- Valid Missouri certification and Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association (or approval from the State of Missouri).
- Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable.
Director of Special Education
To improve the speech and/or language of students that have been identified as
having speech and/or language disabilities that interfere with the child’s ability
to derive full benefit from the educational program.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
- Serves as a resource to school staff and families in the development of a balanced program for
communications and speech-language development.
- Provides a therapeutic program to meet individual speech-language needs.
- Assists and guides teachers/parents in observing, describing, and referring suspected and/or identified speech-language problems.
- Provides a thorough assessment and diagnosis of articulation, voice, fluency, and language.
- Provides screening to specified grade levels at regular intervals to identify speech and/or language
- Provides appropriate individualized educational programs. (I.E.P.s) for speech-language impaired
- Collaborates with school staff and parents to implement therapy strategies for the child’s daily
- Provides in-service education and serves as a consultant to teachers and school staff on topics
concerning speech-language disabilities.
- Keeps thorough ongoing records for the student receiving speech-language therapy.
- Maintains lists of students referred, screened, and eligible for service as well as a directory of
outside agencies, consultants, specialists and related services.
- Compiles case history data on those students in speech-language therapy and shares the pertinent
information with school staff.
- Assumes primary responsibility for requisitioning and maintaining needed materials, equipment and supplies.
- Prepares and administers the annual budget for speech-language therapy services.
- Assimilates all speech-language evaluation information, interprets the evaluation results and writes cohesive report which discusses all speech-language needs of the student.
- Conferences with parents and school staff on a regular basis.
- Demonstrates effective human relations and communication skills.
- Complies with good safety practices.
- Complies with all district rules, regulations, and policies.
- Other duties/responsibilities deemed necessary may be assigned.
The individual who holds this position is regularly required to walk, hear and speak and must have close moderate and distance vision ability. This individual must be able to travel between district facilities. The position requires a moderate amount of travel and physical activity.
CONDITIONS AND ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment is consistent with typical office/school environment.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Salary and work calendar to be established by the Board Of Education. Benefits according to Board policies.
Public School Retirement System (PSRS)
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES:
Valid Missouri Teaching Certificate
Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance
Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy on evaluations utilizing the Performance Based Teacher Evaluation process.
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