The SDCOE is recruiting for a Speech, Hearing, and Language Specialist for the South County Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) at Davila Day School.
Davila Day School is a special education school in Chula Vista for students who are Deaf or hard of hearing. The school is operated by the South County Special Education Local Plan Area in affiliation with the San Diego County Office of Education. Davila Day School serves preschool through sixth-grade students from schools in South and East counties. The mission of the school is to provide Deaf and hard-of-hearing students a comprehensive, fully accessible and language-rich learning environment, with equal access to the general education curriculum and standards. With this environment, the students are ensured to have opportunities to achieve their goals and reach their full potential.
At Davila Day School the Speech, Hearing and Language Specialist is responsible for planning and implementing quality learning experiences and creating a stimulating environment conducive to developing speech and language for preschool through sixth-grade students who have a hearing loss. The Speech, Hearing and Language Specialist provides direct support to students who use a variety of amplification devices, including but not limited to, cochlear implants, ear level hearing aids, and bone conduction hearing aids with and without FM. The Speech, Hearing and Language Specialist regularly collaborates with DHH classroom teachers, audiologists, early childhood staff, and outside agencies. The Speech, Hearing and Language Specialist participates in the IEP process and integrates IEP activities into their lessons. They plan assessment activities to evaluate students' progress in relation to classroom curriculum based on Common Core State Standards and/or Alternative Curriculum and then prepare reports on student learning progress specific to speech and language development.
The current opening supports both students in our auditory/oral and American Sign Language (ASL) programs. Applicants should have post-graduate coursework in speech and hearing development, language disorders, diagnostic remediation audiology or a related field.
Prior job experience working with deaf and hard of hearing students is preferred.
Applicants must have experience working as a member of a multidisciplinary team doing assessments, interpreting diagnostic evaluations, collaborating with DHH itinerant and general education teachers, and providing family/staff consultation.
Knowledge and understanding of current amplification technologies, in particular, cochlear implant is highly desired. Experience with auditory/oral methods and strategies is highly desired.
Requirements: • Applicants must hold a valid California Clinical Rehabilitative Services Credential – Language, Speech and Hearing or Speech-Language Pathology Services Credential – Language, Speech and Hearing or equivalent credential as issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing • Knowledge of American Sign Language is required • CPR certification
Additional Salary Information: Range based on SELPA Teacher Compensation Plan
Internal Number: PAF 2283
About San Diego County Office of Education, Davila Day School
The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) serves our county’s most vulnerable students, and supports school leaders, teachers, and students across the county. We support nearly 780 schools and more than 500,000 students, including the nearly 10,000 children we educate each year through our Juvenile Court and Community Schools. SDCOE provides a variety of services for the 42 school districts, 124 charter schools, and five community college districts in the county.