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Speech-Language Therapist

Position Information

St. Augustine Preparatory Academy is seeking candidates to fill the available part-time or full-time Speech-Language Therapist position (bilingual Spanish preferred) for the 2017-2018 school year.  Aug Prep is looking for an energetic, collaborative, and experienced speech-language pathologist to join our growing special education team. Experience with urban youth and the ability to utilize technology to engage and deepen learning for students are preferred. Under the direction of the director of special education, the speech therapist plans and provides for appropriate learning experiences for students with speech and language needs in a variety of educational settings and is responsible for all special education paperwork and meetings. The person in this position is responsible for creating a flexible program and learning environment that provides specialized instruction for students with speech and language disabilities, such that the students benefit from the general education curriculum to the greatest extent possible when supported with supplemental aides, accommodations, and other needed supports.

Job Description

St. Augustine Preparatory Academy is a new K4-12 non-denominational Christian School coming to Milwaukee’s South side at 2607 S. 5th Street in August of 2017.  The school will be a student-centered environment where young learners take ownership of their education not only in academics, but also physical health, creativity, and faith.  Our graduates will go on to achieve their highest potential and make our city, and ultimately the word, a better place.

School Vision: St. Augustine Preparatory Academy develops students to be tomorrow’s leaders.  They will be known by their strength of character, courage, intellect, impactful contributions and their faith and values.

School Mission:  We will develop the leaders of tomorrow by;

Providing exceptional Christian based education
Offering amuninterrupted K-12 educational experience
Educating the whole child – mind, bodyand soul
Maximizing the potential of each individual student through personalized instruction
Integrating family, faith, academics and athletics/arts
Emphasizing grit, persistence and personal responsibility
Offering a safe, stimulating and welcoming school environment

Reporting structures

Speech-Language Therapist will report to the Superintendent

Performance Responsibilities

These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

  • Providing high-quality direct speech-language therapy services to students according to students’ IEPs/504 plans.
  • Conducting assessments, analyzing results, and writing reports to determine strengths and concerns in areas of speech, voice, fluency, pragmatics, language, and oral motor skills.
  • Developing treatment plans (IEPs/504 plans) that are strength-based as well as child and family-centered for overall educational improvement.
  • Ensuring evaluations, treatment plans and service delivery are aligned with school, state, and federal guidelines.
  • Assisting and guiding teachers in observing, describing, and referring suspected and identified speech and language delays/disorders.
  • Consulting with teaching teams to develop and implement of curriculum modifications and appropriate classroom strategies such as visual supports, oral motor exercises, language strips, topics of conversation, and data collection.
  • Ensuring students’ skills are generalized across settings by collaborating with teaching teams and related service providers.
  • Completing treatment notes and progress reports in a timely manner and according to school policy.
  • Managing a detailed log of service provided and services missed due to student or therapist absences.
  • Documenting all aspects of work with students in Infinite Campus according to school guidelines.
  • Communicating and coordinating with the Director of Special Education to ensure school mission, philosophy, and procedures are embraced.
  • Designing and conducting professional development series starting at staff orientation and ending at the end of the school year.
  • Designing and conducting training for parents and families. Maintaining an inventory of materials, assessments, and supplies.
  • Maintaining appropriate, confidential, records and provide timely reports.
  • Keeping abreast of best practices in speech and language therapy and language development.
  • Engaging parents and families in their student's learning and acting as an ambassador for the school in the community.
  • Contributing productively to the school as a whole.
  • Attending and participating in school events outside of regular school hours.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • A belief in the ability of every child and a commitment to ensure excellence for each student.
  • Bachelor's Degree, with major or minor in Speech-Language Pathologist. Master’s of Speech-Language Pathologist a plus.
  • Have two years of related experience, preferably with preschool/elementary school-aged children.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of current best practices in the area of speech-language pathology.
  • Participating member of a local Church.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills; bilingual in Spanish preferred.
  • Skilled in strategic planning, project management, and organization development; able to balance a focus on big picture priorities while not losing sight of the annual goals and objectives.
  • Team player committed to the St. Augustine Preparatory mission and model.
  • Lastly and most important, the candidate must demonstrate and possess the highest integrity. and be able to live the values, beliefs, and culture of St. Augustine Prep.


Non-Discriminatory Policy

St. Augustine Preparatory Academy is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, national and ethnic origin or any other basis prohibited by law when hiring, promoting, establishing wages, or providing benefits.
As a faith-based institution based on biblical principles, St. Augustine Preparatory Academy hires employees who agree with the school's Mission Statement and Statement of Beliefs and adhere to biblical standards of conduct.


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