New Bedford Public Schools
Employment Opportunities

SPEECH/LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY ASSISTANT


Paul Rodrigues Administration Buildilng
New Bedford Public Schools
New Bedford, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3216809 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: January 13, 2020 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
JOB GOAL: The Speech/Language Pathology Assistant is responsible for providing prevention and remediation services for students who exhibit difficulties in the areas of language, speech, voice, and fluency. These services are designed to help children meet their educational goals. This position also requires ongoing parent contact and collaboration with general education and/or therapeutic staff.

ERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Design and carry out developmentally appropriate, motivating speech curriculum/programming as warranted by IEP goals / MA curriculum frameworks/ MA Common Core Standards.
• Provide direct individual and/or group instruction.
• Attend IEP meetings as requested by Speech/Language Pathologist supervisor.
• Provide trans-disciplinary programming through consultation with teachers, speech/language, and other therapeutic staff.
• Consult with classroom staff in implementing goals of all students.
• Collect, analyze and maintain data on all students within the classroom.
• Provide assistance and/or consultation in feeding skills if necessary.
• Initiate and support the use of assistive technology to provide access.
• Daily maintenance of supplies, equipment, and departmental space.
• Organize daily schedule to meet caseload requirements and uses indirect time appropriately.
• Consult with staff in other discipline areas to improve programming.
• Facilitate ongoing parent contact and encourage family involvement in conjunction with Speech/Language Pathologist supervisor.
• Develop appropriate individual IEP consistent with training in a timely way.
• Responsible for maintaining licensure and meeting professional development requirements for licensure.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Equal Opportunity Employer
New Bedford 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, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements
QUALIFICATIONS:

• Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in speech/language therapy or related subject.
• Licensed as Speech/Language Pathology Assistant
• MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education license as Speech/Language Pathology Assistant
• Knowledge of federal and state regulations governing the provision of special education and the special education process.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:

This is a school year and non-union position.
Salary based on experience.


The New Bedford Public Schools do not discriminate on account of age, race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, genetics, or disability that does not prohibit performance of essential job functions in employment for potential employees. New Bedford Public Schools encourages people with multilingual skills, particularly in Cape Verdean Creole, Portuguese and/or Spanish, to apply. Every available opportunity will be taken in order to assure that each applicant is selected on the basis of qualifications, merit and ability.
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    There are no application questions required for this job posting.

    Contact Information
    Sandi Ford
    455 County Street
    New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740
    Phone: (508) 997-4511
    Email: sford@newbedfordschools.org