7.5 hours per day on a 190 day work schedule
Location: Newport, OR
Competitive salary and benefits
If you are interested in this position, you can:
Submit a letter of interest and resume by email to:
Drop or mail a letter of interest and your resume to Brittany Novak at
905 4th Ave SE
Albany, OR 97321
Exciting position working with children and their families in an early learning context. Join this collaborative team of teachers to provide developmentally appropriate instruction to preschools with special needs. Additionally, this position will support the program by providing bilingual education and reaching our Spanish-speaking families.
Employees working with our early intervention/early childhood special education program will be required to be registered with the Oregon Department of Education’s Central Background Registry. Individuals can be hired, but cannot begin work until the registry check is complete. When hiring, LBL will assist you in the registration process.
SPANISH BILINGUAL TEACHING ASSISTANT – EARLY INTERVENTION/EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION (EI/ECSE)
Classification: 190-day classified calendar
Reports to: Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education Program Administrator
FSLA status: not exempt
This exciting and dynamic role supports students and families in the learning environment with a bilingual approach to help break down barriers to accessing education. Working with children and helping them learn academically, socially and behaviorally is what we do and this role is central to this work. This bilingual role welcomes our children and their parents in a way like no other. This always rewarding work engages and supports our Spanish-speaking families, which is paramount to ensuring their success.
- At least 18 years old.
- High school diploma or equivalent. Relevant college-level courses in Early Childhood Education or ESOL, TOESL preferred.
- Three years of experience working with children on a paid or voluntary basis.
- Working knowledge of developmental and physical disabilities in children.
- Proficiency in Spanish and English in oral and written communication skills, assessed through assessment tasks as part of the interview process.
- Alternatives to the above qualifications as the LBL Board of Directors/Superintendent may deem appropriate and acceptable.
This position has the following prerequisite expectations and abilities.
- Maintain a high level of confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA and FERPA.
- Maintain compliance with state and federal laws governing all aspects of our agency, including ORS, SROs, IDEA, FOIA, and CIPA.
- Promoting equity and diversity in all settings and understanding and commitment to anti-racism principles.
- Ability to work independently, prioritizing tasks to meet deadlines while maintaining a high level of accuracy.
- Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions from several people.
- Demonstrate flexibility and a professional disposition in working with co-workers, community preschool service providers and the public.
- Demonstrate exceptional skills in creating and sustaining a positive culture, consensus building, and effective and efficient team engagement.
- Maintain a regular presence at work. Be punctual in meeting deadlines, attend meetings and follow schedules.
- Present themselves and LBL in a professional manner, including adhering to professional dress standards.
- Participate in continuing education programs and other professional growth opportunities as assigned. [Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)].
- Ability to work in a variety of settings including classrooms, school buildings, office environments and homes.
- Ability to kneel, squat, and sit in high chairs or on the floor for long periods of time while working with children.
- Ability to sit for long periods in a vehicle or in a work environment.
- Strength and agility to help children with special needs and the ability to lift and carry up to 40 lbs.
- Provide own transportation to multiple settings within a flexible work schedule.
- Meet the requirements of the fingerprint-based criminal background check.
- Execute the specialist’s plans for instruction in individual and small group activities.
- Carry out specialist plans for children in community preschool settings.
- Assist with preschoolers’ curriculum-based measurements and language probes.
- Translate written program materials into Spanish for students as directed by the specialist.
- Participate in the implementation of behavioral programs.
- Help lift physically handicapped children.
- Work with children to improve their feeding, dressing, hygiene and grooming skills.
- Stimulate language through receptive and expressive language programs and/or enhanced communication strategies.
- Facilitate peer interaction.
- Keep the data required by the specialist.
- Keep teaching materials and other equipment in order.
- Prepare bulletin boards, room decorations and other materials as requested.
- Maintain attendance records.
- Follow breastfeeding/feeding protocols as trained, which may include administration of medications and recording of seizure activity.
- Help with playground and bus service.
- Complete data entry, typing and filing as requested by specialist.
- May be asked to send notice of parent IFSP meeting using Spanish ECWeb forms.
- Use the teleservice platform to provide services to educators, students, and district staff as directed.
SALARY AND BENEFITS INFORMATION
- Salary and benefits information shown is based on full-time employment (1.0 FTE) based on the current school year
- Placement on the Linn Benton Lincoln ESD Classified salary scale will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications, relevant education and experience.
- Linn Benton Lincoln ESD will provide an insurance CAP to help with health, dental and vision insurance premiums
- Employer-paid PERS, vacation, sick leave, and personal days are also provided
- Life insurance paid by the employer 1 x annual salary
- Employer paid basic AMD and long-term disability
- Cell phone/data allowance
The Oregon Educators Benefit Board (OEBB) provides insurance to employees of schools and educational service districts
- Includes medical, dental, vision and prescription insurance
- Monthly premium deducted before tax
- LBLESD contributes to a monthly CAP/Pool to help offset the cost of insurance
- Health Savings Accounts for High Deductible Plans
- Flexible Spending Accounts
The carriers offered are:
- Willamette Dental Group
- PERS – Public Employees Retirement System
- For more information visit: state.or.us
- LBLESD pays the 6% employee contribution on behalf of each employee
- Up to 96 hours
- Sick leave bank
- Employees can choose to donate a sick day to become a member of the sick bank
- Members can request leave from the sick leave bank in the event of catastrophic illness or injury
Leave for doctor’s appointment
Professional development opportunities
- LBLESD runs a variety of training courses
- First aid/CPR courses offered on site
- Includes workshops and lectures
Reasonable accommodations for the application and interview process will be provided upon request and as needed in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Persons with disabilities may contact Human Resources at 541-812-2624 for information. and additional support.
Linn Benton Lincoln ESD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Eligible veterans and veterans with disabilities may obtain preference by submitting with their completed application a copy of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215) or a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs indicating receipt of a non-service-related retirement as proof of eligibility. Disabled veterans must also submit a copy of their veteran’s disability preference letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs, unless the information is included on DD Form 214 or 215.