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Speech Pathologist in Washington, DC at DynCorp International LLC

Date Posted: 3/4/2019

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Job Description

Job Summary
The School Speech Pathologist is responsible for providing reduction, remediation, or elimination of speech and language impairments which interfere with the individual student’s ability to benefit the school’s instructional program.
Principal Accountabilities
(Typical duties include the following, although specific duties vary by assignment or contract.)
  • Maintains a classroom environment conducive to learning while teaching assigned subject or class according to adopted curricula and standards.
  • Performs all duties required to provide speech/language services to the pre-school, the elementary school, and the junior/senior high school.
  • Responsible for intake testing for articulation and language disorders. 
  • Prepares goals and objectives for students requiring services and maintain speech/language records for students.
  • Develops individual education plan (IEP) for each student requiring services.
  • Reviews IEP progress with students, parents, and other teachers.
  • Monitors students' progress and adjust treatments accordingly.
  • Writes reports and maintain proper documentation of information to include evaluation, treatment, progress, and discharge.
  • Participates in and write reports for meetings regarding students' progress.
  • Evaluates hearing or speech and language test results, medical, and background information to diagnose and plan treatment for speech, language, fluency, voice, or swallowing disorders.
  • Coordinates with other school personnel to assure all speech/language implications are understood.
  • Serves as a member of the child study committee for each school.
  • Maintains positive relationships with each student.
  • Maintains classroom atmosphere conducive to learning.
  • Participates in professional development activities as necessary to maintain licensure.
  • Performs instruction in the classroom commensurate with the school’s stated philosophy, objectives and purposes.
  • Cognizant of all rules and regulations in school handbooks.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Human relation skills of the highest order are required to meet the needs of a diverse population.
  • Requires initiative, perception and a broad knowledge of human behavior to understand the learning style of the individual students.
  • Requires solid pedagogy in educational planning, instructional delivery, classroom management, and assessment.
  • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Must have active listening skills.
  • Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
  • Demonstrated ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

Job Requirements

  • Zero (0) to two (2) years’ experience teaching in an accredited school system.
  • Experience of three (3) years teaching in an accredited school system preferred
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in a related discipline.

Physical Requirements/Working Environment

  • Position will be assigned to overseas locations where living and working conditions at assignment location could be remote and uncomfortable, with long hours, exposure to weather, dust, and hazardous/harsh conditions. Occasional stateside travel.