.5 Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA)
Category: Student Support Services
Job Title: Part Time: Speech Language Pathologist Assistant - 241
Reports to: Special Education Program Coordinator
Evaluation: Special Education Program Coordinator
Date Posted: 05/04/2021
Location: Various locations within the district.
Date of Availability: 08/16/2021
Date Closing: Open Until Filled
Job Summary: Under the supervision of a certified speech-language pathologists(SLP) the SLPA assists with and supports the Speech Therapy services provided to students in a variety of settings. According to the American Speech Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) SLPAs should only be used to supplement, not replace, the services provided by the certified SLPs.
*Salary: Certified salary is commensurate to education and experience.
Education and/or Experience: Minimum requirement – Bachelor’s degree(B.A.) from four year college or university. Flexible, works well with team, dependable, loves kids, good classroom management, good people skills and communication. Should be familiar with working with at risk populations and associated interventions. Familiar with State and Federal IEP reporting requirements. Good understanding of collaborative processes and data dialogues.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Eligible or already in possession of a Colorado Special Service Provider License endorsed for Speech Language Pathology Assistant
Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities: Other duties may be assigned.
- Under the direction of the certified SLP support the provision of Speech Therapy services to students under the appropriate guidelines established by each individual IEP.
- Under direction of certified SLP and with the building team assist determining the need for screening/assessment and administer appropriate tests.
- Under the direction of the certified SLP assist other staff and parents in developing IEP.
- Assists in maintaining paperwork regarding students with IEPs, including diagnostic reports and measurable goals and objectives.
- Under direction of the certified SLP consult with teachers and parents to remediate student's needs as required.
- Strives to provides a fun, stimulating learning environment with challenging and developmentally appropriate activities which will enhance each student's communication skills.
- Maintain a positive and professional relationship and rapport with co-workers, students, family members and other facility personnel.
Benefits include: PERA retirement, health insurance, paid time off, short and long term disability, other optional benefit elections.
Additional information: *Salary/pay rate is determined based on qualifications and experience relevant to the job description requirements. Full pay range may be found on the appropriate salary schedule. Salary schedule link below. Employees hired new into a position are rarely qualified to receive maximum of the pay range shown on the salary schedule.
Language Skills: Ability to read and analyze and interpret general business periodicals professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of administrations, staff, parents, and the general public.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Other Skills and Abilities: Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program; ability to plan and implement lessons based on division and school objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with student, peers, parents and community; ability to speak clear and concisely in written or oral communication. Flexibility and patience are required. Must be self-motivated and able to complete your job without consistent direct supervision.
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 the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally is required to run; stoop and kneel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. The employee must occasionally push items of 75lbs. such as pushing a child in a wheelchair. While performing the duties of the job the employee occasionally may visit a child's home. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close visions, distance vision, and depth perception.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
When working with individual students or groups of students (or staff) a reasonably clean and distraction-free area is to be maintained in accordance with the building supervisor; and when possible, such space is to be reserved for testing or therapy on a reasonable schedule. It shall be the duty of the pathologist to maintain a travel schedule from one location to another, and to provide timely notices when published schedules need to change. Must be able to work within various degrees of noise and temperature.
Application Process: Moffat County School District uses the applicant tracking system from Frontline Education to manage employment applications online. Visit www.moffatsd.org to apply for this position.
In compliance with Title VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, Moffat County School District RE-1 does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or need for special education services in admissions, access to, treatment, or employment in educational programs or activities which it operates. English speaking ability will not be a barrier to participation and admission to District programs. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees or need for special education services. The following person(s) have been identified as the compliance officer for the District. Compliance Officer for Title IX – Scott Pankow, Superintendent, Renae Ogden, Executive Director of School Support and Personnel, 600 Texas Ave, Craig, CO 81625, 826-4249.
En cumplimiento del Título VI y VII del Acto de Derechos Civiles de 1964, Título IX de la Enmienda de Educación de 1972; Sección 504 del Acto de la Rehabilitación de 1973, la Discriminación de Edad en Acto del Empleo de 1967, el Acto de los Americanos con Discapacidades, el Acto de no Discriminación de Información Genética de 2008 y la ley de Colorado, Condado de Moffat Distrito Escolar RE-1 no discrimina ilegalmente en base a raza, color, sexo, religión, origen nacional, ascendencia, credo, edad, estado civil, orientación sexual, información genética, discapacidad o necesidad de servicios de educación especial en la admisión, acceso, tratamiento o empleo en programas educativos o actividades que opera. Capacidad de hablar ingles no será un obstáculo para la participación y admisión a programas del Distrito. Se han establecido procedimientos de queja para los estudiantes, padres, empleados o necesidad de servicios de educación especial. La(s) siguiente(s) persona(s) han sido identificadas como el oficial de cumplimiento para el Distrito. Renae Ogden, Condado de Moffat Distrito Escolar RE-1, 600 Texas Ave, Craig Co 81625, 970-826-6270, email@example.com