Speech-Language Therapist / Pathologist - New London
Position: Speech-Language Therapist / Pathologist
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Speech and Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA)
Job Location: District Wide
Beginning: Aug 30, 2022
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: New London
New London, CT 06320
Telephone: None Specified
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Job Description:
TITLE:                                              Speech and Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA), Anticipated 2.0
 
REPORTS TO:                                 Speech and Language Pathologist

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:       10-month position, other terms as determined by the Board of Education.
 
PRIMARY FUNCTION: Under the direction and supervision of a Speech and Language Pathologist, the Speech and Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) assists in supplementing, enhancing, and extending speech/language therapy services by completing a variety of tasks such as, but not limited to, direct activities with students designed to develop pre-language and language skills, oral-motor control for speech production, vocalization, and use of assistive technology devices for communication. The SLPA serves students who have identified speech and language disorders and may have other disabilities as well.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bilingual Spanish and English
  • Knowledge of:
    • Speech and language pathology equipment, materials, and procedures
    • Normal speech, language, and hearing development
    • Language disorders and rehabilitation
    • Articulation disorders and rehabilitation
    • Acquired disorders and rehabilitation
    • Learning patterns in children
    • Student behavior management techniques and strategies
    • Learning problems of children with special education needs
    • English usage, punctuation, spelling, grammar, and math 
    • Routine recordkeeping.
  • Ability to:
    • Assist speech and language therapist with implementation of IEP
    • Deal effectively with attitudes and behaviors of students.
    • Effectively and tactfully communicate in both oral and written forms.
    • Manage and use time effectively.
    • Demonstrate appropriate conduct.
    • Select, prepare, and present materials effectively.
    • Maintain student progress documentation.
    • Use a variety of screening tools and protocols, manage screenings and documentation.
    • Provide effective implementation of therapy objectives.
    • Operate instructional and office equipment.
    • Ability to do simple math in order to compile reports and maintain records and status reports.
    • Interact successfully with parents, students, supervisor, school staff, and community agency representatives.
    • Modify or Differentiate lessons to meet students’ needs and progress with guidance from SLP.
    • Consult with Supervisor when students’ progress is not consistent.
    • Develop and monitor carry over activities with classroom teacher and home.
    • Develop and provide creative, appropriate lessons/materials to ensure progress towards student IEP goals.
    • Consult and support Regular Education Teacher with use of pre-teach, re-teach strategies to successful inclusion and IEP goals.
    • Work with students individually and in small groups.
    • Develop schedules for student services that meets current IEP services.
 
PERFORMANCE EVALUATION: Annually by the School Administrator or Executive Director of School and Family Support Services                                                        
SALARY RANGE:                      
DATE:                       March 12, 2021
REVISED:                 March 25, 2022

New London Public Schools
New London, Connecticut

New London Public School District is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Candidates from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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