Speech Language Therapist - Elementary District Wide

District Wide

Espanola, New Mexico

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Date Posted September 13, 2021
Industry K-12: Public Schools
Specialty Not Specified
Certification Needed
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified

Description:

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Current New Mexico License in Speech-Language Pathology
  2. Minimum of Masters Degree in Speech-Language Pathology
  3. School-based experience preferred

REPORTS TO: Building Principal & Director of Special Education

JOB GOAL:

To develop and maintain communication skills of students with disabilities for maximum participation in daily classroom activities and other educational activities required for learning.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Screens and evaluates students with suspected disabilities in communication, including language, speech production, voice, and fluency skills.
  2. Participates as a member of an Individual Education Program (IEP) team to plan intervention and service delivery programs to meet students’ individual needs.
  3. Serves as case manager for students who receive speech-language therapy as their primary special education service.
  4. Implements direct, indirect and management programs based on intervention goals determined by evaluation results and the IEP team.
  5. Provides information and consultation services to administrators, school personnel, parents, and community agencies to develop and maintain support of students with communication disorders in the educational environment and objectives of the speech-language therapy service.
  6. Promotes effective verbal and written communication with administrators, school personnel. Parents and community agencies.
  7. Employs planning, record-keeping, resource management, and learning environment management practices which are consistent with district and school expectations and which maximize the therapist’s effectiveness.
  8. Completes appropriate documentation for the district’s participation in the Medicaid in the schools program.
  9. Adheres to district, state and federal policies, regulations, and laws related to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

10.Adheres to the ethical standards and codes of the profession.

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ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

11.Provide clinical supervision for Apprentices in Speech-Language, graduate trainees, and/or Clinical Fellows, as agreed upon by SLP and Director of Special Education or designee.

  1. Use current technology to prepare reports, IEPs and other documents and to record student date.
  2. Demonstrate use and maintenance of a variety of assistive technology and augmentative communication devices.
  3. Perform other tasks as may be deemed appropriate and necessary by the principal, Director of Special Education, and/or the superintendent.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Sitting, standing, lifting and carrying (up to 25 pounds), reaching, squatting, kneeling, and moving light furniture may be required. Adequate vision and hearing abilities are necessary to monitor students’ verbal and nonverbal responses. The speech-language pathologist must have the ability to provide an appropriate speech/language model for students. The SLP must also be able to work within varying degrees of noise, temperature, and distraction.

SAFETY AND HEALTH REQUIREMENTS

EQUIPMENT/MATERIAL HANDLED:

The SLP shall maintain evaluation and therapy materials provided by the district. And SLP must know how to operate or be willing to learn to operate multimedia equipment, including current technology, augmentative communication, and assistive technology devices.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Must be able to work within various degrees of noise and temperature. Interruptions of work are routine. Flexibility and patience are required. Must be self-motivated and able to complete job assignment without direct supervision. After hour work may be required.

EVALUATION:

Employee’s performance will be evaluated in accordance with the provisions of the district policy on personnel evaluation. Evaluations will be completed by building administrators in cooperation with the Director of Special Education or designee.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Nine month contract or purchase service agreement/contract based on school calendar: salary to be based on the related services salary schedule