Byam Elementary School
Chelmsford Public Schools
Chelmsford, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 4247289 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: May 5, 2023 Starting Date: August 29, 2023

Job Description

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: Byam Elementary School

General Description: This opening is for a Speech-language pathologist to provide appropriate speech- language services to students as assigned. 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 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 necessitate.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to Byam Elementary School!

Byam Elementary School has a student population of roughly 425 students from kindergarten through fourth grade. Byam prides itself on educating the whole child and creating a caring and supportive environment for every student to learn. The staff is committed to providing high quality instruction with a solid understanding in pedagogy and developmentally appropriate practices. Students are held to high standards and are supported to achieve those standards by a host of talented educators and support staff. The staff is also steadfast in their professional growth and development in order to better serve the students and families of the Byam community.

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
-The successful candidate will assume the responsibilities of the Speech and Language Pathologist in an elementary school setting. - 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

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    Contact Information
    Jason Fredette
    25 Maple Road
    Chelmsford, Massachusetts 01824
    Phone: 978 251 5144
    Email: fredettej@chelmsford.k12.ma.us