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Job Details

  • Job ID: 2852042
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : April 10, 2018

Job Description



Title: Behavior Intervention Instructional Assistant

Job Announcement #3724 17/18

Opens: September 22, 2017

Closes: Open until filled



General Information


Willamette Education Service District is accepting applications for a part-time (20-30 hours per week) Behavior Intervention Instructional Assistant.  The position will be based at the MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility in Woodburn, OR.  Successful candidate will follow a 220-day calendar and will begin immediately upon conclusion of the hiring process.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists in preparation of materials and equipment to meet individual student learning needs effectively
  • Supports Positive Behavior Support (PBS) and Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) in the school setting
  • Assists WESD and OYA administration in implementing programs and/or activities to promote positive student behavior, as well as intervention strategies to include a working knowledge of the CPS Models and Restorative Justice models
  • Assists in the implementation of student IEP’s (Behavior support plans, safety plans) and other student plans
  • Collects and charts data as assigned by WESD and OYA administration
  • Works closely with all school personnel to support and assist staff in implementing interventions as outlined in the team’s plans
  • Supports social skills building under the supervision of Administration
  • Maintains positive, professional relations with students, teachers, other OYA staff and administration
  • Generates written correspondence and reports that are well organized and grammatically correct
  • Communicates clearly in writing on required and requested documentation, such as student progress and other monitoring data
  • Communicates clearly and positively with staff, specialists and administrators
  • Works closely and collaboratively with all staff
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the Principal



  • AA Degree from an accredited college or university (Bachelor’s preferred). Significant experience working in a therapeutic milieu or correctional facility also accepted
  • Prior to employment, provide certification of Highly Qualified (HQ) status or show documentation of a minimum of 72 hours of college credit, or Associate of Arts degree, or Bachelor's degree. Unofficial transcripts are accepted. If successful candidate does not possess any of the criteria stated above, WESD can offer employment as a substitute pending HQ achievement. To continue employment, a passing grade in all sections of the HQ assessment must be achieved no later than the next testing date.
  • CPS and/or Restorative Justice trained and supported
  • Possess knowledge and demonstrate competency in utilization of therapeutic approach in the de-escalation continuum
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with students who have significant behavioral and learning challenges
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively and collaborate with school staff, program staff, parents and community members
  • Possess other education and/or work experience that would enhance the effectiveness of this position
  • Previous experience working in a correctional facility or juvenile justice system preferred
  • Completion of the full 10-day Oregon Youth Authority Training preferred
  • Possess reliable transportation
  • Nationwide criminal history check and fingerprinting at employee’s expense are required

Salary and Benefits

  • This is a part-time (20-30 hours per week) Classified position represented by the Oregon School Employees Association.
  • Placement on the Willamette ESD Classified Salary Schedule Range 14, Step 1-3 ($17.15-$18.91 per hour) will be commensurate with applicant’s qualifications, relevant training and experience.
  • 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.

    Health Insurance
         o MODA and Kaiser Permanente Plans
         o Includes medical, dental, vision & prescription insurance
         o Monthly premium deducted pre-tax
         o WESD contributes up to $1,270 per month
         o Health Savings Accounts for high deductible plans
         o Flexible Spending Accounts – medical, day-care expenses

    Optional Life Insurance, AD&D, Short and Long Term Disability
         o Standard Insurance Company

         o PERS - Public Employee Retirement System
         o WESD pays the 6% employee contribution on behalf of each employee

    Personal Leave
         o Up to 3 days per year

    Sick Leave
         o Up to 12 days per year
         o Sick Leave Bank
            ~ Employees may opt to donate one day of sick leave to become a member of the 
               Sick Leave Bank.
            ~ Members may draw up to 25 days of sick leave if catastrophic illness or injury 
               leaves the employee without paid leave time to cover their absence from work.

     Salary & benefits are prorated based upon FTE and hire date.

Application Process

  • Applications are available at (select Recruit & Hire) or online at
  • Applicants must submit a resume, two letters of reference and a letter of introduction with their application for the application to be complete.
  • If you require assistance with the application or interview process due to a disability, please call Director of Human Resources at (503) 385-4752. Alternate formats are available upon request.


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 the Human Resources Director at 503-385-4752 for additional information or assistance. Speech/Hearing impaired persons may contact the ESD for assistance through the Oregon Telecommunication Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900 or 711.


The Willamette Education Service District is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, minorities and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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 214/215.

  • Position Type: Part-time
  • Job Categories : Special Education > Behavior Specialist / EBD
    Instructional Support > Individual Aide
  • Contact Information

    • Meagan Head , HR Specialist
    • 2611 Pringle Rd SE
    • Salem, Oregon 97302

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