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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Consultant - Cascade Regional Program

Organization: 
Linn Benton Lincoln ESD

1.0 FTE on a 190 day work calendar for the 19-20 School Year
Location: TBD
Competitive Salary and Benefits Package

TITLE

AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER (ASD) CONSULTANT – CASCADE REGIONAL PROGRAM

QUALIFICATIONS

1. Master’s Degree in Special Education or equivalent
2. Valid Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) teaching license with Special Education: Generalist is required with ability to work with children birth to 21 years.
3. At least five years of demonstrated successful experience teaching children with disabilities.
4. Academic or professional training establishing an in-depth knowledge of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), current strategies and best instructional practices.
5. Effective oral and written communication skills.
6. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the LBL Board of Directors/Superintendent may find appropriate and acceptable.

REPORTS TO

Cascade Regional Program Administrator

JOB GOAL

To support children with autism spectrum disorders in their educational settings by
providing coaching and consultation in evidence-based interventions,
modeling effective instructional strategies,
providing training for classroom teachers and other educators,
providing appropriate evaluations to determine educational impact as assigned.

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. Assist the education team in the development of appropriate goals, objectives, modifications, adaptations, strategies, services and placements.
2. Communicate clearly and relate effectively with children, families, school staff, colleagues and others.
3. Consult with school district and LBL staff members to provide communication, behavioral, classroom, visual, environmental and social supports.
4. Provide specialized information, in-service training, technical assistance and follow-up to staff and families.
5. Provide current information to staff and families regarding best practices for educating children with autism spectrum disorders, including positive behavioral supports for school, home, and community settings.
6. Facilitate access to local, state and national resources to meet child, family or staff needs.
7. Complete functional assessments, behavior plans and crisis protocols as necessary
8. As assigned, evaluate children to determine eligibility in the area of autism spectrum disorders.
9. As assigned, prepare reports for eligibility evaluations, services, Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSPs), and transition according to program procedures or as directed.
10. As assigned, partner with district or Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education (EI/ECSE) staff to provide in-home consultation or service in preschool settings.
11. Maintain regular attendance at work. Be punctual in meeting deadlines, attending meetings and following schedules.
12. Work well within a team. Promote good staff morale and put team needs above individual needs.
13. Collaborate with others to complete tasks and solve problems in a positive manner.
14. Communicate effectively in a courteous, tactful and professional manner.

Other Functions:

1. Participate as member of the education team.
2. Order supplies, manage inventory and provide for maintenance of equipment.
3. Manage multiple priorities, timelines and paperwork.
4. Maintain confidentiality at all times.
5. Demonstrate a commitment to promoting equity and diversity.
6. Maintain professional dress standards.
7. Perform other duties as assigned.

WORKING CONDITIONS

1. Ability to work in a variety of settings including classrooms, school buildings, student homes and office environments in three county regions.
2. Ability to speak to large groups in an in-service format.
3. Ability to provide own transportation to schools, preschools, family homes and agencies in region, as deemed necessary.
4. Ability to stay overnight when providing services to assigned geographic locations in region.
5. Ability to sit for extended periods of time in vehicle and at desk.
6. Ability to use computer for extended periods of time to write reports and to complete logs, schedules and paperwork.
7. Ability to occasionally bend, squat, twist, and sit on the floor.
8. Ability to lift, carry or transport up to 25 pounds.

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

Doctor's Appointment Leave

Up to 3 hours per month

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

Application process

Applications are available at http://www.lblesd.k12.or.us/employment

A complete application consists of

Online Application
Resume
Cover letter
Minimum of two 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*

*If you are in the process of receiving your license, please note on the application

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.