Speech Language Pathologist at NCECBVI

ESU 4, representing school districts in Johnson, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee, and Richardson Counties, is accepting applications for a Speech Language Pathologist at NCECBVI in Nebraska City. ESU 4 offers an outstanding salary and benefit package. For more information regarding this position, please contact Sally Schreiner. View the complete job description.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Masters Degree in Education with Speech Pathology or Masters Degree in Speech Pathology
  • Nebraska Teachers Certificate with appropriate endorsement in Speech Pathology or Valid Nebraska License in Speech Pathology

Preferred Requirements:

  • Education, training, degree, and/or experience in the field of visual impairments

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of consultation protocol and process of calling on LEAs, ESUs, and parents; basic technology for documentation and communication; various disabilities in addition to visual impairments; teaching and regulations of special education; and methods and techniques for assessing children with disabilities, and ability to interpret assessment data.

Basic skills related to leadership, problem-solving, organizational, time management, organization, and communication skills; self-motivated and self-starter; flexible; and work cooperatively with others as a team player.

Ability to operate a personal computer in order to complete all functions of daily operations and communication related to the job position; learn current technology devices and applications specific for those with disabilities; effectively provide related services and teach students of a variety of ages and ability levels to include academics, functional life skills, and severe/profound disabilities; and be flexible in work hours as required to fulfill duties.

Coordinate with other professional and support staff in providing best practices for students; involvement in professional development activities and network with others; and maintain confidentiality of student records.

Completion of required training including: State of Nebraska Defensive Driving Course; CPR certification and Medication Administration; Suicide Prevention Course; and Basics of Blindness and Low Vision Course.

Represent ESU 4 and the Nebraska Center for the Education of Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired in a professional manner in dress, attitude, and actions.

Primary Function:

  • Provide speech-language services for blind or visually impaired students in the center-base program at the Nebraska Center for the Education of Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired as well as serve on the NCECBVI Outreach Team in developing and providing programs/services for students statewide.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Provide services for students in all environments, including classrooms, dormitory setting, dining room, hallways, community settings, and off-campus events such as field trips and job training sites.
  2. Deliver services individually or in small groups, in the classroom or traditional pull-out session. Services may be provided on campus or in other school districts statewide as part of the NCECBVI Outreach Services.
  3. Utilize a variety of service delivery models including direct service, consultation, collaboration, and/or teletherapy. Services may be required to be delivered in-person and/or remotely.
  4. Provide support for teams in both the center-based program and through outreach services by assisting with assessments and evaluations, creation of speech-language programming/lessons, and development of communication systems.
  5. Serve students in the areas of spoken language, written language, and symbolic/tactual communication systems.
  6. Based on assessment, develop and implement goals and objectives for the student IEPs and collect data to determine progress.
  7. Utilize assistive technology that addresses the needs of students with visual impairments and additional disabilities.
  8. Assist with the development, implementation, monitoring and review of student behavior plans.
  9. Teach and model appropriate dining skills and collaborate with other related service providers to develop and implement meal protocols.
  10. Work collaboratively with student teams to develop sensory integration programs and instruction related to social skills development.
  11. Assist teachers, support staff and related service providers in adapting curriculum.
  12. Partner with the Assistive Technology Specialist and other team members to determine appropriate AAC and other technology/devices for students.
  13. Assist with the planning and executing the statewide NCECBVI Low Vision Clinics.
  14. Serve as a resource for materials found in the Nebraska Instructional Resource Center, particularly in the areas of communication, assessment, and literacy.
  15. Keep current with research specific to communication, literacy, and instructional strategies.
  16. Document student progress data and provide progress reports and report cards as required by NCECBVI and the school district of each student’s residence.
  17. Coordinate and communicate with other teachers of the visually impaired, school psychologist, orientation and mobility specialist, speech language pathologist, occupational therapist, physical therapist, school nurse, and other staff regarding needs of the students.
  18. Provide training for educators, support staff, parents and/or families as requested.
  19. Assist with supervision of paraeducators and communicate relevant duties to assist in the development of classroom materials, the implementation of student goals/objectives and daily assistance of instruction.
  20. Participate in professional development activities such as attending conferences, workshops and regional/state/national offerings; accessing the professional library and the Nebraska Instructional Resource Center; and reading professional journals in the field of visual impairments, speech-pathology, and special education.
  21. Other duties as assigned by the NCECBVI Admin Team.

Salary and Contract:

  • Based on education and experience
  • 185 day school year contract

Applications will be open until the position is filled. Start date will begin with the 2022-2023 school year. Please send a request for the application form. Any questions regarding the application process can be directed to:

Sally Schreiner, Campus Administrator
824 10th Ave.; PO Box 129
Nebraska City, NE 68410