The position will involve working as a Speech Language Pathologist responsible for diagnosing speech and language disorders and for providing professional services to students through assessment, planning, goal development and provision of appropriate intervention services designed to enable students to access the general education curriculum.
Must possess a valid Washington State Education Staff Associate Teaching Certificate with a Speech Language Pathology endorsement.
Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree; Master of Arts Degree in speech-language pathology or communication disorders preferred.
Must meet State and Federal requirements for position.
Willingness to work collaboratively in a team-oriented setting.
The ability to promote high expectations, demonstrates a caring attitude, and establishes a learning environment that enhances academic achievement for the student.
Be enthusiastic, flexible and have a commitment to student achievements for reaching high academic levels.
Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective classroom management
Demonstrated ability to successfully employ effective teaching methods and sound assessment techniques.
Exemplary organization, communication and leadership skills are essential attributes.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with students, parents and staff.
Punctual and consistent attendance.
Strong knowledge of classroom organization and management skills.
Willingness to participate in building wide initiatives that include professional learning communities.
Enforce and uphold all District and Building rules, regulations and policies.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Assesses, screens and evaluates students and effectively shares results with parents and educational staff, and participates in the eligibility determination process in accordance with state and school requirements and best practice.
Develops and implements Individual Education Plans (IEPs) for students with Speech/Language Impairment and assists with IEPs for students with speech/language as a related service, on an annual basis or according to requirements.
Addresses all components of the IEP
Develops goals and objectives for the IEP.
Sends home progress reports concurrent with the issuance of report cards.
Complies with all Medicaid requirements for school-based claiming, including obtaining written Medicaid consent from parents of all students served and timely filing of claims that meet Medicaid standards.
Demonstrates knowledge of child growth and development and individual student needs by providing relevant instruction according to the IEP, Personalized Learning Plan, and educational best practices.
Meets and instructs students in the locations and at the time designated using materials, instructional techniques, and resources in accordance with school curriculum, special education policies and procedures, and recommended best practices.
Provides consultative services for school staff by sharing and demonstrating specific techniques and working with school teams to facilitate relevant and consistent interventions for targeted students.
Establishes a system of documentation that is measurable, accountable, and that conforms to state and school policy.
Maintains records and information concerning individual students in the prescribed confidential manner and using the records and information only for the purposes for which they are maintained, according to FERPA guidelines.
Attends meetings and staff development as requested by the Special Services Director.
Arranges for purchase of necessary instructional supplies for speech and language services and maintains an inventory of supplies.
Establishes and maintains cooperative professional relationships with administrative and school staff.
SPECIFIC DETAILS: Monday-Friday 7.5 hours starting the 2020-21 school year.
Application Procedure: In-District staff must complete an internal online application or submit a letter of interest by 3:00 p.m. (PST) on or before the closing date or until filled.
Out-of-District applicants must also complete an online application and provide all required documentation. All hires are subject to a satisfactory criminal background check.
The Kiona-Benton City School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Kiona-Benton City School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Any inquiries regarding compliance procedures may be directed to the School District's Title IX Officer, Title II and Section 504 Coordinator, the District's Special Services Director, at 1105 Dale Ave., Benton City, WA 99320; contact number (509)588-2021. A copy of the district's appeal/grievance procedure is available upon request from the District Office (WAC 392-190-060). Verification of identity, United States work authorization, and Washington State Patrol/Federal Bureau of Investigation fingerprint process must be completed before employment commences (pursuant to RCW 28A.400) Candidate selected will be employed on a temporary basis subject to completion of the background check.