SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

General Scope of Responsibility

Speech-Language Pathologists are expected to provide educational leadership to the staff in addition to helping students actualize their listening and spoken language skills to their fullest potential. They must also demonstrate a sound theoretical knowledge of curriculum techniques and intervention strategies appropriate to the student with hearing loss who may have other developmental needs. Speech-Language Pathologists must be able to relate well to students, parents, colleagues, and appropriate representatives from agencies and school districts. The Speech-Language Pathologists are directly responsible to the Director of School and the Executive Director.

Essential Functions and Duties:

Specific Responsibilities

  • Provide direct therapy to the students in the location and time designated in language, speech, audition and academic areas of the curriculum.
  • Serve as a consultant to the other staff members, including regular school staff, pertaining to the special needs of the students in their classroom, sharing specialized expertise that they may possess.
  • Provide diagnostic services, assess the needs of, and devise and implement speech, language, and auditory goals for children from birth to school age that have a mild to profound hearing loss.
  • Counsel families on hearing loss and how to maximize their child’s speech, listening and language development in the home.
  • Prepare regular and/or special reports on progress for parents, school districts, or agencies in accordance with established policy of the program.
  • Participate in student’s IEP / IFSP meetings.
  • Collaborate with physicians, teachers, audiologists, physical therapists, and occupational therapists to ensure optimal therapy for each student.
  • Prepare for students assigned and show written evidence of preparation upon request of the Executive Director or supervisors of the school.
  • Supervise graduate and undergraduate students in speech-language pathology and deaf education.
  • Encourage student to develop independence and responsibility.
  • Participate in school fundraising events and become active in school community events.
  • Participate in presentations at local and national conferences
  • Perform student supervision duties as required by the school.

Other

  • Participate in fundraising and school community events.
  • Assure the proper use, management, security and upkeep of CV facilities, equipment, and documents.
  • Maintain current knowledge of mission, goals, and strategic plan.
  • Keep abreast of Child’s Voice activities and properly utilize the resources available.
  • Enhance building culture by demonstrating a positive attitude and give evidence of good moral character.
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Genuine interest in serving the needs of students and the ability and willingness to operate within the philosophy of the program.
  • Must have reliable transportation to travel to families’ homes to provide home-based services.
  • Ability to attend work on a regular and predictable schedule.

Minimum Education, Experience and Training

  • MA or MS in Speech-Language Pathology.
  • Must attain and maintain certification as a speech-language pathologist in the state of Illinois.
  • Certification as a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist is preferred.
  • Previous experience in working with children with hearing loss is preferable.
  • Must have reliable transportation to travel to families’ homes to provide home-based services.

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BILINGUAL TEACHER ASSISTANT

General Scope of Responsibility

The Teacher Assistant assists the teacher or teachers to whom he/she is assigned to help the class run smoothly, provide supplementary instructional help, prepare teaching materials, and to provide other assistance as needed. Specific assignments will be made by the teacher. The Teacher Assistant is directly responsible to the Classroom Teacher then to the School Coordinator.

Essential Functions and Duties:

Classroom Environment

  • Work with individuals and small groups of students to reinforce the material introduced by the teacher.
  • Guide independent study and remedial work designed and supervised by the teacher.
  • Assist teachers with non-instructional classroom duties including, but not limited to, class displays, bulletin boards, notes to parents, etc.
  • As appropriate, perform general school assistance duties including, but not limited to, recess supervision, lunch supervision, assist young children with toileting, preparation of classroom materials, checking hearing aids and cochlear implants.
  • Establish supportive relationships with students.
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality of information regarding students.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned, with the exception of program planning.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Genuine interest in serving the needs of students and the ability and willingness to operate within the philosophy of the program.
  • Ability to manage potentially challenging behavior from students and maintain a professional and patient demeanor
  • Ability to attend work on a regular and predictable schedule.

Minimum Education, Experience and Training

  • Associates degree or equivalent
  • Bilingual preferred
  • Paraprofessional Certification
  • Previous experience working with children.
  • Understanding of classroom activities and teaching best practices.
  • Considerable knowledge of applicable workplace technology

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $12.00 – $18.00 per hour

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VOLUNTEER – Child’s Voice Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Child’s Voice serves as the governing body and custodian of Child’s Voice investments.  Each member of the Board assumes the responsibility of the duty of care, loyalty, and obedience.  Individuals interested in joining the Board, should complete the application through the link below. The responsibilities of our Board of Directors are to:

      • Be committed to the mission, goals and policies of the organization.
      • Perform the functions and work of the board to the best of one’s ability.
      • Contribute financially to the organization to the best of one’s ability and seek financial support from others outside of the organization.
      • Recommend others who could serve on the board or be of particular value to the organization in other capacities.
      • Avoid any conflicts of interest and situations that would compromise the principles of the organization or lead to the perception of compromise.
      • Support the mission, goals and objectives of Child’s Voice,
      • Attend all Board and committee meetings. (75% minimum for Board meetings required),
      • Serve on a committee of the Board and provide leadership to that committee,
      • Financially contribute to Child’s Voice,
      • Attend both the annual fundraising events inclusive of the Gala and Golf Outing,
      • Attend at least one (1) school function in an academic year (Winter Festival, Recognition Ceremony, Special Friends Day),
      • Adhere to Conflict of Interest and Confidentiality policies at all times.

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VOLUNTEER – Snack/Recess Help

Volunteers are needed to staff snack & recess from September – May, Monday – Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

These volunteers will assist and support Teaching Assistants and Teachers through the snack and recess periods. This will include:

      • Provide supervision to children,
      • Assist in maintaining a calm and safe environment,
      • Helping children open food items,
      • Engaging students in play during recess,
      • Speak and converse with students to stimulate conversation and language,
      • And more.

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