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About NECC: The New England Center for Children® (NECC) is committed to cultivating an inclusive culture where all students, employees, families and partners feel welcome, safe, and valued. We believe that fostering diversity and equity makes us a stronger more successful community. NECC, headquartered in Southborough, MA, is a global leader in autism education and research.
About the POSITION: All of our teachers receive extensive training and learn to apply the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to teach children, adolescents and young adults to acquire skills and maximize independence in the areas of academics, socialization, self-control of behavior, activities of daily living, communication and employment services. They work both in the school and in our residences with some evening and weekend hours.
About YOU: A highly motivated person who wants to thrive in a high-energy, leading-edge educational environment, you will find that NECC is a great place to build your career and professional skills.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
- Provide instruction to the students through the implementation of the scientific principles of behavior analysis (ABA therapy) across all hours of the students’ day and in all environments.
- Implementation of students’ clinical, educational, vocational, behavior management, and daily living skills objectives.
- Ensure safety and provide intervention in response to challenging behavior.
- Completion of all role responsibilities, which may include case management, depending on the position.
- Diligent implementation of all medical, safety, and emergency procedures.
- Seeking a full-time position with the flexibility to work evenings and weekends.
- Hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and be physically, mentally and emotionally prepared for a challenging career experience.
- Must have a current driver’s license and be able to obtain a valid Massachusetts driver’s license.
- Be able to provide positive academic and employment references.
- Have prior experience working with individuals with special needs.
- Having experience in the field of special needs or applied behavior analysis is preferred.
- Successful completion of the NECC training program.
- Applicants must be bright, energetic individuals with a strong desire to work with children or young adults and with experience in or an interest in being trained in the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis.
- The physical requirements here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of all direct care teaching and overnight positions. Protective holds, movements and carries blocking and redirecting student movements against the student’s weight. Physical interventions in response to aggressive and self-injurious behavior. Ability to move quickly and confidently to intervene in situations when protective holds and/or movements are deemed necessary, Ability to pursue a bolting student Successful completion of CALM training (non-violent self-defense) Including but not limited to: pivoting, knee squats, shuffling front and backwards, carrying people, assisting a person to the floor, stabilizing people in standing, seated, prone and supine positions.
COMPETITIVE COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS PACKAGE:
- Generous paid vacation starting at 5 weeks per year
- On-site graduate and doctoral programs On-site doctoral and graduate school programs in special education and applied behavior analysis
- Tuition and childcare reimbursement
- Comprehensive health / dental / vision benefits
- Retirement plan
**This position is for non-US citizens that meet all requirements. If you are a US citizen and are interested in applying please submit your resume to our “Teacher for Students with Autism” positing.**