Speech and Language Pathologist Assistant

Teachers at Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School (PVPA) provide students with a supportive and challenging environment that is responsive to multiple learning styles, emphasizes learning through the arts, and integrates critical and creative thinking throughout the curriculum. Since 1996, PVPA has prepared students for higher education by employing a rigorous, standards-based curriculum in a nurturing and collaborative environment.

PVPA has an opportunity for a dynamic Speech and Language Pathologist Assistant beginning in August 2019 for the 2019-20 school year. We are looking for a reflective practitioner who enjoys working with middle school and high school students and collaborating with colleagues.


  • Under the direction and clinical supervision of a speech-language pathologist (SLP), the speech-language assistant provides speech-language services to students with individualized education programs.
  • Collaborates with the SLP supervisor on evidence based interventions to help students achieve their speech-language goals and objectives on their IEPs.
  • Collaborates with the SLP supervisor regarding information on students’ IEPs.
  • Provides screening to identify students with suspected speech-language disabilities.
  • Keeps progress and tracking data using qualitative and quantitative information for individual students receiving speech-language services.
  • In collaboration with the SLP, maintains a list of students’ names on the speech-language caseload as well as those students who are screened and eligible for speech-language services.
  • Keeps track of and inventories speech-language intervention materials in the school.
  • Logs therapy services.
  • Provides progress reports in collaboration with the SLP.
  • Works collaboratively with the Director of Student Services and Special Education Teams for students on caseload


  • Bachelor's degree in speech-language pathology.
  • State License as a speech-language assistant through the Commonwealth of MA.
  • Pediatric and/or school experience

Pay Structure: Hourly - 16 hours/week average @ $19.00

Supervised by: Director of Student Services and SLP Consultant

Calendar: 10 months - School year


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At PVPA, we work to provide all students with an education that enables them to be contributing members of a multiethnic, multicultural society. We strive to ensure that our community of students, families and staff share the responsibility of creating a caring environment in which learning and equitable treatment can occur. Please describe any personal background, training, work or other experience that you feel would help us in achieving this goal. PLEASE SUBMIT THIS AS AN ATTACHEMENT.

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Please apply to job # 3149832 at schoolspring.com

EOE: The Board of Trustees of Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School (PVPA)subscribes to the fullest extent to the principle of the dignity of all people and of their labors and will take action to ensure that any individual within PVPA who is responsible for hiring and/or personnel supervision understands that applicants are employed, assigned and promoted without regard to their race, creed, color, age, gender identity or gender expression, veteran status, disability, national origin or sexual orientation. Every available opportunity will be taken in order to assure that each applicant for a position is selected on the basis of qualifications, merit and ability.