Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) at NMSD (1) have integral roles in education and are essential members of school faculty, (2) help students meet the performance standards of NMSD and the state by assuming a range of responsibilities, (3) work in partnership with others to meet students’ needs, and (4) provide direction in defining their roles and responsibilities and in ensuring appropriate services to students. It is anticipated and expected that all functions of this position will be performed in a positive and receptive manner, while helping to advance the mission and vision of New Mexico School for the Deaf.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Other duties may be assigned)
- Works closely with an educational team to perform evaluations.
- Performs on-going assessments.
- Prepares and submit comprehensive evaluation reports and periodic reports on student’s activities and progress.
- Perform comprehensive evaluations for deaf and hard of hearing students for various NMSD departments including Early Intervention and Involvement Department (EIID) and Center for Educational Consultation and Training (CECT).
- Keeps current on best practices and current research in the field.
- Cultural sensitivity and knowledge of bilingual language acquisition
- Ability to work with students ranging in age from 18 months-22 years of age
- Maintains up to date therapy logs and Medicaid documentation.
- Creates and implements individual educational plans for students with the educational team.
- Works with the educational team to create and implement plans to support and improve communicative ability including: language development (American Sign Language /English), pragmatics, speech and oral motor development, auditory skills, and reading and writing skills.
- Provides one-on-one or small group speech, language, and/or listening therapy, when appropriate.
- Integrates services into the classroom and other school settings, when appropriate.
- Work closely with the Audiologist and educational team to implement and support amplification use for individual students to optimize auditory access as appropriate.
- Adheres to NMSD’s Vision, Mission and Belief statements.
Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
- Organization– Must be organized and detail-oriented.
- Analytical– collects and aggregates data for program maintenance and improvement.
- Continuous Learning- Seeks feedback to improve performance; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills.
- Job Knowledge– Competent in required job skills and knowledge; exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; keeps abreast of current developments; requires minimal supervision; displays understanding of how job relates to others; uses resources effectively.
- Use of Technology– Adapts to new technologies; troubleshoots technological problems; uses technology to increase productivity.
- Problem Solving- Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works in group problem solving situations.
- Cooperation– Establishes and maintains effective relations; exhibits tact and consideration; offers assistance and support to co-workers; works cooperatively in group situations; works actively to resolve conflicts.
- Teamwork– Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.
- Written Communication- Writes clearly and informatively; varies writing style to meet needs.
- State and Federal IDEA Compliance- exhibits knowledge of and adherence to all legal requirements related to early intervention.
- Diversity- Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; educates others on the value of diversity; builds a diverse workforce.
- Ethics– Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organization values.
- Organizational Support– Follows policies and procedures; completes tasks correctly and on time; supports organization’s goals and values.
- Adaptability- Manages competing demands.
- Personal Appearance- Dresses appropriately for position; keeps self well groomed.
- Attendance/Punctuality- Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent.
- Dependability- Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions.
- Initiative- Seeks increased responsibilities; asks for and offers help when needed.
- Quality- Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality.
- Safety and Security- Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience: Master’s Degree in Speech and Language Pathology with progressive and directly related experience with children who are deaf or hard of hearing. A Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP) or Clinical Fellowship (CCC-CF) from ASHA is required.
Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret speech and language periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write evaluations and business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from teachers and parents.
Sign Language: American Sign Language skills at hire are favorable. The applicant must have some sign language skills and will be required to demonstrate progressive sign language acquisition and if needed participate in sign language classes offered at NMSD.
Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute standard scores, percentile ranks, and age equivalents for evaluations based on standardization charts.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have working knowledge of Microsoft Windows, as well as various software packages including Microsoft Office.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, and play on the floor with students. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and peripheral vision.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
NMSD conforms to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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