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Speech Language Pathologist - #334

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Southern Oregon Education Service District

Speech Language Pathologist

The Southern Oregon Education Service District (SOESD) Speech-Language Program is hiring Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs) who share an enthusiasm about speech-language development in all learners.Our SLPs provide direct and consultative services to children from birth to age five in early intervention/early special education services and to school age students Kindergarten through age 21. SOESD SLPs collaborate with school district teams to develop assessment plans, provide speech-language assessment, offer hearing screenings, develop IFSP/IEP goals, participate in eligibility determinations, track student progress, and offer individual and small group speech-language services.
The students we serve include those with a range of voice, fluency, articulation, and expressive and receptive language needs who may also qualify for special education services across disability categories and/or be bilingual. Services may follow the pull-out model or be offer within a resource or site based classroom in area schools. Some students are served in the day treatment or residential mental health setting. Our team of SLPs and SLPAs meet throughout the year to share their skills and expertise and to collaborate on strategies that support students. A professional library of the most current editions of assessment tools and professional development workshops/trainings to advance skills and knowledge are available. SOESD offers opportunities for profession development to assist SLPs with their CEUs.
Consider applying to be a part of our dedicated team of professionals!

Southern Oregon ESD is located in the Rogue Valley, the cultural and economic heart of southern Oregon, home to legendary snow-skiing, white-water rafting, kayaking, hiking, fishing, as well as numerous cultural venues and events such as art galleries, the Britt Music Festivals, the Ashland Independent Film Festival, and the renowned Oregon Shakespeare Festival. For more information on living in Medford, please go to: https://www.travelmedford.org/

Note: OAR 333-019-1030 Proof of COVID full vaccination status or approved OHA excemption is require for this position.

Position Goal:   To help students communicate appropriately through planning, implementing, and evaluation of individualized education programs.

Essential Functions:
Assessing individual educational speech-language needs of students and making recommendations
Preparing individual educational programs and materials. 
Delivering effective speech-language therapy to identified students.
Consulting with parents to integrate home and school goals.
Assisting schools in multidisciplinary, IFSP, IEP, placement, intervention and other educational decisions.
Providing consultations to teachers regarding speech-language interventions.
Establishing and maintaining positive , flexible,and cooperative relationships with ESD and local district staff.
Making independent decisions within established policies and procedures.
Preparing accountability records regarding services provided.
Communicating clearly and appropriately.
Participating in professional growth activities.
Complying with local district and ESD rules and policies.
Performing physical requirements unaided or with the assistance of reasonable accommodation.
Performing jon related tasks as designated by supervisor.

Minimum Pre-Requisites:
Successful completion of an approved speech pathology program
Oregon teachers' license with speech impaired endorsement and acquire Oregon Health Board of Examiners' speech pathology license, or
Oregon Health Board of Examiners' speech pathology license.
The equivalent combination of experience, training, certification, education or degree that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be used as an alternative to prerequisites
 
SOESD Benefits:
Southern Oregon ESD contributes payments for health, dental and vision insurance premiums for qualified employees. Employer-paid PERS, 9 paid holidays, a generous sick, vacation and discretionary (personal) leave packet is also provided to qualified employees.
 
Health Insurance:
MODA
Includes medical, dental, vision & prescription insurance
Monthly premium deducted pre-tax
Southern Oregon ESD contributes up to $1960.00 per month (family coverage)
Options:
Health Savings Accounts for high deductible plans
Flexible Spending Accounts – medical, day-care expenses Optional Coverage for Additional Life, AD&D, Short Term Disability Insurance through Aflac or American Fidelity403(b) through Carruth Compliance Consulting
American Fidelity
Mercy Flights Membership
Retirement:
PERS - Public Employee Retirement System
Southern Oregon ESD pays the 6% employee contribution on behalf of each employee
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The Southern Oregon Education Service District is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, minorities and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Length of Position:          190 day School Year / 1.0 FTE
Salary Range:                   $46,144.00 - $64,887.00 (2021-2022 School Year Rate)
Immediate Supervisor:    Program Administrator

The following physical requirements are essential functions of this position:

1. Stand/Walk:............................. [  ] None         [X ] 1 4 Hrs/Day        [  ] 4 6 Hrs/Day      [  ] 6 8 Hrs/Day
2. Sit/Sit on the Floor:.................. [  ] None         [  ] 1 4 Hrs/Day         [X] 4 6 Hrs/Day      [  ] 6 8 Hrs/Day
3. Drive:....................................... [  ] None         [X ] 1 4 Hrs/Day        [  ] 4 6 Hrs/Day      [  ] 6 8 Hrs/Day
4. Bending:...................................[  ] Frequently      [X] Occasionally        [  ] Limited        [  ] Not At All
6. Climb Stairs:.............................[  ] Frequently      [X] Occasionally        [  ] Limited        [  ] Not At All
7. Single Grasping: ......................[  ] Frequently      [X] Occasionally       [  ] Limited         [  ] Not At All
8. Pushing:...................................[  ] Frequently       [X] Occasionally       [  ] Limited        [  ] Not At All
9. Pulling: ....................................[  ] Frequently       [X] Occasionally       [  ] Limited        [  ] Not At All
10. Fine Manipulation:.................[X] Frequently       [  ] Occasionally       [  ] Limited        [  ] Not At All
11. Repetitive Foot Controls…….[  ] Frequently       [X ] Occasionally      [  ] Limited        [  ] Not At All
13. Lifting (25 50 lbs): .................[  ] Frequently       [X] Occasionally       [  ] Limited        [  ] Not At All
14. Lifting (50 75 lbs): .................[  ] Frequently       [  ] Occasionally       [  ] Limited        [X] Not At All
15. Lifting (75 100 lbs): ...............[  ] Frequently       [  ] Occasionally       [  ] Limited        [X]  Not At All