Local Entitlement RISE BHP Ed Tech (Lewiston Middle School)

Lewiston School Department | LEWISTON, ME

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Posted Date 7/12/2018
Description

SUMMARY:   Assists Special Education Teacher in delivery of educational services indicated in students Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and Positive Behavioral Support Plan (PBSP) within RISE/Day Treatment programs operated by Lewiston Public Schools.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Other duties may be assigned.

  • Able to facilitate 1:1, 1:2 and small group instruction while meeting the needs of complex learners.

?     This includes all academic and social opportunities throughout the day.  Examples of this are any and all academic instruction and include other areas throughout a student's day such as lunch, recess, hallway transitions, and breaks with peers and transportation.  Essentially this means that a RISE/DT Ed. Tech is always with their student(s), unless otherwise indicated by the IEP and/or Special Education Teacher direction.

  • Able to implement and follow an IEP and PBSP.

?     Responsible to implement de-escalation strategies throughout the day

  • Assist with setup of classroom, individual student area, and prepares materials for specialized instruction.
  • Collect relevant data and data entry.
  • Assist in assembling/hanging materials on bulletin boards and keeping displays current as requested.
  • Operates standard school equipment such as computer, laminator, copier, audiovisual, etc.
  • Responsible for following day-to-day schedule of students
  • The nature of 1:1 and other direct services in RISE/DT, by nature demand staff’s constant attention.  This includes but not limited to:
    • refraining from cell phone use, except during personal breaks
    • being mindful of clothing choice worn on a daily basis (i.e. employees must wear closed-toe shoes)
    • following precautions set forth in PBSP and by Sped / BCBA/Clinician direction
    • keeping calm in unforeseen circumstances being thoughtful of variables that may, or may not maintain challenging behavior.

COMMUNICATION

  • Because of the nature of the services we provide to our students, teamwork is imperative.  Good teamwork starts with professional communication skills that facilitate a safe and structured environment for students and staff.

?     Written communication

¦     Any written communication should be legible, professional and with the best interest of students in mind.

?     Verbal communication

¦     Feedback may be delivered in many different methods during the day.  Feedback should always be intended as a tool to improve one’s skill and/or increase job knowledge.

¦     Directions and Recommendations given by Special Education Teacher, BCBA,Clinician, and school administration should be followed through with to the greatest extent possible.

¦     Communication between Ed. Techs should be appropriate to the environment and audience which surrounds them.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Instruction in RISE/DT classroom with Special Education Teacher with 1:1, 1:2 and small groups in RISE/DT and General Education classrooms as indicated.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

PREVIOUS EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

Three years postsecondary education and/or the accumulation of 90 credit hours of approved study in a related area.  (For vocational education three years of work experience in the field.)

  • This is essential for Education Technician III certification required by Maine DOE.
  • This is also required for (School Based) Behavioral Health Professional (BHP) certification.\

To Apply:  www.lewistonpublicschools.org

  • Application
  • Resume
  • 3 Letters of reference
  • Gaps in employment
  • Transcripts
  • Ed Tech certification

Salary Range:  $16.00 - $20.90 per hour

Job Type
Educational Technician III
Job Location (County)
Androscoggin

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