Speech Language Pathologist

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Special Education


POSITION: Speech Language Pathologist                                               Status: Part-time 
RESPONSIBLE TO: Executive Director Student Services
Abides by and supports the vision, mission, values, policies and procedures of Chavez/Huerta K-12 Preparatory Academy.  The Speech/Language Pathologist has a firm grasp on the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of speech, voice, and language disorders and works with students to assist in their ability to communicate, understand others, and display age appropriate language skills. They help students to become independent communicators using speech, gesture and/or communication aids as needed. They also work with people who have eating, drinking, chewing and swallowing difficulties. The speech therapist will utilize a variety of research-based strategies to aid students in their communication and oral motor functions so as to support their academic success.
  1. Minimum of Master’s degree in the field of Speech Language Pathology from an accredited educational program. Possess certificate of clinical competence from ASHA, and Special Service License from CDE.
  2. Demonstrated knowledge of articulation, language, fluency, voice, auditory processing and pragmatic skills related to the needs of elementary, middle and high school students.
  3. Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills.
  4. Demonstrated autonomy, organization, assertiveness and flexibility in performing job responsibilities.
  5. Demonstrated ability to exercise a high level of tact and discretion in all communications, respecting the student’s confidentiality. Ability to create and maintain good working relationships with all school personnel, families, and community members.
  6. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Word and Excel.
  7. Must possess a valid driver’s license issued by the state of Colorado; maintain insurance in accordance with state and/or organization requirements and maintain automobile in good working order. 

-Assesses students' communication skills (e.g. articulation, fluency, voice, expressive and receptive language, auditory processing, 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 communication techniques and/or implementing prescribed treatment plans.
- Instructs 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 Pathologist’s experience and goals for the purpose of providing information and/or ensuring that treatment and 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.
- Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.
- 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.
- Researches resources and methods (e.g. intervention and treatment techniques, assessment tools and methods, community resources, etc.) for the purpose of determining the appropriate approach for addressing students' needs.
- Responds to inquiries (e.g. parents, teachers, staff, students, etc.) for the purpose of providing information and/or referral as appropriate.
The above statements are intended to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job.  The incumbent may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those stated in this description.  In addition, the incumbent may be requested to occasionally perform other tasks.

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Chavez-Huerta K-12 Preparatory Academy

2727 W 18th Street , Pueblo, CO 81003

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Chavez/Huerta K-12 Preparatory Academy

2727 West 18th Street , Pueblo, CO 81003