- This posting will remain open until filled
- This position is temporary for the 2019-2020 school year
- Location: Harvey Clarke Elementary School
- FTE: .50
- Start date: August 26, 2019
- Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
Job Title: SPEECH AND LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
The position of Speech and Language Pathologist is to plan and implement speech and language services in conjunction with other educational services provided by the district. Work with school district staff to evaluate children for communication disorders involving articulation, voice, fluency, and language impairments as referred by the district. Conduct hearing screenings. Develop and implement individualized programs to meet individual students needs to correct existing communication disorders. As necessary, select programs and instruct students and/or staff, in the use of augmentative communication devices. Consult and collaborate with teachers and parents regarding speech and language disabilities, and services and related student activities. Maintain appropriate records and reports. This position does not supervise any employees and reports to the Director of Student Services or designee.
- Screen and identify communication disorders in children with special needs. Evaluate articulation, voice, fluency and language impairments. Act as a member of the multi-disciplinary team in the evaluation and program development of children.
- Develop appropriate Individualized Education Plans (IEP) to meet individual student needs in order to correct existing communication disorders
- Develop and provide classroom teachers, parents and other school staff with appropriate materials to facilitate meeting childrens goals. Consult and collaborate with teachers in classroom situations.
- Case management duties include: The preparation of speech and language evaluations, progress reports, transition reports and maintain on-going records from the time the student enters the program until the student leaves the program.
- Schedule and coordinate case loads (classroom or pull-out) and attend staff meetings at various locations. Drive between locations as required.
- Provide direct and indirect speech/language pathology services as dictated by student IEPs.
- Maintain consistent and predictable attendance to meet the requirements of the position.
- Participate in various meetings for the purpose of receiving information or sharing information and expertise with students, colleagues and parents/guardians.
- Confer regularly with immediate supervisor
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience Required
- A minimum of a Masters degree in Speech and Language, Speech-Language Pathology or Communication Disorders
- Maintain integrity of confidential information relating to students, staff or district patrons
- Skillfully manage individual, group, and organizational interactions
- Demonstrates command of oral and written English language
- Ability to work collaboratively and establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers
- Ability to complete paperwork accurately; verify and correctly enters data
- Ability to avert problem situations and intervene to resolve conflicts
- Ability to effectively work and communicate with students, parents, and school personnel from diverse cultures or backgrounds in English, Spanish, or other languages related to the job
- Ability to read and comprehend complex technical language.
- Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients and other employees of the organization.
- Demonstrate professionalism and appropriate judgment in behavior, speech and dress in a neat, clean and appropriate professional manner for the assignment and work setting
Licenses, Certifications, Bonding, and/or Testing Required
- Holds an appropriate license from Teacher Standards and Practices Commission in the State of Oregon
- A valid drivers license and reliable transportation for on the job travel
- In an eight-hour day employee may:
- Stand/Walk [ ] None [ ] 1-4 hrs [ ] 4-6 hrs [X] 6-8 hrs
- Sit [ ] None [ ] 1-3 hrs [ ] 3-5 hrs [X] 5-8 hrs
- Drive [ ] None [X] 1-3 hrs [ ] 3-5 hrs [ ] 5-8 hrs
- Employee may use hands for repetitive:
- [X] Single Grasping [X] Pushing and Pulling [X] Fine Manipulation
- Employee may use feet for repetitive movement as in operating foot controls:
- Bend [X] Frequently [ ] Occasionally [ ] Not at all
- Squat [X] Frequently [ ] Occasionally [ ] Not at all
- Climb Stairs [ ] Frequently [X] Occasionally [ ] Not at all
- Lift [ ] Frequently [X] Occasionally [ ] Not at all
- [ ] Sedentary Work: Lifting 10 pounds occasionally with frequent sitting and occasional standing/walking.
- [ ] Light Work: Lifting 20 pounds occasionally with occasional sitting and frequent standing/walking.
- [X] Medium Work: Lifting 50 pounds occasionally, 25 pounds frequently with occasional sitting and frequent standing/walking.
- [ ] Medium Heavy Work: Lifting 75 pounds occasionally, 35 pounds frequently with occasional sitting and frequent standing/walking.
- [ ] Heavy Work: Lifting 100 pounds occasionally, 50 pounds frequently with occasional sitting and frequent standing/walking.
The Forest Grove School District is an equal opportunity employer and provides services to the public on an equal opportunity basis and does not discriminate in employment or the provision of public services on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or belief, citizenship or marital status.
Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact the Director of Human Resources at the Forest Grove School District, 503-359-2414.