Speech Language Pathologist (Location to be determined)
Murfreesboro City Schools - Rutherford County, TN

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Murfreesboro City Schools


Speech & Language Pathologist

Departmen t: Special Education

Purpose of Position

Provides diagnostic, remedial, and consultative service for children with communicative disorders; provides consultative services for school personnel regarding children with speech, hearing and language difficulties; operates as part of a multi-disciplinary team

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
  • Directs clinical habilitative educational management for students with disorders of language, speech, and hearing.
  • Evaluate and diagnoses children with speech and language disorder through use of standardized tests techniques and
  • procedures and conveys pertinent information to appropriate personnel. Selects children with clinical
communicative disorder for enrollment in therapy according to appropriate criteria and by state and federal guidelines.
  • Prepare and maintain records and reports as required for compliance with various state, federal, and administrative
  • regulations.
  • Identify student abilities and speech, hearing, and language needs based on the Tennessee State Department of
  • Education guidelines with the IEP team, and develop long- and short-term goals and objectives.
  • Develop a therapy intervention plan that supports the IEP goals, objective/outcomes and implement this plan in
  • appropriate settings and curricula.
  • Coordinate the implementation of goals/outcomes with the IEP team with a provision of continuum of services to
  • students.
  • Document findings, actions taken, and/or recommendations made regarding areas of service and maintain records as
  • required by Murfreesboro City Schools and various state and federal mandates.
  • Assist in the development of student transition plans, programs, and goals.
  • Refers an individual with communicative disorders to available community agencies when their needs cannot by met
  • by the services provided by the district.
  • Provides consultant, resources and supervisory and services in program and curriculum planning; develops and
  • implements training opportunities and in-services for educational staff, parents, and administrators.
  • Devise a treatment program aimed at improving identified areas of function, as they relate to the student’s
  • educational needs and the State of Tennessee Curricula and the curricula of the Murfreesboro City Schools.
  • Attends meeting, training, conferences and travel to a variety of work sites, as required.
Additional Job Functions
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited speech and hearing program certified by the State of Tennessee and the American Speech and Hearing Association. Valid Tennessee credentials and license authorizing service in grade levels and areas assigned. Experience in speech and hearing therapy with children with communicative disabilities in a variety of settings including school, home and clinics and some experience working as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, including working collaboratively with families preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required to Perform Essential Job Functions
  • Knowledge of intellectual, sensory, and physical development of children; of their educational and developmental
  • Knowledge of techniques used in the assessment and treatment of disabilities; and theory for the pediatric
population; speech and hearing therapy techniques commonly used with the communicatively disabled population.
  • Knowledge of normal speech, language, and hearing development; language, articulation, and acquired disorders and
rehabilitation; hearing disorders and aural rehabilitation; clinical methods and procedures and phonetics.
  • Knowledge of physical and psychological problems of communicatively disabled children and their families.
  • Ability to plan, organize and conduct an effective therapy program with children who have speech, hearing or
language disabilities and to apply various methodologies and strategies conducive to individualized instructional needs.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with people (i.e. staff, children, parents, supervisors,) individually and in
multidisciplinary teams.
  • Ability to exert up to ten pounds of force occasionally. Physical demand requirements are at levels of those for
sedentary work. Must be able to lift and/or carry weight of ten pounds.
  • Ability to utilize mathematical formulas; add and subtract totals; multiply and divide; determine percentages; and
utilize descriptive statistics.
  • Ability to read a variety of informational documentation, directions, instructions, and methods and procedures
related to school operations.
  • Ability to write reports with proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar, using all parts of speech.
  • Ability to communicate effectively speech and hearing therapy techniques and goals to teachers, parents, and other
program staff.
  • Knowledge of the policies, procedures, and activities of the School System and State and Federal laws and
regulations as they pertain to the performance of duties relating to the position of Speech, Hearing, and Language Pathologist.

STAFF RELATIONSHIP: Principal and Supervisor of Special Education

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: 10 Months- Teacher Scale

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