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Speech-Language Pathologist Rockford

Full-time

Easterseals Serving Chicagoland & Rockford

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Rockford, Illinois

Email: jobs@eastersealschicago.org

Summary:


The primary responsibility of the speech/language pathologist is to deliver speech/language services as mandated on student IEP‘s in accordance with the Illinois State Board of Education requirements.

Basic Responsibilities:

  • Adhere to all mandated reporter and OIG guidelines at all times.
  • Develop, in collaboration with team members, appropriate IEP goals based on formal and informal assessment results and place in back of student main file one week prior to annual review.
  • Submit quarterly progress reports to clinical coordinator in timely manner for distribution to parents/guardians via classroom teacher.
  • Update quarterly benchmarks related to IEP goals at designated times.
  • Interact with the School Administrator/Program Coordinator/Clinical Coordinator and classroom staff regarding recommendations throughout the school year.
  • Participate in all classroom team meetings on caseload throughout the school year.
  • Participate in at least 2 outside trainings per school year directly related to serving students with special needs, particularly those diagnosed with autism.
  • Participate in all scheduled in-house trainings throughout the school year.
  • Update and provide progress reports quarterly and for EDC’s and 30-day IEP meetings throughout the school year.
  • Participate in all scheduled clinical meetings throughout the school year.
  • Assist classrooms during extra-curricular activities and field trips as needed throughout the school year.
  • Complete required in-house and district-mandated documentation and/or billing requirements.
  • Participate in IEP/FIE meetings as needed throughout the school year.
  • Complete progress/contact notes on appropriate form and maintain in specified location throughout the school year.
  • Complete required in-house and district-mandated documentation and/or billing requirements.
  • Complete formal referrals for students on caseload for alternative augmentative communication devices, swallowing studies and other relevant communication assessments as needed throughout the school year.
  • Train staff and students in the use of AAC devices and other communication strategies as needed throughout the school year.
  • In collaboration with the classroom teams, arrange for and perform activities, materials, and prompting hierarchies that relate to the IEP goals throughout the school year.
  • Provide 2-3 in-services, either individually or in conjunction with another clinical area, for entire staff throughout the school year.
  • Establish and maintain a consistent form of communication with the parents/guardians of students as needed on caseload throughout the school year.
  • Participate in all scheduled medical case reviews on caseload throughout the school year.
  • Provide and document direct/consult therapy minutes as required on each students’ IEP on caseload throughout the school year.
  • Provide support, resources, and recommendations for all classrooms on caseload as needed throughout the school year.
  • Provide supervision to interns as needed throughout the school year.
  • All other duties as assigned.
  • Qualifications:

     
    experience required:

     
    Skills/Abilities:

     
    ADA: Easterseals will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disability Act of 1990. Unless exempted by the Americans with Disabilities Act, all persons hired for this position are required to possess the ability to perform the physical tasks necessary to treat clients, i.e., bending, floor-sitting, etc., as well as to have the ability to lift up to 50 pounds frequently

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