Educational Technician III

POSITION TITLE: Child Development Services Educational Technician III

REPORTS TO: Teacher of Children With Disabilities Site Director

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION:

Job Goal:? The person in this position is responsible for the supervision of children assigned to him/her.? Additionally, this person will introduce new learning and review and implement learning previously introduced by the Teacher of Children With Disabilities.

REPRESENTATIVE TASKS:

Permitted Performance Responsibilities

The CDS Special Education, Education Technician III 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 regular basis to share information and discuss student progress.
  • Review and reinforce learning previously introduced by the teacher(s).
  • Assist in the preparation of classroom materials and class management functions.
  • Introduce new learning, pre-planned in collaboration with the Teacher of Children With Disabilities.
  • Exhibit positive language and behavior skills as a model for children and families.
  • Provide input to completion and maintenance of individual observational child assessment.
  • Conduct one-on-one or small groups with indirect professional supervision.
  • Supervise small groups of students in community-based programs.
  • Any other appropriate duties the Site Director/Supervisor deems necessary.

 

Required Supervision

  • Perform short-term instruction in small classes or in community-based programs with indirect supervision
  • Meet with the Teacher of Children With Disabilities or appropriate contact area specialist and receive direction at least on a twice weekly basis.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Obtain and maintain authorization as an Ed Tech III with the Maine Department of Education
  • Document three years of postsecondary education or a combination equivalent to 90 hours of approved study in an educationally related field
  • Successful 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