Ed Tech III - Center for Austism and Developmental Disorders

MaineHealth | South Portland, ME

Posted Date 10/10/2019
Description The Day Treatment Program at CADD serves children and adolescents 5-20 years old who live within commuting distance and 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.

$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.
  • Position Summary
    • Education Technicians 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-Developmental Disorders 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-Developmental Disorders 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.

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

  • Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
    • Certification as an Education 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)
    • 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
    • DOE fingerprinting required
    • 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
    • Willing and able to learn and appropriately implement crisis management procedures for the purpose of maintaining the safety of students and others
    • Minimal level of proficiency in swimming in both shallow and deep water to secure safety of students in the event of an emergency
Job Type
Geographic Region
Greater Portland/Casco Bay

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