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We are looking for a Speech Language Therapist for our new school.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Develop in collaboration with team members, appropriate IEP goals based on formal and informal assessment results.
• Develop an Individualized Education Program (IEP) stating the annual and short term goals for each child’s current level of functioning, and objectives to meet each child’s needs
• Participate in IEP meetings as required throughout the school year
• Submit quarterly progress reports to lead teacher/team in a timely manner for distribution to parents/guardians.
• Update quarterly benchmarks related to IEP goals at designated times.
• Maintain all records and implement all procedures in accordance with Illinois and PL 94-142 Rules and Regulations
• Sets up and operates clinical equipment (e.g., assistive listening devices,, augmentative and alternative communication devices, computers)
• Serve as a communication consultant and resource person to classroom teachers, school personnel and parents/guardians. These services may take the form of conferences, classroom demonstrations or other consultation models/ activities
• In collaborations with the classroom teams, arrange for and perform activities, materials, and prompting activities that relate to IEP goals throughout the school year.
• Provide and documents direct/consult therapy minutes as required on each student IEP on caseload throughout the school year.
• Interact with school team regarding recommendations throughout the school year.
• Participate in all classroom team meetings on caseload throughout the school year.
• Participate in all scheduled in-house training throughout the school year.
• Complete progress/contact notes on appropriate form and maintain in specified location throughout the school year.
• Establish and maintain a consistent form of communication with the parents/guardians of students as needed on caseload throughout the school year.
• Provide support, resources, and recommendations for classrooms on caseload as needed throughout the school year.
• Provide supervision to interns, paraprofessionals or speech & language assistants throughout the school year.
• Manages inventory of therapeutic equipment and assessments, and project needs for budget planning
• Adheres to federal and state legislation, regulation, and policies that affect speech and languagel therapy practice
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPECTATIONS:
• Previous experience working with special needs/ autism students preferred
• High degree of interest in working with children with special needs
• Dedicated, hardworking, dependable
• Flexible-with the ability to work in a highly demanding stressful environment
and/or Certification: -A minimum of a Masters Degree in Speech/Language Pathology
-Valid Illinois Certification (Type 10, or Type 09/03 or Type 73, if available as a Speech/Language Pathologist
-May hold a certificate of clinical competence from American Speech Language and Hearing Association
-Appropriate Speech-Language Pathology licensure in accordance with Illinois PA 85-139
Skills and Abilities
• Ability to take initiative and work independently
• Ability to maintain confidentiality
• Ability to multi-task in a high stress environment
• Ability to interact with diverse personalities
• To deliver speech therapy services as mandated on student IEP”s in accordance with the Illinois State Board of Education’s requirements.
• Effective oral and written communication skills
• Testing practices, procedures and methods
• Use a variety of current methods, techniques and practices in speech and language therapy
Supervisory Responsibilities: Direct supervision may be exercised over support personnel, such as, paraprofessionals and clerical staff
Physical Demands: Ability to lift up to 30 lbs, ability to work on computer for long
periods of time and requires sitting for extended periods of time.
Work Environment: Fast-paced, dynamic office environment with constant
interaction and communication with internal and external
contacts, requiring ability to maintain confidentiality of highly
sensitive issues, and maintain good working relationships.