Job ID:  26434563

Company:  Montana Schools Recruitment Project

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

Job Title:  Speech-Language Pathologist: Helena Public Schools

Description:  The Helena Public Schools are accepting applications for a Speech-Language Pathologist. We offer competitive pay, a comprehensive benefit package, generous sick and personal leave, and professional development opportunities with tuition reimbursement available. An additional $2,000 per year stipend is available for CCC certification. Position requires a Montana license at the time of employment. Entry level salary range is $41,697 + per year depending upon education level and applicable experience. Yearly contract is for 189 days. The District provides a comprehensive cafeteria style benefit package which includes: retirement plan, sick and personal leave, tuition reimbursement, health insurance with dental and vision coverage, life insurance, long term disability insurance, long term care insurance, a section 125 plan and numerous tax sheltered annuities (403b's). Required application materials include: completed district online application, letter of interest, resume, and college transcript copies. Applications accepted immediately. Initial screening will begin April 16 position will remain open until filled. Helena School District is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. District online application is available at: http://www.helenaschools.org Position Description Position Title: Speech-Language Pathologist Department: Student Services Reports To: Student Services Administrator SUMMARY: Speech-Language Pathologists' are communication specialists who work with both the general education and special education population with language disabilities, articulation deficits, and voice disorders. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Other duties may be assigned. Serves as a resource to school staff members in the development of a balanced program for oral communication and speech improvement. Assists and guides teachers in observing, describing, and referring suspected and identified speech and language impairments. Provides a thorough assessment and diagnosis of speech, voice and language impairments. Provides screening to identify speech disability children at regular intervals and at specified levels. Assists in proper referrals of individuals to agencies and/or specialists in the community. Provides appropriate individualized programs of therapy to meet individual students' needs and correct existing speech and language handicaps. Develops and coordinates Speech Pathologist programs within the total educational curriculum. Consults and collaborates with classroom teachers and other educational team members, when appropriate, to implement therapy by suggestions for the student's daily activities. Provides consultation, information, education, support and counseling to parents and families when appropriate. May provide in-service education to other education team members. QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Masters degree (M. A.) in speech and language pathology from a four-year college or university and one to two years' related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience as determined by the District. A minimum of 60 semester hours of academic credit in normal aspects of human communication, development thereof, and/or clinical techniques for evaluation and management of speech and language disorders. A minimum of 300 clock hours of supervised practicum experience with persons who present a variety of communication disorders, to be acquired in conjunction with academic training, 150 hours of which shall be obtained on the graduate level.

Application Instructions:
District online application is available at: http://www.helenaschools.org Helena Public Schools Human Resources Office 55 South Rodney Street Helena MT 59601 406-324-2012 personneloffic@helenaschools.org