SPECIAL EDUCATION SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

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SPECIAL EDUCATION SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

Posted date
October 21, 2020
Organization
Location

College Park, GA

Flexible Location
Employment Type
Full-Time

Starting at: $ 50,000.00

SUMMARY: The Speech-Language Pathologist assesses, diagnoses, treats and helps to prevent communication
and swallowing disorder in children experiencing communication problems that affect classroom activities, social
interaction, literacy and learning.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work
being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required;
other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential duties.
• Screens, evaluates, and provides speech-language therapy for students with identified speech-language
impairments as needed.
• Documents student performance
• Provides support to student support team (SST)/response to intervention (RTI) processes
• Provides case management of speech-only caseload as needed
• Monitors compliance for speech-only case managers
• Monitors compliance of student files
• Instructs students/families in the use of appropriate communication technologies (specifically alternative
augmentative communication devices) for the purpose of minimizing the adverse educational impact of
communication disorders and improving student success in the classroom
• Maintains files and/or records, e.g. progress reports, activity logs, treatment plans, reports, etc. for the
purpose of ensuring the availability of information as required for reference and/or compliance
• Participates in meetings, workshops, and seminars for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering
information
• Drafts special education documents to include: goals, services, progress reports, initial IEP’s and/or
Eligibility reports
• Reviews Speech evaluations and notes from contracted clinicians to serve as a resource for Speech service
eligibility meetings, Individualized Education Program meetings, Student Support Team meetings, and
Response to Intervention meetings in which Speech Language referrals are being discussed.
Supervisory Responsibilities: This position has no formal supervisory responsibilities.
MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Master's degree in speech language pathology AND
• Three (3) years of speech/language work experience OR
• Equivalent combination of education and experience
Certificates and Licenses: Georgia Speech-Language Pathology license and/or teaching certificate
.
OTHER REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Highly knowledgeable about Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) due process requirements
• Thorough knowledge and skill in conducting/interpreting comprehensive speech-language evaluations
• Thorough knowledge and skill in providing speech-language therapy services
• Ability to work collaboratively with other staff members to plan and deliver speech-language services to
children
• Ability to create and deliver staff development

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• Exceptionally strong verbal and written communication skills
• Strong organizational and time management skills
• Computer Software: Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint; Web proficiency.
• Ability to travel 40% of time to administer assessments, attend meetings and/or professional development,
etc.
• Ability to pass background check requirements
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Knowledge/experience with virtual classrooms
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an
employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• This is a home-based position; however, the role requires 2-4 in office days per month. Some travel may be
required to conduct in-person evaluations, and to attend meetings and professional development. Also, the
employee may be required to staff testing locations for State Testing three periods per year (December, April/May,
& June/July).
The above job is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents
will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.
All employment is “at-will” as governed by the law of the state where the employee works. It is further
understood that the “at-will” nature of employment is one aspect of employment that cannot be changed
except in writing and signed by an authorized officer.

Job Types: Full-time, Contract