Speech Language Pathologist

West Bonner School District North Tip / Coeur d' Alene Speech/Language Pathologist Not Applicable Full Time Posted 10M ago

About this job


1. 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

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 deficiencies
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
8. Assist 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 assigned
5. May participate in the child study team
6. Provide individual and small group intervention sessions with students who have been classified

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
9. Assist teachers in developing language and speech programs to be carried out in the classroom
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 supplies
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 Education
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 IDAPA

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
IDAPA Pupil Personnel Services Certificate
IDAPA Local District Evaluation Policy—Teacher and Pupil Personnel Certificate Holders

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

West Bonner 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.