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Early Childhood Assistant

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 15, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Education, Teacher Education
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Full Time
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Early Childhood Assistant

Job no: 528336
Work type: Classified Staff
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Child Development, Education

Department: Early Childhood CARES
Classification: Early Childhood Assistant
Appointment Type and Duration: Academic Year (Classified), Ongoing
Salary: $13.73 to $18.66 per hour plus 10% Special Ed Differential ($15.10 - $20.53)
FTE: 1.0

Review of Applications Begins
Position closes October 28, 2021

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit an online application including three professional references.

Department Summary
The Early Childhood CARES program is a department within the College of Education. Early Childhood CARES stands for Early Childhood Coordination Agency for Referrals, Evaluations and Services. 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 is funded by the Oregon Department of Education and is one of nine programs in Oregon delivering EI/ECSE services across the state.

Position Summary
In this position, you'll get to promote the growth and learning of children from birth to school age. You'll assist Early Childhood CARES Specialists in preparing and using appropriate curriculum in all developmental areas for children receiving early intervention and/or early childhood special education services. The Assistant will help support individualized goals and objectives and facilitate integration into community preschools. The Assistant may observe and record specific behavioral data as well as targeted goals and objectives, and communicate with program staff, consultants, related service providers, and parents.

This position reports to the EC CARES Program Coordinator.

The Assistant will be working with children birth to school age with disabilities.

Physical demands
Frequent lifting of children.
Sitting on floor for extended periods of time.
Bending down to child's level often, following safety measures in bending and lifting.
Performing care-giving activities for children if needed; diapering, toileting, feeding and arrival/departure routines.

Work Conditions
Frequent exposure to childhood illnesses.

Special Requirements
Position is subject to background check, including criminal record check and fingerprinting.
Current enrollment in the Oregon Employment Department Child Care Division Central Background Registry is required for employment.

Minimum Requirements
  • 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 daycare center or comparable child care program.

    Professional Competencies
  • 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

    Preferred Qualifications
  • 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.

    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

    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 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.

    In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

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