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Special Education Teacher


Bachelor's Degree required in related field with course work in the following subjects:

  • Special education

  • Early childhood education

  • Child development

  • Early childhood methodology

  • Language development

  • Exceptional children

  • Marriage and family

  • Child psychology

Teaching Certificates Required:

  • PA Special Education N-12 or PreK-8 preferred

  • or PA Private Special Education Certificate required

Clearances Required :

PA State Police, PA Child Abuse, FBI Fingerprints, and Mandated Reporter

The Behavior Technician (BT) is responsible for implementing behavior-analytic programming services for clients with autism spectrum disorder, learning and behavior disorders, and other developmental disorders. The BT provides direct instructional and behavioral programming under the ongoing supervision of a BCBA. This position is a unique opportunity to provide services in a community based early intervention public school classroom, private academic classroom, and clinical setting. The BT supports the treatment team with assessment, daily data collection, skill tracking, and graphing and family communication.

The BT primary roles include but are not limited to: providing direct services to children, collaborating and supporting staff, family members, and clinical team members on strategies, and completing daily clinical documentation.

  • Required: High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Required: Valid driver’s license and auto insurance

  • Required clearances: State police, FBI per state regulations, child protection, mandated reporter certificatePreferred: higher education or experience in Applied Behavior Analysis, Education, Special Education, Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, or Human Services.

  • Preferred: Has attained the Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) credential, BCAT credential, BCaBA credential provided by the BACB, or completed a 40-hour training covering the RBT Task list.

Pittsburgh Behavioral Services (PBS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of PBS to afford equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals and PBS will not discriminate against any staff person on the basis of their race, color, creed, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religious creed, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, and will confirm to all applicable State and Federal Laws and Regulations.

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