Job Description

Openings as of 9/18/2018
Special Education

  • 2018-2019 Special Education Speech Language Pathologist JobID: 2170
  • Position Type:
    Special Education/Speech Language Pathologist

  • Date Posted:
    5/7/2018

  • Location:
    Various Campuses

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    Job Title: Speech-Language Pathologist Wage/Hour Status: Exempt


    Department/School: Assigned Campus(es) Pay Grade: Salary Schedule
    Function: Learning

    Reports to: Director of Special Education HR Date Approved: September, 2006


    SUMMARY:
    Plans and provides speech-language pathology services to students with speech, voice or language disorders. Assesses students and provides therapeutic intervention to eliminate or reduce problems or impairments that interfere with students’ ability to derive full benefit from the educational program.


    BASIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    The essential functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the characteristic duties and responsibilities noted herein, however, this list represents examples only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions found in this job description.
    • Model core organizational beliefs and values; communicate openly and effectively within and across teams to maximize student success.
      • Articulate the district mission and goals in the area of speech-language services to the community and solicit its support in realizing the mission.
    • Develop and coordinate a continuing evaluation of the speech-language pathology services and implement changes based on the findings including selection of instructional materials and equipment.
    • Test, diagnose and assess the communication needs of referred student(s) to determine eligibility for services; participate in the Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee to assist with the interpretation of assessment data, appropriate placement, and goal setting for students according to district procedures.
    • Plan, schedule and implement speech/language therapy services for each identified student consistent with speech and language goals stated in Individual Education Plans (IEP); coordinate a working schedule with student’s teacher(s).
    • Create an environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the maturity level, interests, and needs of the student; establish control and administer discipline according to the Student Code of Conduct and student handbook.
    • Evaluate student progress and determine readiness for termination of speech-language therapy services.
    • Collaborate with classroom teachers to plan and implement classroom activities to improve communication skills of students; counsel and involve parents in remedial process.
    • Provide professional development in assigned schools to help school personnel identify and understand communication deficits in students.
    • Establish and maintain professional communication with parents, students, and district personnel; ensure that all interactions are supportive, courteous, and respectful.
    • Participate in special education meetings, campus committees, etc. as requested by supervisor.
    • Prepare reports and maintain appropriate documentation including goals, objectives and schedules in accordance with local, state and federal guidelines.

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    • Comply with policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Education rule, and local
    board policy in the areas of assessment, placement, and planning for special education services; comply with all district and local campus routines and regulations, and verbal and written directives.
    • Pursue professional development activities that align with district goals and initiatives and current professional research.
    • Comply with the Employee Standards of Conduct.
    • Perform other related duties as assigned.

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff.*

    *Supervisors of licensed speech-language assistants must be licensed by SBESLPA as speech-language
    pathologists. A person with a TEA certificate who is not licensed may not be a supervisor of a licensed
    speech-language pathology assistant.


    SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:
    • Knowledge of diagnostic procedures, education of special education students, human development, and learning theories
    • Knowledge of evaluation, habilitation, and rehabilitation of speech-language disorders and conditions
    • Ability to keep technical and professional records and to make appropriate reports and recommendations
    • Ability to instruct students and manage their behavior
    • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills


    QUALIFICATIONS:

    Education/Certification:
    • Master’ s degree in speech-language pathology
    • Valid Texas license as a speech-language pathologist granted by the State Board of Examiners for
    Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (SBESLPA)
    or
    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Valid Texas Education Agency speech therapy certificate

    Experience:
    • One (1) year of successful supervised clinical speech-language pathology experience



    MENTAL/PHYSICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS:
    • Maintain emotional control under stress
    • Regular district-wide travel to multiple work locations as assigned
    • Moderate lifting and carrying required in working with special education students







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