SUMMARY: Apply principles, methods and procedures for an analysis of speech and language comprehension and production to determine communicative competencies. Provide intervention strategies and services related to speech and language development and literacy development as well as disorders of language, voice, articulation and fluency and functional communication that adversely affect an individual's educational performance.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Collaborate with professionals and parents to observe, plan, implement, monitor, and facilitate generalization of oral and written communication skills. Use research-based and technically sound practices to drive decision-making and interventions; and collaborate with school personnel and parents in order to develop and modify student intervention strategies.
Provide assessments that are relevant to the presenting concern, meaningful communication skills.
Use a variety of service delivery options, evidence-based practices and facilitate generalization of communication skills.
Manage time, organize material, and communicate with school teams, building and central administrators to effectively manage individual student programs; engage in problem solving process with school-based teams.
Monitor individual progress towards measurable goals and objectives.
Share knowledge with individuals and groups concerning communication, language and literacy development.
Advocate for the individual's communication needs across a variety of settings.
Develop and/or participate in professional enrichment activities to maintain a high standard of service delivery.
Participate in or utilize specialized services to provide better programming for individuals with complex needs.
May assist in the supervision of Speech-Language Pathology Assistants.
Complies with Exceptional Student Services and district policies and procedures (e.g., Medicaid billing, accident reporting).
Input information into ezEDMed system for reimbursement purposes.
Provide direct and indirect interventions/therapy to students according to their special education Individualized Education Program (IEPs).
Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: Hold current CDE Special Services Provider license with endorsement in one of the following: Speech Therapist, Speech Correction or Speech-Language Pathologist. Masters degree in speech-language pathology or communications disorders from a recognized training institution or qualified by Statement of Professional Recognition. Must be certified by ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association) prior to hire.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Certificate of Clinical Competence preferred. Knowledge of augmentative communication systems. Training emphasis in LD/PC preferred.
Jeffco Public Schools has been providing educational excellence for more than 60 years. Approximately 9 percent of all the K-12 students in Colorado attend a Jeffco School. Our mission is to provide a quality education that prepares all children for a successful future. The district has 155 schools on 168 campuses.
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.