Speech Language Specialist
Information specific to this position:
Interviews with specific schools will be held Thursday, February 23, 2023 from approximately 4:00pm - 9:00pm (date and times may be subject to change) at Boltz Middle School (720 Boltz Drive, Ft Collins). Positions are for the 2023-24 school year.
Percentage: Full and part-time positions may be available
Work calendar days: 188 days
Duration of position: Ongoing
Benefits include: Health insurance, life insurance, PERA retirement, paid time off, short and long term disability, as well as other optional benefit elections. Please see benefits information for a additional details about eligibility for benefits for part-time positions: Benefits (psdschools.org)
This is a probationary position. However, PSD employees currently under a licensed contract may apply for this position if selected, will retain contract status.
Responsible for assessing and providing therapy in the area of speech/language for students ranging from Kindergarten to 12th grade and providing instruction based on students’ Individualized Educational Programs (IEPs).
1. Develop, plan, prepare, and implement:
a. Individual, measurable, long-term, and short-term objectives based on student identified needs. b. Effective working schedule.
2. Apply learning techniques to enhance/motivate students to meet IEP goals and objectives and evaluate student performance based on IEPs.
3. Maintain necessary documentation of student performance and write clear and concise diagnostic results.
4. Provide and maintain student involvement during instruction.
5. Monitor student growth and progress, adapt support as needed, and maintain documentation pertinent to academic, social, and emotional progress and needs of students.
6. Communicate students’ progress and needs with parents and other staff as needed.
a. With teachers, support personnel, administrators, and colleagues to improve student outcomes. b. With colleagues in team and building-based meetings and discussions.
8. Demonstrate a commitment to:
a. Understand, appreciate, and make accommodations for student diversity.
b. Include and engage families in the student’s education.
c. Support all Poudre School District policies, procedures, and expectations.
d. Provide personal and professional excellence.
9. Participate in:
a. Multi-disciplinary diagnostic and placement teams.
b. Department, team, building, and district meetings and discussions.
c. Student and/or family conferences and other meetings.
d. Social, cultural, interscholastic, and extracurricular activities.
e. Professional growth opportunities.
10. Attend work and arrive in a timely manner.
11. Perform other duties as assigned.
Education, Experience and Licenses required:
-Master’s degree in Speech/Language Pathology required.
-Experience working with children identified with speech/language needs in a public education setting preferred.
-Valid Colorado Special Services license with Speech Language Specialist endorsement required. -CPR and First Aid certifications encouraged.
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