Speech & Language Pathologist Full Time SY 24/25
Title: Speech and Language Pathologist
Reports to: Director of special services, principal, local superintendent
Work Activity Classification: Light
Employment Status: Full-time
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
1. Appropriate State of Ohio licensure/certification
2. Demonstrate a sincere desire to aid all students
3. Demonstrate aptitude for successful completion of tasks assigned
General Description: To help reduce or eliminate speech, language, and hearing impediments that interfere with the individual student’s ability to derive full benefit from the district’s educational program.
- Maintain records as required by district policy; maintain professional ethics.
- Serve as a resource to school staff members in the development of a balanced program for oral communication and speech improvement.
- Provide a therapeutic program to meet individual needs of speech, language, and hearing handicapped children.
- Assist and guide teachers in observing, describing, and referring suspected and identified speech, language, and hearing impairments.
- Provide a thorough assessment and diagnosis of speech, voice, hearing, rhythm, and language impairments.
- Provide screening to identify speech handicapped children at regular intervals and at specified levels, including kindergarten screening.
- Assist in proper referrals of individuals to agencies and specialists in the community as appropriate.
- Provide appropriate individualized programs of therapy to meet individual student’s needs and correct existing speech or language handicaps.
- Collaborate with classroom teachers and other school staff members to implement therapy by suggestions for the student’s daily activities.
- Provide information, support, and counseling to parents and families when appropriate.
- Provide in-service education and serve as a consultant to teachers and school staff members on topics concerning speech improvement.
- Keep thorough, ongoing records for the individual student receiving therapy or other school-provided speech services.
- Maintain lists of referred, screened, and eligible students, as well as directory of outside agencies, consultants, specialists, and related services.
- Follow a regular set schedule and arrive for each class or session on time.
- Fulfill the same time schedule as all district teachers as to time of arrival and departure.
- Requisition materials and supplies from principal.
- Submit a final report at the conclusion of the school year listing classification of disorders treated, case loads enrollment by grade level, number of students receiving therapy by schools, and any other information deemed pertinent by the therapist.
- Provide the local superintendent and each principal with a complete schedule of general itinerary and extra activities. This schedule is provided at the beginning of the school year.
- Assume responsibility for storage and proper care of materials, supplies, and equipment.
20. Cooperate with the Medina County Educational Service Center and regional supervisors.
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
- Serve as a role model for students in how to conduct themselves as citizens and as responsible, intelligent human beings.
- Help instill in students the belief in and practice of ethical principles and democratic values.
- Conduct other duties related to the therapist’s duties as assigned by the director of special services, principal or local superintendent of schools and as permitted by the negotiated agreement.
ADDITIONAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
- Occasional exposure to blood, bodily fluids, and tissue.
- Occasional interaction among unruly children.
Terms of Employment:
Salary and work year to be established by the board.