The Anglo-American School of Moscow, chartered by the USA, UK & Canadian Embassies in Moscow, Russia
December 20, 2017
54900.00 - 70000.00
The Speech-Language Pathologist is a member of the Special Educational Needs (SEN) Department and reports directly to the SEN Coordinator and indirectly to the Director of Learning. S/he works closely with the School Principals, and collaborates with all administration, counselors, and the Admissions Office to support the Moscow and St. Petersburg campuses. This position may include up to 196 contracted work days/school year.
Plan and provide direct therapy to students with speech, voice, fluency and/or language disorders.
Assess students and provide therapeutic intervention to eliminate or reduce problems or impairments that interfere with student’s ability to derive full benefit from educational program.
Work as a collaborative member of the Special Educational Needs (SEN) Department to support students, parents and colleagues.
Program Management/Service Delivery
Assess students with speech and/or language disorders and work with a team to determine eligibility for services.
Plan and provide appropriate individual and group therapy to students consistent with speech/language goals contained in Individualized Learning Plans (ILP) or on an intervention basis as determined by the Child Study Team process.
Utilize a movement-based (vestibular) approach to language development, and a proprioceptive approach to oral praxis.
Work collaboratively with the Occupational Therapy team to co-treat students consistent with speech/language and sensory goals.
Write, deliver, and report on progress made toward ILPs.
Communicate outcomes from therapy sessions, as appropriate, to all stakeholders.
Actively participate in Child Study Team/Student Concerns meetings regarding interpretation of assessment data, appropriate placement, and goal setting for students with speech and/or language disorders.
Evaluate student progress and work with a team to determine readiness for termination of therapy services.
Counsel and involve parents in the support process.
Collaborate with classroom teachers to plan and implement classroom-based activities to improve communication skills of students.
Provide staff development to assist school personnel in the identification and understanding of students with communication deficits.
Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required.
School Improvement & Professional Growth and Development
Develop and coordinate a continuing evaluation of the speech/language program and work collaboratively to implement changes based on the findings.
Assist in the selection of materials, equipment, and other instructional material.
Develop needed professional skills appropriate to job assignment.
Assess and respond to needs related to job responsibilities.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of this position.
Required Education and Experience
Master’s Degree in speech-language pathology from an accredited college or university .
Certificate of Clinical Competency preferred
Educational background and/or experience working with children with sensory integration needs; experience working alongside a Sensory Integration Occupational Therapist
Strong foundation in neuromuscular development
Skill in the use of tests and measurements for assessing speech-language disorders
Knowledge of evaluation, habilitation, and rehabilitation of speech, language, and hearing disorders .
Minimum of two years clinical speech language pathology experience preferred in a variety of settings
Experience working on interdisciplinary teams and with co-treating students with varying needs
International experience preferred
Commitment to being an integral part of the AAS learning community
Dedication to being a reflective practitioner
Collegial and cooperative relationships with colleagues
Experience and willingness to lead co-curricular activities
High energy and good health
Flexibility and a sense of humor
Must meet visa eligibility requirements
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: -World-Wide Medical, Dental coverage, Optometry Insurance
-Professional Development Allowance:
-$1,500 per year
-Up to $1,000 reimbursement for purchase of a primary working device as part of our “bring your own device” (BYOD) technology initiative, according to program parameters (once/three years)
-Professional Development Grant program- after two years of full-time service, up to $10,000 available, according to program requirements
-Retirement - 7, 8, 9 or 10% of the base salary (dependent upon teacher contribution) contributed directly to an account in your name offered through school-approved plans
-Educational Allowance - $1,500 - $4,000 added to salary based on post B A studies
-Stipends - additional amounts are paid for special educational and extended extracurricular activities and programs, including:
oAfter School Program, Wellness Program Instructors - $32.25 per hour, rate re-calculated annually
oDepartment Head & Educational Leadership Stipends
-Initial travel – one way ticket to Moscow at beginning of contract for employee & authorized dependent(s)
-Housing – including basic utilities and high-speed internet in furnished apartments maintained by the school
-Travel Allowance – an annual travel allowance of $2,500/person
About The Anglo-American School of Moscow, chartered by the USA, UK & Canadian Embassies in Moscow, Russia
AAS is an independent, coeducational, English-language day school offering an educational program from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. The school is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the Council of International Schools and the International Baccalaureate Organization. AAS is chartered by the American, British and Canadian Embassies in Moscow and provide...s education in English. At AAS, students from more than 60 countries learn and play together. Our Moscow campus serves 1170 students, while our St. Petersburg campus serves 170 students.AAS offers a unique professional experience in a warm, supportive and internationally diverse environment. We strive to help our students, faculty, and staff reach their greatest potential, to meet high professional and personal standards and to contribute to the vitality of the School.We offer a highly competitive salary and benefits package.