Speech and Language Pathologist
Must hold a certificate issued by any agency.
The certificate position area must be in Speech Language Pathologist/Therapist.
The certificate must be in one of the following grades: Preschool/Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd.
The certificate status must be active or about to graduate from a state-approved teacher preparation program.
The Wilson School District is looking for a certified Speech and Language Pathologist for this current year or the upcoming 2023-2024 school year. College graduates and Interns are always encouraged to apply. We offer a competitive hiring salary.
Our hiring salary is $40,117.59 to $50,117.59 per year based on experience. Other possible payment (if eligible) $3,000 for National Board-Certified Teacher, $1,500 for BLE, $1,000 for ESL, $500 for Prov ESL.
At Wilson School District, we believe that education should be shaped by a sense of purpose. As the Speech and Language Pathologist, you help ensure students have access to high quality education by providing Speech and Language therapy services to students with speech and language handicaps.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Screening of all Kindergartners and new enrollees. Perform speech and language evaluations in English and/or Spanish (with/without interpreter) to distinguish between developmental delay and second language acquisition. Write diagnostic reports concerning results of assessment, prognosis for therapy and treatment recommendations. Contribute information concerning student at Child Study and/or Multidisciplinary Conferences. Develop individual educational plan and administer treatment according to plan specifications. Coordinate efforts and encourage communication with other staff involved with the child, e.g., classroom teacher, learning disabilities, occupational therapy, art, music, etc. Be available to parents to discuss progress or problems through home visits, parent conferences, phone calls, etc. Conduct a Communications Enrichment program for those qualifying Special Education students. MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: Bachelor of Science degree in Speech and Hearing. Arizona certification in speech and language therapy.
PREFFERED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: Bachelor of Science degree in Speech and Hearing with credit in Speech/Language practicum. Arizona certification in speech and language therapy. Prefer hearing screenings and passion for preschool aged children. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Ability to work with individuals and groups of students to support academics. Must have patience working with children. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, peers, parents and staff members. Is self-directed and works without direct supervision. Skilled in:
Maintaining accurate, efficient record keeping processes Written and verbal communication Ability to:
Adapt to changing technology and utilize available tools and resources. Promote a harmonious working environment.
ACHIEVEMENT The drive and actions to set challenging goals and reach a high standard of performance despite barriers.
COMMUNICATION Effectively conveys information. Demonstrates effective use of listening skills and displays openness to other people’s ideas and thoughts.
Works cooperatively and effectively with others to achieve common goals.
ATTENTION TO DETAIL
Ensures that information is complete and accurate; follows up with others to ensure that agreements and commitments have been fulfilled.
The ability to adapt one’s approach to the requirements of a situation and to change tactics
INITIATIVE & PERSISTENCE
The drive and actions to do more than is expected or required to accomplish a challenging task
BELIEF IN LEARNING POTENTIAL
A belief that all students, regardless of circumstances, can learn at levels higher than their current achievement indicates.
At Wilson School District, we believe that education should be shaped by a sense of purpose. We are dedicated to the total personal development of each student in our district. We believe that the ultimate goal in education should be to prepare a stable, yet adaptive student for a world of rapid change. Our instruction will maintain flexibility in adapting to this ever-changing society. Working together with parents and community, we will strive to develop each student’s intellectual, physical, moral, emotional, aesthetic, creative, and social growth so that the student may become a useful and responsible member of home, community, and society while leading a personally rewarding life.
Every member of our Wilson family—from our top leadership team to our bus drivers, our nutrition team to our nurses, and our teachers to our technology gurus—is shaping the lives of our students every day. It’s not just our work; it is our passion!
We are a Pre-K through 8th grade school district in Phoenix, Arizona, established as the seventh school district organized in Maricopa County in 1879 and named for Mr. W. J. Wilson, a school board member. The district name was changed in the mid-1930’s to Hawkins School. From Wilson to Hawkins to Ward to Skiff, the District was bought by Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and relocated to its current location in the early 1980’s and named Wilson Primary and Wilson Elementary, opening on Martin Luther King Day in 1985. The district boundaries cover an area from Roosevelt Street to the north; the Salt River to the south; 40th Street to the east; and 16th Street to the west.
WHAT YOU’LL LOVE ABOUT US:
Our two-school community offers a close-knit feel. We offer job-embedded professional development as well as a variety of career pathways. We have an exciting STEM program with amazing community partners. There’s always something to do or see in the Phoenix area. Whether you enjoy watching sports, touring a museum, or hiking and playing outdoors, you’ll find plenty of enjoyable activities to keep you busy.
The statements in this job description describe the essential function and requirements as assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that may be required. Job descriptions are subject to change. Employees must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test and extensive fingerprint and background check. Discrimination against an otherwise qualified individual with a disability or any individual by reason of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity gender expression, age, or national origin is prohibited. Efforts will be made in recruitment and employment to ensure equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons. WSD is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Alex Dumas, Human Resources Director, at (602) 681-2204 at least 3 days in advance.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The physical demands described here 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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and talk or hear and sometimes walk and sit. The employee must use hands, arms, and fingers to input data, handle, feel or reach; employee may occasionally push or lift up to 50 lbs. such as boxes, supplies, etc. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus, close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.
The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud and can vary in temperature. The nature of this position is fast-paced and may occasionally be thought of as stressful. Through interaction with the public and other district employees, the employee may encounter different scents.
Wilson School District has a variety of benefits that you can take advantage of. Some of these benefits include: A no cost (employee only) District paid Alliance Value health plan, Delta Dental plan, a prescription drug plan, voluntary vision insurance, no cost employee life insurance and accidental and death policy for $50,000, additional voluntary life insurance policy at a reduced cost, 403B and 457C Tax Shelter annuities plan, voluntary short term disability, FLEX spending account for medical expenses and/or dependent care, enrollment into the Arizona State Retirement System.