Employment Opportunities

The Birchtree Center is an expanding not-for-profit organization based in Newington, NH, that provides year-round educational services to students with autism ranging in age from 2-21 years.  The Birchtree Center offers comprehensive training and supervision within a supportive educational team environment.

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 Career Opportunities

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Clinical Instructor

This is a full-time position in our center-based program in Newington, NH. The qualified person will provide direct 1:1 instruction to a student with autism, utilizing Applied Behavior Analysis principles. Training and supervision are provided.

Some of the responsibilities include:

  • One on one instruction and conducts, as appropriate, small group instruction
  • Collects, tracks, graphs and analyzes data for assigned student(s)
  • Assists with the development of student programming
  • Maintains assigned student(s) individualized notebook of programs and data
  • Prepares and implements teaching materials for assigned student(s)
  • Communicates and works with designated families regading educational concerns and opportunities and home and serving, for these families, as a communication link to the student(s) instructional team at Birchtree through daily communication logs, weekly phone calls and home visits
  • Becomes knowledgeable and maintains an awareness of the contents of assigned students’ Individual Educational Plans (IEP) and all other related reports and evaluations
  • Participates in team decisions, including the development of assigned student’s IEPs, and implements same in the classroom
  • Accompanies students on trips in the community

Qualifications: A BA/BS in a related field is required; General Special Education certification and experience working with students with autism is a plus. Must have exceptional verbal and written communication skills and have the ability to work in a fast paced environment.

To Apply: Please submit cover letter and resume to Sarah Ouellette, Human Resources Director, at sarahouellette@birchtreecenter.org.

 

Outreach Clinical Instructor(s)–Public School Based

The Birchtree Center exists to promote independence, engaging relationships, and productive lives for children and youth with autism at home, at school, and in the community.  Our Outreach Clinical Instructors contribute to this mission by delivering programming to children and youth with autism in the public schools under the supervision of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

We have full-time and part-time opportunities available in public schools, working one on one with students with autism. The successful candidates will communicate and work with designated families with daily updates. Our Outreach Clinical Instructors must have the ability to remain professional, compassionate, reliable, flexible, ethical, and objective without feedback as this is an extremely autonomous position. They must be able to establish positive and collaborative working relationships with BCBAs, various team members and parents.

A BA/BS Degree in related field is preferred, but an Associate’s Degree with experience in the field will also be considered. Experience working with children with autism is a plus. The candidate must have exceptional verbal and written communication skills.

To perform essential functions of the job, must be physically capable of standing, stretching, bending, walking, and running. Must be capable of moving and thinking quickly under stressful situations.

For the right applicant, this is a very enjoyable, fun, and rewarding position with a great salary and benefits! Please send resume, cover letter and salary history to:  Sarah Ouellette, sarahouellette@birchtreecenter.org, HR Director, 2064 Woodbury Ave, Suite 204, Newington, NH. 03801

 

Part-Time Outreach Clinical Instructor(s)

The Birchtree Center exists to promote independence, engaging relationships, and productive lives for children and youth with autism at home, at school, and in the community. Our part-time Outreach Clinical Instructors contribute to this mission by delivering home-based programming to children and youth with autism under the supervision of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

We have several part-time opportunities available in NH. The positions we have available are usually for approximately 2 hours per day, 4 days a week. Most of the position hours run sometime between 3:30pm – 8:00pm. Periodically, weekend hours are available. These positions require the individual to work one on one with the child or teenager on skills such as self help, communication, leisure/recreational, physical fitness, and community behavior. The successful candidates will communicate and work with designated families with daily updates. Our Outreach Clinical Instructors must have the ability to remain professional, compassionate, reliable, flexible, ethical, and objective without feedback as this is an extremely autonomous position. They must be able to establish positive and collaborative working relationships with BCBAs, various team members and parents.

A BA/BS Degree in related field is preferred, but an Associate’s Degree with experience in the field will also be considered. Experience working with children with autism is a plus. The candidate must have exceptional verbal and written communication skills.

To perform essential functions of the job, must be physically capable of standing, stretching, bending, walking, and running. Must be capable of moving and thinking quickly under stressful situations.

For the right applicant, this is a very enjoyable, fun, and rewarding position with a great hourly rate of pay! Please send resume, cover letter and salary history to: Sarah Ouellette, Human Resources Director, at sarahouellette@birchtreecenter.org or 2064 Woodbury Ave, Suite 204, Newington, NH 03801.

 

Clinical Instructor with Music Certification

This is a full-time position in our center-based program in Newington, NH. The qualified person will provide direct 1:1 instruction to a student with autism, utilizing Applied Behavior Analysis principles. We are looking for a candidate who would also be interested in utilizing their music education experience to teach music in small groups one day per week in the center. Some of the responsibilities include:

  • One on one instruction and conducts, as appropriate, small group instruction
  • Collects, tracks, graphs and analyzes data for assigned student(s)
  • Assists with the development of student programming
  • Maintains assigned student(s) individualized notebook of programs and data
  • Prepares and implements teaching materials for assigned student(s)
  • Communicates and works with designated families regarding educational concerns and opportunities and home and serving, for these families, as a communication link to the student(s) instructional team at Birchtree through daily communication logs, weekly phone calls and home visits
  • Becomes knowledgeable and maintains an awareness of the contents of assigned students’ Individual Educational Plans (IEP) and all other related reports and evaluations
  • Participates in team decisions, including the development of assigned student’s IEPs, and implements same in the classroom
  • Accompanies students on trips in the community
  • Teaches small groups of students with autism music, music principals, etc. once a week

Qualifications: A BA/BS in a related field is required; General Special Education certification and experience working with students with autism is a plus. Must have exceptional verbal and written communication skills and have the ability to work in a fast paced environment. Must have a bachelor’s degree in music and either New Hampshire Department of Education certification to teach music or have the ability to be certified within a short timeline.

