Speech Pathologist (0.8 FTE PreK Assessment Team + 0.2 FTE All District Bilingual Team) (Interim Con

  • Position Type:
    Student Support Services/ Speech and Language Pathologist

  • Date Posted:
    6/8/2019

  • Location:
    Stamford, CT

  • Date Available:
    2019-2020 School Year

  • Closing Date:
    Until Filled

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    The filling of this position is based upon continued funding in the Board of Education budget.

    Note: Teachers dually certified in TESOL, Bilingual Education or ESL, with experience in Sheltered Instruction or fluency in a language other than English, will be given preference for all Stamford Public School positions.

    JOB DESCRIPTION - Speech and Language Pathologist

    GENERAL STATEMENT
    The Speech and Language Pathologist functions as a member of the total diagnostic team by providing assessment, comprehensive differential diagnosis, educational planning and support as well as therapy for students with speech/language communication disorders and delays. Speech and language services may be delivered in a variety of ways alone or in collaboration with teachers and other service providers in order to best support students in the general curriculum, i.e., the least restrictive environment.

    MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
    • To foster children's ability to communicate their needs, feelings and ideas, and to comprehend and respond in an appropriate manner to the communication of others.
    • To evaluate and diagnose those students referred by the PPT members.
    • To develop goals and objectives for qualified students.
    • To communicate/coordinate therapy programs with parents, teachers and other service providers.
    • To consult with PPT members in developing recommendations.

    Since the school speech-language program is considered an integral part of the total education program, several service delivery models are used to best support students. The models include:
    • Working in special/regular education classes.
    • Individual or small group therapy.
    • Consultation with teachers, other professionals and with parents.

    Some speech and language pathologists are assigned to a single building while other travel to different settings.

    QUALIFICATIONS
    • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Certification or Clinical Fellowship Year
    • Connecticut State Department of Health License, or in process
    • Connecticut State Department of Education Certification, or in process

    Union:
    Stamford Education Association (SEA)

    Salary:
    Per SEA Contract

    Contract Type:
    If an external candidate is selected for this position, they will be hired on an Interim Contract.

    Application Procedures:
    Online application is required.

    Internal Applicants: Please paste a cover letter (summarizing your interest in and qualifications for the position) and resume in the comments section of the Internal Application. In addition, be prepared to provide a cover letter, resume, and two letters of reference to the interview committee.

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