The Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) assesses and evaluates speech, language, and general development skills of students with speech/language impairments. The SLP administers speech/language evaluations, examinations and standardized written or oral tests using qualitative and quantitative assessment methods and special instruments to diagnose the nature and extent of impairments and to record and analyze speech, language and swallowing irregularities. Evaluates speech, language and hearing test results and medical or background information to diagnose and plan treatments for speech, language, fluency, voice and swallowing disorders. The SLP writes comprehensive interdisciplinary evaluations and follow-up reports to include information about current levels of ability and recommendations for intervention. Develops individualized educational plans (IEP) tailored to each student's needs based on own assessments and recommendations of other professionals. Attend IEP meetings for the purpose of providing necessary input into the evaluation of developmental case histories with interdisciplinary team to determine individual student evaluation needs and strategies conferring with teachers and/or parents, as needed. Teach students how to make sounds, improve their voices, or increase their oral or written language skills to communicate more effectively. Teach students to control or strengthen tongue, jaw, face muscles, and breathing mechanisms for speech or to use compensatory strategies in order to swallow without choking or inhaling food or liquid. Select augmentative or alternative communication methods and instruction, including automated devices, computer technology and sign language, and teach their use to students with little or no speech capability or who have limited English proficiency. Collaborate with teachers, special educators, interpreters, other school personnel and parents to develop and implement individual or group programs, provide counseling and support classroom activities to address various speech or language deficiencies. Monitor student progress and adjust treatments accordingly. Applicants must possess a Master's degree, or more, from an accredited college or university in speech pathology or communication disorders. Must have a valid Speech-Language Pathologist certificate with a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) or proof of eligibility. Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills. Must be able to work cooperatively with all members of staff and communicate effectively with parents. Autism experience is preferred but will train the right person. Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. as we do not sponsor foreigners.
To apply, complete an online "certified" application on our website: www.cgesd.org. In addition, please submit a current resume, copies of your transcripts, three letters of recommendation with a copy of your current certificate and fingerprint clearance card. If you are unable to attach the supporting documents, you are welcome to send them by email or fax to us at (520) 876-3233. The Casa Grande Elementary School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age. $52,443 Base Annual Salary