The Longview School District has an opening for
(2) SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST (SLP)
For the 2014–15 school year
CLOSING DATE: Open until filled
SUPERVISOR: Director of Special Education
The Longview School District is seeking a SLP interested in working as an integrated team member providing specialized language and communication skill instruction to students with varied disabilities. An instructional team consists of a SLP, special education teacher, case manager, and general education teacher and may include other support service staff, depending upon the needs of the assigned students and building(s).
- Washington State educational staff associate (ESA) certification as a Speech Language Pathologist or Communications Disorder Specialist.
- Master’s degree or equivalent in speech pathology or audiology from a college or university program accredited by ASHA. ASHA certification is a requirement of this position.
- Hold or be willing to obtain Washington State Speech Language Pathologist license.
- Prior experience as a Speech Language Pathologist in a school environment is desirable, but will welcome those who have had a successful practicum experience.
- Demonstrate broad based knowledge of speech and language instruments applicable to preschool and school age students.
- Assess accurately speech and language skills that meet state eligibility standards.
- Develop individual education plan (IEP) goals and objectives as they relate to speech and language needs of the preschool and school age students.
- Provide ongoing assistance to teachers, parents and other professionals implementing speech and language objectives and activities.
- Complete assessments and eligibility documents within required timelines.
- Maintain a system to record evaluative data and continuous measurement of student performance.
- Participate effectively as a multidisciplinary team member with parents, professional peers and district staff to formulate educational plans for students.
- Communicate effectively with parents regarding child’s performance and intervention goals.
- Demonstrate knowledge of developmental language approaches.
- Lead collaborative site delivery of social language development.
- Show an awareness of state guidelines for eligibility and services.
- Demonstrate ability in implement a variety of intervention models: pullout, small group, in-class, clinical; home, community, school.
- Collaborate in assessment, program design and implementation of specialized instruction in communication skills using articulation, oral language, written language and reading skill development.
- Maintain integrity of confidential information relating to students, staff or district patrons.
- Evidence/demonstration of use of technology to enhance student learning or willingness to learn.
- Demonstrated organizational skills and commitment to follow through on tasks.
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements
1.Required to travel within region and state.
2.Required to work flexible hours and schedule.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
Contract: 180 days for the 2014–15 school year
Salary: Based on 2014–15 state salary schedule.
Additional compensation based on Longview Education Association Agreement with the Longview School District.
Benefits: Medical, dental, vision and other board approved benefits
Complete the TeacherInsight Assessment. Instructions are found on the next page of this posting.
Apply online at wwwlongviewschools.com, and provide the following documents electronically:
- Electronic application
- Electronic Resume
- Scanned copies of University or college transcripts. Original transcripts will be required if hired.
- Scanned copy of current Washington State ESA Certificate — Speech Language Pathologist
- Scanned copies of ASHA Certification
- Three (3) letters of recommendation
Applications will be accepted until a qualified candidate is hired.
The Longview School District is a Drug & Tobacco Free workplace.
Immigration Reform and Control Act Requirement: New employees will be required to complete an INS I-9 form and must provide proof of employment eligibility.
Disclosure Statement and Background Check: Pursuant to RCW 43.43.830 through RCW 43.43.840, new employees will be required to complete a disclosure form indicating any convictions of crimes against persons as listed in the law. In addition, a background check based on fingerprints will be requested from the Washington State Patrol and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Job Sharing: Pursuant to RCW 28A.405.070, the district will accept applications from individuals wishing to share a position.
TeacherInsight Assessment Instructions
We believe that teachers are critical to student success, and we are committed to placing teachers in positions where they and students will be most successful. As an initial part of our process, we would like you to take a Web-based assessment designed by Gallup. The assessment comes from research conducted with teachers viewed as most successful.
- TeacherInsight will require approximately 45 minutes of uninterrupted time.
- You can access TeacherInsight using the URL below as a hot link or entering the URL from a web browser. Additionally, you will need to input the District Code shown below to access the system.
- At the TeacherInsight Log In page you will be asked to create a username (your e-mail address) and a unique password. Please follow the directions carefully for creating the password. You should retain the user name and password to re-enter the TeacherInsight system.
- TeacherInsight consists of two types of items: multiple choice and Likert scale (responses on a one-to-five scale).
- Specific instructions are contained within TeacherInsight.
- You should use Internet browsers with these versions or higher for best results: Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5, Netscape 6.1, or AOL 9.0+. A minimum of 56K modem is required. If you do not have access to a computer, please contact the Longview School District’s Human Resource Department at 360–575-7000.
- Please complete TeacherInsight prior to the closing of this job posting.
- Following the completion of the assessment, Gallup will forward the Longview School District results.
You may access TeacherInsight with this URL: http://www.galluponline.com/teacherinsight.gx
User District Code: 25010952
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Notice of Nondiscrimination
The Longview School District is an Equal Opportunity district in education programs, activities, services, and employment. Longview School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, including gender expression or identity, age, families with children, honorably discharged veteran or military status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal. We provide equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups. We also comply with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Older Worker Protection Act, and all other state, federal, and local equal opportunity laws. If you have a physical or mental disability that causes you to need assistance to access school facilities, programs, or services, please notify the school principal. This district endeavors to maintain an atmosphere free from discrimination and harassment. Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against should contact the school principal or one of the following district designees:
- ADA/Students: Rod McHattie, Director of Special Services, (360) 575‑7008
- ADA/Employees: Chris Fritsch, Assistant Superintendent, (360) 575‑7003
- IDEA and 504: Rod McHattie, Director of Special Services, (360) 575‑7008
- Affirmative Action: Chris Fritsch, Assistant Superintendent, (360) 575‑7003
- Title VII and Title IX: Chris Fritsch, Assistant Superintendent, (360) 575‑7003
- Athletic Equity: Chris Fritsch, Assistant Superintendent, (360) 575‑7003