Speech and Language Pathologist (Two openings) - Pelham Elementary
Description: Speech and Language Pathologist - 2 positions open for 2020-21 School Year
Job Summary: The Speech and Language Pathologist will perform the duties of a related service provider as defined in NH RSA 186-C. Services will help to reduce or eliminate speech and language impediments that interfere with a student’s ability to benefit fully from the district’s educational program. The Speech and Language Pathologist will complete student evaluations.
Qualifications: Master’s degree in Speech/Language Pathology. Awareness of NH Rules and Regulations for Special Education, understanding of Section 504, ADD; knowledge of speech/language development disorders; including phonological awareness and pragmatic language. Appropriate licensure in the state of New Hampshire is required. Certification by the America Speech/Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) is preferred.
Working Conditions: Full-time, exempt; 186 days during school year.
Application Procedure: Apply online through AppliTrack. Applications will be considered as they are received.
Selection Procedure: Selected applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview. Please do not call the school.
POSITION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Except as specifically noted, the following functions are considered essential to this position:
1. To identify students with a possible disability in speech and language through the screening of the following populations:
- Preschool children
- Students new to the school district
- Students who demonstrate speech and/or language difficulties whose educational performance is satisfactory; and
- Students referred as suspected of being educationally handicapped for whom language or communication is an area of concern.
3. To serve on the multi-disciplinary evaluation team, that is for the purpose of identification of a student with a suspected speech and language disability.
4. To apply specialized knowledge and skills in the area of speech and language to the collaborative
planning, implementation, and evaluation of a student’s individual program.
5. To provide, when appropriate, workshops and consultation to the school district staff regarding speech and language development, strategies for teaching the identified student within the classroom, and interpretation of diagnostic materials.
6. To provide information, support, and counseling to parents and families when appropriate.
7. To provide the immediate supervisor with a schedule of students serviced and to keep thorough ongoing records for the individual students receiving therapy.
8. To maintain lists of referred, screened, and eligible students, as well as a directory of outside agencies, consultants, specialists, and related services.
9. To assist in the development of the annual budget for speech and language services, and to requisition needed supplies for servicing students and maintaining equipment.
10. To supervise a speech aide, if necessary, at least once a week to include: monitoring of the student’s progress and behavior, consultation and planning weekly, and reporting to the immediate supervisor important data or appropriate information.
11. To develop an appropriate plan of professional development.
12. To perform other appropriate activities assigned by the Director of Special Services.
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY REQUIREMENTS:
Primary Physical Requirements: (Not, Rarely, Occasionally, or Frequently Required)
1. Lift up to 10 lbs: Occasionally required
2. Lift 11 to 25 lbs: Occasionally required
3. Lift 25 to 50 lbs: Rarely required
4. Lift over 50 lbs: Not required
5. Carry up to 10 lbs: Occasionally required
6. Carry 11 to 25 lbs: Rarely required
7. Carry 26 to 50 lbs: Not required
8. Carry over 50 lbs: Not required
9. Reach above shoulder height: Frequently required
10. Reach at shoulder height: Frequently required
11. Reach below shoulder height: Frequently required
12. Push/Pull: Not required
Hand Manipulation: (Not, Rarely, Occasionally, or Frequently Required)
1. Grasping: Occasionally required
2. Handling: Occasionally required
3. Torquing: Occasionally required
4. Fingering: Occasionally required
5. Controls and Equipment: Computer, telephone, copy and FAX machine, 2-way radio
Other Physical Consideration: (Not, Rarely, Occasionally, or Frequently Required)
This is a fairly sedentary position and employee is not required to do extensive physical exertion. Employee is occasionally required to do some lifting. Employee is typically able to sit and stand as needed. Working in the preschool requires a necessity to sit on the floor, to sit in small chairs, and to move with the students. Employee is typically able to sit and stand as needed.
Applicants will be subjected to a criminal background check required by state law. Employee must pass background check to enable bonding by the district's liability insurance carrier.