Speech Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) - NeahKahNie School District

Northwest Regional ESD | Hillsboro, OR

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Posted Date 11/17/2022
Description

Northwest Regional Education Service District is an equal opportunity employer; committed to building an inclusive community and an environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. We are proud to be an antiracist organization. We work to understand how racial ideology is manufactured and how it impacts the lives of our staff and those we serve.


In line with our commitment to disrupting systemic racism, we acknowledge that research shows that Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) and women are significantly less likely to apply for some positions, believing they must meet every qualification as described in the job description. At NWRESD, we value representation, and we are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job. We know that sometimes that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of the qualifications described below.

Position Title: Speech Language Pathology Assistant (SLP-A)
Department: Special Student Services
Location: NeahKanNie School District
Reports To: Program Coordinator
FLSA Status: Non Exempt
Bargaining Unit: Classified, OSEA
Compensation: Range G Technical Support Services Salary
FTE: 0.40 (8 hrs per day)
NW REGIONAL ESD'S MISSION STATEMENT: In partnership with the communities we serve, Northwest Regional ESD improves student learning by providing equitable access to high quality services and support.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

As a member of an educational team, the SLP-Assistant’s (SLP-A) goal is to facilitate a child’s/student’s communication competence, which is critical for positive educational outcomes. Under the direction of the assigned Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP), SLP-As implement on-going speech and language programs/services. SLP-As work with students who exhibit the full range of communication disorders, including those involving language, articulation (speech sound disorders), fluency, voice/resonance, and AAC system support. This position provides services to students with speech and language needs as determined appropriate by the SLP and within the scope of the license for an SLPA.

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.
  1. Associate degree from an accredited speech language pathology assistant program.
  2. To perform this job successfully an individual should be proficient with online software / platforms, e-mail, internet, spreadsheets (Excel), Word processing (MS Word), and assistive technology.
  3. Licensure through the Oregon Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.
  4. Personal vehicle for travel throughout the geographic area of assignment.
  5. Bilingual preferred.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTION: Include the following. Performs some or all of the following tasks. Other Duties may be assigned. The duties listed below are not inclusive, but characteristic of the type and level of work assigned for this position.
  1. Ensure that all students receive high quality, culturally, and linguistically sensitive competent services.
  2. Demonstrate awareness, knowledge, and sensitivity in the area of language acquisition with linguistically and/or culturally diverse populations.
  3. Provide intervention under the direction of supervising SLP, that is appropriate to the age and learning needs of individual students and is selected through an evidence-based decision-making process in accordance with the IEP/IFSP documentation.
  4. Conducts speech and language screenings without interpretation, utilizing screening protocols specified by the supervising SLP.
  5. Implement a continuum of service delivery models in the least restrictive environment for students with disabilities and implements a variety of service delivery models, including pull-out, and in-class supports.
  6. Address social, academic, and vocational needs that have an impact on attainment of educational goals.
  7. Implement, and support students with the use of augmentative communication devices.
  8. Supports scheduling and maintains appropriate records and data (if applicable, including Medicaid billing)
  9. Conduct hearing screenings, as necessary.
  10. Provides direct intervention assistance to students as identified by the supervising SLP by following IEP or protocols developed by the supervising SLP, excluding feeding/swallowing.
  11. Documents student progress, without interpretation of findings, toward meeting established objectives as stated in the IEP and reports this information to the supervising SLP. Reviews and summarizes student performance according to the protocol prescribed by the SLP at the end of each session
  12. Assists the SLP with informal documentation during an intervention session (collecting and tallying data as directed by the SLP), prepares materials and assists with other clerical duties as specified by the supervising SLP.
  13. Assists the SLP in collecting and tallying of data for assessment purposes, without interpretation.
  14. Signs and initials treatment notes for supervising SLP’s review and signature.
  15. Knowledgeable about SLP-A licensure guidelines and requirements. Maintains supervision compliance in collaboration with supervising SLP.
Note: The description contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principle functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods, or otherwise to balance the workload.

NWRESD believes that every individual makes a significant contribution to our success. The administration reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties as necessary that still reflect the essential functions of the department. It is our expectation that every employee will offer their services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of the ESD’s goals.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Northwest Regional Education Service District is an equal opportunity employer; committed to building an inclusive community and an environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. We are proud to be an antiracist organization. We work to understand how racial ideology is manufactured and how it impacts the lives of our staff and those we serve.

Northwest Regional Education Service District is proud to be an antiracist, Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to ensuring diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment, selection, and employment without regard to race, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, religion, veteran or military status, or any other category protected under the law.

Northwest Regional Education Service District is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in our recruitment procedures for individuals experiencing a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at hrhelp@nwresd.k12.or.us. Speech/Hearing impaired persons may contact the district for assistance through the Oregon telecommunications Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.

On August 19, 2021 Governor Brown ordered all public and private school teachers, educators, support staff, substitutes and volunteers to be vaccinated by October 18, 2021 or six weeks after FDA approval, whichever is later. Since the governor’s announcement, a COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech) has received regular Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval meaning October 18, 2021 is confirmed as the mandatory deadline for vaccination. "Fully vaccinated" is defined as 14 days after receiving all required doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine (currently two shots of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or one shot of Johnson & Johnson vaccine).

Starting October 18, 2021, testing will no longer be an option as the alternative to vaccination. All Northwest Regional ESD staff, substitutes, contractors, interns and volunteers will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 per the August 19, 2021 order from Gov. Kate Brown. All staff members will need to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Exemptions may be made only for eligible medical or religious reasons. There will not be an option to opt out for other reasons or choose testing in lieu of vaccination, under the state mandate. In order to support students and families, the essential functions of this position may require physical presence in the workplace. All public health protocols will be followed.

FISCAL POSITION CONTROL CODE(S): 2123
FRONTLINE JOB POST ID: 2629

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