$29.101k - $54.991k Per Year
26 days ago
Assabet Valley Collaborative is seeking to hire a
Speech Language Pathologist-3 days per week (benefit eligible)
For more information and to apply http://www.avcollaborative.org/employment
NOTE: Before you read on, please read the Commitments to Educational Equity that AVC strives to adopt across our organization. We seek to add leaders to our team who can help us make these commitments a reality so that they influence how we lead, learn, innovate, design, collaborate, create, and serve our students, families, partners, and communities. Still interested? See below:
Who We Are:
Assabet Valley Collaborative (AVC) is an educational service agency in Metrowest/Central Massachusetts. Our services include school programs, wraparound services, transportation services, professional development, cooperative purchasing and consulting. We are in the process of developing a shared leadership model to engage stakeholders across the organization in learning, leading, designing, and decision-making. To achieve shared leadership, we need to engage in continuous study of the principles of cultural proficiency, culturally responsive practices, human-centered design, design thinking, and social innovation.
Orchard Street Academy (OSA) is a therapeutic-day school offering academic rigor and clinical services to middle school- and high school-age students who are not making progress in a traditional school setting. With an emphasis on academics, clinical services, expressive arts, vocational supports and high-interest electives, our school supports students in learning the skills necessary to achieve their goals.
JOB DESCRIPTION FOR: Speech & Language Pathologist at OSA & SOAR
DIRECTLY REPORTS TO: Principal and Assistant Principal
Credentials required: Degree from accredited program of Speech & Language Pathology. Massachusetts licensure/certification as Speech and Language Pathologist. Masters, CCC-SLP licensure, DESE License as a Specialist Teacher: Speech Language and Hearing Disorders. The SLP must meet the requirements set forth by the Massachusetts Board of Health specific to the practice of Speech and Language Therapy. See MGL Chapter 112: Section 144. Given the population of students enrolled at OSA and SOAR, it is necessary for the SLP to have training and experience addressing the literacy and communication needs of students requiring direct and consultative services in the domains of literacy acquisition (at the secondary level) and pragmatic language (social thinking, interpersonal relationships, self-advocacy, etc).
SUPERVISES: Assigned Speech and Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) (if applicable)
AVC Ideals of Practice: AVC promotes high quality, educationally-relevant therapeutic services, in the least restrictive environment, with integrated/embedded therapy as a primary core value. AVC therapists work with programs and districts to develop strategies and interventions that will maximize opportunities for generalization of therapeutic recommendations while streamlining schedules, treatments, and maximizing the value of the consultative/collaborative relationship with therapists, teachers and co-treaters.
Roles and Responsibilities: *The Speech & Language Pathologist at AVC provides direct and consultative services to students in Assabet Valley Collaborative Therapeutic Programs - serving students with social/emotional disabilities who also have communication needs. SLPs ensure educational relevance by identifying the impact of disorders on the education of students and addressing personal, social/emotional, academic, and vocational needs that have an impact on attainment of educational goals. SLPs offer assistance in addressing the linguistic and metalinguistic foundations of the content/curriculum students are expected to learn and the implications for students with disabilities, as well as other learners who require additional assistance. SLPs provide culturally proficient services that assist in distinguishing disorders/disabilities from other contributions/factors that inhibit language development. SLPs are integrally involved in prevention activities, assessment, intervention, program design, data collection and analysis, and compliance. SLPs work in collaboration/partnership with school professionals, with universities, within the community, with families and with students to meet students' needs.
*Adapted from ASHA's Position Statement: Roles and Responsibilities of Speech-Language Pathologists in Schools (2010)
The position requires the following skills:
The position includes the following responsibilities:
Professional Growth and Ethics:
EVALUATION: Evaluation to be performed annually in accordance with Assabet Valley Collaborative’s personnel handbook and pertinent regulations and statutes.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Physical ability to execute job responsibilities that may include (depending upon assignment):