Speech Language Pathologist

Location
Alexandria, Virginia
Posted
May 16, 2019
Closes
Aug 21, 2019
Ref
1272
Industry
Education
Hours
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.

Qualifications:
  • Education: Master's degree in Speech Language Pathology.
  • Licenses/Certificates: Valid license from the Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology is required. 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 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 to provide requested information, develop plans for services, make recommendations and/or coordinate 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 assigned by the Director of Special Education or other designated supervisor.

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

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