Please note: This is a temporary full time maternity leave cover beginning on or about March 20, 2023 through the end of of June 2023. Salary is prorated for the expected length of time.
Hours will be 8:00am-4:00 pm. Bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Speech Language Pathologist is responsible for working with both Early Intervention (birth-3) and preschool children in group and individual therapeutic activities, conducting evaluations, coordinating goals and objectives with other professionals, working with families and working with the Director of Clarke-New York.
This position reports to the Director of Clarke’s NY Campus.
Duties and Performance Responsibilities
- Provision of diagnostic Speech, Language and Auditory Therapy to children with hearing loss birth to age 3 through the Early Intervention Program and 3-5 year old's in the Preschool program
- Complete all required notes/record keeping (EI, Easytrac, Clarke internal documentation, etc)
- Conduct formal and informal evaluations for children with or without hearing loss
- Develop therapy plans for both Individual and group sessions for EI and preschool
- Facilitate individual, group and parent/child therapy sessions
- Assist teachers with developing and maintaining an auditory environment and setting appropriate language goals within the classroom
- Troubleshoot cochlear implant processors, hearing aids, bahas and accessories
- Keep current with trends and research in the field of hearing loss
- Communicate regularly with parents
- Actively engage in professional growth
- Communicate and collaborate with CI teams, private therapists and other professionals/referral sources
Meetings, Planning and Written Reports:
- Participate in meetings with educational team to discuss children’s progress
- Participate in staff meetings, weekly
- Participate in parent meetings as needed
- Participate in CASSLS conferences
- Participate in parent workshops or Clarke community events
- Participate in parent conferences, staffings, team meetings, staff development and special school wide events
- Complete appropriate paperwork and reports related to the provision of Early Intervention and preschool services and evaluations
- Develop IEP and IFSP documents
- Communicate with parents through various modes such as communication notebooks and school blog
- Prepare progress reports and IEP proposals
- Daily assessment of progress based on service provided
- Document progress as needed for LSL-DR
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Director
- Assist with maintaining a clean, safe, neat and family friendly environment
- Attend community outreach events
- Participate/plan parent workshops
- Promote Clarke’s Mission and Goals
- Masters Degree in Speech and Language Pathology
- Appropriate certifications in Speech and Language Pathology from ASHA and NYSED
- Listening and Spoken Language AVT or AVEd certificated, in process, or interest, preferred
- Educational experience/training working with children in a therapeutic center based setting and expertise in auditory/oral/verbal methodology in working with children with hearing loss.
- Strong commitment to a listening spoken language approach and methodology for the development of spoken language skills for children with hearing loss
- Effective planning and organizational skills
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Ability to establish rapport with and work collaboratively with students, teachers, parents, and outside agencies
- Experience giving formal and informal assessments, interpreting results, developing recommendations
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 Director, Human Resources, Andrea Harkins 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.