Educational Technician I
POSITION TITLE: Child Development Services Educational Technician I
REPORTS TO: Teacher of Children With Disabilities Site Director
Job Goal: The person in this position is responsible for the supervision of children assigned to him/her. Additionally this person will review and implement learning previously introduced by the Teacher of Children With Disabilities.
Permitted Performance Responsibilities
The CDS Special Education, Educational Technician I will:
- Exhibit a positive professional attitude with supervisors, co-workers, students, and community.
- Maintain confidentiality of all student and employee related information.
- Meet with program supervisor on a daily basis to share information and discuss student progress.
- Review and reinforce learning previously introduced by the Teacher of Children With Disabilities.
- Assist in the preparation of classroom materials and class management functions.
- Maintain appropriate certification.
- Exhibit positive language and behavior skills as a model for children and families.
- Provide input to completion and maintenance of individual observational child assessment.
- Any other appropriate duties the Site Director/Supervisor deems necessary.
- Serve under general supervision when performing non-instructional student-related duties.
- Perform short-term instruction and classroom management activities under the direct supervision of the Teacher of Children With Disabilities.
- Obtain and maintain authorization as an Ed Tech I in accordance with chapter 115 of the Maine Department of Education
- Hold a high school diploma or GED
- Positive background, criminal records, fingerprinting and reference check
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:
- Working knowledge of child development, disabilities, family systems and special education methods
- Ability to interact with a wide variety of people
- Ability to provide individual and group services in a variety of settings and models
- Ability to establish an effective rapport/relationship with children and parents
- Ability to work collaboratively as a member of an early childhood team
- Ability to effectively communicate, orally and in writing
- Ability to maintain composure in stressful situations
- Ability to adapt therapy techniques to varying personalities and environments
- Ability to travel to a variety of locations to deliver services
- Ability to motivate young children