The Beverly School for the Deaf (BSD) Program anticipates an opening in the communication department in March 2019. Our Communication Team of 7 pathologists (including three assistants) provide direct service and consultation both in the classroom (push-in) and in small group or 1:1 settings (pull-out). This is an amazing opportunity for an exceptional communication specialist. Our program is primarily focused on the developmental language and communication needs of a diverse student body.
Candidates MUST possess experience as an SLP. Strong knowledge and experience using American Sign Language (ASL) preferred. Must be highly skilled in an assortment of individual communication technology. Must possess a Massachusetts license as an SLP-CCC.
Typical 180 day school year calendar plus a 24 day summer schedule. Classrooms receive support from a complete team of specialists including: SLPs, OTs, PTs, BCBA, School Psychologist, Assistive Technology support, Adaptive Physical Education, Curriculum Specialists, and more. Highly collaborative team setting with all of the positive benefits of a private, specialized campus in Beverly.
Highly competitive starting salary commensurate with public school. Formal job description is listed below. Learn more at www.cccbsd.org
Contact: Executive Director, Dr. Mark Carlson - email@example.com
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Primary – Director of Speech and Language Secondary – Chief Program Officer (CPO)
The Position of the Speech and Language Pathologist/Communication Specialist provides professional level service to students and staff in the areas of language, speech, audition, oral motor and functional communication skill development. Position requires a Master’s Degree with CCC-SLP certification. Specialized knowledge of deafness, amplifications and cochlear implant technology is needed along with sign language communication skills.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Speech and Language Pathologist/Communication Specialist has primary responsibility for the comprehensive instruction and delivery of coordinated communication services to enrolled students, as such will provide the following:
- Assist teachers in their job of providing language-based integrated teaching by providing individual/small group direct service confirming language targets.
- Observe/consult with teachers regarding lessons and suggest activities, model lessons/co-teach, review language development sequence and maintain data-keeping of student progress toward targets.
- Help to equip teachers with the understanding of speech/auditory teaching; to incorporate it into daily teaching by observation/consultation with teacher lessons, model as needed and set individual student goals, technique and monitor carry-over.
- Have an in depth understanding of AAC, ranging from low to high tech, including: global knowledge of device options, vendors, liaising with vendors, trialing devices, implementation of device use, troubleshooting, and assessment.
- Perform diagnostic testing in speech/language for 3-year re-evaluations and new student intakes for determining appropriate speech/language/audition targets.
- Provide comprehensive in-service training and development in the areas of speech/language to all faculty.
- Provide quarterly reports and other required student record/documentation in a professional and timely manner.
- Interface and/or provide outreach to/with other professionals from outside programs, districts, classrooms, hospitals, centers, and schools.
- Supervise and mentor additional speech language professional, including assistants, interns, and student teachers.
- Make recommendations for meeting school speech/language needs.
- Maintain speech/language files for all students at the Beverly School for the Deaf to include testing results, speech/language curriculum and instructional materials.
- Maintain all professional certifications and licenses as required by state DESE and professional organizations.
- Knowledge of sign language and its application within an educational environment.
- Develops, maintains, and provides individual student goals/objectives in conjunction with student’s educational plan.
- Participates in ongoing professional development both inside and outside of school setting.
- Participates in the accomplishment of institutional goals/objectives and overall mission by engagement in committees, task forces, or work groups.
- Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned by faculty/staff.
MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university, with 3 years experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. Coursework in education, deaf education, linguistics, audition, special education, communication disorders, or early-childhood required. Previous successful experience as a therapeutic specialist in an academic setting is required. Demonstrated ability to respect diversity and help children develop a positive self-image as successful communicators/learners.
The Speech and Language Pathologist/Communication Specialist shall hold a valid Massachusetts therapist certificate/license with endorsement(s) in CCC-SLP, and/or those appropriate as the position may require.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
- Ability to communicate in a highly effective manner- orally, in writing, and with ASL.
- Ability to understand, follow and deliver safety policy and procedures.
- Ability to provide a supportive and caring environment for children.
- Ability to provide direct staff supervision, leadership, and role modeling for all classroom and support personnel.
- Ability to provide creative and active learning setting for all children that encourages healthy growth.
- Ability to receive professional direction, learn new skills, and work in a team setting.
- Knowledge of Deaf/HH culture, and special issues related to Deaf/HH students.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- Successful candidate must submit to a sign language competency examination. If potential teacher does not meet the necessary requirements of classroom specific signing needs then he/she will commit to enroll in additional ASL class(es).
- Successful candidate will present appropriate certifications as required by ESE
WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL EFFORT:
- Work involves moderate exposure to a variety of safety elements, including moderate physical activity, student behavior, student hygiene, limited food preparation, and G-Tube feedings.
- The environment may require physically assisting students with a weight, up to and in excess of 40 pounds
- Work environment may involve operation of school vehicles in the transportation of students to and from community settings.
CCCBSD does not discriminate regardless of race, color, gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, political beliefs, disability, pregnancy, or marital/family status.
The Children’s Center for Communication/Beverly School for the Deaf provides all training required by DESE to ensure employee and student safety.