Westfield Public Schools
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Special Services
Westfield Public Schools
Westfield, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 4114344 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: January 3, 2023 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
Westfield Public Schools is seeking qualified applicants for the following anticipated opening:

Under the direction of the authorized administrators shall:
  1. Serve as a resource to school staff members in the development of a balanced program for oral communication and speech improvement.
  2. Provide a therapeutic program to meet individual needs of speech and hearing handicapped children.
  3. Provide a thorough assessment and diagnosis of speech, voice, hearing and language impairments upon request.
  4. Provide appropriate individualized programs of therapy to meet individual students' needs and correct existing speech or language handicaps.
  5. Confer with principals, teachers and parents frequently regarding the student's progress.
  6. Provide in-service education and serve as a consultant to teachers and school staff members on topics concerning speech improvement.
  7. Keep and maintain thorough pertinent records.
  8. Assist in screening procedures.
  9. Perform any other duties that may be assigned by the building principal or the Superintendent of schools.
REPORTS TO: Special Education Supervisor and Building Principal

The salary and terms of employment will be commensurate with the Westfield Public Schools Unit A collective bargaining agreement. Salary placement will be based on the information contained in the application as submitted.

Performance on this job will be evaluated in accordance with the provisions of the Westfield School Committee policy on evaluation.

This position is subject to funding.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Equal Opportunity Employer
Westfield 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
<b>QUALIFICATIONS:</b> <ul> <li>Current and valid certification as a teacher of speech and hearing impaired children by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. <li>Certificate of clinical competence as a speech/language pathologist (Candidates in their clinical fellowship year will be considered). </ul> Work is generally conducted within school building. Ability to travel throughout the school building is necessary. Position involves sitting and the ability to travel from one place to another within the classroom. Work is light in nature with regular lifting of up to 10 pounds and occasional lifting of up to 25 pounds with some pulling and pushing or reaching above, generally of desk and file drawers. Frequent use of hands to operate keyboards and telephones and other office equipment. Regular attendance is an essential function of this job.
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    This employer has requested that all applicants answer the following questions. It is highly recommended that you type any essays in a word processing program, save them, and then paste them on the proceeding job application page.
    1. Describe the skills or attributes you believe are necessary to be outstanding when working in student support services.
    Short Essay (Answer limited to 600 characters, including spaces)

    2. How would you address a wide range of issues in your groups?
    Short Essay (Answer limited to 600 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information
    Debra Ecker, SPED Program Supervisor
    94 North Elm Street
    Suite 101
    Westfield, Massachusetts 01085
    Phone: 413-572-6556
    Email: debra.ecker@schoolsofwestfield.org