Speech and Language Pathologist - Special Education
License and Certification Qualifications: Georgia Speech-Language Pathology license and/or teaching certificate and a valid Georgia driver's license required.
Education Qualifications: Master's degree in speech language pathology required.
Experience Qualifications: Professional work experience in speech/language preferred.
Skills Qualifications: Thorough knowledge of the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) due process requirements; thorough knowledge and skills in conducting/interpreting comprehensive speech/language evaluations; thorough knowledge and skills in providing speech/language therapy services; ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and parents regarding speech-language disorders; ability to work collaboratively with other staff members to plan and deliver speech-language services to children; ability to create and deliver staff development; and ability to project and generate positive attitudes.
Primary Responsibilities: Screen, evaluate, and provide speech-language therapy for students with identified speech-language impairments.
1. Identify students with educationally significant speech/language disorders.
a. Participate in Response to Intervention (RTI) for students suspected of having a language disorder.
b. Receive referrals from the Student Support Team (SST) following the RTI process (initiated by staff, parents, or student).
c. Complete comprehensive evaluation of all referred students.
2. Complete all needed due process paperwork associated with placement of students into speech-language therapy services and maintenance of students already identified.
3. Provide appropriate and effective speech-language intervention to identified students in all areas of speech-language disorders such as articulation, language, fluency, and voice.
4. Communicate effectively with other school level professionals to provide the most appropriate program for identified students.
5. Communicate effectively with parents regarding student's disabilities and progress.
6. Perform other duties as assigned.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit for extended periods of time. Employee is also required to talk, hear, stand, and walk. The employee may be required to use hands to finger, handle, feel, and/or reach. Employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.