Evaluate, diagnose, and treat speech, language, communication, and swallowing disorders. Provide training and education to family, caregivers, and other professionals. Provide consultative and collaborative services to teachers, parents, administrators and allied agencies in order to integrate speech and language goals into the classroom, other educational programs, the home environment, and the community. Evaluate and report student progress for continuation or termination of services. Refer student to other professionals, agencies and/or administrators when appropriate.
Provide therapy and evaluate students during school year programming and summer extended school year program (if deemed necessary). Collaborate with school administrators/coordinators for effective planning, coordination and implementation of speech/language pathology programs into the total educational system including services provided during the traditional school year and/or summer extended school year programs.
Keep abreast of best practices in speech-language therapy. Investigate and apply new strategies to deliver student services by conducting or participating in continuing education/staff development.
Coordinate and schedule services in order to best meet the student’s needs.
Complete treatment notes and progress reports in a timely manner and according to school policy. Document all aspects of work with students according to school, state, and national guidelines.
Manage a detailed log of services provided and services missed due to student or therapist absences.
Communicate and coordinate with the head of Therapy Services to ensure school mission, philosophy, and procedures are followed and embraced.
Design and conduct training for parents and families. Engage parents and families in their student’s learning and acting as an ambassador for the school in the community.
Maintain confidentiality in order to protect the student’s privacy. Maintain confidential records in accordance of school, state, and national guidelines.
Maintain individual billing sheets and monthly billing sheets for services provided.
Adhere to all safety policies including all precautions of Blood borne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan.
Contribute productively to the school as a whole.
Attend and participate in school events outside of regular school hours.
Other duties as assigned.
3 years pediatric work experience with all or partial experience in a school setting/environment
Masters Degree in speech language pathology
Licensed in the state of Florida as a Speech Language Pathologist
Certificate of Clinical Competence in accordance with the requirements of the American Speech Language Hearing Association.