Openings as of 10/23/2018Department of Exceptional Children
This position is responsible for providing diagnostic-prescriptive therapy to help reduce or eliminate speech and communication disorders that interfere with the student’s ability to derive full benefit from the regular education program.
1. Serves as a resource to school staff members in the development of a balanced program for oral communication and speech improvement.
2. Provides a therapeutic program to meet individual needs of communication-impaired students.
3. Assists and guides teachers in observing, describing, and referring suspected and identified speech and language impairments.
4. Provides a thorough assessment and diagnosis of speech, voice, fluency and language impairments.
5. Serves as a member of a multi-disciplinary assessment team to include the Response To Intervention (RTI) process.
6. Assists in proper referrals of individuals to agencies and specialists in the community as appropriate.
7. Provides appropriate individualized programs of therapy to meet individual students’ needs and to correct existing communication impairments.
8. Collaborates with classroom teachers and other service providers to implement therapy programs for the student’s daily activities.
9. Provides information, support, and counseling to parents and families when appropriate.
10. Keeps thorough ongoing records and data collection for the individual student receiving therapy or other school-provided speech services.
11. Assumes primary responsibility for requisitioning and maintaining needed equipment and supplies.
12. Attends in-service programs as required.
13. Performs other duties as necessary for the effectiveness of the organization and the safety of students.