- 2023-24 School Year
- FTE: 1.0 FTE
To Apply: Please complete the online application.
Location and School Description: River Grove is a public charter school serving students in grades K-6, located in the beautiful Wilder Forest. Our incredible campus setting, on 73 acres of wooded and lake property, is utilized on a daily basis to provide a unique learning program that emphasizes the outdoors and place-based learning. Project-based learning is incorporated in each classroom.
Address: 14189 Ostlund Trail North, Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047
Job Summary: Provide services to students with speech/language disabilities at the K-6th grade level, based on their identified Individual Education Program (IEP) needs and in collaboration with the IEP Team. Work in cooperation with other Speech Language Pathologists (SLP). Work involves providing direct instruction for students who qualify for speech services under the MN Special Education Speech Criteria. Serve as a member of the educational team by consulting and collaborating with other SLP, school staff and Special Education team regarding services to students. Additional duties include contributing to the comprehensive evaluation, developing IEPs and documenting services and progress. Work is performed under the direction of the Director of Special Education.
- Pre‐referral consultation to general and special education teachers.
- Comprehensive initial and reevaluations for all types of communication disabilities.
- Direct intervention services to students in the least restrictive environment (include classroom‐based service).
- Case management for students with speech‐language impairments only.
- Complete due process compliance, third‐party billing, program data collection, funding reports, etc.
- Prepare educational plans (IEP) and materials and update district forms.
- Implement appropriate methods for meeting and documenting educational objectives for each child.
- Document daily progress after every therapy session.
- Evaluate student performance through data collection and complete Special Education due process paperwork.
- Report progress related to goals.
- Participate in parent and teacher communication.
- Complete screenings.
- Engage in age-appropriate instructional strategies for students with speech services.
- Provide differentiated instruction in elementary school.
- Maintain therapy materials in an organized, clean and accessible manner.
- Communicate closely and encourage parental involvement regarding program goals, school functions and student progress.
- Attend weekly meetings and trainings, participate in regular planning and staff development activities.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Thorough knowledge of principles, practices and procedures of specialty area.
- Thorough knowledge of the principles and methodology of providing effective interventions and skills training for students.
- Thorough knowledge of the practices, methods and techniques used in the special education process for diagnostic and evaluative procedures
- Thorough knowledge of federal and state mandates and local procedures and regulations relating to special education program
- Thorough skill in the use of personal computers and related software packages, hardware and peripheral equipment.
- Excellent oral and written communications skills
- Ability to establish and maintain standards of behavior.
- Ability to maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, parents, students, administrators, community agencies and the general public.
- Must have a valid Minnesota Speech Language Pathologist license.
- Experience as a Speech Language Pathologist.
This position requires vocal communication, hearing, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, standing, walking, sitting, pushing, pulling, use of hands to grasp and feel, and vision abilities including close, distance, and adjusting focus. Lifting/moving required frequently up to 25 pounds and occasionally up to 40 pounds or more. Work occasionally requires exposure to bloodborne pathogens and is generally in a moderately noisy location. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
To Apply for this Opportunity:
- Complete the on-line application.
- Submit a resume and cover letter in Microsoft Word or .pdf format.
- References will be requested after the initial interview.