Speech Language Pathologist at Special Services for 2019-2020 School Year

North Little Rock, AR, US
Jan 14, 2019


Speech Pathologist

Department: Special Services

Job Status: Full Time

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Reports To: Director of Special Services

Grade/Level: Elementary or Secondary

Amount of Travel Required: No travel required

Work Schedule:

Positions Supervised: None

192-day contract, Monday through Friday


Working in cooperation with appropriate district supervisors, teachers, parents, and students, shall be responsible for providing diagnostic and intervention services for students with speech, language and hearing disorders helping students to adjust and access the general education curriculum.


Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions Statement(s)

Assess, screen, and evaluate students and effectively share results with parents and educational staff, and participate in the eligibility determination process in accordance with state and school division requirements and best practice

Develop and implement Individual Education Plans (IEPs) for students with Speech/Language impairment and assists with IEPs for students with speech/language as a service on an annual basis or according to requirements

Comply with all Medicaid requirements for school-based claiming, including obtaining written Medicaid consent from parents of all students served and timely filing of claims that meet Medicaid standards

Demonstrate knowledge of child growth and development and individual student needs by providing relevant instruction according to the IEP and educational best practices

Provide consultative services for school staff by sharing and demonstrating specific techniques and working with school teams to facilitate relevant and consistent interventions for targeted students

Maintain records and information concerning individual students in the prescribed confidential manner and using the records and information only for the purposes for which they are maintained according to FERPA guidelines

Provide direct and consultative therapeutic services related to expressive, receptive, and pragmatic language

Communicate and collaborate with parents and the school community for the purpose of fostering individual student success and growth while engaging the families in the therapy program

Establish and maintain cooperative professional relationships with administrative and school staff

Participate in various meetings for the purpose of addressing student goals and needs, and to meet laws and policies

Maintain and submit information/records including student progress for all students

Share with other staff members the responsibility for school activities and student supervision

Maintain consistent attendance and conform to regular work hours specified under contract

Implement and comply with District policies and procedures

Perform related duties as assigned by the administration in accordance with school district policies and procedures


Competency Statement(s)

Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.

Accuracy - Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.

Active Listening - Ability to actively attend to, convey, and understand the comments and questions of others.

Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.

Loyal - The trait of feeling a duty to the employer.

Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task.

Reliability - The trait of being dependable and trustworthy.

Research Skills - Ability to design and conduct a systematic, objective, and critical investigation.

Responsible - Ability to be held accountable or answerable for one's conduct.

Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.

Honesty / Integrity - Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace.

Initiative - Ability to make decisions or take actions to solve a problem or reach a goal.

Working Under Pressure - Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations.


Education: Master's degree; Arkansas Department of Education Licensure in Speech Pathology

Experience: None

Computer Skills: Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word and EXCEL, with the ability to acquire additional computer skills related to APSCN, COGNOS with minimum additional training.

Certificates & Licenses: Minimum of a Master's degree required.

Other Requirements: Ability to maintain a high percentage of attendance. Many functions of the job are time sensitive dealing with Stimulus money and other sources of funding, therefore, the ability to work under pressure with a high degree of accuracy is necessary.

Knowledge of subject matter/course content and resources relevant to the assignment.

Knowledge of and skills in using effective instructional strategies and practices.

Knowledge of and skills in administering, scoring and interpreting communication assessments.

Knowledge and understanding of child development and communication development.

Knowledge of and skills in best practice instruction specific to various disabilities.

Skills in managing and promoting positive student behavior.

Skills in data analysis to assess, monitor, and inform instruction for student growth.

Skills and abilities in organization, time management, and record keeping.

Ability to operate a computer and the skills to learn and utilize software and other technology in instruction.

Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with other professionals in a team setting.

Ability to interact positively and effectively with parents, students, staff, and administrators.

Ability to maintain confidentiality.


Physical Demands



F (Frequently)


F (Frequently)


F (Frequently)

Handling / Fingering

F (Frequently)

Reach Outward

F (Frequently)

Reach Above Shoulder

O (Occasionally)


O (Occasionally)


O (Occasionally)

Squat or Kneel

O (Occasionally)


O (Occasionally)

10 lbs or less

F (Frequently)

11-20 lbs

O (Occasionally)

21-50 lbs

O (Occasionally)

51-100 lbs

O (Occasionally)

Over 100 lbs

N (Not Applicable)


12 lbs or less

F (Frequently)

13-25 lbs

F (Frequently)

26-40 lbs

O (Occasionally)

41-100 lbs

O (Occasionally)

N (Not Applicable)

Activity is not applicable to this occupation.

O (Occasionally)

Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)

F (Frequently)

Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day)

C (Constantly)

Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)

Other Physical Requirements

Sense of Sound (ability to carry on telephone conversations)

Sense of Touch


The work environment has limited exposure to environmental conditions. Noise levels best described as "quiet to moderate" are typical for the work environment.

The NLRSD Human Resources Office has reviewed this to ensure that the essential functions and basic duties have been included. The information contained in this is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed by this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned. This is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations, as well as determine the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisor(s) as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment. The NLRSD reserves the right to change this , to add or delete tasks for the employee to perform as the NLRSD may deem appropriate.

The North Little Rock School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.