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Speech Language Pathologist (.5)/ Communication and Accessibility Lead (.5) - District 196

Posted on 2024-02-26 9:23:54 PM

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Start Your Online Application Now<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.applitrack.com%2Fdistrict196%2FOnlineApp%2FJobPostings%2FView.asp%3FAppliTrackJobId%3D19087&data=05%7C02%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7C1577292548f243e3b8f008dc374385d3%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C638446010345521500%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C0%7C%7C%7C&sdata=5Xon0qmj%2BmVW5LNBeBK1CZP5bGlxGVWZUwl%2Bs9Tza3A%3D&reserved=0> Date Closing: 03/04/2024 * Speech Language Pathologist .5_ AAC Coach .5.docx<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.applitrack.com%2Fdistrict196%2Fonlineapp%2F1BrowseFile.aspx%3Fid%3D225293&data=05%7C02%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7C1577292548f243e3b8f008dc374385d3%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C638446010345531173%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C0%7C%7C%7C&sdata=b28AqyACgfkmHcI0%2FbatuYoe0xeQBACHgBGlutHLfEI%3D&reserved=0> Description: Speech Language Pathologist (.5 FTE) / Communication and Accessibility Lead (.5 FTE) Effective Date of Employment: Beginning of the 2024-25 school year Application Deadlines: March 4, 2024 - 4:00 p.m. Application Procedures: Internal and External Candidates: Apply on-line at www.district196.org<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.district196.org%2F&data=05%7C02%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7C1577292548f243e3b8f008dc374385d3%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C638446010345539901%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C0%7C%7C%7C&sdata=q9bxq9sfAU7VLV4oGXRwAwdthXdbSkTXzDyze7gLZ6w%3D&reserved=0> Job Summary: 1. Provides direct and indirect service and research-based therapy techniques to support the curriculum of District 196. 2. Conduct evaluations and assessment to determine eligibility and make recommendations regarding programs and services. 3. Develops individual education plans in collaboration with the classroom teacher, parent, and IEP team. 4. Stay current on best practices and research to inform service delivery and professional development initiatives. 5. Assist with the AAC consideration process to explore systems and access in alignment with the SETT process. 6. Provide ongoing on-site coaching, mentoring and guidance to District 196 SLPs who provide services to students in early childhood through transition services, to support the implementation of speech therapy. 7. Provide support in troubleshooting related to AAC. 8. Co-plan and co-facilitate with special education leadership to support district-wide professional learning meetings. 9. Provide support and professional development on technology to support service delivery including app requests and implementation of digital assessment tools. 10. Mentor new-to-district SLPs and Coordinate Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY) supervision and compliance. 11. Develop and demonstrate culturally responsive practices that lead to equitable outcomes for all students, particularly those groups of students that are overrepresented in special education. 12. Provide instruction in strategies to support students in developing social emotional skills for success. 13. Collaborate with others to plan, teach and support students with disabilities in the least restrictive environment. 14. Advocate for students with disabilities to ensure high levels of achievement. 15. Promote and develop strong communication and collaboration with staff, parents and other professionals. 16. Carry out responsibilities as defined by the master contract. Qualifications: 1. Licensed by the Minnesota Department of Education as Speech Language Pathologist. 2. Master&#8217;s degree in Communication Disorder. 3. Experience working with and providing service to persons of diverse cultures, races, and socioeconomic backgrounds. 4. Evidence of a growth mindset and ability to accelerate growth in communication skills using a strengths based model. 5. Ability to work efficiently, effectively, and cooperatively with multidisciplinary teams. 6. Strong oral communication, written communication and problem-solving skills. 7. Ability to relate positively to students, staff, and community. 8. Experience working in a school setting or with children ages birth through 22. 9. Thorough understanding of the laws, rules and regulations of special education. 10. Strong understanding of speech and language assessment tools and state of MN eligibility criteria to support speech, articulation, fluency, voice or language needs. 11. Ability to facilitate, write and implement Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and Behavior Support Plans. 12. Extensive experience in speech therapy interventions. 13. Knowledge of current trends and research in speech therapy 14. Ability to direct the work of paraprofessionals and an understanding of practices for training and supporting paraprofessionals. 15. Knowledge of best practices in the field of special education and implementation strategies for sensory activities, positive behavior support, academic instruction, development of routines, etc. 16. Understanding of and ability to identify appropriate augmentative or alternative communication systems for students. 17. Ability to train teams in the implementation and use of augmentative or alternative communication systems for students. 18. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds of weight. 19. Valid driver's license or ability to provide travel for self between locations. 20. Demonstrated experience and proficiency working with a culturally, ethnically, racially and socioeconomically diverse school community is preferred. Responsible to: Building Principal and Director of Special Education Compensation: According to contractual agreement Benefits: Health, Dental, Flexible Spending, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, Retirement, and Sick Leave In District 196, the sky&#8217;s the limit for students and employees. That&#8217;s because our committed team of employees is dedicated to the mission of educating, developing and inspiring our students for lifelong success. Our whole child, &#8220;Triple-A&#8221; approach provides students and staff opportunities to learn, grow and pursue their infinite possibilities in academics, the arts and athletics. District 196 is a Minnesota public school district of choice, serving more than 29,000 students and 160,000 residents in the cities of Rosemount, Apple Valley, Eagan, Burnsville, Coates, Empire, Inver Grove Heights and Lakeville, and Vermillion township. District 196 is the third largest school district in Minnesota and among the largest employers in Dakota County, with more than 4,000 full- and part-time employees. District 196 has been named to Forbes&#8217; list of America&#8217;s Best-in-State Employers multiple times based on a survey asking employees to rate their employer and how likely they would be to recommend their employer to others. District 196 has 19 elementary schools (grades K-5); six middle schools (grades 6-8); four high schools (grades 9-12); an optional School of Environmental Studies for juniors and seniors; an Area Learning Center high school program; a K-12 special education school for students with special emotional and behavioral needs, and a special education program serving young adults ages 18-22. The district also operates three learning centers that provide early childhood and Adult Basic Education services, and offers extensive community education programs and classes for lifelong learners of all ages. 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Date Closing: 03/04/2024
Description:
Speech Language Pathologist (.5 FTE) / Communication and Accessibility Lead (.5 FTE)

