives developmentally appropriate educational programming that follows an individualized education plan. The educational needs for each participant are assessed on a continuing basis, and coordination is conducted to ensure the successful transition back to the child's home school.

  • Position Summary
    • Under the supervision of the Special Education Teacher supported by the Clinical Director of Spring Harbor Academy, the Special Education Technician III works as a member of the education team of the year round special purpose school of Developmental Disorders Program to provide designated instructional services to meet the required academic, behavioral and daily living needs of our students.

    • Starting pay is $17.96/hr ($37,356 annual salary+ based on experience), generous benefits package, and tuition reimbursement.

  • Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
    • High School diploma or equivalent preferred.
    • Post high school study in educationally related field preferred
    • 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 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
    • Minimal level of proficiency in swimming in both shallow and deep water to secure safety of students in the event of an emergency
      Essential Functions

    • Reinforce learning through instruction under the direction of the classroom teacher, education technician III as assigned, or appropriate content specialists for individual students or small groups of students in the classroom
    • 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
Job Type
Geographic Region
Greater Portland/Casco Bay

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