Hamilton and Wheeler Lower School Speech & Language Pathologist

Faculty / Full-Time

The Wheeler School, Providence, RI

The Wheeler School is a N-12 co-educational, independent school located in the heart of Providence’s East Side. We are seeking a warm, enthusiastic and engaging full-time speech-language pathologist for the Hamilton Lower and Middle School (60%) and Wheeler’s Lower School (40%).

Wheeler’s Lower School is a general educational program that comprises the Nest program (Nursery and Pre-K) and grades K-5 and offers dynamic and exceptional educational experiences to all of our students.

The Hamilton School at Wheeler is a school-within-a-school for grades 1-8 where skilled faculty meet students’ learning differences with the individualized instruction that leads to success. Hamilton students are also taught to advocate for themselves and others with learning differences. Since 1988, the Hamilton School at Wheeler has served elementary and middle school children who have great overall cognitive ability, but who struggle with reading, organization and study skills due to dyslexia, attention-deficit disorder (ADHD), executive function deficits or other learning differences.

Responsibilities:

●  Co-teach and provide push-in support for select Hamilton and Wheeler Lower School classes as needed.

●  Provide coaching and ongoing recommendations to Hamilton School and Wheeler Lower School teaching faculty to scaffold language during instructional and learning times.

●  Provide general speech and language screenings to students with suspected speech and language concerns.

●  Observe students and classes and provide feedback and recommendations to classroom teachers and specialists.

●  Provide follow up and short written summaries and recommendations to families following speech and language screenings and consultations.

●  Provide small group literacy and language support to one Hamilton class and one Wheeler Lower School class.

●  Attend Hamilton School and Wheeler Lower School division and student support meetings.

●  Provide family education and act as a resource for families.

●  Lead professional development opportunities for faculty, staff and families.

●  Create and maintain a network of outside speech, language and learning support providers and

connect families with providers as needed.

Qualifications:

●  A clear interest in and appreciation for teaching and supporting students with learning differences

●  A Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology and/or Communication Disorders

●  Prior experience teaching elementary, middle and/or high school students

●  Familiarity and/or an eagerness to learn the Orton-Gillingham approach to teaching reading and

spelling is highly desirable

●  Well-rounded knowledge of the connection between oral language and literacy development

●  Ability to collaborate well with others, a flexible working style, and an eagerness to learn

●  Strong communicator with solid interpersonal skills

●  Solid organizational and time management skills

How to Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Bill McCarthy, Head of the Hamilton School at Wheeler, at billmccarthy@wheelerschool.org, cc careers@wheelerschool.org and list the position title in the subject heading. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Statement on Diversity and Cultural Competency At Wheeler

We actively seek students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds in the belief that a broad range of experiences and viewpoints enhance learning, enriches life on campus, and better prepares us all for full participation in a pluralistic, democratic society. We seek to further the overall diversity and cultural competency within our community through hiring.

The Wheeler School is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or disability, and any other category protected by federal, state or local law.

About The Wheeler School:

Founded in 1889 by visionary artist and educator Mary C. Wheeler, The Wheeler School is an N-12 independent day school of approximately 800 students from throughout Greater Providence and Greater Boston. Wheeler’s mission, “to learn our powers and be answerable for their use,” is incorporated into our classrooms, athletic fields, art studios, and STEAM labs, as students are encouraged to think deeply and explore the world on and beyond our two campuses in the College Hill neighborhood of Providence, Rhode Island and our 120-acre farm in Seekonk, Massachusetts. Across Wheeler’s campuses and grades, dedicated faculty and staff identify students’ learning path and passions, challenging and supporting them in pursuit of academic excellence, artistic expression, and personal growth. Our graduates are prepared for college and life as creative, ethical, and engaged global citizens.

The Wheeler School

Providence, RI
Infant / Toddler, Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, High School
Day
All Gender