Speech Language Pathologist
Blaine County School District No. 61 •South Central / Twin Falls •Speech/Language Pathologist •Not Applicable •Full Time •Posted 2M ago
About this job
TITLE: 1.0 FTE Special Language Pathologist
PAY GRADE: Certified Salary Schedule
SUPERVISOR: Building Principal and Director of Student Services
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Days as designated per Negotiated Contract. Works on-site according to Principal's designated schedule.
Responsible for working with both the general education and special education population evaluating and treating students with language disabilities, articulation deficits, fluency disorders, voice disorders, social language deficits, and augmentative and alternative communication needs. The mission of Blaine County School District is to inspire, engage, educate, and empower every student.
Possess a master's Degree in Speech Language Pathology from an accredited institution. Hold a valid Idaho Standard Pupil Personnel Certificate endorsed for Speech Language Pathologist K/12. Valid driver's license required. CFY Supervision available.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (This list of essential duties is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class. It does not imply that all positions within the class perform all of the duties listed, nor does it necessarily list all possible duties that may be assigned.)
* Participates in building level support teams using an RTI model and evidence based practice in prevention approaches.
* Assesses students' communication skills (e.g. articulation, fluency, voice/resonance, expressive and receptive language, etc.) for the purpose of identifying communication disorders, determining special education eligibility and developing individual intervention and education programs.
* Ensures educational relevance when working with students with disabilities as to whether the disorder has an impact on the education of students (e.g. listening, speaking, reading and writing).
* Addresses personal, social/emotional, academic, and vocational needs that have an impact on attainment of educational goals.
* Collaborates with a variety of groups and/or individuals (e.g. student, parent, teachers, special education staff, physicians, administration, other team members and other professionals) for the purpose of communication information, problem solving, and services in compliance with established guidelines.
* Coordinates meetings and processes for eligible students (e.g. testing/screening, IEPs, parent conferences, pre-referral staffing, etc.) for the purpose of presenting evaluation results, developing education plans, and/or providing training to students/parents/staff.
* Provides culturally competent services which distinguish a language disorder from cultural and linguistic differences, socioeconomic factors, lack of adequate prior instruction, and the process of acquiring the dialect of English used in the schools.
* Addresses the impact of language differences and second language acquisition on student learning and provide assistance to teachers in promoting educational growth.
* Completes special education documents (e.g., IEPs, eligibility reports, progress reports) in accordance to state and federal special education guidelines.
* Provides appropriate individualized programs of therapy to meet individual students' needs and treat existing speech or language disabilities.
* Provides pure tone hearing screening for special education evaluations and as requested.
* Responds to inquiries (e.g., parents, teachers, staff, students) for the purpose of providing information and/or referral as appropriate.
* Is knowledgeable of and administers a thorough assessment and diagnosis of speech and language impairments and assists in the assessment and eligibility of other communication related disabilities.
* Participates in building and district special education meetings.
* Work with a variety of individuals and agencies (e.g. physicians, private therapy practitioners, social service agencies, private schools, and vocational rehabilitation) who may be involved in teaching or providing services to children and youth.
* Creates school-wide programs that employ a continuum of service delivery models in the least restrictive environment for students with disabilities, and provide services to other students as appropriate.
* Supports students with hearing impairments including monitoring equipment and educating staff on a regular basis.
* Maintains the physical environment of the classroom for organization and presentation purposes.
* Encourages good citizenship and maintains standards of classroom behavior.
* Provides information, support, and counseling to parents and families when appropriate.
* Effectively coordinates all duties with team members.
* Travels between schools in Blaine County as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of current principles, theories, methods, assessments, techniques, research and strategies pertaining to teaching and instruction of students in the age group assigned. Knowledge of academic, social/emotional and behavioral characteristics of students in the age group assigned. Knowledge of the prescribed curriculum. Knowledge of current educational research. Basic understanding and knowledge of current technology. Knowledge of learning styles and skill in using varied teaching methods to address student learning styles. Skill in oral and written communication with students, parents and others. Ability to plan and implement activities for maximum effectiveness. Ability to assess levels of student achievement effectively, analyze test results and prescribe actions for improvement. Ability to maintain appropriate student supervision so that students have a safe and orderly environment in which to learn. Ability to work effectively with peers, administrators and others. Responsibilities include: working under limited supervision using standardized practices and/or methods; directing other persons within a small work unit; and tracking budget expenditures.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some climbing and balancing; frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally, the job requires 35% sitting, 30% walking, and 35% standing. The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and in a generally hazard free environment. Exposure to students with behavioral problems, who may: 1) become hostile and/or disorderly; and 2) exhibit physically aggressive behavior.
Equal Opportunity Employer Statement
Blaine County School District No. 61 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.