May 11, 2020

Speech-Language Pathologist - 2 Positions Available

  • TrulyHired
  • Prineville, OR 97754, USA
Full-time School Support

Job Description


SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

2 Positions Available

LOCATION: District Wide

START DATE: August 24, 2020

DAYS & HOURS: 7.25 hours per day; 190 days per year

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled

REQUIREMENTS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Individual will hold a valid drivers license and have reliable, insured transportation for required travel between schools. Must adhere to federal requirements of a drug-free workplace.

EDUCATION/WORK EXPERIENCE/CERTIFICATES/LICENSES:
  • MA or MS Degree.
  • Must be eligible for Oregon Teaching License with a Speech Impaired Endorsement or Oregon Board of Examiners Speech Pathology License.
  • Eligibility for American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) Certificate of Clinical Competence preferred.
  • Experience with itinerant public school service.
DESIRED QUALITIES:
  • Current CPR Training preferred.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
  • Demonstrated interest in and aptitude for, working with children.
  • Demonstrated patience, warmth, and capacity for acceptance of children with special needs.
  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to follow through without direct supervision.
  • Strong organizational skills.

COMPLETE JOB DESCRIPTION


Job Title: SPEECH AND LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

Work Days: TBD

Reports To: Building Principal, Director of Special Services

FLSA Status: Exempt

DESCRIPTION OF THE POSITION:

The Speech and Language Pathologist shall motivate, assist and be directly involved in the diagnosis and remediation of children with speech and language disorders, including their prescribed instruction, discipline, safety and health while under the supervision of the school. She/he will support each student toward the fulfillment of his/her potential for intellectual, physical, emotional, and psychological growth and maturation by providing appropriate instruction to each student. Reports to Building Principal. However, operations of the program will be maintained at a standard acceptable to the Director of Special Services.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Conduct student assessments, including screening and diagnostic evaluations in speech and language as appropriate. Maintain the dignity of each individual student, regardless of their disabilities. Receive and process referrals as outlined in the department Policies and Procedures Manual. Serve as case manager for those students assigned, arranging for and holding, planning and review conferences with appropriate persons. Prepare Individual Education Plans (IEP) for each student assigned, with support from appropriate persons, and distribute copies according to department procedures. Evaluate performance in meeting IEP goals and objectives. Provide direct/indirect services in speech, hearing and/or language in accordance with the IEP. Conference with parents and staff regarding student progress. Consult with parents, teachers, or local organizations in regard to services available when possible. Complete all required reports and records as assigned by the Director of Special Services. Provide in-service activities in speech and/or language when requested by the principal, department director, or local staff. Serve as a member of local Assessment Team as needed. Plan activities and instructional programs, which meet the individual needs of students, considering each one's cultural, behavioral, motivational, ability differences, and expect the highest level of achievement possible for each student. Meet on a regular basis with each of the student's teachers and provide assistance as needed. Set appropriate instructional goals and document their attainment through progress data and performance assessment. Maintain the confidentiality of student information and keep records as required by law, policy and regulations. Create a positive, safe, and stimulating learning environment and maintain control of students in educational settings. Demonstrate a cooperative attitude toward the District by actions and communications with students, other staff, the administration, and the public. Establish and maintain an effective working relationship with students, staff, parents, supervisor and public. Accept constructive suggestions, assume the responsibility for seeking help and advice, and take full responsibility for demonstrating improvement. Cooperate with other staff and administration in the development, coordination, selection and evaluation of instructional programs and materials. Demonstrate knowledge of and adhere to the curriculum, policies, rules, regulations, and guidelines pertaining to the position and the legal rights of students and parents. Achieve professional growth through an ongoing program designed to enhance performance and technical skills. Plan and supervise educational assistants and/or volunteers. Meet and instruct assigned students in the locations and at the times designated. Prepare instruction for assigned students and show evidence of educational planning upon the request of the immediate supervisor. Accept a share of responsibility for after school related activities as assigned. Observe good personal hygiene, punctuality, and appropriate attire in an educational setting. Fulfill performance standards identified in the evaluation process as required by the position. Fulfill working conditions and physical effort listed below. Fulfill other related duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Hold or be eligible for, valid Oregon teaching license with appropriate endorsement and fulfill the registration requirements of the district, recognizing that failure to comply with will mean loss of pay and/or position. Prefer Masters Degree with licensure through Oregon State Board of Examiners in Speech Pathology.

Knowledge:
  • Current concepts, methods and procedures for curriculum development and implementation in regular and special education.
  • Laws, rules, policies, and trends regarding instruction to special education.
  • Techniques in evaluation and assessment of learning and human development.
  • Behavior management and communication techniques.
  • Computer technology and other equipment used in the work place, as required by the position.
Skills and Abilities: Possess the physical ability to regularly attend work and fulfill the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Adhere to the federal requirements of a drug-free work place.
  • Hold a valid first aid card.
  • Perform the duties as required by the Teachers Standards and Practices Commission (OAR 584-20-000 to 035).
  • Read, understand and carry out oral and/or written instructions.
  • Accurately transfer, record and convey information, materials and money, as required by the position.
  • Communicate clearly and appropriately in speech and in writing in accordance with educational standards.
WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL EFFORT:

The Speech and Language Specialist works with groups of students and on a one-to-one basis. Students include those who may be physically and mentally handicapped, learning disabled, emotionally disturbed, and culturally different. Supervision and instructional responsibilities require the employee to be able to stand for up to 90 consecutive minutes and move rapidly to intervene in situations when a student's safety is being jeopardized. The supervision may also occur during times of inclement weather.

Note: This is not necessarily an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, functions or working conditions associated with the job. This job description is not a contract of employment or a promise or guarantee of any specific terms or conditions of employment. The school district may add to, modify or delete any aspect of this job (or the position itself) at any time as it deems advisable.

  • Position Type: Full-time
Job Categories: Special Education > Speech/Language Pathologist
Student Services > Speech/Language Pathologist
Contact Information
  • Barbara Patana, HR Specialist
  • 471 NE Ochoco Plaza Drive
  • Prineville, Oregon 97754

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