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Training & Education Specialist

The Oregon Center for Career Development in Childhood Care and Education (OCCD) is seeking a qualified and energetic candidate to join our team as a Training and Education Specialist. The Training Specialist will specifically work on Project IDEA: Increasing Diversity, Equity and Accessibility to recruit and support culturally specific, linguistically diverse and rural-based trainers to develop and provide all levels of training for the childhood care and education workforce serving under-served communities. This position will collaborate with community-based organizations serving diverse and under-served populations from several regions across the state in supporting trainer and training development. See the full description and application instructions for this position at https://jobs.hrc.pdx.edu/postings/23097.

PSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution.

Office Specialist Position Announcement

The Oregon Center for Career Development in Childhood Care and Education (OCCD) is seeking a qualified and energetic candidate to join our team as an Office Specialist. This position supports the daily operations of the Oregon Center for Career Development in Childhood Care and Education (OCCD) by providing front office phone and visitor reception during the 8:00 – 5:00 business hours. This position also maintains the office environment and provides program support for the OCCD staff and the early learning professionals we serve.See the full description and application instructions for this position at https://jobs.hrc.pdx.edu/postings/23077.

PSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution.

Oregon Registry Certification Specialists Position Announcement

The Oregon Center for Career Development in Childhood Care and Education (OCCD) is seeking qualified and energetic candidates to join our team as a Certification Specialists. These positions operate within the credentialing and certification functions of the OCCD at a secondary support level to support Oregon Registry Programs. The main function of the positions is to verify training & education for Oregon early childhood and after school care and education providers. We are recruiting to fill two Certification Specialist positions. See the full description and application instructions for this position at https://jobs.hrc.pdx.edu/postings/22953.

PSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution.

Oregon Registry Coordinator Position Announcement

The Oregon Center for Career Development in Childhood Care and Education (OCCD) is seeking a qualified and energetic candidate to join our team as a Certification and Credentialing Coordinator. This position provides leadership for the Oregon Registry and Credential programs and is responsible for coordinating the comprehensive activities related to these statewide programs. We seek someone passionate about providing professional development service to Oregon’s divers childhood care and education communities and who is a big system thinker with the ability to address the details inherent to leading a statewide program. See the full description and application instructions for this position at https://jobs.hrc.pdx.edu/postings/22284.

PSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution.

Oregon Registry Steps Requirements

In 2015, requirements for achieving Oregon Registry Steps on the Degree, Credential, Certificate (DCC) Pathway and College Course Credit (CCC) Pathway changed.  When you apply using either of these pathways, you may need credits in Human Growth & Development (HGD), Learning Environments & Curriculum (LEC), and Understanding & Guiding Behavior (UGB).

We phased in these changes over the course of 2015 and 2016 because we understand college credits in UGB are less common than in HGD and LEC.  After evaluating the impact of these changes and with input from the Oregon Professional Development Committee,  we have adopted the standard beginning January 1, 2017, any combination of HGD and UGB (Steps 7.5-8, CCC) or HGD, LEC, and UGB (Steps 8.5 and up) will be accepted.

To learn more about the Oregon Registry Steps, see the updated and redesigned Oregon Registry Steps document. This document permanently replaces the 2015 Oregon Registry Steps document.

Your Oregon Registry Step certificate now accessible at myORO

Did you know you can print your Oregon Registry Step certificate online?  Login to Oregon Registry Online, click “My training,” then select “Professional development statement.”  Click “Step Certificate PDF” under ACTIONS to the left and your certificate will be downloaded for printing.

Education Award Changes

Changes to the Oregon Registry Education Awards occurred in early 2016.  The Education Award amounts introduced in 2016 are listed at Education Awards.  Second education awards granted for personnel working in QRIS Star Rated programs have been discontinued.

2016-17 Scholarship Program

Thanks to funding from the Oregon Community Foundation's Betty Gray Early Childhood Development Endowment Fund, 2016-17 Scholarship Program awards are available.  Visit our Oregon Statewide Scholarship Program page for an application with complete program details.

Oregon Registry Step Fee waiver continued

Great news! The $10 Oregon Registry Step application fee will continue to be waived!

Remember, an application is still needed for an Oregon Registry Step 3 or higher.  Oregon Registry Step applications can be found at Forms and Resources.