State Licensure or Certification,State Teacher Credential
JOB PURPOSE STATEMENT/S: The position of Speech-Language Pathologist is for the purpose/s of assessing students with communication disorders that interfere with their ability to derive full benefit from the district’s educational program and to provide/develop programs of support and correction.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: • Assist and guide teachers in observing, describing, and referring suspected and identified speech and language impairments. • Make necessary speech and language evaluations and hearing screenings as requested by teachers, principals, or parents. • Provide a thorough assessment and diagnosis of speech, voice, and language impairments. • Assist in proper referrals of individuals to agencies and specialists in the community, as appropriate. • Provide appropriate individualized treatment programs to meet students’ existing communication needs. • Collaborate with classroom teachers and other school staff members. • Provide information, support, and counseling to parents and families, when appropriate, and consults regarding the individual child’s progress. • Compile case history data on those cases where additional family history, health history, early developmental history, and environmental history are deemed appropriate. • Keep thorough ongoing records for the individual student receiving therapy or other school-provided speech services and prepares pertinent reports. • Keep abreast of laws, rules, policies, and trends regarding students with communication disorders. • Become familiar with and uphold the enforcement of school rules, administrative regulations, and Board Policy. • Assure primary responsibility for requisitioning and maintaining needed equipment and supplies. • Conduct, participate in, and/or contribute to IEP, multidisciplinary team, and placement team meetings. • Attend staff meetings and serves on committees, as requested.
Proper Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) Licensure with Communications Disorder Endorsement and State of Oregon SLP License or ASHA. Bilingual preferred.
Internal Number: LICN 19-03 & 19-04
About Centennial School District
Centennial School District is a suburban community bridging the cities of Portland and Gresham, Oregon. Downtown Portland, Portland International Airport and Mt. Hood Community College are all within a 20-minute drive. A primarily suburban district with strong community support, Centennial has grown steadily and is expecting accelerated growth through the next decade. To meet the needs of the growth, the district completed a new elementary school and major renovation of Centennial High School in 2003.ACADEMIC FOCUSCentennial strives to cultivate the talents of new teachers and provide continuous training for all staff. The goal is that staff members work collaboratively and focus on the use of proven strategies that will increase the academic performance of the district’s diverse student body.FISCAL RESPONSIBILITYThroughout the ups and downs of Oregon’s economy and the state legislature’s unpredictable support for schools, Centennial school leaders and Board stay committed to providing as stable a financial footing as possible. The district scrutinizes expenditures to ensure new programs can be sustained for the long haul with direct services to students remaining a top priority.HI...STORYCentennial School District was created from two former K-8 elementary districts (Lynch and Pleasant Valley) and the high school those students attended Centennial. Residents voted in 1976 to combine the two districts and the high school, which previously was part of the Gresham Union High School District. The new K-12 district was named Centennial in recognition of the nation’s bi-centennial celebration.LEADERSHIPCentennial named Dr. Paul Coakley as Superintendent after serving as Interim Superintendent for the 2016-17 school year. Prior to becoming Superintendent, he served as the district’s Assistant Superintendent/Human Resources Director.MISSION STATEMENTAll students think, achieve and make a difference in the world.
The AMERICAN SPEECH-LANGUAGE-HEARING ASSOCIATION (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for members and affiliates who are audiologists, speech-language pathologists, speech, language, and hearing scientists, audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel, and students