Speech And Language Pathology Assistant (SY 2020-21)

Maricopa Unified School District Maricopa , AZ 85138

Posted 2 months ago


Position: Speech and Language Pathology Assistant

Classification: Related Service Compensation Plan Speech and Language Pathology Assistant

  • Exempt and Benefitted

  • Salary Range: $ 48,510 - $58,200 (based on experience)

Purpose Statement: An employee in this position administers direct and indirect intervention for students to assist a speech-language pathologist in the provision of clinical-educational services for students with speech-language disorders. The work is guided by therapeutic protocols, a task by task plan written by the supervising speech-language pathologist. The assistant is expected to use individually designed interventions based upon the unique clinical-educational needs of each student. The assistant's work with students is under direct supervision by the speech-language pathologist; however, the assistant is expected to recognize when changes in a student's needs require assistance from the supervising speech-language pathologist. Errors in service could cause serious harm to students and potential liability for the supervising speech-language pathologist, the school system, and the assistant. The assistant works under the supervision of a speech-language pathologist licensed by the State of Arizona. The assistant requires limited supervision in indirect services.

Essential Functions

  • Administers screening protocols.

  • Transports students to/from testing or therapy area.

  • Administers therapeutic treatment protocols written by the speech-language pathologist.

  • Communicates with students and other professionals to meet the emotional needs of students.

  • Obtains case histories and completes observation checklists.

  • Manages behavior using appropriately designed management techniques.

  • Summarizes and records target behaviors during therapy sessions.

  • Skill in effective oral and written communication

  • Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records

  • Tabulates and scores tests.

  • Arranges the clinical-educational setting to maintain a safe and positive environment.

  • Manages, operates, programs, and/or monitors equipment and materials.

  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stoop, reach, stand, walk, lift, pull, push, grasp, talk, hear, see and use repetitive motions, While performing the duties of this job, the employee may frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands and interact with the public and other staff.

Education and/or Experience: Valid SLPA Licensure Required. Completion of an Associate's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology Assisting from an accredited institution of higher learning, community college, or equivalent program; or evidence of successful completion of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution. Two years of experience as a speech and language pathology assistant or an equivalent combination of education and experiences (especially in educational setting) is preferred.


The Maricopa Unified School District 20 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its educational programs or activities. The Maricopa Unified School District 20 is an equal opportunity employer in compliance with title IX of The Education Amendments of 1972 and Sec. 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

Shift TypeFull-TimeSalary Range$48,150.00 / Per YearLocationDistrict Wide

Applications Accepted

Start Date02/24/2020

Job Contact

NameMaria RosettiTitleESS DirectorEmailmrosetti@musd20.orgPhone520.568.5100

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