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Mineral County Schools 36 Baker Place, Keyser, WV 26726            Phone: 304-788-4200            Fax: 304-788-4204

Speech Language Pathologist

Speech Language Pathologist

MINERAL COUNTY SCHOOLS

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

 

POSITION:                                  SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

 

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:    Principal or Director of Special Education, Director of Curriculum and Instruction- Elementary

 

FLSA/CONTRACT STATUS:     Exempt

 

EMPLOYMENT TERM:             Minimum 200 days annually, pursuant to WV Code §18-5-45; extended employment terms may be established by the Mineral County Board of Education

 

SALARY:                                   Pursuant to WV Code §18A-4-2, in accordance with Mineral County Teacher Salary Schedule, commensurate with experience and education level.

 

EVALUATION:                          Performance in this position will be evaluated by the building principal/immediate supervisor and in accordance with WV State Code §18A-2-12, WV State Board Policy 5310 and Mineral County Board of Education Evaluation Policy. 

 

JOB SUMMARY:                       Provide identification, planning, and delivery of speech-language-hearing program

 

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides leadership and support in the identification of speech and language impairments;
  • Provides leadership and support in planning and delivery of the Speech-Language-Hearing Program;
  • Maintains professional work habits;
  • Maintains and upgrades his/her professional skills in order to improve services for students;
  • Plans, prepares, and implements new programs or facilities change in the existing program;
  • Gathers and interprets data for individuals, groups, or programs;
  • Collaborates with school personnel and/or parents to coordinate the delivery of services to students or others;
  • Serves as consultant to classroom teachers when assigned to School Based Assistance Team or when requested by Director of Special Education or principal;
  • Completes screening of pupils as member or chairman of a school screening team when assigned;
  • Helps with evaluation and re-evaluation of pupils as assigned;
  • Participates in Eligibility Committee meetings and individualized education program (IEP) meetings as appropriate;
  • Completes individualized educational programs for all pupils served in their program by date of review;
  • Maintains a notebook on pupils enrolled in her/his program that includes a copy of the individualized education program;
  • Maintains data related to assessment of individualized education program objective;
  • Delivers speech, language, and hearing screening and diagnostic services;
  • Selects pupils with significant communication problems for placement in speech and language therapy. Selection is based on a complete evaluation, written report and eligibility meeting;
  • Develops a plan for provision of appropriate therapeutic services to meet the needs of the pupils to be enrolled;
  • Consults with classroom teachers, principals, and other professionals and conveys pertinent information to them;
  • Plans and conducts parent conferences which would include providing information, support, and counseling, when appropriate;
  • Provides appropriate follow up procedure on pupils dismissed from therapy;
  • Reviews all relevant files on pupils;
  • Uses appropriate and efficient record keeping and evaluation systems;
  • Refers pupils to cognizant personnel;
  • Checks quality/distortion of hearing aids on weekly basis;
  • Serves as liaison with an audiologist if needed;
  • Maintains records and submits monthly reports to RESA for Medicaid eligible services;
  • Adheres to Employee Code of Conduct as outlined in Mineral County School’s Policy 3210; and
  • Performs other duties deemed appropriate and assigned by the Superintendent and/or immediate supervisor(s).

 NOTE: Speech Assistants will be hired when a fully certified speech pathologist is not available.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s Degree in Speech Pathology or WV Professional Support Certificate endorsed for Speech Language Pathologist; and
  • Criminal background check conducted pursuant to WV Code §18-5-15c and/or §18A-3-10, as appropriate.

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 individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

The employee shall remain free of any alcohol or non-prescribed drugs while in the workplace. Alcohol and controlled substance which affects employee productivity, safety or judgment in the workplace will not be tolerated.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described 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 reach, stand, walk, lift, grasp, write, talk, hear, see, use technology such as computers and multimedia equipment, and use repetitive motions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may frequently lift and/or move at least 10 pounds of materials. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, the ability to adjust focus. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff members.

 

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. Most commonly, the educational setting is indoors. The noise level in the work environment is low to moderate (20-60 dB).

 

 

The information contained in the job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of duties performed by this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned by the Superintendent or his/her designee.

 

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