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.
Salary Range: $ 18.45 - $25.37
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.
- 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.
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.
Ability to read and comprehend technical educational instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in 1:1, 1:2 and small group situations to students, co-teachers, and other school personnel as appropriate.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute mean (average), rate, ratio, and percent and to draw bar and line graphs.
Ability to follow complex educational and behavioral treatment plans. Ability to find solutions when plans are exhausted that are within the scope of applicable laws, and methodology of Applied Behavior Analysis and QBS, Safety Care.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:
Previous work in child care and/or education is preferred. Ability to develop effective working relationships with students, staff and the school community. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and School committee policies. Willingness to advocate for inclusion of RISE students within the General Education setting.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or listen. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee must be able to push items of 50lbs such as pushing children on a bike or moving/rearranging furniture. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and peripheral vision as these abilities are imperative for reliable data collection.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually loud at a standard acceptable level for this environment. The employee is continuously responsible for the safety, well-being and work output of students.