Teaching

Speech Language Pathologist

TUOLUMNE COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS
Until Filled
dscott@tcsos.us
2095362025

POSITION: LANGUAGE, SPEECH AND HEARING THERAPIST DEFINITION:

Under supervision of the SELPA Executive Director or designee will plan and implement a developmentally appropriate program meeting the unique needs of speech and language impaired students.

ESSENTIAL JOB TASKS:

1. Provides language and speech screening services.

2. Determines eligibility for speech and language services based on criteria cited in the California Code of Regulations, Title 5.

3. Participates as a member of the Individualized Education Program Team.

4. Provides direct therapeutic services as prescribed in the child’s individualized education program.

5. Provides indirect service activities related to the case management of each child with speech, language and hearing disorders.

6. Provides formal and informal in-service training programs for teachers.

7. Participates on diagnostic and student study teams.

8. Functions as a site-level resource on speech, language and hearing issues.

9. Uses effective behavior management techniques to achieve a functional learning atmosphere.

10. Prepares schedules and timelines to implement therapeutic services.

11. Evaluates need for and arranges for specialized equipment and materials.

12. Maintains professional competency through participation in in-service activities provided by the county office and other professional agencies.

KNOWLEDGE OF:

 Childhood developmental levels including an in-depth knowledge of normal communication processes  Evaluation procedures to assess the bases of speech and language disorders  Clinical techniques that improve or eradicate speech and language disorders  Assistive technology and use of augmentative communication aids and techniques  Unique learning needs commonly manifested by specific impairments

SKILLS /ABILITIES:  Possess oral and written communication skills  Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others  Understand and relate to children with special needs  Maintain records, compile and verify data and prepare reports  Maintain current knowledge of program rules, regulations, requirements and restrictions  Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action  Work independently with little direction  Meet schedules and timelines

QUALIFICATIONS:  Valid California Services Credential authorizing service to speech, language and hearing impaired students. Appropriate credentials include: o Clinical or Rehabilitative Services--Language, Speech and Hearing o Speech-Language Pathology Services--Language, Speech and Hearing  Successful experience or training in planning and implementing IEP's for children who may have speech, language and/or hearing disorders  ASHA Certification and Master’s degree is preferred  Valid California driver's license

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

TUOLUMNE COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS
Until Filled
dscott@tcsos.us
2095362025

POSITION: OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST – SPECIAL EDUCATION DEFINITION:

Under supervision of the SELPA Executive Director or designee, will be responsible for assessment, planning, goal development and providing appropriate intervention services for students with disabilities.

ESSENTIAL JOB TASKS:

1. Coordinates and provides occupational therapy services to students; maintains a safe and orderly treatment area.

2. Conducts assessments of students to determine need for occupational therapy.

3. Reviews reports from health care providers requesting occupational therapy and coordinates occupational therapy services with students’ health care providers.

4. Collaborates with medical personnel in coordination of medical care protocols and acts as a resource to school personnel in interpreting occupational therapy services and implementing instructional strategies in the classroom.

5. Reevaluates students’ individual occupational therapy plans on a regular basis.

6. Plans and develops therapeutic intervention goals that are educationally relevant and will be used in students’ education programs.

7. Participates in multidisciplinary team assessments and reporting.

8. Communicates results of evaluations and reports of occupational therapy services to the educational staff, parents, students and other professional staff and agencies concerned with the student.

9. Collaborates with parents regarding plans for occupational therapy services, including planning for therapy at home.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

 Ability to use a variety of modern methods, techniques and practices in occupational therapy  Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing  Ability to properly use and to care for the materials, supplies and equipment employed in performing services as an occupational therapist  Understanding of the physical, intellectual, social and emotional growth patterns of students and their parents  Understanding of and sensitivity to the unique differences and needs of disabled students and their parents  Ability to work effectively with district personnel, community representatives and students 

TIME PERIOD: 190 work days per year

QUALIFICATIONS: ♦ Valid certification as Occupational Therapist issued by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy ♦ Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university ♦ Valid California driver's license

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