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:
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.
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
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.