Speech-Language Therapist / Pathologist - Joplin Schools
Position: Speech-Language Therapist / Pathologist
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Speech Language Pathologist
Job Location: Joplin Schools
Beginning: Aug 19, 2020
Deadline: Feb 03, 2020**
District: Joplin Schools
Joplin, MO 64802
Telephone: 417-625-5200
Job Description:
*Apply online: https://joplin.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx

Position:                       Speech Language Pathologist
Term:                           9 Months
Classification:             Certified/Exempt
Reports to:                  Principal
If you are a positive and confident Speech Language Pathologist looking for a dynamic career opportunity with an innovative and highly respected educational organization, join the Joplin School district! We are seeking a self-motivated and friendly Speech Language Pathologist to provide services to students throughout our district. You will develop Individual Education Programs (IEPs), interventions and educational materials to minimize the adverse impact of communication disorders, in accordance with state and federal regulations. As a Speech Language Pathologist with Joplin, you must possess excellent written communication skills, to develop IEPs and document student progress and superb verbal communication skills to facilitate collaboration with fellow educators, administrators and parents as well as supervise speech therapist implementers. You also must be able to work independently and be accountable for your work.
  • Valid MO Teaching Certificate
  • Bachelor’s Degree, required, Master’s Degree, preferred
Additional requirements for the Speech Language Pathologist include:
  • Master’s degree or higher in Speech Language Pathology
  • CCC or CFY eligible
  • No experience required; experience working with students with autism, multiple disabilities and moderate to severe cognitive disabilities preferred
  • Ability to assess, analyze and remediate identified communication disorders, including articulation, voice, fluency, language and processing
  • Wide knowledge base incorporating evidence-based practices
  • Ability to drive to various school building locations based on your caseload
General Expectations:
  • Supports the mission of Joplin Schools.
  • Supports the value of education.
  • Complies with the privacy rights of students.
  • Safeguards confidential and/or sensitive information.
  • Communicates effectively with all the members of the school district and community.
  • Provides excellence in customer service both internally and externally.
  • Reacts to change productively.
  • Keeps abreast of new information, innovative ideas and techniques.
  • Maintains accurate records and filing systems for accountability and audit purposes.
  • Ensures that all activities conform to district and state guidelines.
Essential Functions:
An individual who holds this position is required to:
  • Provide instruction to students
  • Create and implement a classroom disciplinary plan
  • Create lesson plans and activities to implement and supplement instruction
  • Participate in building, grade level and subject area committees
  • Participate in professional development activities
  • Maintain accurate student records including attendance, grades and discipline
  • Complete and submit forms and required reports in a timely manner
  • Communicate regularly with parents regarding progress and other educational concerns
  • Participate as a member of an IEP team, 504 team or other student assistance teams as requested
  • Implement special educational plans such as 504 plans, individual educational programs and individual health plans
  • Report suspected abuse, neglect, discrimination and harassments as directed by Board policy
  • Prepare lesson plans for use by a substitute teacher
Subject area teachers may have additional duties and responsibilities
Supervisory Duties
Supervise students at all times
Physical Demands
An individual who holds this position must have the ability to:
  • Speak and hear in an environment where numerous conversations and activities may be taking place simultaneously
  • Move around the classroom
  • Read handwritten or printed material

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.