|Job Title:||Speech-Language Pathologist|
|School:||Bosque County Educational Cooperative SSA|
|Campus Description:||BCEC is a shared services arrangement serving the independent school districts of Meridian, Morgan, Valley Mills, Cranfills Gap, Walnut Springs, Iredell, and Kopperl.|
*Conduct independent evaluations to assess students with speech or language disorders and conditions and provide appropriate individual and group therapy to students consistent with speech and language goals contained in Individual Education Plans (IEP). *Evaluate student progress and make determination regarding therapy services.
*Develop clinical management strategies or procedures and diagnostic statements.
*Participate in the Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee. Assist in interpretation of assessment and appropriate placement, and goal setting for students with communication disorders or conditions according to district procedures.
*Consult with colleagues, students, and parents regarding the accomplishment of therapy goals, the needs of the student, and involvement in remedial process.
*Collaborate with classroom teachers to plan and implement classroom activities to improve communication skills of students.
*Provide professional development in assigned schools to help school personnel identify and work more effectively with students with communication deficits.
*Create an environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the maturity level and interests of students.
*Establish control and administer discipline according to the Student Code of Conduct and student handbook.
*Develop and coordinate a continuing evaluation of speech-language pathology services and make changes based on the findings.
*Participate in the selection of equipment and instructional materials.
*Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other required documents.
*Comply with policies established by federal and state laws, State Board of Education rule, and board policy. Comply with all district and campus routines and regulations.
*May supervise licensed speech-language pathology assistant(s) or speech aide(s).*
*May direct and monitor the work of speech-language pathology assistant(s) or speech aide(s).*
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with staff, students, parents and community to create learning environments that support needs of all learners.
• Demonstrated ability to provide campus, engage in problem solving, and contribute to effective team building.
• Exceptional interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
• Knowledge of the integral components and relationships that comprise effective schools.
• Shares extensive knowledge of theories and practices related to systemic change and disruptive innovation.
• Understands student needs in a digital, globalized world and possesses the ability to work with a variety of digital tools and resources that help teachers and students produce powerful original work.
• Demonstrated extensive knowledge of assessment and accountability systems, data collection, disaggregation, management, and analysis.
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Demonstrates exemplary use of technology for learning and administrative tasks.
• Ability to efficiently and effectively manage available resources.
• Demonstrated successes as a leader.
• Possess good listening skills.
• Demonstrate integrity and ethics serving as a positive role model.
• Maintain a positive and professional tone in all communication (i.e. email, written, and verbal).
• Acts as a change agent committed to making engagement central for everyone
Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
Tools/Equipment Used: Standard testing equipment; standard office equipment including computer and peripherals
Posture: Frequent sitting, kneeling/squatting, bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting
Motion: Frequent walking, grasping/squeezing, wrist flexion/extension
Lifting: Regular light lifting and carrying (under 15 pounds), occasional heaving lifting (45 pounds or more) and positioning of students with physical disabilities; controlling behavior through physical restraint; assisting nonambulatory students
Environment: Exposure to biological hazards, bacteria, and communicable diseases; will require travel to several districts
Mental Demands: Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under pressure
|Qualifications:||Education/Certification, and Experience
Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from an accredited College or University
Valid Texas license as a Speech Language Pathologist issued by the State Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathology and Audiology (SBESLPA)
2+ years of experience as a Speech Language Pathologist
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
Advanced knowledge of Speech Language Pathology practices, methodologies, and techniques.
2+ years of experience working with school aged children.
2+ years of experience practicing Speech Language Pathology.
Ability to use the accepted tests and measurements to assess communication disorders and conditions.
Knowledge of evaluation and rehabilitation of speech-language disorders.
Ability to instruct and manage student behavior.
Ability to manage multiple priorities effectively.
|Salary Range:||Commensurate with experience.|
|Benefits:||Full benefits package that includes local leave and health insurance.|
|How To Apply:||E-mail or fax resume, cover letter, completed application (see url below), and supporting documents to:
Dianne Luna, Director of Special Education
Bosque County Educational Cooperative SSA