Substitute Teaching Assistant
Child Development, Education
Early Childhood CARES
Early Childhood Assistant
Appointment Type and Duration:
$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
Early Childhood CARES services include parent consultation,
parent-toddler groups, specialized preschools, community preschool
consultation, speech and language therapy, physical therapy, and
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
- Works an irregular schedule in a variety of classroom
- 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
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
- Ability to work cooperatively as part of a team.
- Excellent communication skills; ability to communicate
effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and
- Ability to respect and maintain confidentiality; comply with
HIPAA and FERPA privacy and security rules.
- Training or experience working with children with developmental
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.
University of Oregon students and employees are required to be
fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For additional information see:
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
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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,
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To apply, visit https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/528785/substitute-teaching-assistant