Job Description

    Speech Language Pathologist JobID: 412
  • Position Type:
    30 Special Education - Student Services/Speech Language Pathologist/Therapist

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    All Balsz School District Campuses
    (High-Needs School)

  • Date Available:

  • Closing Date:
    Until Filled

  •   Additional Information:
    Job Title: Speech Pathologist
    Employment: FLSA Exempt - Student contact days + in-service(s)
    Salary: Auxiliary Salary Schedule
    Reports to: Director of Student Services
    Supervises: No Supervisory Responsibilities

    • Possesses or qualifies for appropriate Arizona Speech/Language Impaired Certificate
    • Possesses special area endorsements as required by state and/or federal regulations or district policy and procedures.

    Required Skills:
    • Demonstrates ability to productively manage groups of students.
    • Demonstrates accountability for student growth in all areas consistent with District developed goals.
    • Produces evidence of a comprehensive background in child development, instructional strategies, classroom curricular implementation, learning theory and the effective school research.
    • Plans, implements and evaluates instructional programs appropriate for areas of assignment and student population.
    • Works cooperatively with administration and staff at the building level to best meet the educational needs of the student population.

    Essential Functions:
    • Assesses students’ communication skills (e.g. articulation, language, fluency, voice, etc.) for the purpose of determining their speech and language deficits and developing recommendations.
    • Assists other personnel as may be required for the purpose of supporting them in the completion of their work activities.
    • Consults with teachers, parents, other personnel and/or outside professionals for the purpose of providing requested information, developing plans for services and/or making recommendations.
    • Facilitates meetings (e.g. IEP conferences, parent meetings, in-services, etc.) for the purpose of developing plans and/or providing information regarding students’ functional goals.
    • Instruct students for the purpose of implementing goals for remediation of speech and language deficits.
    • Participates in various meetings (e.g. evaluations, observations, progress, contacts with parents, teachers and outside professionals, etc.) for the purpose of providing written support, developing recommendations and/or conveying information.
    • Prepares documentation (e.g. evaluations, observations, progress, contacts with parents, teachers and outside professionals, etc.) for the purpose of providing written support, developing recommendations and/or conveying information.
    • Presents information on various topics related to area of professional expertise in speech pathology for the purpose of communicating information and gaining feedback on treatment issues.
    • Researches resources and methods (e.g. intervention and treatment techniques, assessment tools and methods, community resources, etc.) for the purpose of determining appropriate approach for students’ speech and language services.
    • Screens students for the purpose of determining the need for further individualized assessment.
    • Assumes responsibility for providing instruction to students consistent with the District Goals and Objectives.
    • Develops procedures for assessing and evaluating student progress on stated objectives.
    • Modifies instruction for students not performing appropriately with grade level materials.
    • Demonstrates knowledge in subject areas.
    • Helps students develop positive self-concepts.
    • Supports and implements established District discipline program.
    • Becomes aware of and follows the policies and procedures of the school and District.
    • Specifies objectives and teaching procedures for the lesson.
    • Demonstrates ability to work with individuals, small and large groups.
    • Maintains an attractive and stimulating learning environment.
    • Communicates enthusiasm and demonstrates warmth and friendliness.
    • Demonstrates sensitivity to needs and feelings of students.
    • Maintains positive and disruptive behavior.
    • Works cooperatively with colleagues, administrators and community members.
    • Works cooperatively with parents.
    • Follows the policies and administrative procedures of the school and District.
    • Participates in professional growth activities exclusive of required in-service.
    • Assists in accomplishing school goals.
    • Regular and punctual attendance required to meet essential functions of job responsibilities.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Physical Demands:
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is continuously required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

    How to Apply:
    Applications can be obtained from the Balsz School District office via a website at District employees applying for this position are required to submit an application on the website.

    The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and isn’t an exhaustive list of duties performed for this position. Balsz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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