Speech Language Assistant
PENINSULA SCHOOL DISTRICT
SPEECH LANGUAGE ASSISTANT
This position conducts speech/language therapy activities with students under the direction of a certified speech/language therapist and travels between assigned elementary or secondary schools as necessary.
Reports to Director of Student Services or designee; receives assigned caseload and lead direction from assigned speech/language therapist.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Conducts therapy programs and activities for students, singly or in small groups that will assist the student in meeting objectives as directed by the speech/language therapist.
- Provides therapy support in classroom as appropriate.
- Relays information regarding students from staff to students.
- Travels between schools for therapy sessions; schedules time for direct therapy; plans travel times; checks in with building staff.
- Assists in planning programs for students; assembles materials needed for programs; prepares and updates schedules.
- Prepares speech/language therapy files; files district forms; completes paperwork under direction of the speech/language therapist.
- Contacts teachers, assistants, principals and others for consultation. Contacts parents as needed under the direction of the speech/language therapist.
- Records progress and attendance of students; updates plans.
- Attends departmental, building, and IEP meetings.
- Serves as a team member in designated regular education/special education classrooms.
- Constructs materials for students; modifies materials as necessary and as directed by the speech/language therapist.
- Attends to personal hygiene needs of students as needed; occasionally required to lift and carry students.
- Performs related duties as assigned.
Requires dexterity and precision; may be required to attend to students’ personal hygiene needs; occasionally required to lift and carry students; exposed to infectious diseases; required to travel between work sites.
AFFILIATION: PSE – Clerical
Education and Experience
High school graduation or equivalent required. BS or BA in speech/language pathology preferred. Experience working with speech preferred. Work experience with preschool, elementary and secondary special needs students preferred.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Knowledge of developmental milestones and general children’s development.
- Experience in working with students with communication, learning, behavioral and/or physical handicaps required.
- Demonstrated knowledge of grammar and English usage.
- Ability to articulate clearly.
- Effective written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to establish a positive rapport with students.
- Ability to maintain program records and organize materials.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Ability to follow directions.
- Ability to schedule activities and attend to detail.
- Ability to be creative, resourceful and flexible.
- Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines.
- Ability to follow procedures established by state laws.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and parents.
Speech Language Pathologist Assistant certification (SLP-A)