The Intensive Treatment Program (ITP) will include working with adolescents, typically 12 – 18 years old that are diagnosed on the Autism spectrum with mental health concerns and developmental or intellectual disabilities. Under the supervision of the Special Education Teacher and supported by the Principal, the Special Education Technician works as a member of the education team of the Step Down Educational Program (students with Autism, Intellectual Disability, and/or mental illness) to provide designated instructional services to meet the required academic, behavioral and daily living needs of our students. Assists students with any tasks related to personal hygiene.
Essential Job Duties:
Use Applied Behavior Analysis methods to introduce, review and reinforce new learning preplanned with the classroom teacher or appropriate content specialist to individual or small groups of students.
Implement social skills groups with direct/indirect supervision from the classroom teacher or content specialist.
Collaborate with the classroom teacher on program development based on each student’s IEP goals.
Show a willingness to learn about and the ability to implement teaching approaches that address a variety of learning styles/needs.
Supervise and support the students in the classroom, lunch room, and in the community.
Ongoing collaboration with administration, teachers, and Behavior Technicians regarding running academic programs and implementing behavior plans.
Service as a role model in demonstrating core values and in adhering to policies and procedures.
Collect academic and behavioral data, enter and analyze data relevant to the student’s educational plan and adjust lessons as required in consultation with Special Education Teacher.
Must be able to demonstrate full competency in Crisis Intervention skills (SCIP-R).
Interact with students in ways that are therapeutic, respectful and trauma sensitive.
Assist students with morning/evening transportation between the cottages and school via agency bus.
Teaches students living skills such as decision making, personal control, interpersonal communication and problem solving, dressing, grooming and eating.
Assists students with daily personal hygiene tasks, as needed.
Instructs and monitors to ensure that the daily routine, structure and habilitative programming is maintained and all related standards are met.
Supervises and assists in transporting students as required.
Manages a clean and safe work environment.
Completes all required school and agency paperwork in timely manner and within policy expectations (i.e. IR’s, school logs, attendance, lunch forms, daily behavioral data, etc.)
Assists students with maintaining and succeeding with individual behavior plans.
Perform any other duties listed on the program specific responsibility checklist assigned by the supervisor.
High School Diploma/GED is required. Associate’s Degree or Higher in Education, Psychology, or related field is preferred.
1-2 years’ experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities is preferred.