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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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Board Certified Behavior Analyst (Saco)
Job Code:9079
Location:Saco 04072
Department:Education Program
FT/PT Status:Full Time
  
Summary:
The BCBA will work directly with students and staff to provide positive behavioral interventions and supports to increase student participation and engagement within the school community.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Develop materials and provide resources to administrators, teachers, and educational technicians in the area of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) behavioral support and de-escalation techniques, as well as other evidence-based methodologies related to serving the needs of students with behavioral challenges.
  • conduct behavioral and functional assessments and develop positive, individualized behavioral intervention plans in collaboration with educational and clinical school teams.
  • Provide direct oversight and modeling to assist teaches, educational technicians, and clinical staff with development and implementation of behavior intervention plans, ABA based academic programming and other appropriate program's for students with autism and/or other disabilities that present behavior or learning challenges.
  • Review and monitor trends in data related to student behavioral needs and academic ABA based interventions
  • Work collaboratively with educational and clinical staff to understand functions of behaviors and assignment of appropriate interventions connected to hypothesized functions.
  • Works collaboratively with school leadership to decrease crisis and high-risk behaviors
  • Identify setting conditions and environmental manipulation's to reduce maladaptive behaviors
  • Participate in IEP's as required
  • Collaborate with special education teachers around development of academic and functional IEP goals.

    EDUCATION:
    • Bachelor's degree in Education, Special Education, Psychology, Social Work, or closely related field.

    CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED:
    • Board Certified Behavior Analyst
    • Maintain a valid state driver’s license.

    EXPERIENCE:
    • Student teaching in a self-contained classroom.
    • Experience in teaching life skills and background that enables participation in the overall treatment program and to meet the emotional and developmental needs of the persons served.
    • Persons with lived experience in the Mental Health and/or Substance Abuse system are encouraged to apply.

    KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
    • Personal characteristics and temperament suitable for working with persons with special needs.
    • Assists staff by having knowledge of Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) and using the TCI procedure effectively.

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