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School Speech-Language Pathologist

at North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Posted: 8/16/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2222386

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Overall Job Objective

Description of Work

This is a re-post.  Previous applicants need not re-apply as their application is still under consideration. 

The Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf (ENCSD), located in Wilson, North Carolina provides specialized instruction for deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind students.  ENCSD was founded in 1964 and serves the 54 easternmost counties in North Carolina. As a part of the NC Department of Public Instruction's Education Services for the Deaf and Blind; the mission is to provide individualized comprehensive educational, vocational, and residential programs for deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind students leading to productive, independent, and successful lives. 

The School actively recruiting for a School Speech-Language Pathologist.  Utilizing leadership, advocacy, and collaboration, the school-based Speech-Language Pathologists provide prevention, assessment, and remediation services for students who exhibit difficulties in the areas of language, speech, voice, and fluency.  These services are designed to help children meet their educational goals.
Major functions include planning and oversight, screening, testing, diagnosing, advising and conducting therapy sessions.  

Examples of work performed: 

Direct Services:
Individual and/or Group Therapy Sessions:  This includes special emphasis in the following areas: receptive and expressive language; articulation; speech reading; voice; fluency; certain aspects of aural habilitation which are necessary for the development of speech and language skills; and the use of and training of augmentative communication systems/devices with students identified as having this need.  The Speech Language Pathologist also provides sessions within the classroom working with staff/students in regards to Standard Course of Study and Individualized Educational Plans (IEP) goals.

Speech Language Evaluations:  Speech Language evaluations involve performing specific standardized, as well as non-standardized tests, to determine the range, nature and severity of the speech language impairment.  Testing procedures may include, but are not limited to the areas of: articulation, voice, speech reading, receptive/expressive language, and certain aspects of aural habilitation which are necessary for the development of speech language skills.  Adaptation and flexibility of testing procedures are often necessary in order to obtain reliable/valid results from younger students and difficult to test students.  These tests are completed on an as needed basis.  Completion of evaluation reports is included in this area.

Preparation of individual IEP's for students.

Development of session activities for treatment of communication needs. 

Indirect Services:
Consultation with other professionals dealing directly with caseload and with students that do not receive direct services.

Supervision of and/or observation of graduate student interns and/or candidates for Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC).

Attend and actively participate in meetings such as departmental, curriculum and teacher meetings.  Also act as an interdisciplinary team member by participating in IEP's. 


Provide consultative services to classroom teachers in order to inform them of various communication techniques employed by individual students that should be reinforced in the academic setting.

Provide consultative service to classroom teachers regarding language sampling, interpretation of test data and specific techniques for classroom intervention.

Provide consultative services to parents in regards to their child's overall communicative needs.

Share with educators and parents information regarding materials, books, and supplies designed to enhance the communication skills of deaf and hard of hearing children.

Provide in-service programs for educational/residential staff in regards to speech/language concerns of deaf and hard of hearing students.

Provide workshops/consultative services to local school units, college programs, other professionals, etc., in regards to Speech/Language concerns, IEP's, state guide-lines, etc., for the deaf and hard of hearing child.

Participate in continuing education activities in order to keep up with current trends in deaf education, speech/language/auditory techniques with this population, professional issues, etc.

Utilize community agencies and resources to meet pupils' needs. 


Evaluate regularly the effectiveness of the Speech/Language program and revise as needed, as well as formulate policies and procedures for the ENCSD Speech/Language program, consistent with policies and procedures of the Department of Public Instruction, ENCSD and speech/language professional guidelines.

Attends and actively participates in meetings such as departmental and curriculum and actively participates in continuing education opportunities.

Participate as a member of the interdisciplinary team by serving on IEP's.

Assist in purchasing and maintaining special equipment and supplies for the speech/language program.

Order equipment and supplies needed for speech/language development at ENCSD.

Communicate with other professionals, educators, Local Education Agency's (LEA) and DPI facilities by sharing information which will assure that the most effective, efficient, and up-to-date speech/language program is available to students at ENCSD.

Work with other professionals, health care agencies and community organizations to promote the integration and mutual support of ENCSD students.

Become familiar with non-governmental funding sources.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of North Carolina Standard Course of Study in management of communicative disorders
  • Plans evidence-based interventions appropriate for individual students and groups of students
  • Uses evidence-based methods and techniques appropriate to stated objectives
  • Demonstrates knowledge and use of statewide testing procedures
  • Demonstrates awareness of professional performance in due process matters and litigious environments.
  • Manages time efficiently

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Master's degree or beyond in Speech Language with or eligible to receive an NC DPI School Speech-Language Pathologist license level of one of the following:  M, S, AS, D, DS. 

Management will give preference to applicants who are currently licensed with the NC Dept of Public Instruction as a School-Language Pathologist and applicants who can communicate using American Sign Language. 

Supplemental and Contact Information

****Please follow instructions to apply on-line (
Technical Support questions pertaining to NEO Gov please call 1-855-524-5627
Due to the volume of applications received, we cannot provide feedback as to the status of your application via telephone call.  To check the status of your application after submittal, please sign in to your state application account on line. It can take approximately 5-8 weeks to fill a position. If you do not receive a telephone call to schedule an interview, please feel free to apply for other jobs of interest and qualifications. We thank you for your interest in employment at Eastern NC School for the Deaf and wish you success in your job search.
The Department of Public Instruction selects applicants for employment based on job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, political affiliation or political influence.  
*Degrees must be from an appropriately accredited institution. 
*Pre-employment drug testing and criminal background checks are required for all positions at Eastern NC School for the Deaf.
*Applicants seeking Veteran's Preference for employment with State Government must attach either a Form DD-214. 
*The work experience section on the application must be completed ~~ resume in lieu of work experience will not be accepted. 
*The following question must be answered on the application in order to be considered: # 8. Have you ever been convicted of an offense against the law other than a minor traffic violation?