SPEECH AND LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST (LONG-TERM SUB)

UP Academy Holland

Boston , Massachusetts

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Job Description

Speech-Language Pathologist

Grade Level: Elementary School (K1-5)
Start Date: To coincide with leave (on or around January 19, 2018)
Location: UP Academy Holland

About UP Education Network
UP Education Network manages and operates six schools in Boston, Lawrence, and Springfield, MA. We serve over 3,000 elementary and middle school students. UP is invited by local school districts to restart chronically underperforming district schools as UP Academies. Each UP Academy shares the same mission: to ensure that students acquire the knowledge, skills, and strength of character necessary to succeed on the path to college and to achieve their full potential.

Role
The Speech-Language Pathologist will provide speech and language services to students exhibiting a full range of communication disorders. The Speech and Language Pathologist will report to the Principal of UP Academy.

Specific Responsibilities
• Evaluate and screen students to assess speech and language abilities and needs
• Conduct assessments in collaboration with others that help to identify students with communication disorders as well as to inform instruction and intervention
• Write evaluation reports including all speech/language assessments, goals and plans;
• Meet federal and state mandates as well as local policies in performance of duties;
• Determine needs of individual students within the classroom setting and provide services within the classroom as deemed appropriate
• Work in conjunction with the classroom teacher to incorporate the speech/language program into the curriculum
• Work in conjunction with team to create IEPs for annual reviews and provides input for students who are involved with the three-year re-evaluation
• Collaborate with the Principals and Leadership Teams in providing FAPE, LRE, and specialized instruction and services for students with disabilities, and differentiated instruction for all students
• Participate in special education meetings
• Participate in dispute resolution meetings, hearings and mediation settlement meetings as needed
• Manage Medicaid reimbursement activities


Qualifications
• A strong belief in UP Education Network’s core values: Students, Community, Humility, Resilience, and Humor
• Bachelor’s degree is required
• Master’s level degree in Speech Pathology
• Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech and Language Pathology (CCC-SLP)
• Possession of MA DESE license in Speech, Language, and Hearing Disorders
• Current authorization to work in the United States – A candidate must have such authorization by his or her first day of employment

Compensation and Benefits
Your salary is commensurate with experience; UP Academy follows the salary scales of each UP Academy’s host school district. As an employee of UP Academy and your respective school district, you will receive the same access to personal and sick days, health insurance, and dental insurance as others within your union.

Working at UP Education Network
We know that great staff members directly lead to the success of our students. At UP, your career is shaped by:
• Opportunities for immediate impact: UP offers a chance to bring best practices found in high-performing schools to students previously enrolled in struggling schools, and to rapidly unlock the potential of these students
• Talented, mission-driven colleagues: Our staff is enthusiastic, dedicated, and willing to do “whatever it takes” to put every student on the path to college
• Collaboration and teamwork: Staff members collaborate and work closely together on grade-level or content area teams, using data to track student performance as well as guide instructional practice
• Consistent professional growth and development: Members of our staff typically have bi-weekly check-in meetings with their managers where they receive targeted coaching and support and the entire staff participates in weekly professional development sessions during the school year, kick-started by extensive training in August.

We encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds to apply for any open position in which they feel qualified. We believe that we have a responsibility to recruit, retain, develop, and reward a diverse and talented staff. Our students must be exposed on a daily basis to a diverse group of powerful role models - in their teachers, their school leaders, and their supporters in the network office. With this in mind, we are committed to recruiting the most talented individuals from the widest possible range of backgrounds to join our creative, mission-driven team.
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Elementary
    Special Education > Speech/Language Pathologist
    Student Services > Speech/Language Pathologist
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    UP Academy Holland is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

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