Speech Language Pathologist Assistant

SLPA Related Service Provider Job Description Speech language pathologist assistants will work along side the SLP to carry out activities to address goals on Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for each student. Under the direction of the SLP, they organize and assign activities that are specific to each student’s abilities and provide supervised therapies related to their areas of need determined by the IEP. Qualifications Good communication skills Language skills Mathematical Skills Reasoning Ability Knowledge Skills and Abilities 1. Communication skills. The SLPA, under the guidance of the SLP may discuss student’s needs and performances with general education teachers and the SLP. They also explain difficult concepts in terms that students with learning disabilities can understand. 2. Critical-thinking skills. The SLPA will learn to assess students’ progress and use the information to adapt lessons to help them learn. 3. Interpersonal skills.The SLPAs regularly work with general education teachers, school counselors, and administrators to implement Individualized Education Programs. As a result, they need to be able to build positive working relationships. 4. Patience. Working with students with special needs and different abilities can be difficult. Special education assistants should be patient with each student, as some may need the instruction given aloud, at a slower pace, or in writing. 5. Resourcefulness. SLPAs must develop different ways to present information in a manner that meets the needs of their students. They also help general education teachers adapt their lessons to the needs of students with disabilities. General Responsibilities 1. Providing service under the direction of the SLP to students according to students’ IEP. 2. Consulting with teaching teams to develop and implement curriculum modifications and appropriate classroom strategies. 3. Documenting all work with students for Medicaid logs. 4. Contributing to treatment notes and progress reports. Physical Requirements: 1. Requires the ability to sit and/or stand for prolonged periods. 2. Requires the ability to manually move, lift, pull or push heavy objects or materials. 3. Requires the ability to stoop, bend and reach. 4. Must be able to work in semi-noisy and crowded environments. 5. Ability to pay close attention to detail and coordinate various activities simultaneously. 6. Requires regular attendance and/or physical presence at the job.

East Central KS Coop in Ed USD 614 East Central KS Coop in Ed USD 614
District contributes $285 per month toward a single payer BC/BS policy. SLPAs start at a level 3 para pay ($10.85 per hr.) and are given credit for education and experience. Those with a BA or higher begin at $13.35.
Job Start Date: February-1-2019
Applications Due By: March-1-2019

Job Contact Information

Daniel Wray - dwray@eckce.com - 785-594-2737 ext 200

Employer Information

East Central KS Coop in Ed USD 614 www.eckce.com


East Central Kansas Cooperative in Education serves the Baldwin, Eudora and Wellsville School Districts.  We are conveniently situated only minutes from Lawrence and less than 50 miles from the Kansas City area.  We offer three great districts and communities in which to work.  

Our mission statement is:

to facilitate the success of students with special needs through an individualized approach that establishes an environment where students can grow, learn and  become contributing members of society.

Please browse our website at www.eckce.com to become familiar with us.

Employer Address: 600 High Street Baldwin City, Kansas

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