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Behavior and Instruction Technician

The Children's Institute Pittsburgh ,PA
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Job Description

13-July-2020, The Day School - Other
Job Status:Full-Time  Location:Pittsburgh, PA

Job Summary

Careers at Our Amazing Place
Amazing Kids. Amazing Place. At The Childrens Institute of Pittsburgh, weve built our legacy on being amazing. After more than a century of the highest quality care and service to children and their families, were forever proud of our team members who dont just make a career here they make a difference.

From our outpatient physical and behavioral health services, to our educational services, to our family services were grateful for the many passionate individuals who dedicate their expertise, talent and time to our kids, families, and to our mission: To Heal. To Teach. To Empower. To Amaze.

Our Culture & Amazing Atmosphere
Its smiles from our kids when youre walking down the hallway. Its seeing their progress that brightens your day. Its the feeling you get when a parent tells you what a difference youve made for their child. Every day brings something different, but its the care, compassion, collaboration, and teamwork put into our work that contributes to the overall culture at The Childrens Institute.

Diversity & Inclusion
The Childrens Institute of Pittsburgh is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. We serve a diverse population of children and families, and want our workforce to reflect that same diversity. We want all interested individuals to feel welcome in applying for a career at our amazing place we cant wait to meet you!

At The Childrens Institute, we pride ourselves on building teams of individuals who bring their best every day because without that, we couldnt make such a large and lasting impact on the amazing kids and families we serve. We need team members who are team players, collaborative and creative, idea-generators and go-getters. Our children and families need you.

Amazing Benefits
Were proud to offer generous benefits to our team members. Regular full-time team members are eligible for the following benefits:
Medical, Dental, Vision & Life insurance
Paid Time Off & Holidays
403b Plan-Retirement
Short and Long Term Disability
Flexible Spending Accounts
Wellness program
Student Loan Refinancing Program
Employee Recognition Events
Tuition reimbursement
Career development

The Behavior and Instruction Technician uses function based ABA interventions and positive reinforcement to affect positive change in student behaviors relative to the learning process. They collect data, teach strategies and follow protocols for improving students learning outcomes related to their educational goals under the direction of a certified special education teacher and behavior specialist.

Job Relationships

Responsible To: Teacher, Educational Supervisor, Associate Chief School Administrator, Chief School Administrator (in that order)

Workers Supervised: None


Education: High School diploma or equivalent is required. A four-year degree in Education or a related field (Child Development, Psychology, Social Science) preferred.

Licensure: None

Certification: None Required. Registered Behavior Technician Certification or Coursework in line with Behavior Analyst (Assistant) preferred. Current and valid certification in CPR and First Aid is required (will provide training).

Clearances: Act 73 FBI*Act 34 Criminal Clearance*Act33 Child Clearance

Training and Experience: At least one year of successful experience working with children strongly preferred. Experience working with students with a diagnosis of Autism or other developmental disabilities in an educational setting is preferred. Knowledge of specific best practice approaches including: Applied Behavior Analysis, verbal behavior, structured teaching, augmentative communication preferred (training provided).

PHYSICAL: The ability to lift, position, and feed students with disabilities, assist them physically in transferring to and from wheelchairs to other equipment, and lifting on to and off of school transportation vehicles. Willingness and to assist students with feeding and toileting needs.

*To work in the secondary adapted physical education program assisting students with complex disabilities. Must have the ability to assist students in both shallow and deep water in the swimming pool.

Job Responsibilities

Follow The Institute and The Day School rules and regulations as outlined in the Employee Handbook and The Day School Guidelines.
Follow classroom routine and understands role within the classroom structure.
Monitor and assist students as needed in their daily routines across classroom activities and/or settings.
Assist in collecting and documenting data for behavioral or academic progress.
Initiate and follow through with behavioral interventions as designated and demonstrated by the classroom teacher.
Communicate with all team members in an appropriate manner regarding student progress and/or concerns.
Participate in planning meetings regarding classroom curricular expectations as well as student needs across all developmental areas.
Facilitate the teaching procedures demonstrated by the classroom teacher for small groups including errorless learning and verbal behavior techniques.
Create materials as time allows and directed by teacher.
Clean-up after students as necessary and at the end of the day.
Prepare room daily for instruction in the morning or end of day as designated by teacher.
Assist in helping a student develop necessary skills in the generalized education environment
Perform clerical tasks necessary to the efficient functioning of the classroom and the school.
Appropriately assists students in all areas of The Day School as directed.
Demonstrates appropriate skills and judgment when assisting students.
Demonstrates appropriate behavior and crisis management skills.
Monitor students at all times including on/off the bus, lunch, and times of transition.
Meet students in the morning to unload buses and assist with loading or unloading as necessary
Performs necessary personal care for students.
Assist with students requiring self-help skills in the areas of safety, eating, and toileting.
Completes all student documentation accurately and within facility time frames
Completes all administrative documentation accurately and timely
Communicate effectively and in a professional manner
Remain professional and keep student information confidential at all times.
Completes a minimum of 20.hours of approved staff development activities annually in order to hold a paraprofessional position within The Day School.

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Linda Allen
The Children's Institute of Pittsburgh
1405 Shady Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Fax: 412-420-2299
Please email resumes and cover letters in PDF format, or you may fax them to the number above. The Childrens Institute of Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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At The Children’s Institute, we pride ourselves on building teams of individuals who bring their best every day – because without that, we couldn’t make such a large and lasting impact on the amazing kids and families we serve. We need team members who are team players, collaborative and creative, idea-generators and go-getters. Our children and families need you.


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