Bellingham Public Schools
Employment Opportunities

ABA TECHNICIAN (#172)


Keough Memorial Academy
Bellingham Public Schools
Bellingham, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3941028 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: June 22, 2022 Starting Date: August 29, 2022

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

Job Description
BELLINGHAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS
BELLINGHAM, MASSACHUSETTS
VACANCY # 172

DATE: June 22, 2022
TITLE: Special Education Applied Behavior Analysis Technician
SALARY: $16.48/hour per AFSCME contract (probation rate) ($19.99/hour following probation period)


DUTIES:

1.Implement daily individualized program protocols.
2.Discrimination training, skill acquisition training, natural environment training, etc.
3.Collect skill data – understand prompts hierarchies.
4.Graph skill data – familiarity with equal interval graphs, celeration charting.
5.Implementing ongoing behavior intervention plans.
6.Graph behavior data daily.
7.Analyze behavior data to report necessary modifications.
8.Utilize response prompts and stimulus prompts.
9.Conduct ongoing observations of student behavior.
10.Conduct scheduled observations of student performance.
11.Collect observational data.
12.Report on student performance (from graphs/observations)
13.Implement preference assessments (stimulus pairing & MSWO)
14.Implement ABLLS/VB-MAPP as needed.
15.Assist ABA classroom teacher with daily routines/activities.
16.Assist with all domains of students’ learning: academic, social, self-help, communication, gross motor, fine motor, etc.
17.Assist ABA classroom teacher as needed.
18.Assist Behavior Specialists as needed.
19.Participate in and implement SafetyCare training and strategies.
20. 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 Keough Memorial Academy!

OUR MISSION The Keough Memorial Academy is a welcoming community. We recognize and accept student’s unique learning and emotional needs. We provide pathways to personal growth in a safe, supportive, and positive learning environment. The Keough Memorial Academy (formally The Paul J. Primavera Jr./Sr. High School) began in 1989 as an alternative school for students who were not making progress in a traditional general educational setting. We continue that mission to this day. Our goal is to help students become successful and productive members of society by coupling high academic rigor and a focus on each student’s strengths to ensure a truly individualized educational experience. Keough Memorial Academy graduates have met all MCAS, NECAP, and credit requirements for a Massachusetts or Rhode Island High School Diploma in hopes that they may continue on with their post secondary education. Keough Memorial Academy is an alternative high school serving Special Education students from Bellingham and surrounding communities. We adhere to Massachusetts and Rhode Island Curriculum Standards. MCAS, NECAP and R.I. portfolio requirements. KEOUGH PROVIDES An educational setting, which includes Functional Behavioral Assessment and Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support (PBIS). Based on 37H 3Ž4-IAES (Interim Alternative Educational Setting). Primavera provides evaluative services for districts. Small class sizes with individualized instruction and support. Accommodations and curriculum modifications per the student’s Individualized Education Plan. Physical Education, Health, and Art Electives. Work Study is also available. School Adjustment Counselor and School Guidance Counselor provide individual/group counseling, guidance, and transitional assistance. Daily Social Skills/ Character Education instruction for all students. KMA’s Three Guiding Principles: Be Respectful Be Responsible Be Safe
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. At least one year experience working in a data-driven, ABA school program that utilizes a long-term systematic approach to teaching based on the principles of applied behavior analysis (i.e.: NECC) 2. One year experience working directly under a BCBA or approved trainer (by the BCBA) for at least one school year in the capacity of ABA technician. 3. Demonstrates verbal fluency and physical competencies in the areas outlined in the Bellingham Public School ABAT Training Program 4. Is willing to participate in ongoing ABA trainings 5. Is physically able to participate and complete the District’s Behavioral Safety Training Program: SafetyCare and meet the Physical Employment Requirements 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 no later than Friday, July 1, 2022. 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

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    Contact Information
    John Zappala
    60 Harpin Street
    Bellingham, Massachusetts 02019
    Phone: 508-883-5403
    Fax: 508-883-5408
    Email: jzappala@bpsdk12.org