Early Childhood Speech/Language Pathologist
62445 Shimmel Road
Centreville, MI 49032
Provide speech and language support to at risk preschool students in the classroom through direct engagement with preschooler, to enhance language communication skills in preparation for kindergarten.
Master’s Degree in Speech/Language Pathology.
Certificate of Clinical Competency or eligibility for Clinical Fellowship Year.
Responsibility of employee to obtain and maintain all training(s), certificate(s), approval(s), etc. and provide documentation to the business office before expiration date of said document(s).
Prefer prior experience working with preschoolers.
Must be able to lift 50 pounds and work at physical level with preschoolers.
Required to have a physical presence at the designated job site each scheduled work day.
Must have regular and reliable job attendance, performance, and the physical ability to do the job.
Provide speech language instruction to preschoolers in group settings in the classroom.
Actively engage students and enhance opportunity to effectively communicate.
Provide direction to GSRP Lead teacher and Associate Teacher on means to enhance communication skills of preschoolers.
Identify and diagnose Speech and Language Impairments.
Process referrals from various sources.
Provide diagnostic information to teams involved in supporting student needs.
Ability to use computers, software and other current technology.
Effective written communication skills; including parent/family communications and student data and reports.
Effective oral communication and relationships with children, families and other program staff.
Demonstrate effective organizational skills.
Maintain professional atmosphere and demeanor in classroom, acting at all times as a representative of ISD.
Attend and engage in continuous professional development.
Implement with fidelity high quality practices (developmentally appropriate, evidence/research based).
Demonstrate knowledge of and implement the Early Childhood Standards of Quality for Pre-Kindergarten.
Demonstrate the ability to work cooperatively as a part of a team, including co-teaching.
Facilitate ongoing professional development for ISD team staff.
Participate in Child Find/Project Find activities throughout the year including summer months.
Demonstrate knowledge and expertise of child development, curriculum, child assessment and screening tools, adult learning styles, cultural diversity, and quality improvement including High Quality Curriculum, Program Quality Assessment (PQA) and Conscious Discipline.
Provide effective mentor-coaching and instructional improvement strategies for teaching teams.
Foster understanding and support classroom implementation of universal supports for all children.
Engage in activities with children at their physical level.
Ability to work and engage in classroom environment.
Develop and work in collaboration toward achievement of performance objectives for each student, with a system for data collection and evaluation for these objectives.
Maintain appropriate records.
Support and foster family’s involvement in community activities as appropriate.
Demonstrate ability to instruct students individually in a variety of settings, based on knowledge of child growth and development and using multi-sensory techniques.
Collaborate in the analysis of student behavior, participate in the development and implementation of behavior plans as needed based on Conscious Discipline framework.
Supervise assigned student teachers and interns.
Create an overall supportive, nurturing, strength based atmosphere.
Maintain student confidentiality.
Perform other duties as assigned by the St. Joseph County ISD Administrators.
REPORTS TO: Early Childhood/K-12 Special Education Supervisor
PERFORMANCE APPRAISALS: Early Childhood/K-12 Special Education Supervisor
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Salary for this position is based on the IEA Master Agreement. An additional nine days, for the purpose of Child Find, will be required outside of the contracted working days and provided in performance contract.