Belgrade Public Schools Belgrade Public Schools - Speech Language Therapist 2021-2022-169 in Belgrade, Montana
Title: Speech and Language Therapist 2021-2022-169 Reports to: Special Education Director and School Principal Location: District Wide Status: 2021/2022 School Year Salary: Please see Certified Salary Matrix on our website at: https://www.bsd44.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Certified-Pay-Matrix-FY19-20.pdf https://www.bsd44.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Certified-Pay-Matrix-FY19-20.pdf Essential Job Duties Assess students’ communication skills (articulation, fluency, voice, expressive & receptive language, etc.) to determine communication disorders, special education eligibility, and recommendations for treatment. Create and provide input to Evaluation Team documentation and Individual Education Programs (IEP). Develop and implement treatment plans, interventions and/or materials for caseload. Provide direct therapy as designated by IEPs. Complete and maintain appropriate files, records, documentation, state, and district reports. Communicate and establish positive relationships with students, staff, parents, and community resources. Recognize and respond to student's personal, educational, and/or social needs. Become familiar with teacher expectations of students and facilitate desirable individual and group performance and behavior. Performs other duties as assigned by Special Education Director or Site Supervisor. Knowledge Skills Abilities Knowledge of safety practices and procedures. Knowledge to analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Knowledge of K-12 Education. Ability to coordinate work with principal and others. Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions. Ability to read, write and speak English fluently. Ability to be flexible to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances. Ability to work with a diversity of individuals and/or groups and utilize specific, job-related equipment. Ability to problem solve to analyze issue. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, the public, and staff members. Ability to maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Ability to manage time and responsibilities, adapt to changing work priorities, communicate with diverse groups, maintaining confidentiality, meet deadlines and schedules. Ability to set priorities, work as part of a team and work with and manage frequent interruptions. Ability to maintain confidentiality of student matters. Ability to effectively communicate with students, parents, and staff. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all District requirements and Board policies. Ability to schedule activities, meetings, and/or events, gather, collate, and/or classify data and use job-related equipment. Skill in adhering to safety practices. Skill in preparing and maintaining accurate records and using pertinent software applications (as required). Skill in standards based instruction and assessment. Skill in the use of technology to enhance instruction and communication. Skill in critical thinking, problem analysis, and resolution. Skill, dedication and aptitude for working with students. Required Qualifications Master's Degree in Speech Language Pathology or Communications Science Disorders. MT Licensure in Speech Language Pathology. Preferred Qualifications Experience working with effectively with children in an education setting. Knowledge of current instructional materials and techniques. Necessary special requirements: Montana Driver’s license or the ability to obtain license within three months of hire date. Physical and Mental Demands and Work Hazards Ability to maintain regular and acceptable attendance levels. Performs routine work. Regularly works inside with minimal temperature variations. Ability to meet deadlines with severe time constraints. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate. Regularly required to sit, regularly walk and stand. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some climbing and balancing; frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling. Significant fine finger dexterity. Required to be able to hear conversations in loud and quiet environments. May be required to lift or carry up to 40 pounds on a routine basis with or without an accommodation. Guidance and reinforcement are usually limited. The employee frequently works within time constraints and must maintain attentiveness intensity. Frequently involved in interactions which require oral and written communications. Exercises flexibility and the ability to shift from one task to another. Occasional travel/mobility between schools, or between schools and the Administration office, may be required. Effective hearing and speech abilities. Work area is generally a hazard free environment. The duties, physical demands, work-environment characteristics, and mental/motor demands described within this vacancy announcement are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job with compliance with the American with Disabilities Act Amendment Act (ADAAA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.