Job ID:  26441121

Company:  Montana Schools Recruitment Project

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

Job Title:  Speech-Language Pathologist: Miles City Public Schools

Description:  The Unified School District of Miles City Montana is currently seeking applications for an SLP candidate for the coming 2019-20 school year and beyond. District enrollment consists of approximately 1500 students from Pre-K to 12th grade. Starting salary for this full time position begins at $52,000 DOE. Successful applicants must pass a background check and hold appropriate certification or the ability to obtain appropriate certification. The district will provide appropriate supervision for applicants needing to obtain the CCC endorsement. Qualifications: The ideal candidate will: ? Have a Master s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from an accredited school of speech language pathology. ? Have an ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence or ability to obtain. ? Have a current license or be qualified for license as a Speech-Language Pathologist. ? Demonstrate knowledge of current best practices in the area of speech-language pathology. ? Demonstrate effective communication skills and an ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team. ? Be committed to meeting the needs of a diverse student population. ? Be committed to their own learning. ? Have excellent time management skills, flexibility, and ability to work independently and problem solve. ? Have a passion for public schools. ? Adhere to a high level of professional and ethical standards RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: Providing high quality direct speech-language therapy services to students according to students IEPs/504 plans. Conducting assessments, analyzing results, and writing reports to determine strengths and concerns in areas of speech & communication skills (articulation, fluency, voice expressive, etc.) Developing treatment plans (IEPs/504 plans), interventions and material for the purpose of minimizing the adverse impact of communication disorders. Ensuring evaluations, treatment plans and service delivery are aligned with school, state, and federal guidelines. Assisting and guiding teachers in observing, describing, and referring suspected and identified speech and language delays/disorders. Consulting with teaching teams to develop and implement curriculum modifications and appropriate classroom strategies. Conducts site visits at multiple work sites for the purpose of providing therapy and assistance as required. Collaborates with a variety of groups and individuals for the purpose of communicating information, resolving issues and providing services. Oversees assigned paraprofessionals for the purpose of providing guidance and ensuring focus on students outcomes, quality. Documenting all aspects of work with students according to school and state guidelines. Communicating and coordinating with Director of Student Support Services to ensure school mission, philosophy, and procedures are embraced. Designing and conducting staff professional development as needed Designing and conducting training for parents and families as needed Maintaining an inventory of materials, assessments, and supplies. Maintaining appropriate, confidential, records and provide timely reports. Keeping abreast of best practices in speech and language therapy and language development. Adhering to all district health and safety polices Engaging parents and families in their student's learning and acting as an ambassador for the school in the community. Contributing productively to the school as a whole. Attending and participating in school events outside of regular school hours. Other duties as assigned. Working Environment Physical demands require some lifting, carrying, pushing and or pulling some stooping, kneeling, crouching and or crawling and fine finger dexterity. Generally the job is a combination of sitting, walking and standing. The job is performed under conditions with exposure to risk of injury or illness. There is also travel (driving) between buildings in the district. Salary & Benefits Salary is based on educational level, certification and years of experience. Employees will be contracted yearly. Health Insurance is provided and cost to employee is dependent of plan choice. About Miles City Unified School District Miles City is Located along the banks of the Yellowstone River in the Bad Lands country of Eastern Montana. Steep in cattle and cowboy history, Miles City is a regional hub for the greater eastern region of the state. Located on Highway 94, the community is located about 2 hours west of Dickenson North Dakota and 2 hours east of Billings Montana. Miles City possesses a great family type atmosphere with many of the amenities associated with larger communities but not so big as to be ignored. The best little big town in Eastern Montana

Application Instructions:
Contact John Gorton, Director of Special Education @ 406-234-3812; email:; or go online for an application at