Speech Language Pathologist

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Title: Speech-Pathologist

Supervisor: Director of Special Education

Department: Special Education

Classification: Certified

I. Accountability Objectives:

Seeking a part-time (.6 FTE) speech and language pathologist for the remainder of the 2023-2024 school year, then increasing to full-time for the 2024-2025 school year. This position would serve students in grades K4-12. Preferred qualifications for this position include: experience providing speech and language therapy services within an urban school setting; experience in conducting evaluations to determine eligibility for speech and language services, experiencing writing IEPs; strong oral and written language skills, and ability to collaborate and work collectively as a member of a team.

II. Position Characteristics:

Length of Contract: First-Year Teachers- 197 days; Returning Teachers- 195 days

III. Position Relationships:

Reports to: Director of Special Education and Student Services

Coordinates with: Director of Special Education, students, classroom and resource teachers, and parents and families.

IV. Position Qualifications:

Required Qualifications: Candidates must possess Wisconsin DPI certification #1820 (Speech and Language Pathology). ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence is preferred.

V. Position Responsibilities:

a. Communicate with students and families to Screen and/or evaluate students referred for suspected speech/language disabilities.

b. Participate in IEP team meetings and IEP development, accepting responsibility as case manager as assigned; coordinate IEP teams as assigned.

c. Conduct initial evaluations and three-year reevaluations of assigned cases.

d. Identify treatment options and provide instruction to students identified with speech/language impairments in order to implement IEP’s in both inclusive and pull-out settings.

e. Follow special education procedures, including compliance and due process, in all cases.

f. Communicate with special education and regular education staff and administrators.

g. Support efforts to maintain children with speech/language impairments in the least restrictive environments.

h. Maintain confidentiality according to IDEA standards.

i. Complete all paperwork in a timely manner.

j. Maintains a variety of manual & electronic documents, files, and records to ensure the availability of information as required for reference, tracking and/or compliance with established regulations.

k. Participate in special education in-services for the purposes of general staff development and the development of specific skills required for competency and compliance.

l. Establish and maintain good communication with parents of all children on assigned caseload.

m. Complete case manager responsibilities within assigned buildings.

n. Must be flexible and willing to work with a wide variety of students, age levels, and diverse backgrounds.

VI. Professional Responsibilities:

a. Understand the educational philosophy of the School and for carrying out school policies.

b. Be aware of and/or participate on School teams for curriculum development, data analysis, staff development planning, selection of materials, and other committees.

c. Participates in trainings, meetings, professional development and seminars.

d. Coordinates meetings & processes for eligible students presenting evaluation results, developing treatment plans, and/or providing training.

e. Maintains a variety of manual & electronic documents, files, and records to ensure the availability of information as required for reference, tracking and/or compliance with established regulations.

f. Perform other duties as assigned by the principal and other administrators

Send resume to Jennifer M. Berry at jberry@mascience.org

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