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Bilingual Spanish Instructional Assistant

Company: Linn Benton Lincoln ESD
Location: Newport
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

7.5 hours per day on a 190 day work calendarLocation: - Lincoln City, ORCompetitive salary and benefits package -If you are interested in this position you can:Apply at - -Submit a letter of interest and resume via email to: -Brittany.Novak@lblesd.k12.or.usor -Drop off or mail a letter of interest and resume to Brittany Novak at -905 4th Ave SE -Albany, OR 97321 -Exciting position working with children and their families in an early learning setting. Join this collaborative team of teaching staff to provide developmentally appropriate instruction to preschools with special needs. Additionally, this position will support the program in providing bi-lingual education and in reaching our Spanish speaking families. -Employees working with our Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education Program will need to be enrolled in the Oregon Department of Education Central Background Registry. - Individuals may be hired, but are unable to start work until verification of enrollment in the Registry is complete. - Upon hire LBL will assist with the registration process. -BILINGUAL SPANISH INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT -- EARLY INTERVENTION/EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION (EI/ECSE)Classification: - Classified 190 day calendarReports to: - Early Intervention / Early Childhood Special Education Program AdministratorFSLA Status: - Non-exempt -POSITION OVERVIEW -This exciting and dynamic role supports students and families in the learning environment with a dual-language approach to help eliminate barriers to accessing education. -Working with kids and helping them learn academically, socially and behaviorally is what we do and this role is at the heart of this work. - This bilingual role welcomes our children and their parents in a way like no other. This ever rewarding work engages and supports our Spanish speaking families which is paramount in securing their success. -QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least 18 years of age.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent. Relevant college level course work in Early Childhood Education or ESOL, TOESL preferred.
  • Three years experience working with children in paid or volunteer capacity.
  • Working knowledge of developmental and physical disabilities in children.
  • Spanish and English competency in both oral and written communication skills as assessed through assessment tasks within the interview process. -
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the LBL Board of Directors/Superintendent may find appropriate and acceptable.GENERAL INFORMATION -This position has the following expectations and prerequisite 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 ORSs, OARs, IDEA, FOIA and CIPA.
  • Promotion of equity and diversity in all settings and understanding and commitment to anti-racists 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 directives from multiple individuals.
  • Demonstrate flexibility and a professional disposition in working with co-workers, community preschool providers and the public.
  • Demonstrate exceptional skills in building and maintaining a positive culture, consensus building, and effective and efficient team participation.
  • Maintain regular attendance at work. Be punctual in meeting deadlines, attending meetings and following schedules.
  • Present self and LBL in a professional manner including maintaining professional dress standards.
  • Participate in in-service training 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 classroom, school buildings, office environments and homes.
  • Ability to kneel, crouch and sit in child-sized chairs or on the floor for extended periods of time while working with children.
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time in a vehicle or work setting.
  • Strength and agility to assist children with special needs and ability to lift and carry up to 40 pounds.
  • Provide own transportation to numerous settings within a flexible work schedule.
  • Meet requirements of finger-print-based criminal history record verification.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Carry-out specialist's plans for instruction during individual and small group activities.
  • Carry-out specialist's plans for children in community preschool settings.
  • Assist with individual preschool student curriculum based measurements and language probes.
  • Translate program written materials into Spanish for the students as directed by the specialist.
  • Assist in implementation of behavior programs.
  • Assist in lifting physically disabled children.
  • Work with children to improve eating, dressing, hygiene and toileting skills.
  • Stimulate language through receptive and expressive language programs, and/or augmentative communication strategies.
  • Facilitate peer interaction.
  • Keep data as required by the specialist.
  • Keep teaching materials and other equipment in order.
  • Prepare bulletin boards, room decorations and other materials as requested.
  • Keep attendance records.
  • Follow nursing/feeding protocols as trained, which may include administering medication and recording seizure activity.
  • Assist with playground and bus duty.
  • Complete data entry, typing and filing as requested by the specialist.
  • May be asked to send parent IFSP meeting notice using ECWeb Spanish forms.
  • Utilize teleservice platform to provide services to educators, students and district staff as directed.SALARY AND BENEFIT INFORMATION
  • Salary and benefit information shown are based on full-time employment (1.0 FTE) based on the current school year
  • Placement on the Linn Benton Lincoln ESD Classified salary schedule will be commensurate with applicant's qualifications, relevant training, and experience
  • Linn Benton Lincoln ESD will provide an Insurance CAP to assist with health, dental and vision insurance premiums
  • Employer paid PERS, holidays, sick leave and personal days are also provided
  • Employer paid Life Insurance 1 x annual salary
  • Employer paid Basic AD&D and Long Term Disability
  • Cell Phone/Data StipendHealth Insurance -Oregon Educators Benefit Board (OEBB) provides insurance to school and education service district employees
    • Includes medical, dental, vision & prescription insurance
    • Monthly premium deducted pre-tax
    • LBLESD contributes a monthly CAP/Pool to help offset insurance cost
    • Health Savings Accounts for high deductible plans
    • Flexible Spending AccountsCarriers offered are:
      • Moda
      • Kaiser
      • Willamette Dental GroupRetirement
        • PERS - Public Employee Retirement System
        • For more information visit:
        • LBLESD pays the 6% employee contribution on behalf of each employeePersonal Leave
          • Up to 24 hoursSick Leave
            • Up to 96 hours
            • Sick Leave Bank
              • Employees may opt to donate one day of sick leave to become a member of the Sick Leave Bank
              • Members may request leave from the sick leave bank in the event of a catastrophic illness or injuryDoctor Appointment Leave
                • Up to 3 hours per monthProfessional Development Opportunities
                  • LBLESD hosts a variety of training classes
                  • First Aid/CPR classes offered onsite
                  • Includes workshops and conferencesReasonable accommodations for the application and interview process will be provided upon request and as required in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. - Individuals with disabilities may contact Human Resources at 541-812-2624 for additional information and assistance. - - -Linn Benton Lincoln ESD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. - -Qualifying veterans and disabled veterans 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 US Dept. of Veteran's Affairs indicating receipt of a non-service connected pension as verification of eligibility. - Disabled Veterans must also submit a copy of their veteran's disability preference letter from the Dept. of Veteran Affairs, unless the information is included in the DD Form 214 or 215.

Keywords: Linn Benton Lincoln ESD, Salem , Bilingual Spanish Instructional Assistant, Other , Newport, Oregon

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