The nonprofit Tucker Maxon School is seeking a full-time Speech-Language Pathologist to start Sept 5, 2109. 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. The typical day is approximately 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with some flexibility.
Tucker Maxon has been on the list of the Top 100 Nonprofits to work for three years in a row. We just got named one of the Top Green Organizations in the State. This is an awesome place to work: We have 4 goats, 10 chickens, a treehouse classroom, a greenhouse, and rock climbing wall in our full gym. 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.
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. Tucker Maxon: Where Every Child has a Voice.
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
Co-manage and 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-language skills, and how they can support speech-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-language of all preschoolers and kindergartners annually
Submit a very brief monthly report to the Executive Director to include in a monthly report to the Board
Speech-Language Pathology License, State of Oregon
Credentialed to bill most major area health insurance companies (or will be within first year)
Knowledge and experience in an auditory-verbal educational setting preferred
Proficiency regarding most assessment tools
Listening and Spoken Language Specialists (LSLS) Certification desired
Certificate of Clinical Competence and ASHA membership preferred
Personal characteristics we are looking for:
Positive, can do attitude
Warmth, interest, and respect for all students
Strong language model
Uses learning time efficiently and effectively
Professional, confidential, and discrete
Sense of humor
Additional Salary Information: Excellent benefits including health, dental, short and long-term disability, retirement and life insurance.
Internal Number: 001
About Tucker Maxon School
Since 1947, Tucker Maxon has taught children to listen, talk, learn and achieve excellence together. Our small classroom environment has an average of 8:1 student-to-adult ratio. We focus on academics, communications, and emotional intelligence. Our mission is to teach deaf and hearing children to listen, talk, learn, and achieve excellence together. Our goal is to help every child reach their full potential in school and in life. Tucker Maxon: Where Every Child Has a Voice!