The Speech and Language Pathologist shall be responsible for providing, in collaboration with the student’s educational team, comprehensive speech and language services to students whose speech and /or language delays interfere with their educational performance. This position will serve students in the districts supported by the Olympic Educational Services District 114.
Essential Job Functions:
Participates as a team member with responsibility for the identification, eligibility, and placement of communication disordered special education students.
Assists in the development and monitoring of Individual Education Plans (IEPs) for assigned students and modifications of instructional programs to meet individual student needs.
Participates with district staff to cooperatively develop effective strategies for improving student learning.
Provides positive assistance and guidance to a diverse population.
Maintains student records, including special education reports, sensitive confidential records, assessment data, essential learnings data, cumulative records, orders, and inventory, in a timely and orderly fashion.
Provides inservice to district staff regarding speech and language needs.
Conducts speech screenings for potential referral to special education assessment for determination of eligibility.
Consult with physicians and other agencies of the community regarding referrals and mutual exchange of information.
Works cooperatively with district staff in an atmosphere of cooperation and collegiality.
Provides speech and language therapy in direct and consultative models, to students, through a variety of mediums including video conferencing and teletherapy.
Cooperation with management team members.
Uphold and assist in enforcing administrative regulations and board policy.
Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect children, staff, equipment, materials, and facilities.
Requires the use of multiple communication and technology systems, which may include electronic mail, computers, document cameras, smart boards and web-based resources.Other Job Functions:
Performs other duties as assigned.Working Environment:
The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following conditions:
Significant: handling paperwork, use of personal computer and phone, looking at computer monitor, ability to adjust focus, driving
Frequent: standing, walking, sitting, talking, hearing, vision, repetitive motion, use of fax machine, color vision, peripheral/depth perception, moderate noise levels
Occasional: climbing, kneeling, squatting, crawling, reaching above the shoulder, lifting up to 20 pounds, carrying, pushing/pulling, use of calculator, exposure to moving parts, very quiet noise levels
Required Education and Experience:
Masters Degree in Speech-Language Pathologist.
Valid Washington State ESA Certificate for speech-language pathologist, CCC is a plus.
Must be flexible, exhibit a commitment to accomplishment, possess outstanding communication and conceptual skills, demonstrate appropriate and positive student relationships, possess a strong professional orientation, and be willing to actively participate in a team environment.
Demonstrated successful experience with special education programs preferred.
Working knowledge of a variety of research-based effective therapeutic strategies, including an emphasis on skills aimed at assisting special needs students.
Strong coursework and background in evaluations, learning strategies, language, speech, and communication.
Demonstrated knowledge of new technology and an ability to incorporate this into job skills.
Demonstrated compatibility with staff, program, and school goals.
Demonstrated commitment to fostering a positive attitude with students, self, and others.
Experience equivalency or possession of clinical competence certificate.
Must have good human relations and interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to keep confidentiality, and show initiative when appropriate.
Additional Salary Information: Salary based on the WA State Certificated Salary Schedule. Placement based on credits and experience.
Internal Number: 180202001
About Olympic Educational Service District 114
Olympic Educational Service District (ESD) is one of nine regional educational agencies serving school districts, tribal compact schools, and state-approved private schools in Washington State. ESDs function primarily as support agencies and deliver educational services that can be more efficiently or economically performed regionally. Our mission is to be an essential partner in public education so that we advance student achievement and learning for all. Our vision is to become increasingly indispensable to the school districts and the educational partners we serve.
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.