Lockwood School District # 26
Job Description

TITLE: Speech-Language Pathologist
REPORTS TO: Building Principal and Director of Special Education
SUPERVISES (if applicaable): Speech Pathologist Assistant
JOB DEFINITION OR GOAL: Under general supervision, serves as a member of the Individual Education Program Planning Team and participates in decisions regarding placement of exceptional students and appraises receptive and expressive language functioning of an individual student.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILIIES:

  1. Recommends to support staff, classroom teachers, parents and district personnel appropriate diagnostic/instructional services for individuals having communicative disorders.

  2. Directs clinical habilitative-rehabilitative-educational management for individuals with disorders of language, speech and hearing.

  3. Provides consultant, resource and supervisory services in program and curriculum planning, research and program evaluation for special language projects with the school and at the district level.

  4. Plans with teachers and other staff members for implementation of instructional strategies to meet the needs of an individual with a communicative disorder.

  5. Refers an individual with a communicative disorder to available community agencies when their needs cannot be met by the services provided by the district.

  6. Consults with parents (or guardians) and member of related disciplines including outside agencies regarding the needs of an individual with a communicative disorder.

  7. Develops specialized in-service programs for school and community personnel.

  8. Develops parent education programs and individual or group counseling to assist parents in the prevention and/or remediation of communicative disorders when appropriate.

  9. Participates in professional growth activities at the local, state and national levels.

  10. Participates as a member in a district department for maintenance of standards and evaluation of the speech and language services.

Only minimum duties are listed. Other functions may be
required as given or assigned.

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Valid Montana credentials or license authorizing service in grade levels and areas assigned.
  2. Bachelor's degree, including all courses to meet credential requirements.

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, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The employee must work well under pressure to meet multiple and sometimes competing deadlines. The employee shall, at all times, demonstrate cooperative behavior with colleagues and supervisors.
6/2006
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