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

Speech Language Pathologist Assistant

Speech Language Pathologist Assistant

MINERAL COUNTY SCHOOLS

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

 

POSITION:                                   SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST ASSISTANT

 

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR(S): Principal, Certified Speech Language Pathologist, Director of Special Education

 

FLSA/CONTRACT STATUS:     Exempt

 

EMPLOYMENT TERM:             Minimum 200 days annually, pursuant to WV Code §18A-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 annually by 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 services to students with communication disorders under the guidance and direction of a certified speech language pathologist.

 

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

The following tasks may be designated to a speech-language pathology assistant:

  • Conducts speech-language screenings (without interpretation) following specified screening protocols selected by the supervising speech-language pathologist;
  • Provides direct therapy to identified students;
  • Follows goals and objectives identified on the IEP and plans developed by the supervising speech-language pathologist;
  • Documents student progress toward meeting established goals and objectives as stated in the IEP and reports this information to the supervising speech-language pathologist;
  • Assists the speech-language pathologist during assessment of students, as directed;
  • Assists with informal documentation (e.g., tallying notes for the speech language pathologist to use), prepares materials and assists with other clerical duties as assigned by the speech language pathologist;
  • Schedules activities, prepares charts, records, graphs, or otherwise display data;
  • Performs checks and maintenance of equipment;
  • Participates with the speech-language pathologist in research projects, staff development and public relations programs, as deemed appropriate by the speech-language pathologist;
  • Assists in the implementation of assistive technology devices and services as deemed appropriate by the speech-language pathologist;
  • Completes progress notes-School Based Targeted Case Management. 

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

  

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in speech pathology or communication disorders from an accredited institution;
  • Receive the recommendation of the district superintendent verifying that the applicant is the most qualified candidate for the position and that no fully certified speech-language pathologist has applied for the available position;
  • Complete Form 38 (Temporary Authorization) and Form 38A (Temporary Authorization for Speech Assistant) and submit to the West Virginia Department of Education, Office of Professional Preparation;
  • 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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MINERAL COUNTY SCHOOLS: 36 Baker Place, Keyser, WV. 26726      |      Phone: 304-788-4200      |      Fax: 304-788-4204
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