PROFESSIONAL-SPECIAL EDUCATION/SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST Date Posted:
ADMIN BLDG 1 (GMA)Days per Year:
Speech Language Pathologist REPORTS TO:
Exempt PAY GRADE:
AI 2 PRIMARY PURPOSE
The school-based speech/language pathologist provides services for students with communication impairments using a variety of service delivery models to promote functional communication for these students in their current educational setting and provide support in the general education environment to facilitate the students' successful participation, socialization, and learning.
All employees of SISD are expected to act with integrity, support organizational goals, communicate in a clear and respectful manner, championing the needs of our students and drive continuous improvement. QUALIFICATIONS: Required:
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
- Master's Degree from an accredited College or University OR a TEA Certification in Speech Pathology
- Valid Texas license for Speech Language Pathology or Intern in Speech Language Pathology granted by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
- ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (if not TEA Certified SLP or working as a Clinical Fellow/Intern in Speech-Language Pathology)
- Two years' experience and/or education in the field of communication disorders.
- Master's degree from an accredited college or university
- ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence
- Previous experience and/or education in school based Speech-Language Pathology
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
- Knowledge of second language acquisition issues
- Intricate knowledge of child development and communication disabilities
- Knowledge of various disorders, disabilities, and syndromes encountered in public school
- Knowledge of FAPE and IDEA requirements for services in public education
- Knowledge of TEA and District eligibility criteria for specialized services
- Skills in consultation with teachers and parents
- Ability to work well under pressure
- Ability to work with diverse populations
- Ability to prioritize and organize tasks
- Ability to communicate effectively (spoken and written)
- Participate in pre-referral interdisciplinary meetings when requested to determine the need for consideration of FIIE.
- Provide recommendations to parents and teachers for speech/language interventions during pre-referral as appropriate.
- Conduct appropriate evaluations to determine disabilities related to communication and compose the evaluation document.
- Develop IEP goals and objectives based on formal and informal evaluation methods.
- Serve as a member of the Admission, Review, and Dismissal Committee when appropriate providing all necessary paperwork for dually labeled students.
- Serve as the Facilitator of the Admission, Review, and Dismissal Committee for speech impaired students and create all necessary paperwork within timeline.
- Maintain appropriate legal documents and legally mandated timelines in regards to students' specialized programming.
- Establish eligibility and discuss programming options with ARD committee members for students with speech impairments.
- Monitor student's academic progress in coordination with general education personnel during each grading period.
- Provide parents with written information regarding student progress on IEP goals and objectives at least once per grading period according to district and ARD guidelines.
- Maintain complete and accurate paperwork needed for compliance purposes in both the state audit folder and the campus student folder, as well as SHARS documentation.
- Maintain lesson plans, a therapy log, or data collection forms indicating objectives addressed, activities planned, results of session, and attendance.
- Prepare, incorporate, and/or evaluate new material used in the therapy program.
- Participate in continuing education activities in order to maintain credentials and keep informed of best practices in the field of speech/language pathology and other related fields.
- Collaborate as needed with campus personnel to provide the most appropriate services for students with suspected or confirmed communication disabilities.
- Perform supervision duties for assigned Speech Therapy Assistants as appropriate.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director and Director of Special Services, as well as the Speech Therapy Program Leader.
The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: physical mobility, standing, prolonged sitting, some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling , reaching/repetitive hand motions, and the ability to work with frequent interruptions. May be required to lift or position students with physical disabilities; control behavior through physical restraint; and assist non-ambulatory students. Mental demands: Ability to maintain emotional control under stress; ability to solve problems and deal with a variety of situations; ability to interpret a variety of data, ability to be effective in both oral and written communication. Travel within the district as required.
The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.