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Teacher - Life Enrichment Education Program - Clackamas County

Oregon City High School
Closing date: 
Friday, March 8, 2024

Teacher, Life Enrichment Education Program (LEEP) 
Location: Oregon City High School. Assignment to be finalized based on program/student need.
Schedule: 8 hours per day / 5 days per week / 190- day Instructional Calendar

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 at to discuss your application.

Find your "why" with Clackamas ESD
At Clackamas Education Service District, our mission is to lead, serve and innovate for learning. Clackamas ESD provides services in early learning, special education, technology and teacher/staff support to Clackamas County school districts. We ensure students and families in all of our communities — big and small — have access to equitable education services. Learn more here:

About the program:
The Life Enrichment Education Program (LEEP) provides specially designed instruction and related services for eligible Clackamas County students ages 5-21 years. Students attend self-contained classrooms in schools located throughout the county. The curriculum focuses on personal management, communication, practical living skills, vocational skills, leisure and recreation activities, and social skills. Based on the individual needs of each student, the ESD offers speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, adaptive PE, and nursing support. LEEP also provides an extended school year program in the summer for students who would regress because of a lengthy educational recess.

About this position:
The Teacher, in cooperation with related services staff, designs and implements a specially designed instructional program for students whose primary disability is intellectual disability existing concurrently with high intensity support needs. The Teacher is responsible for instruction and students' personal management in all areas identified on each student's IEP. The Teacher is responsible for the coordination of child study team activities, facilitation of an interdisciplinary delivery of services, providing for parental involvement, and participating as a member of the local building faculty.

Essential functions:

Assesses students' skills in relevant areas of instruction and adaptive behavior including communication, self-care, social skills, community use, functional academics, leisure, and work
Identifies students' individual needs and leads the child study team in the development of individual education plans
Designs and implements classroom instructional programs based on the students' IEPs, physical, behavioral, medical support needs, chronological age and mode of communication
Designs and implements age appropriate community based instruction including leisure/recreation, mobility training, and accessing typical community services such as shopping
Develops and implements specially designed behavior intervention plans for students who are experiencing significant behavioral challenges
Elicits input from related services staff (OT, PT, Communication, Nursing) or other outside consultants and works closely with parents in the program design
Utilizes the human rights review strategies and crisis interventions techniques including, when necessary, planning for the use of safe restraint
Coordinates, schedules and implements therapy designed by the related services staff including speech and language, physical therapy, occupational therapy, adaptive physical education, and others as identified on the students' IEPs
Participates in the development of medical protocols with designated medical staff including, where appropriate, RN, LPN, MD, and ensures the performance of delegated nursing services consistent with each student's individual needs
Provides for students' personal care needs including activities such as feeding, toileting and physical positional changes
Confers frequently with parents and professional staff regarding student progress and/or unique concerns
Monitors and records student progress
Maintains accurate and complete records as required by law, ESD policy, and administrative regulation
Works cooperatively with classroom teachers to identify instructional opportunities in the regular classroom, determines the level of support needed for each student to be successful, designs and implements a schedule of instructional activities in integrated settings for each student as appropriate
Works cooperatively with local building administration and staff, fulfilling responsibilities as a member of the school faculty
Completes three-year re-evaluations in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team for special education eligibility in compliance with state and federal regulations
Provides for the daily supervision of classroom educational assistants including training, assignment of tasks, and completion of required observations.
Minimum qualifications:

Current Oregon teaching license with appropriate special education endorsement and authorization
Recent successful experience teaching students whose primary disability is intellectual disability
Knowledge and experience teaching students with low incidence disabilities including intellectual disability and autism
Knowledge of alternative communication modes including rudimentary level of American Sign Language and augmentative communication
Familiarity with the adaptive equipment and technology frequently utilized as a part of the instructional program for students with significant mental and physical disabilities
Recent successful experience working in a public school
Ability to develop and utilize complex scheduling and time management techniques in the daily operation of the instructional program
Ability to compose and produce concise professional documents
Ability to supervise two or more educational assistants
Skilled at working with support staff and consultants as resources for planning and delivery of specially designed programs
Working knowledge of Individuals with Disabilities Act regulations and procedures
Ability to acquire and maintain a valid first aid and CPR card
Written and oral communication skills sufficient to perform essential functions
Physical and mental attributes required to perform essential functions
Ability to acquire and maintain OIS behavioral intervention certification
Salary: Salary based on experience. See the 2023-24 Licensed Salary Schedule.


Full medical, dental, and vision insurance with generous district-paid contribution (most employees pay $0 out of pocket to maintain health insurance coverage)
Retirement through the Oregon Public Retirement System (PERS) includes pension and individual account program
Paid time off, including paid holidays, sick leave, and other personal leave
Opportunities to grow with us with generous professional development expense reimbursements
Read more about our benefits here
Retirement plan contributions:
Clackamas ESD employees working 600 or more hours in a calendar year are eligible for the Oregon Public Employee Retirement, or PERS. There are two components to PERS, including the pension, which is primarily funded by CESD and The Individual Account Program, or IAP, which is funded by a six-percent deduction from your paycheck. If you are new to PERS, your PERS deduction will begin automatically after a six-month waiting period.

Recruitment timeline: 

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis
Interviewing will be ongoing throughout the posting window

How to apply:
Submit your application at Applications for this position must be submitted by 11:59 PM on the listed closing date and must include: 

Cover Letter
Completed application form
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.