Speech-Language Therapist / Pathologist - Plainfield
Position: Speech-Language Therapist / Pathologist
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Speech Pathologist (One to Two School Focus)
Job Location: Plainfield School District
Beginning: Aug 24, 2022
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Plainfield
Plainfield, CT 06374
Telephone: 860-564-6403
Job Description:
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• Assess, screen, and evaluate students and effectively share results with parents and educational staff, and participate in the eligibility determination process in accordance with state and school division requirements and best practice
• Develop and implement individual Education Plans (IEPs) for students with Speech/Language impairment and assists with IEPs for students with speech/language as a service on an annual basis or according to requirements
• Comply with all Medicaid requirements for school-based claiming, including obtaining written Medicaid consent from parents of all students served and timely filing of claims that meet Medicaid standards • Demonstrate knowledge of child growth and development and individual student needs by providing relevant instruction according to the IEP and educational best practices
• Provide consultative services for school staff by sharing and demonstrating specific techniques and working with school teams to facilitate relevant and consistent interventions for targeted students
• Maintain records and information concerning individual students in the prescribed confidential manner and using the records and information only for the purposes for which they are maintained according to FERPA guidelines
• Provide direct and consultative therapeutic services related to expressive, receptive, and pragmatic language
• Communicate and collaborate with parents and the school community for the purpose of fostering individual student success and growth while engaging the families in the therapy program
• Establish and maintain cooperative professional relationships with administrative and school staff
• Participate in various meetings for the purpose of addressing student goals and needs, and to meet laws and policies
• Maintain and submit information/records including student progress for all students
• Share with other staff members the responsibility for school activities and student supervision
• Maintain consistent attendance and conform to regular work hours specified under contract
• Implement and comply with District policies and procedures
• Perform related duties as assigned by the administration in accordance with school district policies and procedures

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED 1. Knowledge of subject matter/course content and resources relevant to assignment. 2. Knowledge of and skills in using effective instructional strategies and practices. 3. Knowledge of and skills in administering, scoring and interpreting communication assessments. 4. Knowledge and understanding of child development and communication development. 5. Knowledge of and skills in best practice instruction specific to various disabilities. 6. Skills in managing and promoting positive student behavior. 7. Skills in data analysis to assess, monitor, and inform instruction for student growth. 8. Skills and abilities in organization, time management, and record keeping. 9. Ability to operate a computer and the skills to learn and utilize software and other technology in instruction. 10. Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with other professionals in a team setting. 11. Ability to interact positively and effectively with parents, students, staff, and administrators. 12. Ability to maintain confidentiality.

LICENSING/CREDENTIAL AND/OR EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 1. Master’s Degree. 2. Valid Connecticut State certification with appropriate licenses. 3. Successful training/teaching experience as a special education teacher preferred. 4. Experience in structured teaching, assistive technology, and positive behavior supports preferred. 5. Successful Connecticut background  check and FBI Fingerprint Clearance Report and Disclosure Statement in accordance with state law.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to stand, walk, and sit frequently or for prolonged periods of time. Additionally physical abilities include lifting/carrying/pushing/pulling, stooping/crouching, reaching/handling/fingering, talking

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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