Speech Pathologist-Lower School

$50,000 - $60,000 yearly
  • Mount Paran Christian School
  • Kennesaw, Georgia
  • Apr 25, 2023
Full time Other

Job Description

Title:                            Lower School Speech Pathologist


Reports To:                 Lower School Head


Qualifications:      Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Disorders/Speech Language Pathology; valid ASHA approved master's degree or higher from a Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC)-accepted accredited institution in audiology.  

Completion of a state-approved certification preparation program in audiology at the master's degree level (level 5) or higher.  

All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently.  The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.


Job Description:         The Lower School Speech Pathologist is given the duty of facilitating the reduction, remediation, or elimination of speech and language impairments which interfere with the individual student’s ability to benefit from Mount Paran Christian School’s educational program.


Physical Requirements:          Lifting and transporting boxes not exceeding 20 pounds; ability to stand for long periods of time while instructing; excellent hearing abilities; physical ability to transport students from one area of a building/campus to another



The Lower School Speech Pathologist is responsible for the following:

·       Ministering to students compassionately and sincerely so they may continue to grow in their faith;

·       Accepting the work at Mount Paran Christian School as a personal calling and identify themselves as ministers of the gospel of Jesus Christ;

·       Teaching subjects at an appropriate instructional level;

·       Providing content development that is both teacher-focused and student focused;

·       Promoting student engagement in order to assess and encourage progress;

·       Supporting and strengthening the learning capabilities of each student;

·       Positive management of the learning environment;

·       Adapting educational materials and equipment for the purpose of providing intervention and/or meeting the individual student’s needs;

·       Assists in facilitating meetings/communications between therapist, site staff, parents, etc. for the purpose of developing plans and/or providing information regarding students goals;

·       Collects data on student achievements for the purpose of documenting activities, preparing reports and/or updating logs;

·       Consults with teachers for the purpose of providing requested information, developing plans for services;

·       Instructs individual students with instruction appropriate supervisor(s) (e.g. phonetic alphabet, vocabulary and language, fluency, oral motor exercises, etc.) for the purpose of implementing goals for remediation of speech and language deficits;

·       Maintains and prepares a wide variety of manual and electronic materials (e.g. charts, logs, records and/or reports) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written reference, conveying information; and/or complying with mandated requirements;

·       Maintains augmentative communication devices and equipment for the purpose of ensuring availability of required tools;

·       Orders materials (e.g. catalogues, testing materials, warehouse orders, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring supplies are available to users;

·       Participates in parent/teacher meetings, in-service trainings and/or research projects for the purpose of receiving or conveying information related to job responsibilities;

·       Researches resources and methods for the purpose of addressing students' functional goals;

·       Works cooperatively with Lower School personnel to accomplish the school’s goals and objectives for the students;

·       Attends meetings, such as faculty meetings, special education meetings and parent-teacher conferences;

·       Schedules interventions using a variety of service delivery models, including classroom intervention; consultation/collaboration and pull-out as appropriate to meet student needs in the least restrictive environment;

·       Applies a systematic workload model to facilitate the organization of the speech-language program within the school;

·       Coordinates speech-language services with student services provided by other school personnel;

·       Collaborates with school personnel, such as teachers and counselors, to best meet the students’ needs;

·       Meets with related school personnel to coordinate specific objectives for individualized educational programs;

·       Maintains records of the speech-language program and prepares periodic reports as required;

·       Transition students throughout the day from the classroom to other areas on the school campus;

·       Maintaining a healthy learning environment for the students;

·       Monitoring and management of students’ behavior, including appropriate enforcement of student behavior rules;

·       Following professional practices consistent with school policies in working with students, students’ records, parents and colleagues;

·       Maintaining a professional demeanor in dealings with parents and students;

·       Maintaining accurate, complete and appropriate records and files;

·       Attending and participating in faculty meetings and other assigned meetings and activities according to school policy;

·       Showing support and high esteem for MPCS;

·       Complying with conditions as stated in employee contract and handbook;

·       Modeling appropriate Christian behavior in speech and actions;

·       Any other duties as assigned.