EI/ECSE Specialist - La Grande

General Information
Salary Range: 
$39,349 - $75,746 DOQ with an outstanding benefits package
Type of Employment: 
FTE - Full Time
Start Date: 
Licensure, Certifications Required : 
Appropriate TSPC License or BA Early Childhood and ODE authorization
Age Range/Instructional Level : 
District Information
InterMountain ESD
EI/ECSE La Grande
2001 SW Nye Ave
Zip Code: 
Contact Name: 
Charlene Surber
Contact Phone: 
Contact Title: 
Human Resources
Additional Information
Special Instructions to the Applicant: 
Please submit the following to the Human Resources Department in order to be considered (Application materials will be accepted through USPS mail, fax, and hand delivery): • IMESD Employment Application • Letter of interest • Resume • Transcripts and Applicable Licensure • 3 Letters of Recommendation

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Coordinate EI/ECSE services for children and their families

  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of both typical and atypical child development

  • Develop and implement Individualized Family Service Plans

  • Provide specially designed instruction to children with developmental delays

  • Provide consultation and support to families and caregivers in the areas of child development and behavior management

  • Provide training and consultation to community partner staff,EI/ECSE staff and instructional assistants

  • Identify curriculum resource materials to meet the individual needs of children with developmental delays

  • Develop and implement data collection systems

  • Use data to guide instructional practices with individual students

  • Physically assist children up to 50 pounds.Must be able to stoop, bend, twist and sit on the floor

  • Physically assist children in daily living skills as necessary, such as toileting, eating, etc.

  • Facilitate and/or participate in meetings with specialists, families and other agency personnel

  • Administer developmental screeners and assessments, standardized instruments, and/or other assessment tools to evaluate children ages birth to five

  • Comply with procedural safeguards

  • Develop an annual set of personal/professional goals

  • Participate in in-service and other trainings as required by program director and professional development plan.This training may occasionally require overnight stay.

  • Perform other reasonable duties that from time to time may be assigned to meet the usual and unusual demands placed on the organization

  • Comply with IMESD performance standards

  • Use software and hardware to facilitate job processes and central recordkeeping



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The Essential Duties listed above are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. The individual will hold a valid drivers license and have reliable, insured transportation for required travel around the IMESD service area.


Individuals must hold a

  • TSPC license which allows him/her to provide special education at the preschool level,


  • Baccalaureate degree in early childhood, special education or a related field and be authorized by ODE within 12 months of employment.

Individuals with TSPC licensure must maintain licensure which allows him/her to teach special education at the preschool level, which has its own professional development requirements.

Individuals with an authorization from ODE must have a professional development plan based on the EI/ECSE competencies. See http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=303 for ODE Specialist Authorization information. 


  • Experience or knowledge of students with developmental delays

  • Demonstrated patience, warmth, and capacity for acceptance of children with special needs

  • Demonstrated interest in and aptitude for working with children

  • Demonstrated ability to work with staff, parents and children

  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to organize and manage a self-contained special education preschool classroom including the supervision of classroom assistants

  • Current CPR and first aid training preferred (or obtained after hire)

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred

  • Effective computer skills



    Teacher may occasionally be required to travel on overnight assignments.



    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.



    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.


    TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:           

    Individual will work on an annual 190-day contract. Any changes in contract days will be stipulated in each individual contract. This position will be on the licensed salary schedule in accordance with the contract that exists between the Licensed Association and the UMESD. Work schedule and assignments to be established by Department Director.