Laramie County School District is seeking qualified applicants for the following position(s):
Full-Time Speech Language Pathologist (1-position) Effective for the 2018/2019 CONTRACT YEAR
Location: Alta Vista Elementary
Overview: **THIS POSITION WILL BE EFFECTIVE FOR THE 2018/2019 CONTRACT YEAR**
**ALL EMPLOYEES WHO ARE EMPLOYED BY THE DISTRICT WILL BE REQUIRED TO RESIDE IN LARAMIE COUNTY AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT**
Full-Time, 185 Day Contract
Minimum Base Salary: $48,195.00 + Benefits
Position Summary: The job of Speech/Language Pathologist is done for the purpose/s of screening and identifying students with communication disabilities; planning and implementing appropriate treatment to minimize adverse impact on student success; recommending treatment plans; assisting with prevention programs in the classroom; helping students meet performance standards and ensuring appropriate services to students.
This job reports to the Building Principal.
Essential Functions: Assesses students' communication skills (e.g. articulation, fluency, voice, expressive and receptive language,etc.) for the purpose of identifying communication disorders, determining program eligibility and developing recommendations for treatment.
Collaborates with a variety of groups and/or individuals (e.g. parents, teachers, physicians, administration, maintenance personnel, team members, other professionals, etc.) for the purpose of communicating information, resolving issues and providing services in compliance with established guidelines.
Coordinates meetings and processes for eligible students (e.g. testing/screening, IEPs, parent conferences, pre-referral staffing, etc.) for the purpose of presenting evaluation results, developing treatment plans, and/or providing training to parents/students/staff.
Develops treatment plans, interventions and/or educational materials for the purpose of minimizing the adverse impact of communication disorders in compliance with regulatory requirements.
Establishes a screening program for speech/language services in elementary/secondary building as appropriate (e.g. articulation tracking for elementary, new referrals, three year comprehensive reassessments, etc.) for the purpose of identifying students with speech language disabilities and providing services.
Instructs collaboratively in the classroom supporting literacy and providing prevention and intervention for the purpose of maximizing student success in the least restrictive environment.
Interprets medical reports within the scope of Speech/Language Pathologist's experience and goals for the purpose of providing information and/or ensuring that treatment/intervention plans are appropriate.
Interprets diagnostic evaluations for the purpose of determining eligibility and documenting appropriate recommendations and developing treatment plans.
Maintains files and/or records (e.g. progress reports, activity logs, charts treatment plans, required documentation, quarterly reports, screening results, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the availability of information as required for reference and/or compliance.
Monitors student progress toward goals for the purpose of making adjustments that ensure student success.
Participates in meetings, workshops, professional growth activities and seminars (e.g. training, IEPs, team meetings, multidisciplinary team meeting, etc.) for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information to improve student success.
Participates in the development of student IEPs, measurable goals and objectives for the purpose of ensuring student access to the District Curriculum and instruction on State standards and benchmarks.
Performs site visits at multiple work sites including home visits for the purpose of providing therapy and assistance as required.
Prepares a wide variety of written materials (e.g. activity logs, correspondence, memos, treatment plans, reports, required documentation, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written reference, and/or conveying information.
Provides consulting services to parents, teachers, administrators, and colleagues for the purpose of enhancing program support and understanding in order to better meet the needs of the students.
Provides speech and language therapy to students through continuous evaluation and annual updating of individual educational plans for the purpose of minimizing the adverse impact of speech and language disorders on student success.
Researches resources and methods (e.g. uses evidence-based practices, intervention and treatment techniques, assessment tools and methods, community resources, etc.) for the purpose of determining the appropriate approach for addressing students' needs.
Responds to inquiries (e.g. parents, teachers, staff, students, etc.) for the purpose of providing information and/or referral as appropriate.
Serves as the Case Manager for students with disability in the area of speech/language for the purpose of coordinating services and maximizing student success.
Transports supplies and equipment to a variety of sites for the purpose of ensuring the availability of items as needed.
Other Functions: Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.
Responsibility: Responsibilities include: working under limited supervision using standardized practices and/or methods; leading, guiding, and/or coordinating others; utilization of some resources from other work units is often required to perform the job's functions. There is a continual opportunity to impact the organization's services.
Work Environment: The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 40% sitting, 40% walking, and 20% standing. The job is performed in a generally hazard free environment.
Required Certificate(s): (One or more are required to qualify for this position.)
Speech and Language
Required Endorsement(s): (All listed items are required to qualify for this position.)
SPA Speech Pathologist K-12
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