SUMMARY OF POSITION:
Responsible for providing a multi-tiered array of services related to Speech/Language and Communication for all students of School District 51 with consideration given to their unique developmental and intrinsic qualities. Duties performed include evaluating, identifying, assessing, and treating communication disorders including but not exclusive to speech (articulation, voice, swallowing, fluency) and language, cognitive and hearing disorders. This position provides an expertise resource to District students, staff, parents, and community service providers and as such must work cooperatively to facilitate these interactions.
SUMMARY OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Please see the full job description for more details.
- The SLP uses a variety of evidenced-based methodologies for Assessment purposes.
- The School SLP is part of an education team that determines the need for student evaluations and special education, if any.
- Individual Education Plans (IEPs) are written by the SLP once a speech/language/communication problem has been identified. SLP is the Case Manager for students identified as learning disabled regarding oral expression and/or listening comprehension.
- SLPs are tasked with providing the speech therapy and the manner in which it is delivered. The SLP will plan, prepare, and perform the elements identified within the students IEP in accordance with the student’s individual abilities, goals, and limitations.
- Meet documentation requirements guided by Mesa County Valley School District 51, federal and state laws, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations. While daily case notes are used directly for the benefit of the student; they also provide support for the Medicaid billing/reimbursement processes, legal requirements, CDE requirements, and are held to the professional standards established by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
- The responsibilities of this position include an expectation of consultation and collaboration with administration, teachers, allied professionals and families to identify and set priorities for service and functional outcome plans.
- SLP will attend and successfully complete all professional development training as required for licensure recertification, by state law or as directed by the Executive Director of Student Services.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE:
Master’s Degree required with accreditation in any of the following:
- Speech Therapist
- Speech Correctionist
- Speech Language Pathologist
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS or CERTIFICATIONS:
- Criminal background check required for hire
- Valid Colorado driver’s license required
- Colorado Dept. of Education (CDE) License of Special Education preferred at hire/required within 6 months of hire
- Preference given for ASHA – Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP) ASHA
SUMMARY OF TECHNICAL SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & ABILITIES:
Legal Knowledge –
School SLPs must possess a working knowledge of and promote and enact federal, state, and District special education policies, standards, and procedures. This position is responsible for supporting District personnel in understanding and abiding by legal and ethical boundaries as outlined in the:
- Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA, 2004)
- Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Cultural Awareness –
School SLPs must possess a basic knowledge of local cultural and linguistic diversity as it relates to understanding persons with communication disorders and differences and how services are provided.
DIVERSITY OF DUTIES:
Diversity of duties includes evaluating, identifying, and/or treating any students with communication disorders. SLP is a member of many collaborative teams; special education and other building level teams, they track therapy methods, consult with other professionals regarding communication disorders, and ensure best practices are implemented. Work duties are varied, require choosing from various courses of action and may require the use and occasional modification of general guidelines.
SUMMARY OF PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Physical requirements are those typical of a school environment. Please see the full job description for more details.
FULL JOB DESCRIPTION:
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