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SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST – SPECIAL EDUCATION AND EVALUATION SERVICES PROGRAM

Organization: 
Linn Benton Lincoln ESD

1.0 FTE on a 190 day work calendar for the 21-22 FY
Location: Albany and other district locations
Competitive Salary and Benefits Package

Application process

Applications are available at http://www.lblesd.k12.or.us/employment

A complete application consists of

Online Application
Resume
Cover letter
3 current letters of reference
Copy of University Transcripts (Successful candidates will be required to provide official transcripts before completion of the hiring process)
Copy of License

TITLE

SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST – SPECIAL EDUCATION AND EVALUATION SERVICES PROGRAM

QUALIFICATIONS

A Master’s degree or higher.
One of the following:
Speech Language Pathology License as issued by the Oregon Board of Examiners in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology
OR – If licensed before 2015;

Oregon Teaching License with Special Education: Communication Disorders endorsement and American Speech and Hearing Association, Certificate of Clinical Competency in Speech Language Pathology, or actively pursuing this Certificate.
Demonstrated successful experience in special education, including work with high needs populations.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the LBL Board of Directors/Superintendent may find appropriate and acceptable.

REPORTS TO

Special Education and Evaluation Services Program Administrator

JOB GOAL

Successfully participate as a member of the school team in order to meet individual communication and other education needs of identified students. Provide assessment, evaluation, direct and speech/language services consultations for students 4 - 21

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES

The duties listed below are not inclusive, but characteristic of the type and level of work assigned for this position. Individual employees may perform all or some combination of the duties listed below as well as other related duties.

Essential functions:

Provide or direct the provision of speech and/or language therapy and services to identified students with communication disorders.
Assist education staff in observing and referring students with suspected communication disorders.
Provide individual evaluations in speech and language, as well as other areas that may be assigned, to identify students with communication disorders.
Provide comprehensive written report of observations, assessment results, and recommendations within the standards established by the EECC.
Participate as a specialist of communication disorders in determining eligibility.
Prepare and implement Individualized Education Programs for identified students on caseload.
Participate in developing integrated goals with other education staff for students with multiple or other disabilities.
Serve as a resource and consultant to provide specialized suggestions and/or materials for use by regular classroom staff or parents in the delivery of speech/language services or generalizations of previously acquired skills.
Maintain regular attendance at work. Be punctual in meeting deadlines, attending meetings and following schedules.
Consult with school personnel regarding individual student program needs.
Work well within a team. Promote good staff morale and put team needs above individual needs.
Collaborate with others to complete tasks and solve problems in a positive manner.
Communicate effectively in a courteous, tactful and professional manner.
Participate in the Medicaid billing process for school-based services as directed.
Utilize teleservice platform to provide services to educators, students and district staff as needed.
Other Functions:

Compile and maintain required service records and documentations for assigned students on caseload.
Assist district in compliance with federal and state special education law requirements.
When assigned, provide supervision and paperwork requirements of American Speech – Language – Hearing Association (ASHA) Clinical Fellows, as requested by agency or districts and assigned by the program administrator.
When assigned, oversee activities, supervision and paperwork requirements of Oregon Board of Examiners certified Speech – Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA).
Maintain confidentially at all times.
Adjust /adapt services as determined by work environments such as regular classroom or separate therapy room.
Demonstrate a commitment to promoting equity and diversity.
Maintain professional dress standards.
Perform other duties as assigned.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Ability to work in a variety of settings including classroom, school buildings, and office environments.
Ability to sit in child-sized chairs for extended periods of time.
Ability to sit on the floor for extended periods of time.
Ability to provide own transportation as deemed necessary for traveling to schools and districts throughout the school day.
Ability to lift, carry or transport up to 25 pounds.
Ability to sit for extended periods of time in vehicle and at desk.
Ability to use computer to generate documents on a word processor or database for extended periods of time.
Ability to stay overnight when providing services to assigned geographic locations in the three-county region.

Salary and Benefit Information:

Licensed employees are represented by Linn Benton Lincoln Education Association.
Salary and benefit information shown are based on full-time employment (1.0 FTE) based on the current school year
Placement on the Linn Benton Lincoln ESD licensed salary schedule will be commensurate with applicant’s qualifications, relevant training, and experience
Linn Benton Lincoln ESD will provide an Insurance CAP to assist with health, dental and vision insurance premiums
Employer paid PERS, holidays, sick leave and personal days are also provided
Employer paid Life Insurance 1 x annual salary
Employer paid Basic AD&D and Long Term Disability
Health Insurance

Oregon Educators Benefit Board (OEBB) provides insurance to school and education service district employees

Includes medical, dental, vision & prescription insurance
Monthly premium deducted pre-tax
LBLESD contributes a monthly CAP/Pool to help offset insurance cost
Health Savings Accounts for high deductible plans
Flexible Spending Accounts

Carriers offered are:

Moda
Kaiser
Willamette Dental Group
Retirement

PERS – Public Employee Retirement System
For more information visit: state.or.us
LBLESD pays the 6% employee contribution on behalf of each employee

Personal Leave

Up to 24 hours

Sick Leave

Up to 80 hours
Sick Leave Bank
Employees may opt to donate one day of sick leave to become a member of the Sick Leave Bank
Members may request leave from the sick leave bank in the event of a catastrophic illness or injury
Professional Development Opportunities

LBLESD hosts a variety of training classes
First Aid/CPR classes offered onsite
Includes workshops, conferences and mentorship programs

Reasonable accommodations for the application and interview process will be provided upon request and as required in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Individuals with disabilities may contact Human Resources at 541-812-2624 for additional information and assistance.

Linn Benton Lincoln ESD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Qualifying veterans and disabled veterans may obtain preference by submitting with their completed application a copy of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215) or a letter from the US Dept. of Veteran's Affairs indicating receipt of a non-service connected pension as verification of eligibility. Disabled Veterans must also submit a copy of their veteran's disability preference letter from the Dept. of Veteran Affairs, unless the information is included in the DD Form 214 or 215.