21-22 Speech/Language Clinician Applicant Pool

  • Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Madison, WI

Job Description

Do you want to be part of a district that is doing transformative work to ensure that every student graduates ready for college, career and community?
Do you want to join a team that is championing better experiences & outcomes for students of color?
Would you like to join a thriving urban school district that is committed to elevating you in your profession?

If so, the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) has much to offer you: a clear vision, a collaboratively-designed strategic framework, collaboration time, district support and excellent professional development opportunities. 

21-22 Speech/Language Clinician Applicant Pool

MMSD is seeking highly motivated and energetic teacher applicants for openings for the 2021-2022 school year. The Madison Metropolitan School District actively seeks and encourages women and candidates of color to apply. 

Becoming a Model School District

The Madison Metropolitan School District has a simple but bold vision - that every school will be a thriving school that prepares every student to graduate from high school ready for college, career and community. We know that vision doesn't come to life without the very best leaders throughout our district. Our strategy is captured is our strategic framework, and centers on three major goals: that all children achieve academically, that our schools are places where children and adults thrive, and that our Black youth excel at school. We have made major gains and are more resolved than ever to build on our progress.

We know this vision doesn't come to life without dynamic leaders in every school. For more information on our teacher screening and selection process, please visit our TEACH Madison webpage.

About Our District

The Madison Metropolitan School District is the second largest school district in Wisconsin. The district serves a beautifully diverse population of more than 27,000 students. More than half are students of color. Almost half come from low income households. Nearly one third are English Language Learners, and more than 100 languages are represented in our schools. Madison schools are committed to making this district a place where every child thrives.

Essential Duties

  • Provide direct speech/language therapy to students who have a speech/language impairment in natural environments and classroom settings.
  • Work as a team member with central office and building based administration, general education teachers, related service providers, special education teachers/assistants, and other school support staff, parents, and community childcare providers.
  • Assess students, develop appropriate individualized education plans, evaluate programs of individual students, and modify/adapt curriculum and materials.
  • Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Use academic content standards to inform the individual education program.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge in the assessment and use of assistive technology.
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills (empathy, active listening, etc.).
  • Demonstrates strong and effective written and oral communication.
  • Provide direct speech/language therapy to students identified as having a speech/language impairment and in need of special education services.
  • Work with other IEP team participants to design, implement, and evaluate Individual Education Plans based on individual students’ needs in accordance to IDEA.
  • Work in collaboration with general education teachers and school support staff in designing, implementing, and differentiating curriculum, instruction, and assessment for a wide range of students.
  • Work collaboratively with students, parents, school staff, and community providers.
  • Provide instruction in the general education classroom as well as in a variety of other small or individual group instructional settings.
  • Develop strategies to foster social relationships between students with and without disabilities.
  • Communicate student progress to the student, parents, other teachers, related services staff, special education teachers/assistants, administrators, and/or other appropriate individuals.
  • Evaluate student achievement and program effectiveness on a continuing and annual basis and revise programming as appropriate.
  • Work with school staff to effectively transition students moving across levels .
  • Ability to be a creative and flexible problem-solver who is able to work in collaboration with others solving problems as they arise.
  • Demonstration of a working knowledge of the needs of diverse learners
  • Ability to establish and maintain rapport with students.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s Degree or higher from an accredited program for Speech/Language Pathology

Position Competencies

  • High Expectations For Every Student
  • Instructional Practice
  • Cultural Competence
  • Data Proficiency
  • Team Collaboration
  • Student & Family Engagement
  • Resilience & Results Orientation
  • Self-Awareness & Growth Mindset

Licensing

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) pupil services license as a:

  • Speech/Language Clinician

Your Wisconsin teaching license(s) must be active, or issued prior to the start of your contract. 

Salary Range

43,209.00 - 74,101.00 Annual Salary

Salary placement is based on two criteria:

1. Education (highest degree earned and academic credits earned after the date your highest degree was awarded)
2. Prior experience working under contract in a K-12 teaching position requiring a state teaching license

Minimum salary placement for new teachers with a Bachelor's degree and no prior teaching experience is $43,209 annually.
For information about benefits, visit https://hr.madison.k12.wi.us/benefits

About This Posting

This is an "applicant pool" posting. It does not signify that vacancies actually exist at this time. The purpose of this posting is to develop a pool of qualified applicants, should vacancies become available. For more information about teaching at MMSD and about our application process, go to www.mmsd.org/teach-madison

Next Steps

After submitting your application, HR will review your information and will invite you to sign up for a first round video interview if you meet minimum qualifications.
Candidates who pass the first-round video interview stage will be eligible for second-round, school-based interviewing at schools who have specific vacancies. School-based interviews begin in April and continue throughout the summer as new vacancies become known across the district.

Timeline

Human Resources will evaluate candidates on a rolling basis beginning December 1, and as needed thereafter. School-based interviewing for specific positions will begin in mid to late April. Interviews are scheduled based on district/school need and certification/skills of applicants.