Speech Language Pathologist Assistant (3 positions available)

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***TEMPORARY FOR THE 2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR***
 

Job Title: Speech Language Pathologist Assistant (SLPA)
Pay Program: Classified FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Reports to: Speech Language Pathologist Pay Range: CH 19
Range starts at: $23.72/hour
Reviewed/Revised Date: Dec 2008 / Mar 2014 Work Year: 181days/8 hours

SUMMARY: This position will assist with delivery of treatment plans provided by a speech language pathologist who serves students with speech language impairments.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 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.

 

Job Responsibility Descriptions
  1. Responsible for providing speech language therapy services to students according to their Individual Education Program (IEP) goals as developed by the supervising Speech Language Pathologist (SLP). Assist the SLP, teachers and other related service personnel in implementation of individual programs to achieve educational goals as outlined in student’s IEPs.
  1. Monitor and document student progress toward meeting IEP goals and benchmarks. Report and record progress information on each student and share in consultation with supervising SLP, teachers and the Special Education Coordinator as requested. Maintain and prepare a wide variety of manual and electronic materials to align with student targeted goals and activities.
  1. Assist the SLP with informal documentation for students. Assist in the preparation of lesson plans and instructional materials as requested by the supervising SLP.
  1. Assist in the monitoring and maintenance of all therapy equipment and supplies used within the speech therapy department. Assist in implementing new communication devices and processes as directed by the supervising SLP.
  1. Participate in training activities and assist with speech-language screenings as needed.
  1. Perform other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE:
  • Bachelor Degree in Speech-Communication, Speech-Language Pathology or Communication Disorders, or Speech Sciences from an accredited institution of higher education required
  • Completion of speech-language pathology assistant program (SLPA) required
  • CDE State Certification for SLPA required
  • Two to three years of direct, hands on experience working with students with speech language impairments preferred
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS or CERTIFICATIONS:
  • Valid Colorado Driver’s License
TECHNICAL SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EQUIPMENT:
  • Possess strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Possess strong time management skills with a clear understanding of time sensitive documentation and processes
  • Possess basic math and writing skills
  • Strong organizational and record keeping skills with a focus on detail orientation
  • Strong desire to work with students with disabilities
  • Ability to follow universal precautions for the maintenance of good health when working with students
  • Basic knowledge of effective behavior management techniques
  • Ability to promote and follow Board of Education policies and building and department procedures
  • Ability to communicate, interact and work effectively and cooperatively with people from diverse ethnic and
    educational backgrounds
  • Ability to recognize the importance of safety in the workplace, follow safety rules, practice safe work habits, utilize appropriate safety equipment and report unsafe conditions to the appropriate administrator
MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT OPERATING KNOWLEDGE:
  • Operating knowledge of and experience with personal computers and peripherals
  • Operating knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, IFAS and SASI
  • Operating knowledge of and experience with typical office equipment, such as telephones, copier, fax machine, E-mail, etc.


 

Posted By

Mesa County Valley School District 51

2115 GRAND AVENUE, GRAND JUNCTION, CO 81501-8063
 
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Compare with State

Amount per Student

$8,735 (USD)

State Average: $10,278 (USD)

% ELL Students

3%

State Average: 12%

Student Teacher Ratio

17.16

State Average: 17.36

% IEP Students

State Average: 11%

FTE

2,685

State Average: 415