POSITION FUNCTION/PURPOSE: The speech/language pathologist (SLP) works with students who are deaf or hard of hearing who exhibit communication disorders in the areas of language, articulation, fluency and voice that adversely affect educational success.
Provide speech therapy services to students who are deaf and hard of hearing on assigned caseload
Conduct speech and language assessment and consultation in varied settings
Conduct, attend, and participate in ARD/IEP committees/ARD/IEP meetings and provide goals and objectives for students who are deaf and hard of hearing needing speech and language services
Attend MTSS/SST meetings for students referred for speech and language concerns
Refer students for additional evaluations and consultations as needed
Coordinate the placement for school speech services for Neighborhood School Speech students
Provide consultation and education to parents, caregivers, staff and other professionals regarding speech and language disorders and/or services
Interpret and explain test results to Admission, Review, Dismissal committees
Develop lesson plans for students based on their IEPs and curricula
Maintain appropriate documentation for service match, including writing reports, maintaining files/audit files, following up with other professionals and parents as appropriate, identifying and communicating with community resources
Regularly report progress to parents per ARD committee determination
Comply with IDEA, TSHA, and the Texas Department of Licenses and Regulations (TDLR) rules concerning the provision of special education related services for speech and language
Attend feeder pattern/Network meetings and participate in the district's Medicaid initiatives
Keep abreast of current trends in the practice of speech pathology and continue to develop professional skills and TSHA eligibility guidelines
If supervising Licensed SLP assistants conduct direct/indirect supervision as stated by the TDLR guidelines
If supervising an SLP-CF, 80% of time must be spent in direct clinical contact (assessment/diagnosis/evaluation, screening, treatment, report writing, family/client consultation, and/or counseling) related to the management of disordered that fit within the ASHA Speech and Language Pathology Scope of Practice.
Perform all other tasks and duties as assigned.
All federally funded incumbents of this position must comply with time and effort reporting requirements through personnel activity reports or periodic certification, as appropriate.
Master's degree or Higher in Speech and Language Pathology or Communicative Disorders
1 year of experience in providing speech therapy services to students who are deaf and hard of hearing in a public school setting.
Some experience communicating through the use of sign language
Some experience and knowledge in Listening and Spoken Language Strategies
Basic knowledge of various hearing equipment
Valid Texas license for Speech and Language Pathology granted by the Texas Department of Licensing and regulation (TDLR)
Knowledge of federal and state laws and guidelines related to speech and language therapy services
Knowledge of assessments, assessment procedures, completing and writing reports after an assessment, ARD/IEP meetings (paperwork and conducting the meetings), IEPs, therapy (activities, materials, timing, curriculum alignment), and documentation of therapy
One year in public school setting preferred for typical caseload. Two years experienced for supervision of Licensed SLP-Assistant and/or CF or Supervision experience of Licensed SLP-Assistant and/or CF. Five years of experience managing all duties of a typical school caseload to be considered for evaluation team.
Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills -Computer skills (email, calendars, typing, accessing district's system for report writing, and ARDs/IEP meetings)
Ability to concentrate on detailed work
Ability to communicate and interface effectively with a wide variety of district personnel
Organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
Basic technology skills
Must have own/reliable transportation
Dallas Independent School District