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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
Degrees Licensure, and/or Certification:
A minimum of a Masters Degree in Speech/Language Pathology
Valid Illinois Certification (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
Knowledge 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