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PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:  Listed below but not limited to:

Planning and Preparation:

  • Uses the available materials and equipment 
  • Remains current in research as it applies to both subject matter and pedagogy
  • Understands the typical developmental characteristics of the age group, as well as exceptions to the general patterns
  • Seeks and applies opportunities for collaboration to enhance instruction and student learning
  • Has a predetermined plan to assess whether presented material is understood using a variety of assessment techniques and uses the results to plan for future instruction of students
  • Schedules therapy and interventions using a variety of service delivery models, including classroom intervention, consultation/collaboration and pull-out as appropriate to meet student needs in the least restrictive environment
  • Meets with related school personnel to coordinate specific objectives for individualized educational programs
  • Plans evidence-based interventions and therapy appropriate for individual students and groups of students

 Classroom Environment:

  • Enforces classroom and school rules or procedures, Board policies and regulations
  • Responds to misbehavior appropriately while respecting student dignity
  • Provides a safe classroom where learning is equally accessible to all students
  • Implements a classroom routine which students understand 
  • Takes necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities
  • Establishes a climate enabling students to work without being disturbed by others
  • Facilitates smooth and efficient classroom operation by providing the availability, distribution, collection and organization of materials and supplies
  • Is fair and impartial in dealing with students
  • Handles classroom problems and is willing to seek supportive help

 Delivery of Service:

  • Obtain, organize, and present in proper format to District Office all pertinent information required by federal and state law.  This includes student immunization and physical exam data, vision and hearing data, as well as dental and eye exam data when appropriate.
  • Demonstrates competency of communication skills and communication disorders
  • Differentiates treatment to meet the needs of all students
  • Conducts speech, language and hearing screenings
  • Administers formal and informal (ongoing & curriculum-based) assessments
  • Analyzes and interprets information to make recommendations regarding the need for speech-language services
  • Revises plans on an ongoing basis, considering student's needs, ability levels and interests
  • Uses evidence-based methods and techniques appropriate to stated objectives
  • Provides clear directions and explains assignments
  • Uses a wide variety of oral and written questioning techniques
  • Includes activities/questions that require higher levels of thinking
  • Moves about during the lesson to establish, maintain or re-establish pupil involvement 
  • Uses available technology resources that are suitable to the instructional goals and engage students
  • Achieves a balance of teacher vs. student-centered activities appropriate to the grade level and subject matter being taught
  • Facilitates a smooth transition from one activity to another by individuals or groups
  • Monitors the progress of students in the curriculum
  • Provides opportunity for each pupil to participate in a given activity
  • Supports and accepts pupil ideas and responses
  • Allows for creative or artistic expression as well as verbal participation
  • Strives to secure and maintain pupils' attention.
  • Provides feedback to students that is timely and of high quality


Professional Responsibilities: 

  • Attends required meetings, special education meetings and school activities
  • Is in attendance on a regular basis
  • Maintains and submits records as required
  • Promptly communicates with principal, special education coordinator and/or parent when necessary
  • Reflects on lessons and therapy assessing the effectiveness and the extent to which instructional outcomes were achieved
  • Provides information to families, as appropriate, about the instructional program
  • Communicates with families about student progress and is available as needed to respond to family concerns
  • Communicates with parents through newsletters following administrative guidelines
  • Maintains relationships with colleagues that are characterized by mutual support and cooperation
  • Seeks out opportunities for professional development to enhance content knowledge and pedagogical skill
  • Displays high standards of honesty, integrity and confidentiality in interactions with colleagues, students, and the public
  • Complies with school and district regulations


Professional Educator License in Illinois with a Speech-Language Pathology endorsement

Must be able to pass a fingerprint criminal background check

Special Knowledge/Skills/Requirements:    

  • Effective oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to read, learn, and interpret rules and regulations
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Ability to establish rapport with students, parents, and staff


Salary and work year in accordance with the Ball-Chatham Education Association (BCEA) contract.

Comprehensive benefits package and annualized pay.  

May be eligible for a $3000 dollar sign on bonus

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