Exceptional Children: Speech Language Pathologist
Speech Language Pathologist
- Under the general supervision of the Executive Director of Exceptional Children, assists students with special communicative needs to use the maximum communicative potential based on age and cognition. Areas of speech-language involvement include deficits or abnormalities in articulation, language, voice and fluency. Employee coordinates services with the student’s educational staff and family. The therapist is responsible for documentation for Medicaid billing for all eligible students. The employee reports to the principal/s at his/her school/s, if school based and to the Exceptional Children’s Preschool Handicapped Lead Teacher if center-based.
Planning and Oversight
Organizes the school program, cooperates with others to accomplish its goals, coordinates program services with other student services and maintains records in accordance with established rules, regulations and ethical standards.
Maintains Medicaid billing profiles and therapy notes on all Medicaid eligible students using the designated billing service for the district.
Screening, Testing, Diagnosing and Advising
Conducts screening and testing, obtains diagnostic information, analyzes information and makes recommendations regarding programs and services. The speech-language specialist can supervise speech-language assistants and clinical fellows working on ASHA certification.
Developing Individual Education Programs
Develops individual education plans for each speech-language eligible child in collaboration with the classroom teacher, parent, LEA representative and other pertinent professionals.
Managing and Conducting Therapy
Plans therapy and uses appropriate diagnostic tools and therapy techniques to support the curriculum. The employee manages time, facilities and resources to facilitate delivery of services. The employee promotes effective interpersonal relations and engages in continuing professional growth.
Provides consultation, seeks assistance of others, uses related research and makes recommendations
and referrals for the implementation of services.
- Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.
Note:The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.
- Uses standard office equipment such as personal computers, printer, copy and fax machines, and telephone.
- Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.
Skills, Knowledge, Abilities
- Knowledge of Special Education principles, theories, testing, methods, etc. as well as proven methods of maximizing the educational experience of students with special needs.
- Knowledge of differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles.
- Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.
- Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.
- Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed.
- Ability to organize and coordinate work.
- Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents.
- Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
- Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.
Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
- Works in standard office and school building environments.
Note: Also see the Summary of Physical, Sensory and Environmental Requirements Needed to Perform Essential Functions for this position.
- Motor Vehicle Operator's License or ability to provide own transportation.
- Must have a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Preferred to have a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. Must have a G License from the NC Department of Public Instruction. May have a license from the Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists
- Successful prior SLP experience for the appropriate grade level preferred.
FLSA Status: Exempt