Prearranged Internship/Student Practicum/Observations/Volunteer

Northwest Regional ESD | Hillsboro, OR

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Posted Date 6/17/2024

On August 19, 2021 Governor Brown ordered all public and private school teachers, educators, support staff, substitutes and volunteers to be vaccinated by October 18, 2021 or six weeks after FDA approval, whichever is later. Since the governor’s announcement, a COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech) has received regular Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval meaning October 18, 2021 is confirmed as the mandatory deadline for vaccination. "Fully vaccinated" is defined as 14 days after receiving all required doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine (currently two shots of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or one shot of Johnson & Johnson vaccine).

Starting October 18, 2021, testing will no longer be an option as the alternative to vaccination. All Northwest Regional ESD staff, substitutes, contractors, interns and volunteers will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 per the August 19, 2021 order from Gov. Kate Brown. All staff members will need to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Exemptions may be made only for eligible medical or religious reasons. There will not be an option to opt out for other reasons or choose testing in lieu of vaccination, under the state mandate. In order to support students and families, the essential functions of this position may require physical presence in the workplace. All public health protocols will be followed.

Northwest Regional Education Service District is an equal opportunity employer; committed to building an inclusive community and an environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. We are proud to be an antiracist organization. We work to understand how racial ideology is manufactured and how it impacts the lives of our staff and those we serve.

In line with our commitment to disrupting systemic racism, we acknowledge that research shows that Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) and women are significantly less likely to apply for some positions, believing they must meet every qualification as described in the job description. At NWRESD, we value representation, and we are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job. We know that sometimes that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of the qualifications described below.


1. The university that the student is attending must complete a "Request for Placement Student Teaching-Observation-Practicum form
2. A current Affiliation Agreement from the university must be on file with the ESD

This application is for individuals who have prearranged an internship with a specific NWRESD Administrator. Contact before submitting this application with a Site Coordinator is required. Applications submitted without prior arrangement with a NWRESD Site Coordinator will be rejected.

At various times throughout a school year an individual may desire to volunteer at a Northwest Regional ESD site. It is necessary for the student to complete an application similar to applying for a paid position. Student applicants will be subject of a background check and must complete a Prearragned Internship/Practicum Application prior to beginning any activity at a Northwest Regional ESD facility. Once the application has submitted, it will be reviewed for completion and the student will be sent an email with a link to the required Online Forms (Background Check, Emergency Contacts, Volunteer Conduct Agreement). These forms must be completed and submitted before the activity is confirmed and approved. Once all required forms have been submitted and the report from Criminal Information Services is received, the stuednt and the Program Coordinator will receive an Email notice of your Internship/Practicum Status (approved or not).


Application/Guidelines Form
A completed Prearranged Internship/Practiucm Application/Guidelines form must be on file before working with students.
Practicum Students and Interns are required to sign in and out of the building and wear a badge, tag, or button identifying them as an Intern.
Practicum Students and Interns must understand that the paid staff is, by law, legally responsible for the overall management and operation of the school and its programs classrooms.
Practicum Students and Interns must keep information confidential regarding students and or staff members within the school in which they work. Such information is only to be discussed with the appropriate teacher or staff member at the school.
Practicum Students and Interns may not discipline students. Such matters are to be referred to the appropriate staff member.
Supervision of Students
Students are not to be left without supervision, especially in the event of an emergency. Interns should use the room communication system to call for help or send a student to the office if necessary.
Emergency Drills
During an emergency drill, interns are to exit the building with students, as directed by school staff.
Bodily Fluids
Practicum Students and Interns are not usually trained to handle bodily fluids and should call for staff if a student is bleeding or vomiting.
Practicum Students and Interns must be reliable and will notify the staff person as soon as they are aware of being unable to participate or if arrival time is later than scheduled.
Example for Students
Participants set an example for students. Dress and behavior should not attract undue attention. Use of profanity, smoking, and the promotion of personal religious doctrine is not allowed in any NWRESD facility.
Use of NWRESD Network Services
Practicum Students and Interns are expected to follow NWRESD policy and administrative rule EDE and EDE-AR regarding the “Acceptable Use of Electronic and Network Services”.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Northwest Regional Education Service District is proud to be an antiracist, Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to ensuring diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment, selection, and employment without regard to race, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, religion, veteran or military status, or any other category protected under the law.

Northwest Regional Education Service District is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in our recruitment procedures for individuals experiencing a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at Speech/Hearing impaired persons may contact the district for assistance through the Oregon telecommunications Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.

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