Role Mission: The Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) sets ambitious goals for IDEA student achievement and invests in students and families in accomplishing them. S/he will create a powerful learning environment and plan and deliver purposeful therapy in order to close gaps in communication and academic skills. S/he will assess for the presence of speech impairment, track student progress toward goals, and analyze data to intervene and adjust therapy. S/he will seek excellence as an educator and an IDEA team member.
1. The Speech Language Pathologist will plan and provide 100% of appropriate individual and group therapy to students as per State and Federal Statutes and consistent with speech therapy services contained in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) that are aligned to Common Core State Standards, Louisiana Student Standards, Louisiana’s Act 833, and Louisiana Pupil Appraisal Bulletin 1508.
- Review IEPs and ensure 100% implementation of extensive knowledge and provide top quality speech therapy services in accordance with Louisiana Pupil Appraisal Bulletin 1508.
- Create IEPs aligned to instruction with the collaboration of parents, general educators, and special educators.
- Monitor students’ therapy and academic progress throughout the year in order to update goals and request additional testing when deemed necessary.
2. The Speech Language Pathologist will ensure 100% compliance of Initial Evaluations, Re-Evaluations, Initial IEP Meetings, Review IEP Meetings, Evaluation Review Meetings, and Interim Meetings as per State and Federal Statues for students who qualify with a Speech Impairment and receive speech therapy services.
- Ensure 100% compliance by completing Speech and Language Initials and Re-Evaluations prior to due date as per Louisiana Pupil Appraisal Bulletin 1508 timeframe.
- Demonstrate extensive knowledge in the appropriate selection of assessment tools, conducting assessments, interpreting, and identifying students with a Speech Impairment and determine eligibility for services according to IDEA Public Schools Policies and Procedures, Louisiana Pupil Appraisal Bulletin 1508 and Licensing Boards.
- Ensure 100% compliance with IEP Meetings by reviewing Special Education Student Rosters for IEP Meetings and Re-Evaluations due dates on a weekly basis.
- Schedule Speech IEP Meetings and Re-Evaluation ARDs prior to due date with Certified School Psychologist, Licensed Specialist School Psychology, and/or related service providers to ensure 100% compliance.
- Participate in IEP Meetings and update IEPs, use Data-Driven Present Levels of Performance to create Present Levels of Academic and Functional Performance, and schedule of service in accordance with students’ progress and academic needs.
3. The Speech Language Pathologist will follow the correct procedures for obtaining and maintaining records on a regular basis.
- Maintain Therapy Notes, Tracking Logs, IEP Meetings Logs, and Evaluation Logs daily and review with their Manager on a weekly basis.
- Submit Therapy Logs on a Quarterly basis to their Manager.
- Maintain Medicaid records and submit Medicaid billing on a monthly basis.
- Ensure and monitor students’ progress in order to complete progress reports on a quarterly basis.
- Participate in Annual Performance with their Manager and submit required documentation.
4. The Speech Language Pathologist will support the School Building Level Committee (SBLC) and IEP Team in monitoring the Pre-Referral Intervention Plan to ensure the success of all students through high-quality instruction and intervention.
- Communicate a shared vision and shared responsibility to establish and promote the efficient implementation of Pre-Referral Intervention Plan at the school level.
- Support the School Building Level Committee (SBLC) and IEP Team in providing recommendations for the implementation of speech interventions with high levels of fidelity.
- Conduct formal assessments, planning, and scheduling of IEP Meetings alongside the Certified School Psychologist, Licensed Specialist in School Psychology, and/or related service providers in order to report evaluation results within Louisiana Pupil Appraisal Bulletin 1508 timeframe to the IEP Committee.
5. Live values of IDEA.
- Believes and is committed to our mission: that all students are capable of getting to and through college.
- Is driven by outcomes and results, and wants to be held accountable for them.
- Has a propensity for action, willing to make mistakes by doing in order to learn and improve quickly.
- Thrives in an entrepreneurial, high-growth environment; is comfortable with ambiguity and change.
- Seeks and responds well to feedback, which is shared often and freely across all levels of the organization.
- Works in building strong cross-departmental relationships in order to achieve outcomes.
- Embodies IDEA’s core values.
- Provide academic support to general educators and special educators.
- Valid Driver’s License
- Master’s Degree in Communication Disorders from an accredited college or university
- Valid Louisiana License as a Speech-Language Pathologist granted by the Louisiana Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.
- National Certification of Clinical Competence granted by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA)
- Proven track record of personally achieving success and of leading others
- Ability to use the accepted tests and measurements to assess communication disorders and conditions
- Knowledge of evaluation, habilitation, and rehabilitation of speech-language disorders and conditions
- Ability to instruct and manage student behavior
- Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
- One year of pediatric and/or school-based experience in evaluation, habilitation, and rehabilitation of communication disorders and conditions.
Selection Process: After submitting your online application, IDEA will review your materials. Candidates with a track record of success who pass the initial application screening will be invited to a phone or video interview. Candidates who are successful with this second interview will move into final consideration by the hiring manager.
Application Instructions: Please click the button below and you will be taken to the IDEA Schools Job Page. Once there, select “Apply Now” in the upper left-hand corner of this page. You will then be taken to the application portal entrance. After you create a new profile, you will be able to apply directly for this role. If you have already created a profile, you may simply log in to begin your application.
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