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Speech Language Pathology Assistant for the School Year

Company: Onslow County Public Schools
Location: Jacksonville
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Position Type: Student Support Services/Speech Language Pathology AssistantDate Posted: 4/4/2022Location: Location may varyClosing Date: Open Until FilledPOSITION TITLE: Speech Language Pathology Assistant REPORTS TO: Exceptional Children Director BEGINNING DATE: Open Until FilledNATURE OF WORK: An employee in this class administers direct and indirect intervention for students to assist a speech-language pathologist in the provision of clinical-educational services for students with speech-language disorders. The work is guided by therapeutic protocols, a task by task plan written by the supervising speech-language pathologist. The assistant is expected to use individually designed interventions based upon the unique clinical-educational needs of each student. The assistant's work with students is under direct supervision by the speech-language pathologist; however, the assistant is expected to recognize when changes in a student's needs require assistance from the supervising speech-language pathologist. Errors in service could cause serious harm to students and potential liability for the supervising speech-language pathologist, the school system, and the assistant. The assistant works under the supervision of a speech-language pathologist licensed by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech and Language Pathologists and Audiologists. The assistant requires limited supervision in indirect services.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: Considerable knowledge of childhood speech and hearing development. Considerable knowledge of communication disorders and treatment. Working knowledge of behavioral management practices. Working knowledge of the operation of schools. Skills in obtaining case histories and completing observation checklists. Skills in administering speech-language screening and therapeutic protocols. Skills in managing, operating, programming, and/or monitoring clinical-educational equipment and materials, including assistive listening devices, augmentative communication devices, voice equipment, and computer-based equipment and software. Ability to communicate effectively with students, families and professionals. Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records. Ability to arrange the therapy setting to maintain a safe and positive environment. Ability to develop positive working relationships EDUCATION AND TRAINING: Associate's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology Assisting from an accredited institution of higher learning, community college, or equivalent program; or evidence of successful completion of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution as well as evidence of successful completion of courses developed by the North Carolina Department of Community Colleges. Assistants must achieve a passing score on a competency test approved by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech and Language Pathologists and Audiologists. Registration as an assistant with the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech and Language Pathologists and Audiologists by a supervising speech-language pathologist who is licensed by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech and Language Pathologists and Audiologists, and subject to rules and regulations for speech-language pathology assistants adopted by the Board of Examiners. TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: 10 months SALARY: Salary Grade 64 FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: Direct Student Services: Administers screening protocols. Transports students to/from testing or therapy area. Administers therapeutic treatment protocols written by the speech-language pathologist. Communicates with students and other professionals to meet the emotional needs of students. Obtains case histories and completes observation checklists. Manages behavior using appropriately designed management techniques. Summarizes and records target behaviors during therapy sessions. Indirect Student Services: Performs clerical and administrative functions. Organizes and manages student data and records. Tabulates and scores tests. Arranges the clinical-educational setting to maintain a safe and positive environment. Manages, operates, programs, and/or monitors equipment and materials. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The ability to be physically active, which includes, but is not limited to, standing, pushing, pulling, squatting, bending, sitting, walking. Must be able to stand, sit, or walk for prolonged periods of time. Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds routinely and 30 pounds occasionally. Must be able to facilitate the evacuation of students during emergency situations and/or drills. Must be able to visually, auditorily, and physically monitor student performance and conduct. Must be able to drive to variety of school sites. The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to this job. Onslow County Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. EOE

Keywords: Onslow County Public Schools, Jacksonville , Speech Language Pathology Assistant for the School Year, Healthcare , Jacksonville, North Carolina

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