Speech and Language Pathologist, Julie Billiart School Lyndhurst
Julie Billiart School - Lyndhurst Campus
Job Title/Department: Speech & Language Pathologist Employee Classification: Exempt / Full-Time Employee Reports To: Principal, Lyndhurst
Summary: Julie Billiart Schools is a network of schools serving children in grades K-8 with special learning challenges. Currently there are campuses in Westlake, Lyndhurst and Akron that offer unique learning environments for students with autism, ADD/ADHD, dyslexia and social learning challenges. We are Catholic, non-public schools that respect diverse faith traditions. Under general direction, The Speech & Language Pathologist provides children with comprehensive diagnostic and therapy services for articulation, language, voice, fluency, and related communication problems.
Duties and Responsibilities The following is a list of primary duties and responsibilities. Other duties to be assigned as needed. Reasonable accommodations can be made to employees with qualified disabilities who can perform the essential functions of the job, so long as there is no undue hardship created upon the organization or other employees within the organization. Reflects the educational philosophy of and adheres to the rules and regulations of Julie Billiart Schools to which the therapist is assigned. Assists the school staff in the identification of children with speech, language, and hearing handicaps Completes assessments including those that provide initial diagnostic speech and/or language evaluations. Provides therapeutic interventions and strategies for identified children. Develops, in writing, specific individual educational plans and instructional objectives for each child served Assists children in the transfer of newly-acquired skills to the classroom and the home by working with the children, their teachers, and parents Consults with the faculty at Julie Billiart Schools in development of therapy schedules and classroom modifications Assists in the development of curriculum guides and local policies as related to speech and language deficits. Develops appropriate in-service training programs for problems relating to speech and language development Conducts quarterly parent/teacher conferences and annual reviews to keep those involved aware of progress Develops and revises forms used in therapy programs in conjunction with appropriate administrators Compiles periodic progress reports for each student receiving speech services and submit report to parents and student record Determines when children should be dismissed from therapy based upon the child’s demonstration of newly-acquired skills in the classroom and evaluation assessment Keeps informed of current professional/subject area literature and curricular learning materials/resources available Initiate and coordinate social skills instruction including lunch bunch.
Requirements Education and Experience and Qualifications Speech pathologist will hold two licenses; a teaching certificate/ licensed by the Ohio Department of Education and a license issued by the Ohio Board of Speech and Language Pathology and Audiology Knowledge of individualized educational plans; Rules for the Education of Children with Disabilities; State minimum standards; innovative programs and practices Ability to interpret policies, procedures, and regulations; communicate effectively; supervise, schedule; assess and evaluate; follow directions; maintain records and files; prepare reports; develop IEP’s; assist teachers, parents, administrators and other school personnel practices. Knowledge of teaching methods, curriculum and education programs designed for students with autism, ADD/ADHD, dyslexia and social learning challenges. Must be able to work effectively as a team member, demonstrate flexibility and desire to learn new skills and improve professional qualifications. Belief and commitment to the JB way and mission and to embracing the Sisters of Notre Dame’s philosophies and teachings
Physical Requirements The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for long periods of time. Speak, stand, talk, walk, sit, see, and hear (corrected or uncorrected). The employee is occasionally required to climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. May require prolonged use of a computer keyboard and monitor.
Supervision Received: Reports to and is evaluated by the Principal. Direct Reports: None
Conclusion This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed within this job. However, this job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, qualifications or physical demands associated with the position. Julie Billiart Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Julie Billiart Schools complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment
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