Speech Language Pathologist
Position Type: Exempt
New Employee: 190 days/year
Benefits Eligible: Yes
The speech language pathologist will assess and provide intervention to ensure student success and promote an exemplary educational program which fosters achievement for all students. Develop and promote good relations among community and school clientele.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Collaborate with other disciplines to ensure team understanding of speech language needs of students. Work with the team to optimize student success. Utilize diagnostic assessments to assess and provide intervention services to students who exhibit communication disorders which negatively impact their achievement as well as social functioning behavior (including articulation receptive/expressive language, auditory processing, fluency, voice, written language and literacy), and monitor progress toward Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals. Assess and provide intervention to English language learners.
Create a learning environment characterized by effective and efficient process management strategies (e.g., procedures, instructional groups, transition materials and supplies). Apply various intervention models (push-in or pull-out). Implement knowledge of content area, teaching methodologies, learning styles and educational research related to students of all levels and abilities. Design, develop, and evaluate authentic learning experiences and assessments incorporating contemporary tools and resources within the speech-language field to maximize learning in context and to develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes aligned with 21st Century learning. Utilize phonemic awareness and literacy interventions (multi-sensory reading, reading comprehension, etc). Use assessment data for evaluation and refinement of instruction practices. When appropriate, provide small group and individualized services to all levels (cognitive delay, autism, learning disabled, emotionally disabled, and speech language eligible students).
Provide quality, accurate, constructive, corrective, specific and timely feedback to students that encourages them to perform at their highest level. Effectively communicate with parents and regular education staff about communication disorders at IEP meetings and conferences. Utilize technology and/or other avenues to communicate to stakeholders (website, podcasts, etc.). Establish student, staff and parental rapport that allows for a proactive response to potential problems.
Teach, monitor, and collaborate with educational personnel, community agencies, parents, and students to increase understanding of the student’s speech and language needs. Demonstrate knowledge of normal and deviant development of receptive, expressive and pragmatic language, articulation, fluency, and voice. Participate in continuing education for professional development to ensure practice consistent with best practice. Use professional literature; evidence based research, and continuing education content to make practice decisions. Use professional Code of Ethics and standards of practice to guide ethical decision-making in practice. Notify the Principal and Director of Student Services of any failure to implement the requirements of assigned students IEP.
Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.
Supervision of support personnel.
Conduct supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to interview participation, training/development, assign and direct work, performance feedback, address complaints and resolve problems.
BUDGET AND/OR RESOURCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
Prioritize and schedule work tasks independently.
Manage and maintain inventory of equipment and assessments.
Project needs for budget planning.
Maintain clinical and administrative records in accordance with professional standards, state guidelines, and school system policy.
Review services for improvements and make changes as needed to ensure quality of services.
The education/training/experience, license/certification, general expectations, physical demands, and work environment factors described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Master of Arts degree in Communication Disorders or Speech-Language Pathology.
English fluency will be determined through the application and interview process and licensure.
LICENSES OR CERTIFICATIONS:
Valid Colorado Driver’s License.
Valid Colorado Special Services License, Speech-Language Pathologist endorsed.
Current ASHA Certification (preferred).
Has computer/technology skills.
Has the ability to work with students with diverse backgrounds and abilities.
Has the ability to work cooperatively with supervisors and co-workers.
Has the ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions.
Has the ability to perform responsibilities without the necessity of close supervision.
Has the ability to effectively communicate with the School District community.
Has the ability to analyze, instruct, negotiate, coordinate, communicate, problem solve and use interpersonal skills.
Has the ability to compare, compute, synthesize and evaluate.
Has the ability to meet attendance standards and work the hours necessary to perform the essential functions.
Maintain strict confidentiality.
Maintain a generally positive attitude.
Observe all District policies and procedures.
Adhere to federal and state legislation, regulation, and policies.
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Frequent lifting 5 (five) to 10 (ten) pounds.
Occasional lifting of up to one hundred fifty (150) pounds.
Frequent sitting, bending, walking, and standing.
Occasional bending, stooping, walking, standing, kneeling, squatting, and reaching.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
Mostly clean and comfortable.
Principal and Director of Student Services.
Charles Hay World School
Dependent upon education, experience and Master Agreement.
Open until filled
All new hires will be probationary status.
New hires or rehires will be responsible for the $49.50 fingerprint processing fee required for background checks through the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.
This job description is not intended to create any express or implied contract of employment or expectancy of continued employment for any definite term.
In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act and Colorado law, Englewood Schools does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, or need for special education services in admissions, access to, treatment, or employment in educational programs or activities which it operates. Inquiries or complaints may be referred to Mr. Ryan Cowell, Executive Director of HR and Talent Development,4101 S. Bannock Street, Englewood, CO 80110, (303) 806-2029, or to the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Region VIII, Federal Office Building, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204.