Brazosport ISD - Speech Language Pathologist

Job Details

Region: 4
School District/Employer: Brazosport ISD
District Category/Employer: Campus
Position: Speech Pathologist
Assignment Level: Level
  • Elementary
  • High School
  • Middle School
Area
  • Special Education
Job Title: Speech Language Pathologist
School: Brazosport Independent School District
Campus Description: Special Education Services
Date Posted: 3/25/2021
Deadline: Until Filled
Openings: 1
Commitment: Full Time
Description/Notes: Primary Purpose:
Plan and provide speech-language pathology services to students with speech, voice, or language disorders. Assess students and provide therapeutic intervention to eliminate or reduce problems or impairments that interfere with their students’ ability to derive full benefit from the educational program.

General Employee Requirements:
Regular attendance and punctuality
Support and align work with the mission, vision, and beliefs of the district.
Follow and support board policies in areas of related responsibility.
Ensure district resources are managed effectively to maximize resources for student learning.
Share in the development and implementation of district success plans
Actively participate in ongoing development to improve work quality and district contribution.
Model integrity, work ethic, and professionalism as a suitable example for BISD students.


Job Specific Requirements: Major Responsibilities and Duties:
Therapy

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 data, appropriate placement, and goal setting for students with communication disorders or conditions according to district procedures.

Consultation
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.

Student Management
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.

Program Management
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).*
Supervisory Responsibilities:

May direct and monitor the work of speech-language pathology assistant(s) or speech aide(s).*

Working Conditions:
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 non ambulatory students
Environment: Exposure to biological hazards, bacteria, and communicable diseases; may require districtwide travel
Mental Demands: Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under pressure

*Supervisors of licensed speech-language assistants must be licensed by SBESLPA as speech-language pathologists. A person with a TEA certificate who is not licensed may not be a supervisor of a licensed speech-language pathology assistant.
Qualifications: Education/Certification:
Master’s degree in speech-language pathology from an accredited college or university
Valid Texas license as a speech-language pathologist granted by the State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (SBESLPA) or Bachelor’s degree and valid Texas Education Agency speech therapy certificate

Special Knowledge/Skills:
Ability to use the accepted tests and measurements to assess communication disorders and conditions
Knowledge of evaluation, habilitation, and rehabilitation of speech-language disorders and conditions
Ability to instruct and manage student behavior
Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

Experience:
One year supervised clinical speech-language pathology experience
Salary Range: Employment Type: Exempt
Pay Grade: Admin 5
Days: 187
Min: $61,504 Mid: $75,006 Max: $88,507
Benefits: Information regarding employee benefits can be found at the following link:
https://www.pecinsuresource.com/brazosportisd/
How To Apply: Interested candidates can apply through our district website at the following link:
https://www.applitrack.com/brazosportisd/onlineapp/

Contact Person:

Name: Andrea Dickson
Email: andrea.dickson@brazosportisd.net
Address: P.O. Drawer Z
City: Freeport
State: TX
Zip: 77542-1926
Phone: (979) 730-7007
Fax: (979) 266-2486