Job ID:  26360352

Company:  Montana Recruitment Project

Application Type:  Seeking Full-time (post graduate opportunities)

Job Title:  Speech-Language Pathologist: Long Term Sub Missoula County Public Schools

Description:  Speech Language Pathologist Long-term Substitute Start Date: ASAP 1.0 fte Missoula County Public Schools serves over 8,800 students in 9 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, and 4 high schools. The District offers preschool services, comprehensive special education and fine arts programs, and alternative high school programs for at-risk students. Missoula lies in a picturesque mountain setting within the foothills of the Montana Rockies. Residents enjoy a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, golfing, skiing, snowmobiling, river rafting, mountain biking, camping, fishing, hunting, and water sports. In addition, Missoula is rich in cultural attractions ranging from live theatre, arts, historical museums, shops, galleries, and numerous sporting and concert events and activities. Missoula is also home of the University of Montana. The U of M sports teams enjoy some of the most dedicated fans in the country. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Provide evaluation services to those referred. Provide consultive services to staff within assigned buildings for pre-referral/referral purposes. Implement programs for those determined to have need of services in the area of communication by a Child Study team. Active participating member of CST and IEP teams. Assist in District Child Find procedures. Facilitate hearing screening within assigned building. Provide hearing screening for individuals in need, who could not be tested during regular screening dates. Maintain current records on all enrolled students. Knowledgeable of, and adheres to, Federal, State and Local guidelines for Special Education. Knowledge of Augmented communication devices for students with multiple disabilities. Demonstrate ability to provide services for a continuum of communication disabilities. Maintains cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Communicates effectively with students, teachers, paraeducators, staff members, administrators, and the general public. Reports student progress to parents, teachers, and other appropriate persons. Knowledge and ability to work creatively in small language groups and/or in the classroom environments. Demonstrate professional growth and participate in evaluation and improvement of district programs. Other duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Current State Speech Pathology license registered with the County Superintendent. Experience working with and interest in students who have severe cognitive disabilities and/or autism preferred. Fluent in Spanish and /or proficiency in American Sign Language preferred. Experience with augmented and alternative communication preferred. Other qualities as deemed necessary. Ability to: Plan, organize, develop, and conduct an intensified diagnostic and therapy program for children experiencing speech and language disorders Provide appropriate and effective language and speech therapy experiences for students from a wide range of socio-economic and cultural backgrounds and with varying mental, social, and emotional abilities Ability to communicate effectively with students, teachers, paraeducators, staff members, administrators, and the general public. Ability to maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Effectively assess speech and language disorders and implement sound and appropriate remediation programs Provide a stimulating speech and language therapy environment Perform research and development functions and activities pertaining to speech and language therapy programs, and to motivate pupils experiencing speech and language difficulties in the resolution of specific speech disorders. EQUIPMENT USED: Computer, calculator, copier, telephone/voice mail, fax. WORK ENVIRONMENT: While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works inside in what can be a stressful environment. The employee must be able to meet deadlines with severe time constraints. The employee is directly responsible for the safety and well-being of students. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, walk, and stand twist at neck and waist kneel. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee is required to be able to hear conversations in quiet environments. MENTAL/MOTOR DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this position, the employee rarely performs routine work. The employee frequently exercises flexibility (ability to shift from one task to another). Guidance and reinforcement are infrequently available. The employee frequently works within time constraints and maintains attentiveness intensity. The employee is frequently involved in social interactions which require oral and written communications. The physical demands, work environment characteristics, and mental/motor demands described within this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual s with disabilities to perform the essential functions. IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: PRINCIPAL / SPECIAL EDUCATION COORDINATOR EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with established provisions. TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Salary, benefits, and other working conditions as negotiated by the Missoula County Public Schools Board of Trustees and the MEA. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Application Instructions:
https://mss.mcps.k12.mt.us/MSS/employmentopportunities/ 1) For the complete job description and qualifications, locate the position on the website. Click on "job description" in the left column within the posting. 2) To apply, click on the "Apply" link at the bottom of the right column within the posting. 3) Applicants must complete and submit the MCPS online application to include all required materials. 4) Paper applications and documentation will not be accepted. Materials: * Copies of all transcripts (unofficial) * License(s)/Certification(s) * 3 Letters of Recommendation * Current Resume * Cover Letter For questions regarding the position or applying, please call (406)728-2400 ext. #1042 or email mythomas@mcps.k12.mt.us.