Speech Language Pathologist

Black Forest Academy

  • School Size: 300
  • Type of Student: Missionary Kid, Expatriate
  • Certification Needed: Yes
  • Years of Experience Required: None
  • Minimum Length: Long-Term
  • Location: Kandern, Germany
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Monthly Salary: None
  • Monthly Support Estimate for One Person: USD $2,600.00

    The majority of TeachBeyond members serve in roles that involve raising support for their ministry so that the educational services offered are affordable for all learners they seek to serve. We are also pleased to offer training, tools, and coaching to our members as they build a financial support team partnering with them in transformational education.


About the Speech Language Pathologist Position

Purpose Statement: The Speech Language Pathologist serves children ages preschool-high school in the BFA/CSK schools. The Speech Language Pathologist serves students who demonstrate difficulties with communication specifically articulation, language, voice, fluency and hearing. This person can also provide assistance to the greater expatriate community due to the lack of English-speaking speech language pathologists in the area.

Reporting Relationship: The Speech Language Pathologist reports to the Special Services Supervisor.

Responsibilities and Duties:
1. Assessments
A. Inform teachers of the testing referral process at the beginning of the school year.
B. Receive referrals from parents.
C. Provide initial speech and language assessments and re-evaluations for BFA students.
2. Consultation
A. Provide consultation services to parents and teachers regarding progress and how to implement classroom work into therapy. Provide in-service training to faculties.
3. Professional Growth
A. Participate in professional development opportunities as they arise. (A good resource is OSACS-Overseas Association of Communication Sciences. An official ASHA state group here in Europe comprised primarily of military personnel. Can be found on ASHA website). Other options are webinars and conferences on CD/DVD.
4. To maintain student records
A. Utilize daily session logs to chart progress
5. Finances
A. Develop and adhere to a budget.
6. Specific Other
A. Work with the nurse’s department to conduct annual hearing screening as part of the sports physicals.
B. Can also provide assistance to the greater expatriate community due to the lack of English-speaking speech language pathologist in the area. Work with Special Services department to proctor high school final exams for extended time testing in Fall and Spring.

About Black Forest Academy

Black Forest Academy (BFA) was founded in 1956 by TeachBeyond, formerly Janz Team Ministries. It is an international Christian school providing an English language education for grades 5-12. Grades 1-4 are part of a bilingual school, Christliche Schule Kandern (CSK).

BFA serves the children of international Christian workers and international business families who want a North American curriculum that incorporates a Christian worldview. BFA has an enrollment of approximately 300 students, with about 50% of the 9th-12th grade students in the residential boarding program.

The Black Forest region encompasses the southwest corner of Germany, with BFA located in the picturesque village of Kandern. The nearest cities to BFA include Basel in Switzerland, Mulhouse in France, and Lörrach and Freiburg in Germany.

Germany

  • Population: 80,854,408 (July 2015 est.)
  • Religions: Protestant 34%, Roman Catholic 34%, Muslim 3.7%, unaffiliated or other 28.3%
  • Government: Federal Republic
  • Below Poverty Line: 15.5% (2010 est.)
  • Country Summary (from the World Factbook)
    As Europe's largest economy and second most populous nation (after Russia), Germany is a key member of the continent's economic, political, and defense organizations. European power struggles immersed Germany in two devastating World Wars in the first half of the 20th century and left the country occupied by the victorious Allied powers of the US, UK, France, and the Soviet Union in 1945. With the advent of the Cold War, two German states were formed in 1949: the western Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the eastern German Democratic Republic (GDR). The democratic FRG embedded itself in key Western economic and security organizations, the EC, which became the EU, and NATO, while the communist GDR was on the front line of the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact. The decline of the USSR and the end of the Cold War allowed for German unification in 1990. Since then, Germany has expended considerable funds to bring Eastern productivity and wages up to Western standards. In January 1999, Germany and 10 other EU countries introduced a common European exchange currency, the euro.
    (Source: the World Factbook)

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