ABOUT OUR SCHOOL
For nearly 40 years, Northwest School for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children (NWSDHH) has been a leader in education for children with hearing loss. Located in Shoreline, WA, we believe when families and children have the right support, deaf and hard-of-hearing (D/HH) learners are set up to succeed in school and throughout life. Our mission focuses on: grade-level achievement; English proficiency; and oral communication and listening skills. We are committed to helping D/HH children become self-confident, academically competitive learners, and engaged community members. Our educational programs include: birth to three, preschool through eighth grade and school district support. NWSDHH is committed to creating a diverse workforce which is reflective of the students and families we serve. We strive to build a staff which embodies the wide range of skills, knowledge and experience to meet the unique needs of each job opening. We encourage individuals of different cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives to apply and seek those who actively embrace our equity-focused learning environment.
NWSDHH seeks a qualified School Speech Language Pathologist to provide speech language pathologist (SLP) services for students with communication disorders, in special education classrooms, from preschool through 8th grade. Under general supervision, this individual will assess communication skills and provide appropriate intervention for students in accordance with District policies and procedures. Our ideal candidate has sign skills (American Sign Language or Signing Exact English) or strong willingness to learn. This individual will be placed in a variety of diverse school settings for students who are Deaf or Hard-of- Hearing.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
o Plans and implements interventions for eligible students within the total educational setting, and works collaboratively with students and teachers, as appropriate, to facilitate the implementation.
o Participates as a team member with responsibility for the identification, eligibility, and placement of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing students.
o Assists in the development and monitoring of Individual Education Plans (IEPs) for assigned students and modifications of instructional programs to meet individual student needs.
oParticipates with otherstaff to cooperatively develop effective strategies for improving student learning.
o Maintains student records, including special education reports, sensitive confidential records, assessment data, essential progress data, cumulative records, in a timely and orderly fashion.
o Participates in child guidance discussions to plan appropriate programs for the developmental level of each student.
o Works with staff in an atmosphere of cooperation and collegiality.
o Schedules caseload and provides therapy services, including in-class intervention for students with communication disorders.
o Participates as a member of the school-student IEP and Evaluation team to address concerns about a student's communication skills and development.
o Consults with classroom teachers to provide appropriate intervention strategies and materials.
o Consults with district personnel regarding students' program plans and assessment results, as appropriate.
o Provides information regarding communication development, disorders, and services to staff.
o Participates in staff meetings and serves on other committees.
o Pursues professional development activities to update skills and apply current practices.
o Performs related duties, as assigned.
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE & SKILLS
o Sign language skills (American Sign Language or Signing Exact English).
o Experience working with Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing students.
o Experience working in a multi-cultural environment preferred.
o Demonstrated successful experience with special education programs.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE & SKILLS
Knowledge (position Requirements at Entry)
o Knowledge of State rules and regulations.Skills (position Requirements at Entry)
o School base setting experience.
o Skills in assessing students and providing feedback as a member of an evaluation team.
o Skills in programming activities to promote communication objectives.
o Skills in programming based on the developmental level of students and functional skills.
o Ability to meet and maintain punctuality and attendance expectations.
o Must be flexible, exhibit a commitment to accomplishment, possess outstanding communication and conceptual skills, demonstrate appropriate and positive student relationships, possess a strong professional orientation, and be willing to actively participate in a team environment.
o Working knowledge of a variety of research-based effective therapeutic strategies, including an emphasis on skills aimed at assisting special needs students.
o Demonstrated knowledge of new technology and an ability to incorporate this into the job.
o Demonstrated commitment to fostering a positive attitude with students, self, and others.
o Willingness to learn S.E.E. if not already proficient.
Physical Requirements may include: stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, finger dexterity, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions. This position may be exposed to prolonged exposure to visual display terminals as required.
o Possess or qualify for immediate issuance of an Educational Staff Associate certificate for speech-language pathologist.
o Experience equivalency or possession of ASHA Clinical Competence Certificate.
o Master's degree in speech and language pathology, audiology, or an equivalent field.