We are seeking a Speech-Language Pathologist for the Oregon School for the Deaf!
*Annual Salary Information: $49,692-$89,724* After PERS
* Employees who are Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) participating members will have their base salary increased by 6.95% and pay a 6% employee contribution to PERS; the salary range noted above reflects base plus PERS salary, if you are not enrolled in PERS, your salary range will differ from the amount shown above. *
The salary for these positions will be determined by each successful candidate’s highest level of completed education and completed years of direct experience.
The annual salary is based upon and calculated on a 192-day school year. Therefore, if your employment begins after the start of the 2021-2022 school year, the salary will be prorated to match the number of school days remaining.
This position is full-time, Permanent, represented by the STEA.
We are collecting applications for the 2021-22 school year to fill Teacher positions at the Oregon School for the Deaf. This recruitment will be open until filled. Apply now if interested as this recruitment may close at any time after a sufficient number of qualified candidates have applied.
Initial screenings will occur as applications are received and additional screenings may occur thereafter until the position(s) are filled. This job announcement and candidates who have applied may be contacted to fill future vacancies in this class of work.
More about us:
OSD provides direct 24-hour educational and residential services to approximately 130 students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, kindergarten through age 21. The programs and departments at OSD include: Administration, Clerical, Classroom, Residential, Nutrition Services, Athletics, Educational Support Services, Maintenance/Custodial, and Student Health Services. OSD also acts as a resource to the entire state, providing special activities, consultation, and educational services to students, professionals, families, and the public.
All students enrolled at the Oregon School for the Deaf (OSD) are entitled to the best education that our resources can provide. Each student is valued as a unique individual, to be treated with dignity, in an atmosphere where individual differences are accepted. The ideal candidates are committed to ensuring that students reach their maximum potential in ASL and English, while also supporting their individual communication needs.
What we are looking for:
The ideal Speech Language Pathologist candidates provide language-rich environments and prepare themselves as the bilingual models of separate, distinct languages in English and American Sign Language (ASL). They are committed to our campus-wide initiative that all students are supported as readers and writers in every setting. They reflect on their teaching effectiveness on an ongoing basis and they work collaboratively with every colleague to promote OSD as a valued and successful school program.
These positions prepare deaf and hard-of-hearing students for college and the world of work by providing services and instruction that allow students to develop their skills to the best of their ability. The successful candidate(s) may teach a range of curriculum levels depending on the needs of the assigned students each year.
Licensure through Teachers Standards and Practices Commission: Board of Examiners as a Speech-Language Pathologist or similar endorsement as a Communication Specialist with teaching English and ASL to Deaf/HH students.
ASLPI Level 3 certification within 12 weeks of beginning work. Teachers at OSD must possess an ASLPI Level 3 in order to make OSD a communication-accessible environment. The agency requires all teachers to provide certification that they are ASLPI Level 3 proficient. You must provide the certification to the agency within twelve (12) weeks of beginning work. OSD will provide payment for this assessment.
Or Intermediate or better (WOU) within 6 months of hire: WOU/Bridges Levels.
Background Check – Applicants will be subject to a finger-print based criminal history check including driving record. Adverse background data may be grounds for immediate disqualification. Conviction of a crime will not automatically preclude an appointment. The circumstances involved in the conviction will be considered.
May be required to pass Oregon Type 10 driving test to transport students in State vehicles.
Basic first aid certification and CPR training.
What you will do:
As a Speech-Language Pathologist at the Oregon School for the Deaf you will create a more inclusive learning environment for all students by creating a comprehensive communication skills-environment for learning and to help prepare deaf and hard-of-hearing students for college or the world of work by providing services and instruction which allow students to develop their skills to the best of their ability. In this position, you may be required to supervise students during special activities, work with students who have severe emotional or behavioral problems, and be working with (or occasionally training) teaching assistants, volunteers, college practicum students, and/or student teachers.
Daily Tasks can be varied accordingly due to the time of year and include:
Support student communication skills/needs as a related service per the Individualized Education Program (IEP).
Consult with teachers to ensure students receive the support they need related to communication.
Conduct assessments and observations.
In this position, you may need to teach a range of curriculum levels depending on the needs of the assigned students each year
Plan and prepare for learning using evidence-based instructional strategies including Reciprocal Teaching
Evaluating students using a variety of assessments.
Develop and track IEP’s and align instruction with IEP objectives
Communicate with parents and staff.
Give parents feedback on their children’s progress through IEP’s.
Participate in ASL/English Bilingual Professional Development.
Works with active deaf and hard-of-hearing children throughout the day. May be required to supervise students during special activities. May work with students who have severe emotional or behavioral problems with whom physical restraint techniques may need to be used. May work with and train teachers, teaching assistants, volunteers, college practicum students, and/or student teachers. May be exposed to communicable diseases. Walks around and stands a great deal of the time in order to instruct and assess effectively.
Duties require possible daily exposure to infectious, communicable, and contagious diseases. Teachers at OSD will utilize ASL for interactions with staff, students, and parents. Sign language communication is essential to communicate at OSD.
Required to be a Mandatory Reporter. Some positions may require the ability to obtain certification in basic first aid and pass the agency pupil-transportation vehicle, class-10 examination.
This position will be required to adhere to all of the current COVID restrictions and cleaning requirements set in place by the State of Oregon and mandated Governor’s Executive Orders at all times.
Monitor your Workday account and email, as all communication will be sent electronically. You must have a valid e-mail address to apply. Warning! The system will timeout after 20 minutes of inactivity. You must save your progress accordingly.
This recruitment announcement will be used to establish a list of qualified candidates to fill the current vacancy and may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur.
Background Check- Applicants will be subject to a finger-print based criminal history check including driving record. There is a fee (payable by the successful candidate) of $71.50 for the process. Adverse background data may be grounds for immediate disqualification. Conviction of a crime will not automatically preclude an appointment. The circumstances involved in the conviction will be considered.
Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans’ preference. For further information, please see the following website: Veterans Resources. You may also call the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs at 1-800-692-9666.
The Oregon Department of Education does not offer visa sponsorship. Within three days of hire, all applicants will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security’s Form I-9, confirming authorization to work in the United States. The Oregon Department of Education is an E-Verify employer. If you are a successful candidate you must present your I-9 acceptable documents (See page 3) for employment verification.
You will be represented by the State Teacher Education Association (STEA).
Paid through OSD: American Sign Language Proficiency Interview- This position must possess an ASLPI Level 3 in order to make OSD a communication-accessible environment. The agency requires all teachers to provide certification that they are ASLPI Leve l3 proficient. You must provide the certification to the agency within twelve (12) weeks of beginning work, and you are responsible for paying this initial testing cost. Description of ASLPI levels can be found at Gallaudet University- Proficiency Levels. Or Intermediate or better (WOU) within 6 months of hire: WOU/Bridges Levels.
If you are ready to join a wonderful team in teaching and guiding the future generations of Oregonians, I encourage you to apply today!
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The Department of Education is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to a diverse workforce. The Department strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of the people we serve. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t meet every one of our qualifications listed. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, please feel free to contact us to discuss your application.