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LEEP Educational Assistant - K-12 SPED

Organization: 
Clackamas Education Service District

Educational Assistant
Life Enrichment Education Program (LEEP)
Clackamas County School Districts
7 to 7.5 hours per day / 5 days per week
Multiple locations - official assignment to be determined
based on student/program needs

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 the job description.  We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be the 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.

DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION:
The Life Enrichment Education Program (LEEP) provides specially designed instruction and related services for eligible Clackamas County students ages 5-21 years. Students attend self-contained classrooms in schools located throughout the county. The curriculum focuses on personal management, communication, practical living skills, vocational skills, leisure and recreation activities, and social skills. Based on the individual needs of each student, the ESD offers speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, adaptive PE, and nursing support. LEEP also provides an extended school year program in the summer for students who would regress because of a lengthy educational recess.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE POSITION:
The Educational Assistant assists the teacher in instruction and personal management assistance for students whose primary disability is intellectual disability with high intensity support needs.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Assists teaching individual and small groups of students in relevant areas of instruction and adaptive behavior including communication, self-care, social skills, community use, functional academics, leisure, and work
• Assists regular education teachers to instruct students in mainstream settings
• Manages student behavior by utilizing intervention techniques designed by the teacher and/or classroom instructional team
• Assists in the implementation of occupational therapy, physical therapy, adaptive physical education, speech, language, and augmentative communication programs designed by the related services staff
• Provides for students' personal care needs including feeding, toileting, and physical positional changes
• Meets students' communication, and instructional needs by using adaptive equipment and technology
• Please see the Job Description for a complete list of Essential Functions

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
1) High school diploma, GED, or equivalent preparation
2) Ability to operate and use technology for student instruction and/or care including computers, augmentative communication devises, and adaptive physical equipment
3) Ability to produce materials using computers, copiers, audiovisual equipment and other office machines
4) Training or successful experience working with students whose primary disability is moderate to severe intellectual disability or other developmental disabilities
5) Ability to work under the direction of multiple supervisors
6) See job description for complete list of Minimum Qualifications

See attachment for a complete LEEP Educational Assistant job description.

CLACKAMAS EDUCATION SERVICE DISTRICT:
Clackamas Education Service District is 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. These districts range in size from about 650 to 17,500 students. There are approximately 57,500 students in the ten school districts.
 
Clackamas ESD offers a comprehensive set of services through the following departments: Teaching and Learning; Technology Services; Special Education; and Early Learning. Constituent school districts annually approve the programs and services provided by CESD.

TO APPLY:
Begin the application process by clicking the "Apply" button in the upper right of this announcement. 
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to apply.)

Application Deadline: Preference given to applications received before July 01, 2021
Commences: August, 2021
Starting Salary: $16.92 / hour (Range 11)
Benefits: Clackamas ESD offers a generous benefit package providing health insurance including HRA options, dental with orthodontia, and vision. 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.

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