Speech Language Pathologist – K-12 setting
Why choose Cooperative Educational Services (CES)?
CES is a leading provider of Ancillary Services to K-12 schools throughout the state of New Mexico. CES strives to be recognized as one of the best cooperative service agencies in the country and the provider of choice in New Mexico. As a Speech Language Pathologist with CES, you will work among leading providers to help CES achieve this goal. CES offers a very competitive pay rate.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities of a school-based Speech Language Pathologist
CES is seeking a licensed, experienced Speech Language Pathologist to provide school-based services.
The role of the Speech Language Pathologist is to:
- Provide input and expertise as to the identification, evaluation, and delivery of services to students with identified disabilities.
- Provide instruction to address deficits related to identified disabilities including but not limited to speech language impairments.
- Provide treatment for a variety of deficits such as articulation, fluency, voice, expressive, receptive, and social communication.
- Communicate, on occasion, with outside medical and developmental service providers for the purposes of identifying student needs.
A typical week of a Speech Language Pathologist may include:
- One-on-one or group speech therapy sessions
- Participation in the review of existing evaluation data from various sources (including independent evaluations) to consider what, if any, additional data are needed to determine a student’s eligibility for special education and related services.
- Conducting initial evaluations and re-evaluations that comply with state evaluation guidelines
- Development and or contribution to an Individualized Educational Program (IEP)
- Attendance at IEP meetings
- Consultation with staff, teachers, family, and other ancillary service providers
- Documentation of services using district chosen platforms
A highly successful Speech Language Pathologist candidate should have:
- Working knowledge of Federal and State laws governing Special Education and adherence to those laws.
- Prior knowledge or be willing to develop knowledge of the requirements set forth in the New Mexico Technical Evaluation and Assessment Manual (NM TEAM) and the NM TEAM: Identification of Dyslexia Supplemental Narrative and Worksheet. Additionally, the SLP must have or be willing to gain knowledge in developing quality IEPS. All manuals referenced above can be found at: https://webnew.ped.state.nm.us/bureaus/special-education/technical-manuals/
- Knowledge and expertise in conducting assistive technology evaluations and augmentative and alternative communication needs for clients.
Qualifications for a Speech Language Pathologist
- Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
- Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
- New Mexico Regulation and Board License
- New Mexico Public Education Department license
- School based experience is preferred, but not required
- Speech Language Clinical Fellowship Year opportunities available