JobID 12126 : Speech Language Pathologist (#1992636)
Position: Speech and Language Pathologist
Reports To: Associate Director Special Education
Salary Schedule / Grade: Refer to Salary Schedule
F.L.S.A Status: Non-Exempt
Dayton Public Schools is looking for a Speech and Language Pathologist. The Speech and Language Pathologist prevents, assesses, diagnoses, and treats speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults. Ensures educational relevance of eligibility and goal selection, provides contributions to curriculum, contributes to the language and literacy in the classrooms for qualified and at-risk students, and provides culturally competent services.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
(Incumbent performs a majority of the following duties)
Counsels and advocates for students and families
Ability to prioritize case load and job responsibilities
Demonstrate organizational and interpersonal skill for effective outcomes with students
Evaluates, re-evaluates, and identifies students with speech and language impairments
Educates staff relative to bilingualism and dialectal differences between students
Analyzes environments and demands of curriculum as related to comprehension of oral and written expression as critical elements of language
Implements and provides therapeutic intervention to students using a variety of service delivery options and researched based interventions
Consults with teachers to match students learning style and teaching style; designs and recommends modifications to the curriculum to benefit students with special needs
Acts as a team member in the development and implementation of an IEP
Attends staff and faculty meetings; attends ETR and IEP meetings
Completes compliance paperwork for Agencies, District, and State
Completed Medicaid billing requirements and daily logs
Evaluate and complete ETR within Federal timelines
Communicates and coordinates with outside agencies and other related service staff
Performs other duties as assigned
CORE BEHAVIORS & COMPETENCIES
Dependability = reliable attendance, consistently address and resolve issues
Integrity = honesty, refraining from talking behind others’ backs, ethical decision-making
Collaboration = tactful and courteous with students, parents, public; work harmoniously with others
Compassion = showing concern, being friendly and approachable
Excellence = professional grooming and attire, commitment to performing quality work
Must be a U.S. citizen or have the legal right to work in the U.S.
Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology
Completion of Clinical Fellowship Year
Ohio Board License- Speech-Language Pathology
Ohio Department of Education Licensure- Speech-Language Pathology
Knowledge & Experience
Sensitivity to and awareness of cultural and linguistic differences.
Knowledge of typical language development, research, and preferred practice patterns in order to analyze, identify, and assess typical and disordered language.
Knowledge of standardized norm-reference tests and criterion-referenced tests.
Knowledge of current research and best practices in treatment of all communication disorders/delays.
Ability to identify, assess, and treat individuals at risk for articulation and/or phonological disorders.
Ability to identify, assess, and manage individuals at risk for resonance, voice, and/or fluency disorders.
Ability to recognize social language disorders and variations.
Knowledge of State laws governing professional licensure and adherence to professional ethics.
Awareness of community resources.
Knowledge of Federal and State government laws as related to dollar reimbursement of SLP services.
Ability to operate a computer and utilize applicable software.
Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with others.
Ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.
The employee is frequently required to sit, reach, handle/ grasp objects and occasionally required to stand, walk, lift, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl. Ability to walk, run, climb, crawl, or stand for extended periods of time.
The work occasionally requires eye/hand/foot coordination.
The employee constantly lifts and/or moves items weighing up to 10 lbs.
The work environment may expose the employee to blood borne pathogens, student population with behaviors symptomatic of mental health issues or distractible behaviors. Students may have severe visual, hearing, orthopedic, or social awareness issues.
Due to high caseloads, mandated paperwork for IEPs, ETRs, progress notes, etc. are completed in evenings and on weekends.
School based therapy sessions are frequently interrupted by loudspeaker announcements, changing environmental schedules, testing dates, field trips, student absences, and mandated meetings requiring SLP attendance.