Speech Language Pathologist

Alexandria, Virginia
Oct 31, 2022
Jun 19, 2023
Full Time
Job Description:

The Speech-Language Pathologist provides services to students with communication disorders in the areas of written and oral language, articulation, fluency, and/or voice within the educational setting.


Education: Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology.

Licenses/Certificates:Valid License from the Virginia Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology or eligibility to obtain one in Speech-Language Pathology. ASHA Certification or Candidate for ASHA Certification. CFY Supervision is available.

Essential functions:

1. The Speech-Language Pathologist shall participate in the process of identifying students with communication disabilities. These responsibilities include:
  • Providing pre-referral consultations and participating in Multi-Tiered System of Supports initiatives
  • Conducting comprehensive speech-language assessments to determine the existence of a disability;
  • Integrating data from a variety of assessment techniques and sources;
  • Determining the effects of the student's impairment in regard to accessing the general curriculum;
  • Preparing evaluation reports and presenting assessment results at team meetings.

2. The Speech-Language Pathologist shall participate in the development of Individualized Education Programs. This includes:
  • Developing present levels of performance, IEP goals and objectives, and accommodations related to the students' speech-language impairment;
  • Collaborating with team members regarding standards-based goals which impact access to the general curriculum.

3. The Speech-Language Pathologist shall provide intervention appropriate to the age and learning needs of individual students. This includes:
  • Planning evidence-based interventions appropriate for individual students and groups of students;
  • Designing, selecting, and/or adapting curricula/therapy content;
  • Demonstrating knowledge and understanding of the Virginia Standards of Learning;
  • Collecting and interpreting data to monitor progress;
  • Completing progress reports;
  • Employing a continuum of service delivery models in the least restrictive environment;
  • Instructing eligible students/teachers in the use of appropriate communication technologies (e.g. FM systems, hearing aids, augmentative communication tools/devices, etc.)

4. The Speech-Language Pathologist shall maintain records of the speech-language program and prepare periodic reports as required. This includes:
  • Keeping data for program planning and decision-making for students (e.g. student rosters, schedules, etc.)
  • Submitting reports which meet federal, state, and local requirements;
  • Maintaining current files and/or records (e.g. progress reports; attendance; activity logs, etc.) on each student on the caseload
  • Safeguarding the confidentiality of student records
  • Completing records for third-party reimbursement accurately and in a timely manner.

5. The Speech-Language Pathologist shall adhere to established rules, regulations, laws, and appropriate ethical standards. This includes:
  • Demonstrating knowledge of federal, state, and local rules, regulations, and laws;
  • Completing procedural documentation appropriately;
  • Abiding by ASHA's professional code of ethics.

6. The Speech-Language Pathologist shall engage in an ongoing process of consultation/collaboration with families and school personnel. This includes:
  • Collaborating with a variety of groups and/or individuals (e.g. parents, teachers, physicians, team members) for the purpose of communicating information, resolving issues, and providing services in compliance with established guidelines;
  • Consulting with teachers, parents, other personnel, and/or outside professionals for the purpose of providing requested information, developing plans for services, making recommendations, and/or coordinating speech/language therapy services with those of other disciplines.

7. The Speech-Language Pathologist shall engage in continuing education and professional growth activities related to speech-language hearing and education. This includes:
  • Participating in professional meetings, conferences, and workshops;
  • Reviewing speech/language literature and applying new information during therapy and instructional procedures;
  • Applying and sharing knowledge gained from continuing education activities;
  • Staying abreast of educational issues;
  • Supporting the use of evidence-based practices.

8. The Speech and Language Pathologist shall perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Director of Special Education or other designated supervisor.

  • Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance
  • Tuberculosis Skin Test

Public Health Compliance
  • Proof of COVID vaccination. Exemptions for religious/medical will be reviewed.
  • Must follow safety and health protocols.


Primary Location:
Central Office
Salary Range:
Teachers and Other Licensed Staff Salary Scale (http://www.acps.k12.va.us/hr/compensation/)
Shift Type:

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