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ECSE Itinerant Educational Assistant

Organization: 
Clackamas ESD

ECSE Itinerant Educational Assistant
185-Day Instructional Calendar, 7.5 hours/day, 5 days/week

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.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE POSITION:
The ECSE Itinerant Educational Assistant will, under the day-to-day direction of the teacher and/or related services staff, serve students in self-contained and community preschool or childcare settings. The Itinerant EA may also substitute for educational assistants who are absent.  The Itinerant Educational Assistant helps set up and clean up the classroom space before and after each group, prepares materials and snacks, works with children individually or in a small group within the daily preschool routine, and attends to the health and safety of each child.  The Itinerant Educational Assistant will also follow and support both the Clackamas ESD and the host school district’s policies and procedures, perform other duties as assigned, and work cooperatively and harmoniously with children and their parents, co-workers and supervisors.

EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION DESCRIPTION:
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.

All individuals working in programs that serve early learners in Oregon must be enrolled in the Central Background Registry (CBR). If you are currently enrolled, please indicate this in your application. If you are not, you may wish to proactively enroll now to meet this employment condition, which would expedite any potential job offer and on-boarding process. See this webpage for enrollment information: https://tinyurl.com/ECE-CBRinfo. Indicate in your CBR application that you are seeking employment.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Reports to various preschool locations and start/end times on a day-to-day basis as assigned
Assists children in a variety of activities including arrival, departure, play, meals, and personal care, including changing diapers and soiled clothing
Assists with management of children’s behavior using teaching and behavioral procedures which conform with best practices for young children and the individualized needs of each child
Implements fine and gross motor activities, and speech and language activities under the design and direction of an Early Childhood Specialist or related services staff
Assists in data collection or writing of progress notes as directed by the teacher or related service staff
For a complete list of this position's essential functions, please see the attached job description.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
High school diploma, GED, or equivalent preparation
Ability to operate and use technology for student instruction and/or care including computers, augmentative communication devices, and adaptive physical equipment
Ability to produce materials using computers, copiers, audiovisual equipment, and other office machines
Training or successful experience working with young children in an early childhood setting
Ability and willingness to provide for students' personal care needs including feeding, diapering, and assistance with toileting
For a complete list of minimum qualifications, please see the attached job description.
DISTRICT DESCRIPTION:
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.

TO APPLY:
Begin the application process by clicking the "Apply" button in the upper right of this announcement. (If you are not viewing this via AppliTrack, go to https://www.clackesd.org/who-we-are/about-us/employment/ to apply.) Applications must be submitted by no later than 4:30 pm on the deadline.

Application Deadline: Open Recruitment
Commences: August 23, 2021
Starting Salary: $16.92/hour (Range 11) Salary schedule for 2021-22 school year not yet finalized.
Benefits: Clackamas ESD offers a generous benefit package providing health, dental with orthodontia, and vision insurance including HRA options. 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.