The Center provides a full range of educational, residential and treatment programs designed to help children reach their full potential. The goal of maximizing independence serves as the foundation of all Center programs. Each program has been developed to address varying skills and multiple levels of functioning.
The Center serves students between the ages of 3 and 22 diagnosed with autism, learning disabilities, language delays, intellectual disability, behavior disorders, and related disabilities. The Center’s programs and services are designed to accommodate a broad range of functional levels and varying degrees of disability.
Under the supervision of the team coordinators and Program Specialist, the Behavioral Health Technician is responsible for the direct care, ABA therapy of students in the residence and during overnight hours. This includes knowledge and implementation of students’ clinical, educational, vocational, and daily living skills objectives. This position is an entry-level position designed for individuals interested in a career in human service, special education, and/or applied behavior analysis. Some Behavioral Health Technicians may be assigned as a Floater in order to cover vacations among two or three residential teams
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Schedule and Overnights
The schedule includes a 3-5 day, 40-hour workweek.
Remain at the house during the overnight hours, may sleep during designated “sleep hours”. The total number of these hours varies depending on the schedule selected and the needs of the individual team.
Floaters are assigned to more than one residential team in order to cover Behavioral Health Technician vacations and vacancies. Scheduled hours will vary according to team assigned for particular week.
Assists the overnight counselor when necessary. (including during “sleep time”)
Active and regular participation at all team meetings.
Punctual and competent completion of all team assignments.
Completion of a series of Management by Objective (MBO) plans to direct job activities and the successful accomplishment of all stated MBO goals.
Successful use of the NECC team communication system, both as sender and receiver of information (both email and team book communication).
Assist with residential duties/chores including laundry, cleaning, dishes, cooking, etc. in conjunction with students’ ADLs and to ensure general maintenance of residential homes.
Create and complete iEmployee timesheets on a bi-weekly basis and submit to supervisor for approval.
The physical requirements here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of all direct care teaching and overnight positions.
- Protective holds, movements and carries
- Blocking and redirecting student movements against the student’s weight (40-250 pounds)
- Physical interventions in response to aggressive and self-injurious behavior
- Ability to move quickly and confidently to intervene in situations when protective holds and/or movements are deemed necessary
- Ability to pursue a bolting student
- Successful completion of CALM training (non-violent self-defense)
- Including but not limited to: pivoting, knee squats, shuffling front and backwards, carrying people, assisting a person to the floor, stabilizing people in standing, seated, prone and supine positions.
All teaching positions at NECC include but are not limited to:
- Driving between the community and residence, and to other school-related trips and appointments
- The operation of household appliances and school equipment
- Implementation of all safety and emergency procedures.
The safety of the students, staff and visitors are among The Center’s most important priorities. The active participation in The New England Center’s Safety Program is a condition of employment.