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Speech Language Pathologist Assistant

Skagit Preschool and Resource Center

Skagit Preschool and Resource Center

Mt Vernon, WA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2023

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must hold an associate’s degree in speech language pathology assistant and have a valid Washington State certification in speech language pathology assistant.
  • Previous experience with young children and/or children with disabilities is strongly recommended to ensure competency and knowledge in: program planning, development and coordination for children with wide range of handicapping conditions and abilities.

 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

Associate degree in Speech Language Pathology Assistant

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Washington State License in Speech Pathology Assistant, an Educational Staff Associate License for the State of Washington, a current CPR and First Aid Certificate.

SUMMARY

Specialized treatment of speech and language problems by performing the following duties

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES

(Include the following but are not limited to, other duties may be assigned)

  • Plan and conduct speech-language therapy sessions to address goals and objects set by a speech-language pathologist, taking data during speech and language sessions
  • Review individual files to obtain background information prior to treatment to ensure that adequate information is available
  • Participate on teams that develop and implement individualized plans for assigned children to meet individual needs, interest, and abilities
  • Review treatment plans, with supervising speech-language pathologist, to modify, change, or write new programs
  • Maintain records as required by law, SPARC’s policies, and administrative regulations
  • Attend meetings and conferences and participates in other activities to promote professional growth
  • Provide direct therapy for children individually or in small group at SPARC locations
  • Actively engage in a team approach with therapists, teachers, and classroom aids to serve children
  • Educate and involve parents, under the supervising speech and language pathologist’s guidance, with their child’s program in and out of the classroom/therapy session
  • Complete monthly attendance records and Submit Medicaid billing in a timely manner
  • Contact families to inform if ill or need to cancel appointments and contact supervising speech language pathologist of changes

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to spend periods of time

 

  • Sitting on the floor
  • Stooping
  • Kneeling
  • Lifting children up to fifty pounds
  • Bending over/down to children’s level
  • Physically restraining a child (when incorporated in his/her behavior plan)