Feb 23, 2021

Speech & Language Pathologist - Elementary

  • TrulyHired
  • Bernardston, MA 01337, USA
Full-time School Support

Job Description

The Pioneer Valley Regional School District is in search of a Speech-Language Pathologist at the elementary level. The Speech Pathologist works as a member of the special education team providing direct and consultative services for children with communication and other disabilities. The Speech Pathologist collaborates with teachers, special educators, other school personnel, and parents to develop and implement individual or group programs, and support classroom activities. Services are provided within the general education classroom, on a pull out basis and/or within the context of a specialized program.

The student population is varied with disabilities including specific learning disabilities, ASD, ADHD, social-emotional, etc. Successful candidate must have demonstrated success with and be knowledgeable about a variety of interventions for a range of disabilities. Experience and training in social skill and pragmatic language development a must. Must be willing to co-treat and co-teach. Successful candidate must have knowledge and experience with AAC and assistive technologies.

In addition to direct student services, the Speech Pathologist is responsible for the testing and evaluation of students initially referred or for three-year reevaluations for caseload students. Candidate must have training and experience with the administration and interpretation of a wide range of assessments and evaluation tools.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
Job Categories: Special Education > Speech/Language Pathologist
Student Services > Speech/Language Pathologist
Equal Opportunity Employer
Pioneer Valley Regional School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.
Job Requirements
  • Qualifications:

    •Licensed by Massachusetts Department of Education as a Teacher of Speech, Language and Hearing Disorders
    •Knowledge of technologies to enhance communication
    •Successful public school experience as a Speech Pathologist
    •Knowledge of research-based practices and interventions to address communication
    •Knowledge and training in social skills interventions
    •Excellent oral and written communication skills required
    -Bilingual in Spanish a plus
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Advanced Studies degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
Application Instructions
Thank you for your interest in the Pioneer Valley Regional School District!

When a vacancy occurs, all COMPLETED applications are reviewed. A completed SchoolSpring application will include, but is not limited to, a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and certifications (please also upload a photocopy of your certifications). Those applicants whose training and experience seem best suited for the particular position are then contacted and invited to come for an interview. All candidates interviewed will be notified of their status following completion of those interviews.

In the Extracurricular section of the SchoolSpring application, please check the activities that you are qualified to supervise, coach, direct, and/or administer.

In listing your employment record on your SchoolSpring application, be sure all time is accounted for with reasonable accuracy. Please include military service and volunteer work, if any.

In the additional section of the resume on your SchoolSpring application, please list any additional information that you consider to be pertinent to your candidacy, particularly other work experience, volunteer activities, memberships in professional organizations, interests, or abilities that would contribute to your qualifications for the position for which you are applying. Such items do not need to be summarized if such membership or participation would identify your race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, gender, age, handicap, marital status, veteran's status, political affiliation or sexual orientation.

When listing your references, please do not list relative, school committee members or school personnel from this district. Please supply one reference from your current Superintendent of Schools or Placement Office if you are a recent graduate. Please supply one reference from your current Principal. Please also supply three additional professional references. From the above, please include three letters of recommendation.

Hiring of the applicant is subject to a National Background and CORI check, satisfactory to the employer, and is a condition of hiring or continuation of employment prior to the receipt of the above referenced criminal checks.

The Pioneer Valley Regional School District does not discriminate on the basis of
race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation,
housing status, or disability in admission to, access to, employment in, or
treatment in its programs and activities.
Application Questions
This employer has requested that all applicants answer the following questions. It is highly recommended that you type any essays in a word processing program, save them, and then paste them on the proceeding job application page.
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  • 1. If you are applying for an Elementary position (PreK-6), please list grades in order of preference:
    Multiple Choice / Multiple Answers
    - PreK
    - Kindergarten
    - Grade 1
    - Grade 2
    - Grade 3
    - Grade 4
    - Grade 5
    - Grade 6
    - Not applying for an Elementary teaching position
  • 2. If you are applying for a Middle or Secondary teaching position (7-12), please list the subjects you are certified to teach (or indicate that you are not applying for a Middle or Secondary teaching position):
    Short Essay (Answer limited to 600 characters, including spaces)
  • 3. If you are not currently certified in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, please answer the following questions:
    Multiple Choice / Multiple Answers
    - Why not?
    - I have applied for certification in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
    - I am eligible to apply for certification in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
    - None of the above
  • 4. Please explain how your professional aspirations and educational philosophy align with the PVRSD commitment statement which follows: "The Pioneer Valley Regional School District is deeply committed to providing a safe, engaging, and inclusive teaching and learning environment that promotes respect, responsibility, and academic excellence. The PVRSD provides opportunities for members to become adept at critical thinking, creative problem solving, and collaboration with a goal of preparing its members to be actively engaged and effective contributors to an increasingly diverse and rapidly evolving global society."
    Long Essay (Answer limited to 4000 characters, including spaces)
  • 5. Are you presently under contract?
    Yes/No
  • 6. Are you on lay-off and subject to recall?
    Yes/No
  • 7. When are you available to work?
    Brief Response (Answer limited to 200 characters, including spaces)
  • 8. If you are under contract, when can you ethically be released?
    Brief Response (Answer limited to 200 characters, including spaces)
  • 9. If requested, will you come for an interview?
    Yes/No
Contact Information
  • Kelly Carriere
  • 37 School Rd
  • Bernardston, Massachusetts 01337

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