Speech & Language Pathologist
REPORTS TO: Supervisor of Speech-Language, Hearing and LLD
PRIMARY FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB:
(Summary of essential job functions)
Supervises speech-language assistants as per state regulations.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE JOB:
Maintains and manages a caseload comprised of speech-language disabled students in the schools.
Works collaboratively with the Evaluation Team Leader and school team to develop educationally based IEPs for speech-language disabled students.
Logs therapy services using Easy IEP for all sessions provided to students on the caseload.
Approves all therapy log services using Easy IEP in a timely fashion.
BRIEF JOB DESCRIPTION: The speech-language pathologist is responsible for providing clinical supervision to speech-language assistants, evaluating students with suspected communication disabilities, and providing speech-language services to students with Individual Education Programs in the schools.
Serves as a resource to school staff members in the development of a balanced program to promote students’ receptive and expressive language skills for school success.
Provides an individualized education program to meet individual needs of speech-language disabled students using evidence based, multi-sensory approaches.
Assists teachers in the understanding of typical and disordered developmental milestones and referring suspected and identified speech-language disabilities.
Uses evidence based practices to consult with teachers about students who demonstrate communication disabilities.
Provides a thorough assessment and diagnosis of speech-language disorders and disabilities using culturally and linguistically appropriate methods.
Provides screening to identify students with suspected speech-language disabilities.
Collaborates with classroom teachers and other school staff members to implement age and culturally-linguistically appropriate accommodations and intervention strategies in the classroom.
Provides professional development and serves as a consultant to teachers and school staff members on topics concerning first and second language acquisition and speech-language disorders/disabilities.
Keeps thorough and on-going records, using qualitative and quantitative data, for individual students receiving speech-language services.
Maintains list of students’ names on the speech-language caseload with the speech-language assistant.
Keeps track of and inventories speech-language evaluation tools and intervention materials in the schools.
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Type of position:
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Lucy Perez, HR Administrator
Springfield Public Schools - Main St.
Human Resources Department
1550 Main St.