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Coordinator, Early Childhood Special Education

Clackamas Education Service District

Coordinator, Early Intervention / Early Childhood Special Education
EI/ECSE | Early Learning
Full Time (8 hours per day, 5 days per week)
240-Day Work Year (July through June)

Clackamas ESD strives to infuse equity in all our programs and bodies of work by maintaining an inclusive, barrier-free environment in which everyone participates and fully benefits. Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in a job description.  We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our qualifications described.  If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, or how this would be determined, please feel free to contact Human Resources to discuss your application.
General Description of the Position: The Coordinator manages assigned components of Early Intervention Early Childhood Special Education services and supervises employees of assigned programs. The Coordinator assists in compliance with state and federal standards and mandates pertaining to Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education. The Coordinator follows and supports ESD policies and procedures, performs other duties as may be assigned, and works cooperatively and harmoniously with clients, co-workers, the Director, community agency personnel, and supervisors.

General Description of the Programs: Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) serves children ages 3 to 5 who are found eligible in one or more disability categories or who demonstrate significant developmental delays. Services are individualized according to the child’s needs and may include home visiting; consultation to staff at community preschools, Head Start classrooms, or child care settings; specialized preschool; related services such as speech, motor, or other specialists; and parent education. Children may be referred by parents, community preschools, local school districts, physicians, or other community service providers

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS - for a complete list of essential functions, refer to the job description.
1) Manages the planning and delivery of assigned components of early intervention and early childhood special education services, including Child Find, IFSP development, year-round services and extended school year, and ensures service delivery in natural environments, typical settings, and the least restrictive environment
2) Designs, plans, and revises service delivery models to ensure compliance with law requirements, policy and best educational practice, while supporting the needs of local districts in cooperation with the Director and program staff
3) Supervises and evaluates the performance of personnel as assigned by the Director, including licensed and professional staff; supervises the evaluation of educational assistants and paraprofessionals
4) Given guidelines and priorities, develops initial budget and manages expenditures within the adopted budget
5) Supervises and makes decisions that affect the daily operation of the program and quality of services provided
6) Please see job description for complete list of essential functions. 

1) Master’s degree in Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education, Special Education, or related field
2) Appropriate administrative licensure as required to supervise assigned licensed staff
3) Five years of successful experience working in the field of Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education as a licensed or professional service provider
4) Three years of recent successful administrative experience including supervision and evaluation of licensed and classified staff
5) Working knowledge of current state and federal laws, policies, administrative rules and instructional practices for children with developmental delays aged birth to entry into kindergarten in order to comply with IDEA requirements
6) For a complete list of minimum qualifications, please see full job description

Clackamas Education Service District: One of Oregon's 19 ESDs charged with providing programs for children with special needs, technology support, school improvement, and administrative services to local school districts and the Oregon Department of Education. Clackamas ESD serves ten school districts in Clackamas County, including Canby, Colton, Estacada, Gladstone, Lake Oswego, Molalla River, North Clackamas, Oregon City, Oregon Trail, and West Linn-Wilsonville.

TO APPLY: Submit your application directly at

Application Deadline: Open until filled
Commences: As soon as practical following formal job offer
Salary: $96,560 up to $113,599 (per 240-day contract) -- commensurate with education and past experience
Benefits: Clackamas ESD offers a generous benefit package providing health insurance including HRA options, dental with orthodontia, and vision insurance, with district-paid premium contributions. Paid holidays, sick leave, vacation time off, and other personal leave provided, along with retirement through the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) and professional development allocation. 

Clackamas Education Service District is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We respect and seek to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our workforce along with the students and families that we serve.

Clackamas ESD policy provides veterans and disabled veterans with preference as required by law.