Kalispell Public Schools Is Seeking a Speech Language Pathologist!
Nestled in the heart of the Flathead Valley, Kalispell, Montana is located in the Northwest Corner of the state surrounded by Glacier National Park, Flathead Lake and Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort. Famous for the “best backyard in the country”, Kalispell is the perfect place for the recreational enthusiast or one that simply enjoys great vistas.
Kalispell Public Schools offers exceptional employment opportunities and a work environment that is second to none. We pride ourselves on fostering a team-orientated, collaborative workplace. If you have a passion for kids and education and have a positive can-do attitude, KPS is the place for you! Whether you are a teacher in a classroom or a grounds worker in the District, you have the ability to impact our kids in a positive way everyday with the work you do!
Potential Opening for 2020-2021
- Assess students’ communication skills (articulation, fluency, voice, expressive & receptive language, etc.) to determine communication disorders, special education eligibility, and recommendations for treatment.
- Create and provide input to Evaluation Team documentation and Individual Education Programs (IEP).
- Develop and implement treatment plans, interventions and/or materials for caseload.
- Provide direct therapy as designated by IEPs.
- Complete and maintain appropriate files, records, documentation, state, and district reports.
- Communicate and establish positive relationships with students, staff, parents, and community resources.
- Recognize and respond to student’s personal, educational, and/or social needs.
- Become familiar with teacher expectations of students and facilitate desirable individual and group performance and behavior.
- Performs other duties as assigned by Site Supervisor or Federal Projects Director.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Skill in standards based instruction and assessment.
- Skill in Pre K – 12 Education.Skill in the use of technology to enhance instruction and communication.
- Skill in critical thinking, problem analysis, and resolution.
- Ability to maintain effective professional relationships with staff, students, and parents.
- Ability to follow directions.
- Skill, dedication and aptitude for working with students.
- Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work effectively with people with a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.
- Ability to maintain student confidentiality.
- Ability to maintain regular and acceptable attendance levels.
- Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology or Communications Science Disorders; AND,
- MT Licensure in Speech Language Pathology upon employment.
- Experience working with children in an education setting.
- Knowledge of current instructional materials and techniques.
- Ability to stand on feet for extended periods of time, stoop, bend, lift and carry items up to 40 pounds.