Speech Therapist

Employer
East Baton Rouge Parish Schools
Location
Baton Rouge, LA, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Dec 27, 2021

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Job Category
Support Staff, Speech Language Pathologist
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Position Type:

Special Education - Exceptional Student Services

Date Posted:

3/23/2021

Location:

Goodwood Center

Date Available:

06/01/2021

Closing Date:

05/28/2021

Process for Applying:
Online Application
Resume
2 Letters of Professional Reference (within the last year)
Copy of Certification or Proof of Credentials

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES :
Provides assessment and remediation services to students with speech impairments within the school setting.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILTIES :

PLANNING
  • Plans effectively for therapeutic intervention
  • Develops clear and concise written objectives for lesson plans.
  • Identifies and plans for individual difference in the therapy setting.
  • Consults with teacher(s) to develop appropriate goals and objectives for identified
students.

MANAGEMENT
  • Maintains an environment conducive to therapeutic intervention.
  • Takes appropriate precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
  • Maximizes the amount of time available for each therapy session.
  • Maintains records as mandated by state, federal, and school board guidelines and policies.
  • Manages learner behavior to provide productive therapeutic intervention.
  • Administers appropriate tests based on student need.
  • Serves as a member of the Pupil Appraisal Team for students requiring a speech therapy
assessment.
  • Refers any student with suspected vocal pathologies to Laryngology Clinic and prepare
the student for the examination.
  • Conducts or attends LEP Conferences for students identified to Pupil Appraisal with
speech impairments.

INSTRUCTION
  • Delivers instruction effectively.
  • Implements a program of appropriate goals and objectives for Special Education students
with speech impairments.
  • Presents appropriate content through therapeutic intervention.
  • Utilizes knowledge of clinical methodology and child growth and development.
  • Provides opportunities for student involvement in the therapeutic process.
  • Re-teaches when necessary.
  • Gives positive feedback throughout the session.
  • Assesses student progress and measures student growth using established goals and
  • Measures student growth using established goals and objectives
  • Uses a variety of evaluative tools to test for understanding and acquisition of
communication skills.
  • Informs the parent/guardians, teachers, and other professionals of the student 's progress.
  • Integrates technology into instruction.
  • Produces evidence of student academic growth under his/her instruction.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT
  • Takes an active role in building-level decision making.
  • Participates in grade-level/subject area curriculum planning and evaluation.
  • Serves on task forces and decision-making committees, when appropriate.
  • Implements school improvement plan.
  • Creates partnerships with parents, caregivers, and colleagues.
  • Provides clear and timely information to parents/caregivers and colleagues regarding
classroom expectations, student progress, and ways they can assist learning.
  • Encourages parents/caregivers to become active partners in their children's education and
to become involved in school and classroom.
  • Seeks community involvement in the instructional program.

PERSONAL TRAITS
Exhibits:
  • Poise and self-confidence
  • Enthusiasm and optimism
  • Punctuality
  • Dependability
  • Flexibility
  • Willingness to implement recommendations
  • Acceptable speech and grammar
  • Effective communication with students, parent/guardian, professionals, and other adults
  • Discreet handling of confidential information
Unbiased attitude regarding race, sex, creed, religion or disability

Qualifications:
Must possess a current valid license issued by the Louisiana Board of Examiners for Speech Pathology and Audiology, and the therapists must possess a valid Louisiana Teacher's Certificate in the area of speech therapy.

The East Baton Rouge Parish School System and all of its entities (including Career and Technical Education Programs) does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, national origin, disability or gender in its educational programs and activities (including employment and application for employment), and it is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of gender by Title IX (20 USC 168) and on the basis of disability by Section 504 (42 USC 794). The Title IX Coordinator is Andrew Davis, Director of Risk Management (ADavis6@ebrschools.org), - phone (225)929-8705. The Section 504 Coordinator is Elizabeth Taylor Chapman, Director of Exceptional Student Services (ETaylor@ebrschools.org) - phone (225)929-8600.
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