JobID 5261 : Speech and Language Pathologist - Cadence - 2020-2021 School Year (#2018361)
Posted 2 months ago
General Position Information
Position Department/Campus: Any LTS Campus
Reports To: Campus Principal/SLP Coordinator/Special Education Coordinator
Our Mission and Purpose: Legacy Traditional schools is dedicated to providing motivated students with the opportunity to achieve academic excellence in an accelerated, back-to-basics, safe learning environment taught by caring, knowledgeable, and highly effective educators in cooperation with supportive, involved parents.
Essential Duties & Accountabilities
- Screen students who are referred with speech concerns.
- Provide augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems for individuals with severe expressive and/or language disorders.
- Follow Pre-intervention Speech Improvement Program guidelines.
- Facilitate Speech Improvement classes for eligible students.
- Conduct evaluations of students who are suspected of having speech, voice, fluency, or language delays or disorders.
- Prepare evaluation reports in alignment with required state and district timelines.
- Participate as a member of the multidisciplinary team by documenting needs, creating goals, and defining services for students eligible for school-based speech services as a primary or related service.
- Prepare progress reports aligned with data tracking logs on a quarterly basis.
- Maintain documentation of speech services through IEPPRO Session Tracking.
- Create lesson plans and facilitate individual and/or group therapy activities to target IEP goals, using curriculum-based materials and content.
- Consult with teachers regarding accommodations, student needs, instructional strategies, and necessary equipment or support for students in speech or being referred to speech.
- Participate in department training and meetings as required by Speech Pathologist Coordinator.
- Supervision of an SLPA in accordance with ASHA regulations. A total of at least 30% supervision, including at least 20% direct and 10% indirect supervision, is required weekly for the first 90 workdays.
- Provide 100% direct supervision of SLPAs for medically fragile students is required. The supervising SLP is responsible for designing and implementing a supervisory plan that ensures the highest standard of quality care can be maintained for students.
- Upon completion of the 90 work days, a MINIMUM of 1 hour of direct supervision weekly and a minimum of 10% indirect supervision to facilitate the delivery of quality services must be maintained.
- Documentation of all supervisory activities, both direct and indirect, must be accurately recorded. Maintain documentation of SLP-A supervision per AZ state and ASHA regulations.
- Treatment of the student, patient, or client remains the responsibility of the supervisor. Direct supervision means on-site, in-view observation and guidance while a clinical activity is performed by the assistant.
- Other duties as assigned by the Campus Principal/Speech and Language Pathologist Coordinator /Special Education Director.
- Implement behavior interventions when necessary
- If certified by the LTS QBS trainer, will participate in QBS Safety Care.
- Positively interact with all students.
- Create a safe learning environment that is conducive to learning.
- Able to employ varied best practices in the profession.
- Ability to identify individual student needs.
- Good communication skills with, students, coworkers, administration and parents.
- Ability to collaborate with other teachers and school staff.
- Ability to maintain a professional appearance.
- Demonstrate a commitment to the speech language profession by utilizing resources for professional development therefore, improving the services that are provided.
- Speech Language Pathologist: Master’s degree required, ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence
- Speech Language Technician: BA/BS degree in Speech
- Arizona Department of Education Speech Language Pathologist or Technician Certificate
- Arizona State License from the Arizona Department of Health Services
- Arizona Department of Public Safety Level One IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card
- Previous experience preferred
- Maintain QBS certification annually
- The incumbent in this position will be required to pass a criminal history background check.
- Must possess strong communication and organizational skills.
- Must demonstrate initiative and the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Work Environment and Physical Demands
- The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
- Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Duties are performed typically in school and/or office settings throughout the division. May include frequent walking, standing, stooping, lifting up to approximately 25 pounds and occasional lifting of equipment and/or materials weighing up to approximately 40 pounds may be required.
- Must have the ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time; see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids; hear and understand speech at normal levels and on the telephone; speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in person and on the telephone; and the ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.