JobID 4746 : East Valley - Speech and Language Pathologist Assistant (SLPA) 2019-2020 School Year (#1831302)

Posted 15 days ago

General Position Information

Position Title:                                    Speech Language Pathologist Assistant
Classification:                                   Exempt
Position Department/Campus:        Any LTS Campus
Reports To:                                       Campus Principal/SLP Coordinator/Supervising SLP/ESS 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

To assist, support, and work closely with the SLP, teachers, administrators, and other members of the team. Provide speech and language therapy services to eligible students in alignment with their IEP.

Essential Duties & Accountabilities

  • Works closely with the SLP to provide speech and language therapy to students that are eligible.
  • Works closely with general education teacher to access general curriculum resources to utilize during speech therapy.
  • Maintains the same high level of ethical behavior preservation of confidentiality in regards to student information.
  • Participates in Professional Development and/or training offered by the Speech Lead/Coordinator.
  • Assists Speech Lead/Coordinator with projects or tasks within the speech department.
  • Follows Pre-intervention Speech Improvement Program guidelines.
  • Facilitates Speech Improvement classes for eligible students.
  • Prepare progress reports aligned with data tracking logs on a quarterly basis with supervision of the supervising SLP.
  • Maintain documentation of speech services within IEPPRO Session Tracking.
  • Create lesson plans and facilitate individual and/or group therapy activities to target IEP goals, using curriculum-based materials and content whenever possible.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Special Education Coordinator, Principal, Speech Language Coordinator.


  • 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.
  • Minimum of an associate's degree in an SLPA program or a bachelor's degree in a speech-language pathology or communication disorders program and successful completion of a minimum of one hundred (100) hours of supervised field work experience or its clinical experience equivalent.

  • Arizona State License from the Arizona Department of Health Services
  • Arizona Department of Public Safety Level One IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card
  • Previous experience preferred
  • 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.

Federal Funding

  • As funds allow, this may an IDEA federally-funded position with responsibilities that align to federal requirements.  The continuation of this position will be revisited annually based on funding
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