Department: Early Childhood CARES
Classification: Early Childhood Assistant
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $14.15 - $19.24 per hours plus 10% Special Ed Differential ($15.56 - $21.16)
Review of Applications Begins
February 23, 2022; position open until filled (updated)
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please include a current resume with your online application.
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.
The purpose of this position is to perform teaching assistant duties when the regularly scheduled teaching assistant is absent. This position will work at a variety of sites served by Early Childhood CARES. The substitute will assist in preparing and using the appropriate curriculum to promote growth and learning in all developmental areas for children receiving ECSE services. The substitute will help implement individualized goals and objectives and may observe and record specific behavioral data as well as take data on targeted goals and objectives. The substitute will interact with children in a variety of situations including small and large group settings and one-on-one support. The substitute will communicate with program staff, consultants, related service providers, and parents.
This position reports to the EC CARES Program Coordinator.
The Teaching Assistant will be working with preschool children with developmental delays and disabilities.
• Frequent lifting of children;
• Sitting on the floor for extended periods of time;
• Bending down to child's level often, following safety measures in bending and lifting; and
• Performing caregiving activities for children if needed; diapering, toileting, feeding, and arrival/departure routines.
• Works an irregular schedule in a variety of classroom settings;
• Frequent exposure to childhood illnesses.
• a minimum of 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.
Position is subject to a background check, including criminal record check and fingerprinting.
Current enrollment in the Oregon Department of Education Office of Child Care Central Background Registry is required for employment.
Required to be able to get to various locations within Lane County, that are not along the bus line, at specified class times.
• 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.
• 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.
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