Speech-Language Pathologist

Federal Way, WA, US
Mar 06, 2021
Speech-Language Pathologist
Position Type:
*21/22 Nurse,SLP,OT,PT,Psyc/ESA

Date Posted:

To be determined

This position requires working with children of various ages and a variety of disabilities (preschool to 12th grade). Position requires being an itinerant and traveling to different school sites within the district.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. This list is meant to be representative, not exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Evaluate communication problems including receptive-expressive language, articulation, voice, fluency, neuromuscular and non-vocal.
  • Must document evaluation results and relate the impact of the communication disorder to the educational performance of students.Identify needs, prepare treatment plans, make recommendations regarding the interventions and individualized programs (IEPs).Provide speech/language therapy to communication-disordered students from regular and special educations classrooms.Provide informational and consultative services relative to the management of the communication disorder to the student, education team, family, related medical agencies and community agencies.Demonstrate positive relationship skills with students, parents and colleagues.Able to function effectively as an active, productive, and integral member of educational teams.Able to communicate effectively and in a professional manner, both orally and in writing.Able to organize caseloads.Document third party billing activities.Knowledge of due process.Knowledge of state and federal laws relating to children with disabilities.Able to complete activities that support compliance with Federal, State and local mandates.

Education and Experience
High school diploma or equivalent
Master's Degree in Speech Language Pathology.
ASHA CCCs or equivalent, CFY welcome.
Current Washington ESA certification.
Experience with interventions of the communication needs of a variety of students and varying disabilities.

Work scheduled hours on a consistent basis

Experience working with children and families who are culturally, linguistically, and racially diverse.

Criminal background clearance
Maintain a current ESA Certified Washington State Teacher's Certificate

School board policies and procedures

Continue professional development
Organize and perform job responsibilities efficiently and independently without close supervision and able to pay strict attention to detail
Speak, read and follow written or verbal communications
Practice effective safety and security within individual work routines
Develop and maintain positive customer relations with staff and service providers
Work collaboratively with District staff and promote teamwork with co-workers
Practice ethical and professional standards of conduct including the requirements of confidentiality
Relate effectively with parents, staff, students and the public in a multicultural and multiracial community
Perform job responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodations

Knowledge/awareness of own cultural identity and how this influences behavior, and desire to learn about the cultural identity of others.
Ability to establish and nurture an environment that promotes cultural competence and equitable treatment of staff, students, and patrons of the District.
Ability to understand and hold self and others accountable for promoting the Federal Way Public Schools' commitment to "Each Scholar: A Voice. A Dream. A Bright Future".
Ability to recognize that each person is a unique individual even as we celebrate their group cultural heritage.

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in indoor conditions and regularly works near video display. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee must deal with angry and upset students, parents, and community members. The employee must adjust to frequent interruptions in their work schedule.

This position typically works 180 days per year and most often 7.5 hours/day.

This position reports to, and is evaluated by the Director of Student Support Services (Secondary) and building Principal and/or Assistant Principal.

Federal Way Education Association

Current state salary schedule

The preceding list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the scope of responsibility and the level of knowledge and skills typically required, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements, skills or duties so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside their normal responsibilities from time to time as needed.

All employment open positions are made available on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, gender, age, disability or veteran status.

Update 07/2015

Job descriptions are written as a representative list of the ADA essential duties performed by the entire classification. They cannot include, and are not intended to include, every possible activity and task performed by every specific employee.

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