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Speech-Language Paraprofessional: Early Childhood Education

Organization: 
Clackamas ESD

Speech/Language Paraprofessional
for the Early Childhood Education program
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 Speech-Language Pathology Paraprofessional will deliver communication services to students with disabilities in collaboration with the supervising Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP).  Communication services may include direct instruction, consultation, and material development under the direction of the SLP.

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. Indicate in your CBR application that you are seeking employment.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Under the oversight of the SLP, provides individualized or small group communication services to students whose Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) or Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSPs) identify communication as a direct or consultative service need  
Documents student progress, without interpretation of findings, toward meeting established goals and objectives as stated in students’ IEPs, and reports this information to the supervising SLP
Determines and implements modifications and revisions to meet the ongoing needs of each student, consulting regularly with the SLP prior to making changes
Participates as a member of the feeding team    
Performs administrative record keeping including documentation of services to be reviewed by the SLP
For a complete list of this position's essential functions, please see the attached job description.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Must be at least 18 years of age
Speech-Language Pathology Paraprofessional license as set forth by the State of Oregon Board of Examiners for Speech-Language and Audiology
Recent successful experience and training working with students with developmental disabilities
Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a collaborative multidisciplinary team
Demonstrated ability to develop and utilize complex scheduling and time management techniques in the daily implementation of therapy in a number of different settings throughout the community
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 Until Filled
Commences: As soon as pre-employment requirements are met
Starting Salary: $23.02/hour (Range 17) 
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.