Special Education Consultant

Eugene, OR, US
Jul 12, 2019
This is a full time (1.0 FTE) position for the 2019/20 school year that reports on August 22, 2019.

This teacher will serve as a specialized staff member in assisting in the process of evaluating students' academic skills, learning aptitudes, emotional development, adaptive behavior, and social skills.
Essential Functions
Meets the standards of Competent and Ethical Performance as outlined in Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR 584-020-000 to 584-020-0045). The following are examples of principle duties; however, any one position may not cover all duties listed and examples may not cover all duties an employee is expected to perform.
  1. Work effectively and collaboratively with diverse student, staff and community populations.
  2. Follow-up appropriately on all referrals for assessment services.
  3. Use a wide variety of assessment techniques to evaluate students' academic skills, learning aptitudes, emotional development, adaptive behavior, and social skills.
  4. Support the district school psychologists in integrating assessment data into a concise, organized, and educationally relevant evaluation report.
  5. Attend SSD meetings, IEP meetings, and meetings of the school psychologists.
  6. Respond to questions from parents concerning the evaluation process and district procedures.
  7. Maintain accurate, complete, and confidential records as required by federal and state law, district policy and administrative regulations.
  8. Maintain compliance with state and federal rules for establishing special education eligibility and completing evaluations.
  9. Be knowledgeable about positive behavioral supports and the appropriate implementation of academic and behavioral intervention plans.
  10. Work harmoniously with others and communicate effectively (both orally and in writing) with students, parents, and staff.
  11. Work as an active, contributing team member of school and district teams and to solve problems and create new opportunities.
  12. Facilitate and mediate difficult meetings where there are conflicting interests or opinions regarding special education services for individual students.
  13. Follow district and school policies, procedures, rules, regulations, and guidelines, and the provisions of the contract and exercises professional judgment when acting in the absence of a covering guideline or policy.
  14. Fully support and implement Social Emotional Learning, encouraging students to build self-awareness, self-regulation and relationship skills
  15. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  1. Possess strong academic training and content knowledge to prepare students to be on track to meet academic goals.
  2. Demonstrate good instructional practices that are engaging, organized and effective.
  3. Use data to inform instructional decisions.
  4. Firmly believe that all students will learn and improve - create a growth-mindset culture in the classroom.
  5. Maintain unconditional positive regard for all students, staff, families and colleagues.
  6. Connect well with students, families and the school community - be open to learning about others, especially those who may be different or have different backgrounds.
  7. Exhibit strong interpersonal and collaborative skills.
  8. Incorporate feedback and professional learning into teaching practices.
  9. Maintain collaborative and collegial relationships with building and district staff (be a team player).
  10. Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with diverse students, staff and community populations.
  11. Participate eagerly in opportunities to learn, show a strong willingness to grow and maintain an interest in improving.
  12. Recognize students' different needs, abilities and interests and be flexible to adjust instruction to meet those needs, abilities and interests.
  13. Experience differentiating practices for diverse populations.
  14. Understand and attend to the impacts of implicit bias in teaching and education.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Oregon TSPC license valid for assignment
  • Experience working with children, youth, and families in a team facilitation role
  • Culturally proficient skills and strategies 
To view the complete job description visit: https://www.4j.lane.edu/hr/jobdescriptionsandclassif/licensedpositions/

Additional Information:

Complete application in its entirety.  Incomplete applications will not be accepted or processed, there are no exceptions.

We do not accept walk-in, faxed, or applications via mail.  All applications must be submitted using the GovermentJobs website.  It is your responsibility to submit a complete application.  Submitting an application does not guarantee any candidate an interview.  Candidates are interviewed by appointment only.  If you apply to more than one job, an application is required for EACH job posting.

ALL required documentation must be scanned and attached in order to submit an online application.
Required documents for this posting are:
  • Copy of Educational License(s)
  • Copy of all college (undergraduate and graduate) transcripts. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted during the application process.  If an applicant is hired they will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the start of employment.
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation.  Must be from the last 2 years and one letter must be from a supervisor.
  • Test results if applicable.  (ie. ORELA or PRAXIS)

Upon offer of employment applicants must provide 4J Human Resources  a complete set of official transcripts. We highly suggest that you order a set to have available in the event you are hired. Upon offer of employment applicants must obtain a fingerprint clearance from the Oregon State Police Department and the FBI through a process authorized by the Eugene School District 4J.  Applicants would be responsible for the one-time fingerprint clearance fee.
An Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer

The Eugene School District 4J does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ancestry, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity in admission or access to the treatment of employment in its programs and activities as required by state and federal law.  If you have any complaints, please contact the HR Department at (541) 790-7670.

It is the District's policy to provide qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment in accordance with applicable law.  Applicants wishing to claim veterans' preference must provide the following military documents verifying their eligibility:
Veterans : A copy of the applicant's Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (a federal DD Form 214 or 215), which shows character of service upon discharge OR a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs indicating the applicant receives a non-service connected pension.
Disabled Veterans : A copy of the applicant's Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (a federal DD Form 214 or 215), which shows character of service upon discharge AND a copy of the applicants veteran's disability preference letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (unless the information is included on the DD Form 214 or 215).
For veterans' preference to apply, the required military documents must be submitted to the District at the time of application submission.