Speech Language Pathologist
Must hold a license issued by any agency.
The license position area must be in Speech Language Pathologist/Therapist.
The license must be in one of the following grades: Preschool/Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th.
*This position is for the 2022-2023 school year*
JOB TITLE: Speech Language Pathologist
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Director of Special Education
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The school-based speech-language pathologist’s purpose is to remediate, ameliorate, and produce functional and measurable changes in student communication problems and related disabilities so that the student may participate as fully as possible in all aspects of life-educational, social, and vocational. This is light work requiring the exertion of up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects; work requires standing, and walking; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is not subject to adverse environmental conditions.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: • Locating, identifying and serving speech/language impaired persons within designated age group. • Screens school system pupils to identify speech/language impaired individuals. • Serves as consultant to school personnel and parents in interpreting problems and providing parents with Parental Rights and other information as needed. • Assesses communication skills of individuals using diagnostic procedures including norm-reference test, language samples, audiometric tests and teacher appraisals. • Plans and implements remedial procedures to modify deficient communications skills and utilize Assistive Technology when appropriate. • Prepares IEPs for current and incoming students and maintains child count. • Directs therapy sessions including speech/language articulation, voice, and fluency. • Consults and collaborates with teachers and monitors student progress. • Plans instructional programs and preparations. • Conducts and participates in child study, eligibility, screening, staff, and departmental 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 Medicaid plan of care, notes, and bills Medicaid for allowable services. • Performs related tasks as required.