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Early Intervention Teaching Associate #1155

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Southern Oregon Education Serv

Southern Oregon Education Service District (SOESD) Early Childhood Services (ECS), a widely recognized early childhood special education program committed to inclusion, family partnership, and developmentally appropriate practices, invites applications for a Teaching Associate at the Gilbert Creek Child Development Center in Grants Pass.

The Early Intervention Teaching Associate is responsible for performing tasks that support the work of qualified Early Intervention Specialists who are performing programmatic assessments, developing Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSPs), and consulting with families, program and outside agency staff regarding the implementation of IFSPs. Daily direction of teaching assistants may be performed in this position, and the Teaching Associate will provide direct support for children with a variety of developmental delays or disabilities. Criminal background check required.

ECS has been designated a 5 star program through Spark, Oregon's quality rating and improvement system. Our transdisciplinary team of 25 dedicated teachers, assistants, family consultants, therapists, evaluators, office professionals and AmeriCorps members are focused on authentic and supportive relationships, professional growth through coaching and mentoring, and maintaining a “family feel” to our work place. We are intentional in our implementation of a tiered approach for developing children's early language, literacy, and social emotional skills, and have designed a variety of environments and experiences to address the unique and varied learning needs of the children we serve.

POSITION GOAL:
The Early Intervention Teaching Associate performs a variety of paraprofessional and professional duties and assignments in delivering early intervention services to young children with delays and acts as the classroom teacher in consultation with the Early Intervention Specialist.

LEVEL OF RESPONSIBILITY/SUPERVISION:
The Early Intervention Teaching Associate is responsible for performing tasks that support the work of qualified Early Intervention Specialists who are performing programmatic assessments, developing Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSPs), and consulting with families, program and outside agency staff regarding the implementation of IFSPs. Daily direction of teaching assistants may be performed in this position.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
(Positions may consist of some or all of the following duties.)
1. In conjunction with the EI Specialist, design classroom environment and activities to address the developmental and learning needs of a group of children.
2. Plan and implement individual and group classroom based activities to encourage development in the areas of communication, cognitive, self-help, social, and motor skills.
3. In conjunction with the EI Specialist and the child's treatment team, develop and implement an IFSP targeting child specific objectives.
4. Monitor the progress of children receiving services and consult with the EI Specialist, therapists, or other specialists regarding needed plan modifications.
5. Maintain and update reports, records, and charts in accordance with ESD policy and state law.
6. Complete programmatic assessment tool with the guidance/supervision of the EI Specialist.
7. Schedule IFSP/transition meetings.
8. Communicate with families about their children’s adjustment, interactions, and behavior.
9. Conduct developmental screenings and provide referral information to the evaluation team.
10. Complete developmental assessment of typically developing children.
11. Attend trainings as required.
12. Comply with EI/ECSE and ESD rules and policies.
13. Perform physical requirements unaided or with the assistance of reasonable accommodation.
14. Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM PREREQUISITES:
1. Bachelor's degree in special education or early childhood education and one year experience
working with young children with delays, or any satisfactory combination of experience and
training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and ability to perform the above described
duties. Candidates without a Bachelors degree may be asked to demonstrate competency
through successful completion of either a) Child Development Associate Certificate or b)
Professional Development Registry at Level 3 or higher in combination with at least three
years experience working with young children.
2. Some knowledge of laws regarding parent rights, confidentiality, professional ethics, Oregon
Administrative Rules for Early Intervention, and IDEA.
3. Extensive knowledge of classroom and individual behavior management techniques,
language strategies, and developmentally appropriate practices.
4. Sign language skills helpful.
5. Understand and follow oral and written instructions; provide daily direction and feedback
effectively to classroom staff; establish and maintain effective working relationships with
other employees, treatment team members, families, and the public; develop nurturing and
supportive relationships with children; exercise initiative and judgment in completing tasks
and responsibilities; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; maintain records
and prepare accurate reports; recognize changing needs of children and react appropriately.
6. Operation of computers or other augmentative communication devices, wheelchairs, or other
positioning equipment.
7. Must obtain First Aid and CPR certification within sixty (60) days of employment.
8. Possession of a valid Oregon Driver's License and a safe driving record.
9. Pass a background check and maintain enrollment in the Child Care Division Criminal
History registry.

LENGTH OF POSITION: 190 days
SALARY: Per Collective Bargaining Agreement
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Supervisor of Early Intervention Services

The following physical requirements are essential functions of the Early Intervention Teaching
Associate:
1. Stand/Walk: ...............................None XX1-4 Hrs/Day 4-6 Hrs/Day 6-8 Hrs/Day
2. Sit: ...........................................None XX1-4 Hrs/Day XX4-6 Hrs/Day 6-8 Hrs/Day
3. Drive: ........................................None 1-4 Hrs/Day 4-6 Hrs/Day 6-8 Hrs/Day

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4. Bending: ....................................XXFrequently Occasionally Limited Not At All
5. Squat: .......................................XXFrequently Occasionally Limited Not At All
6. Climb Stairs: ..............................XXFrequently Occasionally Limited Not At All
7. Single Grasping: .........................XXFrequently Occasionally Limited Not At All
8. Pushing: ....................................XXFrequently Occasionally Limited Not At All
9. Pulling: ......................................XXFrequently Occasionally Limited Not At All
10. Fine Manipulation: ..................XXFrequently Occasionally Limited Not At All
11. Repetitive Foot Controls: .............Frequently Occasionally Limited XXNot At All
12. Lifting (less than 25 lbs): ............ Frequently XXOccasionally Limited Not At All
13. Lifting (25-50 lbs): .......................Frequently XXOccasionally Limited Not At All
15. Lifting (75-100 lbs): .....................Frequently Occasionally Limited XXNot At All

If interested in seeking employment at Southern Oregon ESD, please apply directly by visiting our website at http://www.soesd.k12.or.us/jobssoesd/ openings and look for posting # 1155.
Here you will find a complete job description, requirements and application. To be considered for this position, a formal application must be submitted through our website. The SOESD is an equal opportunity employer. SOESD provides a competitive salary and benefit package.