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Speech & Language Pathologist (High School)

Certificated | Concord, CA | Part Time

Job Description

ABOUT Clayton Valley Charter High School

Clayton Valley Charter High School (CVCHS) is a high performing charter high school in Concord, CA. The school opened in 1958 and converted to a charter school starting in the 2012-13 school year.  With a strong academic reputation, CVCHS has a relentless commitment to the academic success of all students and has achieved remarkable academic growth for all subgroups of students.  As a comprehensive high school, CVCHS is committed to providing students tremendous opportunities to be well-rounded, with a commitment beyond academics that includes character development, athletics, and the arts.  We are focused on our vision of preparing all students for college and career readiness.  Our Governing Board and Administration are united in our vision of academic rigor with relevant application to student’s current and future real-world experiences, with a commitment to empowering teachers and staff to fulfill the mission of providing the best education to our students.

ROLE SUMMARY

Under the direction and supervision of the Director of Special Education, the Speech & Language Pathologist will provide diagnostic and therapeutic services for language, speech and hearing disabled students to assist them in achieving success through specialized instruction/and or services. The specialist will assist classroom teachers and parents in helping students alleviate weaknesses in communication skills.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Evaluate students for speech and language services for possible remediation.  

  • Report the severity of the problem, nature of the problem and probable outcome with therapy.

  • Confer with teachers and staff on student’s communication needs.

  • Assess the functional effect of hearing impairment as it affects the student’s progress in the classroom.

  • Design and write specific instructional goals based upon assessment findings and specific learning and behavioral needs.

  • Provide individualized Instruction to students according to assessed needs and specific instructional goals in support of the student’s core curriculum in accordance with students’  Individualized Education Plan .

  • Review and evaluate progress against established instructional goals for each student in the program.

  • Participate in professional improvement programs by attending courses, conferences, and lectures.

  • Participate in special education staff meetings and site faculty meetings.

  • Collaborate with classroom teachers, site administrators and students to design and schedule services in support of the classroom program.

  • Comply with SELPA guidelines for special education in accordance with State and Federal guidelines.

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Participate in Individualized Education Plan meetings as directed

ABILITY TO:

  • Maintain confidentiality in dealing with students, parents, and faculty with the appropriate records.

  • Deal with and be sensitive to the needs of young people.

  • Deal politely with members of the public; knowledge of rules, regulations, procedures, and policies.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in related field (Required)

  • California Teaching Credential (Required)

  • Experience working with students in a school setting (preferably in a charter school)

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY REQUIREMENTS:
Work Position (Percentage of Time):
Standing: 30 Walking: 20 Sitting: 50
Body Movement (Frequency):
None (0) Limited (1) Occasional (2) Frequent (3) Very Frequent (4)
Lifting (lbs.): 15-18 Lifting: 2 Bending: 2
Pushing and/or Pulling Loads: 1 Reaching Overhead: 1 Kneeling or Squatting: 1
Climbing Ladders: 0 Climbing Stairs: 2

NON-DISCRIMINATION: Clayton Valley Charter High School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, ancestry, political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, disability, medical condition, national origin, or mental or physical handicap in any of its policies or procedures related to admissions, employment, educational services, programs or activities.