Speech Language Pathologist

Job | Posted 4 months ago
Position Areas
Special Education


Speech Therapist

Position Purpose            
Under the general supervision of the Director of Special Education, to assess and deliver instructional and clinical services to individual and small groups of students with speech/language impairments.

Essential Performance Responsibilities
  • Locating, identifying and serving speech/language impaired persons within designated age group; preparing and maintaining student and program records; preparing reports.
  • Implements screening procedures to locate speech/language impaired individuals not enrolled in the public school system;
  • Screens school system pupils to identify speech/language impaired individuals;
  • Serves as consultant to school personnel and parents in interpreting problems;
  • Assesses communications skills of individuals using diagnostic procedures including, but not limited to, norm-reference tests, language samples, audiometric tests, teacher appraisals, parent appraisals and student observations;
  • Plans and implements remedial procedures to modify deficient communications skills;
  • Prepares IEPs for current and incoming students;
  • Directs therapy sessions including speech/language articulation, voice and fluency therapy;
  • Consults and collaborates with teachers and monitors students progress;
  • Plans instructional programs and preparations;
  • Conducts and participates in child study, eligibility, screening and staff meetings and conferences necessary to comply with local, federal and state laws, rules and regulations to ensure a free appropriate education and to protect the rights of pupils;
  • Prepares speech and language evaluation reports; prepares progress reports for students in therapy;
  • Prepares and maintains related records and files.
Additional Duties
  • Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.
                Note:    The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.

Uses standard office equipment such as personal computers, printer, copy and fax machines, and telephone.
Travel Requirements
Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of speech and language diagnosis and therapy;
  • Thorough knowledge of casework methods and procedures;
  • Thorough knowledge of local, state and federal resources, programs, procedures, laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Ability to use computer equipment and software applications as needed.
  • Ability to conduct interviews, assessments and diagnosis effectively and analyze needs and problems objectively;
  • Ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with children, students, parents, staff and administration and the general public.
Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
  • Works in standard office and school building environments.                
Qualifications Profile
  • Must hold a license in Speech Pathology issued by the Virginia Board of Examiners for Audiology and Speech Pathology.
  • Masters Degree in Speech-Language Pathology.
Terms of Employment
  • Salary Range:   $43,386 - $65,968 ($4,474 Additional for CCC)
  • Contract:          10 Months Employment
  • Benefits:           Employer Portion Paid Retirement, Life Insurance, Contribution to Medical Insurance, Sick Leave and Personal Leave.
FLSA Status:       Exempt

Posted By

Suffolk Public Schools

P.O. Box 1549 100 N Main Street, Suffolk, VA 23439

At the following locations

Suffolk Public Schools

P.O. Box 1549 100 N Main Street, Suffolk, VA 23439

Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $11,724

% ELL Students


State Average: 9%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 14.22

% IEP Students


State Average: 13%



State Average: 801