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Full-time Speech-Language Pathologist and/or CF

Company: Waukegan Public Schools
Location: Waukegan
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Job Description:

Who We Are:Waukegan Community Unit School District No. 60 serves nearly 15,500 students in preschool through grade 12 plus transition services. - The district is located halfway between Chicago, Illinois, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin on the shores of Lake Michigan. Our District has one early learning center, 15 elementary schools, five middle schools, and a high school program divided between two 9 - 12th grade campuses. The District encompasses portions of Waukegan, Beach Park, and Park City.Why We Do This Work:The Waukegan Community Unit School District No. 60 has set an ambitious agenda for change, guided by the belief that all students, regardless of circumstances, can achieve at high levels, and academic gaps can and will be eliminated with the support of teachers who deliver engaging, relevant, and academically rigorous instruction that excites students and instills a love of learning in them.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:The Speech-Language Pathologist will be directly responsible to the Coordinator of Speech/Language. -The function of the Speech-Language Pathologist involves many aspects. The first of these is to identify those children who exhibit a communication disorder. The SLP will work with students in order to express their unique needs and engage in meaningful interactions with others. The SLP will provide parents and teachers with ideas that may influence their work with their child's speech and language skills.Responsibilities: Supportive services that shall be provided by the school district, are Speech and Language Services for all students with speech and/or language impairments that interfere with their educational or social development.

  • Speech and Language services may be made available as A supportive service to the standard program; A related service to a special program; or A special program;
  • Speech and Language services shall include, but not be limited to: Screening and diagnosis of students with speech and/or language impairment; Planning and developing the Therapeutic Intervention program; Providing therapy for students with impairments of oral language comprehension, production, or usage, including disorders of fluency, phonation, resonance, articulation, and oral language formation; Parent counseling; Referrals and follow-up; Consultative and resource services to other professional personnel;
  • The number of students seen by a Speech-Language Pathologist shall be based on the severity of the speech and language needs of the individual student; the Caseload shall be determined by service units based on the severity of the student's need; A full-time caseload will equal 100-125 service units weekly based on the building and population served; Students are to be seen via push-in services or small group sessions; When a student presents with exceptional characteristics which would preclude a group setting as an effective therapeutic intervention, then that student may be seen on an individual basis;
  • On Wednesdays, students do not receive direct therapeutic intervention; The SLP is to utilize Wednesdays for testing, screening, developing lesson plans, completing paperwork, attending meetings, and/or other duties that may be assigned.
  • Waukegan Public School District is proud to practice a workload model vs. a caseload modelQualifications: Must have a valid Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL).Endorsements: Speech-Language PathologistSalary: Per Teacher ContractExperience: All SLPs are welcome to apply. - We offer a robust CF mentoring program. - -Application Deadline: Candidates must submit an online application. -https://www.applitrack.com/waukeganschools/onlineapp/jobpostings/view.asp?category=Professional+Staff+Student+Support+Services&subcategory=Speech+and+Language+PathologistKeywords: CF, CFY, Clinical Fellows

Keywords: Waukegan Public Schools, Waukegan , Full-time Speech-Language Pathologist and/or CF, Healthcare , Waukegan, Illinois

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