Therapist Ex Ed Speech Language

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, Nashville, Tennessee

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Date Posted November 06, 2020
Industry K-12: Independent/Private
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Speech-Language Pathologist
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10 months

Job Summary (2-3 sentences describing job purpose): Speech-language pathologists provide prevention, assessment, and remediation services for students who exhibit difficulties in the areas of language, speech, voice, and fluency.

Reports to: Colleen Thomas

Department Name: Exceptional Education

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Plans and provides evidence-based interventions appropriate for individual students and groups of students and adjusts intervention strategies based upon student performance and best practices in the field of speech pathology.

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Develops and implements appropriate IEPs based on students’ strengths & needs.

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Administers formal and informal assessments. Observes students in educational environments and selects appropriate assessments based on individual student needs. Administers tests according to acceptable procedures and demonstrates knowledge and use of TN DOE eligibility criteria.

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Completes all required procedural documentation for students (to include but not limited to assessment reports, therapy data collection, IEPs, re-evaluation documents, progress reporting, and Medicaid documentation).

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Collaborates/consults with all stakeholders (to include by not limited to general education teachers, exceptional education teachers, psychologists, occupational therapists, vision teachers, school counselors, etc.) in the management of speech-language disorders as they relate to literacy, communication skills, and their impact on learning. Provides coaching and trainings to stakeholders when appropriate.

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Analyzes and interprets information to make recommendations regarding the need and intensity level for speech-language services.

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Serves on student support teams when appropriate and make recommendations for speech and language interventions. If needed, conducts speech, language and hearing screenings.

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Develops and maintains scheduling for the following: speech and language therapy and instructional services, IEP and eligibility meetings, assessments, collaboration and planning with stakeholders.

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Education and Experience Requirements

Education (training/degree): Master’s Degree in the field of Communication Sciences and Disorders or Speech-Language Pathology

Licenses, Certifications or Registrations Required: Tennessee Department of Education Teacher’s License (Practitioner/Professional School Services Provider)

Experience: Preferred

Skills Required: Communication & listening skills, analytical skills, effective interpersonal skills, flexibility and organization

General Skills, Responsibilities, Requirements, and Impacts

Data Responsibility:

Level 6: Synthesizes or integrates analysis of data or information to discover facts or develop knowledge or interpretations; modifies policies, procedures, or methodologies based on findings.

People Responsibility:

Level 6: Negotiates or exchanges ideas, information, and opinions with others to formulate policies and programs, or arrive jointly at decisions, conclusions, or solutions.

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Mathematical Requirements:

Level 2: Uses addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; may compute ratios, rates, and percentages.

Communications Requirements:

Level 5: Reads professional publications; composes complex reports and manuals; speaks formally to small groups within and outside the organization.

Complexity of Work:

Level 6: Performs work involving the application of logical principles and thinking to solve practical problems w/n or applying to a division w/n the org.; requires continuous, close attention for accurate results and frequent exposure to unusual pressure.

Impact of Decisions:

Level 6: Makes decisions with serious impact - affects most units in organization, and may affect citizens.

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Physical Demands:

Level 3: Requires light work involving standing or walking some of the time, exerting up to 20 pounds of force on a regular basis, and moderate dexterity in operating machinery, tools, or office equipment.

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Unavoidable Hazards:

Level 1: The position is exposed to no unusual environmental hazards

Sensory Requirements:

Level 1: The position requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing, and speaking.

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires MNPS to provide adequate accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

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