State Licensure or Certification, State Teacher Credential
Pre-k - 12 School
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS The Speech-Language Pathologist is responsible for providing speech and language services that assist students, teachers, parents, and other staff members in the management of speech and language disorders by conducting speech and language assessments, diagnosing of speech and language handicaps and recommending appropriate remediation procedures and program placements for children with identified needs. In addition to direct service, the Speech-Language Pathologist will collaborate with speech vendors in Visions’ nine county attendance area who provide direct service to students with IEPs.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Any one position may not include all of the duties listed nor do all of the listed examples include all tasks that may be found in positions of this class:
Implements California administrative and education codes and district policies relating to special education.
Conducts evaluation of referred students. Evaluation includes standardized test results, parent conference and contact and collaboration with all other private professional persons or agencies which contribute to the total evaluation.
Provides leadership and serves as a professional member of the IEP team.
Participates in placement, follow up decisions and development of an appropriate individual educational plan (IEP) for students with identified speech and language needs.
Reevaluates students with speech and language needs on a regular basis (minimally every three years) to determine appropriateness of placement and remediation strategies, and to help in the determination of on-going eligibility.
Participates in development, management, and evaluation of Visions’ speech and language program and consults with staff regarding other special education services and supports.
Monitor and ensure educational benefit (FAPE) for students with identified speech and language needs.
Monitor and oversee vendors working with Visions special education department.
Consults with and serves as a liaison to Visions’ management and staff, students, families and professional/agencies in the community relaying information and identifying needs for specialized speech and language services. ? Serves as a resource to staff, students, and/or families for specialized speech and language services.
Confers with management to coordinate and implement specialized speech and language services.
Works cooperatively with administrators and other personnel to ensure compliance with special education laws and procedures.
Designs and implements ongoing in-service programs for counselors, teachers, parents, administrators, and other professional staff.
Makes presentations to and consults with school staff, parent/teacher organizations, student study teams, service groups, etc., concerning speech and language development of children.
Consults with general education staff in the accommodation and modification of program for eligible 504 students and students experiencing speech and language difficulties identified through the RRI process.
Performs other duties as assigned.
SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Must possess a California Speech-Language Pathology Services Credential [Clinical or Rehabilitative Services Credential]. American Speech Language and Hearing Association Certification or a CA Speech Language Pathologist license is desirable.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge and skills in the administration and interpretation of the results of a wide variety of normed speech and language assessment instruments appropriate to complete an assessment.
Knowledge of or ability to learn, interpret and apply Visions In Education’s objectives, policies, procedures, rules, regulations and operations.
Knowledge of or ability to learn and use applicable sections of the California Education Code, Charter law and other pertinent laws governing special education practices in non-classroom charter schools.
Ability to work independently and in a team environment, and be held accountable for results.
Skill in communicating assessment results effectively, both orally and in writing; interpersonal communication, consultation and group leadership skills necessary to work effectively with students, parents, teachers and administrators.
Skill in developing lesson plans and implement therapy, for both individuals and groups, for speech and language support services, behavior management and parent education consultatively and in-person.
Skills in planning and conducting in-service programs.
Skills in program development, management and evaluation.
Skill and ability to work with flexibility, efficiency and diplomacy.
Skill and ability to use self-restraint, professional judgment, independent decision making, and develop strategies to deal with a variety of people, adversaries and advocates, under varying situations and conditions.
Ability to maintain a professional attitude and a strong customer service focus at all times, with a strong desire to succeed and solve problems.
Skill and ability to use tact, patience, courtesy, diplomacy, and clarity in written and oral communication and in interpersonal relations with a broad and diverse audience.
Ability to work confidentially.
Possession of a valid California driver’s license, availability of a vehicle and evidence of insurance.
Willingness and ability to travel locally and within the surrounding counties. WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL ABILITIES The physical requirements below are necessary to perform the essential functions. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable a person with a disability to perform these functions.
Work environment is a typical office setting. Requires willingness and ability to work effectively and move about in an office.
Physical, mental, and emotional stamina to work up to an eight-hour shift under sometimes-stressful conditions with frequent distraction and interruptions and deal with angry or upset people in a calm and professional manner.
Sufficient hand/eye coordination and manual dexterity to use a wide variety of office and computer equipment, to keyboard and write, file, and maintain records and reports.
Sufficient hearing to conduct in-person and telephone conversations.
Ability to speak in an understandable voice with sufficient volume to be heard in normal conversational distance, on the telephone, and in addressing groups.
Sufficient visual acuity to see and read small print.
Ability to sit for extended periods of time, up to an eight-hour shift (with the exception of lunch and breaks).
Sufficient mobility to bend, stoop, push/pull, lift, stand, and walk on an occasional basis to file, move equipment or supplies, or take work from one location to another.
Sufficient physical mobility to enter/exit a vehicle and drive to various locations locally and to surrounding counties.
Sufficient mobility to move about in sometimes crowded spaces, move over uneven ground, move in/about students’ homes and other public places, and access various floors in buildings.
Must submit the following documents:
2 letters of reference (if available)
Clinical or Rehabilitative Services Credential - Language, Speech and Hearing
This position will work from 5030 El Camino Avenue, Carmichael, CA 95608
We have a very generous, competitive benefits package that includes 100% employer-paid Medical/Dental/Vision (single) and Retirement (STRS).
Internal Number: 1026
About Visions In Education
We are a tuition-free public school that supports a new horizon in public education. We provide a high-quality standards-based education to Home School families (TK-12) and Independent Study High School students (9-12), including our University Prep High School (EDGE) Program. We now serve over 6,000 students across our nine-county service area, making us the largest and most stable charter school in the Sacramento Valley region. You can be confident that we are the Pacific coast’s leading charter school provider.