Chelmsford Public Schools
Chelmsford, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 4176867 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: March 13, 2023 Starting Date: August 29, 2023

Job Description
Chelmsford Public Schools - Announcement of Teaching Vacancy for the 2023/ 2024 School Year

The Chelmsford Public Schools is now accepting applications for the following anticipated vacancy. The district reserves the right to change this vacancy or not fill this vacancy based on further staffing changes, enrollment, or budget.

Position: Speech & Language Pathologist

Location: McCarthy Middle School

General Description: This opening is for a Speech-language pathologist to provide appropriate speech- language services to middle school students as assigned including students in specialized program (ASD and life skills). The SLP will work with students who exhibit the full range of communication disorders, including those involving language, social pragmatics, articulation (speech sound disorders), fluency, voice/resonance, and/or swallowing. The candidate will offer assistance in addressing the linguistic and metalinguistic foundations of curriculum learning for students with disabilities,

- Collaborate with school personnel, such as teachers, related service providers and psychologists, to best meet the needs of all students.

- Collect and maintains data for program planning and decision-making regarding planning for students.

- Support data-based decision making by gathering and interpreting data related to individual student performance as well as overall program success.

- Complete comprehensive speech-language evaluations for assigned students & writes assessment reports including appropriate educational recommendations.

- Analyze and interpret information to make recommendations regarding the need for speech-language services

- Write IEP goals & objectives for identified students.

- Attend and participate in Team meetings.

- Determine the effects of the student’s impairment in regard to accessing the general curriculum.

- Provide intervention that is appropriate to the age and learning needs of individual students and is selected through an evidence-based decision- making process.

- Design school-wide speech- language services that employ a continuum of service delivery models in the least restrictive environment for students with disabilities and that they integrate services to other students as appropriate.

- Promote effective interpersonal relations with students and parents/guardians.

- Writes quarterly progress reports based on student therapy data.

- Determines needs for referrals, collaborates and consults with audiologist/teacher of the deaf regarding hearing services.

- Perform other duties as directed or as responsibilities necessary as assigned by the Principal, Team Chair or Director of Student Services

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to Chelmsford Public Schools!

Located in Chelmsford Massachusetts, the Chelmsford Public Schools serves 5100 students and faculty at one pre-school, four elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school. Our mission is to cultivate inspired, creative, and well-rounded lifelong learners who possess the integrity and self-direction necessary to be contributing community members.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Chelmsford 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
- Master's Degree in Communications Disorder or related field - Valid MA DESE License, Certification, Credentials - Understanding & experience with Social Thinking - Experience & Knowledge of assistive technology & communication programs for nonverbal or unintelligible students.
  • Master degree preferred
  • 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. Please describe why you are interested in this position.
    Long Essay (Answer limited to 4000 characters, including spaces)

    2. Share your experiences working collaboratively with a Team to provide services for students with disabilities.
    Short Essay (Answer limited to 600 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information
    Amy Reese, Director of Student Support Services
    230 North Road
    Chelmsford, Massachusetts 01824
    Phone: 978 251 5100
    Fax: 978-251-5110
    Email: Reesea@chelmsford.k12.ma.us