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Speech Language Pathologist

Company: The Wonderful Company
Location: Delano
Posted on: June 19, 2022

Job Description:

Wonderful College Prep AcademyThe RoleWho We Are: Wonderful College Prep Academy is a charter network in California's Central Valley committed to providing a world-class education for all students. The Academy's mission is to graduate students prepared to earn a college degree and to put them on a promising career path for life. We believe this begins with a nurturing, engaging, community-centered school environment where students develop a strong and well-rounded academic foundation. Ultimately, this will prepare generations of leaders in the Central Valley who are critical thinkers and life-long learners.The Academy's first school opened in Delano in 2009, serving students from across the Central Valley in grades 6-12. In 2016, we moved to our new, state-of-the-art college prep campus in Delano, and in the Fall of 2017, added an elementary school in Delano and opened a second charter school in Lost Hills. In Delano, we serve over 1,800 students in grades TK-12, while in Lost Hills, we serve almost 400 students in grades K-9 and will grow to serve students through 12th grade over the next four years.Our fully equipped science labs and makerspaces ensure students of all grades engage in hands-on learning with access to state-of-the-art technology. Our comprehensive art, music, and athletic programs provide students with the opportunity to pursue passions outside of academics, and we prioritize health and wellness as a critical life skill from outdoor classes in learning gardens and our farm-to-table cafeterias, to our on-campus student health centers. The Academy aims to provide every opportunity for our students that often is not found in public or charter schools, including the ability to graduate from high school with a free Associate Degree. In addition, all graduates are eligible to earn a four-year renewable college scholarship through the generous support of Lynda and Stewart Resnick.We seek thoughtful, inclusive, skilled communicators, and creative problem-solvers who value continuous learning and who are excited to serve our students and families. Now is the time to join a team making enduring change within the Central Valley of California and beyond.Wonderful College Prep Academy has a unique partnership with the Wonderful Company. Click here to learn more about the Wonderful Company's other great philanthropic partnerships.A day in the life at Wonderful:The position is responsible for providing speech/language services to meet the individual needs of students with oral communication and speech/language impairments. The position is responsible for screening and assessment; goal development; and planning/implementing appropriate speech and language treatment services to maximize student learning.Essential Job Functions:

  • Shared Vision: Supports a vision of excellence for all students, with an urgency to maximize every opportunity necessary to achieve ambitious student outcomes
  • Culture of Excellence: Fosters a safe, culturally responsive and nurturing community where students love learning and are excited to attend school daily
  • Teaching and Learning: Creates powerfully engaging experiences aligned to our academic model, and designed to accelerate student learning and achievement
  • Data & Assessment: Regularly engages in individual student case management, by proactively making data-driven decisions
  • Innovation: Develops and executes innovative teaching and learning strategies to ensure a world-class and well-rounded education.
  • Professional Growth: Committed to continuous growth, actively engages in professional development opportunities and contributes to our professional learning community
  • Community Outreach: Demonstrates commitment to the community by communicating regularly with families and attending key community eventsYour contribution to Wonderful:
    • Experience working as a Speech Language Pathologist in a K-12 setting (1 year preferred)
    • Master's degree from an accredited college or university in Speech Language Pathology or Communicative Disorders
    • CF Eligibility Clinical Fellow
    • Valid Clinical Credential from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing in Language, Speech and Hearing OR a California License as a Speech Language Pathologist
    • Relate positively to children and instill in them a desire to improve.
    • Relate positively to parents, school personnel, and other professional people.
    • Demonstrate personality characteristics that enhance effectiveness in a school setting.
    • Communicate effectively and use appropriate professional language skills in writing and speaking.
    • Demonstrate a positive attitude and desire to improve professional knowledge and competence.
    • Technology skills that allow the clinician to write web-based IEPs
    • COVID vaccination will be required for this position unless candidate has a legally valid exemption.Skills and Traits:
      • Determines student's needs based on assessment provided by the student's school or outside agencies.
      • Conducts formal and/or informal assessments necessary to develop an appropriate diagnostic-prescriptive program.
      • Conveys pertinent information to appropriate personnel, including referrals to community agencies.
      • Determines if students are eligible for services in the areas of articulation/phonology, abnormal voice, fluency, and language.
      • Provides written reports for parents and applicable personnel after assessment is completed.
      • Develops and implements an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
      • Reviews IEPs at least annually.
      • Writes progress reports.
      • Provides information and assistance to parents.
      • Schedules and provides individual and/or group therapy as determined by the IEP team.
      • Meets and confers with administrators and teachers about methods and techniques for dealing with special problems and modifying education programs for speech/language/hearing problems.
      • Arranges necessary materials and equipment for speech therapy activities.
      • Assumes responsibility for implementation of Standard School District policies, State Department of Education regulations, and Federal regulations related to speech and language therapy services.
      • Pursues professional growth through conferences, workshops, and coursework.LocationDelano, CAPerksWonderful's dedication to you:
        • Free access to the Wonderful Wellness Clinic
        • Free access to the Wonderful Fitness Center
        • Company paid health/vision/dental for self
        • Voluntary 403bQuality of Life in the Central Valley:Framed by the Sierra Nevada to the east and the Coast Ranges to the west, California's Central Valley is one of the world's most productive agricultural regions and the base of The Wonderful Company's agricultural operations. This vast area enjoys a moderate climate and offers residents a high quality of life, low cost of living, and a host of diverse cultural and recreational activities. From wine tasting and hiking to rafting, fishing, skiing, and surfing -- all within a two-hour drive -- the family-friendly Central Valley has much to offer.Wonderful College Prep Academy is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.Please click here to view our Privacy Notice.

Keywords: The Wonderful Company, Delano , Speech Language Pathologist, Healthcare , Delano, California

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