Inclusion Support Specialist

Coos Bay, Oregon, United States Full-time

Title: Inclusion Support Specialist             

Program: South Coast Head Start

Location: Coos Bay, Oregon        

Agency: Oregon Coast Community Action

Pay Rate: Hourly, $13.75 - $15.75 DOE  

Classification: Full-Time, Non-Exempt, Up to 52 weeks/yr

Reports to: Inclusion Coordinator            

Staff Supervised: Volunteers

Date Posted: 2/8/18                      

Posting Expires: 2/22/18

HR Contact 541-435-7090             

Revised: February 2018


External Applicants:

Please submit an employment application, cover letter and resume on our website, or to               

Internal Applicants:

Please submit a letter of interest and resume to

Job Description



Assure high quality services for Inclusion component according to Head Start Performance Standards, program work plans, program goals, and other funding source rules and regulations, with a focus on maintaining screening and inclusion documentation. 


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (Reason position exists is to perform these functions.)


Component Administration

  • Develop strong relationships with South Coast Head Start Staff to ensure screening completion and documentation compliance. 
  • Evaluate and monitor completion of required vision, hearing, and developmental screenings for each enrolled child.
  • Ensure that all children have completed vision, hearing, and developmental screens within 45 days of enrollment
  • Work with the Inclusion Coordinator to support improvement of program wide screening systems
  • Participate in SCHS Screening events as requested by supervisor


Training and Consultation

  • Provide training to staff to ensure current and up-to-date screening compliance.
  • In collaboration with the Inclusion Coordinator, ensure mandated annual training completion for staff in Screening & Inclusion related training areas as required.
  • Provide staff with applicable resources
  • Consult with community health professionals as needed to perform job duties


Tracking and Monitoring

  • Ensure all screening events requirements, referral, and treatment information is accurately documented and tracked in ChildPlus database
  • Utilize ChildPlus reports to monitor site and program-wide compliance with screening requirement completions and follow-up
  • Process screenings in Child Plus to determine potential referral needs.
  • Network with other professionals and make referrals to community partners as needed
  • Work closely with Inclusion Coordinator and Teachers for tracking and follow-up
  • Maintain IFSP documentation in Child Plus
  • Oversee and monitor the gathering of component statistics and progress reports for PIR, program planning, grants, and monthly reports.



  • Attend staff meetings, center meetings, and/or other workshops/meetings as notified
  • Maintain a positive attitude regarding ORCCA and all its programs along with the Head Start program and philosophy
  • Model behaviors that demonstrate an understanding, acceptance and welcoming of diversity
  • Maintain respect and positive communication regarding all children, families and staff.
  • Maintain confidentiality of client and staff information.
  • Maintain open, two-way communication with staff
  • Accept suggestions and guidance from supervisor and other management staff
  • Seek feedback on job performance and evaluate suggestions and guidance to incorporate in performance
  • Commit to further training. Develop an individual training plan using program tools, as appropriate.
  • Communicate with supervisor regarding any needed changes or concerns with work schedule.
  • Adhere to agency procedures as a mandated child abuse reporter
  • Regular attendance is a requirement of the position.
  • Ability to perform the job with or without reasonable accommodations



  • Associate’s Degree related to Special Education, Social Service, Health, Education required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree related to Special Education, Social Service, Health, Education preferred.
  • Two years demonstrated work experience directly related to the position preferred.
  • Ability to work effectively with adults and children.
  • Strong computer, organizational, and communication skills.



  • Must be enrolled in the Oregon Department of Education-Child Care Division Central Background Registry at time of hire and update it as required.
  • Pediatric First Aid/CPR Certification within 30 days of hire and update it as required.
  • Oregon Food Handler’s card or ServSafe® Food Safety Certification within 30 days of hire and update it as required.
  • Health Appraisal within 30 days of hire and update it as required.



  • Geographic Area: Coos, Curry, and Coastal Douglas Counties; Primary Worksite: Coos Bay, Oregon
  • May lift items up to 51 pounds with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Access to indoor office, in a climate-controlled environment; may not have access to sunlight.
  • Frequent sitting for long periods using computer keyboard, telephone and other office machines required.
  • Regular kneeling, bending, stooping and sitting on the floor or walking and standing for prolonged periods of time may be required.
  • Work outside of the office at irregular hours may be required.
  • Attendance at off-site staff training events will be required.
  • Driving to home visits will be required if a function of the position.



  • A current Oregon Driver’s License is required.
  • Proof of automobile liability insurance @ $100,000/300,000 liability limits and maintain such limits.
  • Reliable transportation for getting to work.
  • Must be free from illegal drugs, may be subject to suspicion testing.


The specific statements reflected in each section of this position description are not intended to be all-inclusive, but rather the basic elements and criteria considered being necessary in order to satisfactorily perform the duties associated with the position.

Oregon Coast Community Action is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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