Speech Language Pathologist 865 (2021-2022)

Kansas City, MO, US
Feb 23, 2021

Job Title: Speech-Language Pathologist

Job Title Code: 00865

Salary Grade: T03-T06 (See Teacher Salary Schedule)

Department: Exceptional Education

Reports To: Principal/Coordinator

FLSA Status: Exempt

Date Prepared: July 2008 Revised: March 2012 Revised: December 2019

PURPOSE OF JOB: To provide students with Speech and /or Language services that will enable them to reach their maximum communication potential.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Determine and use professionally sound procedures for referrals, identification, diagnosis, caseload selection, case termination and follow-up of students diagnosed or suspected of having a communication delay/disorder as specified in the Exceptional Education Departmental handbook.

Ensure that student Individual Education Plans (IEP) are implemented as written. Establish daily schedules for assigned students according to service minutes established in the Individual Education Plan (IEP). Weekly school schedules are established according to caseload size and service time in each building.

Adhere to an established schedule unless modifications are necessary for the purpose of evaluations, staffings, medical consults or district-scheduled meetings.

Assume responsibility for securing written parental permission for required consents as mandated by I.D.E.A.

Develop and implement an IEP (and other supporting paperwork) for each student within mandated timelines. Submit required paperwork to the Speech/Language office for review.

Perform initial evaluations and re-evaluations as required by federal, state and district guidelines.

Complete all required forms for Medicaid billing (i.e. therapy logs, progress reports and physician recommendations.) Maintain logs on each student serviced and submit logs on Medicaid students to the Exceptional Education office monthly.

Update and submit Caseload Summary report monthly with logs.

Maintain an individual folder for each student that contains all forms required by federal and state mandates and by Medicaid.

Complete progress reports quarterly for each student served. Reports are provided to parents during parent conferences or mailed with classroom grade cards.

Maintain accurate records with the Speech/Language office.

Compile year-end data and complete all required year-end forms.

Utilize allocated coordination time to perform additional professional responsibilities including developing and updating therapy plans, holding parent conferences, staff consultations, and classroom observations.

Attend scheduled staff developments.

Perform other miscellaneous professional duties as needed to support the functions of the Exceptional Education/Direct Services Program.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:Master's or higher degree from a state-approved program for speech-language pathologists;

Missouri Certification in Speech/Language Pathology K-12

Licensed by Missouri Board of Healing Arts and/or Certificate of Clinical Competence from American Speech/Language Hearing Association

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This job requires that the employee be able to: sit, stand, walk, speak, hear, use hands, fingers, reach with hands and fingers; bend, stoop, lift objects of at least ten pounds. Job requires the employee occasionally to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Visual ability requires mono and color vision, close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


Length of work year: 8 hours per day; 5 days/week; 185 work days

Benefits: Health and Dental Insurance are provided.

KCPS Defined Benefit Pension plan – mandatory 9% contribution is required from employee and matched by KCPS; Voluntary retirement savings plans are also available.

Primary Location:
Various Locations- Exceptional Education
Salary Range:
$40,550.00 - Teacher Salary Scedule / Per Year
Shift Type:

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