SPEECH AND LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

Newton Elementary School

Greenfield Public Schools

Greenfield, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3079312
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : April 9, 2019
  • Starting Date: August 22, 2019

Job Description

Job Description:
Greenfield Public Schools serves over 1,750 students in picturesque Franklin County. Greenfield Public Schools enjoys steady enrollment and the support of its community. Comprised of Preschool through High School, our small neighborhood schools, brand new LEED-certified High School, and strong cross-curricular focus makes Greenfield Public Schools a sought-after choice for families in Franklin County and beyond!

Speech and Language Pathologists in Greenfield Public Schools serve a vital role in supporting our students. The purpose of the GPS Speech and Language Department is to provide consultations and direct services to eligible students. Depending on the student's goals, the team works on improving speech production, receptive/expressive language skills, and social skills. The main goal is for our students to be successful communicators!

This is a district-wide position, with an emphasis on supporting students at Greenfield High School. Caseload responsibilities may include students at all levels.

Requirements:

• Licensed, or eligible for licensure in Speech, Language, & Hearing Disorders by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education, and certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
• Bachelor's Degree, Master’s preferred, from an accredited college or university, in a related field
• Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, to children and adults
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Special Education > Speech/Language Pathologist
    Student Services > Speech/Language Pathologist
  • Welcome to Newton Elementary School!

    Newton School is a small, intimate elementary school with an enrollment of approximately 200 students for kindergarten through fourth grade. Our kindergarten is full day. Newton School has 11 classroom teachers. In addition, we have three Title teachers, two special education teachers, a behaviorist, a school psychologist, speech and language pathologist, occupational and physical therapists, a Reading First literacy coach, an instructional technology teacher, a music teacher, an art teacher and 2 PE teachers.

    Newton School has a strong commitment to student achievement. Our school is a recipient of a Department of Education Reading First Grant. This grant is focused on improving English Language Arts (ELA) skills through an intensive 2 and ½ hour daily reading and writing block using the Scott Foresman core reading program, Reading Street and a variety of targeted interventions. Each month, the staff and I work with facilitators from the Department of Education to improve our practice in the area of ELA.

    As we continue to create rigorous educational opportunities, we provide a challenging curriculum that encourages risk taking and a life long love of learning. We strive to give our children the skills and confidence to meet the challenges of the 21st century and encourage in them awareness and respect for a diverse inclusive society.

    We also expect students to be socially responsible and develop respect for themselves, peers, and citizens in their world through our Responsive Classroom model.

    Newton School has an active PTO and volunteer group. It is our belief that student achievement is built upon strong collaboration between school and home. We encourage parents to become part of the school.
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    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Greenfield Public Schools 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.

    Job Requirements

    • Essential Functions
      • Provides a thorough assessment and diagnosis of speech, voice, hearing, and language impairments, and then assists in proper referrals of individuals to agencies and specialists in the community, as appropriate
      • Provides a therapeutic program and develops specific performance objectives to meet individual needs of speech and hearing handicapped children, as prescribed by the Evaluation Team, and collaborates with classroom teachers and other school staff members to implement therapy by suggestions for the student's daily activities
      • Maintains thorough, ongoing records of referred, screened, and eligible students, as well as individual students receiving therapy or other school-provided speech services. Maintains a directory of outside agencies, consultants, specialists, and related services
      • Serves as a resource to school staff members in the development of a balanced program for oral communication and speech improvement, and provides information, support, and counseling to parents and families when appropriate
      • Other duties as assigned
    • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Questions

    There ARE NO application questions required FOR this job posting.

    Contact Information

    • Matthew Holloway , Director of Pupil Services
    • 195 Federal Street
    • Suite 100
    • Greenfield, Massachusetts 01301
    • Phone: 413-772-1300
    • Fax: 413-774-7940
    • Email: click here

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