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Valley Collaborative

Tyngsborough , Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2878972
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : January 2, 2018
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Per Diem Board Certified Behavior Analyst: up to 12 weeks of coverage for FMLA (coverage to begin March 2018)
Reporting to: Principal
Location: Tyngsboro, MA

Valley Collaborative is a Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education approved public school entity. We provide high quality academic, therapeutic and vocational services to individuals referred by local school districts and social service agencies. We also provide ongoing professional development and training experiences for educators and educational agencies. Recognizing that the educational environment rapidly changes, Valley Collaborative creates, adapts, and provides flexible programming to address evolving needs. We provide an environment within which students and others can maximize educational and/or occupational skills. By sharing its resources with multiple school districts and social service agencies, its programs maintain superior quality and reasonable costs to those it serves, by meeting or exceeding state standards, and achieving economies of scale.

• Board Certified as a Behavior Analyst.
• Master’s Degree.
• Competency working with individuals who have autism and other disorders.
• Demonstrated ability to approach difficult students in a creative and thoughtful manner.
• Flexibility to meet identified student needs.
• A strong commitment to the goals, mission, and philosophy of the organization.
• Ability to collaborate with teachers, staff, and parents to implement specific behavior support plans and oversee implementation of plans

• Staff Relations:
• Train staff and demonstrate hands-on behavioral interventions.
• Provide training to direct care staff on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis.
• Collaborate with teachers, staff, and parents to implement specific behavior support plans, oversee implementation of treatment plans, as well as home-based living-skills programs.
• Attend and collaborate at IEP / clinical meetings to provide behavioral, social and academic guidance.
• Have experience and training in de-escalation/physical intervention strategies
• Communicate effectively with all team members in order to produce effective results for the students
• Have strong written and verbal communication skill
• Demonstrated ability to approach individuals in a creative and thoughtful manner
• Flexibility to meet identified student needs
• Have a strong commitment to the goals, mission, and philosophy of the organization
• Model respect, honesty, consideration, responsibility, and positive attitude with both peers and students
• Participate in staff meetings and in-service training as requested
• Provide transportation for students in Collaborative vehicles, when necessary

• Student Relations:
• Stabilize student behavior; Be involved with ongoing treatment.
• Based on IEP goals, formulate & implement Behavioral Intervention plans, oversee the evaluation of these plans, provide feedback to ensure consistency.
• Conduct independent evaluations of specific programs/placements.
• Write, implement, and update behavior plans to increase desired behaviors.
• Create appropriate parent modeling behavioral interventions during individual and or group sessions.
• Write quarterly progress notes, case reports of Behavioral Intervention plans.
• Respond appropriately based upon student’s age, developmental level/disability.
• Support student movement towards competency & model pro-social behavior.
• Provide direct support, engagement and extension of student’s learning experience by offering assistance, and providing additional materials or resources to care givers.
• Attend staff meetings, weekly team meetings for each classroom, and training as required.
• Travel is required.
• All other duties as assigned.

Physical Demands:
Constant standing or walking.
Requires ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
Bends, reaches, lifts, carries, twists, pushes, pulls, and handles equipment when performing duties.
Able to reach and operate equipment and systems safely and effectively.
Engages in CPI and Safetycare approved management tasks

Other Competencies (skills, abilities, behavior):
Ability to understand and follow both written and oral instructions. Adaptability to perform routine, repetitive tasks within a specific period of time. Prioritizes work assignments to be completed within time requirements.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Alternative Learning Environment
    Special Education > Alternative Learning Environment
    Special Education > Autism
    Special Education > Behavior Specialist / EBD
    Special Education > Emotionally Disabled
    Special Education > Learning Disabled
    Special Education > Life Skills
    Special Education > Mild/Moderate Disabilities
    Special Education > Multiple Disabilities
    Special Education > Transition Specialist
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Valley Collaborative is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • Master degree preferred

    Contact Information

    • Denise Cook , Human Resources
    • 40 Linnell Circle
    • Billerica, Massachusetts 01821
    • Phone: 978-528-7801
    • Fax: 978-528-7810
    • Email: click here

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