Goal of Job: This multifaceted position is customized to match the unique early childhood (birth-third grade) needs of individual school districts. The role provides job embedded support for educators of early intervention, preschool, and the youngest school-age students with a focus on developmentally appropriate practices, special education, and behavioral programming.

Persons to Whom Responsible: Department Director, Supervisor and/or ESU Administrator

Job Evaluation: Annual written job review(s) as determined by ESU policy

Terms of Employment: 195 days per year or as determined by need and administrative approval


  1. Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Early Childhood Special Education or Inclusive Education
  2. Minimum of five years of inclusive preschool and/ or early childhood experience
  3. Nebraska Teaching Certificate with endorsement in Early Childhood Special Education
  4. Transportation is the responsibility of the employee (valid driver’s license)
  5. Flexible and innovative mindset with the knowledge to support early childhood in a variety of capacities
  6. Possess excellent communication skills, both in person and through technology
  7. Strive to build relationships with school and ESU staff
  8. Physical: regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, operate a computer or hand-held learning device, and other office equipment, reach with hands and arms, and must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds

Preferred Experience: (not required as we are willing to train the ideal candidate)

  1. Home visits and early intervention (birth-three) programming
  2. Meets fidelity of Routine-Based Interviews and Getting Ready Home Visits 
  3. Utilization of Pyramid Practices 
  4. Understanding of Teaching Strategies GOLD
  5. Development and implementation of behavior and social-emotional supports
  6. Experience with inclusive and developmentally appropriate instructional practices
  7. Knowledge of autism spectrum disorder 
  8. Knowledge and experience implementing tier two strategies for young children

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Serve as a member of early intervention teams by providing collaboration and support for families of children birth to three with special education needs
  2. Work interactively in an inclusive preschool setting with students by planning, teaching, and facilitating learning for students with, or suspected of having a disability
  3. Facilitate support for three to five special education services
  4. Utilize early intervention best practices of Routine-Based Interviews and the Getting Ready Home Visit strategies to identify concerns and priorities in order to best develop a plan of support for families
  5. Implement and coach educators in programming to meet student goals
  6. Manage and analyze Teaching Strategies GOLD data
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of embedded learning for all areas of development
  8. Develop Behavior Intervention Plan(s) as needed based on individual student needs
  9. Uses effective, research-based, developmentally appropriate practices 
  10. Participate as a member of the local Planning Region Team leadership team

How to Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter to Dr. Ted DeTurk at tdeturk@esu2.org


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