Speech and Language Pathologist
Job Type
Contract
Description

 The Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP) provides speech/language therapy services for students who are deaf or hard of hearing and use listening and spoken language in Clarke’s school programs and to students in mainstream settings. This is an 11-month, 35 hour per week position and reports to the Educational/Administrator Director


Duties and Performance Responsibilities

  

  • Administer and interpret speech and language diagnostic tests for all 3-year evaluations and for annual review meetings in compliance with student IEPs
  • Assess voice, articulation, fluency, language, and oral motor functioning
  • Determine therapy goals, objectives and strategies associated with treatment and intervention for designated students, based upon diagnostic assessments
  • Provide direct therapy to assigned students in a one-to-one or small group setting in the Integrated Preschool and K-8 and Mainstream programs 
  • Develop IEP goals and objectives for all students
  • Attend all IEP meetings and review meetings
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers in coordinating speech/language learning activities
  • Confer with the audiologists to optimize the student’s use of technology
  • Check HAT and other listening technology
  • Communicate regularly with parents to facilitate transfer of learning to out-of-school situations
  • Maintain all required records and generate necessary reports
  • Actively engage in professional development and keep current in the field
  • Fulfill any ASHA or state requirements for licensure and Teaching Certificate
  • Supervise SLP-A’s
  • Informally meet and assess all potential admission candidates
Requirements

Qualifications:

  • Degree in Communication Disorders
  • ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC)
  • Massachusetts State Licensure (or eligible to apply)
  • Initial Teacher Certification in Massachusetts (or willing to apply)
  • Experience working with students with hearing loss is desirable
  • Ability to distinguish challenges due to hearing loss vs. additional disabilities when necessary
  • Strong therapeutic assessment and report-writing skills
  • Experience using a variety of assessments
  • Solid organizational and interpersonal  skills
  • Sincere desire to work in a listening  and spoken language educational environment
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment with classroom teachers and other SLPs
  • Experience with the IEP process
  • Experience providing service through tele-practice is desirable


  Physical demands:

  • Sit at a desk, table,  and on  chairs that are low to the floor
  • Ability to drive to off-site locations
  • May require lifting up to 30 pounds


Title IX Notice of Nondiscrimination: Clarke Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex in admission, administration of its educational programs or activities or employment.  Clarke Schools is required by Title IX and its implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 not to discriminate on the basis of sex in admission, administration of its educational programs or activities or employment.   The Senior Manager, Human Resources, Andrea Harkins, BS, SHRM-CP, 45 Round Hill Road, Northampton, MA 01060, telephone number 413-582-1155, has been designated as the employee responsible for coordinating Clarke Schools efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 to Clarke Schools may be referred to Andrea Harkins or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, at 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-1100, telephone number 800-421-3481.