Speech Language Pathologist
Sweetwater County School District #1 - Rock Springs, WY

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THIS POSITION IS FOR THE 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR.

Nature and Scope of Job :
To
act under the general direction of the building principal of the assigned
school(s). To evaluate and develop an educational plan to meet the specific
needs of students who would qualify for Speech (articulation) or Language
deficiencies as diagnosed via referral for special needs programming as defined
by local rules and regulations, state rules and regulations, and federal rules
and regulations governing students with disabilities.

Job Functions:
Essential

Functions:
1. Evaluates
and diagnoses specific articulation or language deficits of referred students
within the school(s) they are assigned.

2. Designs
and develops an Individual Education Plan (IEP) for each student that meets the
qualifications for direct services for articulation or language deficiency.

3. Coordinates
the efforts and completes all necessary paperwork and forms to enroll a student
in Special Education Programs within the school district.

4. Collaborates
with all teaching staff in development of a variety of strategies to meet the
educational needs of all students within the building.

5. Promotes
positive public relations with the community and within the school district by
using positive verbal and non-verbal communication and interaction skills at
all times.

Other Functions :
1. Follows
all school district policies and procedures.

2. Assists
with the screening activities of students at each building they are assigned
to.

3. Assists
and/or develops new programs as necessary to meet the needs of identification
of potential and existing special programs students in the area of articulation
or language deficiency.

4. Performs
other duties as assigned by the building principal.

Job

Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skills and Mental Ability:
Knowledge
of Public law 101-476 (I.D.E.A.), Rules and Regulations governing Students with
Disabilities in Wyoming Public Schools, and local rules and regulations
governing services to students with disabilities.

Knowledge
of computerized Special Education Program in IBM AS400.

Knowledge
of basic computer commands to run software related to word processing
applications on a personal computer.

Ability
to follow and successfully complete both written and oral directions.

Ability
to enunciate clearly and communicate positively throughout the work day.

Ability
to calculate accurately.

Possess
visual acuity, aided or non-aided, to read and interpret accurately written
reports of a technical nature.

Possess
the skills necessary to write written reports of a technical nature and have
the skills necessary to paraphrase the same to parents or other staff members
in a fashion that everyone is able to understand.

Ability
to work with various personality types. Possess sound emotional judgement.

Education, License, Certification or Formal
Training

Proper
certification issued by the Wyoming Department of Education for position of
Speech Therapist or Speech Pathologist.

Clinical
experience either by working within a public school or completion of required
clinical experiences as prescribed by a training program to be eligible for
certification by the Wyoming Department of Education.

A
minimum of a Master's Degree in the area of Speech Therapy or Speech Pathology
from an accredited university or college.

Equipment Used:
Personal
Computer Adding
Machine/Calculator

Typewriter Video
Play-back Equipment

Photocopy
Machine Assistive
Technology Equipment

Physical Demands:
Possess
visual acuity and stamina to work at a computer monitor for at least part of
each day Possess sufficient strength to lift boxes or equipment that may weigh
as much as 25 pounds and be able to move them as far as 50 feet.

Possess
stamina to remain seated for periods as long as one hour without discomfort.

Environmental Demands:
Air
conditioned buildings.

Occasional
exposure to weather extremes.

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