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FACULTY MSD - Speech and Language Pathologist

Listening and Spoken Language Specialist

Recruitment #19-009009-0005

Introduction

The Maryland School for the Deaf (MSD) is a diverse, bilingual community who in partnership with families, provides an equitable and exemplary education in a nurturing, engaging, and challenging environment to ensure our students achieve personal excellence and become lifelong learners.  As such, we are looking for dedicated individuals who can join us in the education of the children at MSD.

LOCATION OF POSITION

MSD, Frederick Campus, 101 Clarke Place, Frederick, MD 21705

Main Purpose of Job

To provide speech, language and aural rehabilitation services to MSD students, including those who may have multiple disabilities.  Speech-Language services help support a bilingual approach by facilitating and enhancing student communication skills.

POSITION DUTIES

Administer language, speech and auditory skill diagnostic evaluations;

Conduct speech, language, speech reading and auditory skills development;

Evaluate treatment and revise as necessary;

Prepare and maintain necessary records and report on student services and progress;

Participate in team and community meetings;

Serve as an IEP team member, determine present levels of performance and establish goals specifically addressed to student needs;

Use developmentally appropriate activities, a variety of therapy materials and oral-motor strategies as needed;

Adapt therapy strategies to facilitate student progress, including service delivery methods (services both inside and outside of the classroom);

Consult with other professional and nonprofessional personnel, including conferences with parents and classroom staff, concerning student performance;

Assist with training of classroom staff regarding amplification equipment, feeding/swallowing precautions and/or augmentative communication use;

Conduct and participate in seminars, in-service and professional training programs;

Maintain confidentiality pertaining to students care;

Assume other responsibilities as designated by the Department Head.

Candidate should have:

Knowledge of the theory, principles and practices of speech-language pathology;

Evaluations and treatment should be conducted with the unique deaf and hard of hearing population in mind.  Considerations of hearing levels, language abilities and cultural diversity are essential to meeting the needs of this population.

Proficiency with or the ability to use a variety of computer programs and applications (i.e. Google, MS Word, Boardmaker, Maryland Online IEP program, etc.)

Skill in basic level of sign language a must with willingness to improve ASL skills to achieve fluency

Additional desirable knowledge: Phonological Awareness, ABA experience, AAC experience, Feeding/Swallowing experience.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:  Set by the Maryland State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathologists under the licensing requirements.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Candidate possesses and maintains certification through the American Speech-Language Hearing Association

Takes initiative to remain current in clinical practice through lectures, literature and other educational opportunities

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Candidates for this position must possess a current license from the Maryland State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathologists, 4201 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21215

Employees in this class must renew their license in accordance with Title 19, Speech-Language Pathology, Health Occupations Article, Annotated Code of Maryland

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

New hires are subject to a criminal background investigation at their own expense.  (Maryland Code, Family Law Article 1, Sections 5-560-568)

Candidates will need to provide three letters of recommendation with their application.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online or if you encounter difficulty, you may submit via mail, e-mail, fax, or deliver in person before the closing date and time.  Please include your name and recruitment number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.  Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.  Additional or supplemental information must be submitted by the closing date and time.  Application inquiries or supplemental information can be directed to the following:

Mailing Address: Maryland School for the Deaf Recruitment Department, P. O. Box 894, Columbia, MD 21044

E-mail: emily.hicks@msd.edu

Phone: 410-696-3031, TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

Fax: 410-696-3084

Individuals from traditionally underserved and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.  As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.  We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.



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