2020/21 Speech Language Pathologist

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Description

 

Leander ISD is currently evaluating several potential models in light of the changing situation, and following guidance established by local, state and federal leaders. 
 
Regardless of what decisions are reached in order to open our campuses and operations, we must ask that all applicants, new employees, and current staff be prepared for
possible variations in campus assignments, hours of operations, and modifications to job duties among other considerations
.
 
Any of these possible changes may not be known until we move into the school year and certainly will depend upon any developments in managing COVID -19 restrictions and recommendations.


 

If hired, the State Board for Educator Certification will require all first time applicants for an initial credential to be fingerprinted as part of a national criminal background check. A cost of up to $49.00 will be charged for fingerprinting.

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

To assess students and provide therapeutic intervention to eliminate or reduce problems or impairments that interferes with their students’ ability to derive full benefit from the education program. This position may be contingent upon funding in whole or in part through state or federal grants.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
  • Consult and provide training as needed for campus SLPs and teachers to plan and provide appropriate individual and group therapy to students consistent with speech and language goals contained in Individual Education Plans (IEP). 
  • Evaluate student progress and determine readiness for termination of therapy services.
  • Participate in the Admission, Review and Dismissal (ARD) Committee to assist with interpretation of assessment data, appropriate placement and goal setting for students with communication disorders or conditions according to district procedures.
  • Counsel and involve parents in evaluation process. 
  • Create an environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the maturity level and interests of students.
  • Demonstrate regular and prompt attendance to ensure a consistent focus on student learning.
  • Provide relevant parent and staff training.
  • Demonstrate regular and prompt attendance to ensure a consistent focus on student learning.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
 
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • None
 
GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES
Education/Certification/Experience:
  • Masters degree in speech-language pathology required.
  • Valid Texas license as a speech-language pathologist granted by the State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (SBESLPA) required. ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence required.
  • Experience in supervised clinical speech-language pathology preferably in school setting.
 
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
  • Knowledge of evaluation, habilitation and rehabilitation of speech-language disorders and conditions; organization, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to use the accepted tests and measurements to assess communication disorders and conditions; instruct and manage student behavior.

 
 
Mental/Physical/Environmental Demands
The essential functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the characteristic duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities noted herein; however, this is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions found in this job description.
  • Needs to move about inside the classroom or campus to monitor students as necessary.
  • Maintain emotional control under stress.
  • Frequent standing, stooping, bending, pulling and pushing.
  • Frequent moving of small stacks of textbooks, media equipment, desks, and other classroom equipment.
  • Occasional prolonged and irregular hours.
  • Potential exposure to bodily fluids and communicable diseases.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize own work schedule on short-term basis.
  • Ability to compose material such as detailed reports, work-related manuals, publications of limited scope or impact and to make presentations outside of the immediate work area.
  • Ability to make decisions which have significant impact on the immediate work unit and monitor impact outside immediate work unit.
  • Ability to understand complex problems and to collaborate and explore alternative solutions.
  • Use standard office equipment including personal computer and peripherals.
  • Repetitive hand motions including frequent keyboarding and use of mouse; occasional reaching.
  • May work prolonged or irregular hours.
  • Work with frequent interruptions.
  • Maintain composure and professionalism at all times.
Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted By

Leander ISD

P.O. Box 218, Leander, TX 78646
 
Insights
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$9,650

State Average: $10,068

% ELL Students

5%

State Average: 17%

Student Teacher Ratio

15.20

State Average: 15.26

% IEP Students

10%

State Average: 9%

FTE

4,510

State Average: 558