May 11, 2020

Asst. Speech Language Pathologist-Special Education

  • TrulyHired
  • Beaumont, TX, USA
Full-time Education

Job Description



Beaumont Independent School DistrictJob Description

JOB TITLE:

Speech-Language Pathologist

CLASSIFICATION:

Exempt

REPORTS TO:

Director of SE Texas School for Deaf

PAY GRADE:

ADM

PayGrd

/ 187 Days

LOCATION:

Assigned Campus(es)

DATE REVISED:

7/19/2017

FUNDED BY:

IDEA-B Formula, IDEA-B Preschool

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

Plan and provide speech-language pathology services to students with speech, voice, and/or language disorders. Assess students and provide therapeutic intervention to eliminate or reduce problems or impairments that interfere with their students' ability to derive full benefit from their educational program.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education/Certification:
  • 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 and valid Texas Education Agency speech therapy certificate
Special Knowledge/Skills:
  • Ability to use the accepted tests and measurements to assess communication disorders and conditions
  • Knowledge of evaluation, therapeutic intervention for speech-language disorders, and conditions
  • Ability to instruct and manage student behavior
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of federal and state special education rules and regulations
Experience:
  • One year supervised clinical speech-language pathology experience
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

Therapy
Conduct individual evaluations to assess students with speech or language disorders and conditions.Provide appropriate individual and group therapy to students consistent with speech and language goals contained in Individual Education Plans (IEP).Evaluate student progress and make determination regarding therapy services.Develop IEP goals and objectives for speech and language services.Participate in the Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee. Assist in interpretation of assessment data, appropriate placement, and goal setting for students with communication disorders or conditions according to district procedures.
Consultation
Consult with colleagues, students, and parents regarding the accomplishment of therapy goals and the needs of the student, and involvement in remedial process.Collaborate with classroom teachers to plan and implement classroom activities to improve communication skills of students.Provide professional development in assigned schools to help school personnel identify and work more effectively with students with communication deficits while providing speech and language therapy.
Student Management
Create an environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the maturity level and interests of students.Establish control and administer discipline according to the Student Code of Conduct and student handbook.
Program Management
Develop and coordinate a continuing evaluation of speech-language pathology services and make changes based on the findings.Participate 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 routines and regulations.May supervise licensed speech-language pathology assistant(s) or speech aide(s)
Other
Perform duties in a professional, ethical, and responsible manner as defined in the Texas Education Agency Code of Ethics for Educators.Perform other duties as assigned.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

May direct and monitor the work of speech-language pathology assistant(s) or speech aide(s).

EQUIPMENT USED:
  • Standard testing equipment; standard office equipment including computer and peripherals
WORKING CONDITIONS:

Mental Demands
  • Maintain emotional control under stress
  • Work with frequent interruptions
Physical Demands
  • Frequent sitting, kneeling/squatting, bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting
  • Frequent walking, grasping/squeezing, wrist flexion/extension
  • Regular light lifting and carrying (under 15 pounds), occasional heaving lifting (45 pounds or more) and positioning of students with physical disabilities; controlling behavior through physical restraint; assisting nonambulatory students
Environmental Demands
  • Exposure to biological hazards, bacteria, and communicable diseases; may require districtwide travel
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.

The above statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to the job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that may be required. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. The administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.

The Beaumont Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, or sex in the educational programs or activities that it operates and is an equal opportunity employer.

  • Position Type: Full-time
Job Categories: Instructional Support > Speech/Language Assistant
Special Education > General Special Education
Special Education > Speech/Language Assistant
Special Education > Speech/Language Pathologist
Student Services > Speech/Language Assistant
Student Services > Speech/Language Pathologist
Special Education > Special Education Assistant
Contact Information
  • Derwin Samuels
  • 3395 Harrison Ave
  • Beaumont, Texas 77706

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