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posted Jun 16, 2021, 10:03 AM by Nancy Atkins   [ updated Jun 22, 2021, 6:11 AM ]

Waterville Public Schools are hiring:
Speech-Language Pathologist (K-5)

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Master’s Degree in Speech/Language Pathology and a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology.
2. This person must hold a valid Speech Pathologist license as issued by the Maine State Board of Examiners on Speech Pathology and Audiology.
3. Must have Maine Criminal History Record Check (CHRC)

REPORTS TO: Special Education Director & Building Leader

SALARY RANGE: $39,275.00-$79,010.42

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Assesses students' communication skills (e.g. articulation, fluency, voice, expressive and receptive language, etc.) for the purpose of identifying communication disorders, determining program eligibility and developing recommendations for treatment.

2. Collaborates with a variety of groups and/or individuals (e.g. parents, teachers, physicians, administration, maintenance personnel, team members, other professionals, etc.) for the purpose of communicating information, resolving issues and providing services in compliance with established guidelines.

3. Coordinates meetings and processes for eligible students (e.g. testing/screening, IEPs, parent conferences, pre-referral staffing, etc.) for the purpose of presenting evaluation results, developing treatment plans, and/or providing training to parents/students/staff.

4. Develops treatment plans, interventions and/or educational materials for the purpose of minimizing the adverse impact of communication disorders in compliance with regulatory requirements.

5. Instructs assigned support staff for the purpose of providing information on communicative disorders, use of assistive devices and feeding techniques and/or implementing prescribed treatment plans.

6. Instructs eligible students in the use of appropriate communication technologies (e.g. hearing aids, FM systems, augmentative communication devices, etc.) for the purpose of minimizing the adverse educational impact of communication disorders in accordance with established guidelines and legal requirements.

7. Interprets medical reports within the scope of Speech/Language Pathologist’s experience and goals for the purpose of providing information and/or ensuring that treatment/intervention plans are appropriate.

8. Maintains files and/or records (e.g. progress reports, activity logs, billing information, treatment plans, required documentation, quarterly reports, screening results, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the availability of information as required for reference and/or compliance.

9. Participates in meetings, workshops, and seminars (e.g. training, IEPs, team meetings, etc.) for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information.

10. Prepares a wide variety of written materials (e.g. activity logs, correspondence, memos, treatment plans, Mainecare billing, reports, required documentation, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written reference, and/or conveying information.

11. Provides speech and language therapy to students for the purpose of minimizing the adverse impact of speech and language disorders on student success.

12. Other job-related duties as assigned by the Special Ed Director or Building Leader.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: School year. Salary and work year to be established by the School Committee and Superintendent.

EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Committee’s policy on Evaluation of Support Services Personnel.

The above job description reflects the general requirements necessary to describe the principal functions or responsibilities of the job identified and shall not be interpreted as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job, either at present or in the future.

Equal Opportunity
The School Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The district shall actively work to have the teacher and administrator workforce reflect the student body's diversity.
The selection of all employees by the School Department will be based on those with the highest capabilities, the strongest commitment to quality education, and the greatest probability of effectively implementing the learning program. Selections will be made without consideration on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, marital status, disability or genetic information, and any other state or federal prohibitions. For the purpose of this policy, "sexual orientation" means a person's actual or perceived heterosexuality, bisexuality, homosexuality, or gender identity or expression.

Criminal Background Check
All employees of Maine schools must be fingerprinted for a criminal history background check. Please create a log-in and create an account and make an appointment for a fingerprinting appointment at https://www.maine.gov/doe/cert/fingerprinting

Please email Nancy Atkins if interested natkins@aos92.org
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