Behavior Technician, Therapeutic Nursery Program
Lourie Center - Early Head Start ProgramIf you are a current Adventist HealthCare employee, please click this link to apply through your Workday account.The Therapeutic Nursery Program is seeking a dedicated employee to fill the role of Behavior Technician in the classroom. The Therapeutic Nursery Program (TNP) is a specialized early childhood education program focused on children's social and emotional development. The classroom is similar to a preschool program, but serves children who have social and emotional delays, trauma histories, aggressive behaviors, and other needs. The Behavior Technician is similar to a teacher's aide in the classroom, but with the additional responsibility of collecting behavioral data and becoming well-versed in the Nonviolent Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) strategies. As a Behavior Tech you will:* Assist the teaching team in the implementation of therapeutic strategies for the children in the program* Develop and implement activities that support student treatment goals* Skillfully use a wide variety of verbal and nonverbal de-escalation techniques while maintaining a patient and respectful attitude toward young children* Support children in the classroom who may be in crisis. If a child is a danger to their self or others, you must be able to physically manage students in CPI * Collect behavioral data to support children's success and bring the data to weekly team meetings* Participate in reflective supervision* Work with families to provide support and ensure a smooth transition from home to school settings by maintaining ongoing and open communication with parents/caregiversQualifications Include:* Able to physically manage children in Nonviolent Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) * Solid knowledge of classroom management* Manage conflict resolution effectively* Bachelor's degree in education, psychology, child development, or related discipline* Minimum of two years of work experience with early childhood population is required (ie: camp counselor, child care work, college practicum experiences)* Within the first 90 days of starting in the position, the Behavior Technician will complete six semester hours of approved early childhood training or the 90 hour Child Development Course (Child Growth & Development-Preschool-45 clock hours and Curriculum & Activities-Preschool-45 clock hours) which is required through Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Child Care* Obtain CPI training within the first three months of employmentAt Adventist HealthCare our job is to care for you. We do this by offering:* Work life balance through non rotating shifts* Recognition and rewards for professional expertise* Free Employee parking* Competitive comprehensive benefit plans offered (including health, disability, PTO and 403B retirement plan with matching and 3 year vesting)* 100% Coverage for inpatient care - at Adventist HealthCare facilities* 100% Coverage for urgent care nationwide - after copayAs a faith-based organization, with over a century of caring for the communities in the Maryland area, Adventist HealthCare has earned a reputation for high-quality, compassionate care. Adventist HealthCare was the first and is the largest healthcare provider in Montgomery County.If you want to make a difference in someone's life every day, consider a position with a team of professionals who are doing just that, making a difference.Join the Adventist HealthCare team today! Apply now to be considered.Work Schedule:Daily M-F Approx. 8:30-4:30Landover, MD locationCOVID-19 VaccinationAdventist HealthCare requires all applicants to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before commencing employment.Applicants may be required to furnish proof of vaccination and, if offered, may elect to be vaccinated at an designated Adventist HealthCare location.Tobacco and Drug StatementTobacco use is a well-recognized preventable cause of death in the United States and an important public health issue. In order to promote and maintain a healthy work environment, Adventist HealthCare will not hire applicants for employment who either state that they are nicotine users or who test positive for nicotine and drug use.While some jurisdictions, including Maryland, permit the use of marijuana for medical purposes, marijuana continues to be classified as an illegal drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act. As a result, medical marijuana use will not be accepted as a valid explanation for a positive drug test result.Adventist HealthCare will withdraw offers of employment to applicants who test positive for Cotinine (nicotine) and marijuana. Those testing positive are given the opportunity to re-apply in 90 days, if they can truthfully attest that they have not used any nicotine products in the past ninety (90) days and successfully pass follow-up testing.Equal Employment OpportunityAdventist HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to attracting, engaging, and developing the best people to cultivate our mission-centric culture. Our goal is to have a welcoming, equitable, and safe place to work and grow for all employees, no matter their background. 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