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Speech Language Pathologist Assistant for 2019-2020 school year

Southern Oregon Education Service District

The Southern Oregon Education Service District (SOESD) Speech-Language Program is hiring SLPAs (Speech Language Pathologist Assistants for the 2019-2020 school year who share an enthusiasm about speech-language development in all learners. The SOESD offers speech-language services to our 13 component school districts in Jackson, Josephine, and Klamath Counties in beautiful southern Oregon. Under the direction and supervision of SLPs, our SLPAs provide direct 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 SLPAs collaborate with school district teams to develop assessment plans, provide speech-language assessments, follow 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 offered 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 school 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 professional development to assist SLPs with their CEUs. Consider applying to be a part of our dedicated team of professionals!

Minimum Qualifications:
• Minimunn of a certificate in Speech-Language Pathology Assisting, while the Associate of Applied Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology Assisting is preferred.
• Must hold, or be eligible to hold, current licensure as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant in the State of Oregon, and must be eligible for certification as a Medicaid provider.
• Knowledge of child development, developmental disabilities, and knowledge/experience pertinent to the area of communication disorders.
• Commitment to learn techniques, procedures, and routines quickly, follow oral and written instructions rapidly and accurately, and follow the directives of the supervising Speech-Language Pathologist.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills and an ability to establish effective
• working relationships with staff as well as with the children and families served.
• Must have access to reliable transportation.
• Possession of a valid Oregon Driver's License and a safe driving record.
• Must obtain First Aid certification within sixty (60) days of employment.
• Pass a background check and maintain enrollment in the Child Care Division Criminal History Registry

If interested in seeking employment as an SOESD Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant, please apply directly by visiting our website at openings and look for posting # 1098. Here you will find a complete job description, requirements and application. To be considered for this position, a formal application must be submitted through our website. The SOESD is an equal opportunity employer. SOESD provides a competitive salary and benefit package.


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