Speech & Language Pathology Assistant
Director of Special Services
CLASS SUMMARY: Under general direction, incumbent(s) provides treatment, instructional support, and screenings through the direction of the speech and language pathologists and in accordance to Individual Education Plans (IEPs). In addition, incumbent(s) maintains student progress reports, maintains applicable technological devices, coordinates activities, and provides logs and reports to the pathologists.
Provides treatment and instructional support in accordance to documental Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and through the direction of the speech and language pathologists. Implements therapy goals and instructional support related to the goals.
Conducts speech, language and hearing screenings using established models, formulations, and routine activities. Submits screenings and provides input to supervising speech and language pathologists.
Completes student progress reports by maintaining databases and charts and documenting daily logs and quarterly progress reports. Submits student progress reports to the supervising speech and language pathologists.
Assists speech and language staff with student assessment activities, including setting up activities and helping student prompting.
Coordinates activities with the instructional staff to assist implementation of the recommendation from the speech and language pathologists. Prepares materials and sets up activities.
Attends IEP meetings, parent conferences, and other applicable meetings. Assists the speech and language staff by expressing observations and describing child’s performance.
Performs checks and maintenance of assistive voice output devices and other applicable technology devices. Assists the speech and language pathologist with the programming of the assistive technology devices and checks programming regularly.
Performs other duties as required.
To be eligible for this position, an applicant must meet the following required qualifications. In addition, verification of these required qualifications is necessary.
· Associate’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology or related field.
· ADHS Speech-Language Patholoy Assistant License.
It is preferred that applicant possesses the following preferred qualifications; however, the following qualifications are not required to be eligible for this position.
· Bachelor’s degree in Speech Pathology, Communication, or related field;
· One year of experience working with special needs children;
· Proficency in English and Spanish language;
· Valid Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation certification;
· Valid First Aid certification.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The qualifications for this job description are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Skills required, but not limited to, for this position include:
· Using screening tools and protocol for speech-language;
· Implementing IEP objectives;
· Managing student behavior;
· Utilizing time management;
· Working independently and as a group;
· Preparing records and charts;
· Understanding special methods and procedures to work with special needs children;
· Establishing and maintaining effective working relations with stakeholders;
· Using computer software related programs;
· Engaging and encouraging communication skills while interacting with supervisors, staff, students, etc. to exchange information.
The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The working environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Job Contact Information
Monday, February 4, 2019 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)