NW REGIONAL ESD’S MISSION STATEMENT: In partnership with the communities we serve, Northwest Regional ESD improves student learning by providing equitable access to high quality services and support.
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This position evaluates and provides Speech/Language therapy services to children who have mental and/or physical disabilities and who are on a current Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or an Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSP). The main responsibilities for this position are evaluation of children birth-5, determining eligibility, writing evaluation reports, communications evaluation results with families, developing IFSPs, and connecting parents with resources to support their children's development.
QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Required:
1. Holds current license with Oregon Teachers Standards and Practices Commission with Speech Impaired endorsement or Oregon Board of Examiners for Speech Pathology and Audiology.
2. Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology
3. Proficient with database software, e-mail, internet software and word processing software.
4. Holds a current driver’s license.
5. Bilingual in Spanish preferred but not required
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: include the following. Performs some or all of the following tasks, other duties may be assigned:
1. Works collaboratively with parents and staff in support of the child’s total educational program.
2. Case Management duties: Evaluation Reports; progress reports; transition reports; maintain ongoing contact records and therapy notes from the time the student enters the program until the student is dismissed from speech/language therapy or leaves the program; attend staff meetings; determine schedule for service delivery; drive between locations as required.
3. Screen and identify communication disorders in children with special needs. Evaluate articulation, voice, fluency, and language impairments. Act as a member of a multi-disciplinary team in evaluating children.
4. Interprets evaluation data to design an individualized plan for Speech/Language treatment. Re-evaluates plan according to IEP or IFSP timelines. Re-evaluates eligibility every 3 years or as needed.
5. Implements treatment plan for individuals or groups. Provides training and supervision to instructional assistants, Speech Language Pathology Assistants, and others within the educational plan.
6. Documents appropriate information as required (i.e., written evaluations, test results, progress reports, notes, and other child records). Maintains confidentiality.
7. Collaborates with other professional and general staff members to coordinate, schedule and implement Speech/Language therapy goals and objectives within the educational plan.
8. Serves as resource for Speech/Language related information for parents, school staff and teachers.
9. Maintains communication with other professionals, general staff members, parents and other public and
private agencies related to child's needs, progress and safety.
10. Keeps current in standards of practice to provide best service to the child. Maintains professional growth and development.
11. Maintain regular and consistent attendance and punctuality
12. Work collaboratively and communicate effectively with staff and customers at all organizational levels
13. Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
MARGINAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
1. Organizes and maintains classroom and office areas as a team member.
2. Performs other duties as assigned.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
NWRESD recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals and groups. It is the policy of NWRESD that there will be no discrimination or harassment of individuals or groups based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, marital status, age, veterans status, genetic information or disability in any educational programs, activities, or employment.
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 the Chief Human Resources Officer at 503-614-1407 for additional information or assistance. Speech/Hearing impaired persons may contact the district for assistance through the Oregon telecommunications Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.