Speech/Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA)
K12 - Phoenix, AZ

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Speech/Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA)

SLP-A will assist speech and language pathologist in providing speech/language therapy services for pupils with communication disorders (i.e., delays in pragmatic semantics, syntax, fluency, and articulation/phonology).

Duties may include:
  • Assist speech-language and hearing screenings (without interpretation)
  • Assist with informal documentation as directed by the speech-language pathologist
  • Follow documented treatment plans or protocols developed by the supervising speech-language pathologist
  • Document student performance (e.g., tallying data for the speech-language pathologist to use; preparing charts, records, and graphs) and report this information to the supervision speech-language pathologist
  • Assist the speech-language pathologist during assessment of patients/clients
  • Assist with clerical duties such as preparing materials and scheduling activities as directed by the speech-language pathologist
  • Perform checks and maintenance of equipment
  • Support the supervising speech-language pathologist in research projects, in-service training, and public relations programs
  • Assist with departmental operations (scheduling, record keeping, safety/maintenance of supplies and equipment)
  • Collect data for monitoring quality improvement
  • Exhibit compliance with regulations, reimbursement requirements, and speech-language pathology assistant's job responsibilities
  • Follows established treatment plans for the purpose of facilitating students’ progress on communication/educational goals.
  • Instructs students in the use of appropriate communication technologies (e.g., hearing aids, augmentative communication devices) for the purpose of minimizing the adverse educational impact of communication disorders and improving student success in the classroom.
  • Maintains files and/or records (e.g., progress reports, activity logs, treatment plans, required documentation, and reports) 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, team meetings) for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information.
  • Prepares, under direction of Speech and Language Pathologist, a wide variety of written materials (e.g. activity logs, correspondence, memos) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written reference, and/or conveying information.
Creates a daily/weekly/monthly therapy schedule to meet IEP service times
  • Other duties as assigned by Academic Services Director, Special Education Manager or Head of School
Requirements

Requirements:
  • *Minimum Bachelors degree in speech pathology.
  • Minimum of three years related work experience
  • A current SLP-A license from the Dept of Health Services
  • Great organizational and time management skills
  • Proficient in MS Office applications
  • Experience using search engines for research projects
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
Desired:
  • Knowledge and proficiency in virtual classrooms, especially Elluminate
  • Relevant professional organization memberships
This job reports to a master’s level SLP and the Special Education Manager and/or other assigned administrators.

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