Position:  School Speech Language Pathologist
Team:         School
Status:      Full Time Exempt 
Duration:    10 Month Employee
Location: Shared between Hertel Days Park Campus
Reports to:  Principals

Our Mission

The Elmwood Village Charter Schools provide a stimulating and engaging learning environment that recognizes student capability, fosters their connectedness to their immediate and broader communities, and offers them ways to contribute to school life. EVCS believes that all students can and will learn at high levels when provided with the right learning conditions.

Our Schools

We believe that the social curriculum is as important as the academic curriculum, and children must meet with social success before they can achieve high levels of academic success. To that end:

  • Our students are exposed to a strong academic program that emphasizes social responsibility, arts integration, multiculturalism, and community alliances.
  • Our students experience academic success in an intimate, peaceful, and diverse school community that appreciates different learning styles.
  • At Elmwood Village Charter Schools, students know that they are valued and respected, and each one of them can contribute to school life. 

The Opportunity

Provide high quality speech language services to students to support student success and meet individual student objectives and goals. 

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Plans and delivers an effective and comprehensive speech language program.
  • Delivers direct speech/language services in compliance with established goals and objectives.
  • Utilize current evidence-based practices to assess and treat speech/language delays or disorders. 
  • Assures that IEP mandates are fulfilled and document progress toward goals on the IEP.
  • Contributes to the IEP process by devising appropriate annual goals and short-term objectives that have an impact on attainment of educational goals.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of IEP’s for those students identified as having a disability as a related service and as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Engages students in activities that are interesting, meaningful and individualized to reflect each student’s developmental level.
  • Screens and/or assesses students’ speech/language skills and functional abilities.
  • Develops recommendations for other staff members on the successful implementation of communication strategies and assistive devices within the educational setting.
  • Collaborates with a variety of stakeholders to communicate information about services and progress towards goals in compliance with established guidelines
  • Maintains files and records as required and prepares reports or other written materials to document activities, provide written reference, and/or convey information
  • Comply with special education services within federal state/county procedural guidelines.
  • Provide ethical and evidence-based treatment, guided by data collection, response to treatment, and on-going analysis of speech/language skills.
  • Communicate and consult with students, parents, educators, administrators, and outside agency professionals.
  • Participates as a member of the Student Support Team.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What We Look For

We want someone who:

  • Commitment to the Mission and Core Values of Elmwood Village Charter Schools
  • Commitment to continuous improvement principles
  • Ability to work with young children in a nurturing school environment
  • Has strong oral and written communication skills
  • Is able to build interpersonal relationships with diverse audiences
  • Maintains a positive attitude, even in the face of pressure
  • Is a team player and open to receiving feedback
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment, and is flexible
  • Is solutions-oriented and completes tasks and projects effectively and in a timely manner
  • Takes initiative, prioritizes tasks effectively, and can work independently with little direction
  • Maintains confidentiality and exercises discretion in the dissemination of information
  • Has strong organizational, problem-solving and data-gathering skill
  • Provides intervention/treatment that is appropriate to the age and learning needs of each individual student selected through an evidence-based decision-making process.
  • Assures that IEP mandates are fulfilled and document progress toward goals on the IEP.
  • Designs and implements plans that adhere to the performance standards of the state (such as; Common Core) that are chronologically and developmentally appropriate; reflect differentiated instruction techniques; incorporate technology, and are creative.
  • Contributes to the IEP process by devises appropriate annual goals and short-term objectives that have an impact on attainment of educational goals
  • Engages students in activities that are interesting, meaningful and individualized to reflect each student’s developmental level.
  • Ensures that assessments and intervention strategies are evidence based. Provides clear and succinct direction to students.
  • Provides care and services to promote a safe environment for students and staff.
  • Organizes and maintains required daily treatment notes and records for each student.
  • Maintains all required attendance and billing records in accordance with the stated deadlines.
  • Ensures that all pertinent data be found in students’ medical records.
  • Ensures that all students receive quality, culturally competent services using scientific, research-based practices.
  • Designs service delivery models that meet the needs of the individuals in the least restrictive environment by conducting individual and group therapy sessions using both push-in and/or pull-out models.
  • Establishes an effective data collection and charting system to monitor students’ progress. Analysis and evaluates the data and the treatment plan at various stages to adjust treatment as needed to achieve maximum benefit.
  • Consistently complies with federal and state mandates as well as local and agency policies in performance of their duties. Activities may include Individualized Education Program (IEP) development, Medicaid billing, report writing, and treatment plan/therapy log development.
  • Works in partnership with others to meet students’ needs. Acts as a consult to educational team and school personnel on matters of speech-language therapy.

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
  • New York State certificate/license in Speech Language Pathology
  • Candidates must have excellent writing, interpersonal, and organizational skills, and the ability to work both independently, and on a team.

What We Offer  

EVCS offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Join Our Team

To apply to this opportunity, please send your resume and a cover letter on Elmwood Village Charter Schools Website: http://www.evcsbuffalo.org/careers/

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