School Speech Language Pathologist

Providence Schools
Full Time $46,811 - $88,236 Per year RI 199 Oxford St, Providence, RI 02905, United States
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Overview

Providence Public Schools District (PPSD) seeks an exceptional SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST who is highly qualified and skillful to join our community of teachers, students and stakeholders. This is an exciting opportunity for teachers who seek a challenging yet rewarding teaching experience.
 
We serve approximately 22,000 students at 37 elementary, middle, and high schools. Approximately 55% of students come from homes where English is not the primary language spoken. Combined, our students and families speak 55 different languages and hail from 91 countries of origin. In PPSD, the teachers and leaders set high expectations for academic achievement, provide equal access to differentiated instruction, and endeavor to close the achievement and opportunity gap among historically marginalized subgroups within the schools.  PPSD is a great place for those who desire an environment that supports their creativity and ingenuity, and respects their credentials and abilities as a teacher.
 
REPORTS TO:  Principal
 
**Contingent upon funding**

EDUCATION TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Master's degree in speech language pathologist from an accredited college or university.

RIDE Certification Requirements:
  • All Grades Speech and Language Pathologist, Grades PK-12
ESL Certification Preferred

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND CURRICULAR LINKAGES

  1. The primary responsibility of a speech language pathologist is to screen, evaluate and provide appropriate services to students with communications disorders(articulation, voice, language, and fluency) and help each student reach his/her maximum potential to understand and use speech in a meaningful way. 
  2. Administer speech and language screening procedures; evaluating, as requested, the speech and language of each referred student with suspected communication disorders; reporting and interpreting findings to the team of qualified professionals;
  3. Utilize a variety of measures, both formal and informal, that are appropriate for evaluating the various communication disorders; writing evaluations which are clear and objective;
  4. Develop clear, behaviorally stated goals and objectives for each student recommended for speech and language remediation based on evaluative data;
  5. Implement the Individual Educational plan for each student served, and periodically evaluating the effectiveness of that plan; developing and maintaining a regularly scheduled speech and language program;
  6. Participate as a member of the Team of Qualified Professionals and the Individualized Education Program (IEP) team contributing evaluation findings, collaborating on the development of the IEP, diagnosing students’ eligibility consistent with District, federal and state policies, procedures and regulations;
  7. Participate in timely computer logging services for Medicaid billing, use the web-based IEP system,  and participate in the time studies for administrative Medicaid claiming as scheduled;
  8. Adhere to requirement and state and federal laws regarding students with disabilities;
  9. Maintain web based portfolio for students assigned to case-load as appropriate;
  10. Proficient in language of instruction
  11. Implement reasonable appropriate time allocation for observation, testing, case management and paperwork associated with providing necessary services and support to students;
  12. Assist in assessing identifying and maintaining assistive technology equipment and supplies to meet the goals and objectives of students’ IEP;
  13. Collaborate with and provide consultation to classroom teachers, parents, caregivers and other school staff members to implement and integrate therapy strategies across all settings; including appropriate classroom modification and progress of students;
  14. Participate in school-based problem solving teams in identifying at-risk students experiencing expressive or receptive language delays, assists in designing and implementing research-based interventions, and monitor students progress;
  15. Develop individual or group activities and programs in schools to deal with speech, language, or swallowing disorders;
  16. Document observational notes to portfolios of students;
  17. Attend professional meetings scheduled for speech-language pathologists; participate in  planned in-service/professional growth activities;
  18. Perform other duties and tasks as assigned.
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