Speech Language Pathologist

Alexandria, Virginia
Jun 16, 2020
Apr 13, 2021
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 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.

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.

  • Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance.
  • Tuberculosis Skin Test.


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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