Job:

Speech Language Pathologist (2020-21 School Year)

Posted on: June 8, 2020 |

F.T.E: 1.0

Location: 7415 S East End Ave, Chicago, IL 60649

Reports To: School Director

Start Date: August 2020

The Mission of Distinctive Schools, an educational practice leader committed to social justice and the elevation of access and achievement in historically marginalized communities, is to support each child in becoming an engaged and curious learner, a confident self-advocate, and a creative problem-solver by setting high expectations and nurturing a positive culture that honors diversity, collaboration, and optimism.

Position Description:

The Speech Pathologist provides support and conducts student assessments in all areas of communication development. Working in cooperation with network supervisors, teachers, parents, and students, the Speech Pathologist is responsible for providing diagnostic and intervention services for students with speech, language, and hearing disorders to improve the communication development and ensure access to the general education curriculum. This person will:

Provide high quality direct speech-language therapy services to students according to students’ IEPs/504 and intervention plans using a continuum of service delivery models

Develop treatment plans (IEPs/504 and intervention plans) that are strength-based as well as child and family centered for overall educational improvement

Ensure evaluations, treatment plans and service delivery are aligned with school, state, and federal guidelines

Provide appropriate diagnostic assessment services to students using established eligibility criteria

Conduct assessments, analyzing results, and writing reports to determine strengths and concerns in areas of speech, voice, fluency, pragmatics, language, and oral motor skills

Develop and implement IEP goals utilizing an educationally based model with goals aligned to educational standards

Participate in all required Domain, Problem Solving, FIE and annual review meetings as needed

Provide consultation to teachers, parents and staff as outlined in IEP and treatment plans and as needed in order to effectively support and problem solve individual student need

Provide staff training and education to school staff and parents in the area of communication development

Assist and guide teachers in observing, describing, and referring suspected and identified speech and language delays/disorders

Consult with teaching teams to develop and implement of curriculum modifications and appropriate classroom strategies such as visual supports, oral motor exercises, language strips, topics of conversation, and data collection

Ensure students’ skills are generalized across settings by collaborating with teaching teams and related service providers

Participate in activities that support students’ educational advancement

Maintain an inventory of materials, assessments, and supplies

Keep abreast of best practices in speech and language therapy and language development

Complete compliance activities in a timely manner, as outlined, including:

Daily progress notes

Quarterly report of student achievement (IEP report cards)

Consult services

FIE preparation

Maintain accurate records.

Requirements:

Possess a valid Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL) with a Speech-Language Pathology Endorsement

Masters Degree in Speech Pathology & Communication Disorders

Valid Speech Language License

Why Join the Distinctive Schools Team:

We are a collaborative team of professionals supporting each other to instill a love of learning in our students

We empower students, families and staff to contribute to our mission in a meaningful way

We make an impact in our communities by serving some of the most historically marginalized in the city

We offer a great benefits package for full time employees (Medical; Dental; Vision; PTO; 403b match, discounted gym membership, tuition reimbursement options, referral bonus)

4% pension contribution

Salaries starting at $50,000 for licensed teachers

Distinctive Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other personal characteristic protected by applicable law.