Speech Language Pathologist (2017-2018)
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.
This is a general application pool and not a specific vacancy. Applicants are encouraged to apply for specific vacancies in their related field as they become available.
- Education: Master's degree in Speech Language Pathology.
- Licenses/Certificates: Valid Virginia Department of Education license with an endorsement in Speech Language Pathology, or eligibility to obtain one. ASHA Certification or Candidate for ASHA Certification. CFY Supervision is available.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.)
- 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 confidentiality of student records
- Completing records for third-party reimbursement accurately and in a timely manner.
- 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.
- 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 to provide requested information, develop plans for services, make recommendations and/or coordinate speech/language therapy services with those of other disciplines.
- 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.
- The Speech and Language Pathologist shall perform such other duties as assigned by the Director of Special Education or other designated supervisor.