Southbridge Public Schools is currently accepting applications for ABA Technicians. These positions are benefits and association (union) eligible. The pay rate is $25/hr, based on years of experience in a similar role. We are looking for candidates with ABA training and experience.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities (General ABA Technician):
May potentially work 1:1, 1:2 or in small group with a student or other designated ratio depending on the nature of the disability and learning needs.
The intensiveness of the assignment may vary based on the complexity of the student needs:
Daily living skills: eating, toileting, hygiene care
Medical: seizures, vision, mobility, etc
Behaviors: aggression, spitting, hair pulling, kicking, biting, etc (may be required to physically restrain)
May work with a group of students to facilitate lessons and activities.
Based on the student population and census in the building, may be assigned to different buildings for support in Pass classrooms.
May participate and facilitate in Community activities (i.e vocational, travel training, independent living skills, etc).
Follow prescribed criteria for providing and for fading student support.
Support student during inclusion time.
Provide all accommodations delineated in their IEP.
Provide carry over of instructional practices developed by related service providers (speech, OT, PT, Psychologist).
Provide academic support and carry over of the lessons the special education teacher has developed.
Develop appropriate materials that correspond with the lesson under the direction of the teacher, BCBA and special education supervisor.
Creating opportunities and instructing students to be independent in a variety of settings across their school day.
Collect and summarize data based on the educational programs developed by the special education teacher.
Carry over and implementation of instructional programs developed by the regular/special education teacher.
Support students accessing a variety of technology.
May participate in consultations, and clinics.
Support students with organization of materials, assignments and schedule.
May be required to assist with note taking and scribing.
Facilitate positive relationships and engagements with peers.
Complete all required documentation related to incidents, accidents, discipline, assaults, etc.
Ensure that all accommodations outlined in the DCAP (District Curriculum Accommodation Plan) are implemented based on student needs.
Assist in the development of portfolios for MCAS when appropriate.
Assist in the facilitation of MCAS based on accommodations.
Support students during their specials, lunch, and recess times.
Facilitate and support arrival and dismissal times.
May be required to work the summer program
Maintain student confidentiality.
Carry out other assignments designated by the classroom teacher or special education supervisor.
Required Skills, Experience, Competencies:
High school degree or equivalent
Exemplifies the core values of the Southbridge Public Schools
Enjoys children and is dedicated to the education of all children
Three or more years of experience in a similar ABA role
Academic knowledge of the grade level curriculum
Must be available to work summers if needed
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to effectively communicate.
The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands, reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, climb, run.
The employee must occasionally be able to lift and/or move children/objects
The employee must be able to work in a noisy, stressful, high-pressure environment, and still be able to concentrate and keep children safe.
Ability to respond to emergency situations (e.g. injured student, fights, behavior problems, abusive students, etc).
May be exposed to bodily fluids including saliva, urine, feces, vomit, blood and/or other bodily fluids.
The job is performed under conditions with exposure to risk of injury