Primary Purpose

Plans and provides speech-language pathology services to students with speech, fluency, voice, language or pragmatic disorders. Evaluates, develops, and implements intervention/treatment plans to eliminate or reduce impairments that interfere with a student’s ability to derive full benefit from their educational program.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

Education/Certification:

Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from an accredited college or university

Valid Texas License as a Speech Language Pathologist granted by the State Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathology and Audiology

Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) issued by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (If Clinical Fellowship Year, candidate must attain within first year of employment)

Candidate must have satisfactory outcome of fingerprinting background check. Non-refundable fee (approximately $50) paid by employee.

Bilingual Preferred

 

Required Experience:

Clinical fellowship year students eligible (must have valid Texas intern license to practice)

Work with school-aged and pre-school aged children, including observation and supervised practice, as required for licensure

 

Knowledge/Skills:

Knowledge of Evaluation Procedures and Treatment Methodologies for individuals with Communication Disorder

Ability to administer and interpret a variety of diagnostic test and measurements

Knowledge of and ability to interpret State, Local, and Federal regulations affecting the identification and treatment of students with disabilities

Ability to instruct and manage student behavior

Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills (written and oral)

Knowledge of policies and procedures addressing specific duties/responsibilities of the position of a Speech/Language Therapist or Pathologist

Ability to develop and implement staff training

Ability to work cooperatively with staff, students and parents
Familiarity with augmentative communication devices

Ability to adjust to and be flexible in a multitude of situations in the school environment

 

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

(The following statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions that may be assigned or skills that may be required)

 

Professionalism 

The Educators' Code of Ethics is set forth in Texas Administrative Code to provide rules for standard practices and ethical conduct toward students, professional colleagues, school officials, parents, and members of the community. 

Organization Management

The speech language pathologist manages administrative, fiscal, and facilities functions responsibly through activities such as the following: 

Instructional Management

The speech language pathologist promotes improvement of instruction through activities such as the following: 

Organization Climate

The speech language pathologist fosters positive morale through activities such as the following: 

Organization Improvement

The speech language pathologist promotes leadership in efforts to improve the school or organization through activities such as the following: 

Communication and Community Relations

The speech language pathologist promotes a positive tone for school or community relations through activities such as the following: 

Professional Growth and Development

The speech language pathologist provides leadership in professional growth and development through activities such as the following: 

Qualities of Speech Language Pathologists

The speech language pathologist exhibits qualities such as the following: 

Supervisory Responsibilities: 

Equipment:

Computer, printer, calculator, telephone, copier, scanner, fax machine, and other equipment applicable to the position.

 

Working Conditions

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors: 

The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.