Speech Language Pathologist/s
Bentonville Public Schools is seeking qualified applicants for the following position:
Speech Language Pathologist/s - Fall 2020
Date Available: 08/06/2020
Under the general supervision of the Director of Special Education, to lead the process in the development, implementation, and coordination of the school district's speech therapy program for students with speech needs
Develops, implements and coordinates the school district's speech therapy program within the school district, including philosophy, vision, procedures and goals.
Screens, evaluates and monitors students with disabilities or physical mental impairments for the purpose of providing educational programs, therapeutic intervention, and transition and exit planning and enhancing their ability to perform communication activities.
Collaborates with staff to ensure team understanding of student speech performance strengths and needs, as well as student outcomes.
Evaluates the student's ability and formulates the student's speech profile, providing written reports that reflects strengths and barriers to student participation in the educational environment and guides evidence-based intervention.
Participates in the development of Individualized Education Programs.
Provides targeted, evidence-based therapeutic intervention to facilitate student participation and occupational performance within the school environment.
Assesses the need for assistive technology and equipment and makes recommendations for its use at school to help students function as independently as possible.
Documents speech therapy services, and maintains records in accordance with school district policies, as well as state and federal laws and regulations.
Plans, coordinates, and conducts continuing education for school staff, parents, and students.
Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research, and by maintaining professional relationships.
Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Director of Student Services and other administrators as designated by the Superintendent.
Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.
Uses standard office equipment such as personal computers, printer, copy and fax machines, and telephone.
Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge and use of speech therapy theories, models of practice, principles, and evidence-based practice to guide intervention decisions.
Knowledge of speech development throughout the life span and integrates with student's unique developmental status.
Knowledge of the influence of disabilities, socio-cultural and socioeconomic factors on student's ability to communicate.
Knowledge of Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Section 504, and other federal and state laws and regulations regarding education and students and speech therapy practice in schools.
Effective verbal and written communication skills.
Skill in selecting and providing a wide range of intervention strategies and monitoring their effectiveness.
Effective computer skills as needed for work (e.g., ability to effective use Microsoft Office suite).
Ability to determine the need for a speech therapy evaluation and to select and administer appropriate assessment tools to evaluate the student.
Ability to organize and coordinate work.
Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.
Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
Works in standard office and school building environments.
Arkansas State licensure to practice speech therapy in a school setting.
Motor Vehicle Operator's License or ability to provide own transportation.
Bachelors from an accredited college or university in related field.
Graduation from an accredited program in Speech Therapy.
Successful prior experience working as a SpeechTherapist, preferably in an educational or other pediatric practice setting.
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