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Early Childhood Education Specialist

Northwest Regional Education Service District, Beaverton, Oregon

Job - Education

Close Date: 12/31/2019

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Location: Beaverton Early Childhood Center
Bargaining Unit: NWEA
Salary: Per negotiated agreement, Licensed Salary Schedule
Start Date: August 27, 2019
Job post closing date: August 21, 2019

NW REGIONAL ESD'S MISSION STATEMENT: In partnership with the communities we serve, Northwest Regional ESD improves student learning by providing equitable access to high quality services and support.

General Description:
To provide educational programs and/or consultation to parents and community pre-schools to meet the individual needs of children with disabilities and/or special needs, from birth to five years of age.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Current Oregon Teaching License in early childhood, elementary, special education, or related field.
• Previous experience working with children with special needs.
• Current driver's license.
Operate on a highly varied schedule to plan and organize various activities to teach children with special needs, counsel parents, assess progress, and maintain required records. These activities include teaching in self-contained classrooms, home visits, family counseling, parent education, multi-disciplinary team meetings, curriculum development, the preparation of Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSPs), and assessment of progress and program effectiveness.

Essential Functions: Include the following. Performs some or all of the following tasks. Other Duties may be assigned.
1. Assess children for cognitive, personal-social and adaptive development. Work with transdisciplinary team, including the family, in development and implementation of IFSPs. Assess progress.
2. Provide appropriate environment to establish and reinforce developmentally appropriate curriculum to promote learning in all areas of development, e.g. cognitive, social, play, language, gross motor, fine motor, self help, and behavior. This is accomplished through baby groups, toddler groups, pre-school self-contained classes and language groups.
3. Provide consultation, education, and support to parents through home visits, day care visits, and community pre-schools for needs of children with special needs. Occasionally provide inservice to building staff and students.
4. Case management duties include: reviewing child's eligibility for the program, preparing team reports, development and preparation of IFSP goals and documents, maintenance of required records and working files, including physician's statements, and assessment of student progress. As appropriate, refer families to community resources.
5. Provide direction to educational assistants.

Equal Opportunity Employer

NWRESD recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals and groups. It is the policy of NWRESD that there will be no discrimination or harassment of individuals or groups based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, marital status, age, veterans status, genetic information or disability in any educational programs, activities, or employment.

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 the Chief Human Resources Officer at 503-614-1407 for additional information or assistance. Speech/Hearing impaired persons may contact the district for assistance through the Oregon telecommunications Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.

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