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Specialist for Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education (EI/ECSE)

Organization: 
Linn Benton Lincoln ESD

1.0 FTE on a 190 day work calendar
Location: Dixie or Clover Ridge School
Competitive Salary and Benefits Package

Join our team of experienced professionals in this exciting position assessing and working with children with developmental delays and their families.

Application process
Applications are available at http://www.lblesd.k12.or.us/employment
A complete application consists of
Online Application
Resume
Cover letter
Three current letters of reference
Copy of University Transcripts (Successful candidates will be required to provide official transcripts before completion of the hiring process)
Copy of License

TITLE

SPECIALIST FOR EARLY INTERVENTION / EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION (EI/ECSE)

QUALIFICATIONS

1. Special Education licensure from TSPC with Early Childhood Special Education endorsement or Handicapped Learner.
2. Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education is preferred.
3. Demonstrated successful experience in Early Intervention, Early Childhood Special Education or special education.
4. Effective working knowledge of special education process and law.
5. Effective oral and written communication skills.
6. Successful experience providing consultation and/or direct EI/ECSE services.
7. Successful experience working with children birth to 3 years and/or with home visiting, and/or,
8. Successful experience working with children 3 to 5 years and/or with preschool teaching.
9. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the LBL Board of Directors/Superintendent may find appropriate and acceptable.
10. Meet requirements of finger-print-based criminal history record verification.

REPORTS TO

Early Intervention / Early Childhood Special Education Program Administrator

JOB GOAL

To provide evaluation, direct and consultation services for children aged birth to five years who are eligible for Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES

The duties listed below are not inclusive, but characteristic of the type and level of work assigned for this position. Individual employees may perform all or some combination of the duties listed below as well as other related duties.

Essential Functions:
1. Conduct individual developmental and autism evaluations and participate in determining eligibility for Early Intervention or Early Childhood Special Education.
2. Provide comprehensive written reports of observations, assessment results, and recommendations.
3. Confer with program personnel and parents about the evaluation results and recommendations.
4. Coordinate and participate in the development of Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSP’s) and in the determination of placements for eligible children.
5. Coordinate and provide direct and consultative services to eligible EI/ECSE children in a variety of settings, including the home, childcare sites, ECSE classrooms and community-based classrooms
6. Develop and implement lesson plans/ curriculum for home visits, classes, and groups.
7. Oversee and provide direction for educational assistants assigned to the specialist’s groups and/or classes.
8. Assume responsibility for assessing progress on IFSP goals and objectives and for completing annual assessments using the approved Curriculum Based Assessment (CBA).
9. Consult with community preschool personnel regarding individual child program needs.
10. Maintain regular attendance at work. Be punctual in meeting deadlines, attending meetings and following schedules.
11. Work well within a team. Promote good staff morale and put team needs above individual needs.
12. Collaborate with others to complete tasks and solve problems in a positive manner
13. Communicate effectively in a courteous, tactful and professional manner.

Other Functions:

1. Monitor and maintain services in compliance with the Oregon Department of Education and LBL policies, rules and regulations.
2. Provide staff development and in-service as needed.
3. Attend district and program sponsored in-service and professional growth opportunities as assigned.
4. Work collegially with parent, school district, pre-school and early learning partners.
5. Maintain confidentiality at all times.
6. Demonstrate a commitment to promoting equity and diversity.
7. Maintain professional dress standards.
8. Perform other duties as assigned.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
1. Strength and agility to assist children with special needs.
2. Ability to lift and carry up to 40 pounds.
3. Ability to provide own transportation, as deemed necessary.
4. Ability to provide services on a regular or itinerant basis in a variety of settings, including schools, family homes, childcare sites, ECSE classrooms and community preschools in assigned geographic region.
5. Ability to sit on the floor and in a variety of positions or chairs, such as pre-school sized furniture, for extended periods of time.
6. Ability to sit for extended periods of time in vehicle or at a desk.
7. Ability to use computer for extended periods of time, write reports and complete logs, schedules, and other paperwork.

SALARY AND BENEFIT INFORMATION
Licensed employees are represented by Linn Benton Lincoln Education Association.
Salary and benefit information shown are based on full-time employment (1.0 FTE) based on the current school year
Placement on the Linn Benton Lincoln ESD licensed salary schedule will be commensurate with applicant’s qualifications, relevant training, and experience
Linn Benton Lincoln ESD will provide an Insurance CAP to assist with health, dental and vision insurance premiums
Employer paid PERS, holidays, sick leave and personal days are also provided
Employer paid Life Insurance 1 x annual salary
Employer paid Basic AD&D and Long Term Disability

Health Insurance
Oregon Educators Benefit Board (OEBB) provides insurance to school and education service district employees

Includes medical, dental, vision & prescription insurance
Monthly premium deducted pre-tax
LBLESD contributes a monthly CAP/Pool to help offset insurance cost
Health Savings Accounts for high deductible plans
Flexible Spending Accounts

Carriers offered are:

Moda
Kaiser
Willamette Dental Group

Retirement

PERS – Public Employee Retirement System
For more information visit: state.or.us
LBLESD pays the 6% employee contribution on behalf of each employee

Personal Leave

Up to 24 hours

Sick Leave

Up to 80 hours
Sick Leave Bank
Employees may opt to donate one day of sick leave to become a member of the Sick Leave Bank
Members may request leave from the sick leave bank in the event of a catastrophic illness or injury

Professional Development Opportunities

LBLESD hosts a variety of training classes
First Aid/CPR classes offered onsite
Includes workshops, conferences and mentorship programs

Reasonable accommodations for the application and interview process will be provided upon request and as required in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Individuals with disabilities may contact Human Resources at 541-812-2624 for additional information and assistance.

Linn Benton Lincoln ESD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Qualifying veterans and disabled veterans may obtain preference by submitting with their completed application a copy of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215) or a letter from the US Dept. of Veteran's Affairs indicating receipt of a non-service connected pension as verification of eligibility. Disabled Veterans must also submit a copy of their veteran's disability preference letter from the Dept. of Veteran Affairs, unless the information is included in the DD Form 214 or 215.