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Speech and Language Pathologist

POSITION:                    Speech/Language Pathologist

DATE OF POSTING:    May 29, 2018

DEADLINE DATE:        Until Filled

SUPERVISOR:             Special Education Director/Coordinator – Immediate Supervisor

                                      Superintendent – General Supervisor

 

PURPOSE:

To facilitate reduction, remediation, or elimination of speech and language impairments which interfere with the individual student’s ability to benefit from the district’s educational program.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Current NM Public Education Department License for Speech and Language Pathologist
  2. Masters Degree in Communication Disorders/Speech and Language Pathology
  3. Current ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competency/ASHA Certification
  4. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Superintendent may find appropriate and acceptable

 

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILTIES:

  1. Comply with the state approved Code of Ethics of the Education Profession and uphold and enforce department/unit rules, administrative directives and regulations, Board Policy, and State and Federal regulations.
  2. Organize and conduct identification program of students with potential speech and language difficulties.
  3. Evaluate speech and language functions.
  4. Plan the clinical program for students who have been identified as speech and language impaired, speech impaired, and/or students having related disabilities with communication needs (i.e. Intellectually Disabled, Autistic, etc.).
  5. Implement the clinical program.
  6. Comply with Common Core, district policies and ASHA guidelines in the process of referral, screening and placement:
    • Follow district procedures for screening, pre-intervention and/or referring students needing a speech/language evaluation.
    • Complete comprehensive and appropriate evaluations according to Common Core, District Guidelines, and ASHA Guidelines.
    • Provide a complete diagnostic summary report including a summary of evaluation information and educational relevance. Complete IEP paperwork in a timely manner.
    • Cooperate with the Individualized Education Plan Committee, recommending, planning for program services in compliance with Common Core.
    • When appropriate, make referral for further evaluation.
  7. Obtain and use diagnostic information:
    • Participate in building committee (e.g., Student Assistance Teams, School Support Team) in order to provide pre-referral interventions, screening, and/or evaluation referral information.
    • Administer appropriate assessments for each area of suspected speech/language impairment.
    • Demonstrate understanding and use of the principles of diagnostic evaluation and interpretation.
    • Maintain on-going assessment to verify progress toward established goals.
  8. Demonstrate program management skills:
    • Maintain communication with the building faculty regarding the role of the SLP.
    • Maintain a physical environment conducive to learning.
    • Develop work schedule(s), which will fit the needs of the students, school, and faculty.
    • Report to building principal(s) and Special Education Department.
  9. Implement Intervention Program:
    • Develop and maintain the instructional component of the IEP according to the results of the evaluation and on-going assessment of progress.
    • Develop long-range goals and specific objectives.
    • Complete daily notes for each student in a timely manner.
    • Include methods and materials in planning.
    • Document student progress, attendance, etc.
    • Use a variety of approaches and materials to address the IEP that are compatible with the student’s age and interest, and abilities.
    • Stay abreast of and implement new instructional strategies.
    • Attend workshops, in-service training, to obtain up-to-date information in the area of speech and language and maintain required certifications and licensure.
    • Implement instructional activities in a logical sequence.
    • Provide therapeutic intervention with students to enhance student performance.
  10. Compete Medicaid billing for services provided to students in an efficient, comprehensive, and timely manner.
  11. Participate in state testing as a test administrator for students with modifications and/or accommodations as needed.
  12. Perform other tasks as deemed appropriate and necessary by immediate supervisor and/or the Superintendent.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Sitting, standing, lifting and carrying (up to 50 pounds), reaching, squatting, climbing stairs, kneeling, and moving light furniture may be required. Adequate vision and hearing ability for monitoring children’s verbal and non-verbal responses. Ability to provide a quality speech and language model for students and staff.

SAFETY AND HEALTH:

Knowledge of Universal Hygiene Precautions.

WORK AND ENVIRONMENT CONDITIONS:

  1. Must be able to work within various degrees of noise, temperature, and air quality as an essential and frequent condition of employment.
  2. Must be able to be flexible and patient to work with frequent interruptions as an essential and frequent condition of employment.
  3. Must be able to interact with the public and staff in a tactful and cooperative manner as an essential and continuous requirement of employment.
  4. Must be able to work extended work hours and travel as an essential and occasional condition of employment.
  5. Must be self-motivated and able to complete job assignment without direct supervision.
  6. Requires extra duties and/or additional working hours based on salary increment.
  7. Requires much traveling, depending on caseload.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: As approved by the Superintendent

SALARY: As per district salary schedule

EVALUATION: Performance of the job will be conducted on an annual basis

APPLICATION PROCESS:

  1. Professional Application
  2. Letter of Interest
  3. Resume
  4. Copy of NMPED Speech Language Pathologist Licensure
  5. Copy of Transcripts

 

SUBMIT APPLICATION DOCUMENTATION TO THE FOLLOWING:

Las Vegas City Schools
Human Resources Department
Speech/Language Pathologist Vacancy
901 Douglas Avenue
Las Vegas, New Mexico 87701
Phone (505) 454-5700

 

Las Vegas City Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, religion, age, sex, marital status or handicap in compliance with federal and state laws.

 

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Las Vegas City Schools Administration
901 Douglas Avenue
Las Vegas, NM 87701
Phone: (505) 454-5700
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