Speech & Language Pathologist Assistant (SLPA)

Idaho Falls School District East Central / Idaho Falls Speech/Language Assistant Not Applicable Full Time Posted 16D ago

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TITLE:  2023-2024 Speech and Language Pathologist Assistant (SLPA)

QUALIFICATIONS:
- An associate’s degree in a SLPA program OR a bachelor’s degree in a speech language pathology or communication disorders program
- Successful completion of a minimum of one hundred (100) hours of supervised field work experience or its clinical experience equivalent
- Demonstration of competency in the skills required of an SLPA
- Valid Idaho driver’s license.
- Must have own transportation.  Mileage will be reimbursed by the district.
- Ability to work with students, staff, parents, and the public.
- Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable.

REPORTS TO:  Special Education Director; Speech and Language Supervising Pathologist

JOB GOALS:
- To support the delivery of School District 91’s written, taught, tested and reported curriculum and contribute to maximizing student achievement.
- To support Speech and Language Pathologists in providing service delivery with students identified with speech or language impairments so that the student may benefit from a free and appropriate public education.  Support Speech and Language Pathologist in administrative duties.     

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Self-identify as SLPAs to families, students, patients, clients, staff, and others. This may be done verbally, in writing, and/or with titles on name badges.
- Exhibit compliance with The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) regulations, reimbursement requirements, and SLPAs' responsibilities.
- Assist the SLP with speech, language, and hearing screenings without clinical interpretation.
- Assist the SLP during assessment of students exclusive of administration and/or interpretation.
- If bilingual, assist the SLP with bilingual translation during screening and assessment activities exclusive of interpretation; refer to Issues in Ethics: Cultural and Linguistic Competence (ASHA 2017).
- Follow documented treatment plans or protocols developed by the supervising SLP.
- Provide guidance and treatment via tele practice to students, patients, and clients who are selected by the supervising SLP as appropriate for this service delivery model.
- Document student performance (e.g., tallying data for the SLP to use; preparing charts, records, and graphs) and report this information to the supervising SLP.
- Program and provide instruction in the use of augmentative and alternative communication devices.
- If bilingual, serve as interpreter for students and families who do not speak English.
- If bilingual, provide services under SLP supervision in another language for individuals who do not speak English and English-language learners.
- Maintains and submits data for Medicaid billing.
- Seeks out opportunities for professional growth.
- Maintains high standards of ethical behavior and confidentiality of student information.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Performs all other duties as assigned.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
This position is on a 180 day calendar and is scheduled for 7 hours per day. This position will be paid at $30 per hour. Benefits will be in accordance with approved board policy.

EVALUATION:
Performance of this position will be evaluated annually by the Director of Special Education in accordance with provisions of the negotiated master agreement and board policy.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Idaho Falls 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.