Speech Language Pathologist
Position Purpose – Under the general supervision of the School Principal, to maximize the learning experience of students with special needs related to speech, addressing students’ specific needs, providing direct speech services to students; providing a safe and optimal learning environment.
- Conducts assessments, testing and diagnostic examinations of students for the purpose of identifying speech and language issues, and recommending courses of action or corrective procedures to overcome issues and maximize learning.
- Develop and implement Individual Educational Plans (“IEP”) for students.
- Facilitate necessary IEP team meetings and due process procedures.
- Assists students and teaching staff in implementing students’ IEP’s.
- Coordinates with outside agencies, organizations and institutions, including state and federal authorities as needed.
- Coordinates with administrators and other teaching staff members to ascertain individual student’s abilities and needs, including students with special needs, and to familiarize stakeholders with speech therapy services
- Serves as ready resource to students and parents to provide services that will lead each student to increased personal growth and self-understanding
- Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research, and by maintaining professional relationships with members of institutions of higher learning and the business community.
- Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping and providing student information to prospective colleges and employers, as required by district procedures and applicable laws.
- Encourages parental involvement in students’ education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.
- Selects and requisitions appropriate books, aids and other supplies and equipment and maintains inventory records.
- Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.
Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.
- Uses standard office equipment such as personal computers, printer, copy and fax machines, and telephone.
- Utilizes adaptive technology relevant to providing speech services.
Skills, Knowledge, Abilities
- Knowledge of Special Education principles, Speech Pathology, theories, testing, methods, etc. as well as proven methods of maximizing the educational experience of students with special needs.
- Knowledge of differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles.
- Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.
- Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.
- Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed.
- Ability to organize and coordinate work.
- Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents.
- Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
- Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.
- Requires a masters degree and a MN Speech Language Pathology license.
- Successful Speech Pathology experience preferred.
FLSA Status: Exempt