Basic Function: Provide services and interpret the speech and language and communication needs of each student designated for such services as designated on the IEP and determine via observation and on-going assessment, the progress, current level of functioning, activities and materials as appropriate.
- Provide direct and consultative services for each child as designated on the IEP.
- Utilize appropriate formal and informal assessment tools to test students yearly or more often.
- Compile and maintain comprehensive records for speech students that conform to regulations established by Esperanza School, the Chicago Board of Education, Illinois State Board of Education and ASHA.
- Fulfill responsibilities in reporting to referral school districts.
- Utilize a team approach for the purpose of consulting and working with teachers and other specialists to plan for the objectives and activities appropriate to each setting.
- Assist teachers in providing supplementary services to the speech program through classroom activities that reinforce speech objectives.
- Attend IEP and EDC meetings as required, and prepare goals, benchmarks, and summaries for students who receive speech services.
- Attend faculty meetings and other meetings convened to discuss students or school concerns and participate in relevant school committees.
- Provide training opportunities for parents and staff members, as requested.
Preferred: Illinois State License in Speech and Language Pathology; Masters degree in Speech Pathology.
Acceptable: CFY candidate under the supervision of a degreed and certified Speech Pathologist.
Type 73 or Type 10 certification
About Esperanza Community Services:
Esperanza Community Services is an organization dedicated to helping children and adults with developmental disabilities become as independent as possible. The mission of Esperanza Community Services is accomplished through effective programs delivered both on our campus in the West Town neighborhood of Chicago and throughout the community. We offer a quality school for students age 5-22 with developmental disabilities and behavior concerns; a day program that helps developmentally disabled adults build self-care and vocational skills; in-home case management; 24-hour supported living residences; ABA behavior support; bilingual services (English and Spanish); plus art, music and many opportunities for remaining an integrated part of the community. Together, our programs and services provide a comprehensive array of support designed to help each student and individual reach his or her full potential.
Please find out more at EsperanzaCommunity.org.
Esperanza Community Services is an EEOC employer. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities.