JobID 467 : Speech and Language Pathologist (#1943800)
Job Title: Speech & Language Pathologist
Job Objectives: Germantown Municipal School District’s Speech & Language Pathologist staff members are expected to provide best instructional practices in ensuring that students have a quality educational experience evident by socio-emotional growth, academic achievement, and individual personalized needs being met with a quality concern of care.
- Requires a TN teaching certificate for Special Education Speech & Language PreK-12 License and endorsement codes 464, 498 or is eligible to apply for a TN teaching certificate.
- Governed by the Rules and Regulations of the Tennessee Code Annotated.
- Must be physically and mentally able to perform the responsibilities and duties of the position.
- Any other qualifications that the Superintendent deems appropriate and acceptable
- Assesses students' communication skills (e.g. articulation, fluency, voice, expressive and receptive language, etc.) for the purpose of identifying communication disorders, determining program eligibility and developing recommendations for treatment.
- Collaborates with a variety of groups and/or individuals (e.g. parents, teachers, physicians, administration, maintenance personnel, team members, other professionals, etc.) for the purpose of communicating information, resolving issues and providing services in compliance with established guidelines.
- Coordinates meetings and processes for eligible students (e.g. testing/screening, IEPs, parent conferences, pre-referral staffing, etc.) for the purpose of presenting evaluation results, developing treatment plans, and/or providing training to parents/students/staff.
- Develops treatment plans, interventions and/or educational materials for the purpose of minimizing the adverse impact of communication disorders in compliance with regulatory requirements.
- Instructs assigned support staff for the purpose of providing information on communicative disorders, use of assistive devices and feeding techniques and/or implementing prescribed treatment plans.
- Instruct eligible students in the use of appropriate communication technologies (e.g. hearing aids, FM systems, augmentative communication devices, etc.) for the purpose of minimizing the adverse educational impact of communication disorders in accordance with established guidelines and legal requirements.
- Interprets medical reports within the scope of Speech/Language Therapist experience and goals for the purpose of providing information and/or ensuring that treatment/intervention plans are appropriate.
- Maintains files and/or records (e.g. progress reports, activity logs, billing information, treatment plans, required documentation, quarterly reports, screening results, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the availability of information as required for reference and/or compliance.
- Participates in meetings, workshops, and seminars (e.g. training, IEPs, team meetings, etc.) for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information.
- Prepares a wide variety of written materials (e.g. activity logs, correspondence, memos, treatment plans, Medicaid billings, reports, required documentation, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written reference, and/or conveying information.
- Provides speech and language therapy to students for the purpose of minimizing the adverse impact of speech and language disorders on student success.
- Motivates and inspires students to achieve ambitious goals.
- Skilled at building relational skills and collaborating with a team especially in Individualized Educational Planned (IEP) Meetings
- Moves groups to consensus and resolves conflicts that best serve students needs.
- Works collaboratively with diverse stakeholders at all levels, including but not limited to district personnel, students, families, communities, and/or advocacy groups.
- Sets clear agendas and facilitates effective meetings with parents, students and teachers.
- Ability to train, supervise, and evaluate staff from different cultural backgrounds and skill sets.
Working Conditions: Exposure to situations may range from remote to frequent based on circumstances and factors that may not be predictable.
Standard classroom environment.