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PLEASE POST   FOSTORIA CITY SCHOOLS Fostoria, Ohio   CERTIFICATED VACANCY NOTICE   Posting Dates                                                                                                              Until filled   Positions:  Speech Language Pathologist       Qualifications: Qualified candidate must hold valid Ohio Certificate/License for...

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Fostoria, Ohio




Posting Dates

                                                                                                             Until filled


Positions:  Speech Language Pathologist  



Qualifications: Qualified candidate must hold valid Ohio Certificate/License for the assignment

   Preference given to those who have previous teaching experience

Candidate should possess knowledge, concepts, activities and resources for the position         


Salary:  Commensurate with experience and level of education


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Please submit the following information:   Submit an application to:                               

  1. Letter of Interest     Andrew Sprang, Superintendent
  2. FCS Application            Fostoria Junior/Senior High School
  3. Resume        1001 Park Avenue
  4. Certificate/License    Fostoria, OH 44830
  5. Official Transcripts    Phone: 419-436-4100
  6. BCI/FBI Checks (within the last 12 months)  Email: [email protected]




The Fostoria City School Board of Education and its staff are dedicated to providing equal education opportunities and equal employment opportunities without regard to military status, sex, race, color, creed, national origin, religion, genetic information, age or handicap.  The regulations of Title II, VI, VII, (Civil Rights Act of 1964), equal pay act of 1963, Title IX and Section 504 are followed.








Reports to:  Director of Special Education


Job Objectives:  Provides therapeutic interventions to help students identified as having a disability achieve maximum benefit from the educational program.  Encourages parental involvement.


Responsibilities  The following duties are representative of performance expectations.  A reasonable

and Essential  accommodation may be made to enable a qualified individual with a disability to

Functions:  perform essential functions.


 · Performs screening activities (e.g., child find program, new district students, students in grades designated by the board, etc.).

 · Maintains screening records of preschool and kindergarten students when results are not conclusive.

 · Retests students who have not passed earlier screening procedures.

 · Performs diagnostic evaluations.  Evaluates the needs of students based on all available information.  Ensures that signed permission forms for the release of information are on file.

 · Works with student assistance team members to reach a consensus on a plan for students requiring assistance.

 · Helps prepare and implement Individualized Education Plans (IEP).

 · Constructs a therapy schedule.  Treats speech/language disorders (e.g., verbal and written language, voice, articulation, fluency, interactive communication, auditory and/or visual processing, cognition/communication, etc.).

 · Upholds board policies and follows administrative procedures.

 · Promotes a favorable image of the school district.

 · Prepares the assigned therapy area.  Sets up equipment.  Requisitions essential supplies.  Promotes the proper use and care of school property.  Oversees the cleaning, repair, and replacement of therapy equipment.  Ensures that supplies and equipment are stored properly.

 · Complies with state model policies and procedures for the education of students identified as having a disability.  Works with staff to ensure that services are provided in the least restrictive educational environment.

 · Provides instructions in the use and care of assisted and/or augmentative devices.

 · Implements effective pupil management procedures.  Maintains high standards for student conduct.  Upholds the student conduct code.

 · Implements behavior modification plans.  Counsels students to acknowledge and manage responsible personal conduct.  Charts behavior as required.  Exercises caution when physical restraint is required.

 · Develops and maintains a positive therapy environment.  Helps parents and students understand therapy goals and how they relate to the educational program.

 · Communicates high expectations and shows an active interest in student progress.

 · Collaborates with teachers.  Shares knowledge and resources that enhance the educational process.









 · Helps students take full advantage of the learning environment (e.g., access and proximity to activities, use of adaptive equipment, etc.).

 · Documents therapy progress.  Supervises the preparation of clinical records to ensure accuracy.  Submits reports on time.

 · Respects personal privacy.  Maintains the confidentiality of privileged information.

 · Consults with parents as needed (e.g., telephone calls, conferences, etc.).

 · Effectively uses support personnel to address student concerns (e.g., excessive absences, at-risk behavior, mental/physical health, family/peer relations, etc.).

 · Reports evidence of suspected child abuse as required by law.

 · Supports a full range of educational options.  Helps staff resolve problems related to the participation of students with disabilities in appropriate peer group activities.

 · Works with community services associated with students’ programs (e.g., law enforcement, health care facilities, child welfare services, etc.).

 · Schedules home visits when necessary to support therapy goals.  Provides families information about proper techniques to assist with speech/language activities at home.

 · Closely monitors student use of therapy equipment.  Follows standard sanitation procedures to maintain a clean program environment.

 · Takes precautions to ensure student safety.  Does not leave students unsupervised.

 · Prepares an end-of-the year report and recommendations for each student served.

 · Participates in after-school programs (e.g., open houses, etc.) as directed.

 · Participates in professional growth opportunities to remain current with therapy innovations.

 · Accepts responsibility for personal decisions and conduct.  Strives to develop rapport and serve as a positive role model for others.

 · Performs other specific job-related duties as directed.


Abilities  The following aptitudes and physical skills are essential for the successful

Required:  performance of assigned duties.


 · Demonstrates professionalism and maintains a positive work attitude.

 · Acts in accordance with the professional code of ethics.

 · Skillfully manages individual, group, and organizational interactions.

 · Communicates effectively using verbal, nonverbal, and writing skills.

 · Organizes tasks and manages time effectively.

 · Averts problem situations and intervenes to resolve conflicts.

 · Lifts, carries, and/or moves therapy supplies and equipment.

 · Performs activities that may require reaching, crouching, kneeling, and/or crawling.

 · Uses self-control, perseverance, and physical skill to manage students.

 · Maintains an acceptable attendance record and is punctual.

 · Travels to meetings and work assignments.


Supervisory  Under the direction of the director of special education: plans meaningful work

Responsibility:  assignments, provides instructions, and communicates expectations to assigned staff and volunteers.  Monitors and helps assigned staff successfully accomplish delegated duties.


Working  Exposure to the following situations may range from remote to frequent based on

Conditions:  circumstances and factors that may not be predictable.


 · Potential for exposure to blood borne pathogens and communicable diseases.

 · Potential for interaction with disruptive and/or unruly individuals.

 · Exposure to adverse weather conditions and seasonal temperature extremes.






 · Duties may require operating and/or riding in a vehicle.

 · Duties may require detailed paperwork.

 · Duties may require exposure to cleaning solvents, air borne particulates, and odors.

 · Duties may require wearing protective clothing and using safety equipment.

 · Duties may require working under time constraints to meet deadlines.

 · Duties may require working during the evening and/or weekend.


Performance  Job performance is evaluated according to the policy provisions adopted by the

Evaluation:  Fostoria City School District Board of Education.


The Fostoria City School District Board of Education is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability.  This job description summary does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed.  This job description is subject to change in response to funding variables, emerging technologies, improved operating procedures, productivity factors, and unforeseen events.


Job Requirements

Minimum · Valid Ohio speech/language pathologist and provisional teaching license.

Qualifications: · Meets all mandated health requirements (e.g., a negative tuberculosis test, etc.).

 · Documented evidence of a clear criminal record.

 · Training in physical and behavioral management techniques.

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