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Family Intervention Specialist #1634

Southern Oregon Education Service District
Closing date: 
Friday, October 29, 2021

The Southern Oregon Education Service District Family Support and Connections (FS&C) is hiring an Intervention Specialist.
Inclusion Specialist to market and deliver “Warm Line” services to support high quality inclusive early learning environments that meet the needs of all children. The Warm Line Inclusion Specialist responds to requests for resources and assistance from child care directors, teachers, family child care providers, parents, and partners in Jackson and Josephine Counties within two business days. 
The Warm Line Inclusion Specialist has the opportunity to make a real difference in our early learning community. For child care providers it can be difficult to appropriately meet the needs of children experiencing special needs or challenging behaviors, but it is so important for all children to have the benefit of high quality early learning experiences. Having a caring, knowledgeable professional to call on for support and guidance can make all the difference.
If you are committed to this goal, are able to work independently, have a wealth of knowledge on supporting inclusion through effective strategies and techniques, are able to form strong positive relationships, and have experience with marketing and outreach, we would welcome your application.

Southern Oregon ESD is located in the Rogue Valley, the cultural and economic heart of southern Oregon, home to legendary snow-skiing, white-water rafting, kayaking, hiking, fishing, as well as numerous cultural venues and events such as art galleries, the Britt Music Festivals, the Ashland Independent Film Festival, and the renowned Oregon Shakespeare Festival. For more information on living in Medford, please go to:

Position Goal:

Provide individual and/or group assessment, career/life planning, self-sufficiency planning, barrier removal and intervention services.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Meet with participants individually and/or in groups to identify barriers inclusive of issues related to housing, transportation, substance abuse, domestic violence, additions, mental health issues, employment and self-sufficiency and/or skill/knowledge development related to healthy families and child
2. Refer and assist participants in obtaining additional community resources to address identified barriers.
3. Assist participants in developing functional life skills to better manage aspects of their lives including health, addictions, child care, financial and relationship challenges.  Provide appropriate ongoing and follow-up support and assistance to participants.
4. Provide communication skills training to participants to assist them in building better relationships with significant people in their lives inclusive of family, friends, co-workers, and employers.
5. Provide one-on-one in home parenting training and facilitate group parenting classes to educate parents on child development, stress management, and other skills to lessen the chance of child abuse.
6. Facilitate groups to offer support, validation, and encouragement to assist individuals to build their own support network.
7. Deliver services to participants in a variety of locations including participants’ homes, DHS offices, community organization facilities, and program offices.
8. Transport participants to appointments and attend appointments with clients to offer physical and emotional support and guidance, if needed.
9. Assess participant service needs through individual and/or group interviews, testing, and observation and create a plan and/or recommended plan to overcome assessed needs.
10. Complete written individual plans that reflect participant goals to reach self-sufficiency.  Coordinate service strategies with other community service providers as needed.  Input and retrieve data in the TRACS and other relevant data systems.
11. Manage individual caseload and/or assigned tasks within program/project parameters such as budget, service plan, performance plan, regulations, policies, and recordkeeping requirements.
12. Attend on-going staffing with Self-Sufficiency case managers and community partners to provider best plans and services for participants.
13. Comply with ESD rules and policies.
14. Perform physical requirements unaided or with the assistance of reasonable accommodation (see reverse).
15. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Prerequisites:

1. Valid Oregon Driver License.
2. English proficiency.
3. Knowledge of interpersonal counseling; coaching practices and principles; employment and training programs; and related community resources.
3. Knowledge of healthy parenting practices and child development.
4. Excellent self-management skills and the ability to take initiative, work independently within established guidelines and with a diverse group of participants and partners.
5. Proficiency in use of a variety of computer programs and the internet.
6. Positive, flexible attitude. 
7. Demonstrated effective communication skills, teamwork, and professionalism.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Degree in early childhood or related field preferred.
2. Experience preferred providing early childhood training.
3. Mentoring and coaching experience preferred. 
4. Bilingual preferred.
The equivalent combination of experience, training, certification, education or degree that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be used as an alternative to prerequisites.


Health Insurance:
Includes medical, dental, vision & prescription insurance
Monthly premium deducted pre-tax
Southern Oregon ESD contributes up to $2142.00 per month (family coverage)
Health Savings Accounts for high deductible plans
Flexible Spending Accounts – medical, day-care expenses Optional Coverage for Additional Life, AD&D, Short Term Disability Insurance through Aflac or American Fidelity403(b) through Carruth Compliance Consulting
American Fidelity
Mercy Flights Membership

PERS - Public Employee Retirement System
Southern Oregon ESD pays the 6% employee contribution on behalf of each employee

The Southern Oregon Education Service District is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, minorities and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

If interested in seeking employment at Southern Oregon ESD, please apply directly by visiting our website at openings and look for posting #1634.
Here you will find a complete job description, requirements and application. To be considered for this position, a formal application must be submitted through our website. The SOESD is an equal op

 Length of Position:                                              .80 FTE / 258 day Calendar Year
Classified Hourly Compensation Schedule:      Southern Oregon ESD 2021-2022 Classified Salary Schedule - $19.50 - $23.35 hourly range
Immediate Supervisor:                                         Program Administrator

The following physical requirements are essential functions of the Family Intervention Specialist job description:

Stand/Walk:                       [  ] None              [ ] 1-4 Hrs/Day         [X] 4-6 Hrs/Day [ ] 6-8 Hrs/Day
Run:                                   [  ] Frequently     [X Occasionally        [  ] Limited            [  ] Not At All
Sit/Sit on floor:                   [  ] None              [X] 1-4 Hrs/Day        [  ] 4-6 Hrs/Day    [  ] 6-8 Hrs/Day
Drive:                                 [  ] None              [X] 1-4 Hrs/Day        [  ] 4-6 Hrs/Day    [  ] 6-8 Hrs/Day
Bending:                            [X] Frequently     [  ] Occasionally        [  ] Limited           [  ] Not At All
Squat:                                [X] Frequently     [  ] Occasionally        [  ] Limited           [  ] Not At All
Climb Stairs:                      [  ] Frequently     [X] Occasionally        [  ] Limited           [  ] Not At All
Single Grasping:                [X] Frequently     [  ] Occasionally        [  ] Limited           [  ] Not At All
Pushing:                             [  ] Frequently     [X] Occasionally        [  ]  Limited          [  ] Not At All
Pulling:                               [  ] Frequently     [X] Occasionally        [  ] Limited           [  ] Not At All
Fine Manipulation:             [X] Frequently     [  ] Occasionally        [  ] Limited           [  ] Not At All
Repetitive Foot Controls:   [  ] Frequently     [  ] Occasionally        [  ] Limited           [X] Not At All
Lifting (less than 25 lbs):   [X] Frequently     [  ] Occasionally        [  ] Limited           [  ] Not At All
Lifting (25 - 50 lbs):           [X] Frequently     [  ] Occasionally        [  ] Limited           [  ] Not At All
Lifting (50 - 75 lbs):           [  ] Frequently     [X] Occasionally        [  ] Limited           [  ] Not At All
Lifting (75 - 100 lbs):         [  ] Frequently     [  ] Occasionally        [X] Limited           [  ] Not At All
Shift position quickly:        [  ] Frequently     [X] Occasionally        [  ] Limited           [  ] Not At All
Strength/endurance          [  ] Frequently     [X] Occasionally        [  ] Limited           [  ] Not At All