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TITLE: Speech Pathologist
DEPARTMENT: Charter School
BASIC FUNCTIONS: Assess and treat students with speech, language, voice, and fluency disorders.
REPORTS TO: Charter School Executive Principal
Under the direction of the Executive Principal, the Speech Pathologist plans and provides appropriate learning experiences for students with speech disorders in a variety of educational settings. The person in this position is responsible for creating a flexible program and learning environment that provides specialized instruction for students with speech disorders, such that the students benefit from the general education curriculum to the greatest extent possible when supported with supplemental aides, accommodations, and other needed supports.
· Administer hearing or speech/language evaluations, tests, or examinations to collect information on type and degree of impairments, using written and oral tests and special instruments.
· Confer with parents, administrators, testing specialists, social workers, and other professionals to develop individualized education programs (IEPs) designed to promote students' educational, physical, and social/emotional development.
· Facilitate and/or participate in IEP meetings to diagnose and plan treatment for speech, language and fluency disorders.
· Monitor students' progress and adjust treatments accordingly.
· Develop and implement treatment plans for problems such as stuttering, delayed language, articulation or phonological disorders in an inclusive or pull out model.
· Develop individual or group programs in schools to support speech or language development.
· Consult with and advise educators on speech or hearing topics such as communication strategies and speech and language stimulation.
· Provide communication instruction to dialect speakers or students with limited English proficiency.
· Provide direct and indirect instructional support to students in a positive environment.
· Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
· Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining an environment conducive to learning for all students.
· Meet with parents to discuss their children's progress and to determine priorities for their children and their individualized educational needs.
· Maintain accurate and complete student records and prepare reports on children and activities, as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
· Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students.
· Develop plans for effective communication, monitoring, and follow-up of students in inclusive classroom settings.
· Assist in collection of data for providing appropriate classroom interventions.
· Serve as a member of a multidisciplinary team as appropriate.
· Assist in preparation of data for local, state, and federal reports.
· Maintain professional competence by participating in staff development activities, curriculum development meetings, and other professional opportunities.
· Perform other related duties as assigned by the Executive Principal or CEO.
Job Skills Requirements:
· Strong understanding of speech-related conditions, causes, and treatments
· Excellent coaching and verbal and written communication skills
· Proficiency with computers, especially student databases
· Attentive and caring with the ability to develop individualized education plans (IEPS)
· The Speech Pathologist possesses excellent human relations skills and a working knowledge of the English language in written and verbal form
· Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology
· WI DPI license required – Cross Categorical Special Education Teaching License
· Bilingual English/Spanish
· Experience working in a school setting
· Social/Emotional curriculum and supports
· Must be able to work flexible hours, based on program needs
· Must successfully complete TB and drug testing, physical and background checks
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.
· Must have the use of sensory skills in order to effectively communicate and interact with students, other faculty, staff, and parents as normally defined by the ability to see, read, talk, hear, handle, or feel objects and controls. The position also entails significant walking, bending, standing, stooping, and possible physical interventions in order to maintain a safe learning environment Assignment may require the ability to physically move students or equipment weighing up to 50 lbs, position students in specialized equipment, and/or change diapers as needed.
· The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
· The employee will have unsupervised access to children that are part of La Casa’s educational programs.
· The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
· Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.