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Speech Language Pathologist

Classification: Professional-Exempt, Full-Time

Salary Range: $33.67 – $53.79

Department: Therapy

Reports to: Lead Occupational Therapist

Date:

QUALIFICATIONS

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.

  • Must hold a master’s degree in speech pathology and have a valid Washington state license in speech pathology.
  • Previous experience with young children and/or children with disabilities is strongly recommended to ensure competency and knowledge in: program planning, development and coordination for children with wide range of handicapping conditions and abilities.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

Master’s degree in Speech Pathology / Communication Disorders

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence required or in process. Washington State License in Speech Pathology, an Educational Staff Associate License for the State of Washington, a current CPR and First Aid Certificate, Food Handler’s Permit (or to be scheduled for completion within SPARC personnel guidelines.) Pass a background check upon hire and fingerprinting within 30 days of hire.

SUMMARY

Specialized in diagnosis and treatment of speech and language problems by performing the following duties

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

(Include the following but are not limited to, other duties may be assigned)

  • Diagnose and evaluate speech and language skills as related to educational, medical, social, and psychological factors.
  • Plan, direct, or conduct treatment programs to develop or restore communicative efficiency of children with communication problems of organic and nonorganic etiology.
  • Review individual files to obtain background information prior to evaluations to determine appropriate tests and to ensure that adequate information is available.
  • Administer, score, and interpret specialized hearing and speech tests.
  • Participate on teams that develop and implement individualized plans for assigned children to meet individual needs, interest, and abilities.
  • Review treatment plans, and assess individual performance to modify, change, or write new programs.
  • Maintain records as required by law, SPARC’s policies, and administrative regulations.
  • Attend meetings and conferences and participates in other activities to promote professional growth.
  • Act as a consultant to educational, medical, and other professionals.
  • Provide direct therapy for children at school and in their homes, teaching parents how to work with their children.
  • Supervise and train volunteers and practicum students assigned to you.
  • Actively engage in a team approach with therapists, teachers, and classroom aids to serve children.

Educate and involve parents with their child’s program in and out of the classroom/therapy session.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Meet with speech therapy assistants / instructional assistants and discuss assigned therapy duties as needed

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to spend periods of time

  • Sitting on the floor
  • Stooping
  • Kneeling
  • Lifting children up to fifty pounds
  • Bending over/down to children’s level
  • Physically restraining a child (when incorporated in his/her behavior plan)

*JOB TITLE: Bilingual Speech Language Pathologist

Fluent in English and another language (Spanish preferred)

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