Speech Pathologist

Washoe County School District (WCSD), Reno, Nevada

Date PostedJuly 03, 2018
IndustryK-12: Public Schools
Job StatusNot Specified
SalaryNot Specified
Description:

SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION

Under the general supervision of the Special Education Administrator, the Speech Language Pathologist provides direct and indirect service to special needs students in order to improve communication as it relates to school tasks; intervention is provided in the students' academic environment and may include integrated service in the classroom, pullout sessions, collaboration with school staff, observation, and consultation to the IEP team.

EXEMPLARY DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

Provides diagnostic, remedial, and consultative services for students with receptive/expressive communicative disorders; assists in the identification of students who are at risk because of educational, physical or mental limitations; assists in the development of the assessment process and written procedures; completes the educational related or early intervention assessment which includes student observation, record review, interviews, standardized/non-standard testing procedures in the areas of suspected disability according to specific timelines; prepares an assessment report according to specific timelines; participates as a member of the IEP in the determination of appropriate treatment; develops long and short term goals and objectives; develops and implements a therapy intervention plan designed to enable the student to benefit from special education; student services may be conducted on an individual or group basis in the least restrictive environment; maintain records, materials, equipment and other treatment supplies; remains current with approaches, methodology and research in the field to foster professional growth and educationally related practices; and acquaints principals, teachers, other personnel, and parents with speech-language services;

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS

Education/Experience: Any combination of education/experience that could likely provide the required knowledge and skills is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills would be:

1. Equivalent to a Master's degree in the area of speech-language pathology is required;

OR

2. Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree is required;

AND

3. At least one-year school experience desirable.

Knowledge of: Using the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test, Test of Language Development, Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals, Test for Auditory Comprehension of Language, Goldman-Fristoe Test of Articulation, and informal language sample evaluations, as well as other formalized assessment tools; writing and interpreting an Individualized Education Plan; speech and language development as necessary for providing services; and files and records management, office procedures, and basic computer literacy is desirable.

Skill at: Communicating effectively both orally and in writing; working collaboratively with certified and classified personnel at various locations; developing goals and objectives for students eligible for speech and language intervention; implementing individual structured activities; maintaining accurate and complete records, files, and reports; and interacting effectively with all individuals contacted during the course of work.

Licenses/Certificates: Possession of, or ability to obtain a valid State of Nevada driver license with a driving record acceptable to the District; possession of, or ability to obtain a valid Nevada Teaching License in Speech and Language Impairments.

THIS JOB SPECIFICATION SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED TO IMPLY THAT THESE REQUIREMENTS ARE THE EXCLUSIVE STANDARDS OF THE POSITION. INCUMBENTS MAY BE REQUIRED TO FOLLOW ANY OTHER INSTRUCTIONS, AND TO PERFORM ANY OTHER RELATED DUTIES AS MAY BE REQUIRED BY THEIR SUPERVISOR.

The Washoe County School District is committed to providing a safe and respectful learning and working environment for all students, staff, and visitors. The District prohibits bullying, cyber-bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, and/or discrimination based on an individual's actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, veterans or military status, marital status, disability or the presence of any sensory, physical or mental handicap in any of its educational programs/activities and employment, or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The District prohibits discrimination against any youth group listed in Title 36, as a patriotic society, (i.e. Boy Scouts of America) from access to public school facilities use.

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