Speech Language Pathologist

Blaine County School District No. 61 South Central / Twin Falls Speech/Language Pathologist Not Applicable Full Time Posted 1M ago

About this job

TITLE: Speech Language Pathologist
PAY GRADE: Certified Salary Schedule
FLSA: Exempt
SUPERVISOR: Building Principal and Director of Special Programs
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Days as designated per Negotiated Contract. Works on-site according to Principal's designated schedule.

SUMMARY:
Works 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
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. Spanish language skills or bilingual/biliterate preferred.

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 aids teachers in promoting educational growth.
* Completes special education documents (e.g., IEPs, eligibility reports, progress reports) in accordance with 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 as requested.
* Responds to inquiries (e.g., parents, teachers, staff, students) for the purpose of providing information and/or referral as appropriate.
* 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.
* Works 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 provides 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.
* Coordinates all duties effectively 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. 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. Ability to work under limited supervision using standardized practices and/or methods, direct other persons within a small work unit, and track budget expenditures. Ability to use small office equipment and computers.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The job is performed in a generally hazard free environment under minimal temperature variations and. Exposure to students with behavioral problems, who may become hostile and/or disorderly and exhibit physically aggressive behavior. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to crawl, balance, stand, and walk; use mental acuity and repetitive motion; use hands to hold, move, feel and manipulate objects; reach with hands and arms; sit, stoop, kneel, or crouch. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Specific speaking and hearing abilities required by this job include expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word, shouting in order to be heard, and receiving detailed information through oral communication. Performs light work exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.

Education required

Master's Degree

Benefits

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Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

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