Under the direction of the Instructional Coordinator for Special Education and the Principal, the Speech-Language Pathologist offers direct and consultative services to students who have been identified in need of service through established county special education procedures. Typical duties include evaluation of students, development of Individual Education Program (IEP) objectives, service delivery based upon IEPs, and working with school staff to develop appropriate activities. Speech-Language Pathologist may be assigned as itinerant to several schools.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities of Position
Provides direct service to individual or small groups of students.
Provides consultative service to special education and general education teachers regarding students with speech disorders.
Plans, develops, and implements in-service training programs for special education and general education professionals as well as support staff.
Selects materials to meet the needs of students with speech disorders from an established list of approved materials.
Conducts assessments, within required timeline, and produces subsequent written reports.
Develops IEP objectives based upon assessment results and curriculum needs.
Interfaces with the administration, special education building coordinator, professional, and paraprofessional staff at assigned school(s).
Attends and participates in county-wide departmental meetings and completes committee tasks relevant to assessment, program in-service, and materials selection.
Maintains regular, on-time attendance.
Reacts to change productively and performs other duties as assigned.
Holds a Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology or is eligible for a Maryland State Department of education Certificate in Speech-Language Pathology.
Has the ability to coordinate activities and work effectively with professional staff, paraprofessional staff, parents, and representatives from agencies outside the school system.
Has a valid driver’s license and automobile for use.