Job Description

Position Information

Job Title: Speech Therapist   Exemption Status/Test:   Exempt/Professional

Reports to: Director of Special Education   Date Revised: February 11, 2020

Dept./School: Assigned Campus

Primary Purpose:

Plan and provide speech-language therapist services to students with speech, voice, or language disorders; provide therapeutic intervention to eliminate or reduce problems or impairments that interfere with their students’ ability to derive full benefit from the educational program.



Bachelor’s degree from accredited university

Valid Texas teaching certificate with required special education endorsements for assignment

Special Knowledge/Skills:

Knowledge of special needs of students in assigned area

Knowledge of Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee process and Individual Education Plan (IEP) goal setting process and implementation

Knowledge of how to adapt curriculum and instruction for special needs

Effective communication skills


Student teaching, approved internship, or related work experience

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

Instructional Strategies

1. Provide prevention strategies through in-service training and consultation

2. Follow IEP goals and objectives for children with speech and/or language impairments

3. Provide speech and/or language services through a variety of services delivery models to children in need

4. Provide information to parents, children, and teachers regarding speech and/or language impairments

5. Compile, maintain and file all records and other documents required by federal, state, or district policies

Student Growth and Development


1. Establish and maintain open communication by conducting conferences with parents, students, principals, and teachers.

2. Maintain professional relationships with parents, students, and colleagues.

3. Participate in staff development activities to improve job-related skills.

4. Keep informed of and comply with federal, state, district, and school regulations and policies for special education teachers.

5. Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required.

6. Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serve on staff committees as required.

7. Follow district safety protocols and emergency procedures.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Direct the work of instructional aide(s).

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

Tools/Equipment Used : Personal computer and peripherals, and other instructional equipment

Posture: Prolonged standing; frequent kneeling/squatting, bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting

Motion: Frequent walking

Lifting: May require regular heavy lifting (45 pounds or more) and positioning of students with physical disabilities, control behavior through physical restraint, assist nonambulatory students, and lift and move adaptive and other classroom equipment; may work prolonged or irregular hours

Environment: Exposure to biological hazards

Mental Demands: Maintain emotional control under stress

This document describes the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.

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