Speech and Language Pathologist Substitute - Leave Coverage (CES)

Speech & Language Pathologist Substitute (Leave Coverage) - Chatham Elementary School
Valid Illinois Professional Educator License with a Speech-Language Pathologist or Speech-Language Pathologist (Non-Teaching) endorsement
Effective oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to read, learn and interpret rules and regulations
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
Ability to establish rapport with students, parents and staff
JOB GOAL: Provides a positive, safe and academically challenging learning environment for all students through the use of district approved curriculum.
PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: Listed below but not limited to:
Planning and Preparation:
Plans long-range lessons, units and projects consistent with the established curriculum as defined by law and the learning objectives of the school district
Uses the available materials and equipment
Remains current in research as it applies to both subject matter and pedagogy
Understands the typical developmental characteristics of the age group, as well as exceptions to the general patterns
Seeks and applies opportunities for collaboration to enhance instruction and student learning
Has a predetermined plan to assess whether presented material is understood using a variety of assessment techniques and uses the results to plan for future instruction of students
Schedules interventions using a variety of service delivery models, including classroom intervention, consultation/collaboration and pull-out as appropriate to meet student needs in the least restrictive environment
Meets with related school personnel to coordinate specific objectives for individualized educational programs
Plans evidence-based interventions appropriate for individual students and groups of students
Classroom Environment:
Enforces classroom and school rules or procedures, Board policies and regulations
Responds to misbehavior appropriately while respecting student dignity
Provides a safe classroom where learning is equally accessible to all students
Implements a classroom routine which students understand
Takes necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities
Establishes a climate enabling students to work without being disturbed by others
Facilitates smooth and efficient classroom operation by providing the availability, distribution, collection and organization of materials and supplies
Is fair and impartial in dealing with students
Handles classroom problems and is willing to seek supportive help
Delivery of Service:
Demonstrates competency of communication skills and communication disorders
Differentiates treatment to meet the needs of all students
Conducts speech, language and hearing screenings
Administers formal and informal (ongoing & curriculum-based) assessments
Analyzes and interprets information to make recommendations regarding the need for speech-language services
Revises plans on an ongoing basis, considering student's needs, ability levels and interests
Uses evidence-based methods and techniques appropriate to stated objectives
Provides clear directions and explains assignments
Uses a wide variety of oral and written questioning techniques
Includes activities/questions that require higher levels of thinking
Moves about during the lesson to establish, maintain or re-establish pupil involvement
Uses available technology resources that are suitable to the instructional goals and engage students
Achieves a balance of teacher vs. student-centered activities appropriate to the grade level and subject matter being taught
Facilitates a smooth transition from one activity to another by individuals or groups
Monitors the progress of students in the curriculum
Provides opportunity for each pupil to participate in a given activity
Supports and accepts pupil ideas and responses
Allows for creative or artistic expression as well as verbal participation
Strives to secure and maintain pupils' attention.
Provides feedback to students that is timely and of high quality
Professional Responsibilities:
Attends required meetings, special education meetings and school activities
Is in attendance on a regular basis
Maintains and submits records as required
Promptly communicates with principal, special education coordinator and/or parent when necessary
Reflects on lessons assessing the effectiveness and the extent to which instructional outcomes were achieved
Provides information to families, as appropriate, about the instructional program
Communicates with families about student progress and is available as needed to respond to family concerns
Communicates with parents through newsletters following administrative guidelines
Maintains relationships with colleagues that are characterized by mutual support and cooperation
Seeks out opportunities for professional development to enhance content knowledge and pedagogical skill
Displays high standards of honesty, integrity and confidentiality in interactions with colleagues, students, and the public
Implements and maintains a teacher web page
Complies with school and district regulations
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Salary and work year in accordance with recommendations established by the Superintendent of Schools and Certified School Business Official.
Mental Demands: calculating, comparing, evaluating, interpreting, organizing, consulting, analyzing, planning, documenting, specifying, coordinating, implementing, and presenting.
Physical Demands: standing, walking, sitting for extended periods of time, finger dexterity, talking, hearing and visual acuity, ability to read and write, typing skills, ability to speak and understand the English language.
Environmental Conditions: inside, working around objects, working with children and school personnel.
EVALUATION: The basis of the evaluation will be the extent to which the performance responsibilities of the job are successfully handled and the extent to which yearly action plans and job goals are met (as applicable).
SELECTION PROCESS: Applicant qualifications will be reviewed by administration. If selected for the interview process, applicants will be contacted via phone and / or email.
The above job description reflects the general requirements necessary to describe the principle functions or responsibilities of the job identified and shall not be interpreted as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job, either at present or in the future and may be amended by the Board of Education as appropriate.

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