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.

Full-time staff receive an AMAZING benefit package including: free health, dental and short term disability insurance for all staff members; 5 weeks of paid vacation; and another 8 days of personal/vacation time. A 401K plan and other benefits are also available.

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The Birchtree Center is a very cool place to work–and we have an award to prove it! The Birchtree Center won an award in the Coolest Companies for Young Professionals category at the 2013 Rising Stars Awards.

 

 Career Opportunities

 

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 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 teh development of assigned student’s IEPs adn implements same in the classroom
  • Accompanies students on trips in the community

Qualifications: A BA/BS in a related field is preferred; an AS or equivalent work toward a degree with related experience will also be considered. 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.

 

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Description: The Birchtree Center is an expanding not-for-profit organization based in Portsmouth, 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. We are currently looking for a Board Certified Behavior Analyst to join our team!

The Board Certified Behavior Analyst position helps oversee the clinical program in Applied Behavior Analysis in Birchtree’s center-based program. Responsibilities include: supervision, training and evaluation of direct instruction staff; design, implementation and monitoring of skill acquisition and reduction programs with a focus on positive programming for specific students; ensuring the overall clinical integrity of curricular decisions; training parents and other family members as needed; helping to develop, implement and evaluate IEPs; and other activities as directed by the Executive Director.

Education and Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in Behavior Analysis
  • BCBA certified
  • Minimum of 4 years of clinical experience and professional training with children & youth with autism.
  • Proven supervisory and training skills.
  • Must have the ability to work cooperatively with a team.
  • Previous Leadership skills.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be physically and mentally capable of moving and thinking quickly under stressful situations.
  • Must be able to function in a fast-paced environment.
  • Lifting of up to 70 pounds is required.

Benefits: Did you know that The Birchtree Center was voted a COOLEST COMPANY IN NH for young professionals! We are proud to offer a competitive salary and EXCEPTIONAL benefits to its team!

To Apply: All interested candidates should send their resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: Sarah Ouellette (Human Resources Director) sarahouellette@birchtreecenter.org.

 

Board Certified Behavior Analyst: Outreach Department

Description: The Birchtree Center is an expanding not-for-profit organization based in Portsmouth, 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. We are currently looking for a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in our Outreach Department to join our team!

The Board Certified Behavior Analyst position provides consultation and technical assistance to public schools, families, and agencies. Responsibilities may include but are not limited to written program recommendations including detailed lesson plans outlining procedures for skill acquisition and performance, creating positive behavior support plans to decrease interfering behavior and increase appropriate behavior, development of individualized data collection systems, conducting evaluations (e.g., FBAs, program evaluations), didactic and hands-on staff training and supervision in the delivery of the above-listed services, participation in staffing and team meetings and ongoing program observations and data analysis to provide recommendations for program adjustments. Services may include delivery in the home as well for parent training and consultation relative to the above-listed approaches.

Education and Qualifications:

  • BCBA certified
  • Minimum of 4 years of clinical experience and professional training with children & youth with autism.
  • Proven supervisory and training skills.
  • Must have the ability to work cooperatively with a team.
  • Previous leadership skills.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.

Benefits: Did you know that The Birchtree Center was voted a COOLEST COMPANY IN NH for young professionals! We are proud to offer a competitive salary and EXCEPTIONAL benefits to its team!

To Apply: All interested candidates should send their resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: Sarah Ouellette (Human Resources Director) sarahouellette@birchtreecenter.org.

 

EOE.

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.

As directed by the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA), we have an Asbestos Management Plan available in The Birchtree Center’s Human Resources Office.

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