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Early Intervention / Early Childhood Special Education Evaluator

University of Oregon

Early Intervention / Early Childhood Special Education Evaluator

Job no: 529529
Work type: Faculty - Career
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Child Development, Education

Department: Early Childhood CARES
Rank: Assistant Professor, Clinical
Annual Basis: 9 Month
Review of Applications Begins
Application review begins June 3, 2022; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
In addition to your online application, please include the following:
1.) A current resume
2.) A cover letter that clearly articulates how your knowledge and experience make you an ideal candidates for this positions and how you meet the minimum and if applicable, preferred qualifications for this position.
Department Summary
Early Childhood CARES provides early intervention and early childhood special education services to infants, toddlers, and preschool children in Lane County. Over 1600 children who have developmental delays or disabilities are served each year.

Early Childhood CARES services include parent consultation, parent-toddler groups, specialized preschools, consultation to children in community preschools or childcare, and speech, physical or occupational therapy.

Staff who work for Early Childhood CARES have teaching licenses or state authorization to teach young children. They are specialists in early intervention/early childhood special education, speech therapy, physical therapy, autism, and behavior.

Early Childhood CARES is funded by the Oregon Department of Education with state and federal dollars.
Position Summary
Early Childhood CARES is looking to hire up to 3 Early Intervention / Early Childhood Special Education Evaluators.

The Evaluator for Early Intervention/ Early Childhood Special Education evaluates children from birth to five years old with standardized assessments and criterion-referenced assessments to determine eligibility for early intervention, early childhood special education, or autism spectrum disorder. These evaluations can occur in a clinic setting as well as in the natural environments of the home, preschool, or childcare settings. The evaluator establishes eligibility for early intervention and early childhood special education that is compliant with state and federal laws. In addition, the evaluator writes evaluation reports and completes Individual Family Service Plans (IFSPs) with short-term objectives and long-term goals that reflect the needs of the child and family. The evaluator may also provide guidance and training to staff about current and best practices in evaluations. At times the evaluator may provide direct service and/or educational consultation to parents and preschools as needed and may act as a service coordinator for children from birth to five years of age.

EI/ECSE Evaluator faculty positions are non-tenure-track, nine-month, renewable positions. Appointments are renewable annually and the appointment level varies based on caseload (some positions maybe be hourly). Positions include a six-week summer appointment, mirroring the calendar of Lane County School District.

This position involves working in homes, preschools, and clinic situations.
Minimum Requirements

• Master's degree in Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education, Special Education, Speech Language Pathology, or related field.

• TSPC licensure required or EI/ECSE Specialist Authorization from the Oregon Department of Education within one year of employment. For SLPs - American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP) and Oregon Board of Examiners Speech-Language Pathology License.

• Experience conducting standardized and functional assessments of preschool-age children (birth to 5 years).

• Experience with preschool-age children (birth to five years) with a range of special needs.

Employees must be able to travel to locations throughout Lane County that are not serviced by public transportation. This position also requires enrollment in the Central Background Registry.
Professional Competencies

• Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with diverse students, staff, and community populations.

• Ability to interact effectively with children and their family members while providing instruction, including bending, kneeling, or sitting at child-size tables and chairs.

• Ability to problem solve with parents and staff and work effectively with challenging child or family situations.

• Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
Preferred Qualifications

• Bilingual/bi-cultural individuals are strongly preferred.

• Experience evaluating/teaching children with autism, challenging behaviors, and/or multiple disabilities.

• Experience with assessing and monitoring child development with children birth to five years.

• Experience in developing and monitoring Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSPs).

• Experience in providing instruction, consultation, and support to community programs to assist the integration of children with special needs into their programs.

• Experience providing instruction and consultation to parents of children with special needs, including making home visits.

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