Speech-Language Pathologist: Job Description

The nonprofit Tucker Maxon School is seeking a full-time Speech-Language Pathologist to start August 28, 2019. We are looking for a skilled and professional individual to be part of our team. The SLP will work with approximately 30 children who are deaf or hard of hearing on a daily basis for about 10 months per year and have summers off! This position is Exempt and reports to the Principal.

Tucker Maxon has been on the list of the Top 100 Nonprofits to work for three years in a row. This is your opportunity to become part of an amazing and dedicated team of individuals. Our independent school currently has 105 students and 32 staff at this time. Our mission is to teach deaf and hearing children to listen, talk, learn, and achieve excellence together. Our highest values are conversation, confidence, creativity, and community. Our goal is to help children reach their full potential in school, and in life. Our SLP helps each child who is deaf or hard of hearing develop effective and purposeful spoken language.

Qualifications

  • Speech-Language Pathology License, State of Oregon
  • Proficiency regarding most assessment tools
  • Knowledge and experience in an auditory-verbal educational setting
  • Credentialed to bill most major health insurance companies (or will be within first year)
  • Listening and Spoken Language Specialists (LSLS) Certification preferred
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence and ASHA membership preferred
  • High standards of professional competence (continuing education, code of ethics)

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Evaluate, diagnose, and treat the speech skills of preschool and elementary students with hearing loss
  • Monitor children’s progress and ensure the efficacy of the program in meeting goals
  • Work with outsourced billing service to bill health insurance companies for clinical services
  • Collect, analyze, and document assessment data quarterly and annually
  • Collaborate with team to write annual IFSP/IEP speech, language, listening, and advocacy goals
  • Document progress on IFSP/IEP goals for each student 3-4 times per year
  • Attend IFSP/IEP meetings and discuss results of assessment, progress, and future goals
  • Document each speech therapy session’s activities and progress
  • Communicate regularly with each child’s parents to help them achieve goals at home
  • Enter assessment data into the national LSL-DR database
  • Supervise observations, graduate student practicums, and Fellows as appropriate
  • Conduct daily listening checks with the staff audiologist and resolve basic equipment issues
  • Help organize and conduct parent education events (e.g., Transitioning to a New School)
  • Demonstrate respect and positive relationships with parents, educators, and administration
  • Manage a budget to keep assessments and protocols up to date and purchase educational materials for use in treatment
  • Coordinates preschool LENA (Language ENvironment Analysis) recordings both at school and home
  • Educate program staff members about each child’s speech and language skills, and how they can support speech and language development
  • Provide students a balance between practice activities and “testing” to see if a child understands and/or produces the targeted response
  • Participate in all required staff meetings, in-service sessions, conferences, and IFSP/IEP meetings.
  • Assist with student recess and lunch supervision duties
  • Assist and guide public school agencies and medical specialists in planning evaluation and treatment
  • Screen speech and language of all preschoolers and kindergartners annually
  • Submit a monthly report to the Executive Director to include in a monthly report to the Board

Characteristics

  • Positive, can do attitude
  • Demonstrates warmth, interest, and respect for all students
  • Strong language model
  • Uses learning time efficiently and effectively
  • Professional, confidential, and discrete
  • Sense of humor

Physical Requirements

  • Standing, walking, sitting, talking/listening, reaching with hands and arms
  • Lifting up to 40 pounds
  • Drive to Portland area meetings/events

Compensation

DOE, plus excellent benefits including health, dental, short and long-term disability, retirement and life insurance. The typical day is approximately 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with some flexibility.

Please email a cover letter (not just an email message) about yourself and a resume as a Word or PDF file attachment(s) with YOUR last name in the title of the attachment(s) to hr@tuckermaxon.org by Thursday, August 1 at 5 PM. Please use the subject line “Speech-Language Pathologist.”   Candidates are encouraged to apply sooner as interviews will begin before the deadline.

Tucker Maxon School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, national or ethnic origin, or other legally protected status. Women, people of color, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.

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