Effective Date of Employment:
Beginning of the 2024-25 school year

Application Deadlines:
March 4, 2024 - 4:00 p.m.


Application Procedures:
Internal and External Candidates:  Apply on-line at www.district196.org
 

Job Summary:

 
  1. Provides direct and indirect service and research-based therapy techniques to support the curriculum of District 196.
  2. Conduct evaluations and assessment to determine eligibility and make recommendations regarding programs and services.
  3. Develops individual education plans in collaboration with the classroom teacher, parent, and IEP team.
  4. Stay current on best practices and research to inform service delivery and professional development initiatives.
  5. Assist with the AAC consideration process to explore systems and access in alignment with the SETT process.
  6. Provide ongoing on-site coaching, mentoring and guidance to District 196 SLPs who provide services to students in early childhood through transition services, to support the implementation of speech therapy.
  7. Provide support in troubleshooting related to AAC.
  8. Co-plan and co-facilitate with special education leadership to support district-wide professional learning meetings.
  9. Provide support and professional development on technology to support service delivery including app requests and implementation of digital assessment tools.
  10. Mentor new-to-district SLPs and Coordinate Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY) supervision and compliance.
  11. Develop and demonstrate culturally responsive practices that lead to equitable outcomes for all students, particularly those groups of students that are overrepresented in special education.
  12. Provide instruction in strategies to support students in developing social emotional skills for success.
  13. Collaborate with others to plan, teach and support students with disabilities in the least restrictive environment.
  14. Advocate for students with disabilities to ensure high levels of achievement.
  15. Promote and develop strong communication and collaboration with staff, parents and other professionals.
  16. Carry out responsibilities as defined by the master contract.
 

Qualifications:

 
  1. Licensed by the Minnesota Department of Education as Speech Language Pathologist.
  2. Master’s degree in Communication Disorder.
  3. Experience working with and providing service to persons of diverse cultures, races, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  4. Evidence of a growth mindset and ability to accelerate growth in communication skills using a strengths based model.
  5. Ability to work efficiently, effectively, and cooperatively with multidisciplinary teams.
  6. Strong oral communication, written communication and problem-solving skills.
  7. Ability to relate positively to students, staff, and community.
  8. Experience working in a school setting or with children ages birth through 22.
  9. Thorough understanding of the laws, rules and regulations of special education.
  10. Strong understanding of speech and language assessment tools and state of MN eligibility criteria to support speech, articulation, fluency, voice or language needs.
  11. Ability to facilitate, write and implement Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and Behavior Support Plans.
  12. Extensive experience in speech therapy interventions.
  13. Knowledge of current trends and research in speech therapy
  14. Ability to direct the work of paraprofessionals and an understanding of practices for training and supporting paraprofessionals.
  15. Knowledge of best practices in the field of special education and implementation strategies for sensory activities, positive behavior support, academic instruction, development of routines, etc.
  16. Understanding of and ability to identify appropriate augmentative or alternative communication systems for students.
  17. Ability to train teams in the implementation and use of augmentative or alternative communication systems for students.
  18. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds of weight.
  19. Valid driver's license or ability to provide travel for self between locations.
  20. Demonstrated experience and proficiency working with a culturally, ethnically, racially and socioeconomically diverse school community is preferred.



Responsible to:
Building Principal and Director of Special Education

Compensation:
According to contractual agreement 
 
Benefits:
Health, Dental, Flexible Spending, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, Retirement, and Sick Leave
 

In District 196, the sky’s the limit for students and employees. That’s because our committed team of employees is dedicated to the mission of educating, developing and inspiring our students for lifelong success. Our whole child, “Triple-A” approach provides students and staff opportunities to learn, grow and pursue their infinite possibilities in academics, the arts and athletics.
 
District 196 is a Minnesota public school district of choice, serving more than 29,000 students and 160,000 residents in the cities of Rosemount, Apple Valley, Eagan, Burnsville, Coates, Empire, Inver Grove Heights and Lakeville, and Vermillion township. District 196 is the third largest school district in Minnesota and among the largest employers in Dakota County, with more than 4,000 full- and part-time employees. District 196 has been named to Forbes’ list of America’s Best-in-State Employers multiple times based on a survey asking employees to rate their employer and how likely they would be to recommend their employer to others.
 
District 196 has 19 elementary schools (grades K-5); six middle schools (grades 6-8); four high schools (grades 9-12); an optional School of Environmental Studies for juniors and seniors; an Area Learning Center high school program; a K-12 special education school for students with special emotional and behavioral needs, and a special education program serving young adults ages 18-22. The district also operates three learning centers that provide early childhood and Adult Basic Education services, and offers extensive community education programs and classes for lifelong learners of all ages.



 

District 196 uses the applicant tracking system from Frontline Education to manage employment applications online



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