• Speech and Language Clinician - Birth to Age 3

    Spring Lake Park School District 16
    Job Description

    About Spring Lake Park Schools:
    Welcome to Spring Lake Park Schools! We are a vibrant school community serving about 5,800 students from the suburbs of Blaine, Fridley and Spring Lake Park, in the northern Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. Our district purpose -- “High expectations, high achievement for all. No excuses” – provides our focus to meet the unique and varied needs of each student. 
    Spring Lake Park Schools is recognized for our commitment to personalized learning, creating a culture of innovation and creativity through human-centered design thinking. We are working to create a system – a culture with a methodology and set of processes – where teachers and staff have the freedom, flexibility and invitation to design new ways of learning centered around deepening student engagement to continuously improve student success.
    Program Information:

    This position will work with early childhood students and their families in our birth to age 3 program, primarily going into students' homes to service students.  The clinicial will also service students in our Discovery Days daycare program, located at our District Services Center, where this position is officed.

    Position Overview:

    The ideal candidate will provide excellent instruction and case management skills to students with speech/language and other types of disabilities.  This includes:

    • providing direct instruction to students;
    • providing consultation to school staff and parents;
    • working collaboratively with school staff and family homes, while managing all aspects of due process procedures and mandates.

    The successful candidate will be an individual who …

    • is committed to providing an equitable learning environment;
    • can effectively meet school, student, and program needs;
    • maintain confidentiality;
    • is competent in use of computers and other technology equipment;
    • has ability to act in a leadership role and independently initiate and follow through on tasks under minimal supervision; and
    • can demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills in working with students, families, and community representatives and in collaborating with school personnel.

    … firmly believes...

    • all students can and will learn, and that their learning can be directly influenced by focusing on factors over which we have control;
    • in the need to work in partnership with staff to continuously improve practices to enhance student and family engagement, creating the conditions for equity, excellence and student success; and
    • in personalizing learning for students, meeting academic, social, and emotional needs and aspirations so that each student feels valued and has a sense of belonging,leading to academic success.

    Essential Functions:

    Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all expected functions and duties performed. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following...
    • implement and maintain school programs and services for students with disabilities;
    • assess students' developmental, cognitive and social needs and provides developmentally appropriate instruction to meet those needs;
    • act as a liaison between the students, family, community, and the school;
    • work effectively with an interdisciplinary team and have the ability to work independently;
    • work with school staff to provide academic and behavior support to classroom teachers;
    • case manage and maintain appropriate due process files;
    • participate in and provide information for team meetings related to school programs and student services;
    • use technology skills to organize and deliver school programs and student services;
    • meet the District's standards for employee performance and attendance;
    • participate in staff development/professional growth activities relevant to position, responsibilities and school improvement plans; and
    • perform related duties as assigned/requested.


    Necessary qualifications include...
    • a M.A./M.S. or Ph.D. degree;
    • current Minnesota State Licensure in Speech Language Pathology; 
    • creative planning and organizational skills, and
    • highly effective interpersonal skills. 


    Highly competitive salary and benefit package for the region.
    How to Apply:

    • Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Position will remain open until filled.
    • Individuals who wish to be considered for this position must apply online at https://www.applitrack.com/district16/onlineapp/default.aspx.
    • Only qualified and appropriately licensed individuals will be considered for an interview.

    For any inquiries or questions regarding the position, please contact Sarah Byrdziak, Student Services Management Assistant, at sbyrdz@district16.org or 763-600-5081.

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