The Allegheny Intermediate Unit is seeking Long Term Substitute Speech Language Pathologists to work in various locations and settings in Allegheny County. This is an excellent opportunity for recent graduates to work toward obtaining their CCCs or for any SLP interested in beginning a career at the AIU.
Our speech pathologists instruct students in individual, small group, and classroom settings throughout Allegheny County, serving public schools, non-public schools, specialized settings and our three special education centers. Plus full–time language classrooms for kindergarten and first grade students; Diagnosticians for third party Speech/Language evaluations or consultations; Requests for specialists in auditory processing, feeding, swallowing, and autism; Professional development and consultation.
ASHA and Act 48 continuing education credits.
Job Title: Itinerant Speech-Language Pathologist
Responsible for the planning and organizing of a program of instructional and therapeutic services provided to students in the district schools in order to meet the needs of the student with Speech and/or Language impairments.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Screens/evaluates students to determine eligibility for Speech-Language services and appropriate service delivery model.
- Participates in MDT, IST paperwork/conferences to ensure compliance with PDE regulations regarding students with special needs.
- Assists in the development and writing of comprehensive evaluation reports, re-evaluation reports, & IEPs following required compliance timelines.
- Schedules students effectively, efficiently to receive speech-Language services.
- Determines and implements individual/group/classroom/consultation therapeutic services to students with Speech/Language disorders in order to assist academic needs.
- Utilizes best practices, curriculum materials, teaching methods, in planning lessons.
- Provides appropriate therapy to identified students in the areas of articulation, phonology, receptive and expressive language, fluency, voice disorders, pragmatics, AAC, and dysphagia.
- Programs and maintains augmentative communication devices for caseload students.
- Participates as the lead in trials for augmentative devices, maintains complete and accurate data on devices trialed, and assists in the determination of augmentative communication devices.
- Attends scheduled Dysphagia evaluations during the school year and disseminates information back to appropriate school personnel with findings.
- Provides ongoing trainings to AIU run school staff in the best practice of Dysphagia.
- Monitors student progress in/out of the Speech-Language environment based on data acquired, work demonstrated, and observation. Prepares progress reports and other state/district/program mandated paperwork/forms following stated guidelines and timelines.
- Prepares and completes ACCESS billing for specific students.
- Maintains complete working files of student records including all state mandated forms.
- Ensures and maintains student confidentiality and protects student data in accordance with HIPAA/FERPA regulations and with the AIU policy.
- Completes programmatic paperwork including yearly calendars, weekly and daily schedules, monthly rosters, and program statistical reports.
- Prepares and maintains an inventory of current textbook, instructional materials, diagnostic assessments, and technological equipment to ensure that such items are readily accessible for use in the instructional activities.
- Maintains Act 48 hours and ASHA CEUs as required for certification standards in order to keep current certification in the profession of Speech-Language Pathology.
- Maintains a professional demeanor at all times, following all AIU policies, building procedures and Pennsylvania professional code of conduct.
- Works collaboratively with co-workers; including the proper management of support staff within the classroom.
- Utilizes e-mail, Microsoft Office programs, and student informational systems (i.e. IEP Writer) to manage communication, information and records.
- Valid PA Certification in Special Education, Speech and Language Impaired K-12 required.
- Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology required.
- Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) of the American Speech-Language Association OR Clinical Fellowship Year option in the area of Speech Pathology preferred.
- Experience working with school age population preferred.
- Ability to comply with the AIU Conduct Policy.
- Current Act 114, Act 34 and Act 151 required prior to an offer (Must be dated within 1 year of hire date).
- School Personnel Health Record (Form H511.340 (8/2011)) must be completed and received by Human Resources prior to hire date.
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.
When performing activities throughout the day related to the education of students, the teacher spends the majority of the day sitting/walking to and from classrooms. Working with students may entail kneeling or squatting, stooping and bending from 50-70 degrees at the waist on an occasional to frequent basis.
The teacher must see and hear on a continuous basis as well as speak frequently. Positions may vary from standing, sitting or walking. On a rare occasion it may be necessary to move quickly, or run. The teacher must have manual dexterity to use office equipment, manipulate books and other learning materials, and assist students with various activities. The teacher must have repetitive movement of fingers and hands for keyboarding.
- Be able to lift or carry up to 25 pounds.
- Be able to bend or twist at the neck and back.
- Specific vision includes peripheral vision, close vision, and color vision.
The information contained in this job description is for compliance with American Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.
The information contained in this job description is for compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.
Disclaimer: The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of this position.
Reports To: Speech and Language Program Supervisor
Department: Special Education
Salary and Benefits: $170/day plus mileage as applicable, health, dental and vision benefits, professional development, PSERS, paid sick days
To Apply: Send resume and PA Speech Language Teaching Certificate to HRWEB@aiu3.net and include "LTS SLP" in the subject line.