SCHOOL SPEECH THERAPIST
Reports to ESS Coordinator
About Algiers Charter
Since our inception in 2005, Algiers Charter has proudly served as a staple in the educational community. From our very first day, we operated with the belief that all students can achieve educational success. As we transition to a two-school organization, our commitment to excellence and student achievement has never been stronger. We are forging a strategic path forward to build upon our growth and we are seeking dynamic educational leaders with a proven track record of success to help take our organization to the next level.
The educational landscape in New Orleans is one that requires significant and unrelenting performance and accountability. Our strategic plan for 2020 and beyond has unique operational, staffing and instructional designs so if you are ready to share our vision and commitment to student achievement and pathways, we invite you to submit an application to join our team.
What Success Means In This Position
The School Speech Therapist works with children who exhibit communication disorders in the areas of language, articulation, fluency and voice that adversely affect educational success.
Position Description & Expectations
- Screen students to identify those with a speech/language disorder
- Develop Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) for identified students, which include long term goals and short term objectives, to meet the individual needs of each child identified with a disorder.
- Design treatment strategies to help the child best meet the goals and objectives stated in the IEP.
- Conduct speech/language therapy services according to frequency and duration as indicated in the IEP in a group and/or individual session. Therapy will focus on the remediation of the area of the area of deficit, as well as incorporating information learned in the class setting, while providing stimulation to increase communication skills.
- Staff and consult with team members and parents.
- Maintain accurate and confidential records of all job-related activities.
- Generate a speech progress report every 9 weeks, four times per year.
- Explain and interpret speech assessment services and evaluation findings to parents, teachers, principals and other appropriate personnel.
- Attend professional development activities at the local and state levels as assigned.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Speech/Language Pathology required; Master’s degree strongly preferred
- Successful experience as a speech therapist in a school setting preferred
- Certification as a Speech/Language Pathologist
- Licensed in Louisiana as a Speech/Language Pathologist by the Louisiana Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
- Working knowledge of federal laws, state guidelines, and local district policies.
- Knowledge of diagnostic procedures, instructional and behavioral modifications and accommodations.
- Thorough knowledge of communication disorders including all areas of language, phonological processes, articulation, voice and fluency.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.