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EI/ECSE Specialist West Lane Program Lead

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Work type: Faculty - Career
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Child Development

Department: Early Childhood CARES
Rank: Assistant Professor, Clinical
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Review of Applications Begins
November 25, 2019; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
To ensure consideration, please upload the following with your online application:

1. Current resume
2. Cover letter detailing experience and interest in the position

Department Summary
Early Childhood CARES provides early intervention and early childhood special education services to infants, toddlers and preschool children in Lane County. Early Childhood CARES is the early intervention/early childhood special education program for young children with delays and disabilities in Lane County and is an outreach program in the College of Education. Over 1,600 children who have developmental delays or disabilities are served each year.

Early Childhood CARES services include parent consultation, parent-toddler groups, specialized preschools, consultation to children in community preschools or child care, and speech, physical or occupational therapy.

Staff who work for Early Childhood CARES have teaching licenses or state authorization to teach young children. They are specialists in early intervention/early childhood special education, speech therapy, physical therapy, autism, and behavior.

Early Childhood CARES is funded by the Oregon Department of Education with state and federal dollars.

Position Summary
The Early Childhood CARES EI/ECSE Specialist Western Lane Program Lead provides services to the birth to five-year-old eligible children and their families in Western Lane County. This position also provides program management of facilities, staffing, day-to-day functioning of the program, coordination of community connections and collaboration and child find activities in the area. This position supervises the classroom classified staff who work in the Western Lane program (Florence).

The EI/ECSE Specialist Western Lane Program Lead requires high level clinical problem solving and communication skills. This position reports to the Early Childhood CARES Program Coordinator responsible for Western Lane county region.

Position includes six weeks of work in the summer, mirroring the calendar of Lane County School Districts.

Employee must be able to travel to locations throughout Lane County that are not serviced by public transportation

This position also requires enrollment in the Central Background Registry.

Minimum Requirements
• Master's degree in Early Childhood Special Education or a related degree.
• TSPC licensure or eligibility for EI/ECSE authorization.
• Experience teaching preschool-age children (birth to five years) with a range of special needs.

Professional Competencies
• Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with diverse students, staff, and community populations.
• Ability to interact effectively with children while providing instruction, including bending, kneeling or sitting at child size tables and chairs.

Preferred Qualifications
• Bilingual/bi-cultural individuals strongly preferred.
• Experience teaching children with autism, challenging behaviors, and/or multiple disabilities.
• Experience with infants.
• Experience in providing instruction, consultation, and support to community programs to assist the integration of children with special needs into their programs.
• Experience in developing and monitoring Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSPs).
• Experience with assessing and monitoring child development with children birth to five years.
• Experience providing instruction and consultation to parents of children with special needs, including making home visits.
• Experience with developing and implementing behavior management strategies that are age appropriate and effective.
• Experience with a variety of instructional methodologies.
• Experience training and supervising staff.
• Experience with setting up and managing toddler and/or preschool classrooms.


The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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