Early Childhood Assistant
Child Development, Education
Early Childhood CARES
Early Childhood Assistant
Appointment Type and Duration:
$13.73 to $18.66 per hour plus 10% Special
Ed Differential ($15.10 - $20.53)
Review of Applications Begins
Position closes October 28, 2021
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit an online application including three professional
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.
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
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.
Frequent exposure to childhood illnesses.
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
- 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.
- 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.
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,
related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the
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To apply, visit https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/528336/early-childhood-assistant