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Nationally recognized and accredited, each year Sweetser connects 20,000 children, adults, and family members with the services they need and deserve in the treatment of mental illness. The organization’s roots in residential care for children date back to 1828.

Our caring and compassionate professionals provide services in mental health, recovery and education, creating promising futures for the children, adults and families we serve. Our professionals include psychiatrists, psychologists, advanced practice psychiatric nurses and licensed clinical social workers, supporting our statewide network of care:

*  Community-based services: Assertive Community Treatment, Behavioral Health Home, Community 
    Integration, Primary Care Integration, and School-based Services
*  Crisis Services: Crisis Stabilization Units, and Mobile Crisis Intervention
*  Outpatient Services: Affiliate Network, Individual, Family or Group Therapy, New England Eating Disorders, Psychiatric 
    Services, Psychological Testing, School-based Therapy, and Substance Use Disorder Therapy
*  Peer Services: Intentional Warm Line, and Peer Training Network
*  Residential and Educational Services: Day Treatment Services, FOCUS Through Adventure, and Specialized Schools

As part of our dynamic, growing organization, you can help make a difference in the lives of the children, adults, and families of Maine. A nationally recognized and accredited leader, we have the resources to help you excel: competitive salaries, a wide range of benefits and a motivated team of more than 700 employees. Find out how Sweetser can make all the difference in your career!

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BHP/Education Technician III- $500 Sign-on Bonus! (Belfast)
Job Code:9059
Location:Belfast 04915
Department:Education Program
FT/PT Status:Full Time
  
Summary:
Supports the classroom teacher or appropriate specialist by assisting in the planning and implementing of the instructional process and maintaining an environment conducive to learning.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Assist classroom teacher by reviewing and reinforcing learning previously introduced by the teacher or specialist under the direct supervision of the teacher.
• Support the educational plan, including goals and activities, involving students in community and social programming based on individual need, scheduling and assigning instructional activities and following up on results.
• Reinforce students' personal and social development by reinforcing rules and procedures for administrative matters, students' verbal participation and students' movement within the classroom, between classrooms and on the playground.
• Provide assistance to community-based programs by supervising small groups with professional supervision.
• Ensure students' correct behavior by effectively using the behavioral systems that have been put into place by the classroom teacher, appropriate specialist, and treatment team.
• Conveys information to students by using language concepts, examples, demonstrations and teaching aids, such as audiovisual equipment and computers.
• Assist classroom teacher by maintaining a safe environment for all students, having knowledge of Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI), and using the procedures effectively.
• Set and maintain professional boundaries with language, attire and interactions.

EDUCATION:
• Three (3) years post-secondary education or a combination to ninety (90) hours of approved study in an education field.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED:
• Valid state driver’s license.
• BHP training and certification (or willingness to be trained).

EXPERIENCE:
• Minimum of two (2) years working in the educational technician or related field preferred.
• Documented participation with in-service training in the field of assignment.
• Keyboarding skills.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
• Personal characteristics and temperament suitable for working with persons with special needs.
• Ability to work with difficult-to-manage youth.
• Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with other professionals on behalf of youth and their families.
• Capacity to develop a professional orientation to child care.

  

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