EI/ECSE Speech-Language Pathologist
190-Day Calendar, 8 hours/day, 5 days/week
Clackamas ESD strives to infuse equity in all our programs and bodies of work by maintaining an inclusive, barrier-free environment in which everyone participates and fully benefits.
Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in the job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be the one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our qualifications described. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, or how this would be determined, please feel free to contact Human Resources to discuss your application. GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE POSITION:
The Speech/Language Pathologist (SLP) provides direct, monitoring and consultation services for young children with disabilities birth to entry into kindergarten and their families which address receptive and expressive language, oral motor, feeding, early language development and augmentative communication, to achieve developmentally appropriate communication skills and preschool skills. The SLP works as a member of Transdisciplinary Services Team to complete eligibility evaluations, determine the developmental needs of children, develop Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSP) and deliver services integrated with those of other professionals into the learning environments of young children. The SLP provides direct instructional services to children and their families, consultation and support to community based early childhood service programs and service coordination with other community service providers when serving as the Case Manager. The SLP is responsible for supervision of assigned Licensed Speech/Language Services Paraprofessionals.EI/ECSE DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION:
Clackamas ESD has been providing services for young children with special needs in Clackamas County for more than thirty years. The Clackamas Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education program continues to focus on working with families, local school districts, and other community programs to prepare young children with special needs to enter kindergarten ready to learn.
Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education serves eligible children ages 0-5 years who experience delays or disabilities. Services are individualized according to the child's needs and may include home visiting; consultation to staff at community preschools, Head Start classrooms, or child care settings; specialized preschool; related services such as speech, motor, or other specialists; and parent education. Children may be referred by parents, community preschools, local school districts, physicians, or other community service providers.All individuals working in programs that serve early learners in Oregon must be enrolled in the Central Background Registry (CBR). Interested candidates may wish to proactively enroll now to meet this employment condition, which would expedite any potential job offer and on-boarding process. See this webpage for enrollment information. Indicate in your application that you are seeking employment.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
- Provides Speech/Language Services and related services across developmental domains of typical child development, to minimize the characteristics of delayed development and the patterns of atypical development associated with disabilities
- Completes standardized evaluations in all developmental areas affected by the suspected disability to determine eligibility for Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education under Oregon Administrative Rules as a member of a Transdisciplinary team
- Integrates assessment results into required documents and formal reports related to the evaluation results and explains the results of the evaluation to families in a meaningful and usable way
- Supports and teaches parents positive ways of facilitating skill development in receptive and expressive language, oral motor, feeding, early language development and augmentative communication at home and family settings
- Elicits input from parents to determine needs and desires for the child to participate in developmental activities that are meaningful in their lives by considering: a) the child's communication abilities and limitations in the context of their developmental functioning in cognitive, social and motor domains; b) the communication features of the tasks the child and family wish to perform; and c) the characteristics of the environment in which communication occurs
- For a complete list of this position's essential functions, please see the attached job description.
Demonstrated awareness of typical development in receptive and expressive language, oral motor, feeding and early language development, the characteristics of delayed development and patterns of atypical development associated with disabilitiesDemonstrated ability to acquire skills in selection, administration, scoring and interpretation of evaluation instruments used to determine eligibility for Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education services and curriculum based assessmentsAbility to integrate assessment results into a Transdisciplinary report and explain the results of the evaluation to families in a meaningful and usable wayAwareness of design and the provision of speech/language services appropriate for children with a variety of special needs ages 0-3 and 3-kindergarten ageDemonstrated ability to work as a member of a collaborative and self-guided Transdisciplinary team providing Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education services within a variety of settingsFor a complete list of minimum qualifications, please see the attached job description. DISTRICT DESCRIPTION:
Clackamas Education Service District is one of Oregon's 19 ESDs charged with providing programs for children with special needs, technology support, school improvement, and administrative services to local school districts and the Oregon Department of Education. Clackamas ESD serves ten school districts in Clackamas County, including Canby, Colton, Estacada, Gladstone, Lake Oswego, Molalla River, North Clackamas, Oregon City, Oregon Trail, and West Linn-Wilsonville.TO APPLY:
Begin the application process by clicking the "Apply" button in the upper right of this announcement. (If you are not viewing this via AppliTrack, go tohttps://www.clackesd.org/who-we-are/about-us/employment/to apply.)Application Deadline
: once all pre-employment requirements are metStarting Salary
: Salary based on education and experience. See salary schedulehere:https://www.clackesd.org/userfiles/LicensedSalarySchedule.pdf. (Scroll to 2020-2021 schedule.)Benefits:
Clackamas ESD offers a generous benefit package providing health, dental with orthodontia, and vision insurance including HRA options. Retirement through the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) and professional development allocation. Reimbursement for relocation expenses may be available.
Clackamas Education Service District is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We respect and seek to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our workforce along with the students and families that we serve. Clackamas ESD policy provides veterans and disabled veterans with preference as required by law.
- Position Type: Full-time
- Positions Available: 1
Job Categories: Special Education > Speech/Language Pathologist
Student Services > Speech/Language Pathologist Employer Description CLACKAMAS EDUCATION SERVICE DISTRICTClackamas Education Service District
is one of Oregon's 20 ESDs charged with providing programs for children with special needs, technology support, school improvement, and administrative services to local school districts and the Oregon Department of Education. Clackamas ESD serves ten school districts in Clackamas County, including Canby, Colton, Estacada, Gladstone, Lake Oswego, Molalla River, North Clackamas, Oregon City, Oregon Trail, and West Linn-Wilsonville. These districts range in size from about 650 to 17,500 students. There are approximately 57,500 students in the ten school districts.
Clackamas ESD offers a comprehensive set of services through the following departments: School Improvement and Instructional Services; Network and Information Services; and Special Education Services, which includes the Early Childhood Program. Constituent school districts annually approve the programs and services provided by CESD.
Clackamas County stretches from Mt. Hood to the Willamette Valley. Year-round recreation includes mountains (skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing); rivers and lakes (whitewater rafting, kayaking, fishing, and swimming); trails (biking, hiking, climbing and horseback riding); and other activities such as golfing and camping. Our close proximity to the Portland metropolitan area offers cultural events, breweries, restaurants, and shopping. For more information about Clackamas County, visit: https://www.mthoodterritory.com/ Learn more about us... Job Requirements
- Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
- Lynnette Udenby, HR Specialist
- 13455 SE 97th Ave.
- Clackamas, Oregon 97015
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