Williston School District 29
District Position Description
Position Title: Speech Therapist
Department: Special Services
Reports To: Principal and Director of Special Services
FLSA Status: Exempt
Under general supervision, evaluates students regarding the application of a wide variety of therapeutic techniques for rehabilitation of speech, language, hearing, and oral motor disorders.
Education and Experience:
South Carolina certification as Speech Therapist; and any equivalent combination of training and experience, as allowed by state certification authorities, which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Speech Therapists employed by the district are expected to have the CCC endorsement or to acquire this endorsement within a year.
Knowledge of the policies, procedures and activities of the school District which pertain to the specific duties and responsibilities of the position. Knowledge in the methods for developing speech correction plans. Knowledge of the records, forms and reports which must be prepared and
maintained. Knowledge of the proper maintenance of equipment, materials and supplies used in daily activities. Knowledge of counseling methods necessary for handling student academic and adjustment problems. Knowledge of the materials and information which must be prepared for instructional activities.
Ability to provide speech therapy to students through explanation, demonstration and/or supervised practice. Ability to supervise students in various classroom and instructional activities and situations. Ability to assess, diagnose, and treat various speech and oral motor disorders. Ability to operate general office equipment in the performance of daily activities. Ability to prepare lesson plans, tests, and instructional materials for classroom activities. Ability to identify student adjustment and/or academic problems, provide counseling and/or recommend appropriate remedial action to parents. Ability to communicate effectively with students and their parents, District staff, and all other groups involved in the activities of the job.
Duties involve work in school environment that includes standing, walking, stooping, reaching, lifting, pushing, pulling, and sedentary duties. Must be able to talk, read and hear, and effectively perceive and exchange information in a variety of oral, written and/or printed formats. Requires the ability to apply judgment and complex logic in defining problems, collecting information, and drawing valid conclusions. Duties require the ability to effectively teach and counsel students, volunteers, instructional aides, parents, community members and others in providing speech therapy services. Must prepare reports, recommendations, correspondence, etc. in correct form including proper spelling, punctuation, and grammar. Duties require successful adaption to stressors, interpersonal conflicts, tight deadlines, etc. Must be able to record and exchange data and follow or deliver verbal or written instructions. Must be able to effectively operate equipment and technologies used in the diagnosis/treatment of speech and oral motor disorders. Must be able to read, interpret, and apply school/district policies and procedures, and review speech therapy texts, professional journals, etc. Must possess the ability to add and subtract, multiply and divide, determine decimals and percents, and apply statistical analysis. Must be able to compare and analyze information in numeric or symbolic form, and appropriately process color, depth and spatial relationships. Must have sufficient hand, eye and foot coordination to use or operate designated equipment, items, and supplies. Duties of the job require routine keyboard operations and the frequent use of a computer monitor and related equipment. Duties may involve the pushing, pulling and/or lifting of items weighing up to 25 pounds and the exertion of up to 10 pounds of force on a recurring basis.
Conducts duties in a school/classroom environment with little significant exposure to environmental conditions. Requires ability to work under a degree of stress related to duties that require constant attention and working with students. Physical demands are restricted to classroom work requiring the lifting/moving of items weighing up to 25 pounds. Occasional local travel is required; no overnight travel is required. Job requires the operation of standard office equipment.
Supervises students during speech therapy sessions.
Supervises any instructional aides and volunteers assigned.
TERM OF EMPLOYMENT:
The terms of employment detailed in this job description are based on full time employment during an entire school year. Conditions of employment are adjusted for part time employees or individuals who are hired for less than an entire school year.
Performance of this job will be evaluated annually according to Board Policy.
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.
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