Speech Language Pathologist - Assistant

Blaine County School District No. 61 South Central / Twin Falls Speech/Language Assistant Not Applicable Full Time Posted 11M ago

About this job

TITLE: Speech Language Pathologist-Assistant (SLP-A)
PAY GRADE: Classified Salary Schedule
FLSA: Non-Exempt
SUPERVISOR: Director of Special Programs and Speech Language Pathologists (SLP)
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Works on-site according to designated schedule

Under the direction of a Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP), the SLP-A assists in providing speech therapy services to special education students in accordance with Individualized Education Program (IEP); maintains records and documentation on students; and performs related duties as required.

Associate degree in and/or graduation from a Speech-Language Pathology assistant certificate program, OR Bachelor's degree in Speech-Language Pathology or Communication Disorders with a preferred minimum of 70 hours field work/clinical experience from a Board-approved program required. Prior successful experience performing duties and responsibilities associated with this position. 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.)
* Implement therapeutic programs and treatment within the instruction and guidelines established by the supervising SLP. Assist individual students and small groups of students through instructional activities designed to remediate the identified communication disability(ies). Examples of this include:
a. Provide drill and practice activities.
b. Monitoring of student progress.
c. Provide and Assist in-classroom models of intervention.
d. Development of materials and lesson plans for service delivery.
e. Attend IEP meetings with supervising SLP as per requested.
* Participate in team planning to meet the communication/education needs of students.
* Prepare, maintain, assemble and return instructional materials and operate instructional media for identified students.
* Work collaboratively with the certificated staff to identify, prepare and operate instructional media for identified students.
* Collect and organize data and information for identified students.
* Collaborate in designing schedules, charts, and rosters for students being served.
* Record grades, progress notes, and information for students being served. Log services for Medicaid billing.
* Maintain files consistent with the standards set by Speech Language Pathologist.
* Prepare, distribute, and collect forms needed by certificated staff for identified students.
* Attend Individual Education Plan (I.E.P.) meetings and other pertinent meetings for identified students as determined by supervising SLP.
* Participate in professional growth opportunities as agreed upon among the Speech Language Pathologist. Assistant, the Speech Language Pathologist and the Director of Special Programs.
* May work in a variety of locations, including school or district offices.
* Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge of speech-language pathology equipment, materials, and procedures. Knowledge of language development in children. Knowledge of articulation development. Knowledge of learned individual needs of children in special education. Knowledge of student behavior management techniques and strategies. Knowledge of correct English usage, spelling, grammar, punctuation and math. Knowledge of simple record keeping and record management. Knowledge of personal computers and software, including work processing, learning and educational software. Knowledge of oral and written communication skills. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and collaborative working relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties. Ability to understand and carry out oral and written directions, including intervention plans. Ability to utilize specialized communication systems and devices. Ability to assist in the educational program of assigned student(s). Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form. Ability to learn and utilize current speech-language methods and procedures to be followed in an instructional setting. Ability to maintain student performance documentation. Ability to perform clerical tasks and operate office machines. Ability to manage and use time effectively. Ability to meet the physical, mental and environmental demands of the position. Ability to present and maintain a pleasant appearance and demeanor. Ability to exercise independent judgment and problem-solving skills related to specific areas of responsibility. Ability to work successfully with diverse groups of people. Ability to be a productive and active team member. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all District requirements, Board of Education policies, and applicable State and Federal laws.

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.


$22.33 - $33.49/hr DOE

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