Bellingham Public Schools
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Bellingham Memorial School
Bellingham Public Schools
Bellingham, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 4010026 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: August 17, 2022 Starting Date: August 29, 2022

Job Description

DATE: August 17, 2022
TITLE: Special Education - Behavior Technician
SALARY:$16.48/hour per AFSCME contract (probation rate) ($19.99/hour following probation period)


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 Memorial School!

Welcome Our Mission Through the teamwork of students, staff, parents and the community, Bellingham Memorial School will ensure a safe, supportive, and positive learning environment from which students will emerge as successful learners and respectful and responsible members of our diverse society. Our Vision Bellingham Memorial School seeks to establish itself as an exemplary middle school by developing programs that are developmentally responsive to the needs of our students. By instituting strong academic teams and a positive learning environment, students will be provided the framework to develop as life-long learners. The highest expectations for academic success, technological expertise, social and moral responsibilities and the maintenance of health, wellness and personal safety will be demanded of all students. Parents, staff and the community will work together to promote these ideals and to insure that each student has the opportunity to reach his fullest potential as a responsible member of our diverse society.
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. 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
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    Contact Information
    Amanda Smart, Team Chair
    130 Blackstone Street
    Bellingham, Massachusetts 02019
    Phone: 508-883-2330
    Fax: 508-883-2037