Jan 13, 2024

Speech Language Pathologist

  • TrulyHired
  • Grand Forks, ND, USA
Full-time School Support

Job Description

Education: Master's Degree

Qualifications: Must have or be eligible for a North Dakota teaching license in Speech Pathology. Clinical Fellowship Year supervision is available.

Job Goal: Prevent, assess and provide support within the school setting for students with language, communication and speech sound disorders as well as serve as a resource for team members.

Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Provide speech and language interventions and treatments to students identified with or at-risk for speech and language delays.
  • Create individualized education plans to treat various speech and language disorders.
  • Conduct speech, language, and hearing screenings.
  • Conduct diagnostic evaluations and determine eligibility for speech and language services.
  • Complete Medicaid Billing paperwork.
  • Consult with teachers, parents and outside service providers.
  • Maintain detailed progress notes for students receiving services.
  • Establish a positive learning environment and respond to the individual needs of students.
  • Establish and maintain positive rapport with students, parents and colleagues.

Additional requirements:
  • Possess a thorough understanding of causation and evidence-based interventions for a variety of speech and Language disorders.
  • Possess a thorough understanding of alternative and augmentative communication.
  • Demonstrate compassion and patience for individuals with disabilities.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of special education compliance requirements.
  • Exhibit good interpersonal skills and a strong desire to work collaboratively with other professionals in the school setting.

Work Environment and Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; occasionally walk and stand. The ability to hear and see in order to communicate effectively as well as communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; Maintain effective audio/visual discrimination and perception to the degree necessary for the successful performance of assigned duties; Maintain mental capacity, allowing for effective interaction and communication with others.

Occasionally may need to lift up to fifty (50); reaching, standing, walking, carrying, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, sitting, and/or crawling within the classroom.

The employee may encounter situations where students are physically aggressive and/or verbally abusive. This may require physical interaction (using strategies acquired through de-escalation and restraint training) between the employee and student. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee may be exposed to infection at a greater risk than the average person. May be directly responsible for the safety, well-being and/or output of students.

Terms of Employment: 188 days contract

Evaluation: By the Principal at least twice each year in the first three years of service (December 15 & April 15), and at least once each year thereafter (April 15).

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