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Speech Language Pathologist (2020-2021 School Year)

at Austin Independent School District

Posted: 6/20/2020
Job Reference #: 32724

Job Description

Openings as of 7/15/2020
02 - Professional: Schools

  • Speech Language Pathologist (2020-2021 School Year) JobID: 32724
  • Position Type:
    02 - Professional: Schools/Speech Language Pathologist (SLP)

  • Date Posted:
    2/14/2020

  • Location:
    Special Education

  • Date Available:
    08/11/2020

  • For Fiscal Year:
    2020-2021  

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    Position requires licensure as a Speech-Language Pathologist from the State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology or Texas teaching certification in the area of speech-language pathology. Texas licensure and a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) issued by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association are preferred.

    SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

    This position requires knowledge of evaluation procedures and treatment methodologies for individuals with communication disorders in the areas of articulation, language, voice and fluency. The incumbent must have the ability to administer and interpret a variety of evaluation instruments, make recommendations for intervention and provide appropriate intervention services. This position requires the ability to work as a team member and communicate clearly with parents, teachers, school administrators, and other professionals regarding evaluations, treatment and recommendations for students with communication disorders. Considerable judgment, tact, patience, sensitivity, and flexibility are required to work with students and families from varied socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. The incumbent must have knowledge of and be able to interpret State, Local and Federal regulations affecting the identification and treatment of students with disabilities. Incumbent must demonstrate written language and computer skills needed to complete paperwork as required by Austin ISD.

    JOB PURPOSE AND RESPONSIBILITY:

    This position is responsible for the evaluation, interpretation of results and participation in special education eligibility decisions for students with speech impairments. This position is also responsible for developing and implementing intervention/treatment plans (Individual Educational Plans- IEPs) for students who are speech impaired. Adherence to Local policies and procedures as well as to State and Federal laws and regulations are required.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    • Evaluate students using appropriate standardized and nonstandard tests, clinical observations and informal assessment tools to determine eligibility for special education as speech impaired.
    • Interpret evaluation data and write evaluation reports.
    • Participate in Annual Review Dismissal (ARD) meetings to review and interpret evaluation results, assist with placement decisions, and develop Individual Education Plans (IEPs) for students with communication disorders.
    • Provide speech-language services based on the IEP for identified speech impaired students.
    • Modify the IEP according to changing needs of the student.
    • Provide input on student’s progress and consultation to parents, teachers, and other school staff regarding communication needs of students.
    • Continue professional development through attending workshops, reviewing literature, and collaboration with colleagues.
    • Maintain clinical and administrative records in accordance with local, State and Federal guidelines.

    OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED:

    Perform other related duties as assigned; however, all employees are expected to comply with lawful directives in rare situations driven by need where a team effort is required.

    PHYSICAL EFFORT AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

    Services are generally provided in the school or classroom. Travel between campuses is required. Light lifting of materials and other objects associated with providing assessment and therapeutic interventions are required. This position may involve rare exposure to blood or body fluids. Regular attendance is required.

    PERSONAL WORK RELATIONSHIPS:

    The incumbent receives administrative supervision. The incumbent independently makes most evaluation and treatment decisions with assistance from supervisor as needed. The incumbent will maintain professional working relationships with parents, teachers, administrators, other school personnel, and community agencies to share information, solve problems, and plan programs for students with communication disabilities.

    COMPENSATION:
    Duty Days: 187
    Pay Grade: P7A

    Closing Date: Until Filled

    An Equal Opportunity Employer