We are searching for long-term (full-time or part-time) speech-language pathologists to expand our team in Nassau County, FL. We employ approximately 20 SLPs which service 16 schools. One lead SLP and one SLP paraprofessional facilitate new hire training, mentor relationships, policies/procedures, scheduling continuing education workshops, balancing SLP workload/caseload and maintaining compliance for the speech-language department county-wide. Each SLP works closely with the students' school-based team to ensure compliance for all Individual Education Plans (IEPs) with positive, effective communication and flexibility. Each therapist is responsible for creating a positive and engaging learning environment for their students, assessing students and adapting their on-going needs, building relationships with families, collaborating with their team, and other duties, as assigned. Our mission is to develop each student as an inspired life-long learner and problem-solver within the strength of character to serve as a productive member of society.
Provide differentiated speech and language therapy per the student's IEP
Maintain thorough documentation of therapy and/or evaluation services provided per session
Provide knowledge and resources to teams with communication-based concerns through Response to Intervention (RTI)
Actively attend meetings for students in order to report progress on present levels of performance and propose draft IEP goals
Write and implement Plan of Care documentation
Assist teachers and parents through referrals for speech and language impairments
Conduct speech and language screenings
Conduct speech and language evaluations
Implement, program, monitor effective use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems or devices for students who are low-verbal or non-verbal
Ensure carryover of learned skills into the classroom, especially with AAC systems/devices
The Nassau County School District (NCSD) is comprised of 15 fully accredited schools serving five geographic areas: Bryceville, Callahan, Hilliard, Yulee, and Fernandina. The district also operates the Nassau Adult High School which offers an adult high school diploma to students at four satellite locations across the county (Hilliard, Callahan, Yulee, & Fernandina).Our school system has single fe...eder patterns in each community; this helps build strong support as a child moves from one school to the next level in their education. Nassau County has always had generous community support from parents and businesses throughout our district creating a family atmosphere.The population of the county is 77,466 and is spread across its five geographic areas. Nassau County's economy is very diverse, ranging from agricultural activity (mostly in the form of tree farms) in the west and central areas, to a variety of activities closer to Amelia Island. Much of the land used for tree farming is owned by Rayonier, a major employer in the area, and the owner of a large pulp mill in Fernandina Beach. Historically, tree farming, trucking, and pulp production have characterized a large portion of the local economy. However, extensive growth is occurring in the outlying small towns in the rural western area, and the home construction market is still quite strong. Fernandina Beach has long been known for professional industries such as real estate, legal services, and medical care, and is also the closest city to two upscale resorts: the Ritz-Carlton Hotel and Amelia Island Plantation.Nassau County has 649 square miles of land and 74 square miles of water, much of it in the Atlantic Ocean. The county is located in the Northeast part of the state and is bordered by Georgia to the north, Duval County to the south, Baker County to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. Fernandina Beach is located on Amelia Island, the county's one inhabited island.
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 191,500 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students.