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Autism Spectrum Disorder Consultant

Company: Northwest Regional School District
Location: Hillsboro
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Northwest Regional Education Service District is an equal opportunity employer; committed to building an inclusive community and an environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. We are proud to be an antiracist organization. We work to understand how racial ideology is manufactured and how it impacts the lives of our staff and those we serve.

In line with our commitment to disrupting systemic racism, we acknowledge that research shows that Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) and women are significantly less likely to apply for some positions, believing they must meet every qualification as described in the job description. At NWRESD, we value representation, and we are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job. We know that sometimes that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of the qualifications described below.

To view the full job description, click on the link on the bottom right side of this post.

Position Title: Autism Spectrum Disorder Consultant/Specialist

Department: Special Student Services

Location: Columbia County

Reports To: Coordinator

Compensation: Licensed Salary Schedule

Bargaining Unit: NWEA

FTE: 1.0

NW REGIONAL ESD'S MISSION STATEMENT: In partnership with the communities we serve, Northwest Regional ESD improves student learning by providing equitable access to high quality services and support.

General Description:

To provide assistance to staff of component (local) school districts and the NWRESD regarding services for students suspected to be, or identified as eligible for special education services under the autism disability.

Qualifications: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Requires Oregon license with Handicapped Learner or Severely Handicapped Learner endorsement in Special Education.
  • Three years of experience working with students with autism.
  • Driver's license with accompanying automobile insurance.
  • Personal vehicle for travel throughout the geographic area of assignment.

Essential Functions:

  • Completes District/Agency Service Plan with each Special Education Director within the service area assigned.
  • Development and presentation of inservices and workshops designated in the service plans.
  • Provide assistance to the local MDT with initial evaluations and re-evaluations for determining student eligibility for special education services under the category of Autism.
  • Provide inservice training to staff and parents regarding behavioral and learning characteristics of children with autism.
  • Assistance to local building staff in identifying staff and student needs.
  • Assistance to the local building staff in its responsibility to develop, implement and monitor student programs.
  • Provide effective communication with families and other professionals.
  • Utilize appropriate strategies which facilitate team effectiveness.
  • Participate at monthly staff meetings and programs inservices.
  • Maintenance of records and reporting requirements as specified by the supervisor.
  • Continuation of professional growth, especially in regard to current issues related to Autism.
  • Provide consulting to local districts regarding special education eligibility, IFSP/IEP goals and objectives, and appropriate educational intervention and progress monitoring procedures.
  • Performance of other related duties as requested.
  • Maintain regular and consistent attendance and punctuality
  • Work collaboratively and communicate effectively with staff and customers at all organizational levels.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to

successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is

regularly required to talk or hear, stand, walk or sit. The employee is sometimes required to use their hands for

fine manipulation, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is sometimes required to

stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must sometimes lift and/or move up to 25

pounds and occasionally up to 60 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision,

distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and be able to adjust focus.

Note: The description contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principle functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods, or otherwise to balance the workload.

NWRESD believes that every individual makes a significant contribution to our success. The administration reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties as necessary that still reflect the essential functions of the department. It is our expectation that every employee will offer their services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of the ESD's goals.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Northwest Regional Education Service District is an equal opportunity employer; committed to building an inclusive community and an environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. We are proud to be an antiracist organization. We work to understand how racial ideology is manufactured and how it impacts the lives of our staff and those we serve.

Northwest Regional Education Service District is proud to be an antiracist, Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to ensuring diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment, selection, and employment without regard to race, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, religion, veteran or military status, or any other category protected under the law.

Northwest Regional Education Service District is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in our recruitment procedures for individuals experiencing a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at hrhelp@nwresd.k12.or.us. Speech/Hearing impaired persons may contact the district for assistance through the Oregon telecommunications Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.

Keywords: Northwest Regional School District, Hillsboro , Autism Spectrum Disorder Consultant, Other , Hillsboro, Oregon

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