Speech-Language Pathologist (SY18-19)

Boston Public Schools Boston, MA
Title: Speech-Language Pathologist

Office of Special Education and Student Services Related Services

Boston Public Schools

Job Description: Speech-Language Pathologist

Job Goals: To provide services to students with communication disabilities which will allow them to access the BPS curriculum and to participate in both school and community life to the greatest extent possible.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Evaluation.

* Speech-Language Pathologists will assess students referred for evaluation using appropriate testing instruments.

* Speech-Language Pathologists will write reports that reflect the results of standardized tests and observations that contain information helpful and understandable to all involved parties and that contain clear recommendations.

* Evaluations will be performed within timelines established in state and federal regulations.

* Speech and Language Therapy Services.

* Therapy and consultation services will be provided to students based on the individual needs of each student and in compliance with each child s IEP or 504 Plan.

* Speech-Language Pathologists will provide services in accordance with the IEP or 504 Plan.

* Speech-Language Pathologists will participate in pre-referral, Team Meeting, Student Support Team activities and will provide professional development to school based staff as requested.

* Speech-Language Pathologists will consult with other Related Services providers, teachers and parents in order to provide effective services in a variety of settings.

* General Responsibilities.

* Speech-Language Pathologists are to comply with state regulations concerning renewal of certifications and licenses.

* Speech-Language Pathologists are expected to develop, update and adhere to both a daily and weekly schedule. Each school s principal should be provided with a copy of that schedule.

* Speech-Language Pathologists are expected to comply with BPS rules, policies and procedures as well as those of their assigned school(s) and Unified Student Services.

* Speech-Language Pathologists are expected to maintain records of prior planning of lessons and to keep therapy notes for each child and therapy session and to maintain accurate records of student attendance

Job Requirements:

* Massachusetts Teachers Certification in Speech, Language and Hearing Disorders and Massachusetts License in Speech-Language Pathology

* Education: Hold a Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology

* Meet all state and federal guidelines in order to be fully licensed

* Current authorization to work in the United States - Candidates must have such authorization by their first day of employment

* Preferred: experience working in public school setting with urban youth

Terms: BTU

Please refer to www.bostonpublicschools.org/ohc (under "Employee Benefits and Policies") for more information on salary and compensation. Salaries are listed by Unions and Grade/Step.

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