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Per Diem Ed Tech III-Spring Harbor Academy

at Maine Medical Center

Posted: 9/22/2019
Job Status: On Call
Job Reference #: 41501
Keywords: hospital

Job Description

South Portland, ME

Per Diem

Work Hours: 0


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 II works as a member of the education team, of the year round special purpose school of the Developmental Disorders Program to provide designated instructional services to meet the required academic, behavioral and daily living needs of our students.
  • Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
    • High School diploma or equivalent required
    • Post high school study in educationally related field preferred
    • 1+ years of experience working with children or youth with developmental disorders, and/or behavior problems in a 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
    • Certification from the Maine Department of Education with minimum of 60 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