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Speech-Language Pathologist

Speech-Language Pathologist

School: The Howard School
Available Position: Teacher

FLSA Classification: Exempt, Instructional Staff
Reports To: Director of Language, Literacy & Assistive Technology

Position Overview:
The Howard School recognizes and celebrates each learner’s passions and strengths, while also addressing their disabilities and weaknesses, and believes that learners are neither defined nor limited by labels. We seek an experienced Speech- Language Pathologist (SLP) to join an interdisciplinary team who is committed to interactive project-based learning, student self-knowledge and self-advocacy, the expressive arts, and collaboration. Ideal candidates have the attributes of flexibility, humor, collaboration, creativity, and passion for emerging research and pedagogy. They must possess the insight and skills to participate fully on a team which brings research-based expertise, depth of experience, and enthusiasm to a full and robust academic program that includes the arts, technology and athletics.

Position Purpose:
The SLP is responsible for providing language support services to meet the learning needs of students with dyslexia, communication and language impairments, and other learning differences. He/she is responsible for screening and assessment; goal development; planning/implementation of appropriate language, literacy, and assistive technology support to maximize student learning; and consultation and active participation in classroom instruction to optimize the language of instruction and to provide strategies to address diverse language needs.

Essential Functions
• Committed to designing and adapting instruction to meet a range of student learning needs and interests
• Able to model lessons and coach teaching team as part of a schoolwide literacy initiative
• Highly collaborative and excited about generating curriculum and assessment ideas in a team setting
• Teaches language/learning and literacy strategies in small-group, in-class, or one-on-one support settings
• Conducts individual diagnostic assessments of students to determine specific goals for students
• Provides students, faculty, and parents with a summary of findings and implications for instruction

• Monitors student progress, reevaluates learning profile, and adjusts delivery of speech/language services as appropriate
• Provides support and continued coaching in the areas of language & literacy for new and veteran teachers by modeling lessons, conducting observations, and facilitating conversations
• Collaborates with the Department of Language, Literacy, & Assistive Technology team, division administrator, and classroom teachers regarding efficacy of literacy program and individual student achievement with a focus on coordination and implementation of literacy & language programs schoolwide
• Maintains and increases knowledge of trends and issues in language & literacy
• Assists in the evaluation and purchase of assessment and supplemental materials to support the language & literacy program
• Assists in the writing of reports and student evaluations both independently and as part of a collaborative team
• Respects the individuality of each student
• Adheres to legal and ethical standards and guidelines regarding the provision of speech/language services
• Maintains thorough records for each student receiving speech/language services and provides related reports
• Models nondiscriminatory practices in all activities
• Performs other job-related duties as required
• Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of the job

• Master’s degree, license, and certification required
• 3 - 5 years of experience providing speech-language and literacy intervention in a school-based setting preferred
• Desire to plan and work collaboratively on a team is essential
• Ability to differentiate instruction, including working with students with language disorders and learning differences
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Demonstrated leadership and facilitative skills
• Displays proficiency in all related computer applications, including; Mac OS, Apple iOS, Microsoft Office programs, email and Internet, and Google Apps for Education Suite, experience with assistive technology is a plus

Contact name: Claudia Ramos
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