Teacher of the Deaf or Speech-Language Pathologist
Utah State University
Location: Logan, Utah
Type: Full Time
Audiology / Speech Language
College / University
Internal Number: 3815238
Teacher of the Deaf or Speech-Language Pathologist
Requisition ID: 2022-5767 # of Openings: 1 Location: US-UT-Logan Category: Teaching (non-Faculty) Position Type: Benefited Full-Time Job Classification: Exempt College: E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs Department: Communicative Disorders & Deaf Educ Advertised Salary: Salary will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the person hired.
Overview The Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education (COMDDE) at Utah State University (USU) is seeking a Teacher of the Deaf or Speech-Language Pathologist to join the Sound Beginnings team. Sound Beginnings is located on the USU campus and is an interdisciplinary early education program serving children who are Deaf or hard of hearing (DHH), birth through Kindergarten, and their families. Approximately 50% of position responsibilities will include delivery of direct services according to program needs (e.g., classroom, individual or small group, parent coaching in parent-child therapy and/or tele-intervention) and approximately 50% will include administrative responsibilities as the Program Coordinator for Sound Beginnings. In addition to serving children and families, Sound Beginnings is the primary practicum site for graduate students in the Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) graduate training programs for Deaf Education, Speech-Language Pathology, and Audiology students. Therefore, the position will also include some administrative responsibilities in the graduate training program as connected with Sound Beginnings services. The position is full-time for 9 months during the USU academic year, plus 1 summer month (10 days to be worked in May and 11 days to be worked in July). This position is not eligible for remote work. Salary will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the person hired.
Provide direct services to children who are DHH using evidence-based LSL strategies. This could include classroom or small group instruction, individual or parent-child therapy, and/or tele-intervention.
Participate in educational programming meetings, administer assessments, write goals and objectives, monitor child progress, and complete applicable paperwork.
Provide Program Coordinator responsibilities, such as parent communications, assessment and curriculum oversight, management of work study teacher assistants, and other administrative activities.
Provide supervision and mentoring to graduate students in the LSL graduate training program, including various practicum oversight responsibilities.
Collaborate with parents, COMDDE and Sound Beginnings interdisciplinary teams, related services professionals, and area school district representatives.
Qualifications Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree in Deaf Education, Speech-Language Pathology, or related field.
Two or more years working with children who are deaf or hard of hearing in programs that emphasize the development of listening and spoken language.
Eligible and willing to work toward LSLS Cert. AVT or LSLS Cert. AVEd if not already certified.
Excellent oral and written communications skills.
Basic computer skills, including knowledge of word processing and spread sheets.
Ability to work effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
LSLS Certification AVT or LSLS Certification AVEd.
Management experience in a LSL early education program.
Graduate student supervisory experience.
Experience delivering family-centered services using tele-intervention.
Bilingual (Spanish and English).
Required Documents Along with the online application, please attach:
Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
Letter of recommendation to be uploaded to Your Profile under "Documents 1-5"
Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application
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Advertised Salary Salary will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the person hired.
ADA Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes. The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.
University Highlights Department Highlights The Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education offers campus and online bachelor’s degrees in communicative disorders, master’s degrees in speech-language pathology and deaf education, a clinical doctorate in audiology, and PhD participation in disability disciplines and neuroscience. A state-of-the-art and complete hearing and balance clinic is housed in the new interprofessional Sorenson Center for Clinical Excellence. Audiology, speech-language pathology, and deaf education students also benefit from Sound Beginnings, a listening and spoken language program for young children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Our academic and clinical training program has a strong positive state and national reputation.
College Highlights The Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education is in the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services. The college has the privilege of high national rankings including:
Number 1 college of education in Utah for the 20th year in a row
Number 29 on the National List of Best Education Schools
Number 6 nationally in Best Online Master’s in Education programs
Number 12 nationally in funded research with $41.8 million
Number 29 on U.S. News and World Reports “America’s Best Graduate Schools”
Our college has placement rates at or above 94% for certified graduates seeking employment in special education, elementary education, speech-language pathology, audiology, and 18 secondary education fields.
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