Summary

Elementary School Teaching | K-12 | Available: Fall 2024 | Closing: Open until filled

Description

Speech Language Pathologist 
2024-25 School Year

The Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Public School is currently seeking an energetic Speech Language Pathologist who is passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of each student within our K-12 community. Situated in central Minnesota, our small school is conveniently located, being just an hour’s drive from St. Cloud, two hours from the Twin Cities, 30 minutes from Alexandria, and three hours from Duluth. Nestled amidst area lakes, parks, and boasting one of the last Drive-In Movie theaters in Minnesota, our school embraces a diverse community, including individuals of European, Mexican, Caribbean, and various other nationalities. Notably, fifty-two percent of our student population identifies as Hispanic, and we are proud to be home to an active Amish population in Todd County, serving the communities of Grey Eagle, Burtrum, and Long Prairie.

Our district is committed to supporting students at every stage of their educational journey. Positive Behavior Interventions have been successfully implemented in both the elementary and secondary schools. Our staff includes a teaching coach and a data specialist, dedicated to enhancing individual teacher capabilities and providing additional support to our students. Furthermore, our robust English Language Learner program consistently exceeds state averages in achieving language goals for students. To extend learning beyond the traditional school day, we offer comprehensive after-school and summer school programming. We believe in more than just teaching; we are creating significant opportunities for our students.

In our district, we prioritize quality professional development and mentoring for our staff. Periodic staff development days offer essential training and work time between quarters. Equipped with one-to-one student devices, our dedicated team includes a technology coordinator, tech assistant, and part-time technology integrationist. Our comprehensive community and 21st-century education programs offer enrichment activities, classes, and opportunities for students both before and after school. We extend after-school and summer programming to all students in our district and collaborate with local mental health providers to provide additional support to students and adults alike. Valuing a holistic approach to education, we seek team members who share our commitment to teaching the whole child.

If you are eager to join our dynamic team and explore the opportunities central Minnesota has to offer, we invite you to review our detailed job description below.

Position Purpose 
Under the general supervision of the School Principal, to maximize the learning experience of students with special needs, in academics, interpersonal skills and activities of daily living by implementing district approved curriculum; documenting teaching and student progress/activities, outcomes; addressing students’ specific needs; providing a safe and optimal learning environment.¬†Providing speech and language therapy for students with special education services including speech, language, voice, influency and neurogenic swallowing disorders and communication impairments.¬† Responsible for implementing Individual Education Plans (IEPs) in accordance with due process rights of students.¬†

For Information contact:

Daniel Ludvigson, Superintendent
320.732.2194 ext 2855
dludvigson@lpge.k12.mn.us

Tammy Cebulla-Elementary Principal
320.732.2194 ext 3001
tcebulla@lpge.k12.mn.us

Barton Rud-Secondary Principal
320.732.2194 ext 1031
brud@lpge.k12.mn.us
  
Essential Functions 

  • Provides students specific direct and indirect speech therapy services as determined in the IEP.¬† Conducts appropriate speech therapy screening, evaluation, and intervention services to support students with disabilities who are referred by school personnel and parents.¬† Follows departmental and state guidelines for providing screening, evaluation, and intervention services for children with disabilities including maintaining compliance with due process requirements, professional peer review and administrative review policies;
  • Effectively communicates with district personnel, students, caseworkers, parents, etc.¬† Participates in meetings as requested.¬† Serves as a liaison with the medical community and agencies on student issues related to speech therapy services.¬† Supports parents of children with disabilities to understand the role of speech therapy services in school.¬† Accesses school and community resources;
  • Consults with classroom teachers, staff, outside therapy agencies and parents regarding communication programs and student performance;¬†
  • Plans, develops and implements therapeutic materials and activities, such as symbols, communication systems, communication notebooks and instructional and social skills activities, consistent with the student’s IEP.
  • Conducts assessments, testing and diagnostic examinations of students for the purpose of identifying learning issues, and recommending courses of action or corrective procedures to overcome issues and maximize learning.¬†
  • Participates in PPT’s and assists in developing Individual Educational Plans (“IEP”) for students.¬†
  • Coordinates with outside agencies, organizations and institutions, including state and federal authorities as needed.
  • Coordinates with administrators and other teaching staff members to ascertain individual student’s abilities and needs, including students with special needs, and to familiarize stakeholders with social work services.¬†
  • Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research, and by maintaining professional relationships with members of institutions of higher learning and the business community.¬†
  • Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping and providing student information to prospective colleges and employers, as required by district procedures and applicable laws.¬†
  • Encourages parental involvement in students’ education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.¬†
  • Selects and requisitions appropriate books, aids and other supplies and equipment and maintains inventory records.¬†

 

Additional Duties 

  • Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.¬†

  Note:  The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility. 

  
Equipment 

  • Uses standard office equipment such as personal computers, printer, copy and fax machines, and telephone.¬†

 

Travel Requirements 

  • Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.¬†

  

Skills, Knowledge, Abilities 

  • Knowledge of Special Education principles, theories, testing, methods, etc. as well as proven methods of maximizing the educational experience of students with special needs.¬†
  • Knowledge of differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles.¬†¬†
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.¬†
  • Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed.¬†
  • Ability to organize and coordinate work.¬†
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents.¬†
  • Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.¬†
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.¬†

 

Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards 

Р Works in standard office and school building environments. 

Qualifications Profile 

Certification/License: 

Degree in Speech Language Pathology/Licensure

– ¬†Motor Vehicle Operator’s License or ability to provide own transportation.¬†

 

  

FLSA Status: Exempt