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Early Intervention / Early Childhood Special Education Evaluator

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Work type: Faculty - Career
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Child Development, Education, Psychology

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

Review of Applications Begins

May 28, 2024; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

A complete online application includes the following documents:
- Letter of interest indicating area(s) of expertise for which applicant wishes to be considered
- Current resume/Curriculum vitae

Department Summary

Early Childhood CARES provides early intervention and early childhood special education services to infants, toddlers, and preschool children in Lane County. Over 1700 children who have developmental delays or disabilities are served each year.

Early Childhood CARES services include parent consultation, parent-toddler groups, specialized preschools, consultation with 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-language therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and school psychology.

Early Childhood CARES is actively seeking to implement Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging principles in the work we do with children and families and in our workplace, including in our hiring practices. We welcome a broad spectrum of candidates and particularly invite applications from individuals who are underrepresented in the profession. We also recognize that evidence suggests that members of historically marginalized racial and ethnic group self-select out of positions due to concerns over failure to meet requirements; we strongly encourage such applicants to apply even if they are uncertain about their qualifications.

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

Position Summary

The Evaluator for Early Intervention/ Early Childhood Special Education evaluates children from birth to five years old with standardized assessments and criterion-referenced assessments to determine eligibility for early intervention, early childhood special education, or autism spectrum disorder. These evaluations can occur in a clinic setting as well as in the natural environments of the home, preschool, or childcare settings. The evaluator establishes eligibility for early intervention and early childhood special education that is compliant with state and federal laws. In addition, the evaluator writes evaluation reports and completes Individual Family Service Plans (IFSPs) with short-term objectives and long-term goals that reflect the needs of the child and family. The evaluator may also provide guidance and training to staff about current and best practices in evaluations. At times the evaluator may provide direct service and/or educational consultation to parents and preschools as needed and may act as a service coordinator for children from birth to five years of age.

The Evaluator for Early Intervention/ Early Childhood Special Education faculty position is a non-tenure-track, renewable position that includes both academic-year and summer appointments. Appointments are renewable annually.

This position involves working in homes, preschools, and clinic situations.

This position must be able to travel to locations throughout Lane County that are not serviced by public transportation. Employee must be eligible to be a University of Oregon certified driver, as driving is part of the essential functions of this position. Enrollment in the Central Background Registry is mandatory.

Minimum Requirements

• Master’s degree in Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education, Special Education, Speech Language Pathology, or related field.
• TSPC licensure required or EI/ECSE Specialist Authorization from the Oregon Department of Education within one year of employment. For SLPs - American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP) and Oregon Board of Examiners Speech-Language Pathology License.
• Experience conducting standardized and functional assessments of young children.
• Experience with young children 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 and their family members while providing instruction, including bending, kneeling, or sitting at child-size tables and chairs.
• Ability to problem solve with parents and staff and work effectively with challenging child or family situations.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications

• Proficient in multiple languages.
• Knowledge and understanding of other cultures.
• Experience evaluating/teaching children with autism, challenging behaviors, and/or multiple disabilities.
• Experience with assessing and monitoring child development with children birth to five years.
• Experience in developing and monitoring Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSPs).
• Experience in providing instruction, consultation, and support to community programs to assist the integration of children with special needs into their programs.
• Experience providing instruction and consultation to parents of children with special needs, including making home visits.

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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