JobID 1393 : Speech/Language Pathologist (2020-2021 School Year) (#1263936)
LOCATION: SLP positions are available at Green Bay Early (PreK); Alexander and Forrestal (K-3 grades); AJK (4-5 grades); and Neal (6-8 grades). Please identify your preference in your cover letter.
SPECIFICATIONS: The normal work year for this position is 180 working days. The individual employed for this position, effective as soon as possible, will work under the supervision of the District Lead for Special Education.
Speech Pathologists provide diagnostic services for students referred through the IDEA referral process. They provide direct and consultative services to students identified with speech-language impairments. SLP’s assure that students with speech and language disabilities have equal access to general education curriculum and that these students are able to benefit from general curriculum through the special education services they provide.
Certification: Illinois State Certificate: Type 10: Special Teaching with endorsement in Speech & Language Impaired and Speech-Language Pathology
Education: Master’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology
Experience: Successful experience in a school setting. Bilingual skills as an SLP preferred.
ESSENTIAL PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Use written and oral tests, as well as special instruments, to diagnose the nature and extent of impairment and to record and analyze speech, language, and swallowing irregularities
- Select augmentative or alternative communication methods, including automated devices and sign language, and teach their use to student and families
- Teach those with little or no speech capability how to make sounds, improve their voices, or increase their language skills to communicate more effectively
- Provide diagnostic services for students referred through systematic referral process
- Provide direct and consultative services to identified students with speech-language impairments
- Assure that students with speech and language disabilities have equal access to curriculum, school activities and facilities
- Develop and implement individual educational plans for identified students
- Serve as a member of IEP teams in student assessment and placement
- Remediate speech language deficits involving social communication/language pragmatics, phonology, morphology, semantics, syntax, and or perception; and establish these skills in daily communication
- Send reports on student progress to parents as recorded in IEP, review each student’s progress toward selected goals annually, and schedule tri-annual reevaluations and annual hearing screenings for continuing students
- Attend IEP meetings on assigned students, organizing those meetings for students for whom speech-language is their primary service, and meet all mandated deadlines
- Provide diagnostic testing that includes a) current audiometric screening, b) a review of student’s academic and classroom functioning, c) an evaluation of functional communication skills and d) an assessment of the student’s speech-language problem
- Report results in writing
- Provide interpretation of test results including evaluations from outside agencies
- Incorporate academic skills, both written and verbal whenever possible
- Provide in-service training and consultation to teachers when requested
- Utilize state-of-the art technology in the provision of speech services
- Provide speech and language services in integrated settings when appropriate
- Collaborate with colleagues and parents in order to share information and expertise to plan and implement effective student programs
- Perform other duties as assigned
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Knows and uses data collection systems, data analysis and decision making, fluency with data collection tools
- Knowledge and skill in the use of computerized IEP systems and current technology
- Knowledge and application of special education law and compliance
- Demonstrates ethical practices and compliance to all legal educational requirements.
- Professional demeanor and strong communication skills.
- Creates and maintains collaborative and supportive relationships with students and families.
- Creates and maintains collaborative and supportive relationships with coworkers and community contacts.
- Oral and written communications are professional, clearly understood, and accurate.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time, 180 days as defined by the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
SALARY RANGE: As per Collective Bargaining Agreement
EVALUATION: Conducted as per state requirements and/or Collective Bargaining Agreement
The North Chicago Community Unit School District #187 is an Equal Opportunity Employer with established policies prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, marital status, arrest record, military status, order of protection status, unfavorable military discharge, citizenship status provided the individual is authorized to work in the United States, use of lawful products while not at work, being a victim of domestic or sexual violence, genetic information, physical or mental handicap or disability, if otherwise able to perform the essential functions of the job with reasonable accommodation, credit history, unless a satisfactory credit history is an established bona fide occupational requirement of a particular position, or other legally protected categories. The Superintendent of Schools/designee (847-689-8150) addresses questions regarding student discrimination, and the Director of Human Resources (847-689-8150) answers questions concerning staff discrimination.