Job Title: Speech Language Pathology Assistant

Reports to:School Based Administrator
Typical Schedule:196 days/8 hours
Bargaining Unit:USEP INS

 

FLSA:Exempt
Job Code:2044
Salary Schedule:INST

JOB GOAL

Responsible for assisting Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) in providing communication services to children in an instructional setting with primary emphasis on direct contact with students.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.
  1. Provide direct therapy to students following a plan of care and protocol developed by the supervising SLP.
  2. Document student performance (e.g., tallying data for the SLP to use; preparing charts, records, and graphs) and report this information to the supervising SLP.
  3. Prepare therapy materials according to the plan of care.
  4. Adhere to a daily schedule developed with the supervising SLP.
  5. Assist the SLP with speech, language, and hearing screenings without clinical interpretation.
  6. Follow documented treatment plans or protocols developed by the supervising SLP.
  7. Program and provide instruction in the use of augmentative and alternative communication devices.
  8. Assist with clerical duties, such as preparing materials and scheduling activities, as directed by the SLP.
  9. Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Ability to manage student behavior during therapy
  • Ability to prepare materials and create an effective learning environment for therapy
  • Knowledge of therapy strategies to provide speech and/or language services in an educational setting
  • Effective data-based problem-solving and team collaboration skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, orally and in writing, including electronic media
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, manage, and carry out duties efficiently and within established timeframes

EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology or Communication Disorders from an accredited university
  • Two years of experience as a Bachelor level SLP in Pasco County Schools
  • Must meet minimum requirements for the acceptance into a Master’s SLP Program
  • OR
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES & REGISTRATIONS

  • State of Florida Speech Language Pathologist Assistant Certification
  • Must be accepted into a Master’s SLP program within one year of employment

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Successful completion of a minimum of 100 hours of supervised fieldwork experience

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

None

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently. If the use of arm and/or leg controls require exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated as light work.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk and hear; stand and walk; use hands/fingers to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.

MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT

  • General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools 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.

Speech Language Pathology Assistant;   EST: June 16, 2015;   REV: n/a;   Board Approved: June 16, 2015