Position: Speech/Language Pathologist
Reports to: Special Education Director
Employee Status: Exempt
Hours: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM Monday - Friday (Some weekends may be required)
Primary Purpose: Plan and provide speech-language pathology services to students with speech, voice, or language disorders. Assess students and provide therapeutic intervention to eliminate or reduce problems or impairments that interfere with the student's ability to derive full benefit from the educational program.
- Master’s degree in speech-language pathology from an accredited college or university
- Valid Texas license as a speech-language pathologist granted by the State Board of
Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (SBESLPA) or Bachelor’s degree
- Valid Texas Education Agency speech therapy certificate
- Ability to use the accepted tests and measurements to assess communication disorders and conditions
- Knowledge of evaluation, habilitation, and rehabilitation of speech-language disorders and conditions
- Ability to instruct and manage student behavior
- Excellent organizational, communication, technology, and interpersonal skills
- One year of supervised clinical speech-language pathology experience
Major Responsibilities and Duties:
- Plan and provide appropriate individual and group therapy to students consistent with speech and language goals contained in Individual Education Plans (IEP).
- Evaluate student progress and determine readiness for termination of therapy services.
- Conduct independent evaluations to assess students with speech or language disorders and conditions to determine eligibility for services by making decisions based on what is best for the student.
- Develop clinical management strategies or procedures and diagnostic statements by
interpreting observations or data.
- Participate and or facilitate in the Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee process to assist in interpretation of assessment data, appropriate placement, and goal setting for students with communication disorders or conditions according to district procedures.
- Counsel and involve parents in the remedial process.
- Collaborate with classroom teachers to plan and implement classroom activities to improve the communication skills of students.
- Provide professional development in assigned schools to help school personnel identify and understand communication deficits in students.
- Communicate effectively with colleagues, students, and parents regarding the
accomplishment of therapy goals and the needs of the student.
- Create, maintain and support a learning environment that is academically, emotionally, and physically safe.
- Establish control and administer discipline according to the Student Code of Conduct and
- May supervise licensed speech-language pathology assistant(s) or speech aide(s).*
- Develop and coordinate a continuing evaluation of speech-language pathology services and make changes based on the findings.
- Assist in the selection of equipment and instructional materials.
- Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other required documents.
- Comply with policies established by federal and state laws, State Board of Education rule, and board policy.
- Comply with all district and campus timelines, routines, and regulations.
- Participate in research-based professional development activities to improve skills related to job assignment.
- Other duties as assigned by campus/district administration.
- May direct and monitor the work of speech-language pathology assistant(s) or speech aide(s).*
Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors: Maintain emotional control under stress. Regular district-wide travel to multiple work locations as assigned; moderate lifting and carrying. May be required to lift and transfer students to and from wheelchair or assist with positioning students with physical disabilities.
*Supervisors of licensed speech-language assistants must be licensed by SBESLPA as speech-language pathologists. A person with a TEA certificate who is not licensed may not be a supervisor of a licensed speech-language pathology assistant.
Aristoi Classical Academy is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or ability. This job description summary does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed. This job description is subject to change in response to funding variables, emerging technologies, improved operating procedures, productivity factors, and unforeseen events.