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Early Childhood Specialist

August 19, 2020

Salem, Oregon



Willamette Education Service District is accepting applications for multiple full-time (1.0 FTE) EI/ECSE Specialist positions with the Special Education Department’s Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education (EI/ECSE) program. The positions are for the 2020-2021 school year and may be based in Marion, Polk and/or Yamhill County.  Successful candidates will will follow a 190-day calendar and will begin on August 21, 2020.

To be considered for employment, applicant must apply online directly through Willamette ESD's website; submitting an application and/or resume through NAEYC is not sufficient.  To apply or review further position details/qualifications, please visit the WESD website at:


  • Master's Degree
  • Valid Oregon Teaching License issued through Teacher Standards & Practices Commission (TSPC) and Special Education endorsement are required
  • Knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices in early childhood education
  • Experience with children with disabilities birth to 5 years of age
  • Evaluation/assessment experience for children, birth to 5 years of age
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with children who have significant behavioral and learning challenges
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with school staff, program staff, parents and community members
  • Bilingual (Spanish) preferred
  • Possess reliable transportation
  • Current enrollment in or ability to successfully enroll in the Office of Child Care’s Central Background Registry
  • Nationwide criminal history check and fingerprinting at employee’s expense are required


Placement on the Willamette ESD licensed salary schedule, $45,454 - $76,068, will be commensurate with applicant’s qualifications, relevant training, experience and prorated according to start date.  Salary and benefits shown are based upon full-time employment (1.0 FTE) for the entire school year contract period.
Willamette ESD will support payment for health, dental and vision insurance premiums for qualified employees. Employer-paid PERS, holidays, sick leave, and personal days are also provided to qualified employees.


Name:    Tonya Coker
Title:   Program Coordinator     

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