Speech Language Pathologist for Assistive Technology
Reports To: Coordinator for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Vision, and Assistive Technology
Duty Days: 187 Days
Pay Grade: I01
Date Revised: 05/2023
Master’s Degree in Communication Disorders or related field
Valid Texas License in Speech-Language Pathology
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology
Two year’s work experience as a speech-language pathologist (preferred)
Bilingual (preferred for the bilingual team)
Ability to work with school and community population
Ability to work independently
Valid driver’s license
Serve as the speech-language pathologist responsible for diagnosing communication, speech, and language disorders as part of the Developmental Assessment Team and/or Preschool Arena Assessment Team. Write measurable IEP goals and provide consultation to enable school-based speech-language pathologists to implement programs designed to increase a student’s speech, language, and communication development.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:Conduct evaluations and other professional activities consistent with timelines and other requirements of laws, rules and regulations, and local district policies and procedures.Access and compile formal and informal information from a variety of sources into a written report to assist in the determination of eligibility, educational needs, and identification of programming needs utilizing the district template.Develop measurable IEP goals and objectives.Communicate to parents/guardians and professionals evaluation results including purposes, methods, findings, and implications of the evaluation.Assist campus professionals in preparation for initial ARD meetings by completing Individual Education Plans goals and objectives, Present Level of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance, and recommended service times to campuses across the district.Complete individual speech-language evaluations for students as assigned.Function as a consultant in speech, language, and communications to campus speech-language pathologists, staff and parents as required.Assist campus speech-language pathologists to translate appraisal data into research-based, appropriate, and relevant speech and language programs.Attend staffing’s as requested.Participate in district in-services, parent training and public awareness presentations regarding communication and Autism Spectrum Disorders.Attend monthly assessment team meetings and all required training.Maintain accurate and detailed records of evaluations, ARD meetings and related activities including assessment logs.Mentor fellow Speech-Language Pathologists as assigned.Follow billing and reimbursement procedures for Medicaid and other needed documentation such as time studies.Use technology to organize information, schedule meetings and staffings, develop and maintain ARD documentation and produce written materials. Develop and maintain knowledge and skills by engaging in professional development activities.Complete projects, duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Coordinator.Other SHARS Duties as assigned.Provide Personal Care as identified in applicable student IEPs.
Personal computer, copier, printer, fax machine, assistive technology devices, adaptive equipment
Maintain emotional control under stress. Frequent standing, stooping, bending, kneeling, pushing, and pulling and use of prescribed holding techniques, when necessary. 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; and assist non-ambulatory students. Biological exposure to bacteria and communicable diseases. Daily driving in the district from one campus to another.
The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.