Job Description: Speech and Language Pathologist
Guadalupe Centers Charter Schools are a free, open enrollment, public charter school currently serving students in grades Pre-K-12. It is sponsored by the University of Central Missouri. The vision of GES is to empower students to succeed in college and their chosen professions by providing a rigorous and enriching learning experience that develops highly educated, socially conscious, culturally competent, contributing members of society.
Summary: The Speech and Language Pathologist is responsible for assessing and treating students with speech and language disorders. The Speech and Language Pathologist provides training and consultation for teachers as well as maintains all required records.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Other duties may be assigned.
Assessment and Treatment:
- Evaluates students for speech language and social communication disorders.
- Conducts formal assessments for special education process.
- Carries out multiple comprehensive language assessments.
- Conducts Goldman Fristoe Test of Articulation for speech.
- Provides direct services in efforts to remediate errors in speech.
- Ensures that student individual education programs are implemented.
- Works with students to provide therapy to remediate sounds and stuttering.
- Provides instruction in using words, developing words and communicating with others in an individual and group setting.
- Provides consultation to regular education teachers and delivers in classroom strategies.
- Organizes early intervention methods and consults with staff for early intervention.
- Provides subject matter on what is development appropriate for speech.
- Provides training for staff for disorders and how to identify them.
- Designs individual education programs.
- Identify what is development appropriate speech and provides training to staff.
- Coordinates curriculum for IDEA and the Missouri state plan for education.
- Conducts hearing screening assessments.
- Provides pass/fail results to managers.
- Maintains records of services provided for auditing purposes.
- Reports services provided to Medicaid on a monthly basis.
- Utilizes a therapy log and progress reports to maintain records and conformation of therapy provided to be submitted at the end of the year.
- Participates in annual training related to Medicaid billing and SDAC school district administrative training.
- Partakes in administrative claiming Medicaid reimbursement programs for school district.
- Participates in random selections for state of Missouri and provides information and stats related to Medicaid therapy and billing.
- Answers all related questions related to Medicaid therapy such as what therapy was provided, reason for therapy, frequency of therapy and when therapy occurred.
- Provides all information for reimbursement purposes.
- Maintains data to determine progress and mastery for individual education programs and goals.
- Reports quarterly and completes all required special education paperwork.
- Adheres to locale state regulation and ethical practices.
- Participates in student intervention if speech and language concerns are identified.
- Attends weekly meeting if students have speech and language concerns.
- Provides strategies and ideas and screens students.
- Maintains ASHA and DESE certification,
- Must acquire and maintain 30 professional development hours.
- Must maintain 3 year certification maintenance.
- Knowledge of DESE criteria
- Knowledge of IDEA
- Knowledge of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
- Knowledge of Section 504 of the Civil Rights Law
- Knowledge of Missouri State Plan for Special Education and Local Compliance Plan
- Knowledge of standards and indicators for eligibility for speech and language disorders
- Ability to interpret data outlined by Missouri Department of Education
- Ability to interpret standardized assessments with fidelity
- Ability to analyze data for program planning and IP development
- Knowledge of current best practices in the area of speech and language
- Ability to apply standards
- Ability to maintain confidentiality
- Ability to use augmented communication devices
- Ability to use instruments for hearing screenings
- Ability to use recording devices for language samples
- Ability to use smartboards and projectors
- Strong time management skills
- Strong organization skills
- Ability to multitask
- Ability to prioritize
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Detail oriented
- Microsoft Office Suite Excel and Word
- Bi-Lingual English/Spanish
- Ability to learn and adhere to guidelines
- Ability to meet tight deadlines for federal and state timelines
- Strong communication skills written and verbal
- EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
- Bachelors Degree in Speech Therapy or Communication Sciences and Disorders required
- Masters Degree in Speech Therapy preferred
- 1 year of Speech and Language Pathology experience preferred
- DESE certification required
- ASHA certification preferred
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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and talk or hear and sometimes walk and 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 items. The employee is directly responsible for safety, wellbeing, and work output. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as the ability to read handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff.
Application Process: PLEASE COMPLETE AN APPLICATION WHICH MAY BE FOUND AT WWW.GUADALUPECENTERS.ORG UNDER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES. IF A POSITION REQUIRES A DEGREE, PLEASE ATTACH COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS/AND OR/ DEGREE CERTIFICATE TO YOUR APPLICATION. OTHER ATTACHMENTS SUCH AS COVER LETTER OR RESUME CAN ALSO BE UPLOADED AND ATTACHED TO THE APPLICATION.
Guadalupe Centers, Inc. conforms to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are Equal Opportunity Employer, who fully and actively supports equal access for all qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information or Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law, and prohibits retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint, or otherwise oppose discrimination.