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Autism Spectrum Disorder Consultant

Organization: 
Southern Oregon Education Service District

The Autism Program at Southern Oregon Education Service District (SOESD) brings consultation, coaching, ASD assessments, and technical assistance to educators, professionals and families, who support students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) from birth-to-21. We work in partnership with school districts, early intervention/early childhood special education agencies, local health care and community agencies. Our team of 1 licensed ASD Specialist, 2 BCBAs, 6 ASD Consultants, and 1 ASD Assistants train, coach and support educational staff in districts, as well as parents and childcare providers, with an emphasis upon building capacity. The services we provide include:

• Offer technical assistance and a broad array of professional development opportunities to school districts, early intervention providers, parents, community and other parent partner organizations
• Provide training and coaching to para educators, teachers, specialists, parents and other educational staff at the request of school districts 
• Select and implement Evidence-Based Practices, based upon individualized student assessments
• Assist with Functional Behavioral Assessments and Behavior Intervention Plans 
• Teach the expanded core curriculum (ECC) including social skills, functional communication, organization, self-advocacy, adaptive/life skills, etc. 
• Assist in developing Individualized Education Plans (IEP) and Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSP), including goal planning, accommodations and modifications to ensure access to instruction 
• Conduct school-age ASD assessments 
• Conduct birth to age-5 ASD assessments in a collaborative Educational-Medical evaluation model in partnership with a local developmental pediatrician and the Jackson County EI/ECSE program (Speech and Language Pathologist
• Build partnerships through the Oregon Department of Education’s Regional Inclusive Services Program, state-level Professional Learning Community (PLC) meetings and local community and social service events 
• Host a library of books, curricula, assessment tools and instructional materials available for check-out by districts.

 Our services are constantly evolving based upon the latest research and the changing needs of children, families, classrooms and schools.

Autism Spectrum Disorder Consultant

POSITION GOAL:              Provide technical assistance in the area of autism spectrum disorders to local districts, Early Intervention providers, and other related agencies.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:                      
1.         Act as regional autism services referral point for assigned geographical area.
2.         Participate in multidisciplinary team assessment.
             A.        Conduct parent interview and student observations, screening, an assessment as appropriate.
             B.        Assist in location and use of appropriate assessment instruments.
            C.        Assist district with sharing of assessment results with parents.
            D.        Pursue other assessments at request of districts.
3.         Participate in IFSP/ IEP implementation:
             A.        Assist in location and use of appropriate assessment instruments
             B.        Conduct assessments as appropriate.
             C.        Participate in development of goals and objective.
             D.        Assist in placement decisions.
             E.         Provide evaluation and monitoring as appropriate.
             F.         Assist in program development and implementation to ensure generalization of skills across people, places, events, and time.
             G.        Assist in program development and implementation that provides for transition across programs and service providers.
4.         Act as liaison between school staff, family (care providers), community, and other service agencies.
5.         Assist in development and implementation of programs designed to modify the student’s behavior and improve student communication and language
            ability and improve student performance in regular programs with curriculum modification.
6.         Assist in identification of inservice needs for school personnel, family, and community.
7.         Provide inservice training to school personnel, family, and community.
8.         Assist and participate in review and monitoring of services.
9.         Assist and participate in training to increase knowledge and improve ability to fulfill responsibilities of teacher of students with autism.
10.       Perform physical requirements unaided or with the assistance of reasonable accommodation.

MINIMUM PREREQUISITES:             
1.         TSPC licensure or ODE authorization.
2.         Must meet professional competencies required by the Oregon Department of Education.
3.         Successful experience providing comprehensive evaluations and data based interventions to students with autism spectrum disorders.

LENGTH OF POSITION: 190 days (academic year)
SALARY: Per licensed collective bargaining agreement.  The 2022-2023 salary schedule will be published after bargaining with the SOESDEA has concluded. 
SUPERVISOR: Program Administrator

SOESD Benefits (For .50 FTE and Over):  
Southern Oregon ESD contributes up to 2003.00 per month (family coverage) for health, dental and vision insurance premiums for qualified employees.   
Employer-paid PERS (Public Employee Retirement System), including additional 6% individual investment account with PERS.
9 paid holidays 
A generous sick, vacation and discretionary (personal) leave packet is also provided to qualified employees.  

Health Insurance:  
OEBB MODA  
Includes medical, dental, vision & prescription insurance  
Monthly premium deducted pre-tax  

Options:  
Health Savings Accounts  
Flexible Spending Accounts – medical, day-care expenses 
Optional Coverage for Additional Life, AD&D, Short Term Disability Insurance through Aflac or American Fidelity 
403(b) through Carruth Compliance Consulting  
Mercy Flights Membership  

Note: This is not necessarily an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, functions or working conditions associated with the job.  This job description is not a contract of employment or a promise or guarantee of any specific terms or conditions of employment.  The school district may add to, modify or delete any aspect of this job (or the position itself) at any time as it deems advisable. 
 
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY  
SOESD is an equal opportunity employer that complies with applicable employment discrimination laws, including ORS Ch. 659, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.  

If interested, please apply directly on our website: https://www.soesd.k12.or.us/jobssoesd/