POSITION: Speech Language Pathologist
LOCATION: Logan County Schools
EMPLOYMENT TERM: 200 Days
POSITION TYPE: Professional
SALARY: Commensurate with experience and education level
JOB SUMMARY: A professional school-based Speech-Language Pathologist that will be responsible for providing speech-language services to meet the needs of students with communication and/or speech-language impairments. The Speech-Language Pathologist is responsible for screening and assessment, planning and implementing speech and language treatment services to maximize student learning and success.
- Evaluates and assesses the student’s functional status to identify and determine needs for speech-language therapy.
- Selects, administers, and interprets specialized hearing and speech tests.
- Gathers background information as necessary on the student’s educational, medical, social, and psychological history to assist with determining possible causes of speech disorders.
- Serves as an integral member of an interdisciplinary team and participates in the student support team, IEP, staffing, and eligibility meetings, as required.
- Develops individual education plans for students receiving speech-language therapy services and implements therapy sessions that target IEP goals.
- Chooses appropriate activities for developing the student’s speech, voice, fluency, and language skills.
- Instructs students on how to monitor their own speech and provides ways to practice skills.
- Recommends the adaptation of the student’s learning environment, as necessary.
- Provides consultation to teachers and staff members to ensure the integration of speech-language development techniques into the student’s classroom routine.
- Monitors student progress, reevaluates IEP objectives, and adjusts delivery of speech-language services, as appropriate.
- Writes comprehensive interdisciplinary evaluation and follow-up reports to include information about current levels of ability and recommendations for intervention.
- Conferences with parents/guardians and provides them with support and information regarding their child.
- Instructs parents/guardians in exercises to implement at home and in the care and use of specialized equipment.
- Serves as a resource to staff members and conducts workshops at the assigned school(s) regarding speech-language services and proper procedures for the identification and referral of students.
- Consults with physicians and other agencies as necessary and assists with referring students to appropriate specialists.
- Adheres to legal and ethical standards and guidelines regarding the provision of speech-language services.
- Maintains thorough records for each student receiving speech-language services at the assigned school(s) and provides related reports.
- Requests needed supplies and equipment.
- Stays current through professional development opportunities;
- Demonstrates punctuality and dependability;
- Performs other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: Masters Degree in Speech-Language Pathology and maintenance of appropriate professional ASHA certification and State licensures.
Must meet the West Virginia Department of Education licensure requirements and hold or be eligible to hold a School Speech-Language Pathology license.
- A thorough knowledge and understanding of the principles, practices, and procedures of speech language therapy
- A thorough knowledge of the normal development and use of speech, voice, fluency, and language, and the types, causes, and treatments of speech disorders
- The ability to evaluate the functional status of students
- The ability to design treatment plans
- The ability to provide safe and effective therapy to students with speech- language impairments
- The knowledge and skills in the augmentative communication devices and specialized equipment
- Excellent interpersonal, communication, and recordkeeping skills, and
- The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, parents, and the public
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- Recommended by the MSESC Executive Director
- Confirmed by the MSESC Governing Council.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: This position is a will and pleasure employee of the Mountain State ESC. Continuation of the position is dependent upon funding, enrollment and program performance.
Send Application & Resume:
Ms. Jan Hanlon, Executive Director
Mountain State ESC
Dunbar, WV 25064
Or download the application at Job Postings | Mountain State Educational Cooperative Services (mountainstateesc.com) and submit along with supporting documents to email@example.com
Resume must include:
- List of educational institutions attended, course of study, dates attended, and certificates earned.
- List of employers for the past ten years, including address and name of immediate supervisor(s).
- Description of responsibilities/work experiences in previous employment.
Alignment of work experience with posted Job Description.
- List of at least three (3) references including addresses and telephone numbers.
Mountain State ESC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or age.
July 18, 2022