Job Description

NAVASOTA ISD
HR Services

Job Title Speech-Language Pathologist Exemption Status/Test
Reports to Director of Special Education, Grimes County Cooperative (GCSEC)
Dept./School Assigned Campus(es)
Primary Purpose:
Plan and provide speech-language pathology services to students with speech, voice, or language
disorders. Assess students and provide therapeutic intervention to eliminate or reduce problems or
impairments that interfere with their students’ ability to derive full benefit from the educational
program.
Qualifications:
Education/Certification:
Master’s degree in speech-language pathology from an accredited college or university
Valid Texas license as a speech-language pathologist granted by the State Board of Examiners for
Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (SBESLPA) or Bachelor’s degree and valid Texas
Education Agency speech therapy certificate

Special Knowledge/Skills:
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

Experience:
One year supervised clinical speech-language pathology experience
Major Responsibilities and Duties:
Therapy
1. Conduct independent evaluations to assess students with speech or language disorders and conditions
and provide appropriate individual and group therapy to students consistent with speech and language
goals contained in Individual Education Plans (IEP). Evaluate student progress and make determination
regarding therapy services.
2. Develop clinical management strategies or procedures and diagnostic statements.
3. Participate in the Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee. Assist in interpretation of
assessment data, appropriate placement, and goal setting for students with communication disorders or
conditions according to district procedures.

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Consultation
4. Consult with colleagues, students, and parents regarding the accomplishment of therapy goals, the
needs of the student, and involvement in remedial process.
5. Collaborate with classroom teachers to plan and implement classroom activities to improve
communication skills of students.
6. Provide professional development in assigned schools to help school personnel identify and work more
effectively with students with communication deficits.
Student Management
7. Create an environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the maturity level and interests of
students.
8. Establish control and administer discipline according to the Student Code of Conduct and student
handbook.
Program Management
9. Develop and coordinate a continuing evaluation of speech-language pathology services and make
changes based on the findings.
10. Participate in the selection of equipment and instructional materials.
11. Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other required
documents.
12. Comply with policies established by federal and state laws, State Board of Education rule, and board
policy. Comply with all district and campus routines and regulations.
13. May supervise licensed speech-language pathology assistant(s) or speech aide(s).*
Supervisory Responsibilities:
May direct and monitor the work of speech-language pathology assistant(s) or speech aide(s).*
Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
Tools/Equipment Used: Standard testing equipment; standard office equipment including computer and
peripherals
Posture: Frequent sitting, kneeling/squatting, bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting
Motion: Frequent walking, grasping/squeezing, wrist flexion/extension
Lifting: Regular light lifting and carrying (under 15 pounds), occasional heaving lifting (45 pounds or more)
and positioning of students with physical disabilities; controlling behavior through physical restraint; assisting
non ambulatory students

Model Job Descriptions HR Services

Environment: Exposure to biological hazards, bacteria, and communicable diseases; may require districtwide
travel
Mental Demands: Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under pressure

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