SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY ASSISTANT
Pasadena Unified School District - Pasadena, CA

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Under the supervision of a licensed Speech- Language Pathologist, assist in providing speech therapy services to identified students in accordance with Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals; perform a variety of duties in support of student case management services; maintain records and documentation on students.

TRANSCRIPTS, CERTIFICATES OR ANY OTHER REQUIRED D OCUMENT MUST BE ATTACHED AND SUBMITED TOGETHER WITH THE APPLICATION

U nit/Degree verification (including equivalency of foreign degrees) must be submitted with the online application as an attachment in the form of unofficial transcripts. Equivalence of foreign degrees must have been reviewed and verified by a regionally
ac credited foreign degrees review agency.

1. SLPA License
2. Transcripts (official or
3. First Aid/CPR Cards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIAL LICENSE OR LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Education: Must possess a SLPA Associate of Arts or Sciences Degree from a program approved by the Board (includes a minimum of 70 hours of fieldwork) or equivalent SLPA degree program (out-of-state training) as approved by the Board (must include a minimum of 70 hours of fieldwork); or Bachelor’s Degree program in Speech-Language Pathology or Communicative Sciences and 70 hours of clinical experience as obtained in a Board-approved communicative sciences program or a Board-approved SLPA program.

Experience: Six months of experience working with individuals with speech and language disabilities in a structured environment. Additional Speech-Language Pathology experience may be substituted for all or part of the required AA degree or equivalent of sixty (60) semester units on the basis of one (1) year of full-time experience being equal to thirty (30) semester units of college courses in Speech-Language Pathology or Communicative Sciences or related field.

Special License or Language Skills:

Incumbents must provide proof of current registration with the State of California Department of Consumer Affairs Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at the time of appointment and maintain current registration throughout employment in this classification. Must possess current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aide certificates from an approved training program. Possession of a valid Class C driver’s license at the time of appointment and the use of a personal automobile

Bilingual Certification: Some positions in this class may require the ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing in a language other than English. The following are examples of languages, which may be desired for specific positions: Spanish and Armenian. Selective certification in accordance with Education Code may be effected to meet this requirement.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Lifting and positioning of students weighing forty (40) pounds or less in wheelchairs, or other equipment, two or more staff members will generally lift and position students weighing more than 40 pounds. Hearing and speaking to exchange information. Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate adaptive equipment. Seeing to read a variety of materials. Bending at the waist, kneeling, crouching to assist students.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Essential duties and responsibilities of this class include but are not limited to:
  • Assists in providing student speech therapy services according to Individual Education Program (IEP) goals and treatment plans developed by Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)
  • Assists with conducting speech-language screenings, without interpretation, using appropriate prescribed techniques and devices
  • Confers with SLP regarding student progress
  • Maintains confidentiality of sensitive and privileged information
  • Provides assistance to educational staff as a case management team member through consultation, training and individual and group activities
  • Documents student progress toward IEP goals and objectives by preparing charts, record, graphs, or other means of documentation
  • Prepares therapy materials and equipment for use in the classroom and including therapy activities such as picture cards, worksheets and audio equipment
  • Adapts or modifies instructional materials as determined by student needs for teacher use in the classroom
  • Lifts and positions students into and out of orthopedic equipment and adjust equipment
  • Inspects, maintains and operates augmentative communication devices and equipment
  • Performs a variety of general support duties such as maintaining records, files and preparing reports related to assigned students, to include reviewing prior year services to see if changes are necessary
  • Drives a vehicle to various sites to conduct work
  • Attends a variety of meetings, workshops and in-service trainings to maintain current knowledge of developments in the field of Speech-Language Pathology
  • May provide input with the development of IEP goals and objectives for assigned students
  • May observe and control behavior and interaction of students according to approved procedures
  • May utilize Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) techniques according to established procedures as necessary
  • Performs other related duties as re­quired

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

Knowledge of:
· Speech and Language Development theories and practices
· Language, articulation and hearing disorders
· General methods and techniques of individual and group speech therapy
· Principles of child development and behavior
· Operation and maintenance of augmentative communication devices and equipment
· Record keeping and basic report preparation techniques
· Applicable health and safety regulations
· Laws, rules and regulations related to assigned program and activities
· Technical aspects of field of specialty
· First aid techniques practices and procedures
· Cardiopulmonary resuscitation techniques (CPR)
· Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary
· Oral and written communication skills
· Proper methods of lifting and positioning students in and out of orthopedic equipment
· Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy

Ability to:
· Assist in providing speech therapy services for identified students according to IEP goals
· Assist with conducting speech-language screenings
· Operate and maintain augmentative communication devices and equipment
· Maintain records and prepare reports related to assigned students and activities
· Monitor and assist in evaluating student progress
· Demonstrate an understanding, patient and receptive attitude toward students
· Motivate and encourage positive learning patterns and behavior to students with special needs
· Observe and manage behavior of students according to approved procedures
· Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others
· Maintain confidentiality of sensitive and privileged information
· Administer first aid to ill students
· Perform basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
· Lift and position students into and out of orthopedic equipment and adjust equipment
· Interpret, apply and explain laws, rules and regulations related to assigned activities
· Understand and work within scope of authority
· Observe health and safety regulations
· Demonstrate adaptability to changing circumstances and priorities within the learning environment
· Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
· Demonstrate confidence, tact and the use of good judgment
· Plan and organize work
· Meet schedules and timelines
· Maintain sensitivity to ethnic, religious, cultural and sexual differences

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