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Speech Pathology Assistant

Company: Expatiate Communications
Location: Inglewood
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job description Under the general direction of a licensed Speech Language Pathologist, assists in providing educational speech therapy services to students with speech-language disorders and impairments as prescribed by the Individual Educational Program (IEP).
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
The Speech Language Pathology Assistant position requires specialized subject matter expertise in communication disorders and impairments, works under the direction of a licensed Speech Language Pathologist, and works in a designated classroom or classroom area containing only students with speech-language disorders.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Supervision is provided by a licensed or credentialed Speech-Language Pathologist. There are no lead or supervisory responsibilities.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
The following specification provides a summary of the typical job duties performed, along with the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this classification. Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
Prepares and conducts therapy activities involving picture cards, worksheets, charts, games, and the utilization of computerized therapy applications and devices that facilitate the achievement of speech and language goals as documented in the treatment plans or protocols
Prepares augmented alternative communication software, devices, and/or equipment and assists students for their use in the classroom and therapy activities
Documents student progress towards meeting IEP goals and objectives by preparing charts, records, graphs, assessment and screening notes, or other informal documentation
Assists the Speech-Language Pathologist during speech-language and hearing assessments and screenings of students without clinical interpretation by using and preparing designated materials and tools such as flash cards, bells, whistles, and other related items
Adapts or modifies instructional materials as determined by student needs for teachers use in the classroom
Attends and participates in in-service training sessions, workshops, and staff meetings
Performs related duties as assigned
Job Type: Full-time/Part Time

Job Requirements:
OB REQUIREMENTS
Knowledge :
Speech Pathology equipment, materials, and procedures
Speech and language development in children
Language disorders and rehabilitation
Articulation disorders and rehabilitation methods
English usage, punctuation, spelling, and grammar
Record keeping and records management
Practical learning patterns and behavior
Elementary concepts of child development and behavior
Personal hygiene practices
Basic math skills
Core Competencies :
Professional & Technical Expertise - Applying technical subject matter to the job
Self-Management - Showing personal organization, self-discipline, and dependability
Listening - Fully comprehending spoken communication
Oral Communication - Engaging effectively in dialogue
Relationship Building - Establishing rapport and maintaining mutually productive relationships
Teamwork - Collaborating with others to achieve shared goals
Cultural Proficiency - Modeling communications and interactions that respect and include all individuals and their languages, abilities, religions, and cultures
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT -- This summary provides examples of the typical physical demands and work environment of this classification.
Physical Demands : The work is sedentary.
Sits to assist students with classwork
Lifts objects up to 10 pounds, unassisted, to provide students with personal hygiene care, physical care, school supplies, and/or other related items
Carries objects up to 10 pounds, unassisted, to transport personal care supplies, school supplies, and/or other related items
Rotates head left and right from a neutral position to monitor, supervise, and/or attend to students
Moves head forward and backward from a neutral position to assist students with academic instruction
Grasps and grips with hands to hold and move students, medical equipment, school supplies, and/or other related items
Uses hands, wrists, and fingers repetitively to keyboard student progress
Exchanges information with students and staff to facilitate classroom instruction and ensure safety
Uses near visual acuity at 20 inches or less to facilitate classroom instruction, safety, and other related areas
Work Environment : The environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions.
Work in an indoor, climate-controlled environment
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Experience : None.
Education : Graduation from high school or its equivalent. An Associates of Arts degree and a certificate of completion of a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant's program from an institution of higher learning accredited by a regional accreditation association. Foreign degrees and credit units require translation and equivalency established by an agency recognized by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
Additional Requirements/Information: Possession of valid registration as a Speech/Language Pathology Assistant with the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board.
A valid California driver's license and the availability of private transportation or the ability to provide transportation between job sites may be required.
The company pays top salaries, paid vacation and holidays including sick time as well as quarterly and annual bonuses.
LOCATIONs:
At Expatiate run SPED programs throughout Los Angeles County.

Keywords: Expatiate Communications, Inglewood , Speech Pathology Assistant, Healthcare , Inglewood, California

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