Speech And Language Pathologist

Elementary School District 159 Matteson , IL 60443

Posted 2 months ago

TITLE: Speech Pathologist

DEPARTMENT: Student Services Director EFFECTIVE DATE:7/16/18


Communication specialist who works with general education and special education population with language handicaps, articulation deficits, dysfluencies and voice disorders


Reports to: Director of Student Services Supervises: Students

1.Serves as a resource to school staff members in the development of a balanced program for oral communication and speech improvement
2.Assists and guides teachers in observing, describing and referring suspected and identified speech and language issues
3.Provides a thorough assessment and diagnosis of speech, voice and language impairments
4.Provides screening to identify speech handicapped children at regular intervals and at specified levels
5.Assists improper referrals of individuals to agencies and specialists in the community
6.Provides appropriate individualized programs of therapy to meet individual students' needs and correction
7.Collaborates with classroom teachers and other school staff members to implement therapy by suggestions for the student's daily activities
8.Provides information, support and counseling to parents and families when appropriate


The qualifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations

  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of administrators, staff and the general public

  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry

  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists

  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

  • Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to discipline program

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with students, peers and parents

  • Skill in oral and written communication

  • Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies

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Speech And Language Pathologist

Elementary School District 159