Under the direction of the Director of Special Education, provides direct services, including evaluation and therapy to students with speech and language disorders, as well as consultation to staff and parents regarding strategies for maximizing curricular success.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Provides speech and language assessment, diagnosing speech and language disorders; interprets findings to teachers, administrators and parents.
- Evaluates, in collaboration with other professionals, as necessary, the effects of speech and language on a student’s educational performance and academic achievement; provides intervention that addresses individual goals and objectives directed toward academic success through remediation strategies for speech/language; conducts ongoing evaluation for qualified students and make periodic reports of progress, recommending adjustments in interventions.
- Prepares reports according to required timelines; maintains all appropriate documentation required by law.
- Develops and implements a schedule for therapy based on individual student’s IEP goals and objectives to address goals, provide instruction; develops lesson plans and instructional materials; delivers instruction to students individually or in groups at one or more school sites.
- Participates as a member of the IEP teams to develop IEP goals, objectives, accommodation, modification and instructional plans; implements and monitors speech and language services.
- Consults with teachers, administrators and parents regarding typical speech and language development, classroom accommodations and/or modifications, and assists in the referral process as necessary.
- Confers frequently with parents and staff members regarding student progress.
- Works with classroom teachers, paraeducators and parents to implement speech and language programs.
- Attends staff and planning meetings for individual students, providing expertise in the area of speech and language, as well as input on student performance and recommendations for intervention.
- Attends Special Education staff meetings, District in-services and professional growth activities; participates in committees at the District and school level, Multi Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS).
- Perform other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
- Knowledge of communication disorder assessment techniques and treatment
- Knowledge of laws relating to special education and program implementation, assessment and IEP development
- Ability to develop and write IEPs
- Ability to be an effective speaker and writer
- Ability to collaborate with peers, administrators and others
- Ability to demonstrate effective interpersonal skills
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- Possession of a valid credential authorizing service as a Speech Language Pathologist or possession or a Language/Speech Pathologist certificate
Salary is dependent upon teaching experience and education. Full credit is given for approved years of prior teaching experience. The salary schedule extends from a minimum of $57,050 and to a maximum of $109,341 per year