Administer both screening and formal assessments, write necessary reports
Attend Child Study Team (CST) and/or Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) meetings as appropriate or requested
Acts as a resource/consultant with parents, staff, and administration regarding speech and hearing impairments
Provide direct speech-language services to qualified students
Provide itinerant speech therapy services to preschool students including Head Start, ECEAP, and other outside agency students as needed
Develop and implement appropriate Individualized Education Plans (IEP) through MDT process and annual review process
Maintain complete and accurate records of all students referred, screened, and assessed for communication disorders
Maintain complete and accurate therapy records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulation
Perform other duties and responsibilities consistent with district policies and procedures as required
Full-time position, 183 days per year, start 2020/21 school year
Salary per Forks Education Association payscale
The job of Speech-Language Pathologist was established for the purpose/s of identifying students with communication disabilities; planning and implementing appropriate treatment to minimize adverse impact on student success; and recommending treatment plans.
This job reports to Assistant Superintendent.
Assesses students' communication skills (e.g. articulation, fluency, voice, expressive and receptive language, etc.) for the purpose of identifying communication disorders, determining program eligibility and developing recommendations for treatment
Collaborates with a variety of groups and/or individuals (e.g. parents, teachers, physicians, administration, maintenance personnel, team members, other professionals, etc.) for the purpose of communicating information, resolving issues and providing services in compliance with established guidelines
Coordinates meetings and processes for eligible students (e.g. testing/screening, IEPs, parent conferences, pre-referral staffing, etc.) for the purpose of presenting evaluation results, developing treatment plans, and/or providing training to parents/students/staff
Develops treatment plans, interventions and/or educational materials for the purpose of minimizing the adverse impact of communication disorders in compliance with regulatory requirements
Instructs assigned support staff for the purpose of providing information on communicative disorders, use of assistive devices and feeding techniques and/or implementing prescribed treatment plans
Instructs eligible students in the use of appropriate communication technologies (e.g. hearing aids, FM systems, augmentative communication devices, etc.) for the purpose of minimizing the adverse educational impact of communication disorders in accordance with established guidelines and legal requirements
Interprets medical reports within the scope of Speech-Language Pathologist’s experience and goals for the purpose of providing information and/or ensuring that treatment/intervention plans are appropriate
Maintains files and/or records (e.g. progress reports, activity logs, billing information, treatment plans, required documentation, quarterly reports, screening results, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the availability of information as required for reference and/or compliance
Participates in meetings, workshops, and seminars (e.g. training, IEPs, team meetings, etc.) for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information
Performs site visits at multiple work sites including home visits for the purpose of providing therapy and assistance as required
Prepares a wide variety of written materials (e.g. activity logs, correspondence, memos, treatment plans, Medicaid billings, reports, required documentation, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written reference, and/or conveying information
Provides speech-language pathology to students for the purpose of minimizing the adverse impact of speech and language disorders on student success
Researches resources and methods (e.g. intervention and treatment techniques, assessment tools and methods, community resources, etc.) for the purpose of determining the appropriate approach for addressing students' needs
Responds to inquiries (e.g. parents, teachers, staff, students, etc.) for the purpose of providing information and/or referral as appropriate
Transports supplies and equipment to a variety of sites for the purpose of ensuring the availability of items as needed
Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit
Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications
SKILLS are required to perform multiple, highly complex, technical tasks with a need to occasionally upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: applying assessment instruments; operating specialized equipment used in the treatment of communication disorders; operating standard office equipment including pertinent computer software; and preparing and maintaining accurate records.
KNOWLEDGE is required to perform algebra and/or geometry; review and interpret highly technical information, write technical materials, and/or speak persuasively to implement desired actions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: anatomy and physiology of speech and hearing mechanisms and disorders; principles and practices of speech and language therapy; and pertinent codes, policies, regulations and/or laws.
ABILITY is required to schedule a number of activities, meetings, and/or events; often gather, collate, and/or classify data; and consider a number of factors when using equipment. Flexibility is required to independently work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; analyze data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using a variety of standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with data of widely varied types and/or purposes; and utilize a variety of job-related equipment. Problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data requires analysis based on organizational objectives; and problem solving with equipment is significant. Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adapting to changing work priorities; communicating with diverse groups; utilizing specialized equipment in communication disorders; maintaining confidentiality; meeting deadlines and schedules; working as part of a team; working with detailed information/data; maintaining effective working relationships; and translating therapy data into meaningful educational activities.
Responsibilities include: working under limited supervision using standardized practices and/or methods; leading, guiding, and/or coordinating others; and operating within a defined budget. Utilization of resources from other work units may be required to perform the job's functions. There is a continual opportunity to impact the organization’s services.
The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 40% sitting, 40% walking, and 20% standing. The job is performed under conditions with exposure to risk of injury and/or illness.
Experience: Job related experience is required
Education: Minimum of a Master’s degree in job related area
Equivalency: None Specified
Required Testing Certificates & Licenses: None Specified. WA State Teaching Certificate with appropriate endorsement
Valid Washington ESA certification as a Speech-Pathologist/Audiologist
Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology
Strong organizational and communication skills
Prefer prior experience as a Speech-Language Pathologist
Internal Number: 1854
About Quillayute Valley School District
Welcome! Be part of the QVSD Team....Thank you for your interest in employment with Quillayute Valley School District! The Quillayute Valley School District believes that every student will be successful. We also believe in ourselves, our teams, and our district. We believe in the Forks community, and will never give up. We believe in modeling respect, having a sense of integrity, and showing commitment while we are in our schools and in our community, as well as when we visit other communities. It is the goal of our district to hire and retain the most effective adults with the right fit for our student population.