Biddeford School Department-John F. Kennedy School
July 13, 2018
Academic / Research
1. Assesses students' communication skills (e.g. articulation, fluency, voice, expressive and receptive language, etc.) for the purpose of identifying communication disorders, determining program eligibility and developing recommendations for treatment.
2. Collaborates with a variety of groups and/or individuals (e.g. parents, teachers, physicians, administration, maintenance personnel, team members, other professionals, etc.) for the purpose of communicating information, resolving issues and providing services in compliance with established guidelines.
3. Coordinates meetings and processes for eligible students (e.g. testing/screening, IEPs, parent conferences, pre-referral staffing, etc.) for the purpose of presenting evaluation results, developing treatment plans, and/or providing training to parents/students/staff.
4. Develops treatment plans, interventions and/or educational materials for the purpose of minimizing the adverse impact of communication disorders in compliance with regulatory requirements.
5. Instructs assigned support staff for the purpose of providing information on communicative disorders, use of assistive devices and feeding techniques and/or implementing prescribed treatment plans.
6. Instructs eligible students in the use of appropriate communication technologies (e.g. hearing aids, FM systems, augmentative communication devices, etc.) for the purpose of minimizing the adverse educational impact of communication disorders in accordance with established guidelines and legal requirements.
7. Interprets medical reports within the scope of Speech-Language Pathologist’s experience and goals for the purpose of providing information and/or ensuring that treatment/intervention plans are appropriate.
8. Maintains files and/or records (e.g. progress reports, activity logs, billing information, treatment plans, required documentation, quarterly reports, screening results, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the availability of information as required for reference and/or compliance.
9. Participates in meetings, workshops, and seminars (e.g. training, IEPs, team meetings, etc.) for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information.
10. Prepares a wide variety of written materials (e.g. activity logs, correspondence, memos, treatment plans, Medicaid billings, reports, required documentation, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written reference, and/or conveying information.
11. Provides speech-language therapy to students for the purpose of minimizing the adverse impact of speech-language disorders on student success.
12. Other job-related duties as assigned by the Special Ed Director or Building Leader.
REPORTS TO: Special Education Director & Building Leader
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: School year. Salary and work year to be established by the School Committee and Superintendent.
EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Committee’s policy on evaluation of support services personnel.
NOTE: The above job description reflects the general requirements necessary to describe the principal functions or responsibilities of the job identified and shall not be interpreted as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job, either at present or in the future.
1. Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology and a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology. 2. Valid Speech-Language Pathologist license as issued by the Maine State Board of Examiners on Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. 3. Must have Maine Criminal History Record Check (CHRC).
Additional Salary Information: Starting salary depends on years of experience and follows the collective bargaining agreement
Internal Number: 280
About Biddeford School Department-John F. Kennedy School
The Biddeford School Department is a public, K-12 school system. Its elementary schools are arranged by grade level team. Biddeford Middle School (BMS) is also arranged by team, but following two years of planning, BMS is establishing a STEM Academy--”a school within a school” with its own wing, a team of specially-trained teachers, unique-to-Maine curriculum, and specialized equipment. BHS is a comprehensive high school offering nearly 120 courses. It too is starting a STEM program which integrates vertically with BMS and partners with post-secondary institutions to allow well-prepared students an opportunity to matriculate either as sophomores in a baccalaureate program, or as having completed year one of a 1-1-2 HS/AA/BS model. This model allows qualifying high school seniors to earn the equivalent of their first year of community college in high school. The Biddeford Regional Center of Technology (BRCOT) provides career and technical education for students from Biddeford, Kennebunk Old Orchard Beach high schools and Thornton Academy to access hands-on learning, career pathways, articulated college credit with Maine's post-secondary institutions, national industry certificatio...ns, employability skills, safety training and technical preparation. In addition, the Biddeford School Department provides a variety of athletic programs, including football, cheerleading, field hockey, golf, soccer, basketball, volleyball, baseball, softball, track and field, lacrosse and tennis. The music and arts programs include chorus, band, theater, drama and a variety of extracurricular clubs for students to become involved. We plan to expand these educational opportunities through a Sports Management pathway and Visual and Performing Arts pathway.
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