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Speech-Language Pathology Paraprofessional - Special Education

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Clackamas Education Service District

Speech and Language Pathology Paraprofessional
Life Enrichment Education Program - Special Education
Sunnybrook Campus
5 days per week / 7 hours per day

Clackamas ESD strives to infuse equity in all our programs and bodies of work by maintaining an inclusive, barrier-free environment in which everyone participates and fully benefits.

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in the job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be the one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our qualifications described. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, or how this would be determined, please feel free to contact Human Resources to discuss your application.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE POSITION:
The Speech-Language Pathology Paraprofessional will deliver communication services to students with disabilities in collaboration with the supervising Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP). Communication services may include direct instruction, consultation, and material development under the direction of the SLP.

DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION:
The Life Enrichment Education Program (LEEP) provides specially designed instruction and related services for eligible Clackamas County students, ages 5-21 years. Students attend self-contained classrooms in schools located throughout the county. The curriculum focuses on personal management, communication, practical living skills, vocational skills, leisure and recreation activities, and social skills. Based on the individual needs of each student, the ESD offers speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, adaptive PE, and nursing support. LEEP also provides an extended school year program in the summer for students who would regress because of a lengthy educational recess.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

• Under the oversight of the SLP, provides individualized or small group communication services to students whose Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) identify communication as a direct or consultative service need
• Documents student progress, without interpretation of findings, toward meeting established goals and objectives as stated in students' IEPs, and reports this information to the supervising SLP
• Consults with special education staff related to the students' needs and progress
• Performs administrative record keeping including documentation of services to be reviewed by the SLP
• Manages students' behavior using teaching and behavioral procedures which conform to best practices and the individualized needs of each student
• Please see the attached Job Description for full list of Essential Functions

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

1) At least 18 years of age
2) Speech-Language Pathology Paraprofessional license as set forth by the State of Oregon Board of Examiners for Speech-Language and Audiology
3) Recent successful experience and training working with students with developmental disabilities
4) Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a collaborative multi-disciplinary team
5) Demonstrated ability to develop and utilize complex scheduling and time management techniques in the daily implementation of therapy in a number of different settings throughout the community
6) See job description for full list of Minimum Qualifications

CLACKAMAS EDUCATION SERVICE DISTRICT:
Clackamas Education Service District is one of Oregon's 19 ESDs charged with providing programs for children with special needs, technology support, school improvement, and administrative services to local school districts and the Oregon Department of Education. Clackamas ESD serves ten school districts in Clackamas County, including Canby, Colton, Estacada, Gladstone, Lake Oswego, Molalla River, North Clackamas, Oregon City, Oregon Trail, and West Linn-Wilsonville. These districts range in size from about 650 to 17,500 students. There are approximately 57,500 students in the ten school districts.

Clackamas ESD offers a comprehensive set of services through the following departments: Teaching and Learning; Technology Services; Special Education; and Early Learning. Constituent school districts annually approve the programs and services provided by CESD.

TO APPLY: Begin the application process by clicking the "Apply" button in the upper right of this announcement.
Applications ONLY accepted through Clackamas ESD's dedicated application website, found at https://www.applitrack.com/clackesd/onlineapp/

Application Deadline: Priority consideration given to applications received by September 02, 2021
Commences: As soon as practical following job offer
Starting Salary: $22.24 / hour (Range 17) Salary subject to adjustment in the 2021-22 school year
Benefits: Clackamas ESD offers a generous benefit package providing health insurance including HRA options, dental with orthodontia, and vision insurance. Retirement through the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) and professional development allocation.

Clackamas Education Service District is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We respect and seek to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our workforce along with the students and families that we serve.

Clackamas ESD policy provides veterans and disabled veterans with preference as required by law.