Speech Language Pathologist Reports to:
Principal and/or designeeSupervises:
Purpose and Objectives of the Position:
- Masters degree from an accredited college/university.
- Valid Kansas Speech-Language Pathology License
- Other alternatives as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable
A speech/language pathologist helps to eliminate speech and language impediments that interfere with the individual student's ability to derive benefit from the district's educational program.Performance responsibilities
I. The employee contributes to safe and orderly work areas.
- Conduct an assessment and diagnosis of speech voice, fluency and language delays or disorders.
- Provide a therapeutic program to meet individual needs of speech/language students.
- Assist teachers and parents in developing an appropriate individual education plan for ?students.
- Ensure that Kansas State Board of Education guidelines for Special Education are met.
- Participate in the screening, pre-assessment, identification, placement, follow-up and ?reviews of students.
- Participate in the referral of students to other appropriate agencies as appropriate.
- Collaborates with school staff to implement therapy through inclusion and consultation.
- Support educational improvement through legislative knowledge and involvement in ?building and district activities.
- Demonstrate effective interpersonal relationships with others.
- Assist teachers in the development and implementation of curriculum modifications and appropriate classroom strategies.
- Maintain an inventory of materials, tests and supplies.
- Maintain appropriate, confidential records and provide timely reports.
- Serve as a resource to staff members and parents in the development of a balanced program for communication.?
- Assist and guide teachers in observing, describing, and referring suspected and identified speech and language delays/disorders.
- Participate in development of goals and strategies for educational improvement.
- Provide any assigned paraprofessional with appropriate direction, supervision, and evaluation.
- Ensure that all activities conform to state and district guidelines.
- Ensure that all activities adhere to the professional standards.
- Communicate effectively with all members of the school district and community. Work effectively with community organizations and outside agencies.
II. The employee works to help ensure student achievement.
- Fosters a safe and orderly environment for students and peers.
- Takes appropriate action when students and peers exhibit emotionally/physically distressed behaviors.
- Supervises other personnel as assigned.
- Establishes safety procedures for supervised staff
III. The employee builds positive school/community relations.
- The employee will help develop school climate and conditions that help ensure maximum student achievement.
- The employee will assist with student mentoring when assigned.
IV. The employee works to develop constructive peer and student relationships.
- Supports the mission of the school and district.
- Facilitates cooperation between all persons in the school community.
V. The employee works to develop effective and efficient performance.
- Supports use of appropriate communications skills.
- Supports development of thinking skills.
- Follows all district policies, handbooks, and regulations.
VI. The employee practices responsible fiscal, facility, and resource management.
- Sets high expectations for self
- Uses a variety of materials, activities and approaches appropriate to the needs of the position.
- Develops and monitors plans and goals to improve individual performance.
VII. The employee models positive professional attributes.
- Procures supplies and equipment following building budget guidelines.
- Establishes guidelines that ensure the care and maintenance of district facilities and equipment.
- Participates in professional activities to enhance knowledge and skills.
- Uses written and spoken language well.
- Maintains positive contact with supervisors and peers.
- Handles work in a timely and effective manner.
- Maintains physical and skill requirements necessary to meet job responsibilities.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:
- Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor and in accordance with USD 453 Board of Education policies.
Terms of Employment:
- Ability to work cooperatively and constructively with others, including the ability to communicate effectively with a broad number of audiences.
- Ability to manage job responsibilities and to meet the established district outcomes.
- Ability to use necessary district-identified computer hardware and software, and other district-provided technology.
- Ability to physically adapt to the compressed time schedule of a school day and year.
- Other alternatives as set by the Board of Education.
Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the USD 453 Board of Education's policy on Evaluation of Personnel.
Job Categories: Special Education > Speech/Language Pathologist
Student Services > Speech/Language Pathologist Contact Information
- Laura Jacobs
- 200 N. 4th Street
- Leavenworth, Kansas 66048