GWA is looking to hire a Speech Language Pathologist in March 2018 with a Master’s Degree in Communication to work with small groups of children to help them reach their IEP goals. This applicant must hold a current Speech-Language Pathologist license from the Utah State Office of Education and be certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and will be expected to adhere to the roles and responsibilities of an SLP as outlined in the USOE handbook. Experience working with elementary age children (K-8) with communication disorders and knowledge of managing behavioral difficulties is preferred. All employees are required to pass a BCI Background Check at their own expense. Applications are available on our website at www.gwacademy.org. Send resume and application to firstname.lastname@example.org
Master’s Degree in Communication
Speech-Language Pathologist license from the Utah State Office of Education and be certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
Internal Number: 2018-010
About George Washington Academy
Our PhilosophyOur main purpose at George Washington Academy is to improve student learning. In the book Cultural Literacy by E.D. Hirsch, Hirsch stresses the importance of background knowledge necessary for functional literacy and effective national communication. He said “If each local school system imparts the traditional reference point of literate culture, then everybody will be able to communicate with strangers.” At George Washington Academy, we improve student learning in a variety of ways. Primarily, we offer a comprehensive, solid, sequential curriculum known as Core Knowledge. This program stresses the importance of background knowledge and functional literacy in promoting effective national communication. We seek to establish in our school a traditional reference point of literate culture that enables our students to express themselves in academic and non-academic settings. Our school is different not only in the curriculum that we teach, but also in the instruction methods that we use. We have direct, hands-on instruction, with a variety of modalities to reach every learning type. We consider it our responsibility to keep students engaged and enthusiastic. Our teachers ...provide scaffolding, by building on prior knowledge, and continue with direct instructions, opportunities for guided and independent practice, appropriate homework activities, formal and informal assessments, and continued independent practice as students work towards mastery. We find opportunities to challenge advanced students. George Washington Academy improves learning by what we teach and how we teach.
The AMERICAN SPEECH-LANGUAGE-HEARING ASSOCIATION (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for members and affiliates who are audiologists, speech-language pathologists, speech, language, and hearing scientists, audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel, and students