Speech Language Pathologist

Soda Springs Joint School District Southeast / Pocatello Speech/Language Pathologist Primary Full Time Posted 8M ago

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Pupil Personnel Services Certificate with appropriate endorsements, such as Speech-Language Pathologist

2.Ability to effectively apply the principles of assessment, treatment, and prevention of
speech, language, and hearing disorders

3.Demonstrated knowledge in the field of speech-language pathology

4.Works well with students, staff, and the public

5.Excellent organizational skills, interpersonal, and communication skills

6.Maintain confidentiality of staff and students


Secondary Counselor/District Test Coordinator and Director of Special Education


To provide identification, intervention, and special services to students with language, speech,
and hearing disorders to help reduce or eliminate speech and hearing impediments that may
interfere with students' ability to derive full benefit from the district's educational program.


Providing Direct Services to Students

1. Utilize assessment procedures, techniques, and standardized tests necessary for thorough
and accurate diagnosis of speech, language and/or hearing disorders

2. Plan, prepare, and deliver treatment programs for children with speech and language

3. Plan and conduct teacher/parent conferences when needed

4. Inform parents and teachers of results of language, speech, and hearing diagnostic evaluation

5. Assist parents in improving their skills in working with their child's speech and language delays

6. Provide direct therapy based on individual needs

7. Conduct ongoing evaluation of all children in the program to determine appropriateness of their program


in the referral
of individuals to agencies and specialists in the community

Child Study Team and IEP Responsibilities

1. Provide diagnostic evaluations of pupils referred to the child study team for
communication disorders , and participate in team conferences related to those pupils

2.Develop and implement an individualized educational program (IEP) in conjunction with
parents and teachers of pupils who are eligible for speech correction, and identify pupils
in need of related services

3. Formulate long-term goals and short-term instructional objectives to be included in a
student's IEP, Total Service Plan, and Instructional Implementation Plan

4.Maintain a close relationship with the child study team and serve as a case manager as

5.May participate in the child study team

6.Provide individual and small group intervention sessions with students who have been


1.Conduct classes in language stimulation

2.Keep records necessary for each child and complete all required local, state, and federal reports

3.Participate in the development and improvement of opportunities for students with disabilities
by providing individual or group in-service experiences for staff and parents

4.Familiarize principals, teachers, and other school personnel with language,
speech and hearing services

5.Submit reports to the Director of Special Services upon request

Assist teachers in developing language and speech programs to be carried out in the

10. Address community groups concerning communication disorders upon request

11. Acts as an educational consultant to classroom teachers, guidance counselors, and
administrators as required

12.Assume primary responsibility for requisitioning and maintaining needed equipment and

13. Assume responsibility for his or her continuing professional growth and development by
such efforts as attendance at professional meetings, membership in professional
organizations, enrollment in advanced courses, and by reading professional journals and
other publications

14. Adhere to The Code of Ethics of the Idaho Teaching Profession adopted by the
Professional Standards Commission and the State Board of
15. Seek assistance should emergencies arise

16. Represent the school district in a positive manner

17. Know and follow school district policy and chain of command

18. Perform other duties as assigned


Performance of this position will be evaluated annually by the secondary counselor/district test
coordinator and/or the director of special education in conformance with district policy and

By contract as determined by the Board of Trustees in accordance with federal and state law,
administrative rules, and Board policy.

All certificated and non-certificated employees and other individuals are required to undergo a
criminal history check and submit to fingerprinting. Any applicant convicted of any of the felony
crimes enumerated in Section 33-1208, Idaho Code may not be hired, and any applicant
convicted of any felony offense listed in Section 33-1208(2), Idaho Code shall not be hired.

Legal Reference:

I.C. § 33-512 Governance of Schools
I.C. § 33-513 Professional Personnel
I.C. § 33-515 Issuance of Renewable Contracts
I.C. § 33-1201 Certificate Required
I.C. § 33-1210 Information on Past Job Performance


Pupil Personnel Services Certificate


Local District Evaluation Policy
—Teacher and Pupil Personnel Certificate Holders

Education required

Idaho Certification required


Salary based on Experience

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Soda Springs Joint School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.