Speech Language Pathologist

  • Greenwood 52
  • Jan 23, 2023
Other K-12 Other

Job Description

Speech Language Pathologist

FLSA:    Exempt


Serves as a communication specialist who works with both general education and special education population with language handicaps, articulation deficits, disfluencies and voice disorders.



  • Demonstrates appropriate verbal and written communication skills.

  • Performs routine duties and tasks with little or no direct supervision.

  • Participates in extracurricular activities and/or serves on designated committees.

  • Demonstrates loyalty to the school, school system and administrators.

  • Performs other duties as assigned by the principal.


  • Serves as a resource to school and staff members in the development of a balanced program for oral communication and speech improvement.

  • Assists and guides teachers in observing, describing, and referring suspected and identified speech and language  impairments.

  • Provides a thorough assessment and diagnosis of speech, voice, and language impairments.

  • Provides screening to identify speech handicapped children at regular intervals and at specified levels.

  • Assists in proper referrals of individuals to agencies and specialists in the community.

  • Provides appropriate individualized programs of therapy to meet individual students’ needs and correct existing  speech or language handicaps.

  • Collaborates with classroom teachers and other school staff members to implement therapy by suggestions for the  student’s daily activities.

  • Provides information, support, and counseling to parents and families when appropriate.



Utilizes state and system-wide test results and local school grade profiles for developing and improving  the instructional program for all students assigned to the teacher.

  • Develops and implements appropriate instructional activities to increase student achievement.



  • Provides instruction at an appropriate instructional level with content development and building for transfer for students assigned to the teacher.
  • Utilizes a variety of teaching strategies and resources appropriate for students assigned to the teacher.

  • Assesses and encourages student progress by promoting encouragement, monitoring student progress,  responding to adequate and inadequate performances and showing support of students in an appropriate manner.

  • Manages the learning environment by using time efficiently, maintaining an effective physical setting for instruction and maintaining appropriate student behavior in the classroom.

  • Provides adequate information, plans and materials for substitutes.


  • Participates in professional organizations and staff development activities.
  • Shares information with others and applies what is learned to the classroom.

  • Accepts new challenges in a professional manner.

  • Maintains updated license through attending accredited trainings and conferences.



  •  Facilitates home-school communication by such means as holding conferences and sending written  communications; works effectively with colleagues and exhibits the fundamentals of good public/customer service.
  •  Enhances the climate of the building and the morale of colleagues.

  •  Accepts constructive criticism and follows up on administrative actions for improving performance.




  • Maintains a pattern of prompt and regular attendance. 

  • Completes reports, documentation, duties and other assignments in a prompt and professional manner.

  • Exhibits time on task and a flexible, cooperative, progressive and hardworking attitude and style.



  • Complies with school, system, state and federal regulations and policies as related to job requirements.
  • Adheres to the chain of command.

  • Recognizes Cultural Diversity.

  • Maintains confidentiality of sensitive information and material.

  • Maintains a professional appearance as appropriate for job responsibilities.

  • Assures security and accountability for classroom equipment and supplies.




  • Acts in a professional manner and maintains a professional attitude, following school and system policies in regards to students and records when interacting with the public.

  • Acts in a professional manner and assumes responsibility for the total school program, the safety of students and good operating order.

  • Shows initiative and assumes responsibility for all aspects of job responsibilities.


  • Demonstrates knowledge and proficiency in the use of internet and email as applicable to job responsibilities.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and proficiency in the use of other computer applications as applicable to job  responsibilities.
  • Incorporates the use of technology into instruction in an appropriate manner.



Education and Experience:

Licensed by ASHA (American Speech-Language- Hearing Association;  Valid SC Teaching Credential in Speech Language Therapy


Language Skills:

Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical instructions and procedure manuals.  Ability to write reports, procedure manuals and business correspondence. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business communities.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to define problems, collects data, establish facts, and draw conclusions.


Other Skills and Abilities:

Ability to interpret a variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.  Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies.


Physical Demands:

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


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, and talk or hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distant vision.  The employee must be able to hear the difference between bells, buzzers, beeps, horns, etc. The employee frequently communicates through speech.


Work Environment:

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


The work environment may be quiet or loud.  While performing duties of this job, employees may have a higher risk than the average person of being exposed to infection.



The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American Disabilities Act (A.D.A.).  This job description is not intended as a complete listing of job duties. The incumbent is responsible for the performance of other job related duties as assigned/required.



Greenwood School District 52


This employee will serve any of our four schools (Ninety Six Primary, Ninety Six Elementary, Edgewood Middle School, and Ninety Six High School) based on student needs.

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