Essex Junction, VT, US
May 05, 2021
Are you committed to ensuring the success of all students?

Essex Westford School District is seeking a full-time licensed Speech Language Pathologist to serve students requiring SLP services at Summit Street Elementary School beginning in the 2021-2022 school year. This position involves directing services and development of instruction to children with developmental delays, autism, and other disability areas in an inclusive small group and 1:1 setting; evaluating speech and language for the same; and case management of cases appropriately aligned with an SLP.

Individuals with the following qualifications are encouraged to apply:
  • Hold (or be eligible to hold) a valid VT Educator license with a Speech Language Pathologist endorsement (0-84) is required. Individuals who hold a corresponding teaching license outside the state of VT shall be considered equally.
  • Certificate of Clinical Competency-Speech-Language Pathology, and experience instructing and assessing children grades K-5 preferred.
  • Experience working with elementary school aged youth
  • Excellent teaching, organizational, planning, written and oral communication, and collaboration skills
  • Commitment to the success of ALL students, and ability to understand and support the various learning styles of students
  • Ability to effectively engage students at the elementary school level
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the student population being served and how demographic variables impact student achievement, and effectively uses this knowledge to effectively design and delivery instruction.
  • Effectively integrates social and emotional learning skills through regular interactions with students.
For additional duties, responsibilities, and qualifications Click Here for a copy of the job description.

EWSD is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive environment. Successful candidates must be committed to working effectively with diverse community populations and are expected to strengthen such capacity if hired. If you are committed to the success of all students but do not meet all qualifications listed above, you are still encouraged to apply.

Click here for a copy of the collective bargaining agreement that covers this position. Insurance benefits can be found under Article 14. Paid leave benefits can be found under Article 12. For column placement on the salary schedule we consider credits earned after the date of your degree (bachelor's or master's) in which you received a grade of B or better. For step placement, we grant one step for every year of previous public school teaching experience for the first five years, then one step for every two years of public school teaching experience thereafter. We also consider directly related industry experience (e.g., private school, college) by granting one step for every two years of full-time experience in most cases.

For consideration, please apply electronically through www.schoolspring.com.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1
Salary: $49,000 to $94,000 Per Year
Welcome to Summit Street Elementary School!
Please view our home page: www.ewsd.org
Job Requirements EWSD conducts thorough screenings of all applicants being recommended for hire, which may include contacting references not listed on your Schoolspring application. Selected individuals shall also be subject to a criminal records background checks, and child and adult abuse registry checks. Any offer of employment shall be contingent upon acceptable results of these checks at the sole discretion of the Superintendent or his/her designee. Please Click Here here for additional background check information.
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Master degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions This employer has requested that all applicants answer the following questions. It is highly recommended that you type any essays in a word processing program, save them, and then paste them on the proceeding job application page. 1. Where did you hear about this position?
    Brief Response (Answer limited to 200 characters, including spaces)
    2. Do we have your permission to contact all references, employers, educational institutions, and other individuals who may have knowledge of your employment and/or other pertinent information regarding your candidacy for this position?
    3. If you do NOT currently hold a valid VT Educator license in the required endorsement, have you ever worked under a provisional license in the State of Vermont?
    4. If you do NOT currently hold a valid VT Educator license in the required endorsement area, have you successfully completed the required Praxis I exam and Praxis II exam (if applicable) for licensure?
    5. Are you an active candidate for another position in the Essex Westford School District?
    6. Are you under contract or do you have a letter of intent from another school district or supervisory union that would conflict with this posted position?
    Multiple Choice / Single Answer
    - Yes
    - No
    7. Are you a currently working as a licensed educator in EWSD?
    Multiple Choice / Single Answer
    - Yes
    - No
    8. Please describe the role of Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) in facilitating the inclusion of students with significant communication challenges.
    Long Essay (Answer limited to 4000 characters, including spaces)
    9. Please describe your experience with social cognition training and the research-based methods you use in teaching these skills.
    Long Essay (Answer limited to 4000 characters, including spaces)
    Contact Information Suzanne Gruendling, Principal
    17 Summit Street
    Essex Junction, Vermont 05452
    Phone: 802-857-1377
    Fax: 802-878-1380
    Email: sgruendling@ewsd.org

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