IDEA Public Schools

Speech Language Pathologist

US-TX-San Antonio
2 years ago
ID
2014-1073
Category
Administrative Professional (HQ)
IDEA Public Schools- San Antonio Regional

Overview

The Speech Language Pathologist will set ambitious goals for student achievement and invest students and families in accomplishing them; create a powerful learning environment; plan and deliver purposeful therapy, assess for the presence of speech impairments and track student progress toward goals; analyze data to intervene and adjust therapy; and seek excellence as an educator and an IDEA team member.

 

Outcomes:

  1. Ensure that students on assigned caseload are making academic growth.
  2. Ensure that all Admission Review Dismissal Meetings and evaluations are held within federal and state guidelines.
  3. Ensure special education team staff retention goals are met.

Responsibilities

 

Responsibilities:

  1. Assess students with speech or language disorders and determine eligibility for services.
  2. Plan and provide appropriate individual and group therapy to students consistent with speech/language goals contained in Individual Education Plans (IEP).
  3. Participate in the Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee regarding interpretation of assessment data, appropriate placement, and goal setting for students with speech and/or language disorders according to district procedures.
  4. Evaluate student progress and determine readiness for termination of therapy services.
  5. Counsel and involve parents in the remedial process.
  6. Collaborate with administrators and classroom teachers to plan and implement classroom-based activities to improve oral and written language skills of students.
  7. Provide staff development training in assigned schools to assist school personnel in the identification and understanding of students with communication deficits.
  8. Create and provide district wide professional development for IDEA school staff.
  9. Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

May direct and monitor the work of speech-language pathology assistant(s).*

Working Conditions:

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

Maintain emotional control under stress. Ability to accept constructive criticism. Regular districtwide travel to multiple work locations as assigned; moderate lifting and carrying. May be required to lift and transfer students to and from wheelchair or assist with positioning students with physical disabilities.

*Supervisors of licensed speech-language pathology - assistants must be licensed by Texas Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.  A person with a TEA certificate who is not licensed may not be a supervisor of a licensed speech-language pathology - assistant.

Qualifications

Education/Certification:

  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Master’s Degree in Communication Disorders from an accredited college or university
  • Valid Texas License as a speech-language pathologist granted by the Texas Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.
  • National Certification of Clinical Competence granted by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • Proven track record of personally achieving success and of leading others

Competencies:

  • Ability to use the accepted tests and measurements to assess communication disorders and conditions
  • Knowledge of evaluation, habilitation, and rehabilitation of speech-language disorders and conditions
  • Ability to instruct and manage student behavior
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

 

Experience:

  • Completion of Clinical Fellowship
  • One year of pediatric and/or school based experience in evaluation, habilitation, and rehabilitation of communication disorders and conditions.

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