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Woodfords is happy to have Rachel Newcomb, LSW on our team! Rachel is our Recruitment and Licensing Coordinator for Therapeutic Foster Care. She has great experience in foster parent recruitment, training, licensing, and retention. Rachel, along with other members of our TFC team are offering our monthly respite night for our TFC families next Wednesday, March 27th from 4pm to 7pm at The Point in South Portland. Rachel will be hosting our TFC foster parents on Thursday, March 28th from 10am to 12pm on our Westbrook campus for our monthly foster parent support group. If you ,or anyone you know, would like to know more about foster parenting with Woodfords, please contact Rachel at rnewcomb@woodfords.org ... See MoreSee Less

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Elysha Bosworth, Assistant Lead for the Grasshopper Classroom, is Westbrook Preschool’s Employee of the Month for January. Elysha has great insight into knowing when students need to be pushed and when they need to be nurtured. No matter the circumstances, she does what is best for the student in the moment. Elysha is always calm, patient and gives 100% to the students and her coworkers. The students adore her and ask for her by name. Congratulations Elysha! ... See MoreSee Less

Elysha Bosworth, Assistant Lead for the Grasshopper Classroom, is Westbrook Preschool’s Employee of the Month for January. Elysha has great insight into knowing when students need to be pushed and when they need to be nurtured. No matter the circumstances, she does what is best for the student in the moment. Elysha is always calm, patient and gives 100% to the students and her coworkers. The students adore her and ask for her by name. Congratulations Elysha!

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Congratulations, Elysha! Well deserved!

Thank you for your hard work 🙂

Woodfords has an opening for a full-time Lead Teacher position within the Early Childhood Services Preschool Program in Westbrook.

We are currently offering a $500 Bonus

The Early Childhood Services Preschool Program focuses on early intervention for children showing signs of increased behavioral, developmental or mental health issues. Woodfords offers multiple preschools where children with autism, or similar developmental disabilities learn skills to help them function successfully in home, school and community.

Apply online here: woodfords.applicantpro.com/jobs/1001431.html

Qualifications of the Lead Teacher:
•A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree, in special education, early childhood or a related field.
•A minimum of an Ed. Teach III Certificate; and a conditional or full 282 Certification; full 282 certification preferred, from the Maine Department of Education; as well as Behavioral Health Professional (BHP) certification.
•A minimum of two (2) years' experience and the desire to work with children with special needs.
•Training and experience implementing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) procedures in educational settings.
•Must be an U.S. Citizen or maintain legal alien status.
•Must have a valid driver's license. Driving to/from field trips may be necessary.
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Behavioral Health Professionals (BHP) needed to work in Portland schools

Woodfords is seeking dynamic individuals to work full-time as Behavioral Health Professionals (BHPs) within schools and utilize the principles and practices of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to diminish behaviors that interfere with a child's or teen's success at school

About the Person Woodfords Wants to Hire as a School-Based Behavioral Health Professional (BHP):
•You are compassionate, energetic and a people person!
•You are supportive and have a passion for helping others.
•You have good verbal and written communication skills, and are an excellent problem solver.
•You are patient, understanding and creative.
•You're a dynamic individual who wants to impact the lives of children and teens with special needs and their families!

Students working toward an associate's or bachelor's degree in psychology, social services, education, or related field are encouraged to apply!

About the School-Based Behavioral Health Professional (BHP) Role:

As a Woodfords' School-Based Behavioral Health Professional (BHP):
•You will work one-on-one with a child or adolescent with special needs within a public school setting working on behaviors, social skills, personal and daily routines, as well as community inclusion.
•You will use strategies based on the principles and practices of applied behavior analysis to address challenging behaviors and learning deficits in children with developmental disabilities.
•You will be a key member of either the In Home Support or School Based Day Treatment program, working independently with the child and cooperatively with a treatment team.

APPLY ONLINE HERE: woodfords.applicantpro.com/jobs/948066.html
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