JOB TITLE: Speech & Language Specialist
“Possession of either the Speech Language Pathology Services credential in Language, Speech & Hearing or the Clinical or Rehabilitative Services credential in Language, Speech & Hearing is required”
WORK YEAR: Full-time/ 11 Months/ 183 Days (prorated based on date of hire)/ 7 hours per day
START DATE: August 8, 2019
AREA OF ASSIGNMENT: Various Sites Around Butte County
SALARY: Schedule 4, $208.07-$419.18 Daily, Placement dependent on education and experience. Stipend for Doctorate $500 annually.
Placement on salary schedule is dependent upon how many years of full time certificated experience you have, as well as your level of education above and beyond your Bachelor’s Degree.
PLEASE NOTE: PER OUR SUPERINTENDENT’S POLICIES AND PROCEDURES, THE BUTTE COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION WILL CREDIT NEW EMPLOYEES WITH A MAXIMUM OF 11 YEARS CERTIFICATED EXPERIENCE.
BENEFITS: Generous benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, and Vision for employee and dependents. Sick leave accrued. Life insurance for employee. This position qualifies for CalSTRS retirement.
HOW TO APPLY: Visit: https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1149190
DEADLINE: This position is open until filled. To receive full consideration, please apply by Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 4:00 PM
Provide speech/language service students identified as needing speech and /or language as part of their IEP. Speech-language specialists assess, diagnose, treat, and help prevent speech, language, cognitive, communication, voice, swallowing, fluency, and other related disorders. They develop and implement individualized programs of habilitation of speech, voice, articulation, hearing and language disorders for infants, preschoolers and school age children. Assist students with skills for coping in the mainstreamed educational setting. Complete other related functions as required.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES: (May include, but is not limited to the following.)
- Responsible for the management of each student’s IEP (Individual Educational Plan)
- Work in close cooperation with other staff and parents in developing an appropriate I.E.P. as well as monitoring the results of each IEP
- Participate in IEP meetings as necessary
- Perform other assigned duties related to the general welfare of the school programs and the students
- Follow state mandated and department guidelines for referral, assessment, and placement of students in speech and language therapy
- Identify pupils with speech, language, and/or hearing problems through screening and diagnostic evaluation
- Determine eligibility for students comprising speech caseload based on state and SELPA eligibility criteria
- Develop an individual education plan with parents for each student based on assessment needs and including annual goals and specific objectives
- Participate in assessment and placement meetings for students referred for special class consideration as appropriate
- Plan, schedule, and implement a therapy program to assist identified students with improvement in speech and language deficit areas
- Confer with parents, classroom teachers, psychologist, school nurse, and other professionals as needed
- Maintain appropriate records on assessment, therapy progress, and IEP timelines for caseload
- Provide information for all district, county, and state reports when requested
- Maintain professional competence through attendance at conferences, workshops, classes, and department meetings
- Establish and maintain communication and rapport with school site staffs. Provide resource information to teachers and parents as needed
- Provide information to children and/or their parents about the Medi-Cal system and where and how to access applications
- Inform children and /or their parents about medical services available through school or in the local community
- Refer children to medical services covered by Medi-Cal (Part of SST process)
- Provide health-related information to children and/or their parents
- Identify at risk children and families and refer them to the proper agencies for services
- Assist families and student with paperwork necessary to complete Medi-Cal and/or Healthy Families applications
- Implement inclusion and community based activities as appropriate for each student
- Participate in Student Study Team and other committees or site activities, as appropriate
- Maintain confidentiality regarding student files or other relevant material
- Establish and maintain an orderly, attractive, positive, and safe learning environment
- May be required to attend trainings outside the normal workday, locally or out of town
- Perform other duties normally required by certificated employees as adjunct to the regular teaching assignment
KNOWLEDGE OF/ABILITY TO:
- Work with designated student population (autistic, preschool, K-12, etc.)
- Work with the disabled population
- Principles and techniques of speech, language, assessment and therapy
- Behavioral management systems and current trends in educational methods for teaching language, speech, and hearing students
- Principles and methods of recognizing, testing, and evaluating language, speech, and hearing students
- Non-verbal communication techniques and systems
- Child growth and development and characteristics of children with speech, language and hearing needs
- Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with children and adults
- Function as a productive team member and interact positively with staff members, community agencies, and parents
- Maintain confidentiality of information pertaining to students and their families
- Respect and show appropriate consideration for age, gender, cultural/linguistic background and related factors when providing services
- Prepare, implement, and monitor effective Individualized Education Plans, including the ability to prepare plans using an online or computerized IEP system
- Speak and write effectively
- Effectively implement the California Standards for the Teaching Profession competencies.
- Valid California driver’s license
- Valid California Speech Language Pathology Services Credential in Language, Speech and Hearing
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:
- Possess a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university
- Possess a valid California Speech Language Pathology Services Credential in Language, Speech and Hearing or be eligible to participate in a CTC approved intern program for the Speech Pathology Services Credential in Language, Speech and Hearing
- Bilingual in English and Spanish desired
- Ability to bend and twist, stoop, kneel, run and crawl
- Ability to lift 25 pounds
- Ability to carry 25 pounds
- Sufficient physical and emotional stamina to move quickly on uneven terrain, play yards, and school ground, to push or pull student in wheelchairs or wagons
- Physical agility to effectively restrain student in sometimes hostile situations
- Ability to stand for extended periods of time
- Sufficient mobility to travel from site to site and move about an office/classroom
- Ability to stand and move around a classroom
- Ability to work at a desk, conference table, or in meetings of various configurations
- Ability to see for purposes of reading printed matter and observing students
- Ability to hear and understand speech at normal levels
- Ability to communicate orally and in writing so others will be able to clearly understand
- Ability to operate office equipment
- Ability to reach in all directions
- Mental acuity to perform the duties of this position in an accurate, neat, and timely fashion; to make good judgments and decision; and to evaluate the result of decision and judgments
NOTE: This list of essential functions and physical requirements is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary in accordance with the requirements of the job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a person with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.
- To comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all new employees must provide proof of identity and authorization to work in the United States.
- FINGERPRINTING FOR CONDUCTING A BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION IS REQUIRED (and completed upon offer of employment)
TO APPLY: Visit: https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1149190
Online applications only; no paper copies will be accepted. All online applications must be accompanied by the following attachments; (incomplete applications will not be accepted):
- Cover Letter
- Three Letters of Recommendation
- Copy of Master’s Degree
- Copy of Credential print out from CTC: https://www.ctc.ca.gov/commission/lookup
- Copy of Transcripts
Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/Handicapped IX Employer
Deaf individuals may use the toll-free California Relay Service (CRS). If you have a TTY: (530) 532-5650. If you do not have a
TTY: 1-800-735-2922. Upon CRS connection, ask for 530-532-5785 for more information about this recruitment.
Applicant must have one of the following:
- Valid California Speech-Language Pathology Services Credential in Language, Speech and Hearing or eligibility for immediate participation in a CTC-approved Intern program for the Speech-Language Pathology Services Intern Credential in Language, Speech & Hearing.
- Valid Clinical or Rehabilitative Services Credential in Language, Speech, & Hearing.
- Master's degree in Communication Disorders and valid license issued by the Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Board as per Ed Code §44831.