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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3633448
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : September 14, 2021

Job Description

Job Summary


The SLPA will assist a licensed Speech Language Pathologist in conducting speech, language, and hearing screenings (without clinical interpretation), support students with documented plans or protocols developed by the supervising SLP, collect data on student performance, and provide support in the use of augmentative/alternative communication devices.  The SLPA will be supervised by a licensed Speech Language Pathologist and only conduct duties or tasks that the SLP has determined the SLPA has had the training and skill to perform.


Essential Duties


After demonstration and documentation of competency for the duties to be assigned, an assistant shall only engage in those duties planned, designed, and supervised by a licensed speech-language pathologist, to include the following:

  1. Assist with speech, language, and hearing screenings without clinical interpretation of results.
  2. Assist during assessment of a student exclusive of administration or interpretation.
  3. Perform activities for each session that are routine and do not require professional judgement, in accordance with a plan developed and directed by the speech-language pathologist who retains the professional responsibility for the client.
  4. Document a student’s performance and report information to the supervising speech-language pathologist.
  5. Assist with programming augmentative and alternative communication devices and assist the student in repetitive use of such devices.
  6. Engage in the following activities: Preparing materials; b. Scheduling appointments and activities; c. Preparing charts, records, or graphs and performing other clerical duties; d. Performing checks and maintenance of equipment; and e. Assisting a client with transitioning to and from therapy sessions.
  7. Perform duties not otherwise restricted to the practice of speech-language pathology.

Job Specifications


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 accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified, to perform the essential functions.


Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities Required)


A Speech Language Pathologist Assistant is required to have: a. A bachelor’s degree or associate’s degree and documented training by a licensed speech language pathologist in topics related to the client population to be served; or b. Employment as a speech-language pathologist assistant in a United States jurisdiction within the last five years preceding July 27, 2016. 


Working Conditions & Physical Requirements


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 essential functions.  Must have the ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time; exhibit manual dexterity, hear and understand speech at normal levels; speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly; physical agility to lift up to 25 pounds; to bend, stoop, climb stairs, walk and reach overhead.


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 noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.


Bedford County Public Schools reserves the right to update, revise or change this job description and related duties at any time.


Salary Scale Level   Grade 19


  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Categories : Instructional Support > Speech/Language Assistant
    Special Education > Speech/Language Assistant
    Special Education > Speech/Language Pathologist
    Student Services > Speech/Language Assistant
    Student Services > Speech/Language Pathologist
  • Contact Information

    • Adam Hazelwood
    • 310 S Bridge St
    • Bedford, Virginia 245232706

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