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 long-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.

Cool Company for Young Professionals
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

Description

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 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 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

Description
We are currently looking to fill a couple of FULL TIME Outreach Clinical Instructor roles in the Manchester/Hooksett area and the North Hampton/Hampton Falls area. The successful candidate must be able to work autonomously, without much direct supervision. The Outreach Clinical Instructor provides direct 1:1 instruction to a student with autism, utilizing Applied Behavior Analysis principals. Training and Supervision are provided. The Outreach Clinical Instructor will report directly to a Birchtree Outreach BCBA. This position will primarily be working in the public schools, but there will be times where this CI will be working at The Birchtree Center.
Join the Birchtree team and enjoy our AMAZING benefits, competitive pay, and a super fun environment to work in!
Qualifications

A BA/BS Degree in related field is preferred, but and 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.

To Apply

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

 

Speech Language Assistant (or Speech Language Pathologist)

Description

The Birchtree Center has an immediate full time opening for a Speech Language Assistant (or a Speech Language Pathologist) in its expanding non-profit center which provides educational services to students with autism aged 4-21 years.

The ideal Speech Language Assistant candidate has experience working with children and youth with autism within the general framework of Applied Behavior Analysis. The candidate should have experience with AAC systems, be experienced with oral motor/feeding intervention and must relish working within a collaborative model.  Each student receives thirty minutes of Speech Language consult per week; this position will not require direct therapy sessions. Caseloads are small for SLA.  The candidate will be responsible for IEP and lesson plan development, progress reporting and consultation with direct service staff and parents.

We would also consider a licensed Speech Language Pathologist.

Qualifications

The candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders and be a licensed Speech Language Pathology Assistant.  Knowledge in ASL is not required, but is helpful.  The successful candidate must have exceptional written and verbal communication skills and also have the ability to be a collaborative member of our management team at The Birchtree Center.

Benefits

COME WORK AT THE BIRCHTREE CENTER!  This is a full-time position with a competitive salary.  Benefits include medical, dental, long-term disability all paid by the company plus short term disability, life insurance, 401K and a generous paid vacation and ETO leave.

To Apply

Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to 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 & Qualifications
  • BCBA certified
  • 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 the 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.

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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