Tonasket School District

Position Opening: Speech Language Pathology Assistant

The Tonasket School District is currently looking to fill a Speech Language Pathology Assistant position.

Speech Language Pathology Assistant

5 Days per Week, 7 Hours per Day, 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM


General Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the SLP, the SLPA will provide direct student speech services to children with identified communication disabilities. The SLPA will effectively and efficiently support the P-12 speech therapy services and special education program.


Highly Qualified Requirements:


  • Applicants must have an AA degree, or 72 quarter or 48-semester college credits, or documentation of successfully passing the State Assessment
  • State licensure certification for SLP-A
  • Minimum of two or more years of direct service experience in a school setting or
  • Currently enrolled in an SLP-A certification program through an accredited college program (proof of enrollment, active standing required)


APPLICATION PERIOD:
Apply immediately, position will remain open until filled.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
To apply for this position, applicants must complete the online application and submit materials through the online system. Go to the district’s website at: http://www.tonasket.wednet.edu. Instructions for completing the online application are found on the Employment link. Please call the district office at 509-486-2126 for help if needed.

JOB DESCRIPTION

TONASKET SCHOOL DISTRICT

35 DO HIGHWAY 20 EAST

TONASKET, WA 98855


JOB DESCRIPTION

Speech Language Pathology Assistant


Department: Special Education

Reports To: Speech Language Pathologist (SLP)

Next Higher Supervisor: Special Education Director

Salary: PSE Classified Salary Schedule

Work Days/Hours: 5 Day per Week, Monday – Friday, 8:00 - 3:30, 7 Hours per Day.


General Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the SLP, the SLPA will provide direct student speech services to children with identified communication disabilities. The SLPA will effectively and efficiently support the P-12 speech therapy services and special education program.


Essential Functions: (include, but are not limited to the following):

  1. Assists SLP in processing referrals of students for screening.

  2. Assists SLP in obtaining relevant information on students from teachers, parents, and student records.

  3. Assists SLP by arranging and scheduling teacher, parent, and professional conferences.

  4. Prepares clinical materials, treatment rooms and schedules in preparation for the SLP.

  5. Assists in screening students who are referred as directed by the SLP.

  6. Provides direct student services according to the SLP therapy plan.

  7. Record keeping associated with therapy.

  8. Assist SLP in IEP preparation and data collection.

  9. Submits all required paperwork for students in the program in a timely manner.

  10. Implements programmed therapeutic communication programs authorized and supervised by the SLP.

  11. Participates regularly in staff meetings, inservice opportunities, workshops and seminars to develop and maintain job related skills.

  12. Works assigned schedule during the school year and extended school year if needed.

  13. Other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements:

  1. State licensure for Speech Language Pathology Assistant (SLP-A).

  2. Minimum of two years college (90 quarter credits) or AA degree in related area.

  3. Minimum of two or more years direct service experience in a school setting; or

  4. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with children and adults in a supportive role.

  5. Demonstrated ability to follow directions and to follow through efficiently on assigned tasks.

  6. Demonstrated ability to communicate in a professional manner both orally and in writing.

  7. Candidate does not pose a direct threat or significant risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of himself or others.



Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  1. Recent successful experience in special education or regular educational setting.

  2. Knowledge of programs and services for students with disabilities.

  3. Spanish speaking abilities.



MANDATORY CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:


  1. Successful clearance of the FBI and Washington State Patrol fingerprint background check.

  2. Successful Washington State Sexual Misconduct clearance.

  3. Completion of Federal I-9, Employment Verification Eligibility form.

Tonasket School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Steve McCullough, Superintendent, 35 HWY 20 East. Ph. 509-486-2126 email: smccullough@tonasket.wednet.edu


El Distrito Escolar de Tonasket no discrimina en cualquier programa o actividad sobre la base de sexo, raza, credo, religión, color, origen nacional, edad, veterano o militar, orientación sexual, expresión o identidad de género, discapacidad, o el uso de una perro guía entrenado o animal de servicio y proporciona un acceso equitativo a los Boy Scouts y otros grupos juveniles designados. El siguiente empleado(s) ha sido designado para manejar las preguntas y quejas por presunta discriminación: Steve McCullough, Superintente 35 HWY 20 East. Tel. 509-486-2126 correo electrónico: smccullough@tonasket.wednet.edu