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Speech Language Pathologist

at J.O. Combs Unified School District

Posted: 9/30/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2529

Job Description

Position Goal

The Speech Language Pathologist plans and provides direct therapy services to eliminate or reduce delays or impairments in articulation and receptive and/or expressive language that interfere with student’s ability to receive full benefit from their academic instruction.


Qualifications:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential duties and responsibilities of this position. 

  • Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology/Communication Disorders
  • Certificate of Clinical Competency from the AZ Dept. of  Education preferred
  • Current state license to practice speech therapy in the state of Arizona
  • Working knowledge of IEP development
  • Knowledge of speech and language strategies required to reduce or eliminate communication delays in students PK-secondary
  • Knowledge of AZ statute and IDEA guidelines for the delivery of speech and language services
  • Ability to travel to more than one work location in the course of the day as assigned
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing in a clear and logical manner.
  • Ability to establishing rapport with students, parents, faculty and staff.
  • Ability to manage time effectively
  • Ability to maintain all timelines in relation to state statute and IDEA regulations
  • Ability to draft goals and present levels of performance for SLP review
  • Ability to implement instructional strategies based on SLP assessments
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, parents, colleagues, administration and the community; 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:   

  1. Supports the Mission, Vision and goals of J.O. Combs Unified School District.
  2. Assess students with speech or language disorders and determine eligibility for services.
  3. Develop annual IEPs and complete 3-year re-evaluations.
  4. Develop daily speech services schedule.
  5. Plan and provide appropriate individual and group therapy to students consistent with speech/language goals contained in Individual Education Program (IEP).
  6. Collaborate with classroom teachers to plan and implement classroom based activities to improve oral and written language skills of students.
  7. Select appropriate materials, equipment, and supplies for therapy.
  8. Serve as a team member at a student’s IEP meeting
  9. Provides professional advice and consultation to staff related to communication needs and services in the schools for the response to intervention process.
  10. Act as case manager for speech language only special education students
  11. Documents students’ progress towards meeting IEP goals and objectives
  12. Communicate effectively with parents, teachers and principal.
  13. Register with and complete RMTS and MIPS billing
  14. Maintains records as required by law, school district policies and administrative regulations.
  15. Participate in professional growth activities such as conferences, classes, staff meetings and other opportunities
  16. Attend monthly speech language meetings.
  17. May be required to participate in student’s meetings which occur beyond the staff’s work assignment schedule.
  18. Monitors and assists in maintaining assistive devices
  19. Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor and/or designee.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential duties and responsibilities.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly require to move about the classroom and campus and talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands and fingers to feel objects, tools, controls and to reach with hands and arms, bend stoop, kneel and crouch. The employee have to  lift and/or move up to 25 lbs. Ability to collaborate and work in teams

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


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

Duties may require an employee to be exposed to outside weather conditions including extreme heat or cold, wind and rain. High humidity and/or dusty conditions may also be present.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Salary Schedule: Certificated Non-Teaching Initial Salary Placement

Benefits: As per District policy

Evaluation: Annual

Contract: 10 months, 198 days                                      

Hours:  36 weekly

Reports to: Principal and Director of Special Education   

FLSA Status:  Exempt

The J.O. Combs Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator or the Section 504/ADA Title II Coordinator at 301 E. Combs Rd., San Tan Valley, AZ 85140 or (480) 987-5300. 

El Distrito Escolar Unificado de J.O. Combs no discrimina basada por la raza, el color, el origen nacional, el sexo, la discapacidad o la edad de una persona en sus programas o actividades y proporciona igual acceso a los Boy Scouts y otros grupos juveniles designados. Las consultas pueden dirigirse al coordinador del Título IX o al coordinador del Título II de la Sección 504 / ADA en 301 E. Combs Rd., San Tan Valley, AZ 85140 o (480) 987-5300. 




Primary Location: District Wide

Shift Type: Full-Time

Job Contact Information

Applications will be accepted beginning
Sunday, September 1, 2019 12:00 AM
(Pacific Standard Time)

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