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24 Aug 2023

Full-Time Speech Language Pathology Assistant

Denver Public Schools – Posted by Denver Public Schools Denver, Colorado, United States

Job Description


Traditional 184 work days per year

FTE: 1.0

Salary Range: $25.70 – $29.80/HR 

Essential Functions and Objectives:

– Performs various clerical tasks, including filing and copying.

– Accompanies students from classroom to service area.

Participates in educational facility activities, including committees, meetings, and conferences as requested by the Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP).

Administers and scores screenings for clinical interpretation by the SLP.

Assists the SLP during assessment of students (e.g., set up the testing environment, gather and prep materials, take notes as advised by the SLP, etc.).

Implements documented care plans (e.g., Individualized education plan [IEPs]) developed and directed by the supervising SLP.

Provides direct therapy services addressing treatment goals developed by the supervising SLP to meet the needs of students.

Adjusts and documents the amount and type of support or scaffolding provided to students in treatment to facilitate progress.

Develops and implements activities and materials for teaching and practice of skills to address the goals of students per the plans of care developed by the supervising SLP.

Provides treatment through a variety of service delivery models (e.g., individual, group, classroom-based, co-treatment with other disciplines) as directed by the supervising SLP.

Provides services via telepractice to students, patients, and clients who are selected by the supervising SLP.

Documents student performance (e.g., collecting data and calculating percentages for the SLP to use; preparing charts, records, and graphs) and reports this information to the supervising SLP in a timely manner.

Provides educator coaching (e.g., model and teach communication strategies, provide feedback regarding educator-student interactions) for facilitation and carryover of skills.

Shares objective information (e.g., accuracy in speech and language skills addressed, participation in sessions, response to services) regarding student performance to students, other service providers, and educators without interpretation or recommendations as directed by the SLP.

Programs augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices.

Provides training and technical assistance to students and educators in the use of AAC devices.

Develops low-tech AAC materials for students.

Documents services delivery for each student according to Denver Public School guidelines. 

Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:

– Certificate of completion for Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Program is required.

– Proficiency with Google Suite.

– Effective time management, critical thinking, problem-solving, and organizational skills.

– Effective verbal and written communication skills.

– High degree of confidentiality in all aspects of the work.

– Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities with frequent interruptions.

– The ability to take responsibility for one’s own performance.

– Ability to communicate, interact, and work cooperatively with all people, including those from diverse ethnic and educational backgrounds.

– Aptitude for variety and changing expectations in a fast-paced environment.

– High level customer service and public relations skills.

– Ability to diffuse and manage volatile and stressful situations.

– Willingness to contribute to cultural diversity for educational enrichment.

– Ability to recognize the importance of safety in the workplace, follow safety rules, practice safe work habits, utilize appropriate safety equipment, and report unsafe conditions to the appropriate administrator.

– Bilingual (Spanish/English) a plus. 

Education Requirements:

– Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders with completed SLPA training project is required.

Additional Information:

– Work Year Calendars (including accrued time off): http://thecommons.dpsk12.org/Page/1129

– Benefits (including DPS contributions): http://thecommons.dpsk12.org/Page/1397

– Compensation Structures: http://thecommons.dpsk12.org/Page/244

– Employee must live and work with a permanent home address in Colorado while working for Denver Public Schools

About Denver Public Schools:

Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation.  DPS, comprised of nearly 200 schools including traditional, magnet, charter and alternative pathways schools, with an enrollment of more than 90,000 students.  

DPS has become the fastest-growing school district in the country in terms of enrollment and the fastest-growing large school district in the state in terms of student academic growth.  Learn more at dpsk12.org.  

Denver Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.

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