The Speech and Language Pathologist assesses the communication and language skills of students (using formal and informal assessment tools), in terms of present functioning, potential for effective speech skills, and determining the most effective modalities for development of proficient language and communication abilities and/or remediation.
SUPERVISOR: Support Services Coordinator
FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assess communication skills and determines appropriate speech, language, and pragmatics goals for each student.
Prepares an individual communication program for each student, involving written goals and strategies to be implemented.
Provides direct service to students in the areas of language development, functional speech skills, spoken English, communication strategies, repair strategies, oral-motor skills, and communication pragmatics in either a one-to-one therapy setting or small group approach.
Communicates regularly with parents, teachers, therapists (both in school and with those serving the student outside of school) regarding student progress.
Collaborates regularly with teaching staff and other professionals to provide well-integrated services across disciplines, as needed.
Participates as a member of each student’s educational TEAM, attending IEP and planning meetings requested.
Complies with students’ IEPs and submits quarterly progress reports.
Conducts thorough triennial assessments, as recommended by special education regulation, to provide an evaluation of progress and to recommend future approach and direction.
Videotape each student quarterly during therapy to obtain live language sampling and to document speech and language development.
For younger students who utilize cochlear implants (CI), monitor battery life and appropriate settings and plan.
Communicate regularly with CI Center that follows each student who utilizes a cochlear implant.
**Some lifting may be required when working with young students or students with special needs, however, TLC embraces and celebrates a spirit of inclusion and diversity, and reasonable accommodations and modifications will be made whenever possible. The diversity of our student population may require that some assignments have a heavier physical responsibility due to safety. If the opening for which you are applying will require more strenuous physical activity, the unique needs will be discussed at the time of interview.
*Perform other tasks as assigned by the Department Supervisor.
*Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
**TLC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and all employees and applicants for employment are afforded equal opportunity in every area of hiring and employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity, age, criminal record (inquiries only), handicap (disability), mental illness, retaliation, sexual harassment, sexual orientation, genetics, active military, and any other legally protected characteristic.
**TLC embraces and celebrates a spirit of inclusion and diversity, and reasonable accommodations and modifications will be made whenever possible.
• Master’s Degree in Speech & Language Pathology
• Current ASHA license as a CCC-SLP or candidate has met all requirements to participate in CFY mentoring
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Experience with children and families preferred
• ASL fluency preferred, willingness to learn required
• Prior experience working with the Deaf/Hard of Hearing population preferred