Instructional Assistant II for Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education

Linn Benton Lincoln ESD   Albany, OR   Full-time     Education
Posted on November 1, 2023

Instructional Assistant II – Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education (EI/ECSE)

1.0 FTE - 7.5 hours per day on a 190 day work calendar. 

              Competitive salary and benefits package

Location:  Clover Ridge School


Join our talented team of providers to work in therapeutic and community based preschool classrooms to support children with special needs.



If you are interested in this position you can apply at:


Submit a letter of interest and resume via email to:


Drop off or mail a letter of interest and resume to Brittany Novak at


905 4th Ave SE

Albany, OR  97321


Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in the job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be the one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of our qualifications described. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, or how this would be determined, please feel free to contact the Executive Human Resource Officer, Kate Marrone: to discuss your application.


INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT II – Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education (EI/ECSE)
Classification: Classified 190 day calendar
Reports to: Early Intervention Early Childhood Special Education Program Director
FSLA Status: Non-Exempt Employees


This dynamic role supports students, families and their colleagues in the learning environment. 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 ever changing and rewarding work is paramount in the success of every classroom.



1. At least 18 years of age.
2. High School Diploma or equivalent.
3. Relevant college level course work preferred.
4. Three years experience working with children in paid or volunteer capacity.
5. Working knowledge of developmental and physical disabilities in children.
6. Experience working as a member of a teaching team.
7. Effective oral and written communication skills.
8. Working knowledge of computer programs including word processing and data bases.
9. Meet requirements of finger-print-based criminal history record verification.
10. Such alternatives to certain above qualifications may apply as deemed appropriate by the Superintendent and/or Board of Directors.



This position has the following expectations and prerequisite abilities.

1. Promotion of equity and diversity in all settings and understanding and commitment to anti-racists principles.
2. Maintain a high level of confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA, FERPA and adherence to the competent and ethical educator practices.
3. Maintain compliance with state and federal laws governing all aspects of our agency including ORS, OAR, IDEA, FOIA, and CIPA.
4. Exceptional prioritization of tasks, timely completion of work assignments, ability to take the initiative and work independently with minimal supervision.
5. Demonstrates respectful, flexible and effective teambuilding skills of cooperation, communication and active participation.
6. Present self and LBL in a professional manner including: in oral and written communication, professional disposition when working with others and maintaining professional dress standards.
7. Ability to understand and follow oral and written directives, find requested data and present in user-friendly formats for internal and public distribution.
8. Maintain regular attendance at work. Be punctual in meeting deadlines, attending meetings, and following schedules.
9. Utilize teleservice platform to provide services to educators, students and district staff as directed.
10. Ability to lift, carry or transport up to 40 lbs. and have the strength and agility to assist children with special needs.
11. Must be able to kneel, crouch, sit and move from the floor to standing, sit on child sized furniture while working with children throughout the day.
12. Ability to sit for extended periods of time in a vehicle or work setting.
13. Ability to provide own transportation to school, preschools, community settings, as deemed necessary.


This is not necessarily an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, and duties associated with this position. The supervisor of this position may modify this list at any time it’s deemed necessary.

1. Carry-out specialist’s plans for instruction during individual and small group activities.
2. Carry-out specialist’s plans for children in community preschool settings.
3. Assist in implementation of behavior programs.
4. Assist in lifting physically disabled children.
5. Work with children to improve eating, dressing, hygiene and toileting skills.
6. Stimulate language through receptive and expressive language programs, and/or augmentative communication strategies.
7. Facilitate peer interaction.
8. Keep data as required by the specialist.
9. Keep teaching materials and other equipment in order.
10. Prepare bulletin boards, room decorations and other materials as requested.
11. Keep attendance records.
12. Follow nursing/feeding protocols as trained, which may include administering medication and recording seizure activity.
13. Assist with playground and bus duty.
14. Complete data entry, typing and filing as requested by the specialist.
15. Assist in Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) paperwork preparation and completion.
16. Maintain regular attendance at work. Be punctual in meeting deadlines, attending meetings and following schedules.




·        Salary and benefit information shown are based on full-time employment (1.0 FTE) and hours per day.

         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 Stipend


Health Insurance


Oregon Educators Benefit Board (OEBB) provides insurance to school and education service district employees

o   Includes medical, dental, vision & prescription insurance

o   Monthly premium deducted pre-tax

o   LBLESD contributes a monthly CAP/Pool to help offset insurance cost

o   Health Savings Accounts for high deductible plans

o   Flexible Spending Accounts


Carriers offered are:

·        Moda

·        Kaiser

·        Willamette Dental Group




·        PERS – Public Employee Retirement System

·        For more information visit:

·        LBLESD pays the 6% employee contribution on behalf of each employee


Personal Leave


·        Up to 24 hours


Sick Leave


·        Up to 96 hours

·        Sick Leave Bank

o   Employees may opt to donate one day of sick leave to become a member of the Sick Leave Bank

o   Members may request leave from the sick leave bank in the event of a catastrophic illness or injury


Doctor Appointment Leave


·        Up to 3 hours per month

Professional Development Opportunities


·        LBLESD hosts a variety of training classes

·        First Aid/CPR classes offered onsite

·        Includes workshops and conferences


Reasonable 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.