Job Overview

Summary

Do you want to work for an exciting educational organization, with the children of our dedicated U.S. Military members?  Our mission is to provide an exemplary education that inspires and prepares all students for success in a dynamic, global environment.  Come work for the Department of Defense Education Activity, Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools!

The Department of Defense Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) is currently accepting applications under examining authority of 10 U.S.C., Section 2164, for the above potential job opportunities in DDESS Schools.

 

Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is a DoD Field Activity responsible for the oversight of two school systems, the Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS) and the Department of Defense Domestic Dependent Elementary & Secondary Schools (DDESS).   DoDEA employs more than 15,000 individuals responsible for educating approximately 90,000 students in 12 foreign countries, seven states, Guam, and Puerto Rico.   The mission of DoDEA is to provide a quality education from pre-kindergarten through grade twelve for the eligible minor family members of DoD military and civilian personnel on official assignments.

 

The purpose of this position is to develop diagnosis, plan of therapy, and lesson plans within the framework of approved curriculum objectives, course outlines, and texts, Individualized Education Plans.  Daily lesson plans and test materials are subject to regular review to evaluate adequacy of coverage and treatment. Classroom sessions are subject to audit/evaluation by the Principal.

Duties

This position is located in the Ft. Benning School District. Screens, tests, and provides services for students who have disabilities and/or language disorders.  Consults with teachers, other professional personnel and parents, liaison with military colleagues and allied personnel and cooperation with community agencies as they relate to the communication disorders of children ages 3-21. Responsible for the development, management, and coordination of speech language services at the school(s) where assigned.  Serves as a consultant to teachers and school staff in the development of a balanced speech-language program for eligible students with communication disorders.  Provides in-service training to faculty members as needed, on topics concerning speech and language development and improvement. Evaluates three year olds, preschoolers and students in the school population with suspected or identified communication disorders. Assists and guides teachers in observing, describing, and referring suspected and identified speech and language impairments. Serve on teacher assistance teams as needed. Provides thorough evaluations, diagnosis, and interpretation of assessment, results of suspected speech, voice, fluency, hearing, and language impairments. Provides therapy for a variety of hearing impairments including severe handicapping conditions which may be in addition to other mental or physical impairments. Provides on going evaluation both formal and informal to monitor progress of all students eligible for and receiving speech therapy.  Participates in annual review conferences.  Carries out comprehensive diagnostic evaluations of therapy to meet individual student’s needs and correct existing speech or language handicaps. Collaborates with classroom teachers and other school staff members to implement therapy through suggestions for the student's daily activities. Provides information, support, and counseling to parents and families when appropriate. Plans, provides materials, and trains parents to assist in ongoing therapy in the home. Keeps detailed records of progress, conferences, tests, and performs necessary follow-up on each student in the program. Coordinates students’ programs with total school program. Develops learning activities to meet goals and objectives on each student's Individual Education Plan (IEP). Participate as an integral part of Pre-referral Teams, Teacher Assistance Teams, Case Study Committees, IEP teams and Multi-Disciplinary Teams. Participates in planning curriculum/instructional changes.