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Early Childhood Associate Teacher

Apply now Job no: 527833
Work type: Classified Staff
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Child Development, Education

Department: Early Childhood CARES
Classification: Early Childhood Asso Teacher
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $15.81 to $23.49 per hour plus 10% Special Ed Differential ($17.39 - $25.84)
FTE: 1.0

4 positions available.

Review of Applications Begins
Position closes August 3, 2021.

Special Instructions to Applicants
To ensure consideration, complete online applications must include a current resume and answers to the following supplemental questions.
1. Describe your education, training, and/or experience that has prepared you to assist with the development and implementation of appropriate curriculum for preschool children with disabilities
2. Describe experience you have had training staff and independently managing a classroom
3. Describe your experience observing and recording specific data on children's development
4. Describe experience that demonstrates your ability to communicate effectively with co-workers, children and parents from diverse cultures

Department Summary
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 services include parent consultation, parent-toddler groups, specialized preschools, community preschool consultation, speech and language therapy, physical therapy, and occupational therapy.

Early Childhood CARES is funded by the Oregon Department of Education with state and federal funds and is one of nine programs delivering EI/ECSE services across the state.

Position Summary
The purpose of this position is to provide on-site responsibility for the daily routines in a preschool classroom. The position is located in a facility that includes children having cognitive, social, self-help, communication and/or physical disabilities and they require the willingness to work in the environment associated with the position's location and purpose.

The Associate Teacher will work with children to promote growth and learning and will play an important role integrating children into classroom activities, including preparing and developing activities and materials to help children meet their individual IFSP goals and objectives. The Associate Teacher will interact with children and parents and communicate with program staff, consultants and related service providers. The Associate Teacher will oversee teaching assistants and maintain the safety and continuity of the preschool program.

The position will report to the Early Childhood CARES Classroom Program Coordinator.

Special working conditions and physical demands:
• Frequent exposure to childhood illnesses
• Frequent lifting of children, must be able to lift 50 pounds
• Regularly sitting on floor for extended periods of time and bending down to child's level
• Work environment is in education facility, preschool, or child development center

Special Requirement:
Position is subject to background check, including criminal record check and fingerprinting.
Current enrollment in the Oregon Early Learning Division Central Background Registry is required for employment.

Minimum Requirements
•Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development from a recognized program
•Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential
• A minimum of 20 semester hours (30 quarter hours) of college courses in Early Childhood Education or Child Development; AND one year experience in a certified day care center or comparable group child care program
• Two years of experience, including at least one year as a teacher, in a certified day care center or comparable group child care program

Professional Competencies
• Ability to work collaboratively with community preschool teaching partners
• Ability to work harmoniously with toddler and preschool-aged children with a variety of developmental delays and disabilities
• Ability to explain and present ideas, orally and in writing, to others in a clear manner
• Ability to communicate effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures
• Ability to perform basic record keeping tasks

Preferred Qualifications
• Basic knowledge of specialized education or early childhood development
• Experience working with children with special needs

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

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