Certified Speech Language Pathologist
Speech Pathologist Job Description
Job Title: Speech Pathologist
Credentials: State Certified Speech Pathologist and certificate of clinical competence
Education: Master's Degree and graduate training in Speech Language Pathology
Training or experience required: Completion of Student Teaching/Practicum
Reports to: Director of Special Services.
Contract: 182 days
Salary Schedule: Certified Salary Schedule.
FLSA Classification: Exempt
Essential Job Functions:
Assist in the identification and initial referral of Speech Language Impaired children. Perform Speech Language assessments.
Participate in comprehensive staffing. Coordinate the information flow from the department to other appropriate service providers.
Discharge liaison services to receiving school districts or treatment facilities.
Prepare a comprehensive speech language report.
Make recommendations for intervention. Attend categorical eligibility meetings, which involves presentation of evaluation results.
Consult and instruct school personnel and parents in the therapeutic management of students.
Consult with physicians, hospitals, and other medical personnel regarding the needs of speech language impaired children.
Maintain confidential records. Provide documentation of progress and prepare evaluations.
Provide formal/informal inservice to administrators, parents and teachers.
Travels to the various sites to provide services.
Attend the necessary workshops and continuing education to maintain certification.
Write and implement IEP's
Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
Successful performance of the job requires good customer service/people skills and to handle problems and provide information and technical assistance as requested. It requires complying with safety guidelines and policies to reduce accidents or injury to staff or to students. It requires following school dress standards, proper attendance or leave policies, and other work-habits concerns for staff. Creativity, initiative and effective problem solving are critical to the success of the position.Help manage the computerization of school district operations. Provide training and support to district staff in the use of administrative computer systems. Perform such tasks to the ultimate benefit of the educational program. An incumbent in this position will utilize discretion, ingenuity and independent judgment due to the complexity of the job. Since there may be several ways to solve a problem, an incumbent is free to choose the solution. This is not an exhaustive list and that reasonable accommodations will be made as needed. 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. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to handle or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.