Job Details

Requisition Number 18-0744
Post Date 12/4/2018
Title Speech Language Pathologist I
City Home- based
State WA
Description

Company Summary:

Founded in 2001, Connections Education is a leading provider of high-quality, highly accountable online education solutions for schools, school districts, and students in grades K–12. We serve  families and schools with a variety of digital learning and online school solutions including Connections Academy, International Connections Academy, and Pearson Connexus. In 2017, Connections Education supported full-time online and blended programs  to 65,000 students across the U.S. and abroad, and delivered online courses to over 340,000 students. In total, over 400,000 students in the U.S. and 48 countries participated in online learning with Connections Education in 2017. Connections Education is based in Columbia, Maryland and was named a “Top Workplace” by the Baltimore Sun for the third consecutive year and a 2013 “Best Place to Work” by Baltimore magazine. Regularly recognized for its outstanding curriculum and leadership, Connections Education is committed to expanding quality education through technology, and helping students achieve both academic and personal success. Connections Education is part of the global education company, Pearson.

 

Position Summary:

Working from his/her home, the Speech Language Pathologist I will provide virtual speech therapy to students K-12 throughout various Connections Academy schools. He/she will connect with students using webcams and web conferencing software, while using the company's online Education Management System to manage his/her caseload and minimize paperwork.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide high quality speech language services to assigned students while supporting program implementation.

 

General Responsibilities:

  • Planning and implementing individual and group therapy in a virtual environment;
  • Be an expert on assigned school and state specific policies and procedures for implementing LiveSpeech services;
  • Maintain a positive working relationship between the LiveSpeech team, and the schools and programs he/she is serving;
  • Analyze pertinent and a variety of reports to maintain compliance;
  • Maintain a high level of communication with the leadership team and school staff;
  • Timely and complete documentation of therapeutic interventions;
  • Conduct screenings and formal and informal evaluation of all students’ communication needs;
  • Communicate regularly with parents/learning coaches of students with speech/language needs as well as school special education staff to insure that their IEP goals are being met, and that their needs are addressed in a timely and appropriate fashion;
  • Consult with teachers and coordinate the implementation of specially designed instruction as defined in the IEP regarding students with speech/language needs and potential learning issues;
  • Special Education case management of select students whose only special education need is speech therapy; this will include scheduling, organizing and conducting IEP related meetings in a virtual environment, as needed;
  • Assist, as needed, with the organization and proper implementation of all paperwork, documentation and procedures for the IEP process for select students;
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date data in the company’s Education Management System and special education software; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Connections Education is focused on providing a flexible work environment to its employees, including the ability to work from home on a regular basis in most positions.  We believe that flexibility in work/life balance is a critical part of our culture and employee satisfaction, and we are proud to provide to our employees the ability to work from anywhere, anytime.  In exchange, we require that employees have the appropriate means to work remotely, including adherence to our work at home policies regarding home office setup, including but not limited to privacy of records, technology standards, equipment standards and expectations.  

The following equipment will be provided to you by the company as a full-time employee:

  • Laptop
  • 2nd monitor
  • Webcam
  • Headset

The following equipment will need to be provided by you, as the employee, when working from home:

  • Mouse (required)
  • Keyboard (required)
Requirements
  • MA or MS in Speech Language Pathology and ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence
  • Valid state and/or Department of Education Licensure in Speech Pathology
  • 2+ years experience in K-12 school setting
  • Strong technology skills
  • High degree of flexibility and ability to work independently
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

Capabilities:

  • Customer Centric – Acts with a strong customer mindset (both internal and external) and is a visible advocate for the customer. Builds strong relationships with customers and uses those to improve their experience and outcomes.
  • Communications - A great communicator who engages teams and stakeholders with thoughtful delivery and messages that resonate.
  • Works well in a matrix - Models collaboration, solves problems with peers, builds trust and support.
  • Takes personal responsibility – Can be relied on to complete tasks timely and well, demonstrates “ownership” regardless of the outcome, proactive in exploring and exploiting new opportunities.

Behaviors:

  • High level of integrity and transparency;
  • High degree of flexibility;
  • Positive attitude;
  • Evidence of a strong work ethic;
  • Demonstrated team player;
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