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Early Childhood Assistant

Apply now Job no: 525641
Work type: Classified Staff
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Child Development, Education

Department: Ed Early Childhood CARES
Classification: Early Childhood Assistant
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $13.73 - $18.66 per hour; position is eligible for 10% special education differential.
FTE: 0.75

Early Childhood CARES is seeking to hire up to 10 Early Childhood Assistants

Review of Applications Begins
Position closes September 22, 2020

Special Instructions to Applicants
To ensure consideration, complete online applications must include a current resume and answers to the following 2 supplemental questions.

1. Describe your experience and/or training in assisting with planning, preparing and implementing curriculum for preschool aged children. Indicate the ages of children served and the type of child care setting.

2. Describe your experience working with children with special needs, including Autism Spectrum Disorder. Please explain how you assisted children to meet individual educational goals. Indicate if this experience was adapting activities, materials and/or equipment or if it was providing one-on-one instruction.

Department Summary
The Early Childhood CARES program is a department within the College of Education. Early Childhood CARES stands for Early Childhood Coordination Agency for Referrals, Evaluations, and Services. Early Childhood CARES provides Early Intervention (EI) and Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) services to infants, toddlers, and preschool children in Lane County with developmental delays and disabilities. Early Childhood CARES is funded by the Oregon Department of Education and is one of nine programs in Oregon delivering EI/ECSE services across the state.

Position Summary
The purpose of this position is to assist Early Childhood CARES Specialists in preparing and using appropriate curriculum to promote growth and learning in all developmental areas for children receiving EI/ECSE services. The Assistant will help implement individualized goals and objectives and facilitate integration into community preschools. The Assistant may observe and record specific behavioral data as well as targeted goals and objectives, and communicate with program staff, consultants, related service providers, and parents.
This position reports to the Early Childhood CARES Program Coordinator.
The Assistant will be working with children birth to school age with disabilities.

Physical demands
Frequent lifting of children.
Sitting on the floor for extended periods of time.
Bending down to a child's level often, following safety measures in bending and lifting.
Performing care-giving activities for children if needed; diapering, toileting, feeding, and arrival/departure routines.

Work Conditions
Frequent exposure to childhood illnesses.

Minimum Requirements
• Twenty semester hours (thirty quarter hours) of college courses in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or Special Education; OR
• a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential; OR
• one year of full-time experience in a certified day care center or comparable child care program.

Special Requirements
Position is subject to background check, including criminal record check and fingerprinting.
Current enrollment in the Oregon Employment Department Child Care Division Central Background Registry is required for employment.

Professional Competencies
• Knowledge and understanding of a variety of strategies (e.g. activity based instruction, positive behavior supports, discrete trial) to implement appropriate interventions within classroom activities and daily routines with guidance and direction from a supervisor
• Ability to work cooperatively as part of a team
• Excellent communication skills; ability to communicate effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures
• Ability to respect and maintain confidentiality; comply with HIPAA and FERPA privacy and security rules

Preferred Qualifications
• Training or experience working with children with developmental disabilities

FLSA Exempt: No


All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union. 

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.

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