The speech language pathologist is responsible for providing diagnostic and intervention services for students with speech, language, swallowing, and hearing disorders. Working in cooperation parents, teachers, and District personnel in designing, implementing and evaluating interventions at individual, school, and district levels.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:
- Assess, screen, and evaluate students; effectively share results with parents and educational staff; participate in the eligibility determination process in accordance with state and school division requirements and best practices.
- Provide direct and consultative therapeutic services related to expressive, receptive, pragmatic language, and swallowing disorders.
- Participate in and write reports for meetings regarding students’ progress, such as individualized educational planning (IEP) meetings, in-service meetings, or intervention assistance team meetings in accordance with requirements and deadlines.
- Write reports and maintain proper documentation of information such as Medicaid billing or caseload activities, including the initial evaluation, treatment, and progress of students. Review and approve treatment and Medicaid medical billing logs of speech-language pathology assistants.
- Interpret the results of individual, class, school, and district assessments.
- Conduct record reviews.
- Collaborate with site special education teams to make special education decisions.
- Develop individual or group activities or programs in schools to deal with speech, language, or swallowing problems.
- Communicate and consult with school staff, parents, administrators, physicians, community, and other professionals effectively, both orally and in written form.
- Participate in professional growth activities, trainings, conferences, meetings, and workshops as required or assigned.
- Establish and maintain good rapport with students, employees, community members, and vendors.
- Maintain a high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality.
This job description is not a comprehensive listing of duties, responsibilities, or activities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
- Ability to apply knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
- Ability to write correspondence and reports that conform to prescribed style and format.
- Ability to interpret an assortment of assessments and evaluations furnished in variable forms.
- Ability to effectively communicate with a variety of audiences, including employees, students, parents, and community members.
- Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Ability to consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
- Ability to analyze the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
- Ability to use reason when dealing with emotional topics and situations.
- Ability to monitor/assess performance of self and others to make improvements or take corrective action.
- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific, scholarly and professional journals, reports, and legal documents.
- Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite software programs and other programs as it relates to position
- Ability to operate most standard office equipment
The incumbent will supervise speech-language pathology assistants and may supervise speech-language pathology interns, as assigned.
This job operates at school sites.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
- Regularly required to be mobile.
- Regularly required to sit and focus on a computer screen for extended periods of time.
- Regularly required to see, talk and hear.
- Manual dexterity regularly required in the preparation of reports and other documents.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full time, exempt position, contracted for 151 days beginning July 13, 2020 and ending May 26, 2021. Employee will typically work Monday through Thursday. Extended work hours are required.
Required Education and Experience
Master’s or more advanced degree from an accredited institution in Speech Pathology or Communication Disorders
Preferred Education and Experience
- Experience in assistive technology
- Experience with interpreting laws, policies, and guidelines relating to speech/language
- Experience working with a diverse student population
Standard Speech-Language Pathologist, PreKindergarten-12 Certificate issued by Arizona Department of Education
Certificate of Clinical Competency
Work Authorization/Security Clearance
Must be able to pass a criminal background check and obtain a Fingerprint Clearance Card with an IVP number through the Arizona Department of Public Safety.