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Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Specialist

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HIGH DESERT EDUCATION SERVICE DISTRICT

High Desert ESD celebrates all cultures and languages and is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive considerations for employment without regards to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Specialist - 2 positions
40 hrs/week, Mon-Fri, 8a-4p, 189 days per year
One position located in Bend, one split between Bend and Redmond
Benefits include family insurance package, sick leave, paid holidays, generous tuition reimbursement program.

DEFINITION
The Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education (EI/ECSE) Specialist trains and oversees the EI/ECSE instructional staff and operational functions of the EI/ECSE program and services.

QUALIFICATIONS
Must have a Master’s Degree or equivalent hours in Special Education, Early Childhood Education, and/or a related area. The Specialist must possess a valid Oregon Teacher’s license with Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education, ECE endorsement or a related field as well as completion of EI/ECSE competency certificate issued by Oregon Department of Education. This position requires experience in Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education (EI/ECSE) and training/experience in assessing/diagnosing early childhood handicapping conditions. A demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with others is required. Prior experience in program design, supervision, and staff training is desirable. Teaching/supervisor experience in infant and/or preschool programs is required. A successful background in special education activities, including working with children with various disabilities is preferred. The ability to perform significant reaching, bending, stooping, crouching and lifting 35 pounds is expected. Must have access to reliable transportation, and consistent attendance is required. Applicants must have successful experience in working with culturally diverse families and communities, and/or have otherwise demonstrated a commitment to equity and strengthening engagement of a diverse community and skill in communicating with a diverse population.

Application information available on the HDESD website employment page:
http://www.hdesd.org/departments/human-resources/employment/