The Village School of North Bennington

North Bennington, Vermont ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3577845
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : June 18, 2021
  • Starting Date: August 2021


Job Description

The Village School of North Bennington has an anticipated opening for a flexible 0.6 time position for a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) for the 2021/2021 school year. The SLP current caseload is equivalent to three (3) student days per week, and the service days will align with the annual school calendar. In addition, the SLP may be employed for professional development days as determined by the Head of School.

  • Differentiate instruction for individual learners.
  • Develop and implement Individual Educational Plans (IEP) and/or 504 plans and accommodations.
  • Collect data to drive instruction and IEP planning.
  • Conduct comprehensive speech and language evaluations for a variety of students in grades Pre-K through 6th.
  • Assists in proper referrals of individuals to agencies and specialists in the community as appropriate.
  • Provide school-based services through small and large group instruction.
  • Provide services within the classroom (for Preschool, Kindergarten, and First grade) in phonological awareness and language (vocabulary and grammar) for both special education and regular education students as a preventative and collaborative approach to working with identified and at-risk students.
  • Serves as a resource to school staff members in the development of a balanced program for oral communication and speech improvement
  • Keeps a thorough ongoing record for the individual student receiving therapy or other school-provided speech services.
  • Maintains lists of referred, screened, and eligible students, as well as a directory of outside agencies, consultants, specialists, and related services.
  • Compiles case history data on those cases where additional family history, health history, early development history, and environmental history are deemed appropriate.
  • Participates in the Kindergarten screening process.
  • Develop and maintain a relationship with each child that ensures the child knows they are cared for and valued.
  • Establish a learning environment that is stimulating and challenging for each child, maintaining a classroom environment that promotes inquiry, creativity, divergent thinking, respect, intellectual ambition, and an enthusiasm for learning.
  • Collaborate with colleagues and administrators to ensure that each child’s experience at the school reflects a coordinated plan to maximize the opportunities for personal and educational growth.
  • Develop and maintain positive partnerships with families as an important aspect of ensuring personal and educational growth.
  • Commit to ongoing professional development, growth, and renewal continually learning and developing enhanced pedagogical skills.

    WHY CHOOSE THE VILLAGE SCHOOL? Come be a part of a student-centered learning environment where you will have the opportunity to get to know students, staff, and families alike in a community-driven approach to education. Additionally, we offer the following benefits package:

  • Medical and dental insurance benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Company paid short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Company paid life insurance policy with the option to purchase additional supplemental life insurance coverage
  • 403b retirement plan matching program
  • Paid Time Off and paid Sick Leave
  • Paid Professional Development days

    • Position Type: Part-time
    • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Special Education > Speech/Language Pathologist
    Student Services > Speech/Language Pathologist
  • Location Description

    “Children are at the heart of all we do. We strive to nurture a child’s curiosity, ignite their enthusiasm for exploring, and help them develop tools for inquiry, invention and achievement. In that quest, we welcome families and others into a community-wide collaboration to help our children become their best selves—responsible citizens and stewards of the greater world, and builders of the future.”

    The Village School of North Bennington is a pre-K through grade six independent school “town academy” located in North Bennington, Vermont. We serve approximately 150 students, nearly all from the surrounding school district, which includes North Bennington and Shaftsbury, District 1. Click here to view the school district map.

    It’s the Village School’s philosophy that children who feel safe, secure, and nurtured will be successful learners. Toward this goal, rather than simply providing an atmosphere of education, the Village School creates an environment for education. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    The Village School of North Bennington 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


    • Masters Degree in Speech Language Pathology
    • Endorsement as an Educational SLP in Vermont, or an eligibility to obtain this credential
    • Preference will be given to candidates who have earned their Certificate of Clinical Competence.
    • Experience in Early Childhood and/or Elementary Education
    • A working knowledge of IEP and 504 development and planning, including an understanding of accommodations
    • An understanding of standards-based instruction
    • Strong computer skills are required
    • Ability to use Google Suite, including Google Classroom is preferred
    • Previous experience with distance learning technologies is preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Rachel Maher , Director of Operations
    • 9 School Street
    • North Bennington, Vermont 05257

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