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Speech and Language Pathologist/Speech Language Pathology Assistant - PRN

companyJoplin R8
locationJoplin, MO, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Position: Sub/PRN Speech and Language Pathologist

Term: Intermittent/Part-time

Classification: Certified/Exempt

Reports to: Director of Special Education

Code: 001.2152.6152.0855.12210.3.000

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If you are a positive and confident Speech Language Pathologist looking for a dynamic career opportunity with an innovative and highly respected educational organization, join the Joplin School district! We are seeking a self-motivated and friendly Speech Language Pathologist to provide services to students throughout our district. You will develop Individual Education Programs (IEPs), interventions and educational materials to minimize the adverse impact of communication disorders, in accordance with state and federal regulations. As a Speech Language Pathologist with Joplin, you must possess excellent written communication skills, to develop IEPs and document student progress and superb verbal communication skills to facilitate collaboration with fellow educators, administrators and parents as well as supervise speech therapist implementers. You also must be able to work independently and be accountable for your work.


  • Appropriate License with the Board of Healing Arts
  • Additional requirements for the Speech Language Pathologist include:
  • Master's degree or higher in Speech-Language Pathology
  • CCC or CFY licensure
  • Experience working with students with autism, multiple disabilities and moderate to severe cognitive disabilities preferred
  • Ability to assess, analyze and remediate identified communication disorders, including articulation, voice, fluency, language and processing
  • Wide knowledge base incorporating evidence-based practices
  • Ability to drive to various school building locations based on your caseload

General Expectations

  • Supports the mission of Joplin Schools.
  • Supports the value of education.
  • Become familiar with, enforce, and follow all applicable Board policies and regulations, administrative procedures, other directions given by district administrators and supervisors, and state and federal laws.
  • Properly supervise students at all times, if applicable to essential job functions.
  • Obey all safety rules, including rules protecting the safety and welfare of students.
  • Care for, properly use, and protect school property.
  • Maintain courteous and professional relationships with students, parents/guardians, other district employees, and the public.
  • Communicate effectively with supervisors, department staff, all members of the school district, and the community as required.
  • Provides excellence in customer service both internally and externally.
  • Complies with privacy rights and safeguards confidential and/or sensitive information pertaining to staff and students.
  • Reacts to change productively and receive and transmit constructive criticism as it relates to job duties.
  • Actively participate in professional development and obtain skills and information necessary to effectively perform job duties.
  • Conduct all official business in a professional and timely manner, utilizing district technology resources.
  • Arrive to work and leave work at the time specified by supervisors and attend all required meetings pertinent to the position.
  • Maintains accurate records and filing systems for accountability and audit purposes as required by law and Board policy.
  • Solve practical problems utilizing math functions as needed to complete job duties.
  • Read and interpret documents such as work orders, safety rules, and handbooks and apply to job duties.

Essential Functions:

  • An individual who holds this position is required to:
  • Provide instruction to students in small and large groups
  • Create and implement a classroom management system
  • Support student behavior needs as appropriate
  • Create therapy plans and implement them based on IEP goals and needs
  • Collaborate with professional colleagues on IEP teams
  • Collect progress data on student IEP goals
  • Participate in building, grade level, and subject area committees
  • Participate in professional development activities
  • Complete and submit forms and required reports in a timely manner
  • Communicate regularly with parents regarding progress and other educational concerns
  • Participate as a member of an IEP team, 504 team or other student assistance teams as requested
  • Implement special educational plans such as 504 plans, individual educational programs and individual health plans
  • Report suspected abuse, neglect, discrimination and harassment as directed by Board policy
  • Prepare lesson plans for use by a substitute teacher
  • Subject area teachers may have additional duties and responsibilities

Supervisory Duties

  • Supervise students at all times

Physical Demands

  • An individual who holds this position must have the ability to:
  • Speak and hear in an environment where numerous conversations and activities may be taking place simultaneously
  • Move around the classroom
  • Read handwritten or printed material


Regular and consistent attendance is an essential function of this position.

The work conditions and environment described here are representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Conditions and Environment

The individual who holds this position will regularly work in a school environment that is noisy and active. Occasionally the individual will be required to work outdoors for short periods of time to perform such tasks as loading and unloading students from district transportation and supervising recess.

Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.

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