Bellingham Public Schools
Employment Opportunities

BEHAVIOR TECHNICIAN (#249 (Bridges Program))


Bellingham High School
Bellingham Public Schools
Bellingham, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3723925 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: November 17, 2021 Starting Date: Immediately

THIS IS AN INTERNAL JOB POSTING FOR MEMBERS OF
CURRENT BELLINGHAM (MA) PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEES

Job Description
BELLINGHAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS
BELLINGHAM, MASSACHUSETTS
VACANCY # 249

DATE: November 17, 2021
TITLE: Special Education - Behavior Technician
SALARY:$16.48/hour per AFSCME contract (probation rate) ($19.99/hour following probation period)


Position Location
Behavior Technician Bellingham High School

DUTIES:

Position Description

1.Behavior Technicians are responsible for implementing programming for students who are included in the general education setting
for all or most of their day as part of the District’s Behavior Support Program.
2.Behavior Technicians use the core principles of Applied Behavior Analysis including reinforcement procedures and analysis of data
while also using components of the Cognitive Behavior Therapy approach.
3.Behavior Technicians use a variety of self-regulation tools and social skills training techniques.
4.10 Month Position

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

1.Implement educational programming and accommodations as prescribed in IEP
2.Assists in implementation of testing accommodations.
3.Follow a behavior plan and accurately collect data on target behaviors
4.Use tools to help students learn/apply evidence-based self-regulation strategies (i.e. 5 point scale, social stories)
5.Manage materials, data, and programs for assigned students
6.Use evidence-based practice to teach social skills/facilitate social interactions (i.e. Social Thinking/Social Detectives)
7.Utilize and implement visuals to assist students in daily routines
8.Assists with completion of agendas, logs and data sheets under direction and supervision of supervising teacher(s).
9.Required to attend weekly clinical meetings outside of school day.
10.Assist classroom teacher with whole class behavior interventions as well as individual interventions for assigned students
11.Assist Behavior Specialist/BCBA as needed.
12.Assumes responsibilities as might be assigned by the BCBA, Behavior Specialist, School Principal, Assistant Superintendent
Student Services and/or the Superintendent of Schools.
13.Must successfully complete SafteyCare Training
14.Must successfully complete CPR/First Aid Training
15.Responsible for supporting Activities of Daily Living (ADL) skills (i.e. walking, feeding, toileting, and/or transferring), as needed.




Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1
Salary: $16.48 to $19.99 Per Hour


Welcome to Bellingham High School!

Welcome Mission Statement In this diverse and evolving global society, the mission of the Bellingham High School is to provide a supportive and challenging environment which fosters confident, successful and active life-long learners who contribute positively and responsibly to their community. Academic Expectations - Students will: * Learn to write, read and speak effectively * Demonstrate critical and creative thinking in problem solving * Organize and evaluate information to reach informed conclusions in collaboration with others * Utilize technology as a tool for learning Social and Civic Expectations - Students will: * Display respect for teachers, staff, peers and themselves by obeying laws, rules and regulations * Develop a transition plan for post secondary life * Participate in activities that benefit self and community
Equal Opportunity Employer
Bellingham Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements
Qualifications: 1.High school diploma (BA preferred) 2.Ability to successfully complete all portions of the SafetyCare Training curriculum 3.Ability to follow oral and written directions 4.Ability to work cooperatively and congenially with others 5.Ability to work and manage time in a fast-paced work environment 6.Effective oral and written communication skills 7.Effective organizational skills 8.Proficient in the use of technology 9.Ability to lift up to 50 pounds 10.Minimum of 6 months experience working with individuals with High-Functioning Autism and/or social/emotional/behavioral disabilities and/or mental health diagnoses 11.6 months experience utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy, social thinking strategies, or Applied Behavior Analysis strongly preferred APPLICATION PROCEDURES: 1. Applicants should apply, via SchoolSpring, attention Mr. Marano, Superintendent of Schools. 2. Applicants must be willing to sign a Criminal Offender Record Information release upon application, and have no recorded serious violations that would prevent hiring for this position. Your appointment is pending suitable fingerprint results in accordance with Fingerprinting Requirements for Public School Employees: Implementation of MGL Chapter 77 of the Acts of 2013. 3. This position is open until filled. Internal applicants must submit notice of intent to apply prior to Monday, November 29, 2021. 4. Following initial screening, those candidates selected for personal interviews will be notified. Peter D. Marano Superintendent of Schools EQUAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES No person shall be excluded from or discriminated against in admission to the public schools of Bellingham, for admittance to State and Federally funded grant programs, or in obtaining the advantages, privileges, and course of study presented in these schools, on account of race, color, gender, disability, sexual orientation, religion, national origin or homelessness. This non-discrimination applies to all persons, whether or not the individual is a member of a conventionally defined “minority group".
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Associate degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    There are no application questions required for this job posting.

    Contact Information
    Ashley Itani, Secondary BCBA
    4 Mechanic Street
    Bellingham, Massachusetts 02019
    Phone: 508-883-1706
    Fax: 508-966-2402
    Email: aitani@bpsdk12.org