Speech Language Pathologist
Status: Exempt (Teacher bargaining unit)
Terms: 10.5 months, 197 days, generally 7.6 hours per day but the workday may be greater based upon the needs of the system
Salary: Unit I Teacher Salary Scale
Supervisor: Director of Special Education
Availability: 2022 -2023 School Year
The speech language pathologist will provide speech language services to students who have identified speech services or those referred for speech language evaluation.
- Master's Degree or equivalency in speech language pathology
- Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene license or be eligible for a provisional license
- Successful completion of a required criminal, drug, and tuberculosis screenings
- Provide proof of United States citizenship or legal resident alien status
- Valid driver's license and dependable daily transportation
- Excellent written and verbal skill
- Outstanding organizational and interpersonal skills including, but not limited to, the ability to interact successfully with diverse stakeholders (i.e., students, parents, staff, administration, community agencies, etc.)
- Proficiency in a variety of technology and applications, including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office Suite
- Successful management of confidential information and materials
- Demonstrated attention to detail
- Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
- Ability to work on multiple and concurrent tasks while experiencing frequent interruptions
- History of professionalism and strong work ethic
- Ability to work independently and as a team member to meet intensive deadlines
- Ability to serve as a positive role model in the work place and within the community
- Ability to maintain emotional control while addressing stressful situations
- Ability to work prolonged and irregular hours, as necessary
- Ability to stand, sit, walk, feel, climb, balance, kneel, stoop, crouch, crawl, bend, push, pull and carry
- Ability to lift moderately heavy objects averaging 50-70 lbs.
- Good hearing, vision, depth perception, and peripheral vision
- Significant dexterity of hands and fingers
- Regular and predictable attendance
- Ability to perform the essential functions of the job either with or without reasonable accommodations
- Doctoral Degree in applicable field
- American Speech-Language-Hearing Association of Certificate of Clinical Competence
- Minimum three (3) years of experience working with elementary, middle, or high school level students
Duties and Responsibilities:
The following duties and responsibilities are intended only as examples. The omission of a specific duty or responsibility does not exclude it from the position if the work is a similar, related, or logical assignment.
The speech pathologist will:
- Provide speech/language assessment for those students referred by the IEP Team and/or Infants and Toddlers Program.
- Attend IEP/IFSP meetings for students with identified speech services or those referred for speech/language evaluation.
- Serve as a case manager of the IEP for students with speech/language disability.
- Schedule and implement therapy for identified students.
- Maintain open communication with all staff, related service members, parents, and students.
- Develop and implement the IEP/IFSP for those students with identified speech/language services.
- Maintain up-to-date special education files for all students with speech/language problems.
- Maintain accurate attendance records, logs of student progress, daily lesson plan that coordinate with IEP/ISFP, progress reports, and Medical Assistance billing.
- Coordinate school program with the home.
- Maintain all needed forms and records as required by the school and program policy and procedure, plus those forms required for state and federal reports.
- Develop and provide needed professional development.
- Maintain a Maryland State certification in speech language pathology.
- Provide services in various settings, including, but not necessarily limited to, Head Start centers, homes, private daycares, schools, etc.
- Provided Extended School Year (ESY) services for students identified with speech services.
- Maintain confidentiality at all times.
- Serve on committees, as necessary.
- Monitor appropriate use and care of equipment, materials, and facilities.
- Account for and order program equipment and supplies, as necessary.
- Attend and actively participate in staff/faculty meetings and appropriate job-related professional development.
- Improve skill and knowledge base in subject matter, current trends, research, methodology, technology, multicultural content, problem-solving strategies, and interdisciplinary connections.
- Engage in life-long learning of professional and technical knowledge by attending appropriate workshops, reviewing professional publications and websites, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional organizations.
- Contribute to the short-term and long-term successes of students, staff, school, and the system in general.
- Present courteous and professional demeanor at all times.
- Demonstrate proficiency, flexibility, self-motivation, accountability and ownership, and a positive demeanor.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Should you have questions and/or require assistance with accessing or completing the online application, contact the Office of Human Resources and Employee Relations at 301-334-8904.
n the event you are contacted for an interview, please notify the Office of Human Resources and Employee Relations at that time of any reasonable disability-related accommodation requests.
The Garrett County Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, and gender identity, status as a veteran or disability in matters affecting employment. Question about this policy should be directed to the Director of Human Resources and Employee Relations at 301-334-8904