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Speech Language Pathologist (44-8465)

at Covington Independent School District

Posted: 10/1/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1059

Job Description



SCHOOL YEAR 2019-2020



SCHOOL/PROGRAM: DISTRICT-WIDE                                           




  • Hold Master’s degree
  • Hold ASHA Licensure
  • Hold valid Kentucky license in the area of speech/language pathology and a valid Kentucky certification for teachers of exceptional children with speech and communications disorders.
  • Have proven ability to work effectively with students, parents, faculty and administration.

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and techniques of speech-language therapy
  • Methods and procedures for assessment and treatment of communication disorders (speech sound production and use, receptive and expressive language, fluency, voice, oral motor, etc.)
  • State and federal laws and regulations regarding special education records, due process and service provision
  • Local school district policies and procedures
  • State laws and regulations governing the practice of speech-language pathology.
  • Kentucky Eligibility Guidelines for Communication Disabilities
  • Principle of training & supervising staff
  • Health and safety regulations


Ability to:

  • Provide speech-language therapy to eligible students.
  • Develop and evaluate the appropriateness of treatment plans (IEPs).
  • Develop student rapport and establish a positive therapeutic atmosphere.
  • Communicate and work effectively with the families of students with disabilities.
  • Work collaboratively with other professionals.
  • Maintain student records and prepare reports as specified by the District.
  • Read, interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. Prepare written evaluations and reports.
  • Remain current concerning knowledge of therapeutic and special issues.
  • Operate and maintain therapeutic and office equipment.
  • Prioritize and schedule work.
  • Meet schedules and timelines.
  • Train and supervise others as needed.
  • Observe health and safety regulations.

RESPONSIBLE TO:                            Directors of Special Education and Exceptional Children

                                                           Building Principal



  • Prepare written evaluations and maintain records that clearly and succinctly document services provided, student progress and discharge from therapy as recommended to the Admissions & Release Committee.
  • Comply with evaluation standards and determine eligibility for services based on the Kentucky Eligibility Guidelines for Communication Disorders.
  • Effectively communicate test results, diagnosis and proposed treatment plans to the Admissions and Release Committee.
  • Participate in the multidisciplinary team process regarding eligibility issues, Individual Education Plan (IEP) development, consultation services and service delivery models.
  • Assure compliance with established state and federal laws, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Prepare reports as needed by the local school district and/or the KY Department of Education.
  • Develop treatment plans consistent with the IEP. Review therapy goals and objectives and make recommendations for changes as appropriate to the Admissions and Release Committee.
  • Employ instructional/therapeutic methods and materials that are appropriate for meeting each student’s goals and objectives.
  • Operate and maintain a variety of therapeutic equipment and train others in use of the equipment as necessary.
  • Assess, select and develop augmentative and/or alternative communication systems and provide training in their use.
  • Participate in hearing screening programs to identify and refer students with suspected hearing impairment and/or middle ear .
  • Supervise and coordinate the activities of any assigned staff. Adhere to state law regarding the type and amount of supervision required for licensed speech-language pathology assistant(s).
  • Communicate with students who have disorders of communication, their families, caregivers and other service providers relative to the student’s disability and its management. Assist in development of classroom activities to meet the communication needs of the student.
  • Communicate with appropriate agencies, schools and other organizations as needed in order to meet the needs of students with communication disabilities.
  • Remain current concerning instructional and technological advances and other matters concerning speech-language therapy. Attend and participate in professional workshops and conferences. Provide in-service training to other professionals and paraprofessionals.
  • Attend staff meetings and serve on committees as needed.
  • Operate office equipment, as appropriate.
  • Provides a thorough assessment and diagnosis of speech, voice, hearing and language problems of children.
  • Develops and carries forth a program of speech and language therapy for those students requiring it.
  • Provides screening to identify speech, language and hearing disabled children at regular intervals.
  • Assists in referrals of individuals to agencies or specialists in the community as appropriate.
  • Compiles and maintains all records as needed.
  • Perform simple checks and maintenance of equipment.
  • Maintains a professional awareness of current literature related to assignment, including working knowledge of state and federal law, Board policy and administrative regulations.
  • Performs other duties consistent with the position as may be assigned by immediate supervisor and or Superintendent.


  • Under the direction of the Admissions & Release Committee, screen, assess and identify students with communication disorders that adversely affect their educational progress. Develop and provide direct and indirect services within the student’s educational setting, based on established IEP goals and objectives. To help reduce or eliminate speech, language impairments that interfere with the student’s ability to derive full educational benefit from the educational program within the Covington Independent Public School District.

SALARY:   *Based on rank and experience                  CONTRACT: 185 Days


  • Complete the online application at: HTTPS://COVSCHOOLS.TEDK12.COM/HIRE.
  • In-district applicants complete the Internal Employee (Transfer) application and apply to the posting.
  • Out-of-district applicants complete the Certified application and apply to the posting.
  • Please direct questions about the online application process to Kim Fossett at .
  • For information regarding the position contact Michelle Bertke at or Esther Brady at
  • This position will be filled as soon as possible following the application deadline. All applications will be evaluated and screened.

An Equal Opportunity Employer


Primary Location: District wide

Shift Type: Full-Time

Job Contact Information
Name Michelle Berke/Esther Brady
Title Director of Special Education
Email and

Applications will be accepted beginning
Monday, May 20, 2019 12:00 AM
(Central Standard Time)