Hiring for a Speech Pathologist!

Under the direction of the Special Education Director or designee, the Speech Pathologist identifies and remediates communication disorders of students with disabilities enrolled in the Special Education program at Yav Pem Suab Academy Charter School.

(This position description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, knowledge, or abilities associated with this classification but is intended to accurately reflect the principle job elements.)
● Assesses students’ communication skills (e.g. articulation, fluency, voice, expressive and receptive language, etc.) for the purpose of identifying communication disorders, determining program eligibility and developing recommendations for treatment.
● Collaborates with a variety of groups and/or individuals (e.g. parents, teachers, physicians, administrators, maintenance personnel, team members, other professionals, etc.) for the purpose of communicating information, resolving issues and providing services in compliance with established guidelines.
● Coordinates meetings and processes for eligible students (e.g. testing/screening, Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), parent conferences, pre-referral staffing, etc.) for the purpose of presenting evaluation results, developing treatment plans, and/or providing training to parents/students/staff.
● Develops treatment plans, interventions and/or educational materials for the purpose of minimizing the adverse impact of communication disorders in compliance with regulatory requirements.
● Instructs assigned support staff for the purpose of providing information on communicative disorders, use of assistive devices, and feeding techniques and/or implementing prescribe treatment plans.
● Instructs eligible students in the use of appropriate communication technologies (e.g. hearing aids, FM system, augmentative communication devices, etc.) for the purpose of minimizing the adverse educational impact of communication disorders in accordance with established guidelines and legal requirements.
● Interprets medical reports within the scope of Speech/Language Pathologist’s experience and goals for the purpose of providing information and/or ensuring that treatment/intervention plans are appropriate.
● Provides speech and language therapy to students for the purpose of minimizing the adverse impact of speech and language disorders on student success.
● Uses appropriate materials and strategies suited to the needs of individual students in order to promote learning and progress on IEP goals.
● Creates and maintains an atmosphere and learning environment conducive to the intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of students.
● Performs and coordinates needed assessments required to determine students’ educational needs and placement.
● Assists general education teachers in identifying those students who appear to have exceptional needs not met within the regular education program.
● Develops and reviews the IEP for each student on the caseload.
● Evaluates and reviews student progress regularly and reports progress to parents, the special education director, and school administrators.
● Plans and develops, in cooperation with IEP team, appropriate strategies for the educational achievement of referred students.
● Monitors and evaluates students on caseload.
● Facilitates communication between home and school.
● Serves on the Student Study, 504, and IEP teams when appropriate.

Knowledge of:
● Federal, State, and Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) regulations regarding special education procedures, eligibility and services to students.
● Special Education record keeping.
● Safe practices in work related activities.
● Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
● Computer software programs including SEIS.
● Assessment functions, devices, instruments and their purpose and scope.

Ability to:
● Understand YPSA’s organization, operations, and objectives.
● Multi-task while performing the duties of the position efficiently and effectively, under general supervision.
● Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
● Maintain accurate and current records.
● Relate positively to and maintain cooperative relationships with students, teachers, staff, administrators, and parents.
● Maintain the confidentiality of student-related information.
● Monitor and manage student behavior.
● Assist in the development of new and innovative programs, in-services and workshops to assist in meeting the needs of students in the classroom.
● Coordinate special education services for each student on the caseload.
● Attend and actively participate in required meeting and professional development activities.

● Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.
● Appropriate credential in area of Speech and Language pathology.

If interested, please read the job description below and fill out the application. Then email to staff@urbancsc.org