Central Region Educational Cooperative (CREC) is looking for speech language pathologists to join their team for the 2021-2022 school year!
CREC provides support services to seven New Mexico rural school districts and four state-supported programs that include related services, early childhood programs, pre-employment transition services training, technology assistance, administration support, grant administration, and more. Our positions require the ability to work effectively in a multicultural setting and on a multi-disciplinary team, with an additional stipend offered to those who are bilingual. We are currently accepting applications for part- and full-time positions for the 2021-2022 school year.
Current openings are in Estancia and Laguna, New Mexico
We offer the following employee benefits:
- Salary ranges from $$45,660 - $66,416 depending on years of experience and PED license level
- Employees assigned to sites outside of Albuquerque are paid for drive time and receive the state rate for mileage (currently $0.45 per mile).
- Up to 25 years of experience accepted
- Benefits provided for both part-time and full-time employees
- Retirement plan through the Educational Retirement Board
- Full-time employees are granted 9 sick leave days and 2 personal days per year
- Services provided to 4-day and 5-day per week school districts
- Our member districts include: Estancia, Jemez, Laguna, Magdalena, Mountainair, Quemado, Vaughn, Children’s Psychiatric Center, Juvenile Justice, NM Corrections Department, and Sequoyah Adolescent Treatment Facility.
- We currently provide outside contract services to Albuquerque Public Schools, the Public Academy of Performing Arts, and Reserve
- Licensure in Speech Language Pathology from the New Mexico Speech Language Pathology and Audiology Board or eligible to apply for license
- Licensure with the NM Public Education Department or eligible to apply for license
- Although school-related experience is preferable, beginning SLPs and those new to the education environment will have access to experienced, supportive SLPs to enhance their success in the position
Essential job responsibilities include:
❖ Assess, evaluate, and/or screen preschool-aged to 12th grade students (ages 2 – 22 years old).
❖ Conduct formal speech-language evaluations of students using multiple measures and procedures to determine eligibility and continued eligibility in accordance with IDEA 2004, New Mexico Administrative Code and the New Mexico Technical Evaluation and Assessment Manual (NM TEAM).
❖ As part of the IEP team, collect and use data to develop present levels of academic achievement and functional performance and annual goals.
❖ Plan and provide appropriate individual and group therapy to students consistent with the goals contained in IEPs or other education plan (e.g., Section 504).
❖ Select and use materials, equipment, and other instructional material that are evidence-based, current, and meet the needs of the student(s).
❖ Serve as a case manager for students identified with a Speech or Language Impairment who do not receive other special education services.
❖ Consult with classroom teachers, parents, Student Assistance Teams, and administrators to plan and implement interventions and strategies to improve speech and/or language delays within a response to intervention model.
❖ Assure compliance with Medicaid requirements for those students receiving direct, billable services.
❖ Accurately complete service logs for all therapy sessions provided, evaluations completed, missed therapy sessions, and work-related activities in a timely manner.
❖ Effectively communicate with colleagues, students, and parents regarding the eligibility, progress, and the needs of the student.
❖ Maintain confidentiality according to FERPA, HIPPA, and professional ethics.
❖ Comply with policies and procedures established by federal and state law, New Mexico Public Education Department, Central Region Educational Cooperative, local districts’ board policy, and local schools’ schedules and routines.
❖ Meet state and national requirements to maintain licensure.
❖ Maintain accurate accountability records and submit within timelines.
❖ Have the means, ability, and willingness to drive or travel to and from any member district site in the state. Travel distances vary depending on assigned district and would typically be no more than six hours in one day, but can vary depending on weather, road conditions, and vehicle performance.
❖ Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director or Director of Programs of CREC.