Speech & Language Pathologist

Title Speech & Language Pathologist
Program or Department Vanguard - Clinical Services
Position Type One FT position and 2 Long-term Substitute positions are available
Work Schedule Monday to Friday, 7:45AM to 3:45PM
Reports To

Director of Clinical Services
Position Summary

Celebrate differences, share ideas, and love what you do! 

Updated 12/22/2017:  The Vanguard School has one full-time, 10 month opening AND two full-time, temporary openings for Speech & Language Pathologists.  The full-time opening begins in early February, 2018 and the temporary assignments begin in March, 2018 and continue through the end of the 2017-2018 School Year.  Summer work hours are also available for our 5-week summer ESY program (6/25/18 to 8/3/18).

If you are a responsible, patient, caring individual with experience in a special education setting, we want to hear from you!  Ideally, you should have some experience working with students diagnosed with autism,  neurological impairments and/or emotional disorders, familiarity with the RR and IEP process is a plus.

Our team of speech & language pathologists provide students with services that promote improvement in receptive and expressive language skills, speech intelligibility, non-verbal communication skills, written language skills and socialization. They work in close collaboration with the classroom teacher and therapists from other disciplines to offer an integrated teaching and treatment approach in implementing the IEP.  

School year hours are 7:45am to 3:45pm, Monday to Friday.  Our Spring Break is 3/26 to 4/2.

Summer ESY hours are 8:30am to 3:30pm, Monday to Friday. 

Position Requirements
  1. Master's degree in Communicative Disorders, Speech and Hearing Impaired, Speech Pathology, or any related degree in the field of speech/language.
  2. Current certification in Speech/Language Impaired from the PA Department of Education (or eligibility for an emergency permit).
  3. Experience working as a Speech/Language therapist within a special education program. 
  4. Certification of Clinical Competency in Speech/Language Pathology is preferred.
  5. Ability to engage intellectually and physically in all components of the educational process
  6. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with all constituents (administrators, colleagues, students, parents, and others)
  7. Knowledge of correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.  Ability to use computers and perform clerical skills at a proficient level.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities
  1. Performs formal evaluations and clinical observations of students to determine the type and frequency of speech and language services needed.
  2. Provides individual and group therapy for those students identified as needing educational/therapeutic intervention in order to facilitate success in the classroom.
  3. Develops and teaches compensatory strategies. 
  4. In addition to providing individual and group therapy, may provide support in the classroom and on field trips to reinforce and generalize communication skills in the community.
  5. Develops and monitors appropriate and measurable goals and objectives for each student receiving speech/language services. Evaluates students' progress in achieving these goals and objectives on a quarterly basis. 
  6. Maintains up to date documentation pertaining to a student’s attendance and progress in speech therapy.
  7. As a contributing member of the multi-disciplinary team, attends and actively participates in planning meetings, review meetings, and parent-teacher conferences.
  8. Provides consultation and training to teachers and staff on how to implement individual and/or classroom speech/language programs.
  9. Follows the guidelines for ethical behavior and professional standards of cares outlined by the American Speech and Hearing Association and the Department of Education for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  10. Maintains personal knowledge base of diagnoses and treatment pertaining to those speech and language disorders applicable to assigned students through continuing education activities and participation in professional organizations and conferences.
  11. Attends and actively participates in all faculty meetings, in-service meetings, and other meetings as required.
  12. Maintains proper certification for assignment and remains educationally informed in all related areas including PDE regulations and state/national standards through continued professional study and attending workshops and conferences.
  13. Performs related duties, special assignments and projects as assigned.
To apply for this position, interested applicants should e-mail their Cover Letter with Salary Expectations and Resume to jobs@vfes.net.