Lead the way to great instruction for students in every classroom
The Related Services Department is responsible to provide direction and leadership to psychological services, speech-language therapy services, occupational/physical therapy services, audiology services, and Crisis Response Team departments by striving to improve the delivery and quality of support provided to students and schools.
Occupational Therapy & Physical Therapy
School-based physical therapists (PT) in CCSD work with educational staff and parents to support students with disabilities, particularly those with movement disorders, to access the school environment and curricula. The main focus is on functional areas including: proper seating and positioning, independent mobility around the classroom and school site, participation in play and leisure activities, and preparation for adult life. School-based occupational therapists (OT) in CCSD assess fine motor, visual motor, sensory-motor, and self-care skills. Deficiencies in these areas are addressed through a variety of intervention strategies which may include direct therapy with the child, consultation with the teacher, modification of the environment, provision of adaptive equipment, and staff training.
- Pediatric experience preferred
Advantages to working in the OT/PT Services Department include:
- Flexible caseload with students ages 3- 21 years old
- Flexible scheduling
- CEU subscription provided
- Mentorship by an OT or PT for a minimum of one year
- OT/PT free in-service opportunities provided by peers
- Assessment, materials, and equipment provided
- Technology (laptop, IPad) provided
- Robust orientation and departmental support provided
- Specialized assignments available
- Additional work opportunities available for Extended School Year and Child Find programs Assessment assistance available
School Psychologists deliver school-based psychological services intended to improve students’ academic performance and behavior, enhance their overall educational success, and promote mental health. They support individual students as well as the overall school community.
- BSN-RN Required for School Nurse Position
- Provide consultation services and promote collaborative problem-solving.
- Work directly with students, teachers, and parents.
- Conduct a variety of assessments and evaluations.
- Required team members for determining student eligibility for special education.
- Offer additional assistance (Section 504, crisis intervention, etc.).
Audiologists perform individual diagnostic audiological evaluations on students using a variety of test measures including behavioral assessments, play audiometry, immittance measurements and otoacoustic emissions.
- Participating in Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) meetings, IEP meetings and Section 504 meetings
- Recommending ear level equipment based on educational needs
- Selecting and fitting appropriate Hearing Assistive Technology (HAT), both sound field and ear-level equipment
- Educating teachers, school staff, parents, related services staff and medical professionals on the educational impact of hearing loss
Advantages to working in the CCSD Audiology Services Department include:
- American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Learning Pass
- Department handbook provided
- Equipment budget
- State of the art sound booths
- Electronic database
Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) provide diagnostic, direct and consultative services to students who exhibit difficulties in the areas of language, speech, hearing, voice and fluency. Services are designed to help students meet their education goals. SLPs work closely with parents, school personnel and community-based professionals to address the communication needs of students.
Advantages to working in the CCSD Speech-Language Therapy Services Department include:
- Diverse caseload
- American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) CE provider
- Salary stipend of 5% for CCC-SLPs
- Supervision by SLPs
- Mentorship and handbook
- Assessment and material budget
- Additional work opportunities available
We are CCSD
It is a District-wide effort to ensure every child has what they need to succeed academically. The effort, coordination, and hours spent on something as small as a cinnamon roll show the District’s impact on this community and our children.
This kind of teamwork – this kind of effort – is not only our mission but our privilege. We are here to serve the students of Clark County. Because … We are CCSD.