To Apply: Please submit cover letter and resume to Sarah Ouellette, Human Resources Director, at sarahouellette@birchtreecenter.org.

 

Special Education Case Manager

Function: The mission of The Birchtree Center is to promote independence, engaging relationships and productive lives for children and youth with autism at school, home and in the community. Special Education Case Managers help to ensure that The Birchtree Center’s program maintains a standard of excellence within the field of special education, specifically in the context of students’ individualized academic programming. In addition to providing direct teaching, Special Education Case Managers have a leadership role on classroom teams through their coordination and development of assigned students’ IEPs and by providing input on the teaching of academic skills and in choosing curricular materials and resources.

Responsibilities:

  • Writes assigned students’ Individual Education Plans (IEPs), collaborating with other members of the students’ teams for cohesion:
    • Coordinates the development of students’ IEPs
    • Monitors implementation of IEP components by all team members
    • Monitors effectiveness of students’ IEPs by evaluating their academic development
    • Maintains awareness of the students’ educational reports and evaluations
    • Prepares reports of students’ educational profiles and progress
  • Schedules IEP team meetings with parents and sending school districts and notifies all team members
  • Serves as The Birchtree Center school district liaison for assigned students regarding IEP implementation, assessments and coordination of related services
  • Facilitates the intake of new students by reviewing incoming records, notifying all team members of new student’s start date, coordinating initial evaluations, scheduling parent conference after first 3 weeks of enrollment and scheduling IEP within first 45 days of enrollment
  • Administers any standardized and criterion-referenced evaluations that mandate the administrator of the evaluative tools in use holds special education certification
  • Coordinates all required state and alternative assessments (e.g., NECAP, NHALPS & MCAS) for assigned students
  • Identifies and implements curricular materials and resources that are appropriate to the educational programming for The Birchtree Center’s students
  • Plans instruction and leads its implementation, providing the instructional team input to assigned students’ individualized instructional programs about appropriate academic curriculum to which the child should have access (i.e., which skills, within the context of autism, need to be addressed by individual students in keeping with age-appropriate sequences)
  • Assures that assigned students’ goals and objectives are linked to the N.H. Curriculum Frameworks
  • Works directly with assigned students on a regular basis in order to monitor their progress with academic programming (voluntarily and as requested)
  • Supervises implementation of assigned students’ IEPs in the classroom by consulting with clinical instructors and may model one-to-one instruction and facilitate small group instructional sessions
  • Develops, prepares and modifies academic lesson plans, data collection systems and teaching materials as appropriate
  • Analyzes data for academic programming
  • Develops theme-based units
  • Attends staff meetings and other meetings or trainings as required
  • Accompanies and sometimes drives student(s) on trips in the community
  • Independently manages specific classroom or school-wide projects
  • Models teaching of students’ academic programs in classroom
  • Facilitates IEP team meetings, parent conferences and in house student meetings
  • Conducts daily bus duty responsibilities as assigned
  • Contributes to the Birchtree community by actively participating in and contributing to working committees (at least one at any given time), and by performing work assignments that support Birchtree as a whole
  • Voluntarily responds to staff calls for non-specific specialist assistance across the school day
  • Adheres to policies and procedures for staff
  • Consistently models the Birchtree Philosophy for colleagues and clinical staff
  • Performs other activities as assigned by the Executive Director, Director of Special Education, Program Director and other members of the management and supervisory teams

Qualifications: Graduate Degree, or significant active progress in a graduate degree program in Special Education and/or N.H. Special Education Certification; ability to work effectively on a team; experience in teaching individuals with autism; basic computer literacy; excellent communication skills (written and spoken); and comprehensive fluency with varied and appropriate reading and/or math curricular resources. To perform essential functions of the job, must be physically capable of standing, stretching, bending, walking, running, and lifting/transporting a minimum of 60 lbs. Must be capable of moving and thinking quickly under stressful situations and able to function in a fast-paced environment.

To Apply: Please submit cover letter and resume to Sarah Ouellette, Human Resources Director, at sarahouellette@birchtreecenter.org.

 

Registered School Nurse

Description: The Registered School Nurse serves as a consultant to The Birchtree Center’s year-round special educational day program for students with autism aged 2-21 years. Duties include risk management, the development of health-related policies and procedures, and staff and parent training on health-related issues. The RN would process all Medicaid paperwork for the school. The Registered Nurse also serves as resource person in preparing health education curricula and may also provide occasional direct school nursing services to students with autism. We are flexible; this position could be part-time or a full-time role (25-40 hours).

Requirements: Candidates must have 3 years experience working with children preferably in a school, special education or pediatric setting. Must have a nursing degree and certification in NH, and must be able to be certified by the state department of education. Understanding of autism and experience working with students with autism is a plus. Must be physically and mentally capable of moving and thinking quickly under stressful situations and be able to function in a fast-paced environment.

To Apply: Please submit cover letter and resume to Sarah Ouellette, Human Resources Director at sarahouellette@birchtreecenter.org.

 

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The Birchtree Philosophy

The Birchtree staff has created a “Birchtree Philosophy” statement that describes how we work and the values we share:

  • BE THERE: Support one another in everything we do.

  • BE KIND: Treat everyone with respect and compassion.

  • HAVE FUN: Enjoy every moment and make learning fun.

  • PROMOTE POSITIVITY: Smiles are contagious.

See photos of Birchtree’s programs in action!

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