Speech Language Pathologist
General Definition of Work
Performs difficult professional work locating, identifying and serving speech/language impaired students, preparing and maintaining student and program records, preparing reports, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the general direction of the Special Services Director.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Plans and provides therapy to students with a variety of disability areas.
Evaluates and re-evaluates students and creates, completes and organizes paperwork according to student needs or therapy plans.
Schedules and facilitates parent meetings to discuss evaluation results, current level of need and to provide information on disabilities an therapy techniques.
Attends various meetings.
Keeps abreast of current technologies and best practices.
Provides interventions as needed in collaboration with classroom teachers.
Coordinates student transportation.
Composes and distributes reports on student progress.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of speech and language diagnosis and therapy; thorough knowledge of casework methods and procedures; thorough knowledge of district, local, state and federal resources, programs, procedures, laws, rules and regulations related to speech and language diagnosis and therapy; ability to conduct interviews, assessments and diagnosis effectively and analyze needs and problems objectively; ability to operate standard tools of the trade; ability to operate standard office equipment and related hardware and software; ability to learn specialized tools, equipment and software to meet business needs; ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, similar professionals, parents, staff, administration and the general public.
Education and Experience
Master’s degree with coursework in speech language pathology, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
This work requires the occasional exertion of up to 25 pounds of force; work regularly requires speaking or hearing, frequently requires using hands to finger, handle or feel and repetitive motions and occasionally requires standing, walking, sitting, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, reaching with hands and arms, pushing or pulling and lifting; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operating machines, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work occasionally requires exposure to fumes or airborne particles and exposure to outdoor weather conditions; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).
CCC’s certification within one (1) year.
Licensure through the Minnesota Department of Education.
Applicable district or department training will be provided and must be completed upon hire.
Valid driver’s license in the State of Minnesota.
Application Process: Apply online, paper applications will not be accepted.
Questions: Contact Angela Kahle, Director of Student Support Services; firstname.lastname@example.org