Expected Start Date: January 2, 2018
Salary Level: $18.66 per/hour
Additional Information: Internships are anticipated to be 3-6 months. Duration of internships will be flexible based on individuals need to serve as either semester or under quarter system.
This position works under the supervision of ESA certified Speech-Language Pathologist, providing evaluation, consultation, intervention and treatment services for students suspected of or identified as demonstrating disabilities and need for special education services.
1. Conducts, in conjunction with the Speech-Language Pathologist, a review of physician’s or audiologist’s referrals, student’s medical records, speech and language skills as related to educational, medical, social and psychological factors to determine speech and language therapy treatment requirements.
2. Consults, under the direction of the Speech-Language Pathologist, with families and school staff regarding appropriate research-based treatments for students with such needs.
3. Assists in the analysis and interpretation of assessment results to plan and prepare written treatment program to restore communicative efficiency of students with communication problems of organic and non-organic etiology.
4. Assists in providing counseling, guidance and language development to students with speech disabilities; may instruct students to monitor their own speech and provide ways to practice new skills.
5. Participates in the administration, scoring and interpretation of hearing and speech tests; may evaluate effects of treatment at various stages and may recommend adjustments to treatment to achieve maximum benefit, under the supervision of a certified Speech-Language Pathologist.
6. Maintains current knowledge of state and federal legislation related to special education and students with disabilities; enhances personal knowledge through participation in case conferences, inservice training, professional organizations, and District meetings.
7. Consults with school staff regarding special education law as it relates to eligibility for special education services and disciplinary requirements for students with disabilities.
8. Writes evaluation reports and maintains additional required documentation through the District’s adopted online special education reporting system, which will be reviewed by a certified Speech-Language Pathologist.
OTHER JOB DUTIES
1. Performs related work as assigned.
May be required to deal with distraught student/parents; visual and mental concentration on details and precision required; may be exposed to infectious diseases; required to travel to assigned schools.
Education and Experience
One year graduate level work in a university school Speech-Language Pathologist program; this internship is designed to fulfill the 450-hour internship requirement to complete graduate level school Speech-Language Pathologist program and to obtain certification as a Speech-Language Pathologist.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to understand written and verbal communications.
Ability to communicate effectively with students with special needs.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people in a multi-cultural, diverse socio-economic setting.
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
Ability to demonstrate reasonable, reliable and regular attendance.
Job Locator Number: D41-32
HRInfo@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1250
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