Speech Language Pathologist - Hiring Pool 2020-2021
  • West Ada School District
  • Meridian, ID
  • 208-855-4500
  • CATEGORY: Special Education
  • CATEGORY: Speech/Language Pathologist
  • CATEGORY: Student Services
  • CATEGORY: Speech/Language Pathologist
4 months ago
Special Education
Full Time
Southwest / Boise
Job Description
WEST ADA SCHOOL DISTRICT SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

PURPOSE Speech/Language Pathologists (SLP) provide a wide range of services, mainly on an individual basis, but also as support for individuals, families, support groups, and providing information for the general public. Speech/Language services begin with initial screening for communication skills and continue with assessment and diagnosis, consultation for the provision of advice regarding management, intervention and treatment, and provision services for students.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES The primary function of an employee in this class is to provide speech/language therapy to assigned students. The primary duties of the position are performed in the therapy or classroom environment. The SLP maintains records, conducts speech, language and hearing screenings. The SLP makes recommendations and delivers services to meet the needs of the students in the area of speech/language services. The SLP develops, with a team, individual education programs (IEP) for students.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Organizes a program that addresses individual student’s speech/language goals
  • Works with school personnel to accomplish the speech/language goals and objectives
  • Coordinates speech/language services with student services provided by other school personnel
  • Maintains records of the speech-language program and prepares periodic reports as required
  • Adheres to established district policies, code of ethics, and state and Federal laws
  • Helps with a team to develop an IEP for student
  • Plans therapy for individual students and groups of students
  • Keeps updated records of each students sessions and progress
  • Provides updated information to Parents and teachers on students’ progress and needs
  • Adjusts intervention strategies based upon student performance
  • Promotes effective interpersonal relations with students, staff and parents
  • Provide consultation to parents, teachers and other appropriate school personnel
  • Consults/communicates with non-school agencies to enhance services
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of:

  • Speech and language, diagnostic, therapy, and evaluation methods, techniques, and objectives;
  • Speech and language development, disabilities, and disorders;
  • Oral anatomy and motor development;
  • Basic educational procedures and objectives, including classroom instruction and presentation, preparation of teaching materials and aids, behavior management and modification, district testing and grading, and student-teacher relations and interactions;
  • Operation of specialized therapy equipment;
  • Follow written and oral instructions and observe District policies and procedures;
  • Apply speech and language therapy methods effectively, following established protocols;
  • Prepare therapy, instructional, and related materials;
  • Perform screening, and ongoing assessment duties, following established protocols;
  • Prepare and maintain files, records, logs, and therapy documentation;
  • Maintain student, school, and parental confidentiality;
  • Participate in Multi-disciplinary teams (MDT) to coordinate and prepare Individual Education programs for students;
  • Operate equipment, standard office equipment, and a personal computer using programs appropriate to assigned duties;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, parents, teachers and staff members, and other District personnel;
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Demonstrate integrity, ingenuity and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks.
Ability to:
  • Follow written and oral instructions and observe District policies and procedures;
  • Interpret and modify classroom and therapy instructions, materials, and presentations to the appropriate learning level of the assigned student;
  • Prepare and maintain required records, files, reports, logs, statistics, and documentation;
  • Perform time management and scheduling functions, meet deadlines, and set task priorities;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, teachers and staff members, and other District personnel;
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Maintain student, school, and parental confidentiality;
  • Demonstrate integrity, ingenuity and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Master’s degree in speech/language pathology
  • Must have pupil personnel certificate with proper endorsement
  • School experience preferred
  • Certificate of Clinical Competency (CCC) or CFY Eligible from AHSA preferred
,ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL ABILITIES
  • Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to discern verbal conversation and to communicate effectively on the telephone and in person;
  • Sufficient visual acuity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to comprehend written work and assessments, prepare and review documents, and organize documents and materials;
  • Sufficient manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to perform repetitive hand/wrist/arm motions and to operate a computer and office equipment, and to occasionally physically restrain a student to keep him/her from harming self or others;
  • Sufficient personal mobility, agility, strength, and reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to bend, stoop, kneel, stand, or sit for long periods of time, lift a minimum of 25 pounds, and physically interact with and control students, including applying prescribed restraint techniques, in a special education classroom environment;
  • Job tasks require, with or without reasonable accommodation, climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, and grasping.
  • Must have a valid Idaho Driver’s License and a vehicle to drive and/or must provide own transportation for job related activities.
EVALUATION Yearly by supervisor

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT To be determined by calendar year. Regular attendance is an essential function of this job.

  • As per Idaho Code 65-5-1/65-503: "Eligible veterans are provided advantages in public employment in Idaho…"

Approved 10-8-13

Knowledge of: • Speech and language, diagnostic, therapy, and evaluation methods, techniques, and objectives; • Speech and language development, disabilities, and disorders; • Oral anatomy and motor development; • Basic educational procedures and objectives, including classroom instruction and presentation, preparation of teaching materials and aids, behavior management

and modification, district testing and grading, and student-teacher relations and interactions; • Operation of specialized therapy equipment; • Follow written and oral instructions and observe District policies and procedures; • Apply speech and language therapy methods effectively, following established protocols; • Prepare therapy, instructional, and related materials; • Perform screening, and ongoing assessment duties, following established protocols; • Prepare and maintain files, records, logs, and therapy documentation; • Maintain student, school, and parental confidentiality; • Participate in Multi-disciplinary teams (MDT) to coordinate and prepare Individual Education programs for students; • Operate equipment, standard office equipment, and a personal computer using programs appropriate to assigned duties; • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, parents, teachers and staff members, and other District personnel; • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; • Demonstrate integrity, ingenuity and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks.

Ability to: • Follow written and oral instructions and observe District policies and procedures; • Interpret and modify classroom and therapy instructions, materials, and presentations to the appropriate learning level of the assigned student; • Prepare and maintain required records, files, reports, logs, statistics, and documentation; • Perform time management and scheduling functions, meet deadlines, and set task priorities; • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, teachers and staff members, and other District personnel; • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; • Maintain student, school, and parental confidentiality; • Demonstrate integrity, ingenuity and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks.

QUALIFICATIONS • Master’s degree in speech/language pathology • Must have pupil personnel certificate with proper endorsement • School experience preferred • Certificate of Clinical Competency (CCC) or CFY Eligible from AHSA preferred

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL ABILITIES • Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to discern verbal conversation and to communicate effectively on the telephone and in person; • Sufficient visual acuity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to comprehend written work and assessments, prepare

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and review documents, and organize documents and materials; • Sufficient manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to perform repetitive hand/wrist/arm motions and to operate a computer and office equipment, and to occasionally physically restrain a student to keep him/her from harming self or others; • Sufficient personal mobility, agility, strength, and reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to bend, stoop, kneel, stand, or sit for long periods of time, lift a minimum of 25 pounds, and physically interact with and control students, including applying prescribed restraint techniques, in a special education classroom environment; • Job tasks require, with or without reasonable accommodation, climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, and grasping. • Must have a valid Idaho Driver’s License and a vehicle to drive and/or must provide own transportation for job related activities.

EVALUATION Yearly by supervisor

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT To be determined by calendar year. Regular attendance is an essential function of this job.

• As per Idaho Code 65-5-1/65-503: "Eligible veterans are provided advantages in public employment in Idaho…"

Approved 10-8-13



Equal Opportunity Employer

West Ada 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.