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Speech Language Pathologist

at Bibb County School District

Posted: 11/10/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 131
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The Bibb County School District is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year.

 
Official Title: Speech TherapistSalary: Based on placement on certificated salary schedule—certification, and years of experience
Length of Work Year: 190 days Reports To: Building Principal
Summary Description of Classification: Under the supervision of administrative staff, assesses and evaluates speech and language skills of students. . Instructs and/or supervises clinical students in speech/language pathology. Pathologists may be part of a diagnostic team that serves to identify principle intervention strategies and recommend therapy programs.
Minimum Qualification Standards
Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  1. Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of speech therapy and ability to apply them in the treatment of client population.
  2. Knowledge of speech and language disabilities.
  3.  Knowledge of mental and physical handicaps; good interpersonal skills which include the ability to empathize, demonstrate respect, communicate, reflect feelings and confront constructively.
  4. Ability to relate freely to and work effectively with clients/students, families and professionals.
  5.  Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  6.  Ability to keep records and prepare reports.
 
Education, Training and Experience:  
Master’s degree in Speech Pathology.
Certificate and License Requirements:
Valid Georgia Certificate in Speech Pathology or Speech Therapy, or must possess or be eligible to receive certificate of clinical competency issued by the American Speech/Language/Hearing Association.
Special Requirements: Valid Georgia Driver’s License
Paid Overtime (Y/N): No
Duties and Responsibilities:
  1. Assesses speech and language skills, level of language development, articulation ability and voice and fluency disorders of disabled clients using various instruments and techniques to determine the level of the disability and identify intervention strategies.
  2. Reviews and discusses medical and case histories; schedules evaluations and previews upcoming cases; determines evaluation needs and strategies.
  3. Meets with staff members and/or parents following evaluations to discuss clients' speech or language disorders.
  4. Writes and reviews comprehensive evaluation reports to summarize tests utilized, results of tests, diagnosis of speech disability and recommended intervention strategies; creates and revises screening tools for test populations.
  5.  Coordinates student observations and clinical learning of speech/hearing therapy.
  6. Conducts speech therapy or language development classes for students in collaboration with general education teachers.
  7. Conducts speech therapy or language development classes for students.
  8. Presents programs to the public and other agencies and generates support regarding speech/language pathology, intervention strategies and therapy programs
  9. Consults with and advises community schools of appropriate services for children with speech /language disabilities taking into account the knowledge, skills and available resources of the therapist.
  10. Perform other Assignments as designated by the Director of Special Education.
 
The Bibb County School District will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation so long as the accommodation does not create an undue financial hardship for the district.


Primary Location: SPECIAL EDUCATION

Shift Type: Full-Time

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Applications will be accepted beginning
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 12:00 AM
(Eastern Standard Time)