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INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT II – EARLY INTERVENTION/EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION (EI/ECSE)

Organization: 
Linn Benton Lincoln ESD

.6851 FTE 7.5 hours per day on a 190 day work calendar
Location: Newport and Lincoln City
Competitive prorated salary and benefits package.

Exciting position working with children and their families in an early learning setting. Join this collaborative team of teaching staff to provide developmentally appropriate instruction to preschools with special needs.

Application process:

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

A complete application consists of

Complete online Application through TalentEd
Resume
Cover letter
3 current letters of recommendation
Copy of Transcripts (Successful candidates will be required to provide official transcripts before completion of the hiring process), if applicable
Copy of License, if applicable

TITLE

INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT II – EARLY INTERVENTION/EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION (EI/ECSE)

QUALIFICATIONS

1. At least 18 years of age.
2. High School Diploma or equivalent.
3. Relevant college level course work preferred.
4. Three years experience working with children in paid or volunteer capacity.
5. Working knowledge of developmental and physical disabilities in children.
6. Experience working as a member of a teaching team.
7. Effective oral and written communication skills.
8. Working knowledge of computer programs including word processing and data bases.
9. Valid Oregon Driver’s License and available transportation.
10. Meet requirements of finger-print-based criminal history record verification.
11. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the LBL Board of Directors/Superintendent may find appropriate and acceptable

REPORTS TO

Early Intervention / Early Childhood Special Education Program Administrator

JOB GOAL

Support teachers and related professionals in providing a safe and effective classroom environment and in implementing each child’s “Individualized Family Service Plan.”

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. Carry-out specialist’s plans for instruction during individual and small group activities.
2. Carry-out specialist’s plans for children in community preschool settings.
3. Assist in implementation of behavior programs.
4. Assist in lifting physically disabled children.
5. Work with children to improve eating, dressing, hygiene and toileting skills.
6. Stimulate language through receptive and expressive language programs, and/or augmentative communication strategies.
7. Facilitate peer interaction.
8. Keep data as required by the specialist.
9. Keep teaching materials and other equipment in order.
10. Prepare bulletin boards, room decorations and other materials as requested.
11. Keep attendance records.
12. Follow nursing/feeding protocols as trained, which may include administering medication and recording seizure activity.
13. Assist with playground and bus duty.
14. Complete data entry, typing and filing as requested by the specialist.
15. Assist in Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) paperwork preparation and completion.
16. Maintain regular attendance at work. Be punctual in meeting deadlines, attending meetings and following schedules.
17. Work well within a team. Promote good staff morale and put team needs above individual needs.
18. Collaborate with others to complete tasks and solve problems in a positive manner
19. Communicate effectively in a courteous, tactful and professional manner.

Other Functions:

1. Participate in in-service training and professional growth opportunities as assigned.
2. Maintain confidentiality at all times.
3. Demonstrate a commitment to promoting equity and diversity.
4. Maintain professional dress standards.
5. Perform other duties as assigned.

WORKING CONDITIONS

1. Strength and agility to assist children with special needs.
2. Ability to lift and carry up to 40 pounds.
3. Must be able to kneel, crouch, sit on the floor and on child sized furniture while working with children.
4. Ability to provide own transportation to school, preschools, community settings, as deemed necessary.
5. Must be able to work on the floor and return to a standing position repeatedly.
6. Ability to use a computer for word processing and data entry.

Salary and Benefit Information

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 Classified 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
Cell Phone/Data Stipend
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
Sick Leave

Up to 96 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
Doctor Appointment Leave

Up to 3 hours per month
Professional Development Opportunities

LBLESD hosts a variety of training classes
First Aid/CPR classes offered onsite
Includes workshops and conferences
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) if required
Copy of License * if required
*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.