May 11, 2020

Speech Language Pathologist

  • TrulyHired
  • Leavenworth, KS, USA
Full-time School Support

Job Description

Title: Speech Language Pathologist

Reports to: Principal and/or designee

Supervises: Para-Educator(s)

  • Masters degree from an accredited college/university.
  • Valid Kansas Speech-Language Pathology License
  • Other alternatives as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable

Purpose and Objectives of the Position:

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:
  • 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.
I. The employee contributes to safe and orderly work areas.
  • 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
II. The employee works to help ensure student achievement.
  • The employee will help develop school climate and conditions that help ensure maximum student achievement.
  • The employee will assist with student mentoring when assigned.
III. The employee builds positive school/community relations.
  • Supports the mission of the school and district.
  • Facilitates cooperation between all persons in the school community.
IV. The employee works to develop constructive peer and student relationships.
  • Supports use of appropriate communications skills.
  • Supports development of thinking skills.
  • Follows all district policies, handbooks, and regulations.
V. The employee works to develop effective and efficient performance.
  • 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.
VI. The employee practices responsible fiscal, facility, and resource management.
  • Procures supplies and equipment following building budget guidelines.
  • Establishes guidelines that ensure the care and maintenance of district facilities and equipment.
VII. The employee models positive professional attributes.
  • 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.
Other Duties
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor and in accordance with USD 453 Board of Education policies.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:
  • 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.
Terms of Employment: Teacher Contract

Evaluation: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the USD 453 Board of Education's policy on Evaluation of Personnel.

  • Position Type: Full-time
Job Categories: Special Education > Speech/Language Pathologist
Student Services > Speech/Language Pathologist
Contact Information
  • Laura Jacobs
  • 200 N. 4th Street
  • Leavenworth, Kansas 66048

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