JobID 4714 : Speech and Language Pathologist - West Valley - 2019-2020 School Year (#1822946)

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General Position Information

Position Title:                                    Speech Language Pathologist/ Technician
Classification:                                   Exempt
Position Department/Campus:        Any LTS Campus
Reports To:                                       Campus Principal/SLP Coordinator/Special Education Coordinator

Our Mission and Purpose: Legacy Traditional schools is dedicated to providing  motivated students with the opportunity to achieve academic excellence in an accelerated, back-to-basics, safe learning environment taught by caring, knowledgeable, and highly effective educators in cooperation with supportive, involved parents.

Position Overview

Provide speech and language therapy services to eligible students in alignment with their IEP. Conduct evaluations to qualify and/or dismiss students from school-based speech therapy services.

Essential Duties & Accountabilities

  • Screen students who are referred with speech concerns.
  • Provide augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems for individuals with severe expressive and/or language disorders.
  • Follow Pre-intervention Speech Improvement Program guidelines.
  • Facilitate Speech Improvement classes for eligible students.
  • Conduct evaluations of students who are suspected of having speech, voice, fluency, or language delays or disorders.
  • Prepare evaluation reports in alignment with required state and district timelines.
  • Participate as a member of the multidisciplinary team by documenting needs, creating goals, and defining services for students eligible for school-based speech services as a primary or related service.
  • Prepare progress reports aligned with data tracking logs on a quarterly basis.
  • Maintain documentation of speech services through IEPPRO Session Tracking.
  • Create lesson plans and facilitate individual and/or group therapy activities to target IEP goals, using curriculum-based materials and content.
  • Consult with teachers regarding accommodations, student needs, instructional strategies, and necessary equipment or support for students in speech or being referred to speech.
  • Participate in department training and meetings as required by Speech Pathologist Coordinator.
  • Supervision of an SLPA in accordance with ASHA regulations. A total of at least 30% supervision, including at least 20% direct and 10% indirect supervision, is required weekly for the first 90 workdays.
  • Provide 100% direct supervision of SLPAs for medically fragile students is required. The supervising SLP is responsible for designing and implementing a supervisory plan that ensures the highest standard of quality care can be maintained for students.
  • Upon completion of the 90 work days, a MINIMUM of 1 hour of direct supervision weekly and a minimum of 10% indirect supervision to facilitate the delivery of quality services must be maintained.
  • Documentation of all supervisory activities, both direct and indirect, must be accurately recorded. Maintain documentation of SLP-A supervision per AZ state and ASHA regulations.
  • Treatment of the student, patient, or client remains the responsibility of the supervisor. Direct supervision means on-site, in-view observation and guidance while a clinical activity is performed by the assistant.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Campus Principal/Speech and Language Pathologist Coordinator /Special Education Director.
  • Implement behavior interventions when necessary
  • If certified by the LTS QBS trainer, will participate in QBS Safety Care.

Competencies

  • Positively interact with all students.
  • Create a safe learning environment that is conducive to learning.
  • Able to employ varied best practices in the profession.
  • Ability to identify individual student needs.
  • Good communication skills with, students, coworkers, administration and parents.
  • Ability to collaborate with other teachers and school staff.
  • Ability to maintain a professional appearance.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the speech language profession by utilizing resources for professional development therefore, improving the services that are provided.

Requirements

  • Speech Language Pathologist:  Master’s degree required, ASHA  Certificate of Clinical Competence
  • Speech Language Technician:  BA/BS degree in Speech

  • Arizona Department of Education Speech Language Pathologist or Technician Certificate
  • Arizona State License from the Arizona Department of Health Services
  • Arizona Department of Public Safety Level One IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card
  • Previous experience preferred
  • Maintain QBS certification annually
  • The incumbent in this position will be required to pass a criminal history background check.
  • Must possess strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Must demonstrate initiative and the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

Work Environment and 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 essential functions. Duties are performed typically in school and/or office settings throughout the division. May include frequent walking, standing, stooping, lifting up to approximately 25 pounds and occasional lifting of equipment and/or materials weighing up to approximately 40 pounds may be required.
  • Must have the ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time; see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids; hear and understand speech at normal levels and on the telephone; speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in person and on the telephone; and the ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.