Communication Disorders Specialist Assistant (CDSA) SY 21-22

Posted 3 months ago
Position Areas
Instructional Support



  • Associate’s degree (Bachelor’s preferred) or certificate of proficiency from a Speech Language Pathology Assistant program approved by the Board of Hearing and Speech
  • Experience in school setting or tutorial program preferred
  • General knowledge of Special Education child development laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures
  • General knowledge of child development
  • Knowledge of adaptive technology and ability to use as appropriate with students
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, some assignments require knowledge of basic sign language.
  • Skill in operating office equipment and software related to the position
  • Ability to learn effective therapy methods for students with special needs
  • Ability to handle students in a warm and confident manner
  • Ability to remain flexible to change
  • Ability to organize activities and set priorities
  • Ability to appropriately monitor and correct student behavior
  • Ability to administer and score achievement tests
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and parents
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: This position is for 6.0 hours per day (plus a 30-minute unpaid lunch period) for 176 days per year starting at the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year. The position assists a Speech Language Pathologist with instructional activities for students with special needs; tutors students, monitors and models behavior; and performs clerical duties such as typing and duplicating materials. Classroom environment, may be exposed to infectious diseases. If assigned to work with students with special needs, may be required to lift and attend to personal hygiene needs. Some assignments require knowledge of basic sign language. Must have general knowledge of child development and laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures as they relate to Special Education. Effective oral and written communication skills and ability to deal with students in a warm and confident manner, be fair and consistent, self-directed and work as a member of a team, maintain student records with confidentiality, administer and score achievement tests, follow district policies and procedures, and provide excellent customer service. Current CDSA certification and license for billing Medicaid. Experience working in a school setting preferred. Federal, state and district requirements must be met prior to start date, which includes: (a) copy of high school diploma/transcript or equivalent, and (b) official transcripts to verify either 72+ college credits or an AA degree or higher, or passing score of 461 on the ETS Para-Pro Assessment. The current pay range for CDSA is $21.34 - $26.26.

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Oak Harbor School District

350 South Oak Harbor Street , Oak Harbor, WA 98277

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