Speech Language Pathologist
Lafourche Parish School Superintendent is presently accepting applications for the following position:
- Individual must hold a valid Louisiana Teaching Certificate, meeting the requirements listed in the Louisiana Standards for State certification of school personnel, Bulleting 746 (revised)
- Certification requirements for speech, language, and hearing specialist as outlined in Bulletin 746
- Minimum requirements as stated in SDE Bulletin 746 (revised)
- Training and experience appropriate to the position
- Qualifications should not be established for the individual but rather for the position
1. collaborates with other speech therapists at each assigned school in selecting caseload for the year;
2. plans therapy program for those children in the assigned caseload;
3. incorporates speech/language response to intervention program into weekly schedule as assigned;
4. develops lesson plans in accordance with school procedures/district policy.
II. CLINICAL SKILLS
1. screens students referred by the RtI Team or SBLC for speech and language concerns;
2. administers diagnostic tests in the areas of speech, language;
3. accurately reports all assessment findings and make appropriate recommendations based on same;
4. implements therapy programs according to IEP specifications;
5. appropriately dismisses students as needed.
III. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
1. participates in planned professional growth activities;
2. attends appropriate school and/or speech/language in-service meetings in order to maintain state licensure.
IV. POLICY IMPLEMENTATION
1. performs such tasks and duties as assigned by the superintendent and/or/his/her designee;
2. enforces school-wide disciplinary procedures during the therapy session.
1. uses techniques(s) which develop(s) lesson objective(s);
2. adjusts lessons when appropriate;
3. integrates technology into instruction when appropriate;
4. accommodates individual differences when appropriate;
5. demonstrates ability to communicate effectively with students;
6. encourages student participation;
7. monitors ongoing performance of students;
8. provides materials for home practice when necessary.
VI. SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT
1. serves on task forces and decision making committees when appropriate;
2. assists in implementation for school improvement plan;
1. refers children needing additional services to appropriate resource person(s);
2. submits required program data/documents to Pupil Appraisal in a timely manner;
3. updates IEP annually.
VIII. COMMUNICATION AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS
1. provides clear and timely information to parent/caregivers and colleagues regarding classroom expectations, student progress, and ways they can assist learning;
2. encourages parent/caregivers to become active partners in their children’s speech/language communication.
DOMAIN VIIII: PROFESSIONALISM
1. The therapist grows and develops through professional development as assigned and voluntarily to improve teaching and learning.
• Attends and constructively participates in meetings and professional development activities.
• Uses active listening skills.
• Accepts and recognizes the value of the contribution of others.
2. The therapist shows professionalism in attitude and conduct
• Develops leadership and responsibility in colleagues and students if applicable.
• Demonstrates skills to receive and give constructive feedback.
• Identifies problems and issues and works collaboratively to contribute ideas and find solutions.
• Maintains communication with immediate supervisor, keeping him/her informed of problems, concerns, and significant developments.
• Uses verbal and non-verbal communication in a respectful manner.
• Writes and speaks clearly and concisely for understanding.
• Develops and maintains a safe and caring environment for students.
• Represents the schools and district in a positive manner.
• Adheres to Lafourche Parish School Board employee dress code.
• Treats all stakeholders in a respectful and helpful manner.
• Cooperates with administration in the performance of additional duties.
• Cooperates with building and district staff in planning and evaluation.
• Completes tasks, reports, and documents accurately according to specified timelines and expectations.
• Minimizes bias in self and others and accepts responsibility for his/her own actions.
• Adheres to Board policies and procedures and administrative rules, guidelines, and regulations.
• Adheres to district guidelines relative to attendance. Regularly reports to work on time and works additional hours when deemed necessary.
• Adheres to ethical, legal and professional standards.
• Applies laws, policies, regulations, and procedures fairly, consistently, wisely, and compassionately. • Follows directives as assigned by supervisor. • Refrains from revealing confidential information.
• Uses proper administrative procedures for making requests and resolving conflicts.
**Domain VIIII denotes non-instructional indicators. Deficiencies in these areas shall not be subject to a plan of intensive assistance.
METHOD OF EVALUATION The combination of the applicable measure of growth in student learning and the qualitative assessment of performance competencies and standards shall result in a composite score used to distinguish levels of overall effectiveness.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Other duties may be assigned
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, speak, hear and sometimes sit. Occasionally the employee will bend or twist at the neck more than the average person. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift up to 50 lbs such as boxes of books and AV/VCR carts. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment described here is representative of which an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently exposed to a noise level in the work environment which is moderate to loud.
The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.
Deadline for the receipt of applications is 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 28, 2022.
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Lafourche Parish School Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or qualified disability.