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POSITION TITLE: Speech and Language Pathologist: Part-time
 

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
Salary: Approved by Board
Type of assignment: Part-time
Minimum Work Days: 125 (prorated from start date)

 

JOB DESCRIPTION
The Speech-Language Pathologist, under the supervision of the Lead Related Services Specialist, plans and provides speech-language pathology services to students with speech, voice, or language disorders. Assesses students and provides therapeutic intervention to eliminate or reduce problems or impairments that interfere with their students’ ability to derive full benefit from the educational program.


EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
• Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology
• Valid Texas License as a speech-language therapist granted by the Texas Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
• Ability to use accepted tests and measurement tools to assess communication disorders.
• Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) by American Speech and Hearing Association
(ASHA) or Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY) considered
• Knowledge of evaluation, habilitation, and rehabilitation of speech-language disorders.
• Ability to instruct and manage student behavior.
• Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
• External candidates must have a satisfactory outcome of fingerprinting check. Non-
refundable fee (approximately $50.00) paid by the employee
• Bilingual (preferred)


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Plan and provide appropriate individual and group therapy to students consistent with speech and language goals contained in the Individual Education Plan (IEP).
• Evaluate student progress and determine readiness for termination of therapy services.
• Supervise Speech Therapy Assistants once approved by the Texas State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology/Speech Therapy Assistants
• Conduct independent evaluations to assess students with speech or language disorders to determine eligibility for services.
• Develop clinical management strategies or guidelines and diagnostic statements by interpreting observation or data.
• Participate in the Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) committee to assist with interpreting data, appropriate placement, and development of the Individual Education Plans for students with communication disorders or conditions according to co-op procedures.
• Counsel and involve parents in the remedial process.
• Collaborate with teachers to plan and implement classroom activities to improve the communication skills of students.
• Provide support and training to assigned schools to help personnel identify and understand communication deficits in students.
• Consult with relevant persons regarding the educational needs of students and the interpretation of assessment data.
• Create a learning environment that meets the maturity level and interest of students.
• Ensure timelines are met by compiling, maintaining, and filing all reports, records, and other documents required, including case records, test results, statistical data, and test inventories.
• Develop and coordinate a continuing evaluation of speech-language pathology services and make adjustments based on findings.
• Assist in the selection of equipment and instructional materials.
• Willing to take on various roles and responsibilities.
• Ability to work with diverse administration, staff, parents, students, and related service providers.
• Have an ethical responsibility and practice ethical decision-making at all times.
• Participate in educational opportunities for professional growth and development.
• Perform other duties as assigned by superiors.


WORKING CONDITIONS
• Must be able to problem-solve.
• Must be able to work well under pressure.
• Must be able to organize and manage multiple priorities and/or projects by using appropriate methodologies and tools to maintain deadlines/timelines.
• Must be able to work as part of a highly functioning team.
• Must be willing to travel.
• Must be able to interpret data collected and make appropriate and meaningful recommendations as required.
• Must be able to maintain a positive working relationship with staff, management, and co-op members.
• Daily attendance and punctuality are essential functions of the job.
• Occasional light lifting and carrying of test and instructional materials.
• Frequent standing, stooping, bending, kneeling, pushing, and pulling.
• Must be able to move small stacks of textbooks, media equipment, desks, and other classroom or adaptive equipment.
• May be required to lift and position students with physical disabilities.

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POSITION TITLE: Speech and Language Pathology Assistant
 
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
Salary: Approved by Board
Type of assignment: Full-Time, Exempt
Minimum Work Days: 195
 
JOB DESCRIPTION
Under the supervision of the San Antonio Special Programs Co-op Directors and the supervising Speech Language Pathologist, the Speech and Language Pathology Assistant will plan and provide appropriate individual and group therapy to students consistent with speech and language goals contained in the Individual Education Plan (IEP).
•    Report student progress and help determine readiness for termination of therapy services.
•    Conduct screenings to assess students with speech or language disorders to determine the possible need for services.
•    Participate in the Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) committee to assist with interpreting data, appropriate placement, and development of the Individual Education Plans for students with communication disorders or conditions according to co-op procedures.  
•    Counsel and involve parents in the remedial process.
•    Collaborate with teachers to plan and implement classroom activities to improve the communication skills of students.
•    Provide support and training to assigned schools to help personnel identify and understand communication deficits in students.
•    Consult with relevant persons regarding the educational needs of students.
•    Create a learning environment that meets the maturity level and interest of students.
•    Ensure timelines are met by compiling, maintaining, and filing all reports, records, and other documents required, including case records, test results, statistical data, and test inventories.
•    Assist in the selection of equipment and instructional materials.
•    Willing to take on various roles and responsibilities.
•    Ability to work with diverse administration, staff, parents, students, and related service providers.
•    Have an ethical responsibility and practice ethical decision-making at all times.
•    Participate in educational opportunities for professional growth and development.
•    Perform other duties as assigned by superiors.
 
EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
•    Bachelor's degree in speech-language pathology or audiology
•    Licensed as a Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant in the State of Texas
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
•    Conduct speech and language screenings
•    Participate in the Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) committee to assist with appropriate placement and development of the Individual Education Plans for students.  
•    Consult with relevant persons regarding the educational needs of students and the interpretation of assessment data.
•    Consult with psychologists, psychiatrists, medical doctors, and community agencies concerning the intellectual, emotional, and behavioral functioning of students as needed.
•    Comply with policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Education rule, and local board policy in the areas of speech, assessment, placement, and planning for special education services.
•    Ensure timelines are met.
•    Willing to take on various roles and responsibilities.
•    Ability to work with diverse administration, staff, parents, students, and related service staff.
•    Have an ethical responsibility and practice ethical decision-making at all times.
•    Participate in educational opportunities for professional growth and development.
•    Have a genuine interest in people, behavior, and ideas and be willing to implement new ideas.
•    Willingness to travel.
•    Perform other duties as assigned by the SASPC director and Lead Related Service Specialist/SLP.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES 
•    Ability to understand oral and written instruction.
•    Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
•    Above average interpersonal skills.
•    Strong oral and written communication skills.
•    Ability to develop and lead meetings and staff development.
 
SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS
•    Must be able to problem-solve.
•    Must be able to work well under pressure.
•    Must be able to organize and manage multiple priorities and/or projects by using appropriate methodologies and tools to maintain deadlines/timelines.
•    Must be able to work as part of a highly functioning team.
•    Must be willing to travel.
•    Must be able to interpret data collected and make appropriate and meaningful recommendations as required.
•    Must be able to maintain a positive working relationship with staff, management, and co-op members.