Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant

Employer
Brenham ISD
Location
Brenham, TX, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 03, 2021
Ref
785
Brenham Independent School District - Job Description

Job Title/Position:

Speech-Language Pathologist

Department/School:

Various Campuses

Pay Information:

Professional Compensation Plan
Days: 187

Supervised By:

Director of Special Education

FLSA:

Exempt

Date Revised:

February 2016

Primary Purpose:

Under the supervision of a speech and language pathologist, conduct various tasks/treatment interventions to assist students with speech and language disorders.

Qualifications (Experience/Education/Certification):

A Bachelor's Degree in a speech-language pathology or communication disorders program, and

Successful completion of a minimum of one hundred hours of supervised field work experience or its clinical experience equivalent and

Demonstration of competency in the skills required of an SLP Assistant, and

Hold a Texas Speech-Language Pathology Assistant License

Three years of successful experience as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant preferred

Major Responsibilities:
  • Therapy
    1. Provide appropriate individual and group therapy to students consistent with speech and language goals contained in Individual Education Plans (IEP).
    2. Documents student progress, without interpretation of findings, toward meeting established objectives as stated in the IEP and report this information to supervising SLP.
    Assessment
    1. Conduct speech and language screenings without interpretation, utilizing screening protocols specified by the supervising speech language pathologist.
    2. Assists the SLP in collecting and tallying of data for assessment purposes without interpretation.
    3. Attend Annual ARDs if written documentation of approval by SLP and required documents completed and reviewed by SLP

    Student Management
    1. Create an environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the maturity level and interests of students.
    Administration
    1. Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other required documents.
    2. Comply with policies established by federal and state laws, State Board of Education rule, and board policy.
    3. Comply with all district and campus routines and regulations.
    4. Participate in professional development activities to improve skills related to job assignment.

Special Knowledge/Skills:
  • Ability to use the accepted tests and measurements to assess communication disorders and conditions
  • Knowledge of evaluation, habilitation, and rehabilitation of speech-language disorders and conditions
  • Ability to instruct students and manage their behavior
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

Supervisory Responsibilities:

None

Working Conditions (Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Demands):

Tools/Equipment Used: Standard testing equipment; standard office equipment including computer and peripherals

Posture: Frequent standing, sitting, kneeling/squatting, bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting

Motion: Frequent walking, grasping/squeezing, wrist flexion/extension

Lifting: Regular heavy lifting (45 pounds or more) and positioning of students with physical disabilities, control behavior through physical restraint, assist non-ambulatory students

Environment: Exposure to biological hazards, bacteria, and communicable diseases

Mental Demands: Maintain emotional control under stress; work with frequent interruptions; may require district-wide travel

The foregoing statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job title. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, knowledge, skills, and abilities required. The district shall not fail or refuse to hire or discharge any individual, or otherwise discriminate against any individual with respect to compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of the individual's race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Nor shall the district limit, segregate, or classify its employees or applicants for employment in any way that would deprive or tend to deprive an individual of employment opportunities or otherwise adversely affect the status as an employee because of the individual's race, color, religion, sex or national origin.